Worlds collide (gently and deliciously)
at this Saturday's tasting!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: Off the beaten path in California
Free Saturday Tasting: Which world are you from?

 Who says that spring
boot season?

Central Italy Wine Class! 
April 28th @ W.A. Durham
  Just when you thought it was safe to trade your boots for spring sandals, Italy's outline has appeared triumphantly on the horizon. Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, and Lazio! What do the fab five of Central Italy have in common and what differentiates them from one another? Join us for the answers as we embark on a comprehensive tour of the leg-shaped peninsula's mid thigh!
Class includes comprehensive tasting, visual presentation, and handouts.
$48 - 7:33 PM
The Garden of Rosé 
is on its way!  
   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
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!
Off the Beaten Path
This Tuesday, April 12th, we present our FREE
 midweek wine tasting!  Every Tuesday is tasty...

5:00 - 7:00 pm
   Harness your horses and set out with us into the less explored reaches of America's great western wine country! California is plenty famous for its resonant renditions of grapes from Bordeaux and Burgundy, but the state's vineyards are also teaming with less familiar specialties. At our next Tasty Tuesday, we'll explore the possibilities of Austria's Grüner Veltliner from Edna Valley, Tuscany's Sangiovese from Cienega, and the Rhone's Petit Sirah (which is now grown to a far greater extent in California than in its homeland) from Clarksburg. Cheers! 
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!
Old World!
Which world are you from? 
New World!
   At this week's Saturday Tasting, we're showcasing two grapes which have leapt from famously French beginnings to undisputed status as international superstars. Varieties grown on a global scale enjoy a diverse range of possible personalities, and the schism between Old World (original growing areas of Europe) and New World (everywhere else) is often very real - influenced by the philosophies of vignerons, the preferences of local drinkers, and the many varied growing conditions of different regions.
   We'll explore Sauvignon Blanc from its origins in the Loire as well as its adoptive capital of Marlborough, New Zealand before turning our attention to Merlot. Born in Bordeaux and an almost omnipresent staple of Californian production, Merlot is a grape of many faces. Join us as we explore a brave new world and an equally brave old one!
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Bergeonniere Sauvignon
Domaine de la Bergeonničre 
Sauvignon de Touraine 2014 
{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc 
(Middle Loire, France)
Touraine has long been one of our favorite regions in the world for knockout Sauvignon Blanc, and they tend to be less expensive than some of their more famous neighbors. This lovely nectar from Domaine de la Bergeonniere is a study in...

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_Three Brooms_
Barker's Marque 
Sauvignon Blanc 2015
"Three Brooms" 
100% Sauvignon Blanc 
(Marlborough, New Zealand)
The "Three Brooms" represents a sort of family crest for the Barker family in New Zealand. This style of Marlborough Sauvignon is fresh and tangy with a medium body, very ripe fruit flavors, bright acidity and a long finish with a fresh zestiness...

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Ancient Peaks Merlot
Ancient Peaks 
Merlot 2013 
95% Merlot, 5% Malbec 
(Paso Robles, California)
Heading toward Southern California, Paso Robles produces a totally different style of wine versus the north. Ancient Peaks, located just 14 miles from the Pacific ocean, holds the Margarita single vineyard surrounded by towering mountains, rich with fossilized soils and cool ocean breezes that...
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Villars Fronsac
Chateau Villars 
Fronsac 2010 
83% Merlot, 14% Cab Franc,
3% Cabernet Sauvignon 
(Bordeaux, France)
Fronsac, like its more famous neighbor, Pomerol, produces wines which are among the most Merlot-centric of Bordeaux. Here, it isn't unusual for the grape to account for 90% or more of a blend, with its father, Cabernet Franc, and brother, Cabernet Sauvignon providing blink-or-you'll-miss-it cameos. This example is both typical...

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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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 Free Tastings!*

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!
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Subject to change on 
  a whim or fancy...
Upcoming  Wine Classes!
Composition Notebook

Spring Semester:

Fall Semester:
(to be announced:
Austria, Southern Italy,
Burgundy, and more!) 



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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