Prepare for Independence Day-themed
awesomeness at our next two tastings!
In This Issue:
Vacation Pack!
Tasty Tuesday: Grillin' & Chillin'
Saturday Tasting: Wine Cocktails for the 4th!

The Fourth is coming!

   Our next tastings revolve around the celebration of our (almost) 239 year-old nation! We present our annual pre-Independence Day Wine Cocktail tasting on Saturday and follow it with crowd-pleasing grillers and chillers at next week's Tasty Tuesday. Also, if you're planning on getting away for a few days, don't forget to grab a Vacation Pack (or two) to take along with you! Read more below...
   Don't overlook wine cocktails... 
Closed July 4th

We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of 
Independence Day and will reopen to our normal business hours on Sunday, July 5th. Have a safe and happy fourth! 
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!
Chillin' and
This Tuesday, June 30th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting! Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm 
   Nothing's more refreshing than standing immediately before an open flame on a 97 degree day, right? So, this Tuesday, we're celebrating that time-honored and all-American facet of summer by exploring delicious wines and a fantastic pale ale from two of this fair nation's original colonies (New York and our own North Carolina!) which are well-suited to chillin' by the grill and keepin' it real. Peace!
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
Wine Cocktails!
Our annual compendium of cockamamie
concoctions continues... 
   This Saturday (June 28th), it's time for one of our most anticipated tastings of the year. Each weekend before July 4th, we celebrate by pouring wine cocktails in lieu of our typical standalone wine selections. This year, we're continuing our recent tradition of looking to some of our local, very cocktail savy friends for inspiration! We're also rolling out a conspicuously summery Negroni! Needless to say, these imaginative concoctions are delicious, fun, and proven to help spur your creativity next weekend before you begin blowing stuff up with M-80's and cherry bombs. Bottoms up! Read about the cocktails below, and click this link for a printable document with all of the recipes!
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Tempore, Mas Codina 
W.A. Sangria (2015 Remix) 

(Aragón & Penedès, Spain)

Garnacha Joven & Cava Brut
With a slight twist, our recipe for a classic Sangria returns this year as an indispensable refreshment for the hot weather! We recommend Aliaga's Tempranillo for the red wine base and Mas Codina's Cava Brut to add invigorating spritz... 

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Cocchi, Capelleti, Jack Rudy
"Negroni Solare" 
(Summer Negroni)

(Northern Italy & Charleston, SC)

Red Vermouth, Americano Rosso,
Dry Vermouth:
Drawing from the beloved Negroni's origins (prior, in fact,  to its being called "Negroni"), this more refreshing and lower octane option uses bold Cappelletti Americano Rosso in place of Campari and Dolin's wonderfully herbaceous dry vermouth in place of gin...
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Cocchi, Terrabianca, Lurisia 
"Piemonte Spritzzante" 

(Piemonte, Italy)

Moscato d'Asti, Americano Bianco,
Sparkling Mineral Water:
Andrew Shepherd of Raleigh's Stanbury returns this year with a sequel to last year's "Moscito" (Moscato/Mojito hybrid), and it's every bit as refreshing as its predecessor! This effervescent, lightly sweet, and delightfully bitter cocktail brings a northwestern Italian trio together to spectacular effect...
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Alley 26, Dolin, Mas Codina 
"Copa Catalonia" 

(North Carolina's Durham, France's

Savoie, & Spain's Catalonia)

Alley 26 Tonic Syrup, Dry Vermouth, Cava Brut Nature/Zero
Shannon Healy of Durham's Alley 26 serves up another fantastic cocktail recipe (hot on the heels of last year's "Alley Dreams of Toro"). This time, it's a kaleidoscopic collision of Cava, Vermouth, and his own Tonic Syrup! A fantastically summery treat, to be sure...
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Hope to see you Saturday!

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

Saturday Tasting 
June 27th
Wine Cocktails
for the Fourth

Tasty Tuesday 
June 30th
Chillin' & Grillin'

Saturday, July 4th

July is a month of 
"Tour de France"
at Wine Authorities!

Tasty Tuesday 
July 7th
Cycle w/ Cidre

Saturday Tasting 
July 11th
"Vault of Vaucluse" 1:
Race to Mount Ventoux

Tasty Tuesday
July 14th
What's New
with Negrette?

Saturday Tasting 
July 18th
"Vault of Vaucluse" 2:
Vacation in Vacqueyras
feat. Domaine Ligière

Tasty Tuesday 
July 21st
Provençal Providence

Saturday Tasting 
July 25th
"Layering the Loire"

Tasty Tuesday 
July 28th
Fresh, Refreshing,
& Frankly Francophilic

*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
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Visit our Raleigh Neighbors at:
  • Community supported farms & entrepreneurs. 
  • Socially & financially underutilized urban land. 
  • Healthy neighborhoods & thriving markets. 

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