Southeastern France Tasting Saturday!
Last chance to vote in Indy's best of the Triangle!!
Sign up for next week's "Vine to Wine" class!!! 
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: "Effervesce into Spring"
Saturday Tasting: France's Eastern Mediterranean

Here comes the Sun!
     We have some great tastings lined up over the next few weeks to help herald warmer weather and the arrival (or return) of our favorite wines to drink while the Sun is shining and the temperature is rising. Also with spring comes the return of classes at Wine Authorities. See details about "Vine to Wine" below! Lastly but of utmost importance, don't forget to vote in this year's "Best of the Triangle" at Indy Week! More details next... 
Indy's Best of: 
Last Chance to Vote!
  Exercise your right to vote (not to mention impeccable taste) by casting your ballot in Indy Week's annual "Best of the Triangle"!  Vote for all your favorite local businesses! 
(including "Local Wine Shop" in case you have your always reliable, friendly, neighborhood Wine Authorities in mind)


"Vine to Wine"
Class is in session!
Thursday, April 30th
at our Durham Shop
7:33 pm - $36
   Join us for a fun and educational evening of wine that will chronicle a vine's life - from its spring buds breaking open to each of its grape's being lovingly squeezed into the bottles that we hold so dear.  We will 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
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," which has just returned in both bottle and glorious 3-LITER BOX! We're also happy to feature 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 
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:
"Effervesce into Spring"
This Tuesday, April 28th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting!  Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm 
   The remaining ice on our sidewalks and windshields dissolved ages ago, but if you are still pinching yourself and finding it hard to believe that winter is over, you're in good company! Join us at next week's Tasty Tuesday as we melt into the comforting glow of spring with lively spritz and refreshing bubbles. Txakoli, juicy Cava Brut rosé, and slightly off-dry Lambrusco will lead the way! 
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
The signature delights of southeast France!
    Now that cold weather has lifted and we've enjoyed a few days in a row without rain, we can finally turn our attentions to the balmy viticultural paradise of France's
Mediterranean regions without feeling too jealous of the weather! We'll be kickin' it eastside this Saturday with selections from Provence and the Southern Rhone's "Left Bank," beginning appropriately with the heavyweight champion of light-bodied delights, the Cotes de Provence Rosé from Domaine Pinchinat. Next, we'll focus on another returning refresher, Domaine Le Garrigon's white Cotes du Rhone - a perfumey, Viognier-driven masterpiece! Rich, ripe, resplendently Rhone-ish reds from Ventoux and the Plan de Dieu round things out with the generous fruit and exotic spice that we adore in the Mediterranean wines of France. Vive la Méditerranée!
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Pinchinat Rosé
Domaine Pinchinat 
Cotes de Provence Rosé 2014

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault 

(Provence, France)

Served cold, this goes down easily (and very quickly) just as it would in the land where it's made. Picture this: you, your love, and your closest friends around a small table with a saffron table cloth. It's dusk. Cool breezes relieve the heat of the day. Delicious grilled meats, salads, and fresh, cold rosé...

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Garrigon Blanc
Domaine Le Garrigon
Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2014

{organic} 75% Viognier,

25% Ugni Blanc

(Southern Rhone, France)

CRISP PEACH & ORANGE, EXOTIC HONEYSUCKLE & GINGERBREAD Oh, how we love the wines of Domaine Le Garrigon! Daniel Couston makes wines that are delicious, classic examples of their type that happen to be organically grown. This blend of Viognier (starring) and Ugni Blanc (an acid-boosting cameo) offers us a refreshing and fabulously perfumey Mediterranean delight that is as versatile as it is distinctive....
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Vieux Clocher Ventoux
Vieux Clocher by Arnoux 
Ventoux 2013   
75% Grenache, 10%Syrah,
10% Carignan, 5% Cinsault 

(Southern Rhone/Provence, France)

The Arnoux family's entrée into winemaking can be traced back to 1717, when the Count of Vacqueyras granted the family a small parcel of land. Today, three centuries later, they attentively farm 40 hectares and produce top value Rhone wines - intensely flavored reds with naturally low yields from mountainside vineyards and austere soil...
Chateau Saint Jean 
Plan de Dieu 2012  
{sustainable} 65% Grenache,
25% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre
5%  Carignan

(Southern Rhone, France)

Plan de Dieu (the "Plain of God" in French) is an expansive plateau region lying west of Gigondas and Vacqueyras and north of Chateauneuf. It is among the distinguished areas of the Cotes-du-Rhone Villages appellation allowed to display its name on the bottle's label - a coveted honor. Renowned since...
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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



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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Southeastern France  
Tasty Tuesday 
"Effervesce into Spring"

Saturday Tasting 
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Tasty Tuesday
Riffing on Ribera
del Duero 
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