Happy Holidays!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: "Sparkle at New Year's Parties"
Saturday Tasting: Celebrate Bubbly & the New Year!

Happy Holidays!

   It's Christmas Eve. The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and let me tell you, honey, not a thing is stirring up in this place.
   Well, that's not entirely true. We here at your local Wine Authorities shops are stirring vigorously until 5 pm! Shortly after that point, we will collectively settle our brains for that long winter's nap. We'll probably have a few glasses of wine first. Anyway, there are 7 hours of potential wine shopping left, so come see us today! This is also the final day of Hanukkah, so if you've waited eight days to get a special wine-ish gift, there's still a chance. If we don't see you between now and New Year's, have a great holiday! 
We've got an bodacious bounty
of beautiful bubbly to ring in 2015!
Daily & Low Weekly
  • Mas Codina - Cava Brut  $11.99
  • Bedin - Prosecco Frizzante "Treviso"  $11.99
  • Bedin - Prosecco Brut "Treviso" 13.99
  • Venturini Baldini - Lambrusco Rosso "Monteloco"  $11.99  
  • Terrabianca - Moscato d'Asti"Vignot" 2011  $13.99 

 Mid to High Weekly

  • Mas Codina - Cava Brut Nature Reserva  $14.99
  • Mas Codina - Cava Brut Rosado  $14.99
  • Lini - Lambrusco Rosso  $15.99
  • Lini - Lambrusco Bianco  $15.99
  • Lini - Lambrusco Rosato  $15.99
  • Domaine Tripoz - Cremant de Bourgogne  $19.99
  • Cave Freudenreich - Cremant d'Alsace  $19.99
  • Domaine Robert Serol -Ancestrale Rosé "Turbullent"  $18.99
  • Chateau La Colombière - Ancestrale Rosé "Colombulle"   $19.99
  • Chateau L'Aulée - Touraine Brut "Intense"  $16.99
  • Fitz-Ritter - Riesling Sekt "Extra Trocken"  $19.99


  • Heretat Mestres - Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva "Coquet" 2009  $26.99
  • Steininger - Grüner Veltliner Sekt 2013  $29.99
  • Dumont - Champagne Brut Tradition  $33.99
  • Grongnet - Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs  $33.99
  • Michel Collon - Champagne  $32.99
  • Laetitia - Brut Cuvée  $29.99
  • Laetitia - Brut Rosé 2011  $29.99
  • Renardat-Fâche - Bugey Cerdon  $24.99

All Up in the House!


  • Grongnet - Champagne Brut 2008  "Special Club" $49.99
  • Voirin Jumel - Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs  Grand Cru $49.99
  • Dumont - Chamagne Demi-Sec "Douce Cuvée"   $44.99

A Spanish Holiday Just
in Time for the Holidays? 
 Only $200.01!  
A $254 Dollar Value
    There is less than one more shopping day left before 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



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 Hours:
Closed Holiday Sign
We will be closing early (at 5pm) today, Christmas Eve, remaining closed on December 25th & 26th. We will reopen 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:
New Year's Festivities 
This Tuesday, December 30th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
   Our next Tasty Tuesday falls happily on the day before New Year's Eve - just in time to stock up on fantastic sparkling values for the evening's festivities! We've prepared some previews and practice toasts to kick off sparkling wine's starring evening.  Join us for blindingly bright Cava, fantastically fun Lambrusco, and glorious Alsatian Crémant made from Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Bottoms up! 
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 
Ring in the New Year

Celebrate Sparkling!
   The New Year provides us with the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious sparkling wines, but bubbly itself is every bit as much a cause for celebration as the occasions that inspire us to break it out. This Saturday, we present a few of our favorite faces from the varied world of sparkling wine. Oh yes, there'll be rosé Cava, Champagne, sparkling Muscadet, and a delightful Moscato which is equally refreshing and sweetly indulgent. The diverse world of bubbly is home to wines which are lusciously lively, rich, and resplendently festive from the very first sip. Cheers!!! 
1 Weekly Wine Banner 2
Domaine de la Chauvinière

Brut Nature 

"Bretesche 1387" 

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne 
(Loire Atlantique, France)
Like a bleakly beautiful black & white photograph of a wintery Atlantic beachscape, this methode traditionelle bubbly is a captivating study in contrast - gleaming brightly with a minerally sheen...
1 Monthly Wine Banner 2
Collon Champagne Brut

Michel Collon
Champagne Brut 

40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier,

20% Chardonnay

(Champagne, France)

From Champagne's southeastern outpost of Aube comes this lively bubbly of crystalline clarity. Youthfully bright golden fruit and exuberant bubbles carry the sumptuously subtle biscuity notes that we all love to taste in Champagne. Equally food-friendly, toast-tacular, and everlastingly evening-ready...

1 Weekly Wine Banner 2
Cava Brut Rosado
Mas Codina 
Cava Brut Rosado 

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir 

(Penedès, Spain)

By law, all Cava must be produced utilizing a secondary fermentation in the bottle - "Méthode Champenoise." Bright, sumptuous, and finely textured, this is a profound and understated sparkler which exudes sophistication and balance through every fun, refreshing bubble...
1 Weekly Wine Banner 2

Moscato 2013

{sustainable} Moscato (Muscat) 

(Piemonte, Italy)

A great finish to a meal or a fantastic start to one? You decide, as this lightly sweet Moscato is one of the very best we've tasted. Spritzy, tangy, and exploding with orange blossom, apricot, cedar and flowers, it's a wine that reaches across party lines...
Join us, read us, communicate with us...

Twitter logofacebook logo
Instagram WA
Hope to see you Saturday!

Our best to you,
Grand Poobah & the Wine Authorities staff 
Join Our Mailing List
We don't spam you, we practice our wine love on wine drinkers by sharing our weekly wackiness.

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

RoastersBig Spoon Logo 

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
counter culture logo
  • Rustico
  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
  • Tsheya, Congo    
  • Baroida Late Harvest, Papua New Guinea 
  • Remera, Rwanda 
  • Espresso Toscano                



Upcoming  Tastings!*

Saturday Tasting
"Celebrate Bubbly"
& Ring in the New Year! 

Tasty Tuesday

Sparkle at New
Year's Parties!

Saturday Tasting
Post Holiday
  Budget Relief... 

Tasty Tuesday

Winter Warmers 

*Subject to change!
Raleigh CIty Farm
Visit our Neighbors at:
  • Community supported farms & entrepreneurs. 
  • Socially & financially underutilized urban land. 
  • Healthy neighborhoods & thriving markets. 
Archived Weekly Emails

If for some absolutely crazy reason you feel the need to re-read our previous weekly email you can now click on this link:


Please note:

We can not be held accountable for our previous, current or future writings.


Sustain a Bull logo