Spring is in the air, and Bordeaux
is in our upcoming tastings!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: "More than Borrowing Bordeaux"
Saturday Tasting: Boundless Bordeaux!

Springy at last!
   Delicate blossoms are appearing on our trees and a delicate (or not so delicate) yellow film is already finding its way onto our windshields. More exciting, though, is the steady emergence of new vintages from some of our favorite rosé producers! It won't be long before our beloved Garden is in bloom once again. There's also another Garden party on the horizon at some point in the coming weeks. Speaking of the Garden Party...
Walking Fish! 

Spring shares 
available now!
     Walking Fish, our partner at this year's upcoming Rosé Garden party, is truly a local gem, bringing phenomenally fresh seafood to the Triangle through its CSF programs.
    This year, they're offering the full 10 week spring CSF as well as the option to customize their delivery schedule (e.g. bi-weekly for 6 weeks or weekly for 8 weeks).
    The spring CSF offers an abundance of seafood from Carteret County. Members should expect to get a wide variety of seafood including triggerfish, snapper, flounder, softshell crabs, mahi, shrimp and clams.
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Bodacious Bordeaux!
   Our next two tastings (Saturday, the 11th and Tuesday the 14th) take a page from that southwestern French land of wine that requires little introduction: Bordeaux! This weekend, we're featuring some of our current favorites from the famed region - including some new vintages and one selection that's entirely new to our shop. On Tuesday, we're chasing a few of Bordeaux's native grapes to the far flung corners of the globe which they've conquered through their flavors, charms, and versatility. Read more below! 
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Tasty Tuesday:
More Than Borrowing Bordeaux 
This Tuesday, April 14th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting!  Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm 
    Some of the most internationally successful grapes originate in France's Bordeaux region, They have found homes away from home all over the world, seemingly limitless fanfare, and starring roles throughout numerous wine regions. At this week's Tasty Tuesday, we're featuring three wines made from a few of Bordeaux's famous and not (yet) quite so famous indigenous grapes. Find out why the Bordeaux-Cali connection runs as deep as it does and visit other lands whose favorite grapes originated in the southwestern French region.


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
Boundless Bordeaux!
  The wines of Bordeaux have a reputation for high prices and a fanbase that scrambles all over itself in frenzies of conspicuous wealth and filet mignon just to covet a few cases of the latest buzz vintage. Those of us, however, who actually love Bordeaux for its intrinsic character rather than its lofty status in the world of wine, know that the region also has some truly outstanding values. In fact, the most representative, classically-styled gems that Bordeaux has to offer aren't the ones whose prices are skyrocketing. They're the distinctive, confident offspring of the area's terroir, and they're content being themselves rather than attempting to remold themselves into the forms that grab the attention of American wine critics. Join us on Saturday as we break open a vault of fantastic Bordeaux that doesn't break the bank. New vintages, old favorites, and a brand new Cabernet-driven delight provide us with a remarkable ensemble cast of immense value!
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Haut Damn
Chateau Haut Dambert 
Entre Deux Mers 2013

{sustainable} 40% Sauvignon Blanc,

40% Sauvignon Gris, 20% Muscadelle

(Bordeaux, France)

Always one of our best values in white Bordeaux, this crisp, aromatic beauty gives so much and costs so little. The Buffeteau family has now been farming this estate for three generations and over the last ten years has updated their winery with modern equipment so that...

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Chateau de L'Hoste 
Entre Deux Mers 2010
Vieilles Vignes 

60% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon

Blanc, 20% Sauvignon Gris 

(Bordeaux, France)

At a time when Sauvignon Blanc's dominance in the dry whites of Bordeaux may have reached an all-time high, this decidedly Semillon-centric blend is a welcome breath of fresh, orange citrus-perfumed air. With reminiscences of ripe tangelo and mandarin, this oak-aged Bordeaux Blanc comes complete with an indulgently toasty....



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Rocher Cap
Chateau Rocher Cap de Merle 
Bordeux Supérieur 2012 
{biodynamic} 90% Merlot,
10% Cab Sauv, 10% Cab Franc 

(Right Bank Bordeaux, France)

Size doesn't matter...Philippe Durand owns just 1 hectare of vines for this estate. Technically this wine is a Montagne Saint-Emilion, but since he brings the harvest to his Rocher Corbin winery up the road for vinification, he has to declassify this bottling. Tiny means only 600 cases produced per year...
Viña Maquis
Haut-Medoc 2011
Cru Bourgeois 
60% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot,
5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cab Franc 

(Left Bank Bordeaux, France)

Producing wines both within and just outside of the illustrious Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux's Haut-Medoc, Chateau La Fon du Berger has been at it since 1983 - concentrating, appropriately, first on the vineyards and then on the vinification. This Cab-driven red offers both firm structure and gentle finesse, brimming with energetic black...
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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):




$9.99 on sale



Pacherenc du Vic Bilh 


$21.99 on sale


Dr. Heyden 


"Alte Reben"

$15.99 on sale



$14.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


La Casaccia 

Barbera de Monferrato


$15.99 on sale





$17.99 on sale


Lua Cheia 


"Lua Nova" 

$11.99 on sale


Chateau Marjolet 
Cotes du Rhone Village

$16.99 on sale


Clos de Pavillon 


"La Petite Folie 



Domaine Cedric Bardin

Coteaux du Giennois 

$19.99 on sale

Chateau Lusseau

Graves Rouge 

"Cuvée Berengere" 

$19.99 on sale



Pinot Noir


 $22.99 on sale


on the Enomatic
in Raleigh:
Here's what's on tap!
Subject to change on 
  a whim or fancy...

Whites (48º F):


Labranche Laffont 

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec 

$21.99 on sale


Frank Family 


$36.99 on sale


Domaine de



"Vignes de 1914" 

$18.99 on sale


Grüner Veltliner
"Grand Grü" 

$26.99 on sale


Ken Forrester 

Chenin Blanc 

$15.99 on sale


Borgo Moncalvo 


$11.99 on sale


Anton Bauer 

Wagram Rosé 

$13.99 on sale

Cave Freudenreich 


"Terre d'Apollon" 

$17.99 on sale



Reds (65º F):


Giorgio Cantemessa 

Grignolino d'Asti 

$16.99 on sale


Lua Cheia 



$14.99 on sale


Domaine Clair 

Santenay "Clos Genet"  

$35.99 on sale


Fattoria Ambra 

$19.99 on sale


Nugan Estate 


"3rd Generation"



Tenuta Ibidini

Nero d'Avola 

$12.99 on sale


Beira Interior Tinto 

$13.99 on sale


Cascina Barisel 


$13.99 on sale


Peirano Estate 


"The Immortal Zin" 

$11.99 on sale


Tenuta Mazzolino  

Pinot Nero


$14.99 on sale


Abbaye Sylva Plana 

Faugeres "Les Novices" 

$17.99 on sale


Thelema Mnt Vineyard 
"Mountain Red" 

$15.99 on sale


D. Ventura 

Ribeira Sacra 

"Viña Caneiro" 




Ventoux "Vieux Clocher"  

$10.99 on sale

Hacienda Villarta 

Mentrida Tinto 


$11.99 on sale


Domaine Bardin 

Coteaux du Giennois

 $19.99 on sale 




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Saturday Tasting 
Boundless Bordeaux!

Tasty Tuesday 
"More than
Borrowing Bordeaux" 
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