The Tastes of Italy Abound!
In This Issue:
Vacation Wine 6-Pack! $65 including tote.
Next Tasty Tuesday: Italy's Extremities
This Saturday's Tastings: The B(oot)'s knees...


  You may not yet "a-know what's cookin'," but believe us when we say that we've got some outstanding, valiantly value-centric, Italian tastings lined up for this Saturday and next week's Tasty Tuesday. Comprised almost entirely of brand new selections, the lineups highlight the nation's central regions, its islands, and Calabria! Expect zesty whites, vibrantly colorful rosés, and delectable reds that know how to party with food. "It's a so delish a ev'rybody come capisce!"
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Vacation? Staycation?

We have the Libations!
   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!
"Italy's Extremities" 
This Tuesday, August 18th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting! Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Next week's Tasty Tuesday will find us exploring some of the extremities of Italy. Our first area of interest will be that lovely toe that the boot-shaped nation dips into the sea! The Calabrian peninsula is a part of Italy whose wines don't reach us as readily those of the other southern Italian regions, but we have a delightful rosé featuring one of the area's signature grapes that we look forward to sharing with you! Next, we get even more extreme with Sicily and Sardegna, the Mediterranean's largest islands and homes to numerous distinctive wine specialties. Refreshing, dry, tropical Insolia and earthily intriguing Cannonau (the Sardinian name for Grenache) represent. Get extreme!
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! 
New Values from
Central Italy!
Marche Madness! Tuscan Tenacity! 
   This week, we're going to need a knee brace as we're traveling halfway down the leg-like profile of Italy to explore the signature specialties of Tuscany and Marche through a quartet of impressive new arrivals! Beginning in the easterly region of Marche, defined by its Apennine mountain terrain and Adriatic influence, where we'll find the Verdicchio grape, whose lemony brightness and mineralistic edge make it one of Italy's most beloved companions for seafood. From Marchetti, we'll have the opportunity to enjoy both a lean, clean rendition as well as a riper, more richly perfumed offering. Next, we'll venture toward Sienna, where we'll encounter two bold, bright reds from Fattoria Casabianca featuring the Sangiovese grape as it shares the spotlight with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Canaiolo. There will also be a couple of Italian cheeses and a Giacomo salami from right here in NC to sample. Tastings like these are the b(oot)'s knees!
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Verdicchio 2014
100% Verdicchio  
(Marche, Italy)
Verdicchio, one of the most iconic grapes of central Italy, is a card carrying member in the exclusive club of seafood specialist wines. With an appeal, in this regard, similar to France's Muscadet and the northwestern Iberian peninsula's Albariño, Verdicchio spans the spectrum from refreshingly austere to assertively citrusy and invigoratingly flavorful. This cuvée, "Raphael," comes at us with a sai-weilding wealth of acidity
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Verdicchio 2014
"Tenuta del Cavaliere" 
100% Verdicchio
(Marche, Italy)
Imagine picking a smooth dark stone from a fast-flowing river. Hold the wet stone to your nose and inhale deeply; it's a sharp, clean, yet earthy smell, one famously reproduced by the best Verdicchio wines. Maurizio Marchetti harvests his...
Fattoria Casabianca 
Toscana Rosa 2013
{organic} 50% Sangiovese,
50% Cabernet Sauvignon 
(Tuscany, Italy)
Embedded in a timeless 13th Century Etruscain landscape, Casabianca produces some of the area's most glorious organic wines. These beautiful reflections of the labor and love that the estate lavishes on its vines are also tremendously representative of the signature terroir of Tuscany. An outstanding...  
Fattoria Casabianca 
Chianti Colli Senesi 2013
{organic} Sangiovese, Merlot,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo  
(Tuscany, Italy)
Gleamingly red and brimming with life, this brilliant gem from the southwestern reaches of the Chianti appellations represents the brighter, more refreshing possibilities of Sangiovese and company. Not thin or "sharp" but spry, upbeat, timeless, and almost palate cleansing, this is... 
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Grand Poobah & the Wine Authorities staff 
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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.
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Upcoming  Tastings!*
Saturday Tasting
August 15th
New from Central Italy!

Tasty Tuesday 
August 18th
Italy's Extremities:

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

Tasty Tuesday 
August 25th
New York! New York!

Saturday Tasting
August 29th
End August in Austria!

Tasty Tuesday 
September 1st
Veronese Veracity!

*Subject to change!
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The Whites!
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  a whim or fancy...



Artisan Bacon

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Vande Rose Farms
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Firsthand Foods 

Fresh Local Sausages

  • Bratwurst
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  • Smoked Polish
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