The ball drops as the bubbly pops!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: Bountiful Bubbly
New Year's Eve Tasting: Sparkling Extravaganza
Would you take the shirts right off our backs?

(To you & to bubbly)
     Happy New Year! We hope that everyone has had a great 2015, and we want to thank all of you, the grandest customers in the galaxy, for your enthusiasm, loyalty, and wine-lovin'-ness. As we enter our shiny new year, we're excited to continue sharing our famously eternal passion for estate-grown wines and infamous zaniness!
    But, without further adieu, we should get to the heart of the matter: Bubbly! We have a goliath selection of Cava, Champagne, Charmat, and Crémant to wet whistles and whet appetites for celebration. We proudly present:
The Button of Bubbly!
   How can you possibly resist the maddening urge to view all of our bubbly at the mere push of a single button? The beautiful, shiny button? The jolly, candy-like button? Will you hold out, folks? Can you hold out? No you can't!
Respect sparkling wine! 
Love sparkling wine!
  Sparkling wines refresh the palate and invigorate the soul! They're typically very labor intensive as well, so don't shake them up and spray them. It's bad karma. See above. Celebrate them! Love them and be loved by them...
Holiday Hours:
Closed Holiday Sign 

We will keep our regularly scheduled hours on 
New Year's eve (10am-7pm) and will be 
closed on January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
We will reopen on January 4th with our regular hours.
Why, thank you!   
Real Customer Comment:
"Best shopping experience
I've had in days."
  -  Kathy L.      
Tasty Tuesday!
"Welcome 2016"
This Tuesday, January 5th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting! Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm
   What does 2016 hold? Who knows! It's almost as cryptic as the above image (which is supposed to depict three mysterious bottles, a question mark, and "2016"). For the year's first Tasty Tuesday, 2016 holds precisely whatever we want it to. That  means, of course, that three of our favorite selections are joining us without so much as a rhyme, reason, or theme to tie them together. They're a surprise, but expect some bubbles, spice, and something else nice. We wouldn't pour you something that's not nice. 
New Year's Eve Tasting!
Durham & Raleigh:
From 5-7pm, "try before you buy" 
at our FREE tastings!
Thursday, Dec 31 

Sparkling Extravaganza!
   Join us tomorrow (New Year's Eve) as we indulge in delicious sparkling wines and celebrate the imminence of 2016. While festive occasions indeed demand that we break out the bubbles, we can't let ourselves forget that these wines themselves are truly worth celebration. For New Year's, we're hauling out some of our very favorites - an Alsatian Crémant and two glorious Champagnes which are lusciously lively, rich, and resplendently festive from the very first sip. Happy New Year!!!  
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Cave Freudenreich 
Cremant d'Alsace Brut 
Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir 
(Alsace, France)
From Alsace, quite possibly the origin of France's most haunting and ephemeral whites, comes this intensely flavorful and bright Cremant. Striking a very satisfying balance between powerfully tangy fruit character and complex mineralistic and floral notes, this seamless blend of Pinot Blanc, Riesling, and Pinot Noir combines a...

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Champagne Brut
Blanc de Blancs 
100% Chardonnay
(Champagne, France)
This Blanc de Blancs (white wine]from white grapes - in this case, Chardonnay) is racy and very rich but still easy-going. Unlike the factory wines which dominate the world of Champagne today, this is handmade in minute quantities by a small, independent vigneron...
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Champagne Grand Cru Brut
à Cramant Blanc de Blancs 
100% Chardonnay
(Champagne, France) 
This is blazing, mind-blowing Champagne that has the perfect combination of mineral/leesy complexity and highly focused acidity. The pedigree is there, Grand Cru vineyards are only used, all from the village of Cramant, the source of the finest Chardonnay in the Champagne region. This Blanc de Blancs...

Far from Topless...
   Our classic "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).
   The Wine From Farmers: Pitchforkscrew™ shirts are grown and entirely made right here in NC by our friends at TS Designs!
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Hope to see you Saturday!

Our best to you,
Grand Poobah & the Wine Authorities staff 
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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 Free Tastings!*

New Year's Eve
December 31st
Sparkling Extravaganza!

Saturday Tasting 
January 2nd
We're Closed
Tasty Tuesday
January 5th
Welcome 2016!

Saturday Tasting 
January 9th
Budget Recovery 
*Subject to change!
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in Durham:

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Subject to change on
a whim or fancy...

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in Raleigh:
The Whites!
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  a whim or fancy...
Upcoming  Wine Classes



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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