Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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In two weeks: Rhone Class!
In This Issue:
Rhone Class on December 4th in Durham
Tasty Tuesday: Zone into the Rhone
Saturday Tasting: "A Jump on the Holidays"

Sustain-a-Bull Sale!!!
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We're also Participating in AMEX's
"Small Business Saturday"
  Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed on the holiday in question to gorge ourselves along with the rest of America, likely to the point of lying prone upon our carpets. But we'll be right back at it this weekend, for the start of the annual Sustain-A-Bull sale in Durham and the Shop Local sale in Raleigh. Be sure to throw the horn sign in the Bull City or the wolf in Packtown/ Oak City to get 15% off six wines, 20% off on twelve, and 25% on Just-in-Cases!
   Oh, and if you're looking for something to do with friends and family this holiday season, our very first Rhone Valley Class is coming up on December 4th! It's gonna be real...edutaining!  Read up on all the juicy details in the "Rhone Less Traveled" box later in this email...
Last Call! 
2014's Top Thanksgiving Picks:
  • Chateau Haut Dambert - Entre-Deux-Mers 2013  $11.99
  • Casa Santos Lima - Lisboa Tinto "Cigarra" 2012  $10.99
  • Domaine Gouron - Chinon Rosé 2013  $17.99
  • Dr. H. Thanisch - Riesling Kabinett "Bernkasteler Bastube" 2013  $19.99
  • Meinklang - Zweigelt "Graupert" 2011  $17.99
  • Domaine des Gandines - Macon-Peronne 2013  $22.99
  • Baileyana - Pinot Noir "Grand Firepeak Cuvée" 2013  $22.99
Holiday Gift Wrap
     Nothing is more fun to unwrap than a bottle of delicious, sincere,  estate-grown wine, and we have our team of highly skilled wrapping specialists at the ready to put a special touch on your gift bottles!
  • Four or fewer, we can wrap on the spot
  • Five or more can be picked up the next day
  Descriptions are included!  Gift certificates and Enomatic cards make sublime stocking-stuffers as well!
Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thursday, December 4th
Our Newest Wine Class:
"The Rhone Less Traveled"
7:33 PM @ Wine Authorities Durham
   Join us in two weeks at our Durham location as we unveil our newest intermediate wine class - this one dedicated to the Rhone Valley and its wealth of bold, spicy reds and exotic, aromatic whites. We'll follow the Rhone river itself from it's Glacial Swiss beginnings through Lake Geneva and into the French Alps before reaching the viticultural promised lands that we know collectively as "The Rhone Valley." Learn about its history, its appellations, and what differentiates the "Northern Rhone" from the "Southern Rhone" (as well as what, other than the river itself, ties them together). What separates a Cotes-du-Rhone from a Chateauneuf-du-Pape? What's the difference between an Hermitage and a Crozes-Hermitage? Why are all the names hyphenated? Uncover the origins of the Rhone's dynamic grape varietals and drink...er...taste some outstanding examples of the region's phenomenal wines. Vive le Rhone!
Thursday, December 4th
7:33 PM @ W.A. Durham
$48 Per Attendee 
Tickets: (919) 489-2884 
Tasty Tuesday:
"Zone into the Rhone"
This Tuesday, December 2nd, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Next Tuesday, in rapt anticipation of our imminent Rhone Class, we present three gorgeous selections from the storied valley which won't be included the class's tasting roster! Discover a Viognier-based Bag-in-Box spectacular filled with tropical fruit and floral intrigue, an earthily elegant Syrah-driven Southern Rhone masterpiece, and a worthy ambassador for one of the Rhone's finest appellations - a specialist in profound, assertively-firm Grenache. Volia! 


And don't forget:
Our Tasty Tuesday 15% Half-Case Discount!
After you taste, put together 6 bottles from our Tasty Tuesday lineup, and we'll take an entire 15% off!

This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting 
"A Jump on the Holidays" 
    This week, we're taking holiday planning by the reins and showcasing four tremendous party wines and/or great value gift ideas at our Saturday tasting.   We'll begin with a bright and boldly bubbly Prosecco. Next, we'll head to California for a sublimely winter-friendly Chardonnay which combines toasty, spicy richness with flawlessly firm acidity.
  Our two reds hail from Spain's Aragon (featuring ripe, spicy Garnacha) and Washington State (featuring bold, sumptuous Syrah).  Join us on Saturday and get in gear for the most festive stretch of the year!

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Bedin Brut!

Prosecco Brut Spumante 

100% Prosecco/Glera
(Veneto, Italy)
Prosecco, a Venetian grape associated almost exclusively with sparkling (and semi-sparkling) wines has captured the hearts and tongues of wine-drinkers the world over. Originating from a single contiguous hillside vineyard, Bedin's Brut brings the bubbles, the refreshing elegance, and the fun that we crave in a babbling brook of clean white stone fruit with glints of fresh tropical intrigue...
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Laetitia Chardonnay

Chardonnay 2013

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

(Arroyo Grande, California)

We know Laetitia Winery as the producer of some of our absolute favorite domestic sparklers (which you should also try!), but they make fantastic non-sparkling estate wines in their far-south corner of California's central coast as well. This is a perfectly balanced Chardonnay with interplay between a solid oak base and bright acidity...

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Tempore means time.
Bodegas Tempore
Garnacha "Terrae" 2011 

{Organic} 100% Grenache 

(Aragon, Spain)

The Yago Aznar family continues a long history of respectful farming practices and viticultural sensibilities, evident in their organic "Terrae" wines. Their old vine garnacha grapes ripen on the arid plains where...
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Hyatt Syrah
Hyatt Vineyards 
Syrah 2011 

100% Syrah

(Yakima, Washington State)

Here's a small, domestic winery that's doing it right - crafting great wines at phenomenal prices! This Syrah is a perfect example of Washington state's affinity for this grape, or is it vice versa? Bridging the styles of French and Australia for this grape, it brings both spice and lush fruit without being heavy or overripe...
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Six for Sixty

Here's our deal this month; a package of six reds or six whites for $60 plus tax.  You can double down and buy two: one of each or two of one for $110 plus tax.  Sorry, no other discounts apply.

Show me the six

Show me the six

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on the Enomatic
in Durham:
Here's what's on tap, subject to change on a whim or fancy

Whites (48˚F):



Pinot Gris

$17.99 on sale


Chateau La Colombière

Bouysselet Blanc 

"Le Grand B" 

$28.99 on sale


Jean Paul Brun 

Beujolais Rosé 

"Rosé d'Folie" 

$16.99 on sale

Domaine de la Chauviniere 


$9.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


Hook & Ladder 


$25.99 on sale


Abbaye Sylva Plana


"Les Novices"

$17.99 on sale




$26.99 on sale


Casa Santos Lima 
Lisboa Tinto

$15.99 on sale


Chateau les Barraillots 




Domaine Cedric Bardin

Coteaux du Giennois 

$19.99 on sale

Chateau Peybrun 

Cotes de Bordeaux


$19.99 on sale




 $23.99 on sale


on the Enomatic
in Raleigh:
Here's what's on tap, subject to change on a whim or fancy

Whites (48º F):


Anton Bauer 

Grüner Veltliner

$19.99 on sale


Domaine Gouron 

Chinon Rosé

$17.99 on sale


Don Rodolfo


$12.99 on sale

Eric de Suremain

Rully 1er Cru 

$31.99 on sale


Stuhlmuller Vineyards 


$26.99 on sale


Domaine Bergeonniere 

Sauvignon de Touraine 

$16.99 on sale


Cave Freudenreich


$18.99 on sale

Dr. Heyden


Trocken, Alte Reben  

$14.99 on sale



Reds (65º F):


Bodegas Tempore

Garnacha Joven 


$10.99 on sale


Domaine Robert Serol

Cote Roannaise 

"Les Originelles"

$14.99 on sale


Abbaye Sylva Plana


"Les Novices" 

$17.99 on sale


Pinot Noir 

$26.99 on sale



Dolcetto d'Alba




Tre Ricci

Cabernet Sauvignon 

$29.99 on sale

Bodegas Los Frailes

Valencia Monastrell 

$9.99 on sale


Santos Carlos Lima

Lisboa Tinto 


$10.99 on sale


Tenuta Mazzalino

Pinot Nero  


$14.99 on sale


Mas Bruguiere

Pic Saint-Loup 


$23.99 on sale




$37.99 on sale


Mas de Libian 
Cotes du Rhone Rouge

$19.99 on sale




"Bliss Vineyard"



Domaine Billard 


"La Perrière" 

$32.99 on sale


Pinot Noir 

"Ribbon Ridge Estate"

$42.99 on sale


Domaine Bardin 

Coteaux du Giennois

 $19.99 on sale 


Firsthand Foods


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  • Spicy Italian




Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

Firsthand Foods 

  • Fresh & Local
Vande Rose Farms
  • Applewood
  • Caraway Rye 


  • Sorghum Sesame


  • Bacon Jam 

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Local peanut butters

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16oz Jar - $16.99

  • Peanut Cashew
  • Peanut Almond
  • Penut Pecan
  • Chai Spice (8oz size only)  

8oz Jar - $12.99

16oz Jar - $17.99   

  • Mission Almond

8oz Jar - $13.00 


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Upcoming  Tastings!*

Saturday Tasting
"A Jump on the Holidays"
Tasty Tuesday
Zone into the Rhone  

Saturday Tasting
"Mature & Masterful"

Tasty Tuesday

Holiday Party Wines

Saturday Tasting
We're Cozy in Iberia

Tasty Tuesday
Gift Giving Wines on the
1st Day of Hanukkah 

Saturday Tasting
"That Perfect Something..." 

Tasty Tuesday

"The 11th Hour"
Last-Minute Gifts

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