Budget-Busters and Winter-Warmers!
In This Issue:
"Vine to Wine" Class in Durham!
Tasty Tuesday: Winter-Warmers
Free Saturday Tasting: Budget-Busters

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Don't feel pinched! 
    The all-too-familiar, post-holiday, collective cry of "my wallet hurts!" has once again been raised, and once again, we have selected six sensationally seductive wines that won't complicate your credit card bills or bank statement.  No! These expressive but inexpensive beauties have the tenacious tastiness that one might demand from selections clocking in at twice the price and will allow you continue to drink in style while pinching pennies. In fact, they'll have you pinching yourself as you struggle to reconcile their unbelievable deliciousness with their purse-sparing Daily price tags! We'll be fanatically featuring four of them at this Saturday's free tasting. Just have a look:
  • Tempore - Garnacha "Finca La Cañada" 2014  $7.99
  • Socalos do Douro - Vinho Verde "Colheita Seleccionada" 2014  $9.99
  • Hyatt Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  $11.99
  • Domaine Herbauges - Chardonnay "Unoaked" 2014  $11.99
  • Lua Cheia - Douro Tinto 2013  $9.99
  • Chateau Haut Dambert - Entre-Deux-Mers 2014 $11.99
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Next Week!
January 14th! Durham!
"Vine To Wine"
7:33 PM - $36 per person 
   There are still seats available at our first class of spring semester! Our concise yet comprehensive "Vine to Wine" is fun and educational, boldly chronicling the lives of wines from the first spring buds' breaking open to each grape's being lovingly squeezed into the bottles that we take home with us! We cover how vines are grown and how wine is made, how to read a label, how to buy wine, how to store wine, how to drink, er, taste wine...and we'll debunk some of the stubbornest wine myths throughout the course of the two hour class! 
Call (919) 489-2884 to purchase tickets! 
(includes tasting wines, visual presentation, and handouts) 

Tasty Tuesday!
"Welcome 2016"
This Tuesday, January 12th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting! Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Sometimes winter swoops in with falcon precision and relentless, icy talons. Other times, it shambles around with the vague amicability of snow monsters from 1960s and 70s Japanese television programs about gigantic, silver, heroic aliens. After being heralded by a bizarrely balmy Winter Solstice a couple of weeks ago, the season seems to have found its footing. We're bundling up before going outside and cranking up the heat at night.  May we remind you that it is far more environmentally sound, economical, and fun to simply pour a glass (or two) of port and curl up by the fire with a good book. Join us on Tuesday for three wintry wines that are sure to warm things up!
Free Saturday Tastings!
Durham & Raleigh:
From Noon to 3 pm, "try before you buy"
at our FREE tastings!
 
Post-Holiday  

Budget-Busters! 
    Recovering from the holiday rush isn't just about finding safe and creative ways to dispose of fruit cakes. It's also about finding safe and creative ways to balance your checkbook! We've made budget-conscious wine shopping easy with displays featuring a few of our favorite top-value contenders. Featuring both old favorites and brand new arrivals, this is a tasting sure to satisfy your cravings and defy your debt! Taste, save, and actually enjoy budgeting for a change...
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Domaine Herbauges 
Chardonnay 2014 
{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay 
(Loire Atlantique, France)
CITRUS & MINERAL, QUINCE, OAK-FREE PURITY!
Five generations of Choblet family winemaking in one elegant bottle. A brilliant effort in UN-oaked Chardonnay winemaking using sustainable agriculture. This silky textured, crisp white shows bold citrus and subtle honeysuckle aromas, mineral and tart quince...
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Haut Damb  
Chateau Haut Dambert 
Entre-Deux-Mers 2014
40% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Sauvignon Gris, 20% Muscadelle 
(Champagne, France)
GRAPEFRUIT & PEACH, FLORAL & LYCHEE-LIKE, LIVELY & EXOTIC! 
Always one of our best values in white Bordeaux, this crisp, aromatic white gives so much and costs so little. The Buffeteau family has now been farming this estate for three generations and over the last ten years has updated their winery with modern equipment so that their wines can showcase...
 
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Bodegas Tempore 
Garnacha 2014
"Finca La Cañada 
{organic} 100% Garnacha
(Aragón, Spain) 
BRIGHT BLACK RASPBERRY. SPICY, SMOOTH, DELICIOUS!
The Finca La Cañada is a vineyard recently planted by Bodegas Tempore using the same focus on quality, organic viticulture, and grape character as their "Terrae" and "G" wines. From this area, the birthplace of the Grenache/Garnacha grape, comes this lovely, refreshingly...
Hyatt Vineyards 
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 
93% Cabernet Sauvignon,
5% Merlot, 2% Syrah 
(Colombia Valley, WA) 
SPICY & FLAVORFUL, DRIED BLUEBERRY & CURRANT
Hyatt is a small, domestic winery that's doing it right. Established in 1983, they make great wines at reasonable prices that are stinkin' good. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is a great domestic value and shows complex berry flavors...

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!

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Grand Poobah & the Wine Authorities staff 
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New Every Month: 
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!*
Composition

Saturday Tasting 
January 9th
Budget-Busters!
 

Tasty Tuesday
January 12th
Winter-Warmers!

Saturday Tasting 
January 16th
Pivotal Portugal 

Tasty Tuesday
January 19th
Casa Los Frailes

Saturday Tasting 
January 23rd
Sumptuous Southern Rhone

Tasty Tuesday
January 26th
Lavish Languedoc

Saturday Tasting 
January 30th
A Piece of
the Piemonte

Tasty Tuesday
February 2nd
"Groundhog Day"
aka
"Six More Weeks?" 


*Subject to change!
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