Southern Portugal's Lisboa & Alentejo
for the win (and the wine) at our next two tastings!
In This Issue:
Vacation Wine 6-Pack! $65 including tote.
Next Tasty Tuesday: "Album of Alentejo"
This Saturday's Tastings: Quinta de Sant'Ana

More Portals Sighted 

in Southern Portugal! 
  The appearance of still more Portuguese portals can only portend our pouring new arrivals from the Iberian country at our next two tastings! First, on Saturday, we'll focus on one of the most eagerly anticipated new Wine Authorities Selections producers, Quinta de Sant'Ana! It's a tiny estate half an hour north of Lisbon with admirers from all over the world, and we've brought its wines to the United States for the very first time. Then, at next week's Tasty Tuesday, we'll feature three new arrivals from further east in Alentejo from our friends at Lua Cheia. Saúde! 
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   The 2015 edition of our annual Vacation Pack is going strong! 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 both on your various summer adventures and your relaxing moments at home. These wines clock in at a deep discount, and we're also throwing in a stylish 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 in full bloom! As always, a portion of each and every bottle of rosé sold is being donated to the fight against breast cancer!  
  • Tempore - Rosado de Garnacha 2014  $9.99
  • J. Mourat - Rosé "Collection" 2014  $11.99
  • Mas de Libian - Rosé "Bout d'Zan" 2014  $14.99 
  • Mas Codina - Rosé Penedès 2014  $9.99
  • Casa Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosado 2014  $9.99 
  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio - Corvina Rosato "Scaia" 2014  $12.99
  • Domaine Cady - Rosé de Loire 2014  $10.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rosé [3-L!] 2014  $29.99


Tasty Tuesday!
Lua Cheia Dois 
"Album of Alentejo"  
This Tuesday, August 11th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting! Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm
    At our next Tasty Tuesday, we continue our enthusiastic examinations of new arrivals from Portugal! Last week, we dove into the Douro with gusto. This week, we're headin' south to the land beyond the Tagus river, where we'll be greeted by three more selections from Lua Cheia. This small but prolific producer has not only the Douro estate that we've followed for years but a sister set of vineyards in the south as well. Its wines, which they've entitled "Album," are some of the best values that we've ever encountered from the Alentejo, and they aren't simply great for their price. They're excellent examples of the region's penchant for combining indigenous Portuguese grapes with French and Spanish expats to awesome effect!
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!

Free Saturday Tasting!
Durham & Raleigh:
From 12 to 3 PM, "try before you buy" 
at our FREE Saturday tastings! 
Quinta de
   Nestled away in a picturesque, Atlantic enclave of southern Portugal is Quinta de Sant'Ana. Though only half an hour north of Lisbon, the property is an idyllic farm surrounded by vineyards, sheep, and a curious combination of palms, pines, and deciduous foliage. Ann and James Frost took over the reins of the estate from Ann's parents in 1999 and set to work revolutionizing the vineyards, producing their first vintage half a decade later. Covering territory of just under 30 acres, Sant'Ana is very small, and they use their size to the advantage of quality. These micro-production wines have never been available in our part of the country before, and they're outstanding. We can't wait to share them with you on Saturday!
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Quinta de Sant'Ana 
Rosé 2014 

{sustainable}Touriga Nacional, Pinot Noir, Aragonez, Merlot  

(Lisboa, Portugal)

To look at Portugal's Lisboa on a map, one would understandably envision it as probably hot and best suited to dense, extracted reds like the ones associated with many similarly southerly Iberian regions. The reality is astonishingly mild - conducive less to unwieldily powerhouse wines than to elegance and balance
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SantAna Branco
Quinta de Sant'Ana 
Branco 2014 

{sustainable} 100% Fernão Pires 

(Lisboa, Portugal)


Fernão Pires (intermittently better known as Maria Gomes) is the most planted white grape in Portugal for good reason. It's one of the few grapes with a reputation for being able to balance generous yields and generous flavor. When the yields are low, however, the flavors become even more interesting...
Quinta de Sant'Ana 
Rosé de Loire 2013    

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir 

(Lisboa, Portugal)
Situated 30 miles northwest of Lisbon on an ancient estate near the Atlantic, Quinta de Sant'Ana benefits from hot days followed by cool nights. With the help of this utopian climate, James and Ann Frost along with their seven sons have produced a Pinot Noir with beautifully balanced elements of...  
Quinta de Sant'Ana 
Touriga Nacional 2011

{sustainable} 100 % Touriga Nacional 

(Lisboa, Portugal)

Touriga Nacional, associated more with northern Portugal's Douro and Dao than with southerly regions like Lisboa, is undisputedly a national treasure. While significantly less famous than France's Cabernet Sauvignon or Italy's Nebbiolo, this seldom-sung nobleman of the red grape royal court is conducive to exceptionally elegant, structured, imposing wines that linger lengthily on our palates and in... 

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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.
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Upcoming  Tastings!*


Saturday Tasting
August 8th
Quinta de Sant'Ana

Tasty Tuesday 
August 11th
Lua Cheia Dois:
"Album of Alentejo"

Saturday Tasting
August 15th
New from Central Italy!

Tasty Tuesday 
August 18th
Sicily & Sardegna

Saturday Tasting
August 22nd
"Beyond the d'Or"
Cote Chalonnaise

Tasty Tuesday 
August 25th
New York! New York!

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