"A Fountain of Youth" at Saturday's tasting!
A Fountain of rosé to brighten your day!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: Effervesce into Spring!
Free Saturday Tasting: "A Fountain of Youth"

Return to the
Garden of Rosé 
   Before our very eyes, the dormant bulbs of last year's Rosé Garden have sprung back into action! Blooming with the final, majestic (and still very vibrant) 2014 offerings of the prettiest and pinkest kind, our beloved display of all things rosé has returned as an ethereal precursor to this year's imminent Rosé Garden. That's not the only good news we have to share, however! All the rapidly rotating crops currently in the garden (and there are seven classics at the moment) clock in at a whopping 25% off! Welcome spring with the assured shimmerings of pink wine...
Rosé Garden Glasses
Indy's Best of 
the Triangle!
   Friends, Trianglites, countrymen, starting on April 25th, you can vote for your favorite finalists (including a certain passionate bastion of estate-produced wine) by clicking on the Indy's "Best Of" banners above and below! Keep in mind that there are many people out there who may cast votes for the unwieldy, unimaginative chains. Our area's many exciting local businesses depend on your loyalty, selectivity, and vociferous support, so be true to your civic duty and vote for the little guys who make our community special. It truly makes a difference!
indy best
Why, thank you!   
Real Customer Comment:
"It is an absolutely enjoyable experience to come here. When we do, we leave with a case..."
                       -  Andrew K. (via Yelp)    

Tasty Tuesday:
"Effervesce Into Spring"
This Tuesday, April 5th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting!  Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm
   The remaining ice on our sidewalks and windshields dissolved ages ago, but if you are still pinching yourself and finding it hard to believe that winter is over, you're in good company! Join us at next week's Tasty Tuesday as we melt into the comforting glow of spring with lively spritz and refreshing bubbles. Profoundly refreshing Prosecco, Txakoli, and slightly off-dry Lambrusco lead the way!  
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 Tastings!
Durham & Raleigh:
From Noon to 3 pm, "try before you buy"
at our FREE tastings!
A Fountain

of Youth!
   It didn't take mankind very long, in the big scheme of things, to realize that wine is as close to a fountain of youth can be realistically wished for. This Saturday, we're celebrating wines with an additionally youthful glow. The selections themselves aren't necessarily young, but the prodigious winegrowers responsible for them are rising stars that have captured our attention, hearts, and palates.
   We'll begin in France with the result of a collaboration between a duo of talented Loire vignerons (J. Mourat et J. Huchet) before venturing southeast to the Rhone Valley, where we'll find the Thibon sisters injecting unparalleled passion into their region's spectacular specialties (with the help of Nestor the horse, of course). Next, we'll turn our sights to Italy's Piemonte and Casaccia's Margherita Ravas, whose Barbera has been one of our absolute favorite examples of the grape over the past few vintages. We'll finish the tasting Cali-style with an opulent Syrah from one of the variety's greatest west coast champions, Peter Stolpman. Forever young! 
1 Monthly Wine Banner 2
Les Betes 
Muscadet Sèvre et Main
Sur Lie 2010
{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne 
(Loire Atlantique, France)
The two Jérémies (Huchet & Mourat) of Les Betes Curieuses are impassioned, young Loire vignerons. Both were born in 1977, and both have found their identities as winegrowers while chasing the majestic minerality and invigorating acidity that define their favorite wines. Together, they set out in 2005 to translate the terroir of the Atlantic Loire and the characteristics of the Melon...

1 Weekly Wine Banner 2
_Cave Vinum_
Mas de Libian 
"Cave Vinum" 2014
{biodynamic} 45% Viognier,
35% Roussanne, 10% Clairette 
(Rhone Valley, France)
The soeurs Thibon of Mas de Libian are as thoughtful about naming their wines as they are about creating them. For their single white offering, they play on the "cave canem" ("beware of dog") signs that were discovered in the ruins of Pompeii. Not that there is anything to fear with this...

1 Weekly Wine Banner 2
La Casaccia 
Barbera del Monferrato 2014
{organic} 100% Barbera
(Piemonte, Italy)
So many of our newer Italian offerings come with a story, and this is no exception. La Casaccia translated roughly to "ruined house" (we originally heard a decisively less kind translation), and Giovanni Rava does apparently go about making his wines in an atmosphere of magisterial...
1 Monthly Wine Banner 2
Stolpman Syrah
Stolpman Vineyards 
Syrah 2013  
100% Syrah
(Santa Barbera, California)
This beautiful California Syrah is a prime example of heights reached through adversity. A massive heat wave at the very end of the growing season had Stolpman's crews nervous, but the grapes pulled through with shining - albeit deep purple - colors. This is a rich, brambly, piquant wine, full of dark...

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!
Sustain a Bull logo
Hope to see you Saturday!

Our best to you,
Grand Poobah & the Wine Authorities staff 
Join Our Mailing List
We don't spam you, we practice our wine love on wine drinkers by sharing our weekly wackiness.

Join us, read us,
  with us...
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!*

Saturday Tasting 
April 2nd 
A Fountain of Youth

Tasty Tuesday  
April 5th 
Effervesce into Spring!

Saturday Tasting 
April 9th
Old World! New World!
Which "world" are
you from?

Tasty Tuesday  
April 12th
Off the Beaten Path
in California 
*Subject to change!
on the Enomatic

in Durham:

Click for what's on tap! 
Subject to change on
a whim or fancy...

on the Enomatic
in Raleigh:
The Whites!
Click for what's on tap!
Subject to change on 
  a whim or fancy...
Upcoming  Wine Classes!
Composition Notebook

Spring Semester:

Fall Semester:
(to be announced) 



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

Archived Weekly Emails

If for some absolutely crazy reason you feel the need to re-read our previous weekly email you can now click on this link:



Please note:

We can not be held accountable for our previous, current or future writings.