Feliz Navidad!!!
(Now Available in a Box)
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: "The Eleventh Hour"
Saturday Tasting: "That Special Something"

A Spanish Holiday Just
in time for the Holidays? 
 Only $200.01! 
A $254 Dollar Value
    There are seven shopping days left until Christmas, and some of you are probably careening around town - white-knuckled and bloodshot of eye - frantically searching for last-minute gifts!!! Relax. We've got you covered.
  We're proud to announce our "Feliz Navidad: Taste of Spain" Case, which features some of our favorite wines from two outstanding producers, Viña Aliaga and Bodegas Los Frailes. Both of these small, family-owned wineries embody the ideals of responsibly-produced, value-driven, and delicious* wines that we hold dear. The case consists of two bottles each of five different wines, plus a dessert wine from each producer. It's a $254 value, discounted to $200.01!** It's an incredible deal, and a perfect gift for the wine lover in your life.*** Click the link for details!

*perhaps most importantly
**we literally couldn't get rid of that pesky little $0.01
***all the better if that wine lover is you

And more great gift options: 
    We've also got pre-packed gift packs available featuring some of our favorite wines, plus other tasty treats! Stop freaking out! Do your holiday shopping at Wine Authorities!

Option One $25:
  • 1 bottle of Tempore - Garnacha Joven "Terrae"
  • 1 San Giuseppe by Giacomo salami chub
  • 1 Escazu Chocolate Bar
  • 1 Free Tote bag


Option Two $35: 
  • 1 bottle of Tempore - Garnacha Joven "Terrae"
  • 1 bottle of Laballe - Cotes de Gascogne Blanc "Les Terres Basses"
  • 1 San Giuseppe by Giacomo salami chub
  • 1 Escazu Chocolate Bar
  • 1 Free Tote bag

Option Three $50:
  • 1 bottle of Garrigon - Cotes du Rhone Rouge
  • 1 bottle of Bedin - Prosecco Frizzante
  • 1 bottle of Highland Brewing Company - "Cold Mountain" Winter Ale
  • 1 bag of Counter Culture - "Holiday Coffee"
  • 1 Escazu Chocolate Bar
  • 1 Free Tote bag
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Plus! 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!
Holiday Hours:
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We will be closing early (at 5pm) on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th and will remain closed through December 25th & 26th, reopening with our regular hours on Saturday, the 27th. 

We will keep our regularly scheduled hours on 
New Year's eve (10am-7pm) and will be 
closed on January 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.
We will reopen on January 5th with our regular hours. 


Why, thank you!      
Real Customer Comment:

"Thank you for always taking such good care of us. Seriously. Y'all da bomb. I secretly judge all other wine stores by your standards and secretly believe that no one else lives up to them."

  -  Carolyn C. (via Facebook)       


Tasty Tuesday:
"The Eleventh Hour"
This Tuesday, December 23th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
 Last Minute Gift Ideas... 
   The "eleventh hour" might frequently have a somewhat ominous connotation, but not today!  It's actually cause for celebration because we're going to help you escape unscathed from your procrastinatory inclinations. You'll be rewarded for waiting until the last minute, and no one will ever be the wiser!  Join us this Tuesday (two days before Christmas!) as we taste three tremendously gift-friendly wine offerings as well as a couple of delightful chocolate bars from Raleigh's own Escazú. Our signature blue totes will be standing by for you to fill and give away - far more efficient and accommodating than stockings!
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 
"That Special Something"
   As our wintry holiday season picks up its relentless pace and mounting turbulence, we find ourselves increasingly in need of special wines with a very special, frazzle-flattening flare! We seek them as gifts as well as to reward ourselves for...simply being us :)
   Join us this Saturday, as we pretend that it's Christmas morning - our tasting bar serving as the goody-laden hearthscape of our wine-lovin'est dreams. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, richly creamy Tempranillo-based blends, vibrant Muscadets, and the exotic whites of Galicia are the stuff of dreams, indeed. Happy holidays, and we'll see you there!  
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Domaine de la Chauvinière

Muscadet 2013

"Clos Les Montys" 

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne 
(Loire Atlantique, France)
Its enticing, pristine clarity in the glass belies the depth and elegance to follow. This mouthwatering dry Muscadet has a nose of fresh white Birch flowers and layers of flinty mineral with pear - heightened by a faint buzz of bright spritziness. A saline, electric finish inspires "wow" and stunned smile...
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Luis Rodriguez Vasquez 
Ribeiro Blanco 2012
"Os Pasás"   

80% Treixaduras, 10% Albariño,

10% Torrontes & Lado 

(Galicia, Spain)

A shining Galician gem, this complex white blend is expressive of its birthplace: steep slopes, sunny days, cool nights. The rich texture has a pleasant oiliness that reminds us of leesy, old-vine Muscadet, and this works just as well as an all-purpose seafood wine...

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Viña Aliaga
Navarra Tinto 2009

85% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet 

(Navarra, Spain)

Carlos Aliaga created this cuvée (a blend) by blending modern and traditional grapes and techniques at his Navarra estate. Mostly traditional Tempranillo with France's Cabernet Sauvignon give us a rich berry quality with a hint of mint or basil on the finish. A firm, pleasurable backbone that rises up and...
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Peres de L'Églese 
Chateauneuf du Pape 2010
"Le Calice de Saint Pierre"

95% Grenache, 3% Mourvedre,

2% Syrah 

(Southern Rhone, France)

The shell of an imposing castle overlooking sunbleached cobblestone streets and winding alleyways provides a mysterious focal point to the Southern Rhone's oldest and most famous appellation. Chateauneuf du Pape requires little introduction. Domaine des Pères de L'Eglise is a producer which with a rich history of two centuries and (and four generations under the care of a single lineage)...
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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                



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Saturday Tasting
"That Perfect Something..." 

Tasty Tuesday

"The 11th Hour"
Last-Minute Gifts

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