This weekend, we're 
"Mackin' the Maconnais!" 
In This Issue:
Meinklang Dinner @ Garland!
Tasty Tuesday: New from Beaujolais!
Saturday Tasting: Mackin' the Maconnais w/ Tripoz

Eat, drink, and be merry!
   The 2015 Rosé Garden Party was a smash hit! More on that in a moment, but while we're on the subject of eating, drinking, and being merry, allow us to remind you about the upcoming Meinklang dinner at Garland in Raleigh! There are a few seats left, and we're really excited about what's in store! Read more in the Meinklang dinner box below...  
Rosé Accomplished!
   We'd like to extend our sincerest gratitude for the marvelous company provided by all of our great customers and comrades in pink who attended our second Rosé Garden Party! Thanks for brightening our Saturday and indulging in rosy refreshment, sensational seafood, and charming cheeses with us!
   There were some truly sharp outfits and amazing hats, but we can select only one winner (or pair of winners) for each store. If you see your picture below, you are the very garden-party-est, and we have a $100 Enomatic card with your name on it! Thanks again to everyone who came. Our customers' thirst and enthusiasm for delightful, dry rosé has already enabled us to donate $2,500 to the Chapel Hill Breast Cancer Foundation this year!
Rosé Garden 2015!
   The pink oasis that refreshes our mouths and nourishes our souls is once again in bloom!  The Rosé Garden has arrived. As always, a portion of each and every bottle of rosé sold will be donated to the fight against breast cancer! We recently donated $2,500 from last year's rosé sales thanks to you!!
  • Dr. Heyden - Rosé Trocken 2014  $11.99
  • Chateau Roustan - Costieres de Nimes Rosé 2014  $11.99
  • Mas de Libian - Rosé "Bout d'Zan" 2014  $14.99 
  • Domaine Magellan - Hérault Rosé "Le Fruit Défendu" 2014  $10.99
  • Domaine Saint Croix - Rosé "Roséphine" 2014  $9.99 
  • Meinklang - Pinot Noir Rosé "Prosa" 2013  $16.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rosé 2014  $9.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rosé [3-L!] 2014  $29.99


Thank you for voting us
Best of Durham!
   Thanks to our outstanding customers and readers of Durham Magazine for once again voting us Best of Durham in the "Wine Shop" category! We're immensely proud to be part of Durham's landscape and to have so many friends and customers from around the Triangle!
Why, thank you!    
Real Customer Comment:

"I'm so glad that you're here! It's great for my...existence!"

  -  Kerry B.       


Meinklang Dinner!

Wednesday, June 17th 
   A few seats are still available at the upcoming Garland wine dinner focusing on the biodynamic Meinklang estate of Austria's Burgenland! Raleigh's extraordinary and unique Garland restaurant and Chef Cheetie Kumar's adventurous, Southeast Asian and Indian cuisine promise to be a perfect partner for the iconic producer's flavorful and distinctive wines! This is a match made in heaven... 

Wednesday, June 17th
6:30 PM @ Garland 
14 W Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
$60 (PLUS TAX & TIP)
Garland: (919) 833-6886
Menu TBA


Tasty Tuesday:
New from Beaujolais!
This Tuesday, May 2nd, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting!  Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm 
   Join us next Tuesday as we unveil three of the four new exquisitely lively wines we've just received from Beaujolais! A berryishly refreshing rosé and two vibrant Villages reds are on the menu, and they are Wine Authorities Selections which have never before been available in our neck of the woods. These are some of the most impressive values from Beaujolais that we've ever encountered! Standing at the threshold of summer, we look to Beaujolais to take us the rest of 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
Mackin' the
w/ Domaine Tripoz 
    Hailing from the Maconnais in the southern reaches of France's Burgundy, the wines of Céline & Laurent Tripoz represent not only some of our favorite and most representative values from Burgundy, they can also be counted among the original "Wine Authorities Selections" - wines that we've had imported especially so that we can share them with you. These lovely wines can't be found anywhere else in this part of the world! Join us on Saturday as we celebrate the arrival of a pair of new selections from the estate and remember why Burgundy is one of the most beloved wine regions on the planet! 
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Céline & Laurent Tripoz 
Macon-Vinzelles 2011
"Les Morandes" 

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay 

(Southern Burgundy, France)

From Celine & Laurent Tripoz, who are literally "garage winemakers", comes this purest, cleanest expression of Chardonnay unfettered by oak aging or man-made chemicals of any sort (the vineyards are entirely organic - indeed biodynamic)! Mouthwatering and delicious with great...

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Céline & Laurent Tripoz 
Bourgogne Blanc 2011
"Les Chenes" 

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay 

(Southern Burgundy, France)

Though this cuvée from our friends, Céline & Laurent Tripoz, may take its name from the fact that it sees a short period of oak aging in a combination of new and older barrels, oak is far from this gorgeous white's foremost defining characteristic. Brimming with a...
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Céline & Laurent Tripoz 
Crémant de Bourgogne
{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay 

(Southern Burgundy, France)

This micro-production cremant is crafted like many of the finest grower Champagnes, and it shows. Rich, mature, and elegantly vinous, it is perfectly at home at the table, and not to be delegated merely to celebrations. Lush and rich, this is great sparkling wine that happens to be... 
Céline & Laurent Tripoz 
Bourgogne Rouge 2011
{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir 

(Southern Burgundy, France)

This is authentic, classic, old-school Burgundy showing pure Pinot Noir subtlety and depth. Made from grapes grown in the biodynamic vineyards of wife & husband team Celine & Laurent Tripoz. Their tiny, artisan winery is truly focused on producing the best quality grapes, then turning them into expressive...

Hope to see you Saturday!

Our best to you,
Grand Poobah & the Wine Authorities staff 
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Six for Sixty!

Here's our fabulous monthly deal, 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.
[click on the magic green bag above to see this month's selections!]

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

Whites (48˚F):




$15.99 on sale


Anton Bauer 

Grüner Veltliner 


$19.99 on sale


Eric de Suremain 

Rully Blanc 1er Cru 

$31.99 on sale

Chateau la Colombière 

Fronton Vin Gris


$11.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


Mas de Libian 

"Vin de Petanque" 

$11.99 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


Domaine Robert Sérol 

Cote Roannaise

"Les Originelles 




Garnacha "G" 

$14.99 on sale


Pinot Noir 

$29.99 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):


Dr. Heyden 


$11.99 on sale


Domaine Tripoz 

Macon Vinzelles

"Les Morandes" 

$19.99 on sale


Domaine de



"Vignes de 1914" 

$18.99 on sale


Grüner Veltliner 

$14.99 on sale


Corzano e Paterno 


"Il Corzanello" 

$17.99 on sale


Valle dell' Cate 


"Tenuta Ibidini" 

$12.99 on sale


Domaine Magellan 

Hérault Rosé

"Le Fruit Defendu"  

$10.99 on sale

Cave Freudenreich


$18.99 on sale



Reds (65º F):


Chateau la Colombière 

Fronton "Réserve" 

$14.99 on sale





$20.99 on sale



Rosso Conero


$15.99 on sale


Domaine Saint Just 
Saumur Champigny
"Montée des Roches" 

$34.99 on sale


Georg Albrecht Schneider 

Dornfelder Trocken 



Viña Apaltagua 


"Gran Reserva Envero" 

$16.99 on sale


Veronese Rosso

"Campo di Majoli 

$13.99 on sale


Viña Aliaga 

Navarra Tinto

Reserva "de la Familia" 

$19.99 on sale


Virxen de Galir 


"Via Nova" 

$13.99 on sale


Domaine Badoz 


$19.99 on sale


Borie La Vitarèle 

Saint Chinian 

"Terres Blanches" 

$21.99 on sale


Peirano Estate 
"Immortal Zin" 

$11.99 on sale


Bodegas Arrocal 

Ribeira del Duero 






$13.99 on sale

Lua Cheia 

Douro Reserva 


$14.99 on sale


Domaine de la Bouysse 

Corbieres Rouge

"Roc Long"  

 $14.99 on sale 




Upcoming  Tastings!*  

Saturday Tasting 
"Mackin' the Maconnais"
w/ Domaine Tripoz!

Tasty Tuesday
New from Beaujolais!
Saturday Tasting 
West Coast Wines:
California Dreams

Tasty Tuesday
West Coast Wines:
Pacific Northwest 
Saturday Tasting
"Tempore means time. Tempore means seed time."

*Subject to change!

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