Happy Independence Day!
In This Issue:
Vacation Pack!
Tasty Tuesday: Cycling w/ Cidre
Saturday Tasting: Closed for the 4th!

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Red, White, & Blue!

   We'd like to wish a happy Fourth and a very festive holiday weekend to all of our customers in the Triangle and beyond! Exercise caution while firing explosives into the sky and liberally (but responsibly!) imbibing celebratory libations. Whether you're grillin' outdoors or chillin' in, we have the right wines for all of your patriotic plans. Cheers!
   But wait! There's more red, white, and blue goodness to explore! Venturing deeper into July, we'll take a closer look at (and taste of) the many new selections that we've lately acquired from the land of the rising baguette.  July is "Tour de France" month at Wine Authorities, and we'll follow the rapidly peddling athletes on their journey. Take a look at the tastings we have lined up in the side bar to the right... 
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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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!
  • Tempore - Rosado de Garnacha 2014  $9.99
  • Netzl - "Rosanna" Zweigelt Rosé 2014  $13.99
  • Mas de Libian - Rosé "Bout d'Zan" 2014  $14.99 
  • Mas Codina - Rosé Penedès 2014  $9.99
  • Gauthier - Beaujolais-Villages Rosé 2014  $14.99 
  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio - Corvina Rosato "Scaia" 2014  $12.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rosé 2014  $9.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rosé [3-L!] 2014  $29.99


Tasty Tuesday!
Cycle with Cidre!
This Tuesday, July 7th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting! Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm
   Next Tuesday, we're embarking on our month-long "Tour de France" series of tastings with the famous Ciders of Normandy! On the very day that the Tour's cyclists plunge from Belgium into the heart of Normandy, we'll be pouring three of the region's wonderful fermented apple (and pear) based delights. Equally perfect for our Carolinian July, the refreshingly tart imbibement is exactly the sort of drink that we want to down following a vigorous bike ride. Just don't forget your helmet!
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!

Saturday, July 11th from 12 to 3 PM 
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting
(Not this week -
next Saturday!)
Vault of Vaucluse pt.1   
Race to Mont Ventoux w/ Aureto
   The Mont Ventoux is one of the most iconic landscapes encountered by the cyclists of the Tour de France. Far from simply being a place to struggle while riding your bike, the Ventoux region is part of the the Southern Rhone and overlooks the beautiful Mediterranean countryside of Provence! Needless to say, they grow healthy, happy grapes there. Aureto is a rising producer striving to elevate the region's stature (no pun intended) without compromising the character of these historically humble but very distinctive wines. The trio that we'll be tasting next Saturday (the 11th) is bold, beautiful, and almost as imposing as the mount itself! Remember, we're closed this Saturday, so this tasting takes place next week... 
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Luberon Rouge 2012
"Petit Miracle"

65% Syrah, 35% Grenache

(Southern Rhone, France)

In the southesternmost reaches of France's Rhone Valley, stretching out below Ventoux into Provence, the Cotes du Luberon are provided with monumental doses of Mediterranean influence and stone-soaking sunshine. With a climate and terroir like those found here, scarcely any miracle is necessary in order to yield a sturdy, broad
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Ventoux Rouge 2011

70% Syrah, 20% Grenache,

10% Carignan

(Southern Rhone, France)

Where the Rhone Valley meets Provence, the Cotes du Ventoux region takes its name from the imposing peak which it surrounds. Not content to simply count itself among the most memorable landscapes along the Tour de France circuit, Ventoux and its sun soaked vineyards...
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Vaucluse Rouge 2012

35% Cabernet Sauvignon,

30% Caladoc, 25% Marselan,

10% Syrah 

(Southern Rhone, France)

Though retaining the concentrated ripeness and intense Mediterranean spice that we associate with the Rhone/Provence's traditional grape varieties, this bold red features a more experimental cast of characters. Cabernet Sauvignon, while certainly no stranger to Provence, has joined an ensemble featuring Caladoc (the twisted lovechild of Grenache & Malbec) and Marselan (a crossing of Grenache & Cabernet)...  
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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
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 
(Bastille Day)
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!
Fresh picks for July!
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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