Rosé Garden Party Details!
Saturday: A Portal to Portugal
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: "Riffing on Ribera del Duero"
Saturday Tasting: Portal to Portugal

Party 'round 
the Garden!
   Join us on May 23rd (at both our Durham and Raleigh stores) from noon to 3:00 PM for our second annual Rosé Garden Party!
  Discover the pairing perfection of vibrant rosé and fresh NC oysters (steamed or raw) or fried fish from Walking Fish (prepared by chefs Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood at our Durham store and Angela Salamanca of Centro in Raleigh). Exciting local cheese plates will also be available from Cedar Grove's newly-established Boxcarr Handmade Cheese. Boxcarr's cheese maker and co-owner Samantha Genke will be on hand in Raleigh to offer samples. Garden Party visitors at both stores will enjoy a free tasting of four rosés and then pick a glass of their favorite for $15 to enjoy with their choice of a fried fish, oyster, or cheese plate! 

   Be sure to don a Garden Party outfit! Party attendees with fancy hats, bow ties, or parasols will receive a 10% discount on wine purchases (and an extra 5% off on case and half-case purchases)! A best-costume winner will be selected in both Durham and Raleigh and will receive a whopping $100 Enomatic card (thus ensuring coolest-kid status). Feel free to surprise us with the outlandish rosé-themed outfits of your wildest imaginations! 


PS: We need oyster shuckers at both locations. Call or reply to this email to help us out!
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 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:
"Riffing on Ribera del Duero"
This Tuesday, May 5th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting!  Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm 
   The Duero River, a 557-mile goliath, flows through the arid high country of Spain's northern Castilla before reaching Portugal (where its name is changed to "Douro") and, eventually, the Atlantic Ocean. It encounters many famous wine regions along the way. Join us this Tuesday as we hit up the first and arguably most famous stop on its journey, Ribera del Duero. We'll begin with a spunky and hedonistic rosé before meeting a pair of structured and assertive reds that represent two distinct faces of the region. ¡Olé! 
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
Portal to Portugal!
  AKA "Spooned by Spain" 
    Portugal provides us with some of our favorite sippers and guzzlers, winning our hearts and palates with its stupendous values while stirring our imaginations and curiosities with its fleet of extraordinary and virtually exclusive grape varieties! Join us this Saturday as we delve into four distinct regions and their very distinctive specialties. We'll begin in the country's northernmost wine region, Minho. This is the land of Vinho Verde, and it's rapidly redefining itself with riper, richer renditions of its traditional white varietals. Next we'll venture southward to Lisboa for an aromatic white made from the Arinto grape and a juicily sumptuous red made from a quartet of indigenous varietals. Our last stop brings us to the chiseled slopes of the terraced vineyards which overlook the Douro river for an imposing, generous red made from the region's three most famous grapes! 
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Anselmo Mendes 
Loureiro Vinho Verde 2014

100% Loureiro 

(Minho, Northern Portugal)

Anselmo Mendes has established himself as the foremost re-imaginer of what "Vinho Verde" can represent, and he continues his winning streak with this superb Loureiro. The "Passaros" is unusual both in that it is a rare example of single-varietal Vinho Verde and in that it isn't at all spritzy. Harvested fully ripe, the Loureiro grapes perform spectacularly here...

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Quinta da Romeira 
Arinto 2013
"Prova Régia" 

100% Arinto

(Bucelas, Southern Portugal)

One of Portugal's many indigenous and (almost) exclusive grapes, Arinto is a specialist at producing aromatic white wines brimming with tropical fruit. Refreshing, beautifully-balancing acidity keeps you coming back for more tongue tinglin', lip-smackin' limishness. A subtle spiciness emerges and manages to be reminiscent of baked pineapple...
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Casa Santos Lima 
Lisboa Tinto 2012
Camarate, Castelão,
Trincadeira, & Touriga Nacional 

(Lisboa, Southern Portugal)

A four-varietal blend showcasing the fresh, juicy appeal of the Camarate and Castelâo grapes, the Cigarra layers comforting dimensions of ripe fruit with spicy aromatic appeal, maintaining a lovely affability without compromising the rich dried berry flavors and mouth filling concentration that we've...
Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas 
Douro Reserva 2012
40% Touriga Nacional,
40% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz 

(Douro, Northern Portugal)

Representing a somewhat more modernist slant on the classically dark and elegantly rugged unfortified reds of the Douro valley, Lua Cheia's "Andreza" is named for a particularly stunning bend among the region's otherworldly (and very steep) vineyard-scape. The typical purple-black fruit and mouthfilling majesty are...
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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 




Upcoming  Tastings!*  

Saturday Tasting 
Southeastern France  
Tasty Tuesday 
"Effervesce into Spring"

Saturday Tasting 
Portal to Portugal

Tasty Tuesday
Riffing on Ribera
del Duero 
*Subject to change!

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