Fatherly Festivities Abound!
In This Issue:
Vacation Pack!
Tasty Tuesday: Summer of Riesling
Saturday Tasting: Fatherly Wines

Happy Father's Day!

   As we head into Father's Day weekend, the force is definitely strong with us! Not only have we once again put together a truly exceptional "Pappy Pack" to help celebrate and treat our dads to the finer things in life, but we've lined up a great themed tasting featuring collaborations between talented winegrowing fathers and the children to whom they're passing their torches. Read more below! 
Pappy Pack!

    We know how to make pappy happy! Each Father's Day, we help you raise a glass (roughly twelve glasses, this year) to the great fatherly figures in your life by putting together a creative and diverse gift pack that dads always swoon over! Of course, our pappies come in all shapes and sizes, but we've figured out the positively perfect assortment to please them all!

This year's Pappy Pack includes:
  • Viña Aliaga - Tempranillo
  • Domaine La Grangette - Picpoul de Pinet
  • Foothills Brewery - Carver Lager
  • San Guiseppe Salami Co -  6 oz. Salami
  • Farmer's Daughter - Marmalade
  • Wine Authorities 6-bottle wine bag "Tote Bleu"

A $46.94 Dollar value for


(That's 15% off, and Dad loves a good value

every bit as much as he loves tasty goodies!)

Why, thank you!    
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"I love it when I come here. Everything works out."

  -  Gail M.       


Vacation? Staycation?

We have the Libations!
   The 2015 edition of our annual Vacation Pack has arrived! Is this the most splendiferous pack thus far? We're pretty certain that it is! This care package of six delicious and versatile Wine Authorities Selections features two crisp whites, two tangy rosés, and two sumptuous reds to accompany you on your various summer adventures and relaxing moments at home. These wines clock in at a deep discount, and we're also throwing in a stylish blue Wine Authorities tote so you can
totally take them wherever the fun is! It's only $65 (plus tax) after a 30% discount! Click here to read more. 
   Also! If this year's Vacation Pack isn't quite what you have in mind for the journeys you've planned, we're always happy to help put something special together for you! 

Rosé Garden 2015!
   The dry, 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!  In May we donated $2,500 from last year's rosé sales thanks to you!!
  • Dr. Heyden - Rosé Trocken 2014  $11.99
  • Netzl - "Rosanna" Zweigelt Rosé 2014  $13.99
  • Mas de Libian - Rosé "Bout d'Zan" 2014  $14.99 
  • Domaine Magellan - Hérault Rosé "Le Fruit Défendu" 2014  $10.99
  • Gauthier - Beaujolais-Villages Rosé 2014  $14.99 
  • Meinklang - Pinot Noir Rosé "Prosa" 2013  $16.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rosé 2014  $9.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rosé [3-L!] 2014  $29.99


Tasty Tuesday!
The Summer
is for Riesling!
This Tuesday, May 23rd, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting! Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm 
   What better subject to explore at our first tasting of the summer than that most refreshingly elegant and elegantly refreshing ancient grape, the regal Riesling? Join us on Tuesday as we immerse ourselves in the mighty minerality and ascendant acidity that we crave and adore. Austria, France, and Germany know how to party in style!
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
Fatherly Wines  
For Father's Day!
   At this year's Father's Day-themed tasting, we're rolling out some favorite recent arrivals that come to us from winemaking/grape-growing fathers and the children which follow in their footsteps! Pictured above (clockwise) are Dr. Heyden, Mas de Libian, Carussin, and Bodgas Ostatu. Each has a story (in some cases, multiple stories) of winemaking and grape-growing dads who've spawned, taught, shared with, and collaborated with impassioned, capable offspring. Join us for these fatherly and wine-ish tales (as well as wonderful wines) on Saturday!

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Ostatu Blanco
Bodegas Ostatu
Rioja Blanco 2014

{organic} 90% Viura, 10% Malvasia 

(Aragón, Spain)

Ostatu's white Rioja comes to us courtesy of 60-70 year Viura vines with just a twist of Malvasia (10%) added to intensify the exotic perfume. An extra special treat, this cuvée was originally the estate's family wine in Spain and never intended for export, but local wine importer André Tamers kept after... 
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Bout d'Zan Rosé
Mas de Libain
Cotes du Rhone Rosé 2014
"Bout d'Zan" 

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache,

20% Syrah

(Southern Rhone, France)

Vibrant salmon in color and vibrantly crisp on the palate, this latest offering from the sisters Thibon is a beauty to behold and a refreshing pleasure to sip. Taking its title from the childhood nickname of Jean-Pierre Thibon, Libian's patriarch and father to the sisters who currently manage...

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Heyden Pinot Noir
Weingut Dr. Heyden
Pinot Noir 2012

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir 

(Rheinhessen, Germany)

With just 11 hectares in the town of Oppenheim, the Heyden family is making an international splash. Winemaking prodigy, Frank Heyden blends his Schlöss vineyard for elegance and fruit with the Kreuz vineyard for weight and body. This is a scream...
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Barbera d'Asti 2013
{biodynamic} 100% Barbera  

(Piemonte, Italy)

Matteo and Luca Garberoglio are the genial, laid-back fellows behind the 85 year-old Carussin estate, where they spend their days brewing beer, and hanging out with donkeys. Oh, and making incredible wine with their father and mother. This powerful Barbera is an homage to the noble donkey, the raising of which has...

Hope to see you Saturday!

Our best to you,
Grand Poobah & the Wine Authorities staff 
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Upcoming  Tastings!*  

Saturday Tasting
"The Wines of Our Fathers"

Tasty Tuesday
Summer of Riesling!
*Subject to change!
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:

Click for what's on tap! 
Subject to change on
a whim or fancy...

on the Enomatic
in Raleigh:
The Whites!
Click for what's on tap!
Subject to change on 
  a whim or fancy...



Artisan Bacon

at our Durham store



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered


  • Double Hickory (also available in our Raleigh store!) 
Vande Rose Farms
  • Applewood


Firsthand Foods 

Fresh Local Sausages

  • Bratwurst
  • Country Breakfast
  • Spicy Italian
  • Smoked Polish
  • Chorizo
Raleigh CIty Farm
Visit our Raleigh Neighbors at:
  • Community supported farms & entrepreneurs. 
  • Socially & financially underutilized urban land. 
  • Healthy neighborhoods & thriving markets. 

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