The Rosé Garden is in bloom!
Austrian adventure is in our upcoming tastings!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: "Austria in Pink"
Saturday Tasting: Österreich Ouvertüre!

Rosé Garden 2015!
     It's here at long last! The pink oasis that refreshes our mouths and nourishes our souls is once again in bloom!  The Rosé Garden has arrived, and we're kicking off the the season with selections that include the Garden's starring darling, "Venus," having just returned (in both bottle and glorious 3-LITER BOX!) and a brand new pink offering from the fan-favorite Austrian producer, Paul D.  As always, a portion of each and every bottle of rosé sold will be donated to the fight against breast cancer!
  • Paul D. - Rosé 2014  $12.99 
  • Domaine Magellan - Hérault Rosé "Le Fruit Défendu" 2014  $10.99
  • Anton Bauer - Wagram Rosé "Feuersbrunn" 2014  $12.99 
  • Barnard Griffin - Rosé of Sangiovese 2014  $14.99
  • Meinklang - Pinot Noir Rosé "Prosa" 2013  $16.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rosé 2014  $9.99 

The Forbidden Fruit
of Bruno Lafon!
Special Friday Tasting 
5:00 to 7:00 PM @ W.A Durham 
   Join us tomorrow (Friday, April 17th) as we welcome Bruno Lafon of the Languedoc to our Durham store for a special Friday evening tasting presentation. We've fallen increasingly in love over the past three vintages with his fabulous "Le Fruit Défendu" wines featuring the Cinsault grape. He'll share the brand new vintage of the much sought-after Rosé at this tasting feature as well as the refreshing red. As a special bonus, he'll also pour two magnum (1.5 LITER!) selections from his close friends and associates, Mas de Libian. Don't let the name fool you, the "Fruit Défendu" is anything but forbidden as we settle into spring. 
Vine to Wine!
Thursday, April 30th
at our Durham Shop
  Class is in session...
7:33 pm - $36
   Join us for a fun and educational evening of wine that chronicles a vine's bud break in the spring to each of its grape's being lovingly squeezed into the bottles that we hold so dear.  We cover how vines are grown and wine is made, as well as how to read a label, how to buy wine, how to store wine, how to drink, er, taste wine... and we'll debunk many wine myths throughout this two hour class. 
(includes tasting wines, video presentation, and handouts)
Thursday, April 30th @ 7:33 pm 
$36 per person
Reservations required 
(Corkscrew) Operators are standing by: 
(919) 489-2884
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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Tasty Tuesday:
"Austria in Pink"
This Tuesday, April 21th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting!  Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm 
   Austria's flag is comprised of bold bars of red and white.  Mix them together, and what do you get?  Pink!  Join us at our next Tasty Tuesday for three of the first 2012 rosés to make landfall (just in time for our increasingly summery weather). Hailing from the Wachau, Burgenland, and Wagram, this trio of glimmeringly bright, zesty pink wines plucked fresh from the Rosé Garden provide the perfect accompaniment to a balmy Tuesday evening and the approach of summer!   
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
Österreich Ouvertüre!
    What's red, white, and delicious all over? Austria's eastern borders are crescent shaped promised land of distinctive viticulture where we'll find the nation's revered wine producing regions. This Saturday, we'll begin in Wagram with the latest offering from the young and humble Paul Direder (we typically think of him as "Paul D.), a bright liter of zesty rosé! Next, we'll head northwest into Kamptal where we'll find one of our favorite examples of Austria's crowning jewel, Grüner Veltliner. Next, we'll find ourselves in the southerly Steiermark (Styria) region, where we'll encounter an aromatic and refreshing example of Scheurebe. Last but not least, we'll arrive in Burgenland at the Meinklang family farm for a red blend starring the quintessentially Austrian Zweigelt. Prost!

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Paul D Rosé
Paul D. 
Rosé 2014

Zweigelt & Blauberger 

(Wagram, Austria)

The newest arrival from Paul Direder's small, coveted, and impressively affordable stable of Wagram-borne wines is a rosé featuring the collaboration between two quintessentially Austrian red grapes. The Zweigelt grape and its lesser-known half-brother, Blauburger, have less than a century of existence under their belts, but that doesn't deter them from fueling...

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Steininger Kamptal Grüner
Grüner Veltliner 2013 

100% Grüner Veltliner 

(Kamptal, Austria)

Best known for its elegant, powerful sparkling wines which can rival Champagne, Weingut Steininger consistently produces profound wines with exemplary purity and focus. Karl, the estate's proprietor, prefers that his wines showcase the distinctive characteristics of the grape varietals with which he works....



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Strauss Samling 88
Samling 88 2014  
100% Samling 88 (Scheurebe) 

(Steiermark, Austria)


Samling 88 (better known as Scheurebe) is a grape which was produced in 1916 through Dr. Scheu's crossing of Silvaner and Riesling vines. The resultant wines are fruity, tropical, and slightly herbaceous. Showing mango, guava, apricot, and hints of thyme surrounded by...
"Burgenlandred" 2013 
{biodynamic} 60% Zweigelt,
30% Blaufrankisch,
10%  Sankt Laurent 

(Burgenland, Austria)

Werner and Angela Michlits run the wine side of the family farm. Their farm is a true biodynamic universe. Their family grows vegetable crops, raises cows and pigs, makes wine, and produces micro-brew beer and heirloom apple cider - all biodynamically. Their Burgenland Red Blend is all-get-out drinkin' wine...
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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.

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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



Riesling Kabinett 

"Trittenheimer Apotheke" 

$19.99 on sale


Dr. Heyden

Riesling Kabinett 


$14.99 on sale

Anton Bauer 

Wagram Rosé

$12.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


La Casaccia 

Barbera de Monferrato


$15.99 on sale


Bastide Blanche 


$26.99 on sale


Bodegas Arrocal 

Ribera del Duero 

$18.99 on sale


Chateau de Mendis 
Cotes de Bordeaux 

$14.99 on sale


Peirano Estate 

"Immortal Zin" 



Chateau Armandière 


$11.99 on sale



$36.99 on sale


Domaine Borie la Vitarèle 

Saint Chinian 

"Les Terres Blanches" 

 $21.99 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 
Österreich Ouvertüre

Tasty Tuesday 
"Austria in Pink" 
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