It's Wintry Out There...
Cuddle Up with Iberia!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: A Few Great Gift Giving Wines on the First Day of Hanukkah
Saturday Tasting: "Cozy in Iberia"

We're Up to Our Ears
in Holiday Cheer!!!
   We take the holiday season very seriously here at Wine Authorities, to the point where some of us have actually taken up residence in this year's Holiday Wine Display* and are ready to leap out and help you to make the perfect selection. So if you're browsing, don't be alarmed if the Notorious DOCG, Vinodrome, or any of our resident experts lunge out of the shadows brandishing a bottle of delicious wine! Happy Holidays!

*And featured in this year's wondrously wintry
Holiday Display:
  • Tempore - Garnacha "Terrae" 2012  $10.99
  • Domaine de la Chauviniere - Muscadet Sèvre et Main, Sur Lie "Clos les Montys" 2013  $13.99
  • Meinklang - Zweigelt "Graupert" 2011  $17.99
  • Laballe - Cotes de Gascogne Blanc "Les Terres Basses" 2013  $9.99
  • Bodegas Los Frailes - Valencia Tinto "Trilogia" 2009  $19.99
  • Stuhlmuller - Chardonnay "Reserve" 2012  $26.99
  • Baileyana - Pinot Noir "Firepeak Vineyard" 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! 


Why, thank you!      
Real Customer Comment:

"That's why I love to come in here and wander! There is always such delicious stuff..."

  -  Leslie L.                 


Tasty Tuesday:
Gift Giving Wines on the 
First Day of Hanukkah
This Tuesday, December 16th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
   This Tuesday, on the first day of Hanukkah, join us as we unwrap three excellent potential gift wines which are also perfectly suited for special holiday celebrations. Festivity, distinctiveness, and (most importantly) deliciousness are 

abundant here! Expect exotic offerings from the Piemonte, Penedès, and Galicia. Wines this good will most assuredly not last eight days and eight nights before being opened and enjoyed. Chag Chanukah sameach!

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 
"Cozy in Iberia" 
Cuddlesome Wines Courtesy of
Spain & Portugal!
   As winter's icy tendrils find their way into the nooks and crannies of our tender, southern sensibilities, we tend to  spend more and more time indoors, seeking warmth...and (if we know what's good for us) wine! We frequently enjoy bolder, comforting reds and whites that pair gracefully with hearty meals and offer refreshing relief from central heating. Join us at this Saturday's tasting as we explore some of our current favorites from that most Iberian of peninsulas and its very distinctive Spanish and Portuguese appellations. Cozy up to the timeless glow of these very timely treats! 
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Anselmo Mendes

Alvarinho 2013

"Muros Antigos" 

100% Alvarinho/Albariño
(Minho, Portugal)
ELEGANT LEMON & LIME, BRINEY MINERALITY, TANGY APRICOT Winemaker Anselmo Mendes, a native of Monção in northwest Portugal, is passionate about both his vineyards and the native varietals which inhabit them. He shares with the world's most conscientious vignerons the important tenet that quality wine is created first and foremost in the vineyard, marrying each varietal he cultivates with the section of land which best compliments it...
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Bodegas Los Frailes
"Blanc de Trilogia" 2013 

{biodynamic} 70% Sauvignon Blanc,

20% Muscat, 10% Verdil 

(Valencia, Spain)

This is a new and very limited white from Los Frailes. Only 500 cases are produced each year from meticulously selected grapes, and the result is every bit as exotic and enchanting as it is rare. With bright tangy fruit reminiscent of...

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Garnacha 2012

{organic} 100% Garnacha 

(Aragón, 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 Zaragoza, Teruel, and Bajo Aragón meet...
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Bodegas Los Frailes 
Valencia Tinto 2009

{biodynamic} 70% Monastrell,

20% Cabernet, 10% Tempranillo  

(Valencia, Spain)

Powerful and filled with ripe black fruit, this blend is a bold representative of both Valencia and the adventurous combination of modernization and respect for tradition that continues to make Spain one of the most dynamic wine producing nations at the dawn of the 21st century...
Marcolino Sêba 
Alentejo Reserva 2008
"Viscondo de Borba"  

40% Aragones/Tempranillo,

35% Castelao, 25% Alicante Bouchet 

(Alentejo, Portugal)
Rustic yet refined; imagine Robert Redford on a horse, and you've got this wine. It's that perfect place where leathery aromas call up imaged of a sunbaked countryside, but pretty fruit and rich flavors of cocoa and...
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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

[click links to see this month's selection!]

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


Fresh Local Sausages 

  • Bratwurst
  • Country Breakfast
  • Spicy Italian




Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

Firsthand Foods 

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


  • Sorghum Sesame


  • Bacon Jam 

Big Spoon

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Local peanut butters

  • Peanut  
8oz Jar - $9.99
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 


Counter Culture Coffee
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  • Rustico
  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
  • Tsheya, Congo    
  • Baroida Late Harvest, Papua New Guinea 
  • Remera, Rwanda 
  • Espresso Toscano                



Upcoming  Tastings!*

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

*Subject to change!
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