The wheels are turning...
In This Issue:
Vacation Pack!
Tasty Tuesday: What's new with Negrette?
Saturday Tasting: Race to Mont Ventoux!

Spin the wheel!

   Some choices are difficult enough that they must be left to chance. Fortunately, we don't need to choose between bikes and wines. We can have both, and we do! This week, we've launched our series of Tour de France tastings, and on Saturday we have a special tie-in and special guests on site at both our Durham and Raleigh stores! As we sample the rare wines of the outstanding Ventoux vigneron, Cave Aureto for the first time in the US, we are reminded that the estate's owner is also responsible for the revered bicycles of BMC. The Triangle's Inside Out Sports joins us to talk about cycling and show off some really beautiful BMC bikes as we showcase the wines of Cave Aureto at this Saturday's free tasting. A match made in Ventoux!
   No, we're not just spinning our wheels. This is a Saturday not to be missed! Bike by daylight, drink wine by moonlight. Rinse and repeat. It's a delicious cycle!      
   But wait! There's Tour de France goodness to explore throughout the month! We're delving deeper into the many new selections that we've lately acquired from the land of the rising baguette.  July is a tour de force celebration of "Tour de France" 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... 
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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? Yeah, we're pretty sure 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!
What's new with Negrette?
This Tuesday, July 14th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting! Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm
   Next Tuesday, in our month-long "Tour de France" series of tastings, we celebrate the arrival of the tour's cyclists to Southwestern France from Brittany with new wines from... where else? Southwestern France and (just below) Brittany! The mysterious Negrette grape is a denizen of both locales (and not many others)! Typically associated with the vineyards just north of Toulouse and a scattering of regions to its east, the grape also makes an unlikely home just south of Muscadet country in the Loire valley, where it brings the same kind of elegantly spicy intrigue to the local wines that has won legions of new admirers for its work in the south. Check out what's new with Negrette!
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
Tour de France
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. Cave Aureto is a rising producer striving to elevate the region's stature (not a pun!) without compromising the character of these historically humble but very distinctive wines. We'll be debuting these beautiful wines for the first time in the United States! The trio that we'll be tasting this Saturday is bold, beautiful, and almost as imposing as the mount itself!
   We're joined this Saturday by Inside Out Sports, the premier Triangle hub of BMC bikes (bicycles from Cave Aureto co-owner Andreas Rihs). Inside Out's Carey will join us at our Durham shop while the shops' Chad will be present at our Raleigh shop. They'll be doing complementary bike checks for our customers and giving out a few prizes. How awesome! Cheers!
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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!

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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!

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:

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Subject to change on
a whim or fancy...

on the Enomatic
in Raleigh:
The Whites!
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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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