The cocktails are coming!
The cocktails are coming!
In This Issue:
Vacation Pack 2016
Tasty Tuesday: From Washington for Washington!
Rosé Garden 2016
Free Saturday Tasting: Wine Cocktails for the Fourth!

   We'd like to wish a happy Fourth and a very festive holiday weekend to all of our customers in the Triangle and beyond! Exercise caution while firing explosives into the sky and liberally (but responsibly!) imbibing celebratory libations. Whether you're grillin' outdoors or chillin' in, we have the right wines for all of your patriotic plans.
   Our next tastings revolve around the celebration of our 24 decade-old nation! We present our annual pre-Fourth Wine Cocktail tasting on Saturday and follow it with wines from Washington State at next week's Tasty Tuesday. Also, if you're planning on getting away for a few days, don't forget to grab a Vacation Pack (or two) to take along with you to help celebrate Independence Day with delicious, diverse wines from independent vignerons. Read on!  

Closed July 4th
   We will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of 
Independence Day and will reopen to our normal business hours on Tuesday. Have a safe and happy Fourth! 
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
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"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
This Tuesday, July 5th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Washington n Washington
From Washington, 
for Washington!
     On the evening following this year's Independence Day, we're featuring three wines from the state which bears the name of one of our founding fathers and the first president of the United States. This trio includes a crisp, dry, Riesling, a deeply colored and intensely refreshing Rosé, and a rich, sumptuous Merlot with plenty of character but a lighter constitution that's friendly for warm weather. These summery companions are great for grilling, hanging out with friends, family, and neighbors at parties, or simply taking time to relax by the pool. 
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!

Our collected compendium of cockamamie concoctions... continues!
   This Saturday (July 2nd), it's time for one of our most anticipated tastings of the year. Each weekend before July 4th, we celebrate by pouring wine cocktails in lieu of our typical standalone wine selections. This year, we're slinging a new take on our Sangria, a Prosecco-infused Negroni-like spritzer designed by Rob Mariani of Alley 26, and a rosé-liscious, strawberry-muddled masterpiece from our own Babe Vermouth. Needless to say, these imaginative concoctions are delicious, fun, and proven to help spur your creativity before you begin blowing stuff up with M-80's and cherry bombs. Bottoms up! Read about the cocktails below, and click this link for a printable document with all of the recipes!
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Akarregi Txiki, Tempore 
W.A. Sangria 2016
"Cheeky in Pink"  
(Pays Basque & Navarra, Spain)
Txakoli & Garnacha Rosé
Bursting onto the scene of this years cocktail tasting, we've remixed our classic recipe and are featuring a rosé sangria that's about as refreshing as refreshment gets! We recommend Aliaga's "Lagrima de Garnacha" for the rosy glow and Akarregi Txiki's blindingly bright Txakoli for beautiful, beach-friendly spritz...

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Alley 26, Bedin, Cocchi,
Cappelletti, Crude Bitters 
"Quinquina Spritz No. 26" 
(Northern Italy & The Triangle, NC)
Prosecco Brut, White & Red Americano, Bitters  
A lighter alternative to belovedly bitter Negroni, this more refreshing and lower octane option uses white and red Americano offerings in place of Campari, Bedin's bubbly, and Alley 26's indispensable tonic syrup...
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Arrocal, Cocchi, Alley 26,
Crude Bitters 
"Rosa Blossom" 
(Spain, Italy, & The Triangle, NC)
Ribera del Duero Rosado, Rosato Americano, Bitters
Devised by our very own Babe Vermouth, this summer cocktail celebrates rosé and features one of the most striking offerings from this year's Garden, a prized (and rare) Italian amaro, and Alley 26's wonderful elixir. Let the refreshment begin...
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Hope to see you Saturday!

Our best to you,
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 
July 2nd
Summer Wine Cocktails
for Independence Day!

Tasty Tuesday 
July 5th
From Washington!
For Washington!
Saturday Tasting 
July 9th
Summer of Riesling 1:
The Origins

Tasty Tuesday 
July 12th
Sprawl out with Spain:
Castilla y León
Saturday Tasting 
July 16th
Tour de France:
Rhone & Burgundy

Tasty Tuesday 
July 19th
Chill with Chile!
Saturday Tasting 
July 23rd
Tour de France:
An Alpine High 
Tasty Tuesday 
July 26th
Get Cheeky
w/ Akarregi Txiki 
Saturday Tasting 
July 30th
Summer of Riesling 2:
The Diaspora 
Upcoming Free
Bonus Tastings!
Wicked Weed 
Saturday, July 9th
W.A. Raleigh
4:00-6:00 PM
Small Vineyards
Small Vineyards 
Thursday, July 14th
W.A. Durham
5:00-7:00 PM
Subject to change!
Is that my beer growling?
   We're now offering Growlers and refills from tap at our Raleigh store  from craft breweries. Each is the equivalent of roughly four pints and offers ale-errific or lager-tastic enjoyment to share (or not) while traveling or kicking back at home. Cheers! 
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 
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