Happy New Year!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: Winter Warmers!
Our next Saturday Tasting is on January 10th


     2014 has been a monumental year for us, and we want to thank all of you (the greatest customers that we could possibly hope for) for your enthusiasm and loyalty. Your continued presence among our aisles brightens our days and fills us with joy throughout the year! 

    As we enter 2015, we can't wait to continue sharing our eternal passion for estate-grown wines, our famous customer service, and our infamous zaniness! Keep your eyes peeled for more new discoveries, unique selections, and exciting special events! Happy New Year!


   And Speaking of New Year's...
We have a 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
  • Lini - Lambrusco Rosso "Roncolo"  $13.99
  • Domaine Tripoz - Crémant de Bourgogne  $19.99
  • Cave Freudenreich - Crémant 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
  • Chateau L'Aulée - Crémant de Loire Brut  $19.99
  • Jeromie Huchet (Domaine de la Chauvinière) - Vin Mousseaux Brut Nature "Bretesche"  $19.99
  • 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
Holiday Hours:
Closed Holiday Sign

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


Why, thank you!      
Real Customer Comment:

"Great wine store - wines from many different regions and countries - the folks working there are very open and there for you - and of course if you are addicted to cheese, you can find here great local cheese and crackers."

  -  Ariette V. (via Yelp)       


Tasty Tuesday:
"Winter Warmers" 
This Tuesday, January 6th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Sometimes winter swoops in with falcon precision and relentlessly icy talons. Other times, it shambles around with the vague amicability of snow monsters from 1960s and 70s Japanese television programs about gigantic, silver, heroic aliens... In any case, our weather these days may continue to be relatively mild, but many of us find ourselves cranking up the heat after sundown.  We're here to remind you that it is far more environmentally sound, economical, and fun to simply pour a glass (or two) of port and curl up by the fire with a good book. Join us this Tuesday for three wintry wines that are sure to warm things 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!

Saturday, Jan 10th from 12 to 3 PM
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting
Post-Holiday Budget Recovery

Featuring the French
Budget-Busting Brigade!  
     The all-too-familiar, post-holiday, collective cry of "my wallet hurts!" has once again been raised, and once again, we have selected four fabulously flavorful wines that won't complicate your next credit card bill or bank statement.  No! These expressive but inexpensive beauties have the tenacious tastiness that one might demand from selections clocking in at twice the price.
   At this year's first Saturday tasting, we're featuring some classic French specialties. Each offering is a Wine Authorities Selection, so not only can it count itself among our very favorites, it is a hand-picked, remarkable value that can't be found anywhere else in our part of the country (and in some cases, anywhere else in the United States)!

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Domaine de la Chauvinière

Muscadet Sèvre et Main 2013 

Sur Lie 

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne 
(Loire Atlantique, France)
Holy Moly! We weren't sure if we were ready for this one! Possibly the driest tasting wine in the store. "It don't get no drier," said one fan. If you are curious about experiencing a wine with a very minerally flavor, but haven't identified that flavor yet, here is your chance. The minerality lingers on the finish...
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Domaine Robert Serol
Cote Roannaise Rosé 2013 

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

(Southern Loire, France)

This rosé is a bright, shiny, pink beacon of glorious Gamay goodness, and it's just perfect for "stubborn" people who refuse to try pink wines for fear of their being sweet. In fact Cabochard is French for a stubborn person, and this is a totally dry wine - no sweetness to be found. Stephane Serol has been head of the estate for the last...

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Domaine Magellan
Hérault Rosé 2013
"Le Fruit Défendu" 

{sustainable} 90% Cinsault,

10% Grenache 

(Languedoc, France)

This unusually Cinsault-driven red is built to be guzzled in vast quantities at parties and barbecues throughout the year. It's so approachable, so beautifully textured, and the fruit-to-spice ratio is just right. A fantastic wine at a frankly astounding price...
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Domaine Le Garrigon 
Rhone Rouge 2010
"Vin de Méditerranée"

{organic} 100% Grenache  

(Southern Rhone, France)

This is winegrower Daniel Couston's unbelievable value red, never exported outside of France until now! Only sold to local restaurants in the vicinity of the winery, once we tried it, we had to have it. Estate grown, delicious organic red...
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Our best to you,
Grand Poobah & the Wine Authorities staff 
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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 


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



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