With autumn in sight, we end
August in Austria!
In This Issue:
Vacation Wine 6-Pack! $65 including tote.
Next Tasty Tuesday: Veronese Veracity
Saturday's Tasting: August into Autumn in Austria!

   What does September hold? Surprises? Of course! Treasures? There's a distinct possibility. There's also that distinct possibility of milder yet still summery weather, and to address that, we're about to roll out some treasured surprises including a new six-pack of Grenache-centric wines to celebrate International Grenache Day. We have a birthday coming up as well. Our 8th! Isn't there usually a pretty robust sale to celebrate? Read more about that and other Grenache goodies next week... 
   In the meantime, our next two tastings land perfectly in the later reaches of summer and anticipation of fall. This Saturday, our free tasting features the collision of seasonal colors through the specialties of Austria. Next week's Tasty Tuesday takes us into Italy's Veneto with our sights honed on the specialties of Verona. Read on for details!
Far from Topless...

    We've got all kinds of shirts up in the house! Our "WINE FROM FARMERS NOT FACTORIES" Pitchforkscrew™ shirts have returned in deepest, azure-i-est, "Ocean" teal. For the first time, we are also offering dedicated shapes for both gals and guys! Each style ranges from small to XXL, and are $15.99. Now you've absolutely no excuse to go around naked (not that you necessarily need an excuse).

    That's not all, however! We're also offering (currently at our Raleigh store only) a sharply-designed "Brewed NC" shirt to quench the thirst for our passion for local beer! The silhouette of our fair state becomes a horizontally-oriented beer bottle. Available in sky blue and red! $24.99 each.
    Both the Wine From Farmers: Pitchforkscrew™ and Brewed NC shirts are grown and entirely made right here in NC by our friends at TS Designs
Closed Today!
(Durham Only)

Thursday, August 27th!
  We're having some work done on our Durham shop's nifty cork floors, and the store will be momentarily rendered unnavigable. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on Friday, the 28th as we resume our normal hours. Thanks for your understanding!
Why, thank you! 
Real Customer Comment:

"I always love the Six for $60! You guys
do such a great job!"
  -  Malissa M.      

Vacation? Staycation?

We have the Libations!
   The beloved 2015 edition of our annual Vacation Pack is being retired next week. Stock up for Labor Day weekend because next Wednesday (September 2nd) will be the final day to pick up one of these beauties! Care packages of six delicious and versatile Wine Authorities Selections, each pack features two crisp whites, two tangy rosés, and two sumptuous reds to accompany you on your various adventures.
   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.

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 
  • Palama - Negroamaro Rosato "Arcangelo" 2014  $15.99
  • Casa Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosado 2014  $9.99 
  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio - Corvina Rosato "Scaia" 2014  $12.99
  • Aliaga - Lagrima de Garnacha 2014  $9.99
  • Domaine Robert Serol - Cotes de Roannaise Rosé "Cabochard" 2014  $13.99


Tasty Tuesday!
Veronese Veracity 
This Tuesday, September 1st, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting! Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm
    While one of the most famous stories surrounding the city of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, is undisputedly tragic, the province of Verona has a viticultural narrative that one can not help but celebrate! Grape varieties unique to these western reaches of Italy's Veneto provide us with some of the nation's most distinctive specialties. Next Tuesday's tasting hones in on three exceptional values. A Soave, starring the region's signature Garganega grape, brings us healthy, vibrant pear and citrus combined with a richer, yeasty brand of mystique. Next, in both red and rosé form, Valpolicella's Corvina grape stretches its legs with brambly red and black berryish fruit and peppery perfume. Two households (Soave and Valpolicella) both alike in dignity...  
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! 
  August into Autumn...
in Austria!
  Here we go! August is ending. Autumn is coming. There are plenty of warm days ahead, but it won't be long until greens turn to golds, oranges, and reds. Each of these colors is set to feature at this week's free Saturday tasting! From four different grape varieties and four of Austria's most celebrated regions for wine production, we have Kamptal Grüner Veltliner (gleaming pale green), Wachau Riesling (immaculate golden clarity), Burgenland Pinot Gris (rich amber/orange) and Wagram Pinot Noir (ruby red with garnet undertones). End August in Austria with a burst of the colors of summer and fall!
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Steininger GV Kamptal
Grüner Veltliner 2014  
100% Grüner Veltliner 
(Kamptal, Northeastern Austria)
Best known for its elegant, powerful sparkling wines which can rival Champagne, Weingut Steininger consistently produces profound wines with exemplary purity and focus. Karl, the estate's proprietor, prefers that his wines showcase the distinctive characteristics of the grape varieties from which
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Riesling 2014 
100% Riesling "Terrassen" 
(Wachau, Northeastern Austria)
Martin Mittelbach is one of the greats right now, but his reputation has not hit the mainstream or quite captivated the critics yet. This dry Riesling from his terraced, hillside vineyards in the prestigious Wachau is the kind of wine...
Pinot Gris 2013
{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Gris 
(Burgenland, Eastern Austria)
Werner and Angela Michlits run the wine side of the family farm using natural, biodynamic methods. This Pinot Gris is produced in a unique method of NEVER pruning the vines. This is wildly unusual. "Graupert" is German slang for unkempt hair, and one look at these wildly growing vines...  
Anton Bauer 
Pinot Noir 2013
100% Pinot Noir
(Wagram, Northeastern Austria)
In our exploration of Austrian producers and their array of superlative wines, Anton Bauer has continued to truly stand out. Across the board, his wines are outstanding, - varied yet consistent and reliable. This Pinot remains an exciting favorite because of its...
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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.
[click on the magic green bag above to see this month's selections!]

Upcoming  Tastings!*
Saturday Tasting
August 29th
End August in Austria!

Tasty Tuesday 
September 1st
Veronese Veracity!

Saturday Tasting
September 5th
Labor Day Weekend

Tasty Tuesday 
September 8th
Birthday Toast!

Saturday Tasting
September 12th
W.A. Selection Spotlight

*Subject to change!
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in Durham:

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Subject to change on
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on the Enomatic
in Raleigh:
The Whites!
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  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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