Mad About Madiran!
Patched into Pacherenc!
In This Issue:
Vacation Pack 2016
Tasty Tuesday: Vacay Featurette part 2
Rosé Garden 2016
Free Saturday Tasting: Mad about Madiran! Patched into Pacherenc!

   We hope that all of you are enjoying this week's official transition into summer! Between soaring temperatures and the rare sighting of a "strawberry moon," there's been absolutely no excuse to fall behind in drinkin' rosé! After all, what else are you going to pair with a pink moon?
   In related news, we are absolutely well-stocked in other sublimely summery, fiercely refreshing treats, and while it's come to our attention that we can't legally advertise wine as preventing heat exhaustion or sunstroke, there's no telling how many times we've been rescued by a chilled bottle of Txakoli or pint of locally-brewed pilsner!
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
"Your staff is great!"
"Wine & cheese details are a fantastic idea!"
"Thanks for your biodynamic wine knowledge!"

                       -  Mr. & Mrs. Horton

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, June 28th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
  Last week, we unveiled this year's edition of our coveted Vacation Packs and featured three of the six wines in our Tasty Tuesday. Now, we're prepared to pick up where we left off, featuring the other red, white, and rosé stars of what is sometimes referred to as the "beach box." These delights are tailored to the season and to our beautifully varied NC landscape - each at home by the sea or on a mountain cabin porch. As you pack for your vacation, don't forget our essential Vacation 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. Just have a look below at what's currently in bloom!
    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 Gouron - Chinon Rosé 2015  $16.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rosé 2015  $9.99
  • Tegernseerhof - Zweigelt Rosé 2015  $14.99
  • Domaine Grangette - Piquepoul Noir Rosé "Picoti Picota" 2015  $11.99
Rosé Garden Glasses

Free Saturday Tastings!
Durham & Raleigh:
From Noon to 3 pm, "try before you buy"
at our FREE tastings!
Mad about Madiran!
Patched into Pacherenc!

Feat: Domaine Labranche Laffont 
    We've grown accustomed to falling in love with the wines we carry. It's often difficult to name favorites because there are simply so many beautiful selections to choose from, and each producer has intriguing stories to tell. We can say without hesitation, however, that Labranche Laffont is among our absolute heroes. The estate's Christine Dupuis crafts wines which are both fiercely representative of Madiran and singularly her own. They are spectacular. Join us this Saturday as we celebrate new the arrival of her 2013 reds and 2014 whites. As if that wasn't enough cause for applause, these iconic wines are reaching us at all-time low prices! Magnifique! 
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Domaine Labranche Laffont 
Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh 2014
{organic} 70% Gros Manseng,
30% Petit Manseng 
(Sud-Ouest, France)
If you have even heard of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you deserve a pat on the back. This rarely seen white wine from Madiran is one of France's best kept secrets. In fact, Christine Dupuy produces just a few hundred cases per year. The wine is aged on its lees and develops additional...
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Domaine Labranche Laffont 
Madiran 2013
"Cuvée Tradition" 
{organic} 70% Tannat,
20% Cab Franc, 10% Cab Sauv 
(Sud-Ouest, France)
Christine Dupuy took over her family's estate in 1992, lovingly producing hand harvested Madiran from 50 year old Tannat vines in France's Southwest. At the age of 23, she was truly extraordinary in her courage and ingenuity, possessing no previous winemaking experience yet readily taking up the challenge after her...
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Domaine Labranche Laffont
Madiran 2013
"Vieilles Vignes" 
{organic} 100% Tannat 
(Sud-Ouest, France)
Starting with 55 to 155 year old vines of Tannat, Christine Dupuy coaxes monsterous bold and powerful flavors from every vine in this tiny 3 hectare parcel. Dense purple clings to the glass while time in new French oak barrels bathes the tannins in toasty cedar. Labranche-Laffont's Christine Dupuy has emerged as...
Domaine Labranche Laffont 
Pacherenc du Vic Bilh 2014
{organic} 90% Petit Manseng,
10% Gros Manseng  
(Sud-Ouest, France) 
If you have tried the dry version of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you will love this dessert bottling. In fact, Christine Dupuy has just .7 hectare devoted to making this rare dessert wine and produces just enough to share the love in the US with Wine Authorities. Employing careful hand harvesting with lees aging to...
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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.
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Free Tastings!

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!

Tasty Tuesday 
July 5th
for Washington! 
Saturday Tasting 
July 9th
Summer of Riesling! 
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! 
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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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