Pappy Packs, Piemonte Pours,
& Pilgrimage Provisions!
In This Issue:
Vacation Pack 2016
Tasty Tuesday: Vacay Featurette part 1
Rosé Garden 2016
Free Saturday Tasting: Pouring the Piemonte!

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Happy Father's Day!
   As we head into Father's Day weekend, the force is definitely strong with us! Not only have we once again put together a truly exceptional "Pappy Pack" to help celebrate and treat our dads to the finer things in life, but we've also lined up a Piemontese tasting of four wines perfect for outdoor refreshment and summer grilling. Read on!
Pappy Pack!
    We know how to make pappy happy! Each Father's Day, we help you raise a glass (roughly twelve glasses, this year) to the great fatherly figures in your life by putting together a creative and diverse gift pack that dads always swoon over! Of course, our pappies come in all shapes and sizes, but we've figured out the positively perfect assortment to please them all!

This year's Pappy Pack includes:
  • Viña Aliaga - Tempranillo
  • Fullsteam Brewery - Pay Check Pilsner
  • San Guiseppe Salami Co -  6 oz. Salami
  • Farmer's Daughter - Marmalade
  • Wine Authorities 6-bottle wine bag "Tote Bleu"
A $44.95 Dollar value for
(That's 22% off, and Dad loves a good value
every bit as much as he loves tasty goodies!)
Indy's Best of!
Thanks again to you,
our loyal customers!
   Tremendous thanks to our lovely customers in Durham and Wake counties as well as the rest of the Triangle for once again voicing your affection for us and the wines we love. We promise not to get too schmaltzy on you, but we are profoundly appreciative! You've voted Wine Authorities the Best Wine Store in Indy Week for the eighth time in as many years, and, as the old saying goes, "eight out of eight ain't bad!" As we approach our ninth birthday, we know that we have the best friends and customers that we could wish for! Congratulations to the other winners and finalists, and thanks again to the vibrant community that is our beloved Triangle. Cheers! 
Why, thank you!   
Real Customer Comment:
"This place is the best."
                       -  Andrew K. (via Yelp)    

We have the libations!
   The 2016 edition of our annual Vacation Pack has finally arrived! Scientifically confirmed to be the most delightful package of any sort in human history, it contains six delicious and versatile Wine Authorities Selections - two crisp whites, two tangy rosés, and two beautifully balanced reds to accompany you on both your summer adventures and relaxing moments at home. These wines clock in at a deep discount, and we're also throwing in a stylish black Wine Authorities tote so you can totally transport them to wherever the fun is! It's only $70 (plus tax) after a 28% discount! Click here to read more.
Tasty Tuesday!
Vacation Pack Sampler
This Tuesday, August 19th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
 In typical summer fashion, we've once again put together an assortment of favorite vacation wines, tailored to the season and to our beautifully varied NC landscape - each at home on the beach or mountain cabin porch.  As you pack for your vacation, don't forget our essential Vacation Pack. At our next two Tasty Tuesdays we're featuring three of the selections in this year's six-pack!
Rosé Garden!!!
     It's in full bloom! The pink oasis that refreshes our mouths and nourishes our souls has returned and features an eclectic, rotating assortment of exotic pink wines from around the world. Come thirsty and prepare to be refreshed!
    As always, a portion of each and every bottle of rosé sold will be donated to the fight against breast cancer!
  • Domaine La Ligière - "Sud Absolut" Rosé 2015  $10.99 
  • Viña Aliaga - Lagrima de Garnacha 2015  $9.99
  • Chateau de Lancyre - Pic Saint-Loup Rosé 2015  $19.99
  • Bodegas Arrocal - Ribera del Duero Rosado "Rosa" 2015  $12.99
  • Domaine Laurent Gauthier - Beaujolais Villages Rosé "Vintage" 2015  $14.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rosé 2015  $9.99
  • Tegernseerhof - Zweigelt Rosé 2015  $14.99
Rosé Garden Glasses

Free Saturday Tastings!
Durham & Raleigh:
From Noon to 3 pm, "try before you buy"
at our FREE tastings!
Pouring the Piemonte!
   Baking in the summer sun has its appeal and all, but many of us are already finding ourselves in need of a reprieve from the heat! This Saturday, we're venturing into Italy's dynamic northwestern vineyards, which are home to some of the country's most distinctive specialties. These offerings range from crisp and refreshing to powerful and long-lived. We'll be hitting up prime examples of each with some of the region's most iconic varieties. Join us this weekend as we beat the heat, venturing into this sublimely subalpine land of the vine!
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Borgo Moncalvo
Borgo Moncalvo 
Cortese 2013
{organic} 100% Cortese
(Piemonte, Italy)
Cortese, a grape which many wine lovers associate exclusively with the small Piemontese region of Gavi, actually has a fairly wide northwestern Italian range. This example from less than 40 miles further west has many reminiscences of Gavi's classic hallmarks (vibrant acidity, zesty citrus, restrained...
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Montezemolo Arneis  
Cordero de Montezemolo
Langhe Arneis 2014
100% Arneis
(Piemonte, Italy)
This single estate has been owned by the same family for 18 generations - since 1340.  Opulent, balanced, and mysterious, this Arneis, by the Cordero di Montezemolo family, really delivers the goods. Though fleshy and lush, a wonderful cleanness and clarity keep the balance brilliant...
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"Completo" 2014
{biodynamic} 65% Barbera
w/ Grignolino, Freisa, & Dolcetto
(Piemonte, Italy)
Our favorite donkey has returned from the Ferro family farm in Asti carrying a care package of lovely liter bottles. Arriving just in time for summer, this zesty red blend is refreshing and (potentially a little too?) easy to drink without coming off as exactly light or lean...
Marziano Abbona 
Barolo 2011
{organic} 100% Nebbiolo
(Piemonte, Italy) 
Firmly structured yet with sumptuous, ripe fruit, this is sublimely confident Barolo and an exemplary expression of Nebbiolo's contradictory tendencies toward brightness, enchantingly "pretty" perfume, and rugged earthy mystique. While this wine's character is inspiringly traditional, Abbona diligently utilizes...
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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!]

Free Tastings!
Saturday Tasting 
June 18th 
Pouring the Piemonte
Tasty Tuesday 
June 21st
Vacation Pack
Featurette 1

Saturday Tasting 
June 25th
Mad about Madiran!
Patched into Pacherenc! 
Tasty Tuesday 
June 28st
  Vacation Pack
Featurette 2 
Saturday Tasting 
July 2nd
Summer Wine Cocktails
for Independence Day!
Special Bonus
Saturday Tasting
July 9th
W.A. Raleigh

4:00-6:00 PM 
Wicked Weed
Small Vineyards
Special Bonus
Thursday Tasting
July 14th
W.A. Durham

5:00-7:00 PM 
Small Vineyards 
Subject to change!
Is that my beer growling?
   We're now offering Growlers and refills from tap at our Raleigh location from beloved craft breweries. Each is the equivalent of roughly four pints and offers ale-errific or lager-tastic enjoyment to share (or not) while on vacation or staycation.
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!

School's Out
For Summer!
Alice Cooper

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
Far from Topless! 
"WINE FROM FARMERS NOT FACTORIES" Pitchforkscrew™ t-shirts:  
Special editions
and Guys styles: 
Small - XXL $15.99 
   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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