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"A Most Delicious" Red Wine Vinaigrette (Toast)

A Most Delicious Red Wine Vinaigrette, Toast Paninoteca

7.50

7 in stock

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"Alma" Quinquina Sidra Digestif (1 Liter) (Trabanco)

Bonal, Gentiane-Quina, Quinquina Digestif, Jura, France NV 16% abv

Made from grape must, bark and gentian (from the mountains of the Grande Chartreuse), created in 1865 by a monk, doctor, brother Raphael (whose real name was Hippolyte Bonal). Traditionally consumed as a digestive or as a mixer in a cocktail. This is a bitter herb mix and one of the original great cocktail mixers available again in the US.

Since 1865, this delicious aperitif wine has stood apart for

its exceptional complexity, delightful flavors and stimulating

palate. Serious to its role as aperitif, it was known as

“ouvre l’appétit” - the key to the appetite. Traditionally enjoyed neat or with a twist; also may enhance classic drinks in place of sweet red vermouth.

23.99

14 in stock

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"Attack Position" Imperial Milk Stout [4 pack] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, "Attack Position" Imperial Milk Stout with Madagascar Vanilla and Videri Cocoa Nibs, 4pk 16oz cans

11% ABV

The attack position is achieved by standing on the pedals while they are in a level position. This gets you ready for any obstacles that may come your way on the trail. Assume the attack position to prepare for our latest brew. This large imperial stout has Madagascar vanilla beans, lactose, and a whole lot of Videri Chocolate Factory cocoa nibs. An Imperial fudge stout if you will. Are you ready for this chocolate behemoth?

16.99

10 in stock

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"Atxa" Dry Vermouth (Acha)

Acha, "Atxa" Dry Vermouth, Pay Basque, Spain NV

15% ABV

19.99

7 in stock

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"Big Bear" Coffee & Cocoa Bitters [4 oz] (Crude Bitters and Sodas)

Crude LLC, "Big Bear" Coffee & Cocoa [4 oz.], Raleigh NC, NV

29% ABV

These bitters are a rich, velvety and perky addition to any cocktail. Using coffee beans from Benelux Coffee (www.beneluxcoffee.com) and bittersweet cocoa nibs from Escazu Chocolates (www.escazuchocolates.com), a couple of drops with rum, bourbon or whiskey is perfection.

4oz bottle

17.99

11 in stock

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"Bitterless Marriage" Hibiscus, Lavender & Oak Bitters [4 oz] (Crude Bitters and Sodas)

Crude LLC, "Bitterless Marriage" Hibiscus, oak, and clove [4 oz.], Raleigh NC, NV

48% ABV

Cocktails and bitters are a marriage of flavor, one that should extend past the completion of the drink. Hibiscus provides a tart and fruitful base, lavender infuses a floral aroma to represent a bond and the oak provides the depth and strength. Fruity and floral in clear spirits, tastes of oak, clove and bak spice with dark spirits.

2 oz bottle

17.99

6 in stock

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"Bloom" Cardamom Tripel [6 pack cans] (Brewery Bhavana)

Bloom Dry Cardamom Tripel (8.1%)

Harkening back to Patrick's time in Kerala, India, this boundary-pushing, Belgian-inspired Tripel begins with the unique aroma of green cardamom and ends with just a touch of sweetness. Each sip is a shifting experience, as its spicy first impression unfolds to reveal fruity, floral undertones.

13.99

6 in stock

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"Bounty" Barrel-Aged Sour Saison [500ml bottles] (Brewery Bhavana)

Bounty Barrel-Aged Sour Saison (6.2%)

Like natural champagne, this wild beer begins with familiar tropical fruit flavors but opens to something deeper and more redolent: summer-ripe peaches, melon, then oak. Aged for nine months in red and white wine barrels, then dry-hopped with Citra and Idaho 7, it is mildly sour with a delicate body.

10.99

11 in stock

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"Brütal Crash" Brut IPA [4 pack] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, "Brütal Crash" Brüt IPA, 4pk 16oz cans

Brutal crashes happen from time to time, it's part of the fast paced cycling lifestyle. When you're lucky you just need a little time to heal and a beer to help you relax. The grain bill is 2 row pale malt and flaked give the beer a light straw color. No bittering hops, only during whirlpool and post fermentation. All this brewing wizardry spells a bone dry, hoppy experience.

11.99

5 in stock

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2018 "Cinzia" Vino Bianco (Visintini)

Visintini, "Cinzia" Vino Bianco, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy 2018 {organic}

80% Pinot Bianco, 20% Friulano

12.99

99 in stock

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2018 "Colombulle" Rosé Methode Ancestrale (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Colombulle" Rosé Methode Ancestrale, Southwest, France 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Négrette

RASPBERRY & WHITE PLUM, BREEZY SPARKLE, A TOUCH OF GRAPEFRUIT

Philipe and Diane Cauvin have essentially bridled the finicky Négrette grape into graceful submission with their catalogue of wines that seem to improve with each passing vintage. This is their newest offering, a delectably refreshing "petnat" sparkling rosé with pretty mousse that evaporates gracefully on the palate. A touch of ruby red grapefruit aroma adds serious depth. Great stuff. (slight sediment from the natural fermentation in bottle is harmless)

Serving Suggestions: Breakfast? I mean, you shouldn’t drink wine before noon, even on a Sunday, but seriously pair this with breakfast foods.

19.99

25 in stock

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2017 "Dark Sheep" Red Trocken (Schafer, Weingut)

Weingut Schäfer, "Dark Sheep" Rotwein Trocken, Mettenheim, Rheinhessen, Germany 2017

Dornfelder, Portugieser, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

JUICY FOREST BERRIES, GENTLE PEPPER & SPICE, SMOOTH & DELICIOUS

Comin' atcha like a dark sheep, Volker Schäfer is a red wine enthusiast in a region much better known for its whites. Not to be deterred, his family have become leading red specialists in the Rheinhessen. This cuvée is filled with deep and dark (yet fresh and friendly) fruit, easy-drinking, dry and a bit difficult to put down. A W.A. Selection!

Serving Suggestion: Steak tartare, which we enjoy with this on every visit. Pizza, burgers, meatloaf, chicken wings, and other festive fare.

11.99

32 in stock

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2018 "Dark Sheep" Red Trocken (Schafer, Weingut)

Weingut Schäfer, "Dark Sheep" Rotwein Trocken, Mettenheim, Rheinhessen, Germany 2018

Dornfelder, Portugieser, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

JUICY FOREST BERRIES, GENTLE PEPPER & SPICE, SMOOTH & DELICIOUS

Comin' atcha like a dark sheep, Volker Schäfer is a red wine enthusiast in a region much better known for its whites. Not to be deterred, his family have become leading red specialists in the Rheinhessen. This cuvée is filled with deep and dark (yet fresh and friendly) fruit, easy-drinking, dry and a bit difficult to put down. A W.A. Selection!

Serving Suggestion: Steak tartare, which we enjoy with this on every visit. Pizza, burgers, meatloaf, chicken wings, and other festive fare.

11.99

81 in stock

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"Elymus" Mixed-Culture Saison [500ml bottles] (Brewery Bhavana)

Elymus (6.2%)

Grain-forward flavors form the bright, bold heart of this lightly acidic mixed culture saison. Slow fermented in neutral wine barrels with a blend of our two house sour cultures, it began with 100 pounds of rye bread, rye malt, spelt, and wheat.

8.99

4 in stock

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2147483647 "Farm's Edge: Brumley Forest" Baltic Porter [16 oz cans] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam Brewery, "Farm's Edge: Brumley Forest" Baltic Porter, Durham, NC

8% ABV

A velvet smooth lager (Baltic Porters are lagers ... they rest for weeks) with a distinct black walnut aroma and a silky mouthfeel. A true taste of place: the taste of a walk deep in the winter woods. Brewed with hundreds of pounds of black walnuts foraged from Brumley Forest, a tract of land owned by the Triangle Land Conservancy.

12.99

2 in stock

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"Flavedo" Ale [500ml bottles] (Brewery Bhavana)

Flavedo (5.2%)

Our new collaboration with Burial Beer Co! A blend of six Cabernet barrels and three different base beers, this bright and fruit-forward, long-fermented ale is brimming with the flavors of oranges and melons. Flavedo, by the way, is the outer layer of a citrus peel -- the colorful part!

7.99

4 in stock

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"Glean" Mango Peppercorn Saison [4 pack] (Brewery Bhavana)

Glean Mango Peppercorn Saison (6.4%)

A subtle homage to Indian street food, this crisp, dry farmhouse ale defies the typical sweetness of fruit beers. Dried mango, added in fermentation, lends a tropical character to balance its bright spice. Patrick first encountered chili-dusted mangoes while traveling with the Peace Corps and spent years refining this recipe to match his memory.

13.99

7 in stock

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"Graf" Cider Co-Fermented Ale [single 16oz can] (Brewery Bhavana)

Graf Apple Cider Co-Fermented Ale (6.3%)

Wild-foraged VT apples and all-NC malt build the crisp and honeyed backbone of this singularly beautiful beer-cider blend, made with our friends from Shacksbury Cider.

3.99

32 in stock

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"Grove" Double IPA [4 pack] (Brewery Bhavana)

Till, Bright & Tangy Farmhouse Ale (4.8%)

Bright and dry, Till builds its intricate and slightly tangy flavor from our house yeast, myriad light malts, Target, Hallertau and Crystal hops.

17.99

6 in stock

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"Hell Yes Ma'am" Belgian Golden Ale [6 pack 12oz cans] (Raleigh Brewing Company)

Raleigh Brewing Company, Raleigh NC

"Hell Yes Ma'am" Belgian Golden Ale

9.2% ABV

13.99

11 in stock

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2017 "La Cuadrilla" (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, "La Cuadrilla", Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2017

{organic} 55% Syrah, 27% Sangiovese, 18% Grenache

BLACK CHERRY, HERBS & PEPPERY SPICE, CHOCOLATE

Santa Ynez Valley's Stolpman focuses largely on the grapes of France's Rhone Valley. In fact, one of the estate's vineyards is a life-sized monument to Cote Rotie. Less massive than some of the estate's signature wines but still with plenty of meat on its bones, this powerful Italo-Franco Cali red is very satisfying. All profits of this wine at Stolpman go to their full-time vineyard crew.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy and sweet Bourbon pepper steak with crispy frites seasoned with rosemary. Silky and rich, this also makes for a cozy and comforting cocktail wine on its own.

24.99

20 in stock

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"Larkspur" Biere de Champagne [500ml bottles] (Brewery Bhavana)

Larkspur Biere de Champagne (10.5%)

Brewed around our first anniversary, this joyful and festive biere de champagne has been bottle-conditioning for nearly eight months. Blended with our house sour culture, it has big, joyful bubbles and a mischievous spirit. Hushed tones of peach, pear, and citrus lend harmony and symmetry to its ultra-dry finish. We have waited so long to share this beer with you; what a wonderful gift that it is finally ready, at just the right time of year. We hope these special bottles help you celebrate all the season has to offer.

15.99

2 in stock

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"Lindsay" Pecan, Magnolia & Habanero Bitters [4 oz] (Crude Bitters and Sodas)

Crude Bitters, "Lindsay" Bitters (Pecan-Magnolia-Habanero) [4 oz.], Raleigh NC, NV

48% ABV

Cocktails and bitters are a marriage of flavor, one that should extend past the completion of the drink. A blend of toasted pecan and magnolia bark, with just a hint of heat to wake your taste buds up. Magnolia bark provides a subtle floral aroma and a bitter finish to the rounded nuttiness of the pecan. 

2 oz bottle

17.99

8 in stock

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"Milky Way" Salted Caramel Stout [4 Pack 16oz Cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Milky Way- Salted Caramel Sweet Stout- (5.3%ABV) Dark and complex, this stout is smooth with a malty sweetness supported by a slight salinity. Notes of roasty malts, light coffee, caramel & subtle sea salt.

10.99

18 in stock

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2018 "Mostovino" (La Vialla, Fattoria)

Fattoria La Vialla, "Mostovino", Tuscany, Italy 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Sangiovese

SWEET BERRY WINE, FUN AND FRESH

Striving to capture the feeling of tapping wine directly from the barrel, winemaker Marco Cervellera created Mostovino. Translating to “neither must nor wine,” Mostovino starts as many wines of the Tuscany would: by fermenting Sangiovese grapes, but we take a journey off the beaten path with fermentation halted at 7% ABV. The result is bottled unfiltered as a cuvée that is full of fizz, fruit, freshness, and fine lees. This is one of those bottles that disappears before you know it. The classiest grape soda you’ve ever tasted!

Serving Suggestions: Cheese of any kind, from the mildest goat cheese to the funkiest blue. Goat milk panna cotta w/ fresh berries.

15.99

12 in stock

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"Motivator" Imperial Stout with Chocolate and Coffee [4 pack] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, "Motivator" Imperial Stout with Chocolate and Coffee, 4pk 16oz cans

For those that need a little motivation to go for a ride, the Motivator is for you; and those that don’t also. We start with a full-bodied imperial stout and add a good amount of Videri cocoa nibs and coffee from Pinestate Coffee.  The result is a silky smooth caffeinated delight.

12.99

4 in stock

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"No No" Bitters (Crude LLC)

Crude Bitters, "No No" (bell, habanero, ghost, thai, and reaper peppers) [2 oz.], Raleigh NC, NV

48% ABV

Cocktails and bitters are a marriage of flavor, one that should extend past the completion of the drink.You don't want these bitters. They're a spicy meat-a-ball-a. Blending bhut jolokia, guajillo, habanero, scotch bonnet, jalapeno, bell, and more. This extra spicy flavor will add a serious kick. 

2 oz bottle

11.99

2 in stock

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"Not Another" New England IPA [6 pack] (Raleigh Brewing Company)

Raleigh Brewing Company, Raleigh NC

"Not Another" NE IPA

9.99

7 in stock

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"Paycheck" Pilsner [6-pack] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Pilsner "Paycheck", Durham, NC

9.99

10 in stock

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"Pooter" Smoke & Salt Bitters [4 oz] (Crude Bitters and Sodas)

Crude LLC, "Pooter" Smoke & Salt [4 oz], Raleigh NC, NV

48% ABV

Cocktails and bitters are a marriage of flavor, one that should extend past the completion of the drink. A distinctly smoky bitters mad with lapsang souchong tea and sea salt. Aromas of hardwood smoke and faint spice with salt accentuating the flavor. Best used in liqueurs, tequila, and bourbon. A few drops will create an instant smoky mezcal or an Islay scotch. Excellent in a bloody mary.

2 oz bottle

16.99

9 in stock

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"Rickshaw" Rye IPA [4 pack] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, "Rickshaw" Rye IPA, 4pk 16oz cans

7.2% ABV

An American style IPA featuring malted rye, using Columbus and Nugget hops. The result? A pleasant balance of malty sweetness, hints of spiciness, with notes of citrus and resin.

11.99

4 in stock

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"Rizzo" Rosemary, Grapefruit & Peppercorn Bitters [4 oz] (Crude Bitters and Sodas)

Crude LLC, "Rizzo" Rosemary, Grapefruit, Peppercorn [4 oz.], Raleigh NC, NV

42% ABV

A delightful balance of rosemary, grapefruit and black peppercorn. The grapefruit brightens, the rosemary aromatizes, and the peppercorn punches. Beautiful in a gin and tonic, devious in a glass of bourbon.

17.99

7 in stock

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"Road Hazard" Hazy IPA [4 pack] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, Whitewall Wheat

11.99

9 in stock

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"Rosette" Rosé-Inspired Ale [500ml bottles] (Brewery Bhavana)

"Rosette" Rosé-Inspired Ale, Brewery Bhavana, Raleigh, NC

12.1% ABV

This blushing, floral ale was brewed more than a year ago and has been slowly conditioning ever since. It's brewed with champagne yeast, rose hips, and hibiscus, aged over cherries, raspberries, and grapefruit, then blended with a touch of Bhavana's house sour culture to echo the flavors of a French rosé wine.

11.99

12 in stock

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"Saxapahaw" Pale Ale [6 pack 12 oz cans] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Saxapahaw Pale Ale, Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Saxapahaw, NC

5.2% ABV

American pale ale brewed with 100% NC-malted grains and dry-hopped profusely. Seriously crushable.

10.99

4 in stock

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"Shaggy Blue Rug" Sahti [16oz single can] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Sahti "Shaggy Blue Rug", Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Saxapahaw, NC

7.8% ABV

Wise Man Brewing collaboration

Sahti is a lesser-known Finnish beer style, malt-forward and infused with juniper. Made with NC-grown barley and grain from Carolina Malt, and custom-made juniper-smoked malt from Epiphany Craft Malt, with juniper-infused strike water and foraged juniper branches and berries in the boil. Fermented with a Norwegian yeast for a dry, balanced, snappy finish.

3.99

22 in stock

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"Sow" Abbey Single [6 pack cans] (Brewery Bhavana)

Sow Light & Easy Abbey Single (4.2%)

Bright and crisp, this ultra light beer is hopped with a single variety: the beloved Czech Saaz. One of the world’s four noble hops, Saaz is essential to many historical styles (most notably, the Pilsner). You’ll find it only slightly bitter with a mild, earthy flavor and faintly herbal nose.

8.99

17 in stock

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"Sprezza Italiano" Bianco Vermouth Spritz [4pk, 250ml can] (Mancino)

Mancino, "Sprezza Italiano" Vermouth Bianco Spritz

17.99

16 in stock

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"Sprout" Fig Dubbel [6 pack cans] (Brewery Bhavana)

10.99

9 in stock

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"Sycophant" Orange & Fig Bitters [4 oz] (Crude Bitters and Sodas)

Crude Bitters and Sodas, "Sycophant" Orange & Fig [4 oz], Raleigh NC

31% ABV

A classic orange bitters finished with North Carolina figs. A sweet citrus taste up front, finishing with earth tones and vanilla bean. Excellent with gin or bourbon.

4 oz bottle.

17.99

8 in stock

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"The Scribbler's Son" Bavarian Black Lager [4 pack 16 oz cans] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Bavarian Black Lager "The Scribbler's Son", Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Saxapahaw, NC

4.9% ABV

A schwarzbier brewed with continental malted grains and traditional European hops, fermented with house lager yeast and lagered in steel for 6 weeks. Bright and crisp with a touch of smooth roast and a clean, snappy finish.

9.99

14 in stock

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"The Scribbler's Son" Black Lager Keg [sixtel] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Bavarian Black Lager, "The Scribbler's Son", Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Saxapahaw, NC

4.9% ABV

5.54

35 in stock

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"The Seven Faces of Pepe Grano" Saison Kag [sixtel] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Saison "The Seven Faces of Pepe Grano", Saxapahaw, NC

6.7% ABV

Brewed with seven different grains (malted barley, raw wheat, flaked oats, rye, malted millet, toasted amaranth, toasted buckwheat) and seven types of peppercorns (Tellicherry, Sarawak white, green, red Sichuan, pink, Indian long, and Cubeb) for a complex, layered flavor and aroma that evolves with every sip. Brilliant golden hue, great late-summer thirst quencher.

7.39

2 in stock

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"Tiki Two-Two" Roasted Pineapple & Vanilla Bitters - Limited Edition (Crude LLC)

Crude Bitters, "Tiki Two-Two" Roasted Pineapple & Vanilla Bitters - Limited Edition [2 oz.], Raleigh NC, NV

48% ABV

Cocktails and bitters are a marriage of flavor, one that should extend past the completion of the drink. This bitters combines the mellow, complex sweetness of pineapple with subtle vanilla. Wonderful in tiki cocktails and with white or dark rum.

2 oz bottle

12.99

4 in stock

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"Till" Farmhouse Ale [4 pack] (Brewery Bhavana)

Till, Bright & Tangy Farmhouse Ale (4.8%)

Bright and dry, Till builds its intricate and slightly tangy flavor from our house yeast, myriad light malts, Target, Hallertau and Crystal hops.

10.99

11 in stock

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"Tuxpeño Gold" Cream Ale [4pk, 16oz cans] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Cream Ale, "Tuxpeño Gold", Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, NC

4.0% ABV

36% Local

A cream ale brewed with Tuxpeño, an heirloom corn variety bred to withstand hurricanes, strong winds, and floods. Grown in Tyner in eastern NC.

9.99

3 in stock

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"Yield" Session IPA [6pk 12oz cans] (Brewery Bhavana)

Till, Bright & Tangy Farmhouse Ale (4.8%)

Bright and dry, Till builds its intricate and slightly tangy flavor from our house yeast, myriad light malts, Target, Hallertau and Crystal hops.

9.99

24 in stock

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80% Dark Chocolate - Patanemo, Venezuela (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Single Origin Dark Chocolate - Patanemo, Venezuela [3 oz]

81% Cocoa

8.00

105 in stock

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Aceto Balsamico di Modena [500ml] (Venturini Baldini)

Venturini Baldini, Aceto Balsamico di Modena [500ml], Emilia Romagna, Italy 2012

29.99

19 in stock

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2018 Albariño (Veiga da Princesa)

Veiga da Princesa, Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain 2018

100% Albariño

WHITE PEACH & PASSIONFRUIT, LIME, DELICATE HERBAL SPICE

Bright, medium-bodied, and bearing the Albariño grape's wonderful combination of tropical perfume and restrained yet vibrant clarity, this tantalizingly textbook example of the variety from Manuel Mendez brims with zesty, ripe fruit, racy acidity, and signature seafood-companionship to pique our pinings for surf and sun (or at least some sensational ceviche tacos). Albariño takes its name from the idea that its a native of Germany (hence Alba-Riño “white of the Rhein”), but we now know it to be native to this stretch of northwestern Iberia.

Serving Suggestion: Shrimp tempura & pineapple maki topped w/ lightly scorched yellowfin. Tangy, creamy cheeses w/ toasted rye or sourdough bread & dill.

16.99

17 in stock

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2018 Albariño (Laxas)

Laxas, Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2018

100% Albariño

TROPICAL AROMATICS, AWESOME MINERALITY, CRISP PEAR FINISH

Fresh, juicy, very dry, and full of minerally terroir, this Albariño from the Laxas (la-shas) winery is first class - produced from old vines in the more oceanic reaches of western Galicia. This white shows an Atlantic saline-like quality which renders it positively delicious with seafood, and the melon, pear, and mineral notes are almost like a meal in themselves. Finishing with impressive length, richness, and a bit of banana essence, this is serious Albariño for the money.

Serving Suggestion:

In Spain they would eat gooseneck barnacles, but here in the US we're more than happy to pair this with nearly any great shellfish, especially mussels will be perfect.

17.99

4 in stock

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2018 Albariño "Castelo do Mar" (Veiga da Princesa)

Veiga da Princesa, Albariño “Castelo do Mar”, Rias Baixas, Spain 2018

100% Albariño

CITRUS & PIÑA COLADA, ZESTY MINERAL 

Fresh, bright, and delicate with firm acidity and beautifully restrained minerality, this crazy-great value in Albariño from Manuel Mendez’s Rias Baixas estate (one of three small farms operated by the gregarious Galician) offers up everything we crave from the increasingly sought-after Albariño grape. Its citrusy energy is the stuff that seafood-pairing dreams are made of, but this is also a “patio wine” extraordinaire that is guaranteed to quench the thirsts of festive friends and cause oceanic oases to materialize before our very eyes and across our very palates!

Serving Suggestion: Mussels, shrimp, and squid in a buttery, garlicky stew w/ oregano & noodles. Veggie burritos w/ mild salsa verde & cilantro.

13.99

81 in stock

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2018 Albarín (Pardevalles, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pardevalles, Albarín, Leon, Spain 2018

100% Albarin

{sustainable}

LEMON-LIME, TROPICAL, ADDICTIVELY AROMATIC

That's not a typo! This is Albarín, not Albariño. Despite almost being homonyms, these two grapes are completely unrelated. Still incredibly rare, Albarín was on the verge of extinction before its revival at the hands of Pardevalles. Medium bodied and as fun as can be, with exuberantly fresh aromas, it will have you asking yourself why you've never had an Albarín before.

Serving suggestion: Chicken breasts doused in peri peri citrus-pepper sauce. Shrimp ceviche served in an avocado bowl.

13.99

122 in stock

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2017 Alta Valle della Greve Rosso "I Cortacci" [3 liter BIB] (Masse di Lamole, Le)

Le Masse di Lamole, Alta Valle della Greve Rosso "I Cortacci" [3 liter BIB], Tuscany, Italy 2015

80% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 8% Malvasia Bianco, 7% Trebbiano

DRIED CHERRY & PLUM, BAY LEAF & BERGAMOT, AUTUMNAL

The high elevation vineyards within the Lamole subregion of Chianti Classico are increasingly revered for the additional structure and balance taken on by their Sangiovese-based wines. While mylar pouches and cardboard are not as closely associated with unyielding form, these vessels provide the perfect protection for the three everlovin’ liters of Tuscan tipple inside. Unsurprisingly Chianti-like, this offering is medium bodied and filled with flavors of dark fruit, forest flowers, and bitter herbs. Salute!

Serving Suggestion: Pork tenderloin w/ garlic & rosemary. Roasted potatoes, carrots, & radishes w/ scallions & dill.

54.99

2 in stock

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2017 Alvarinho "Muros Antigos" (Mendes, Anselmo)

Anselmo Mendes, "Muros Antigos" Alvarinho,

Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2017

100% Alvarinho (Albariño)

HONEYSUCKLE, APRICOT, GRANITIC MINERALITY, RICH & RACY

Winemaker Anselmo Mendes, a native of Monção in northwest Portugal, is passionate about both his vineyards and the native varietals which inhabit them. He shares with the world's most conscientious vignerons the important tenet that quality wine is created first and foremost in the vineyard, marrying each grape variety he cultivates with the section of land which best compliments it. His Alvarinho is a remarkably complex wine with focused mineral, elegantly lean fruit, and the sort of unrelenting acidity which makes it particularly well suited for fresh seafood.

Serving Suggestion: Sardinhas assadas (chargrilled sardines) with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and shallots. Spicy Vietnamese vermicelli with an assortment of shellfish, mint, and lemongrass.

19.99

1 in stock

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2018 Alvarinho "Muros Antigos" (Mendes, Anselmo)

Anselmo Mendes, "Muros Antigos" Alvarinho,

Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2018

100% Alvarinho (Albariño)

HONEYSUCKLE, APRICOT, GRANITIC MINERALITY, RICH & RACY

Winemaker Anselmo Mendes, a native of Monção in northwest Portugal, is passionate about both his vineyards and the native varietals which inhabit them. He shares with the world's most conscientious vignerons the important tenet that quality wine is created first and foremost in the vineyard, marrying each grape variety he cultivates with the section of land which best compliments it. His Alvarinho is a remarkably complex wine with focused mineral, elegantly lean fruit, and the sort of unrelenting acidity which makes it particularly well suited for fresh seafood.

Serving Suggestion: Sardinhas assadas (chargrilled sardines) with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and shallots. Spicy Vietnamese vermicelli with an assortment of shellfish, mint, and lemongrass.

19.99

12 in stock

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2018 Alvarinho Superior (Socalcos do Bouro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida))

Socalos do Douro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida), Alvarinho Superior, Vinho Verde (Minho), Portugal 2018

100% Alvarinho (Albariño)

PINEAPPLE & PEAR, CITRUSY MINERAL ZEST, KISS O' BANANA

Albariño can still be your favorite Spanish white, but it originates just south of the border in Portugal’s Minho (the Vinho Verde region). Alvarinho, as it is known here, is partially responsible for the fresh, fizzy stuff that that we associate with the region’s best-known wines, but it can also be resplendently restrained and mineralistic or fleshy, full-bodied, and brimming with tropical assertiveness. This offering luxuriously leans toward the latter option.

Serving Suggestion: Citrus-marinated grilled squid tacos. Pineapple-anchovie pizza w/ diced crimini mushrooms & ricotta – gifts from the sea & from the forest...

15.99

40 in stock

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2015 Amarone della Valpolicella (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy 2015

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

COLA, LEATHER, BLACK PEPPER, FIGS, RAISINS

An exceptional Amarone value, the Corte Majoli is made using the traditional method of drying the grapes to raisins, then pressing said raisins to extract their sweet goodness. Then it's fermented dry and yields a powerful red with rich aromas and flavors. The alcohol is elevated, as is normal for an Amarone, and the intensity goes to 11 on the 1 to 10 scale. This hearty red shows the fruit of Corvina, but also the classic Italian meaty earth tones typical of classic Amarone.

Serving Suggestions: Hard Reggiano cheese, roast beef with olives and onions, risotto with sausage and Parmesan cheese

34.99

15 in stock

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Amber Ale [6 pack] (Duck Rabbit)

Duck Rabbit, Amber Ale, North Carolina

9.99

1 in stock

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American Wild Ale "Pretty Polly" [500ml] (Steel String Brewery)

American Wild Ale "Pretty Polly" [500ml bottle], Steel String Brewery, Carrboro, NC

A mixed culture sour ale aged in red wine barrels, blended back with a brett saison fermented entirely in stainless steel. After fermentation it's dry hopped with Citra. This unique blend results in a hoppy and citrus forward saison that is vinous, dry, and complexly fruity.

6% ABV

9.99

1 in stock

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Americano Bianco "Rinomato" [1 Liter] (Mancino)

Mancino, Americano Bianco "Rinomato", Canelli Asti, Piemonte, Italy NV

29.99

9 in stock

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Americano Bianco (Aperitivo) (Cocchi, Giulio)

Giulio Cocchi, Americano Bianco (Aperitivo), Piemonte, Italy NV

Moscato & Herbs (Gentian, Cinchona & Citrus)

16.5% ABV

Giulio Cocchi's original recipe Americano is more than just a simple aperitif in the town of Asti - in fact, it is the aperitif by definition, a piece of this century's local cultural and gastronomic history. This is the original Americano, produced without a break since 1891 according to an entirely natural recipe: white wine aromatized with many herbs and spices, no artificial coloring, flavoring or additive of any kind.

It is produced in limited quantities and matured for a year before being put on sale. The new bottle in that form of the classic clear glass Bordeaux shape is designed to be show the aperitif's natural origins as a wine, quite different to other inventive aperitifs based on alcohol.

Serve chilled in a tumbler or in an appropriate glass with a twist of orange peel and if desired, ice cubes. A splash of soda is indispensable to make the full aroma and perfume come out at their best. This is the classic way to serve it, as preferred by the "purists" who have known this drink forever. Outside of Italy it is revered as one of last great blanc/bianco aperitif wines, essential to a wide range of classic mixed drinks.

22.99

32 in stock

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Americano Rosso (Aperitivo) (Cappelletti)

Americano Rosso (Aperitivo)

Antica Erboristeria Cappelletti

Trento, Alto Adige, Italy NV

CITRUS & HERBS, GENTLE SWEETNESS, PLEASANTLY BITTER

While this is a recent addition to the U.S. shelf, it's one of the oldest wine based aperitifs from Trento in Italy's Alpine north.  Made with Trebbiano & Cochinea with infusions of citrus and herbs by the same family for over 4 generations, the Cappelletti Americano (derived from "amer" meaning bitter) is referred to as "specialino" by the locals and is about as ubiquitous a happy hour libation in the Treveneto as Prosecco!

Serving Suggestion: Use in a classic Negroni or Venetian Spritz...or really take it to outerspace and mix with reposado tequila, coffee liquor, and Mole bitters..."Nanu Nanu!"

20.99

16 in stock

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Amontillado Sherry "La Garrocha" [375ml] (Grant)

Grant, "La Garrocha" Amontillado Sherry [375ml], Jerez, Spain, NV

[organic] 100% Palomino

DRY, RICH CARAMEL & VANILLA, FRESH FIG & MINERAL

"La Garrocha," this wine's title, refers to a dance performed on horseback while wielding a 12 foot wooden pole - an activity which probably demands almost as much attention as does this Sherry. Deliciously indulgent, this marriage of golden roundness, delicate minerality, and subtle wisps of ripe fruit contains all of the characteristics that drive us to seek the essence of Amontillado. Edmundo Grant's family has consistently maintained their bodega for over one hundred and seventy years.

Serving Suggestion: Roast chicken thighs w/ garlic & crumbled blue cheese. Hearty gazpacho w/ Jamón Serrano, mushrooms, leeks, and cashews.

14.99

14 in stock

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2018 Anjou Blanc (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Anjou Blanc, Middle Loire, France, 2018

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

WHITE PLUM & ZESTY LIME, BRIGHT MINERALITY, FRAGRANT HONEYSUCKLE

This blockbuster Anjou Blanc echoes the elegance of whites from its area of production at twice the price. A surprisingly elusive grape in the contemporary world of wine, Chenin is a king of acidity and complexity in the Loire Valley. While sometimes unbalanced and lacking in fruit, this example from Domaine Cady is delicious and exquisitely chiseled. Looking for an elegant warm-weather sipper? Keep this unbelievably tasty white chilled in your fridge to impress your friends or simply to be reminded that the world is full of beautiful things.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled trout w/ browned butter Brussels sprouts & gnocchi tossed in parmesan, olive oil, garlic, & fresh basil. Buttery sorrel quiche w/ chèvre.

13.99

8 in stock

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2018 Anjou Rouge (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Anjou Rouge, Middle Loire, France, 2018

{organic} 100% Cabernet Franc

BRIGHT CHERRY, FRESH HERBS, SILKY AND CRISP

Cabernet Franc is a key player in illustrious Bordeaux blends like Saint-Emilion, and the solo star of the Middle Loire in villages like Chinon and Saumur as well as the less famous Anjou Rouge. Lighter and brighter than their more complex and expensive neighbors, these wines often fall into a fun category the French call “vins de soif.” Literally translated “wines of thirst,” these are the bottles whose sublime simplicity keeps you reaching across the table for another pour all night long. Phillipe and Sylvie Cady’s Anjou Rouge is translucently ruby with Cabernet Franc's telltale savory herb character and tangy cherry notes keep you refreshed. You can even throw a slight chill on this one in the heat of the summer. 

Serving Suggestion: Think of drinking this by the carafe outside a cafe, w/ a fresh baguette & a spread of cheese & cornichons.

13.99

21 in stock

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2017 Arbois Savagnin (Pelican, Domaine du)

Domaine du Pelican, Savagnin, Arbois, Jura, France 2017

{organic} 100% Savagnin

TART GOLDEN APPLE & TANGERINE, HONEY, TOAST & HAZELNUT

Savagnin might just be the most significant grape variety that you’ve never met. Actually, you likely have met its significantly better known and more widely distributed mutation, Gewürztraminer, but what we have here is the original - the real deal. Native to somewhere in this (Alpine French) neck of the woods, rather than to northern Italy as fabled, it's responsible for the long-lived, resolutely Burgundian best that the Jura has to offer, and the bottle before you is a textbook example. The variety also happens to be the immediate ancestor of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Grüner Veltliner, among others.

Serving Suggestion: Tender perch or trout roasted w/ white wine & white asparagus. Sausage & apple patties. Comté.

49.99

3 in stock

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Arinto (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Branco, Lisboa, Portugal NV

{organic} 100% Arinto

37.99

9 in stock

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2018 Arneis (Cordero di Montezemolo)

Cordero di Montezemolo, Arneis, Piemonte, Italy 2018

100% Arneis {organic}

QUINCE, HONEY & LILY PERFUME, LUSH & VIBRANT

Since 1340 and throughout 18 generations, the Cordero di Montezemolo estate has been owned by the same family. Arneis, while not a household name here in the US, is the most respected white variety of the Piemonte. Some can lack structure and clock in at unattractively high prices, but this example delivers complexity, memorable richness, and a perfect balance courtesy of zesty acidity - simultaneously indulgent and lively. A truly lovely drink!

Serving Suggestion: Flounder in browned butter & almond slivers. Focaccia w/ garlic, white truffle-infused olive oil, honey, & sweet onion.

18.99

13 in stock

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Aromatic Cocktail Bitters (Peychaud's)

Peychaud's Aromatic Cocktail Bitters

8.99

21 in stock

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2012 Arribes del Duero Tinto "Pirita" (Almaroja, Bodegas)

Bodegas Almaroja, Arribes del Duero Tinto "Pirita", Arribes del Duero, Spain 2012

65% Juan Garcia, 15% Tempranillo, 10% Rufete, 10% Bruñal

29.99

3 in stock

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2017 Assyrtiko Santorini (Argyros, Estate)

Estate Argyros, Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece 2017

100% Assyrtiko

SAVORY CITRUS, CRUSHED SEA SHELL SALINTY & SMOKE

The island of Santorini was formed over the past 200,000 years via volcanic eruptions. The last of these (4,000 years ago) covered the surrounding archipelago in a devastating layer of volcanic ash, and, today, the volcanic, black, alkaline soil keeps vineyards phylloxera-free. This allows this cuvée’s vines to date back 150 years. This glassful of ocean breeze and savory citrus is bright but full-bodied and can hold up gorgeously to richer seafood dishes. It's as close to sitting on the Santorini beach without expensive jet lag.

Serving Suggestions: Blue-fin tuna nigiri. Smoked salmon latkes. Fresh goat cheese.

29.99

16 in stock

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2015 Bairrada Tinto "Encontro" (Encontro, Quinta do)

Quinta do Encontro, Tinto, Bairrada, Portugal 2015

80% Baga, 20% Merlot

BLACK CURRANT FRUIT, LIGHT SPICE, INTENSE FLAVORS

Baga, the primary grape of Bairrada, is known for powerful wines with sometimes tongue-drying tannins. This beauty from Encontro tempers that rustic character with a small addition of Merlot and fully ripened Baga that accentuates its lush, raisiny character. Don't be afraid - this is an exquisite wine that tastes twice as expensive and shows what can happen when wild grapes are in the hands of a skilled winemaker.

Serving Suggestion: This is a big wine that needs some hearty cuisine, heavy on the protein and low on sweetness. Steak makes sense.

11.99

21 in stock

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2015 Bairrada Tinto Reserva (São Domingos, Caves do Solar de)

Caves do Solar de São Domingos, Bairrada Reserva, Portugal 2015

40% Baga, 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz

FIRM PRUNE, WALNUT & LEATHER, SMOKE & EARTH

Baga, a sturdy black grape with firm tannin and a reputation for ageworthiness hasn't perhaps found its way onto the radar of the average American wine lover just yet, but it's nevertheless part of Iberia's dream team of outstanding and exclusive grape varietals. Complex, rustic, and somewhat anachronistic in its untamed, earthy disposition yet in possession of the wisdom and elegance that can only come with maturity, this wine helps us get our Baga fix and offers an ideal introduction to the grape and its northern Portuguese homeland, Bairrada.

Serving Suggestions: Generously marbled skirt steak & broiled potatoes w/ parsley & chives. Burritos w/ black refried beans, puréed sweet potato, garlic, cilantro, & sour cream.

12.99

7 in stock

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2016 Barbaresco (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Barbaresco , 2016, Piemonte, Italy

100% Nebbiolo {organic}

CHERRY, TOASTED ALMOND & TAR, HOLIDAY SPICES, PRETTY!

This Barbaresco is picture perfect - as elegant, aromatic, and serious as you'd insist yet absolutely ready to drink now (and for the next decade) as Nebbiolo's signature blackish red fruit and aromatic mystique burst intoxicatingly from the glass. Castello di Verduno, unsurprisingly, maintains its grip on our Piemonte department; it's actually become a bit of a problem as they're making so many incredible wines that they're hard to pass up...

Serving Suggestion: Steak tartare w/ porcini mushrooms, leeks, & parsley w/ balsamic vinegar & mustard. Umami-rich hen of the woods roasted w/ miso butter.

41.99

10 in stock

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2012 Barbaresco "Manzola" (Grimaldi, Liugino)

Liugino Grimaldi, "Manzola" Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italy 2012 100% Nebbiolo

39.99

22 in stock

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2010 Barbaresco "Serracapelli" (Elia, Poderi)

Poderi Elia, Barbaresco "Serracapelli", Piemonte, Italy 2010

100% Nebbiolo

49.99

18 in stock

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Barbera "Minerva 240" (Vino Rosso) (Saccoletto, Azienda Agricola Vitivinicola Daniele)

Azienda Agricola Daniele Saccoletto, Barbera "Minerva 240," Piemonte, Italy NV

{organic} 100% Barbera

BLACK CHERRY & CASSIS, EXQUISITE BALSAMICO, JASMINE INCENSE

Signor Daniele Saccoleto solidified his path toward passionate viticulture four decades ago as a grape grower who leased vineyards in order to hone his craft. Purchasing land and gradually updating his winemaking facilities, he eventually emerged as the vigneron that he is today - a humble iconoclast who refuses to compromise quality in the name of familiarity or comfortable mediocrity. His priorities find him working outside of the Italian authorities’ system of pedigrees, and this is a bruiser of a Barbera – albeit an elegantly complex one. Foresty black fruit reveals the ethereal perfumes of bergamot and bittersweet incense. Captivating...

Serving Suggestion: Salumi spread w/ cheeses like robiola & fontina. Wintery leek salad w/ boiled fingerling potatoes, peppery arugula, garlic, beet, & balsamic vinegar.

16.99

13 in stock

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2017 Barbera d'Alba "Rinaldi" (Abbona, Marziano)

Azienda Agricola Marziano Abbona, Barbera d'Asti "Rinaldi", Piemonte, Italy 2017

100% Barbera

BLACKBERRY & MULLBERRY, WILD & WOODSY, INTEGRATED TOAST & SILKY TANNIN

Barbera, among the most widely recognized and popular denizens of Italy’s northwestern vineyards (and, currently, the most quantitatively important), is both a bit of an enigma and a bit of a chameleon. Uncertainty surrounds the grape’s origins, and throughout its Piemontese range, we find a broad spectrum of styles which it can assume. This example from Abbona sets our Barbara scale’s needle dancing erratically. It’s dense, dark, and brooding with black fruit and foresty, rustic charm.

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck legs w/ caraway seeds & red cabbage. Hearty Russian crepes w/ sour cream & sautéed, coarsely-chopped chanterelles w/ garlic.

20.99

12 in stock

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2018 Barbera d'Asti (Sant' Evasio)

Sant' Evasio, Barbera d'Asti, Piemonte, Italy 2018

100% Barbera

BLACK CHERRY, LIGHT ASH, JUNIPER, A CLASSIC

Cantina Sant' Evasio represents modern winemaking from long standing traditions. The name comes from the chapel on the hill built in the 18th century, later destroyed in WWII. Barbera is their trademark grape and continues to represent outstanding value in today's times. This version from the town of Asti, is a deeply colored, bright red wine showing classic black cherry fruit with light ash, juniper berry and classic flavors.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled meats like chicken thighs with rosemary and garlic; pizza with caramelized onions, four cheeses and truffle oil

11.99

65 in stock

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2018 Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" (Carussin)

Carussin, Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi", Piemonte, Italy 2018{biodynamic} 100% Barbera

CURRANT & LEATHER, TANGY BALSAMIC EDGE, A KISS OF FUNK

Matteo and Luca Garberoglio are the genial, laid-back fellows behind the 85 year-old Carussin estate, where they spend their days brewing beer and hanging out with donkeys. Oh, and making incredible wine. This powerful Barbera is an homage to the noble donkey, the raising of which has been a passion for Matteo and Luca's mother Bruna for decades. Mostly complex, leathery red fruit reminiscent of a glaze or reduction, the wine gains a bit of edginess while remaining juicy, gulpable, and all around delightful. Get your donkey on!

Serving Suggestion: Juicy burgers with swiss cheese & caramelized onions, pizza with artichoke and hot pepper, game (like venison or boar) w/ a dark fruit glaze.

16.99

35 in stock

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2018 Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" 3L BiB (Carussin)

Carussin, Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" 3 L, Piemonte, Italy 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Barbera

LEATHER & CURRANT, TANGY BALSAMIC WITH A KISS OF FUNK

Matteo and Luca Garberoglio are the genial, laid-back dudes behind the 85 year-old Carussin estate, where they spend their days brewing beer and hanging out with donkeys. Oh, and making incredible wine. This powerful Barbera is an homage to the noble donkey, the raising of which has been a passion for Matteo and Luca's mother Bruna for decades. Mostly complex leathery red fruit reminiscent of a glaze or reduction, the wine gains edge with a tiny hint of tarry earth and subtle barnyardiness. Apropos for a wine named after a donkey.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy burgers with swiss cheese and caramelized onions, pizza with artichoke and hot pepper, game (like venison or boar) in a dark fruit glaze.

37.99

13 in stock

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2017 Barbera del Monferrato "Giuanìn" (Casaccia, La)

La Casaccia, Barbera del Monferrato "Giuanìn", Piemonte, Italy 2017

{organic} 100% Barbera

LUSH BLACKBERRY, SUBTLY PETILLANT, HAZELNUT & FUR

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 decrepitude. There's nothing ramshackle about this beautifully complex and structured Barbera though; it's built like the proverbial brick...uh...wine cellar. Rich threads of blackberry and traditional prickle weave with that great Piemontese woodsy herbalosity to form a solid braid of intoxicating aroma and flavor.

Serving Suggestions: Flank steak sandwich with steak out of the fridge from last night. Whip up some garlic mayo and serve with red onion on a slipper-soft ciabatta. That's a proper builder's lunch.

16.99

20 in stock

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2018 Bardolino Chiaretto Classico (Marchesini Marcello, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Marchesini Marcello, Bardolino Chiaretto Classico, Veneto, Italy 2018

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara

RIPE STRAWBERRY & RASPBERRY, TURKISH DELIGHT, EXOTIC PERFUME

In the Early 1950’s, Plinio Marchesini began humbly making wine on the east bank of Lake Garda in his Bardolino vineyards. His earliest wines were originally meant to be enjoyed with his close friends. However, in the 1990’s, he passed the reins over to his son, Marcello, who has since garnered much acclaim for his Chiaretto, the celebrated local style of rosato. Ethereal flavors of fresh strawberries, raspberries, honey, and rosewater are followed by a faint suggestion of salinity on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Pistachio-crusted grilled striped bass w/ a watermelon basil salad & sautéed summer squash.

16.99

1 in stock

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2018 Bardolino Classico (Guerrieri Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzardi, Bardolino Classico, Veneto, Italy 2018

{organic} 70% Corvina, 20% Merlot, 10% Rondinella, with small amounts of Ancellota and Sangiovese

PLUM, CHERRY, PENCIL BOX, BLACK PEPPER. SUPPLE & SAVORY.

While the neighboring Valpolicella region gets all the glory, Bardolino has been quietly chugging away at value wines for decades. It was only a matter of time before gold star vinaioli (winegrowers) like Guerrieri-Rizzardi began pushing the quality envelope and started making fantastic quality wines in this area. Bolla is bollocks; this will make you want to kiss your fingertips.

Serving Suggestion: Best friends with any charcuterie plate! Tagliatelle or pappardelle w/ “tastasal” a pork ragu. Gnocchi w/ tomato, onions, & Veronese cheese.

15.99

60 in stock

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Barley Wine "BMX" (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, ESB (Eat, Sleep, Bike)

18.99

12 in stock

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2015 Barolo (Abbona, Marziano)

Marziano Abbona, Barolo, Piemonte, Italy 2015

100% Nebbiolo

BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, STAR ANISE PERFUME

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 a wide array of contemporary methods to optimize the generosity of fruit and varietal character in every wine. As if all this wasn’t enough, there’s a lovely bird on the label.

Serving Suggestion: Christmas goose or Peking duck. Rich, creamy cheeses.

35.99

16 in stock

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2015 Barolo (Reverdito)

Reverdito, Barolo, Piemonte, Italy 2015

100% Nebbiolo

BOLD RED PLUM & DRIED CHERRY, CHESTNUT & CINNAMON

Michele Reverdito and his sister Sabina didn't start producing wine until 2000. Before that, however, their family farm had been host to herds of cattle which (we imagine) had a distinctly positive impact on the soil. This wine is shot through with Barolo's signature intensity and complex melange of flavors and aromas, yet it remains mellow and poised. It's a great value too!

Serving Suggestion: Duck breast stuffed with cherry and fennel. Pici pasta with robiola and shaved truffles.

44.99

18 in stock

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2015 Barolo "Serralunga" (Palladino)

Palladino, Barolo "Serralunga", Piemonte, Italy 2015

100% Nebbiolo

ROSEWATER, BLACK OLIVE, CHERRY, MINT, FIRM TEXTURE

The grace and elegance of the Nebbiolo grape in the King of Italian wine. Barolo is a classic from northern Italy in Piemonte. With just about 1,000 cases produced, it's fair to say this Barolo is small production wine. Handpicked in Serralunga, the heart of the commune in Alba, the fruit is ripe and perfectly nurtured. The wine slowly ferments over 22 days to build complexity and layers, then ages for 2 years in partial Slovenian oak and 30% French oak. Balanced tannins, saddle leather and a wisp of mint or fennel on the finish.

Serving Suggestions: Braised beef with truffle oil, roasted pork shoulder; venison stew.

49.99

17 in stock

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Barolo Chinato [500 ml] (Cocchi, Giulio)

Giulio Cocchi, Barolo Chinato, Piemonte, Italy NV [500 ml]

Barolo wine with quinine bark, rhubarb, ginger and aromatic spices

16.5% ABV

Famous in Piemonte, Barolo Chinato Cocchi is a wine of D.O.C.G. Barolo infused with quinine bark, rhubarb, ginger, and a variety of other aromatic spices. In this wine you’ll find a richness and complexity of flavors unparalled in wines of its category. Giulio Cocchi’s original recipe remains unchanged from its introduction in 1891 and has since attracted many imitations. Traditionally enjoyed after dinner, pairing exceptionally well with dark chocolate. In Piemonte its also the core element to the vin brulé popular in winter.

49.99

3 in stock

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Barrel-Aged Doppelbock "Ponyvana" [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., "Ponyvana" Barrel-Aged Doppelbock [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

6.6% ABV

A collaboration with Brewery Bhavana! A blend of aged doppelbocks, one aged in tawny port barrels, and the other in bourbon barrels tempered with maple syrup. Hints of dark stone fruits, caramel, vanilla, and rooibos tea.

15.99

4 in stock

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2018 Beaujolais (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Beaujolais "La Combe", Beaujolais, France, 2018

{organic} 100% Gamay

VIOLETS, RED BERRY, RED CHERRY, PEPPERY

Jacky & Frédérique Piret have been our wine heroes for years. Their affable La Combe Beaujolais is produced from 50 year old vines. Three generations of family winemaking, hand harvesting, sustainable agriculture and old world character. Does it get any better at this price? Pinot and Burgundy fans will rejoice at the soft Gamay texture with strawberry and cherry fruit with light minerals from the clay soils. Lime and vanilla on the nose with a medium body.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect with leaner meats like pork tenderloin with black pepper and rosemary crust; or meatier fish dishes like grouper or halibut in a lime and sun-dried cherry gastric.

16.99

15 in stock

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2018 Beaujolais-Villages Rosé [3L Bag-in-Box] (Vieilles Cadoles, Domaine des)

Domaine des Vieilles Cadoles, Beaujolais-Villages Rosé, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

CHERRY & GREEN STRAWBERRY, LEMON, FENNEL & RADISH SPICE

This lovely rosé pours ballet slipper pink and dances out of the glass with bright, underripe fruit aromas and a spicy herb freshness. One of four selections that we currently (and exclusively for the Southeastern US) offer from Bruyères, a fiercely naturalistic producer. Small and situated across 20 acres just south of Brouilly, smack in the center of the greater Beaujolais region, Jean-Pierre Teissèdre's estate is continuously blowing us away with value and sheer deliciousness.

Serving Suggestion: Arugula salad with strawberries, poppyseed dressing, and goat cheese.

34.99

14 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay (50+ year old vines)

RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY, FLORAL, PEPPERY

Grandes Bruyères is a small estate in the heart of the Beaujolais region just south of the cru Brouilly, farmed and run by Jean-Pierre Teissedre and his family since 1900. The quality is very high, which is understandable, since the vineyard terroir is treated with such respect. The 60 to 90 year old vines are farmed organically, and even tilled by horse. This wine is very typical of high quality Beaujolais, with juicy berry and violet flavors punctuated by subtle hints of earthiness. Total production is less than 4000 cases. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: A perfect picnic wine, with various cold cuts and salads. This wine is best chilled for a few minutes or served at cellar temperature, 55º-65º F.

13.99

6 in stock

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2018 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge (Vieilles Cadoles, Domaine des)

Domaine des Vieilles Cadoles, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

RASPBERRY, VIOLET, PEPPER, GINGER. BRIGHT & SMOOTH

Gamay by any other name would answer to "summer solstice." This little morsel enjoys the longest drinking season of the wine world. Whether you're tying off the hottest hour in the pool, roasting a salmon filet in the relief of a cool, summer evening, or setting the Thanksgiving table with it, this little beau lends a finger to any bow. No age or oak with all the power of SPF 75! Its beauty in youth couples with its natural restraint and leaves your palate satiated.

Serving Suggestion: Today's turkey & tomorrow's leftovers. A sweet and savory salad with lima beans and pomegranate.

11.99

75 in stock

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2018 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2018

{organic} 100% Gamay (50+ year old vines)

RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY, FLORAL, PEPPERY

Grandes Bruyères is a small estate in the heart of the Beaujolais region just south of the cru Brouilly, farmed and run by Jean-Pierre Teissedre and his family since 1900. The quality is very high, which is understandable, since the vineyard terroir is treated with such respect. The 60 to 90 year old vines are farmed organically, and even tilled by horse. This wine is very typical of high quality Beaujolais, with juicy berry and violet flavors punctuated by subtle hints of earthiness. Total production is less than 4000 cases. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: A perfect picnic wine, with various cold cuts and salads. This wine is best chilled for a few minutes or served at cellar temperature, 55º-65º F.

13.99

3 in stock

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2015 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge "Prestige" Vieilles Vignes ~ Fut de Chene (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge "Prestige" Vieilles Vignes ~ Fut de Chene, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Gamay (80+ year old vines)

CHERRY & RASPBERRY, FENNEL & AMARO SPICE, SUPPLE & EXOTIC, HINT OF CEDAR

Fragrant! Aromatic! Floral! Baking Spices! Vermouth! Did we mention it smells good? Prestigious, even! If you're new to Gamay, you'll find that it can press the bounds between engaging in an epicurean experience and discovering a new dimension to one's olfactory!  One might think that this wine grew straight into Ninth Street Flowers from Spice Bazaar. Truth is, the cuvée "Prestige" comes from 30 rolling acres of organically farmed Burgundian earth and aged in oak to profound result. Its mouth-filling lushness couples with a grippy tannic structure to such an elegant effect. Yet, somehow it maintains an unbearable lightness of being... unbearable due only to the fact that they can't fit more than five glasses in a bottle! 

Serving Suggestion: The sultry, savory swindlings of your favorite Chinese restaurant. Five Spice Chicken. Salty sweet potatoes fries!

17.99

11 in stock

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2016 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge "Prestige" Vieilles Vignes ~ Fût de Chêne (Grandes Bruyères, Domaine des)

Domaine des Grandes Bruyères, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge "Prestige" Vieilles Vignes ~ Fût de Chêne, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay (80+ year old vines)

CHERRY & RASPBERRY, FENNEL & AMARO SPICE, SUPPLE & EXOTIC, HINT OF CEDAR

Fragrant! Aromatic! Floral! Baking Spices! Vermouth! Did we mention it smells good? Prestigious, even! If you're new to Gamay, you'll find that it can press the bounds between engaging in an epicurean experience and discovering a new dimension to one's olfactory!  One might think that this wine grew straight into Ninth Street Flowers from Spice Bazaar. Truth is, the cuvée "Prestige" comes from 30 rolling acres of organically farmed Burgundian earth and aged in oak to profound result. Its mouth-filling lushness couples with a grippy tannic structure to such an elegant effect. Yet, somehow it maintains an unbearable lightness of being... unbearable due only to the fact that they can't fit more than five glasses in a bottle! 

Serving Suggestion: The sultry, savory swindlings of your favorite Chinese restaurant. Five Spice Chicken. Salty sweet potatoes fries!

17.99

11 in stock

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2018 Beaujolais-Villages Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Vieilles Cadoles, Domaine des)

Domaine des Vieilles Cadoles, Beaujolais-Villages Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

RASPBERRY, VIOLET, PEPPER, GINGER. BRIGHT & SMOOTH

Gamay by any other name would answer to "summer solstice." This little morsel enjoys the longest drinking season of the wine world. Whether you're tying off the hottest hour in the pool, roasting a salmon filet in the relief of a cool, summer evening, or setting the Thanksgiving table with it, this little beau lends a finger to any bow. No age or oak with all the power of SPF 75! Its beauty in youth couples with its natural restraint and leaves your palate satiated.

Serving Suggestion: Today's turkey & tomorrow's leftovers. A sweet and savory salad with lima beans and pomegranate.

34.99

15 in stock

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Belgian Singel "Demitasse Espresso" [16oz cans] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Belgian blonde singel "Demitasse Espresso", 16oz cans, Saxapahaw, NC

5.5% ABV

Trappist-style blonde ale, brewed with 100% Epiphany malt and fermented with a blend of house yeastes, then finished with a light blend of coffee from Joe Van Gogh in Hillsborough.

13.99

6 in stock

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Berliner Weiss "Fierce" [Single] (Off Color)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Biere de Garde [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

3.50

6 in stock

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Berliner Weisse "Watermelon Loner" [single 16oz can] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Berliner Weisse with Watermelon, Trophy Brewing Co., "Watermelon Loner" Raleigh, NC [4pk, 16oz cans]

Pilsner

4.5% ABV

Bright and citrusy with a thirst-quenching tartness, follwed by a burst of refreshing watermelon flavor. Easy drinking as it gets.

2.99

1 in stock

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2018 Bianco "Carica l'Asino" (Carussin)

Carussin, Bianco "Carica l'Asino", Piemonte, Italy 2018

{biodynamic} Carica l’Asino, Favorita, Sauvignon Blanc and Monferrato

APPLES OF THE PINE AND CRAB VARIETY, FUNKY YET FRESH

A special treat from our favorite ass-loving Piemontese, the little known Carica l’Asino grape translates to “load the donkey.” Originally found in Liguria to the south of their native Piemonte, Bruna Ferro and her family couldn’t resist the temptation to cultivate this grape named after their most beloved farm animal. The intriguingly cloudy nature of the wine shines through, manifesting itself in a crabapple-like wildness with subtle tropical notes as well. So load up the donkey and let’s take a trip to Funkytown!

Serving Suggestions: Robiola cheese! Quiche w/ radicchio, prosciutto, & porcini mushrooms.

17.99

12 in stock

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2015 Bianco "Fiore di Campo" (Lis Neris)

Lis Neris, Bianco "Fiore di Campo", Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2015

85% Friulano, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Riesling

STONE FRUIT & EXOTIC CITRUS, FLORAL & MINERALLY

From the small Italian village of San Lorenzo, within walking distance of Slovenia, comes this spectacularly flavorful white from Alvaro Pecorari, the fourth generation winegrower at Lis Neris. Grown in deep gravely soil, the vines yield grapes with intense mineral character that isn't overshadowed by the aromatic power of gorgeous ripeness. Friulano is the focus with a small addition of Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling to increase brightness and add depth. It's a bold, rich, exotic white with vibrant acidity.

Serving Suggestions: Calamari w/ beans & basil. Sausage-stuffed quail w/ white wine gravy & seedless grapes.

22.99

9 in stock

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2017 Bianco Salento IGT "Mezzogiorno" Fiano (Morella)

Morella, "Mezzogiorno" Bianco Salento IGP, Puglia, Italy 2017

100% Fiano

STONE FRUIT & SULTANA, WAXY & FIRM, BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED

Low-yeilding, concentrated, and conducive to excellent quality, Fiano is a living legend. Drawing on 800 years of praise in Campania and Puglia, the variety is beginning to loom quite large once again as a contemporary contender as the greatest white of southern Italy. Its broad frame, vibrant acidity, and generous perfume conspire to ensure that it’s quite the head-turner. This example from Morella’s Lisa Gilbee, an Australian whose viticultural experience in both Australia and Italy dates back to the early 90s, is textbookishly captivating but stops shy of decadence with balance and restraint. Beautiful!

Serving Suggestion: Pasta w/ calamari, tomato sauce, & ricotta. Aged sheep’s milk cheeses like pecorino.

23.99

16 in stock

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Biere de Garde [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Biere de Garde [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

10.99

18 in stock

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Black Pepper & Sea Salt Flatbread Cracker (The Accidental Baker)

The Accidental Baker, Black Pepper & Sea Salt, Hillsborough, NC

All of The Accidental Baker's artisanal flatbread crackers are made from locally milled organic flour from Graham, North Carolina. Their baking technique utilizes whole ingredients to create nutritious goodies with tantalizing complexity and individual taste.

100% recycled cardboard boxes with compostable labels and bags.

5.99

29 in stock

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Black Raspberry Sour Ale "Shady Grove" [500ml] (Steel String Brewery)

Steel String Brewery, Carrboro NC

"Shady Grove" Black Raspberry sour Ale

6.5% ABV

A mixed-culture sour ale aged in wine barrels, made with 1.5 pounds per gallon of organic black raspberries from River Ridge Organics in Virginia. Deep raspberry flavors, with notes of vanilla and red grape, and crisp acidity.

12.99

11 in stock

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Blackberry Mead (Starrlight Mead)

Starrlight Mead, Blackberry Mead, Pittsboro, NC, USA

26.99

3 in stock

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2017 Blanc "B" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine la Bouysse, Blanc "B" (Aude-Hauterive), Languedoc, France, 2017

{organic} 80% Grenache Blanc, 20% Chardonnay

STONE FRUIT & RIPE CITRUS, HONEYSUCKLE & GARDENIA, WHITE PEPPER

Not far from Grenache Blanc's northeastern Spanish origins, this ripe rendition (w/ a dash of Chardonnay) is fresh, full, and brimming with sunshiny energy. Siblings Martine & Christophe make us so happy! We've been working with them for well over a decade to bring the gems of their southwestern corner of the Languedoc to the Triangle. This one bursts with the flavors and aromas of white flowers and peach with glimpses of mandarin orange.

Serving Suggetions: Plump prawns w/ a mango lime marinade & frites w/ aioli. Orange-glazed chicken thighs w/ jalapeno jelly & jasmine rice w/ toasted hazelnuts.

11.99

54 in stock

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2018 Blanc "Vénus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, "Venus de Pinchinat" Blanc, Provence, France 2018

{organic} 100% Rolle (Vermentino)

FLORAL, GRAPEFRUIT & PEACH SKIN. VERY DRY.

Fresh, crisp, dry and clean, this white is made from Rolle, a grape varietal that’s obscure to most Americans, but essential in southern France and even southern Italy were it’s known as Vermentino. Considered to be one of the greatest white wines with seafood (especially Bouillabaisse), Rolle has sauvignon blanc-like tendencies but is less overpowering while still keeping a nice dry edge. Another of our favorites from the great organic vineyard Domaine de Pinchinat in Provence.

Serving Suggestions: An awesome match with bouillabaisse or fruits de mer, but any garlicky seafood dish loves this wine.

10.99

80 in stock

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2017 Blanc "de Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Blanc de Trilogia, Valencia, Spain 2017

{biodynamic} Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Verdil

ELEGANTLY TROPICAL, SPICY, EXOTIC BASIL

This is a very limited white from Casa Los Frailes. Only 500 cases are produced each year from meticulously selected grapes, and the result is every bit as exotic and enchanting as it is rare. With bright tangy fruit reminiscent of tangerine, white peach, and mango and beautiful flourishes of basil, shea butter, and vanilla, there's no mistaking that this is truly something special. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Paella featuring squid, mussels, and lobster with saffron and paprika. Vietnamese seafood stew with thick rice noodles, basil, lemongrass, and coriander.

16.99

21 in stock

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2018 Blanc Selecció (Can Feixes)

Can Feixes, "Blanc Selecció", Penedes, Spain 2018

Parellada, Macabeo, Chardonnay, Malvasia de Stiges

LEMON & PEAR, ULTRA ZESTY, FIRM FINISH

From the highest elevation vineyard in all of the Penedès appellation comes this sophisticated white from just outside of Barcelona. This is perhaps Spain's equivalent to the famously fine, very dry wines of Chablis, Muscadet, and Rheingau. This blend is typically used to make Cava, but this still wine gives us a closer look at their subtle and complex layers. This has been a favorite of ours for years!

Serving Suggestions: Pure, unadorned oysters or steamed clams. Sashimi or simple haricot verts.

15.99

8 in stock

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2011 Blanc de Blancs Brut (Huia Vineyards)

Huia Vineyards, Blanc de Blancs Brut

Marlborough, New Zealand 2011

100% Chardonnay

GOLDEN DELICOUS, TOAST & BEESWAX, PECTIN & PETROL

The cool-climated viticulture of New Zealand’s Marlborough most famously contributes the dialed-up Sauvignon-ish-ness to the region’s renditions of that famous grape, but it also helps other varieties hailing from colder parts of Europe to find voices similar to the ones they have back home. This Chardonnay-based bubbly takes on a combination of heightened acidity, orchard-ish tartness, and yeasty richness that would be perfectly at home in Champagne. An alpine-esque, petrolic tinge adds intrigue. Three cheers!

Serving Suggestion: Greenshell mussels w/ butter, Sauvignon Blanc, garlic, & lemon. Molten camembert w/ drizzled truffle-infused olive oil & granny smith apples on toasted bread.

39.99

11 in stock

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2017 Blanc de Noir (Pinot Noir) (Paul Anheuser)

Paul Anheuser, Blanc de Noir, Nahe, Germany, 2017

100% Pinot Noir (white)

DRY, MOUTH-FILLING, RICH APRICOT, EARTHY AND EXOTIC

Paul Anheuser explains how he goes about making a white Pinot Noir. This is the only wine he produces in 100% stainless steel tanks (so there are no oak flavors to be found) and then employs a clear Bordeaux-style bottle to show off the wine's lovely golden depth. Despite being vinified from Pinot Noir, the wine remains perfectly clear in the absence of skin contact. Yielding a flavor that swarms the palate and enrobes you with unctuous mouth-filling fruit and a body that is rich and powerful, this is the rare white Pinot Noir, and without even changing your name to Ishmael, you can find it here now.

Serving Suggestion: A match for grilled chicken or fish with apricot chutney, tangy vinegar bbq sauce or salads with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.

15.99

2 in stock

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2018 Blanc de Noir (Pinot Noir) (Paul Anheuser)

Paul Anheuser, Blanc de Noir, Nahe, Germany, 2017

100% Pinot Noir (white)

DRY, MOUTH-FILLING, RICH APRICOT, EARTHY AND EXOTIC

Paul Anheuser explains how he goes about making a white Pinot Noir. This is the only wine he produces in 100% stainless steel tanks (so there are no oak flavors to be found) and then employs a clear Bordeaux-style bottle to show off the wine's lovely golden depth. Despite being vinified from Pinot Noir, the wine remains perfectly clear in the absence of skin contact. Yielding a flavor that swarms the palate and enrobes you with unctuous mouth-filling fruit and a body that is rich and powerful, this is the rare white Pinot Noir, and without even changing your name to Ishmael, you can find it here now.

Serving Suggestion: A match for grilled chicken or fish with apricot chutney, tangy vinegar bbq sauce or salads with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.

15.99

32 in stock

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2016 Blanc de Noir (still) (Hillinger)

Hillinger, Blanc de Noir, Burgenland, Austria 2016

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

WHITE PLUM & QUINCE, DELICATELY EARTHY HONEY, BRIGHT ACIDITY

While the term, “Blanc de Noir,” is typically reserved for sparkling white wines made from red grapes, its application to still wine, like this one from the masterful mavericks of Burgenland’s Hillinger, is not unprecedented. On the one hand, this interesting white is almost as aerodynamic and contemporary as the “ICON HILL" bottle commissioned by the estate from futuristic visionary architect, Zaha Hadid, but there’s an ethereally earthy subtext interwoven in like mist through an Austrian forest – a delicious collision of old and new.

Serving Suggestion: Lightly-breaded char (or salmon...or trout) w/ parsley, white pepper, & tarragon. Herb-crusted chèvre & balsamic beet/arugula salad.

19.99

7 in stock

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Blanc de Noir Brut Anderson Valley (Lichen Estate)

Lichen Estate, Blanc de Noir, Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

PEAR & GOLDEN APPLE, ACACIA & TOAST, ZESTY & ELEGANT

Before beginning its life anew at the turn of the millennium, the landscape of Lichen/Breggo had previously served as a sheep ranch for a century-and-a-half. Perfectly situated in the Anderson Valley for classically-styled Burgundian and bubbly pursuits, the estate has become the origin of world class sparkling wines like this one. Balancing firm acidity, opulent mousse, and a delightful combination of lively tree fruit and gentle spice, this is a refreshingly decadent (decadently refreshing?) Cali sparkling worthy of Champagne’s legacy. Cheers!

Serving Suggestion: Panfried chicken thighs w/ oregano/chipotle roasted russet potato halves & lemony asparagus. Gruyère & co.

34.99

11 in stock

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2018 Blanc de Noir Trocken (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Blanc de Noir Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany 2018

100% Pinot Noir

WHITE STONEFRUIT & QUINCE, GENTLE FLINT & FOREST BLOSSOMS

While white Pinot Noir might not be foremost on the radar for most of us, the red grape variety has a wealth of experienced being vinified without skin contact in order to produce clear-ish (aka white) wines. In fact, France’s Champagne began utilizing this technique even before exploring sparkling wine! This still rendition from the always awesome Albrecht Schneider brings together piquant orchard-ish notes with a delicately floral perfume in round yet fresh, elegant package that’s memorable, distinctive, and delicious.

Serving Suggestion: Pork chops w/ baked apples & halved boiled potatoes w/ dill. Savory beet salad w/ citrus, chèvre, & quince/sherry vinaigrette.

15.99

15 in stock

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2018 Blanc, Vaucluse "Sud Absolu" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Blanc "Sud Absolu", Rhone Valley, France 2018

{organic} 100% Muscat á Petits Grains

APRICOT & PINEAPPLE, SULTANA, DRY WITH VIBRANT ACIDITY

Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, an ancient pan-Mediterranean grape with no shortage of clout in this corner of the Southern Rhone has long been typecast as a grape whose undeniable potential for decadence and dessert should be pursued to the absolute fullest. Taking a totally different tact with this cuvée, Ligière follows a decidedly non-dessert, dry route here and employs the fiercely characterful grape as a delicious quaffer. This is an unusually refreshing yet perfumed example of what is most likely the original “Muscat” It is, quite literally, the granddaddy of Torrontes, and we highly recommend it to fans of that Argentine grape!

Serving Suggestion: Crab-based bouillabaisse w/ copious rouille (French Mediterranean spicy olive oil-infused mayonnaise w/ garlic & saffron). Similarly, spider rolls w/ scallion, lots of masago, & aioli!

11.99

57 in stock

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2018 Blanco (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Blanco, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2018

{organic} 90% Palomino, 10% Pedro Ximenez (Amphora aged)

LEMON, SAGE, SALINE MINERAL. DRY, JUICY, CLEAN & PRETTY.

As the label suggests, this wine is all business when it comes to seafood. Juicy, dry and evocative of the sea, even before the aromas of your seafood dinner have chimed in. Made from the key grapes of the Sherry (Jerez) region, but not given the distinctive sherry-aging treatment; so think subtle Chablis, Verdicchio, or Muscadet as benchmarks. This young couple, Alex and Rocio, are hitting it out of the park. A Wine Authorities exclusive.

Serving Suggestion: Fried oysters or clams. Shrimp a la plancha. Flounder meunier. Simply stir-fried vegetables. Surprisingly, it is also great w/ fatty, umami-rich dishes.

17.99

17 in stock

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2017 Blanco "Mon Amour" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Blanco “Mon Amour”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2017

{organic} 100% Palomino (oak aged)

CORIANDER, WHITE PLUM & WHITE PEPPER. OAK & GREEN TEA. LAYERED.

This is Forlong’s Palomino-based take on a rich White Burgundy. Considering that the greatest White Burgs are grown in limestone soils, and the soil at Forlong is so limestony that it is pure white (Albariza), this is a great foundation. While it shows influence from its French target, Forlong winegrowers Alex and Rocio allow the wine to thrive in its own Adalucian personality, making this a singular wine of great class!

Serving Suggestion: Olive oil fried fish using chickpea flour. Tortillas de camarones (shrimp fritters). Cuttlefish sauteed in garlic & its own ink.

34.99

9 in stock

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2016 Blanco (demi-Jerez) "La Fleur" (500ml) (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Blanco “La Fleur” (500ml), Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2016

{organic} 100% Palomino aged with flor 24 months.

SALINE, LEATHER, HAZELNUT, SHERRY, GREEN PEPPER, FRITES.

Harkening back to the methods of producing sherry prior to the 20th century, this is an exciting, micro-production, un-fortified version of a classic Oloroso. Only one barrel was made of this subtle “sherry” from Palomino grapes dried for 48 hours in the Andalcian sun to increase the sugars enough to boost alcohol above 15% so the flor would thrive. This is a great dry wine, or an great understated sherry, straddling both styles.

Serving Suggestion: Spanish Jamon in all of its incarnations. Roncal or Manchego cheeses w/ Marcona almonds & oil aged olives. Classic fried tapas!

47.99

8 in stock

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2017 Blatina "Krs Crni" (Škegro Family Winery)

Škegro Family Winery, Blatina "Krš Crni", Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina 2017

100% Blatina {organic}

BLACK CHERRY, ROASTED CACAO, PEPPER GALORE!

Relatively unknown, Blatina is the workhorse red grape of Herzegovina. Fun fact about Blatina: it’s auto sterile, meaning that unlike virtually every other grape, it cannot pollinate itself. The Bosnians have found an ingenious work-around, co-planting Blatina with other varieties that flower concurrently. Bariša Škegro and company deliver us a glass chock-full of pepper spice, hitting every color on the flavor wheel. A touch of chocolate and black cherry round out the cuvée. Looking to quit your office job? Turn the bottle around for reason #462.

Serving Suggestions: With all that pepper, this one is screaming for lamb. Classic grilled chops w/ thyme & rosemary or regionally significant cevapi (lamb kebabs w/ raw onion.)

16.99

73 in stock

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2018 Blaufrankisch Rosé (Strehn, Weingut)

Weingut Strehn, Rosé, Burgenland, Austria 2018

100% Blaufrankisch

CREAMY RED BERRIES, HINT OF PEACH SKIN, A PARADE OF ZESTINESS

After an excursion to Provence, the hallowed ground of rosé, the gang at Weingut Strehn wanted to create a wine that could rival the freshness and radiance of those found in the south of France. So Pia, Patrick, Andy, and Monika got to work with the beloved Blaufrankisch grape of Burgenland. Flush with ripe raspberries and peachy aromatics, this wine has picnic written all over it. Light, fruity, and fresh, this is a pink elephant you won’t mind thinking about.

Serving Suggestions: Smoked chicken sandwich w/ Alabama white sauce while watching Dumbo.

16.99

1 in stock

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2017 Blaufränkisch Eisenberg (Jalits)

Jalits, Blaufränkisch Eisenberg, Burgenland, Austria 2017

100% Blaufränkisch

CASSIS & CRANBERRY, GRAPHITE & SMOKY WHITE PEPPER

Blaufränkisch, the Burgenlandian OG (often upstaged by its more famous offspring, Zwiegelt), is Austria’s deeper, darker native red (or “blue” variety, as they say). Quintessentially Central European, the grape is among the most important grapes of the Czech Republic and Hungary, but its Burgenland home turf is where it does its best work. The Eisenberg (Iron Mountain) DAC of southern Burgenland is especially homed in on the variety’s strengths, its stony, crystalline vineyards imbuing wines with enhanced structure and elegance. Why be blue?

Serving Suggestion: Perfect with classic Wiener Schnitzel or other succulent fried meats (think Yakitori with asparagus & soft-boiled quail egg). Eggplant tempura. Shiitake tempura.

17.99

134 in stock

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2014 Bobal "En Calma" Roble (Dominio de la Vega)

Dominio de la Vega, Bobal "En Calma" Roble, Utiel-Requena, Spain 2014

100% Bobal

BLACK CHERRY & DRIED MISSION FIG, UNCTUOUS & VELVETY

Bobal is a grape which is unfamiliar to a lot of wine lovers outside Spain, but it's one that we're going to get to know very well as a harbinger of powerful yet fiercely approachable wines filled with inky black fruit. While it's plentiful in Spain, its esoteric nature and consistently high quality sometimes render it uncompetitively expensive as an export. This example from Bobal maestros, Dominio de la Vega, is grown and vinified exorbitantly yet reaches us at an impressively reasonable price. Color us impressed...and deeply saturated with Bobal-ish black ruby.

Serving Suggestion: Barbecue pork backbone (from local, humane farms – critical, especially in NC). Rich, soft-ish cowsmilk cheeses.

16.99

6 in stock

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Bold & Spicy Bloody Mix (32oz) (Charleston)

Charleston, Bold & Spicy (32oz), Charleston, SC

6.99

11 in stock

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Bold & Spicy Bloody Mix (8oz) (Charleston)

Charleston, Bold & Spicy (8oz), Charleston, SC

3.99

17 in stock

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2018 Bordeaux Blanc (Cedres, Chateau des)

Chateau des Cedres, Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2018

100% Sauvignon Blanc

TANGELO & GRAPEFRUIT, WISPS OF TOASTY VANILLA

This Bordeaux blanc exhibits impressive distinctiveness and head-turning tropicality over the internationally-fashionable grapefruit-centric flavors that tend to trendily dominate much of the region’s current output. It owes its intensely tropical personality to gloriously ripe Sauvignon Blanc grapes, and while it is 100%, it carries itself more exotically and less herbaceously that we might expect. A small 2 and a half acre plot is the origin of this very limited outing from our friends at Chateau des Cèdres. Get it while it’s hot (or cold)!

Serving Suggestion: Langoustine w/ tarragon, garlic, olive oil or gumbo w/ crayfish (or shrimp) & chorizo. Arugula salad w/ carrot shavings & shaved sheep’s milk cheese w/ citrus-balsamic vinaigrette.

11.99

72 in stock

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2017 Bordeaux Blend "Dauntless" (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Red "Dauntless", Columbia Valley, Washington State 2017

62% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

BLACK PLUM & REDCURRANT, ROASTED CACAO NIBS & PEPPERCORNS

It’s quite possible that the producers of Washington’s Yakima and Colombia valleys have recognized Merlot’s greatness more than any other wine region of the new world. Here, as in Bordeaux’s Right Bank, it doesn’t play second fiddle to half-brother, Cabernet Sauvignon, and speaking of Bordeaux, this Merlot-piloted blend from Airfield contains each of the variety’s colleagues from its home turf. Even Petit Verdot, which is typically found in the vineyards of the Left Bank makes an appearance, well suited to the hot dry conditions east of the Cascades.

Serving Suggestion: Filet mignon w/ sautéd flat beans & boiled fingerling potatoes w/ chives. Hearty empanadas w/ mole, sweet potato, & tempeh (or dark meat of turkey for a more carnivorous option).

19.99

18 in stock

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2018 Bordeaux Rose (Haut Dambert, Chateau)

Chateau Haut Dambert, Rose, Bordeaux, France 2018

{sustainable} 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec

BRIGHT RED RASPBERRY, RHUBARB & ROSE PETAL

Born in the vineyards "between two seas" this equal-parts cuvée of Cabernet Franc with its offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, drifts calmly yet energetically on its own sea of zesty acidity and vibrant red fruit. Recalling raspberry and dried cranberry, the fruit is ribboned through with wisps of floral and herbaceous perfume. The estate’s Jean-Luc Buffeteau, a trained enologist, treats each varietal differently for this cuvée in order for individual strengths to shine through.

Serving Suggestion: Olive oil-cured albacore w/ pickled artichoke hearts, & raspberry vinaigrette. Zesty tabouli w/ dried sultanas, basil, & olives.

12.99

33 in stock

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2016 Bordeaux Rouge (Moulin de Mallet, Chateau)

Chateau Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux Rouge, Bordeaux, France 2016

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

FORESTY BLACKBERRY & RED-FLESHED PLUM, ROASTED CACAO, SAVORY HERB

Hailing from the southeasternmost reaches of the sprawling viticultural kingdom broadly known as Bordeaux, this astonishingly generous, captivating value is a bit like mana from the heavens for those of us who don’t drink distinctive, assertive Claret as often as we’d like because of how expensive it’s become. Predominantly Merlot and showing the chocolatey, coffee-like, brownish-ness (in flavor, not pigment) that beautiful Bordeaux Merlot famously does, this broad shouldered, confident cuvée invites us to hang out as often as we like, palling around for beef Bourguignon or burgers and fries as our weeknight whims or weekend grillings and chillings may dictate. So good!

Serving Suggestion: Beef Bourguignon or Burgers & fries. Mashed potatoes w/ shiitake mushroom gravy & scallions.

11.99

100 in stock

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2018 Bordeaux Rouge "La Croix Blanche (Grand Portail, Chateau)

Chateau Grand Portail, Bordeaux Rouge "La Croix Blanche," France 2018

{sustainable} 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

RICH STRAWBERRY & SUBTLE EARTH, SILKY BODY, SOFT TANNIN

Red wine from Entre-Deux-Mers is a rare find, and we are lucky to have found an excellent example from Chateau Grand-Portail. Young winemaker Olivier Cailleux grows his Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines on a small individual plot surrounding an old stone cross (a marker along the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela) where they benefit from high elevation and generous sun exposure. A palate of plush red berry fruit is backed by mellow tannins and a silky smooth body, resulting in a fresh and friendly style of Bordeaux.

Serving Suggestion: Pizza with belly ham, fresh mozzarella, oregano, and chili oil. Tomato soup with field peas and wheat berries topped with pecorino and served with crusty bread.

14.99

16 in stock

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2016 Bordeaux Supérieur "Cuvée Eden" (Escart, Chateau L')

Chateau L'Escart, Bordeaux Supérieur "Cuvee Eden", Bordeaux, France 2016

{biodynamic} 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec

DARK CASSIS, RIPE & RICH, TOASTY OAK & GRAVEL HINTS

In 2005, Damien Laurent returned to his parents winery, a single-vineyard chateau in the family since 1752. He'd led a successful pro ice-hockey career playing for Chamonix until 2002 before studying oenology and viticulture like his wife Lorena. Today, they make 7 different wines, and we especially love their "Cuvee Eden," a dark, supple Bordeaux value packed with amazing richness and modern finesse!

Serving Suggestions: Grilled porterhouse steak topped w/ fried shallot shavings & a classic steakhouse stuffed potato w/ gruyere.

14.99

12 in stock

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2017 Bordeaux-Style Blend (Dobravac)

Dobravac Estate, Bordeaux Blend "Toccata", Istria, Croatia, 2017

{sustainable} 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Teran

CASSIS & RASPBERRY, MOCHA & HERB, PENCIL SHAVING

What’s this? Seems like a traditional (and deftly landed) Bordeaux-style blend. The usual suspects are here, and the flavors are familiar, ripe, and specifically recalling the warmer climes of the southern Left Bank. But who is that mysterious stranger in the corner? That lone gunslinger is the Refosco-relative, Teran, a denizen of the Italo-Slovene borderlands and Istrian peninsula. This not-too-unlikely quartet blooms with firm black and purple fruit married to understated cedar and toast, gracefully wrangling elegance and indulgence together.

Serving Suggestion: Stir fried soba noodles w/ turkey, cabbage, & soy-Bordelaise sauce. Porcini-beet risotto w/ red wine-shallot sauce & grated pecorino.

15.99

68 in stock

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2014 Borgogna Nera "Rosso Nicolini" (Nicolini)

Nicolini, "Rosso Nicolini", Venezia Giulia, Italy 2014

{organic} 100% Borgogna Nera

BRIGHT CHERRY, SPRY, FRIENDLY WITH AN EXOTIC EDGE

Organically farmed, harvested by hand, never filtered and fermented spontaneously by ambient yeast, Giorgio Nicolini's winemaking is as hands off as it gets. His farm is tiny too with one hectare of vines producing just a few hundred cases of wine per year. Borgogna Nera, a mysterious variety likely native to this easternmost pocket of Italy, is light, easy-drinking, and juicy, while also delivering the kind of exotic intrigue and wild edge we see in its Slovene neighbors. This isn’t your typical Italian red; it’s got more in common with Croatia than Chianti.

Serving suggestion: This is the kind of flavorful (but not heavy) red perfect for potluck feasts or Thanksgiving spreads. Consider chilling it down a touch enjoying with brats fresh off the grill.

15.99

3 in stock

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Bourbon Barrel Aged "St. Benedict's Breakfast" [single 16oz can] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Bourbon-Barrel Aged St Benedict's Breakfast Dubbel, Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Saxapahaw NC

7.2% ABV

Belgian-style dark ale brewed with oatmeal and Ethiopian Tsegaye Maka coffee, aged in oak bourbon barrels

4.99

31 in stock

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2018 Bourgogne Aligote "Vieilles Vignes" (Berthenet, Domaine)

Domaine Berthenet, Bourgogne Aligote "Vieilles Vignes", Burgundy, France 2018

100% Aligote

LIGHT LEMONY CITRUS, WISPY FLORAL PERFUME, CHALKY MINERAL

Born in the vineyards of the Cote Chalonnaise's Montagny appellation, a mere half-hour south of the Aligoté grape's zenith zone of Bouzeron, this gorgeously restrained white is a Burgundian niche classic. Equally appealing as carefree aperitif or intellectual delight exuding elegantly mineralistic and ephemerally floral charms, this old-vine Aligoté nails each of the varietal's classical characteristics – lithe, light, and very lean but brimming with personality. Hold the creme de cassis...

Serving Suggestion: Buttery escargot.  Youthfully creamy cheeses.  Mustard & white wine-braised chicken breast w/ morels, roasted rutabaga, & parsley.

17.99

5 in stock

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2015 Bourgogne Blanc (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Bourgogne Blanc "Les Chenes", Burgundy, France 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

ETHERIAL ORCHARD, SUBTLE TOAST & WAXY LEES

Though this cuvée from our friends, Céline & Laurent Tripoz, may take its name from the fact that it sees a short period of oak aging in a combination of new and older barrels, oak is far from this gorgeous white's foremost defining characteristic. Brimming with a waxy yeastiness that resembles that of some champagne and a winning combination of golden apple and tangy tropical fruit, this classical southern white Burgundy allows its time in oak to reveal itself as a delectable toasty spice that is as subtle and as integrated as it is sumptuous.

Serving Suggestion: Panfried trout in a buttery white burgundy sauce w/ pickled white asparagus salad. Chanterelle quiche w/ dill & mustard.

23.99

7 in stock

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2016 Bourgogne Blanc "Les Chenes" (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Bourgogne Blanc "Les Chenes", Burgundy, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

ETHERIAL ORCHARD, SUBTLE TOAST & WAXY LEES

Though this cuvée from our friends, Céline & Laurent Tripoz, may take its name from the fact that it sees a short period of oak aging in a combination of new and older barrels, oak is far from this gorgeous white's foremost defining characteristic. Brimming with a waxy yeastiness that resembles that of some champagne and a winning combination of golden apple and tangy tropical fruit, this classical southern white Burgundy allows its time in oak to reveal itself as a delectable toasty spice that is as subtle and as integrated as it is sumptuous.

Serving Suggestion: Panfried trout in a buttery white burgundy sauce w/ pickled white asparagus salad. Chanterelle quiche w/ dill & mustard.

23.99

12 in stock

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2017 Bourgogne Blanc "Les Grandes Carrells" (Lefas, Aubert)

Aubert Lefas, Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France 2017

100% Chardonnay

HAZELNUTS, GOLDEN APPLE, INCREDIBLE VALUE

The Cote de Beaune is considered by many to be the hallowed ground for Chardonnay, home to appellations such as Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet to name a few. And while this bottle doesn’t carry either of those names, it certainly holds up to its southern neighbors. Punching above its weight, this cuvée is quintessential Cote de Beaune: hazelnuts and golden apples with a perfect balance between the acidity and richness. Everything you want out of white Burgundy without breaking the bank.

Serving Suggestions: Keep it simple. Roasted chicken filled w/ a fistful of fresh herbs alongside sautéed spinach & glazed carrots. Sub out the chicken for fingerlings potatoes for a vegetarian take.

24.99

12 in stock

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2017 Bourgogne Cotes d'Auxerre Blanc (Petitjean, Domaine)

Domaine Petitjean, Bourgogne Cotes d'Auxerre Blanc, Burgundy, France, 2017

100% Chardonnay

ZESTY GOLDEN APPLE & CITRUS, LEESY RICHNESS & FLINT, CHISELED

Hailing from the northern Burgundy, a few doors down from Chablis, this pristine and chiseled Chardonnay is brimming with succulently leesy undercurrents and an enthusiastic mineral richness that recalls flint (even toast!). South-facing and comprised of Kimmeridgian soils, characteristics shared by Grand Cru Chablis, the vineyard has imbued the brightness, balance, and potential longevity prized in the famous whites in these northerly climes. Brothers Romaric and Mathias represent the fourth generation of Petitjean, working with Chardonnay, Aligote, Sauvignons (Blanc & Gris), and Pinot Noir.

Serving Suggestion: Buttery, garlicky escargot. Roasted artichokes w/ sea salt, rosemary, & lemon juice.

17.99

87 in stock

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2016 Bouysselet Blanc "Le Grand B" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Bouysselet Blanc "Le Grand B", Southwest, France 2016

{organic} 100% Bouysselet

RIPE & LUSH. PEACH & PEAR WITH LEMONY ACIDITY

When Philippe and Diane Cauvin were researching the history of winegrowing in their local appellation of Fronton, they came across a grape they didn't know existed. Bouysselet, also called Prunelard Blanc, was previously thought to be the lost green-skinned sibling of the black-skinned Gaillac grape Prunelard. Having found a nursery which kept this vine alive for research purposes (but too little for winemaking), they had it propagated and brought back to life in their vineyard. This is the only Bouysselet in existence, farmed organically from a one acre vineyard, and it is a luscious phoenix of flavor!

Serving Suggestions: Lobster grilled rare with tarragon butter. Bay scallops, lightly seared topped with chervil and white pepper. Shrimp sashimi with ponzu.

29.99

18 in stock

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2018 Branco ~ Fernão Pires (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Branco, Lisboa, Portugal 2018

{organic} 100% Fernão Pires

CRISP WHITE PEACH, ORANGE BLOSSOM & FLINT, PRISTINE & WHOLESOME

Fernão Pires (intermittently better known as Maria Gomes) is the most planted white grape in Portugal for good reason. It’s one of the few grapes with a reputation for being able to balance generous yields and generous flavor. When the yields are low, however, the flavors become even more interesting. Sant’Ana’s ten hectare estate (minuscule by most standards) not only provides us with a single-varietal, low yield Fernão Pires, it does so in a cooler climate more conducive to subtlety and acidity. The result is very refreshing, ripe but modest in alcohol, impeccably clean, interesting, and very easy to drink. Super-summery all year long!

Serving Suggestion: Pan fried flounder w/ almond flakes & white grape-shallot chutney. Turkey sandwich w/ mustard, bean sprouts, & hummus.

14.99

72 in stock

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Bratwurst (Firsthand Foods)

Firsthand Foods, Fresh Local Bratwurst, Durham, NC

7.49

9 in stock

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Brown Ale "Icycle Winter Warmer" [4 pack] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, Strong Brown Ale "Icycle Winter Warmer", 4pk 16oz cans

7.5% ABV

A dark copper color and medium body give way to subtle orange zest, cardamom, and ginger spices, along with a nice roasted malt flavor. Curl up next to the fire with this one.

9.99

3 in stock

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2008 Brunello di Montalcino (Casanuova delle Cerbaie)

Casanuova delle Cerbaie, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2008

100% Sangiovese

49.99

1 in stock

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2013 Brunello di Montalcino (Mocali)

Mocali, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2011

100% Sangiovese

SUPPLE TANNIN, DRIED BERRY & RICH CHERRY FRUIT

Here's a classic, traditional Brunello aged for 36 months in large Slovenian tonneau barrels to impart only subtle oak flavor in the wine. The Ciacci family has created a fantastic estate; the lands typical of the Tuscan countryside interspersing vineyards, olive groves, and forest land. Their wines are of exceptional value when compared to other more established producers of Brunello. An elegant and rich vintage.

Serving Suggestions: Rabbit in Brunello sauce. Pinci (thick, hand rolled spaghetti that is a Montalcino specialty and addiction) served with meat sauce and mushrooms.

49.99

18 in stock

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Brut "Le Jeune" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Brut "Le Jeune", Piemonte, Italy NV

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

DELICATE TROPICAL AND CITRUS FRUIT, CLEAN AND REFRESHING

Le Jeune is Terrabianca's first foray into sparkling wine, and they've put their best foot forward. Made in the Charmat style of Prosecco from hand-harvested Chardonnay, it's super fresh, clean, and mouthwatering, making it the perfect start to a meal or celebration. Also delightful as a palate cleanser between courses, a late night sipper, for mimosas at brunch, or just because you need more bubbles in your life. We've all been there. A Wine Authorities Exclusive! 

Serving Suggestion: Eggs gently fried in butter w/ plenty of cracked black pepper. In a flute glass, on the couch, listening to 80's soft rock beside a loved one.

14.99

64 in stock

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Brut "Luminescence" (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine des Herbauges, Brut "Luminescence," Loire Valley, France, NV

{sustainable} 40% Melon de Bourgogne, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Grolleau Gris

BRIOCHE, WHITE FLOWERS, CLEMENTINE, LUXURIOUS

This richly textured and aromatic sparkling from Domaine des Herbauges is made in the Champagne style and echoes the world-famous beverage in terms of its plushness and yeasty aromas. Composed of 40% Melon de Bourgogne, 30% Chardonnay, and 30% Grolleau Gris, it retains the focused and transparent flavors of typical Loire valley whites while also showing a moderate florality and telltale biscuity notes from its 36 months spent on lees. 

Serving Suggestion: Caviar w/ all the fixins. Opulent brunch foods like eggs benedict & French-style omelettes w. smoked salmon.

19.99

45 in stock

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Brut Nature "La Bretesche" (Chauviniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Chauviniere, Brut Nature "Bretesche 1387"

NV

{organic} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

BONE DRY, ELEGANTLY SENSUAL, A MINERALLY MONOLITH

Like a bleakly beautiful black & white photograph of a wintery Atlantic beachscape, this methode traditionelle bubbly is a captivating study in contrast – elegantly austere yet captivating and seductive, gleaming brightly with an oceanic sheen and minerally shimmer. Muscadet maestro, Jérémie Huchet of Domaine de la Chauvinière is at the fore of a movement to elevate Muscadet beyond its unwarranted reputation for neutrality while strengthening its identity as one of the world's most pristine, restrained whites. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Oysters, of course! Other (cooked or raw) bivalves will be just as eagerly accompanied. Sashimi abalone, conch, and surf clam are naturals...

17.99

1 in stock

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2015 Bugey Cerdon (Renardat-Fache)

Renardat-Fâche, Bugey Cerdon, Vin Mousseaux, Savoie France NV

Gamay, Poulsard

BRIGHT PINK, LIGHTLY BUBBLY, STRAWBERRY, TART

Warning: You are about to taste a rare wine which has a cult following from a tiny, obscure French region and we cannot be responsible for your emotional state when the vintage runs out. Yes, it's true. Those who are hooked on Bugey order it in case quantities each spring upon release, and when it's gone there is a support group created just to get through the rest of the year. Bugey is located in eastern France between Lyon and Geneva. This is light pink in color with a touch of effervescence. Served chilled, this wine is an elixir of fresh fruit, bright acidity and tongue tantalizing tingle. Peace be with you this fall.

Serving Suggestion: An aperitif wine for warm days and cool nights to be shared with someone whose eyes you can gaze into as the sun sets, or rises depending on how the evening goes.

24.99

8 in stock

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2018 Bukettraube (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Bukettraube, Cederberg, South Africa 2018

100% Bukettraube

SUPER EXOTIC, FLORAL, SPICY, OFF-DRY AND RICH

A grape variety from the super-obscure category: Bukettraube or Bouquettraube [France]. This grape is planted in miniscule amounts in France, Germany and South Africa. Think of this as a wine that tastes like Chenin Blanc meets Sauvignon Blanc meets Riesling and Muscat. Big and friendly, spicy and slightly off-dry, Cederberg's version shows apricot, honey, peach, gooseberry and exotic melon flavors. The palate has a touch of sweetness only to be balanced by a wallop of acidity on the finish, like a sweet tart.

Serving Suggestion: A must with anything hot and spicy. Curries and Thai or Indian foods. Also great with strong cheeses like Stilton.

14.99

20 in stock

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2018 Cabernet (Bedin)

Bedin, Cabernet, Marca Trevigiana, Veneto, Italy 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

TART BLACK CHERRY & DARK CHOCOLATE, LIGHTLY EARTHY

Perhaps surprisingly, the Bordelais varieties dominate red wine production in Italy’s Veneto and Friuli, dating back hundreds of years. Ranging from stunning, quaffable values to fine, ageworthy gems, Merlot, the two Cabernets, and even Carmenere have important and varied roles to play here. This blend of Cabs Sauv and Franc from our friends at Bedin is firm, refreshing, and aromatic – a wine for the table.

Serving Suggestions: Gnocchi! Chicken livers w/ oregano, browned butter, garlic & lemon juice over fettuccini.

8.99

21 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Franc (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Cabernet Franc, Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

CASSIS & PLUM, TOASTY OAK, STURDY & IMPOSING

Carrying itself a bit more sternly than Heyden's wonderful Pinot Noir offerings, this unexpected gem is intense and more reminiscent of New World renditions than the sleeker Cab Francs typically associated with the Middle Loire. Ripe, structured, and built for the long hall (yet captivatingly assertive right now!), there's also a strong resemblance to modern Right Bank Bordeaux – an impressive conversation piece and fantastic addition to a romantic autumn evening or mountain getaway.

Serving suggestion: Smoked boar sausage w/ cranberries & winter salad w/ ribboned beets, fennel root, hazelnuts, & sour cream. Baked potato pancakes w/ caramelized onions, leek, thyme, & caraway seeds.

37.99

1 in stock

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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, South Africa 205

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACKBERRY & CASSIS, CHOCOLATE & CEDAR, PEPPER & HERBS

Cabernet isn’t the first red variety which springs to mind when most of us think of South Africa. That distinction would almost certainly belong to the essentially exclusive and increasingly illusive Pinotage. Cab, however, is the grape responsible for the most Cape’s most revered reds. This broad-shouldered beauty's rich, ripe fruit and creamy oak influence lend an air of sumptuousness while the pepper-like and herbaceous notes hint a bit at Cab's more Cab Franc or Carmenere-ish side.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked venison roast w/ peppery collards & shallots. Mashed potato-stuffed poblano w scallions, garlic, & melted Monterey Jack.

22.99

7 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, South Africa 2016

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACKBERRY & CASSIS, CHOCOLATE & CEDAR, PEPPER & HERBS

Cabernet isn’t the first red variety which springs to mind when most of us think of South Africa. That distinction would almost certainly belong to the essentially exclusive and increasingly illusive Pinotage. Cab, however, is the grape responsible for the most Cape’s most revered reds. This broad-shouldered beauty's rich, ripe fruit and creamy oak influence lend an air of sumptuousness while the pepper-like and herbaceous notes hint a bit at Cab's more Cab Franc or Carmenere-ish side.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked venison roast w/ peppery collards & shallots. Mashed potato-stuffed poblano w scallions, garlic, & melted Monterey Jack.

22.99

13 in stock

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserva", Colchagua Valley, Chile 2018

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SMOKY LEATHER, BLACK CHERRY, GUNPOWDER, PEPPER

Cabernet Sauvignon is a distinctive specialty of the Colchagua Valley in Chile. The flavors are specific to this region with savory hints of leather, gun powder and a classic pepperiness. Vineyard-wise, they're special too, being among the only Cabernet vineyards regularly planted on their own rootstock (most of the world's are grafted on American rootstock to protect the vine from the root louse phyloxera vastatrix which is not found in Chile.)

Serving Suggestions: Grilled flank steak marinated in red wine with red and yellow peppers, onions and garlic.

12.99

4 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Peñalolén)

Peñalolén, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile 2016

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot

CURRANT & BLACKBERRY, CLASSIC, BALANCED BY BRIGHTNESS

Not to (almost) admit to judging various books by their covers, but this classically structured Cab from Chile’s Maipo provides a bit of a surprise. Its unconventional, perhaps trendy, label and predictable 14% alcohol might lead one to expect an ultra-modern, aggressively New World-ish outing (not that there’s anything wrong with that!), but this has a brighter, more classically Cab-ish edge that wouldn’t be out of place in riper, more contemporary Left Bank Bordeaux. Hailing from a well-drained, gravelly slope, this impressively structured creature includes small portions of Merlot and Cab Franc in an appropriate nod to Cabernet Sauvignon’s Bordelais traditions.

Serving Suggestion: London broil w/ cracked pink & black peppercorns w/ garlicky gai lan & roasted new potatoes. Empanadas w/ black beans, onion, black olives, & bell pepper.

19.99

24 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills, Washington, 2016

93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Syrah

SPICY & FLAVORFUL, DRIED BLUEBERRY & CURRANT

Hyatt is a small, domestic winery that's doing it right. Established in 1983, they make great wines at reasonable prices that are stinkin' good. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is a great domestic value and shows complex berry flavors that are typical of this part of Washington. The aromas are pure Cabernet Sauvignon, while the wine's mouth-feel is lush and supple with balanced tannins which makes it a more versatile and less edgy Cab.

Serving Suggestions: Veal chop with porcini mushrooms and demi-glace. Cedar plank grilled pork tenderloin with herbed butter and Moroccan couscous.

12.99

112 in stock

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Altosur)

Altosur, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina, 2018

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

PERFUMY, BLACK PEPPER, CASSIS & BLACKBERRIES

Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon and a stunning value considering that most cabs at this price are junk. This one really shines and is completely authentic tasting. From high elevation vineyards in the Andes Mountains this cab comes roaring out with firm, rich flavors and a long finish. The balance and purity are very impressive. Great structure this vintage. Very serious Cab flavors for the money.

Serving Suggestion: Bison burgers with sharp cheddar. Cabeza tacos from your favorite local taco truck!

10.99

77 in stock

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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA 2017

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Petit Verdot

RICH CURRANT & PLUM, AROMATIC BAY SPICE & TOASTY OAK

Lovely balance, juicy richness, and an impressively long finish make this an absolute go-to California Cab. Nestled in a cooler corner of Paso, near the Santa Lucia Mountains, the Margarita Vineyard is the perfect spot to grow well-balanced Cabernet. It's rare to find classically-styled California reds with such complexity and quality in this price range.

Serving Suggestion: Pork tenderloin kabobs on rosemary sprigs. Filet Mignon w/ herbed butter & new potatoes.

19.99

27 in stock

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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Korbin Kameron)

Korbin Kameron, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moon Mountain, Sonoma, California 2014

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

49.99

12 in stock

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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stuhlmuller Vineyards)

Stuhlmuller Vineyards, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA 2015

BLACKBERRY PRESERVES & PLUM, SUMPTUOUS WOODSINESS, CACAO & BALSAMICO

Almost as much from Sonoma's Dry Creek as from Alexander Valley, Stuhlmuller's powerful, graceful Cabernet Sauvignon benefits from the ancient gravel and clay soils that famously enhance the quality and concentration of wines from this illustrious corner of California. Fritz Stuhlmuller inherited grape growing and vineyards from his parents, but he built his passion for making wine from the ground up. While impressive Chardonnays have been the estate's primary claim to fame, their intense Cabernet Sauvignons cut an imposing profile and are some of our favorites.

Serving Suggestion:  Beef Tataki & kale salad w/ sesame oil & sesame seeds. Quinoa-stuffed bell peppers w/ mushrooms & truffle oil.

40.99

27 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino, CA 2016

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SPICY CEDAR, BLACK CHERRY, SUPPLE & RIPE

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen. Today, the family still farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of the best value CA estate bottled wine around. This Cabernet is a best value domestic red. Revealing dusty cherry fruit from cool climate Mendocino, this Cab leaves out the oak baring the ripe black cherry fruit beneath a currant layer with supple tannin. Super drinkable from the moment you pull the cork.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple burger to grilled flank steak or grilled bbq chicken. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

47 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros, Napa Valley, CA 2016

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot

RED BERRIES & CEDAR, VEGETAL & MEATY, VERY WELL-BALANCED

Along with their son Anthony, Tony and Jo Ann Truchard own and operate Truchard Vineyards in the moderately cool-climated Carneros area of Napa. The vineyard covers a broad 400 acre swath of sloping hills and fog-prone valleys with a dizzying variety of soil types. This blend, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon with touches of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec was aged for 20 months in French oak (45% new). We love this wine’s balance of concentrated ripe fruit, woodsy spice, and earthy green pepper. Powerful enough for aging 10+ years but ready to grace your table tonight.

Serving Suggestion:  Embered beef cheek with charred onion, summer squash, & African blue basil.Fire-roasted carrots with baby fennel, vadouvan spiced chevre, and heirloom greens.

42.99

18 in stock

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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino, CA 2017

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SPICY CEDAR, BLACK CHERRY, SUPPLE & RIPE

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen. Today, the family still farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of the best value CA estate bottled wine around. This Cabernet is a best value domestic red. Revealing dusty cherry fruit from cool climate Mendocino, this Cab leaves out the oak baring the ripe black cherry fruit beneath a currant layer with supple tannin. Super drinkable from the moment you pull the cork.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple burger to grilled flank steak or grilled bbq chicken. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

24 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon "Contento Vineyard" (Brutocao Family Vineyards)

Brutocao, Cabernet Sauvignon "Contento Vineyard", Mendocino, CA 2016

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

CASSIS, MENTHOL, ANISE & PINK PEPPERCORN

Our old friends of the Bliss and Brutocao families have been tied together as farmers and winemakers for generations, but when Len and Marty Brutocao released their own first vintage in 1980, things got really magical. This is classic cool-weather California Cabernet Sauvignon, with signature cassis and mocha flavors tempered by spice and a bit of old-school herbaceousness. This wine shows admirable restraint but really blossoms once the dishes come flying out of the kitchen.

Serving Suggestions: Family meal: pork chops, potato salad, bread & butter, spinach casserole, etc.

24.99

15 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon "Glass Collection (Glenelly Estate)

Glenelly Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon "Glass Collection", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2016

15.99

53 in stock

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon "Grand Verano" 3-Liter BIB (Apaltagua, Viña)

Gran Verano, Cabernet Sauvignon 3L BiB, Chile 2018

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

FRESH & JUICY, RASPBERRY & PLUM, MILD EARTH & PEPPER

Gran Verano translates roughly to "great summer", and this easy-going Cab is certainly an appropriate pick for the warmer months. It's produced by Apaltagua and continues their streak of delicious Southern hemisphere values. Juicy and fun with vibrant fruit, this is the box of instant summer fun.

Serving Suggestion: BBQ chicken on the grill painted with your favorite sauce, with a medley of grilled seasonal vegetables alongside.

29.99

12 in stock

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2016

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK FRUIT, FIRM & FOCUSED, SUBTLE TOAST & DARK MINERALITY

Stylistically bridging the gap between classic Napa Valley Cabernet and something more in line with the grape's Bordelaise heritage, the "HRW" is brimming with cassis, oaken finesse, and a fine dusting of peppery tannin which stands its ground but doesn't overwhelm the palate. This may sound a bit silly, but a photograph of George Hendry should exist next to the word "meticulous" in every current dictionary. When he's not growing grapes, he designs particle accelerators…

Serving Suggestion: Let's take a cue from Bordeaux and consider grilled steak with sauce consisting of red wine, shallots, and butter. Mildly seasoned black bean burger with arugula, spinach, and feta cheese on a whole wheat english muffin.

30.99

19 in stock

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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon "Winemaker's Cuvee" (Caton, Ty)

Ty Caton, Cabernet Sauvignon "Winemaker's Cuvee", Moon Mountain District, Sonoma County, California, US 2017

{sustainable}

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

CLASSIC CASSIS, OAKY VANILLA, BIG & DARK

We're going to the Moon! Moon Mountain of Sonoma (aka Napa's Mount Veeder) is part of the Mayacamas Mountains, which divide the region from Napa. Though the AVA designation here is new, these hillsides are home to some of the most historic mountain vineyards in California, dating to the 1890s. High elevation and rocky, volcanic terrain imbue Moon Mountain Cab with uncommon richness and intensity while Caton gives his wines the deluxe California Cabernet treatment with plenty of French oak barrel aging. The result is sizable with dark fruit, creamy vanilla, and suave tannins that you'll be over the moon for. Only 600 cases made!

Serving Suggestion:  Grilled beef liver with caramelized onion and mushrooms.  A savory winter stew with plenty of carrots, potatoes and bay leaves floating around.

27.99

21 in stock

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina 2018

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

FANTASTIC, FIRM CABERNET WITH A LONG FINISH

Very impressive classic cherry Cabernet flavors with a perfect balance between acid/tannin and fruit. The finish is long and deep showing ample toasty oak, but never cloaking the fruit. The high altitude vineyards give us grapes with super ripeness, never losing their backbone. The winemaking here is stellar- in a style that pushes the fruit but never overdoing it. We wish all inexpensive cabs could taste this balanced.

Serving Suggestion: A nice Cabernet likes to saddle up to red meats like a NY strip steak; tri-tips marinated in garlic and soy sauce; and a burger is not too good for this wine either!

15.99

31 in stock

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2018 Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera "Motta del Lupo" (Petrilli, Paolo)

Paolo Petrilli, Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera "Motta del Lupo", Daunia, Puglia, Italy 2018

{Organic} Nero di Troia, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Bombino

EARTHY, SPICY, DARK FRUIT & BALANCED TANNIN

Around Lucera, in Italy's Puglian peninsula, there was a communal press, with the understanding that when you pressed your grapes, you would take (cacce) your juice and must at the end of the day, so the next farmer could pour his grapes in (mmitte). And now there's a wine region named after this practice, because why not? It's tradition. Paolo Petrilli's red, based on the local Nero di Troia grape, is earthy, spicy, and tannic, well-balanced with acid, with subtle dark fruit and floral notes. He also grows and jars tomatoes, and grows wheat that he turns into pasta. Because why not? It's tradition.

Serving suggestion: Pizza w/ cherry tomatoes, burrata, olive oil, and whole basil leaves. Penne tossed w/ olive oil, sauteed garlic, broccoli rabe, and caciocavallo cheese.

11.99

101 in stock

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2016 Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux (Mendis, Chateau de)

Chateau de Mendis, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, "Red Label" Bordeaux, France, 2016

{sustainable} 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

RED CURRANT, FIRM BODY, LIGHT CEDAR SPICE

We find that it is often difficult to come across concentrated, rich Bordeaux at a low price. This offering from Chateau de Mendis is satisfying to the palate as well as your wallet. Aromas of ripe red fruit meet soft touches of pepper and oak in perfect harmony. Fourteen months of barrel aging and time spent in bottle come together, yielding soft and supple tannins. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Serving Suggestion: Homemade steak frites. Rigatoni w/ kale, feta, mushrooms, & fresh tomatoes. Blackened tofu w/ charred brussels sprouts & wild rice.

14.99

25 in stock

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2018 Cahors "K'Nom" (Clos Troteligotte)

Clos Troteligotte, "K'nom" Cahors, Southwest, France 2018

{organic} 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot

PLUMS, BLACKBERRY, LIGHT SMOKE, MINERAL, ELEGANT TANNINS

Emmanuel "Manu" Rybinski is a young, well-trained vigneron, yet his experience in winemaking has taken him from France to Australia to California to learn first hand winemaking techniques around the world. Now settled in southwest France in Cahors, he turns out some fantastic Malbec-based wines. Taking over the family estate and farming organicly, he coaxes beautiful fruit flavors from their younger vines for this cuvée. No oak to be found, the wines are pure plum, violet, blackberry and finish with a kiss of mineral.

Serving Suggestion: Best with grilled meat or sausage. The grill flavor is key to pairing with the dark fruit and light smoke. Of course oven roasted chicken with a mop of BBQ sauce will be excellent too.

16.99

10 in stock

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2017 Canaiolo (Vallone di Cecione)

Vallone di Cecione, Canaiolo Toscana, Tuscany, Italy 2017

{organic} 100% Canaiolo

22.99

4 in stock

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2017 Cannonau di Sardegna "San Costantino" (Parpinello, Poderi)

Poderi Parpinello, Cannonau di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy 2017

100% Cannonau (Grenache)

BLACK RASPBERRY & CURRANT, OLIVE & ROSEMARY, OCEAN BREEZE

Known as Cannonau in Sardegna and as Grenache or Garnacha almost everywhere else, the fiercely Mediterranean variety thrives in sun-soaked, arid landscapes. Terrain which might appear pretty unaccommodating to most creatures gives these grapes the perfect environment to do their best work. Rising to the occasion in the rocky, windswept vineyards of Sardegna, the vines are quite comfortable and have colonized the islands vineyards for, perhaps, as many as 700 years. This rendition is ripe, spicy, modern, and powerful.

Serving Suggestion: Mutton w/ onion, garlic, & potatoes. Flatbread w/ sheep’s milk ricotta, Provençal herbs, & olives.

17.99

18 in stock

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2015 Canon-Fronsac (Mazeris, Chateau)

Chateau Mazeris, Canon-Fronsac, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc

BLACK PLUM & CASSIS, INTENSE RIPENESS, MOCHA

This powerful ambassador for Bordelais Merlot combines the plump dark fruit and modern Right Bank flair that we might expect from the somewhat more famous Pomerol while layering coffee, chocolate, and herbs in a package that's almost too good to be true. The picturesque landscape of Fronsac is hillier and more dynamic than that of its neighbors, and its wines are bafflingly underrepresented. If you've yet to discover its wines, this is an excellent place to start...

Serving suggestion: Braised boar shoulder w/ black plum-sherry vinegar gastrique & roast delicata squash. Roasted beet fries w/ spicy yogurt sauce (lemon, turmeric, cayenne).

20.99

3 in stock

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2017 Carica l'Asino (Carussin)

Carussin, Carica l'Asino, Piemonte, Italy 2017

{biodynamic} 100% Carica l'Asino

APPLES OF THE PINE AND CRAB VARIETY, FUNKY YET FRESH

A special treat from our favorite ass-loving Piemontese, the little known Carica l’Asino grape translates to “load the donkey.” Originally found in Liguria to the south of their native Piemonte, Bruna Ferro and her family couldn’t resist the temptation to cultivate this grape named after their most beloved farm animal. The intriguingly cloudy nature of the wine shines through, manifesting itself in a crabapple-like wildness with subtle tropical notes as well. So load up the donkey and let’s take a trip to Funkytown!

Serving Suggestions: Robiola cheese! Quiche w/ radicchio, prosciutto, & porcini mushrooms.

17.99

2 in stock

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2017 Carignan (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Carignan, Hauterive IGP, Languedoc, France, 2017

{organic} 100% Carignan

BRAMBLY BLACK RASPBERRY, PEPPERY GARRIGUES, RICH & TANGY

The Carignan grape is, in many ways, the crown jewel of Domaine La Bouysse's vineyards in Boutenac (one of the most celebrated terroirs in Corbieres.) It's from ancient Carignan vines that the estate's most prized cuvées are made. This more youthful and fruit-driven offering exudes black raspberry and ripe cranberry flavors with the distinct mediterranean spices which are delicious hallmarks of the wines of Corbieres.

Serving Suggestion: Roast pork loin with garlic, lavender, and black pepper. Tangy & savory Carolina barbecue.

13.99

45 in stock

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2017 Carmenere (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Carmenere "Reserva", Apalta Valley, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2017

100% Carmenere

CHERRY & BLACKBERRY, CHOCOLATE, ROASTED POBLANO

The Carmenere grape yields some of the world's most readily recognizable red wines. Its signature combination of deep purple fruit, jalapeño and chocolate makes for reds that are highly memorable and very crave-able while its fascinating history as a long-lost component in Bordeaux strengthens its intrigue. Colchagua Valley's Apaltagua winery proudly claims the grape as its top priority, producing delicious and exceptionally representative Carmenere of tremendous value.

Serving Suggestion: Empanadas stuffed with ground beef, black olives, garlic & raisins - paprika & cumin are a must! Fried peppers stuffed with mozzarella, onion, halved grape tomatoes, & spinach.

12.99

12 in stock

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2018 Carmenere (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Carmenere "Reserva", Apalta Valley, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2018

100% Carmenere

CHERRY & BLACKBERRY, CHOCOLATE, ROASTED POBLANO

The Carmenere grape yields some of the world's most readily recognizable red wines. Its signature combination of deep purple fruit, jalapeño and chocolate makes for reds that are highly memorable and very crave-able while its fascinating history as a long-lost component in Bordeaux strengthens its intrigue. Colchagua Valley's Apaltagua winery proudly claims the grape as its top priority, producing delicious and exceptionally representative Carmenere of tremendous value.

Serving Suggestion: Empanadas stuffed with ground beef, black olives, garlic & raisins - paprika & cumin are a must! Fried peppers stuffed with mozzarella, onion, halved grape tomatoes, & spinach.

12.99

3 in stock

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2017 Carmenere "Gran Reserva Envero" (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Carmenere "Gran Reserva" Envero, Apalta Valley, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2017

93% Carmenere, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon

ESPRESSO, BLACKBERRIES, ROASTED PEPPERS, OAKEN VANILLA

With its origins in Carmenere vineyards planted more than sixty years ago, this robust and multifaceted cuvée demonstrates both the signature characteristics of the grape's distinctive personality and the finesse which the estate has encouraged through careful selection and judicious aging in large oak barrels. The result is an impressive pillar of coffee flavors scaled by wisps of toasty vanilla, dark chocolate and jalapeño.

Serving Suggestion: "Bistec a lo Pobre" - Chilean sautéed steak on a bed of onions, topped with a fried egg (after all, this wine loves protein), and served with rustic peppery french fries. Mole Poblano!

16.99

9 in stock

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Cassees de Baux Olives [Fresh] (Fresh Harvest)

Cassées des Baux Olives (unpasteurized), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Made from Grossane or Salonenque olives – one of the few AOC olives, it is produced in the vallée des Baux, in France’s main olive and olive oil producing area: Provence. Cassées des Baux olives are cracked and cured with fennel (fennel seed, fennel flowers, and fennel stalks). They are a nice fleshy olive with a great buttery, fennel flavor.

5.99

73 in stock

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2016 Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux (Pillebois, Chateau)

Chateau Pillebois, Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France 2016

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK PLUM, CHOCOLATEY FINESSE & SILKY TANNIN, SUMPTUOUS TOAST

Castillon, often thought of as being a kind of fifth satellite of Saint-Emilion (along with Lussac, Montagne, Saint-Georges, and Puisseguin), is home to some of Bordeaux's most extraordinary and reliable values. While Saint-Emilion’s name is appended here as it is with the other aforementioned regions, this wine speaks volumes (metaphorically much more than 750 ml) to the tremendous quality that’s to be found here – classical and resplendently expressive.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled bison burger w/ bacon, leafy greens, blue cheese, & pickled jalapeño relish. Thick, wintry baked potato soup w/ black pepper, smoked mushrooms, cauliflower, & broccoli.

14.99

29 in stock

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Cava Brut Nature "Penalba Lopez" (Torremilanos, Finca)

Finca Torremilanos, Cava Brut Nature "Peñalba Lopez", Ribera del Duero, Spain

90% Viura (Macabeu), 10% Chardonnay {biodynamic}

CITRUS & ASIAN PEAR, CLEAN & CALCEREOUS

This restrained and refreshing gem is made mostly from Viura, the dominant grape in “Cava country” or Catalonia, where it’s known as Macabeu, but this is not Cava country. In fact, Finca Torremilanos is the only producer in Ribera del Duero which has been entrusted with the ability to describe its bubblies as “Cava.” Pristinely pale with vaguely emerald undercurrents, its born among vines aging as many as 180 years and mixes a minerally zest through its citrus and orchard fruit.

Serving Suggestion: Egg, potato, & onion frittata w/ fresh greens-garbanzo salad & tarragon vinaigrette.

16.99

32 in stock

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2016 Cava Brut Nature Reserva (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut Nature Reserva, Penedes, Spain 2016

50% Macabeu, 35% Xarel-lo, 10% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Noir

VERY DRY, BRIGHT, JUICY & FRESH. LEMON & MINERAL, BUT ACCESSIBLE

From the Alt Penedes region of Catalonia, which is the highest elevation region where fine Cava is made, comes this serious but fun (serious fun!?!) Brut Nature. These are the driest of all sparkling wines. Toni Garriga spent the afternoon walking me around his vineyard planted by his family in the 1600's, tasting in his cellars and introducing me to his wife and dog. Nice guy, brilliant wines, amazing history!

Serving suggestions: Trout with caper butter. Moules Frites. Oysters Rockefeller.

14.99

25 in stock

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2016 Cava Brut Reserva (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut Reserva, Penedes, Spain, 2016

50% Macabeu, 35% Xarel-lo, 10% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Noir

CLEAN & AROMATIC, INTENSE & LOVELY

On the last day of a recent trip to Spain, we found this lovely small winery on a "down-low" tip from one of the owners of the top quality estate of this entire region. It ended up being a fantastic find for us, as this bubbly has soul, freshness, complexity and drinkability. Family-owned since the 1600's by the Garriga family, Mas Codina is a secret even in Spain. This Brut Cava is so tasty, you'll be stunned that you aren't paying top dollar for it!

Serving Suggestions: A great match with fried oysters, fish tacos, crayfish salad and even Nicoise salad topped with shrimp

11.99

102 in stock

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2015 Cava Brut Reserva [1.5 liter] (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut Reserva [1.5 liter], Penedes, Spain, 2015

{organic} 50% Macabeu, 35% Xarel-lo, 10% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Noir

CLEAN & AROMATIC, INTENSE & LOVELY

On the last day of a trip to Spain, we found this lovely small winery on a "down-low" tip from one of the owners of the top quality estate of this entire region. It ended up being a fantastic find for us, as this bubbly has soul, freshness, complexity and drinkability. Family-owned since the 1600's by the Garriga family, Mas Codina is a secret even in Spain. This magnificent magnum brimming with bubbly brightness will make you smile with each zippy sip!

Serving Suggestions: A great match with fried oysters, fish tacos, crayfish salad and even Nicoise salad topped with shrimp.

23.99

10 in stock

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2017 Cava Brut Reserva [1.5 liter] (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut Reserva [1.5 liter], Penedes, Spain, 2017

{organic} 50% Macabeu, 35% Xarel-lo, 10% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Noir

CLEAN & AROMATIC, INTENSE & LOVELY

On the last day of a trip to Spain, we found this lovely small winery on a "down-low" tip from one of the owners of the top quality estate of this entire region. It ended up being a fantastic find for us, as this bubbly has soul, freshness, complexity and drinkability. Family-owned since the 1600's by the Garriga family, Mas Codina is a secret even in Spain. This magnificent magnum brimming with bubbly brightness will make you smile with each zippy sip!

Serving Suggestions: A great match with fried oysters, fish tacos, crayfish salad and even Nicoise salad topped with shrimp.

23.99

11 in stock

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2014 Cava Brut Rosado (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut Rosado, Penedes, Spain, 2014

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

MINERALLY WHITE CHERRY & BRIGHT RED PLUM, DELICATE TEXTURE, LOVELY ACIDITY

By law, all Cava must be produced utilizing a secondary fermentation in the bottle - "Méthode Champenoise," but few in this price range warrant such close comparison to the singularly elegant wines of Champagne as this delicate and keenly generous rosé from our friends at Mas Codina. Bright, restrained, and finely textured, this is a profound and understated sparkler which exudes sophistication and balance through every fun, refreshing bubble. As is the case in many of the best rosé bubblies, here red fruit is nuance rather than star, allowing minerality, floral notes, and gentle citrus each a voice in this highly memorable and complex sparkler.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork shoulder w/ coriander, ginger, & cranberries. King prawn & artichoke tempura w/ avocado, miso flakes, & wild rice.

14.99

11 in stock

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2017 Cava Brut Rosé (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Cava Brut Rosado, Penedes, Spain, 2017

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

MINERALLY WHITE CHERRY & BRIGHT RED PLUM, DELICATE TEXTURE, LOVELY ACIDITY

By law, all Cava must be produced utilizing a secondary fermentation in the bottle - "Méthode Champenoise," but few in this price range warrant such close comparison to the singularly elegant wines of Champagne as this delicate and keenly generous rosé from our friends at Mas Codina. Bright, restrained, and finely textured, this is a profound and understated sparkler which exudes sophistication and balance through every fun, refreshing bubble. As is the case in many of the best rosé bubblies, here red fruit is nuance rather than star, allowing minerality, floral notes, and gentle citrus each a voice in this highly memorable and complex sparkler.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork shoulder w/ coriander, ginger, & cranberries. King prawn & artichoke tempura w/ avocado, miso flakes, & wild rice.

14.99

50 in stock

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2013 Cava, Brut Nature Gran Reserva "Coquet" (Mestres, Heretat)

Heretat Mestres, Brut Nature Gran Reserva Cava, Penedes, Spain 2013

40% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeo, 30% Parellada

LEMON, SLATE & YEASTY SPICE, FIRM ACIDITY

The Mestres family has worked the same 80 hectares for seven centuries, maintaining just as secure a grip on their traditions. Not only was Josep Mestres, in the first quarter of the 20th century, among the earliest pioneers in Spain's production of sparkling wine, he apparently is responsible for the coining of the term "Cava" as well, referring to the meticulous work and aging which occurs in the cellars or "caves" following harvest. This bold example offers an especially clear taste of the Xarel-lo grape, which shines brightly through the mature mousse.

Serving Suggestions: Muscovy duck & pork paté w/ orange peel & a honey-horseradish sauce. Flatbread w/ crispy roasted anchovies.

26.99

7 in stock

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2017 Cerasuolo di Vittoria "Contessa Costanza" (Bortolone, Poggio di)

Poggio di Bortolone, Cerasuolo di Vittoria "Contessa Costanza", Sicily, Italy, 2017, 50% Frappato, 50% Nero d'Avola

17.99

19 in stock

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2018 Chablis (Charmoy, Domaine de)

Domaine de Charmoy, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

LEMON & ASIAN PEAR, A CHALKY CHAMPION, FIRM

This islanded stretch of Burgundy (80 miles from Dijon) produces one of the most iconic (although underrepresented) styles of Chardonnay. Chablis is home to racy antitheses of the buttery beasts that spring to mind at the mention of California’s favorite adopted white grape variety. With mighty minerality, mouthwatering citrus, and crisp, pear-ish tree fruit, this shining example glimmers in the glass with everything we love albeit with slightly softer angles than average.

Serving Suggestion: Razor clams w/ butter, pickled shallots, lemon, & garlic. A variety of cheeses like goat gouda, Charolais, or Cantal.

26.99

27 in stock

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2018 Chablis (Gautheron, Domaine Alain)

Domaine Alain Gautheron, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2018

100% Chardonnay

CLASSIC! LEMON & MINERAL, HIGH ACID, SALINE HINT

If you could look up the taste of a traditional Chablis in the dictionary, this would be it! But, too few classic Chablis wines are imported at reasonable prices because: A) They think Americans only want Chablis that tastes like California Chardonnay. B) The great values are consumed in France. C) There's not much Chablis made, and the demand is so high. Here is a rarity for us, and we think you'll really enjoy it.

Serving Suggestions: Simple shellfish is a no-brainer here. But also roast chicken with garlic, ginger & lemon.

25.99

73 in stock

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Champagne Blanc de Blancs (Grongnet)

Grongnet, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France NV

BOLD LIME, YEASTY & RICH, CHISELED BUT SOFT

This Blanc de Blancs (white wine]from white grapes – in this case, Chardonnay) is racy and very rich but still easy-going enough to serve as a sub for mystifyingly overpriced mega-production staples like Veuve Clicqout. Unlike the factory wines which dominate the world of Champagne today, this is handmade in minute quantities by a small, independent, family-owned vigneron. Mmmmm, the limey character and vibrant acidity are powerful and almost crystaline. Substantially more impressive than the refreshingly reasonable price might indicate!

Serving Suggestion: The classic pairing is with a triple cream cheese like Explorateur, but we'll go out on a limb and recommend it with Pigs in Blanket - made with brioche and quality charcuterie of course.

34.99

30 in stock

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Champagne Blanc de Noirs 1er Cru (Godme, Sabine)

Sabine Godme, Blanc de Noirs 1er Cru, Champagne, France NV

49.99

22 in stock

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Champagne Brut (Collon, Michel)

Michel Collon, Champagne Brut, Champagne, France NV

40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay

GOLDEN APPLE & CRISP ASIAN PEAR, LEMON & GINGER, BRILLIANTLY BRIGHT

From Champagne's southeastern outpost of Aube comes this lively bubbly of crystalline clarity. Youthfully bright golden fruit and pristine minerality like that of a hidden mountain stream carry the sumptuously subtle biscuity notes that we all love to taste in Champagne. Equally food-friendly, toast-tacular, and everlastingly evening-ready, this is the kind of sparkler that you could should get to know very, very well. Don't forget how rare grower-made Champagnes like this are. A gem!

Serving Suggestion: As lovely as it is flying solo, Champagne is an oft-underutilized food wine. This one pairs exceptionally well with modern sushi of the "rainbow roll"-ish variety: a colorful plethora of fish atop wrapped shrimp tempura and avocado.

34.99

4 in stock

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Champagne Brut Rose 1er Cru (Godme, Sabine)

Sabine Godmé, Brut Rosé 1er Cru, Champagne, France NV 65% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir

RIPE CHERRY & LINGONBERRY, BRIGHT & BOLD

Brimming with intensely energetic red fruit, Godmé’s elegant rosé doesn’t mince words. 12% of the blend’s 35% Pinot Noir is fully-fledged red wine prior to blending, injecting power and a precision of flavors reminiscent of tangy red-fleshed plum and pomegranate. This Grand Cru offering is perhaps Godmé’s brightest, most vibrant cuvée, and there’s a youthful zeal that’s charming, invigorating, and very food-friendly. Verzenay is one of Champagne’s absolute capitals for excellent Pinot; look no further for a suitable ambassador.

Serving suggestion: Duck carpaccio w/ raspberry balsamic sauce, toasted walnuts, & pickled chanterelles. Butternut squash & hazelnut quiche.

49.99

37 in stock

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Champagne Brut Rosé (Grongnet)

Grongnet, Champagne Brut Rosé, Champagne, France NV Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay

FIRM CHERRY & STONE FRUIT, TOASTY MACAROON, ZESTY ACIDITY

Forged from equal proportions of Champagne’s holy trinity (Chardonnay and Pinots Noir & Meunier), Grognet’s lovely brut rosé finds a perfect balance between firm, fresh fruit sensations (in terms of both flavor and acidity) and an age-enhanced wealth of yeasty, pastry-like richness. Cécile Grognet represents the estate’s fifth generation, and a 120+ year legacy as a family of Champagne growers. Her expertise shines brightly in this beautiful bubbly.

Serving Suggestion: Duck mousse w/ tart raspberries. Monkfish liver w/ diced daikon & red pepper sauce. Goat’s milk cheeses & dark, rustic bread.

36.99

24 in stock

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2018 Chardonnay (Altosur)

Altosur, Chardonnay, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina, 2018

100% Chardonnay

JUICY, SUBTLE OAK, TROPICAL FRUIT, QUAFFABLE

Hand harvested at high altitudes makes for an expensive tasting wine, but not necessarily expensive costing wine. This Chardonnay is something we've been searching for since we opened. Small production & delicious, 15% of it is aged in new French & American oak barrels, unlike nearly all other Chardonnays in this price range which are soaked in oak chips, oak powder and even liquid oak. This is the good stuff at the right price!

Serving Suggestion: Salad Niçoise simplified: Romaine lettuces, hard boiled eggs, fresh green beans julienned, shaved parmesan, italian dressing.

10.99

99 in stock

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2018 Chardonnay (Stoller)

Stoller, Chardonnay, Oregon, US 2018

100% Chardonnay

FORELLE PEAR & LEMON CURD, ZESTY & FIRM, AIN’T OAKED

From the revered Dundee hills of Willamette Valley, this oak-free Chardonnay has the balance of ripe concentration and zealous acidity that we’re quick to associate with outstanding contemporary white Burgundy from the area’s more southerly regions like Pouilly-Fuissé or Viré-Clessé. It’s no surprise given Oregon’s ever-increasingly cemented aptitude for the varieties native to France's eastern climes. Stoller’s contiguous plots of vines, however, are special, surrounded by mountains that create a uniquely warm mesoclimate and ensure awesome ripeness.

Serving Suggestion: Panfried rainbow trout w/ lemon pepper & skinny asparagus w/ Dijon mustard. Squash & scallion tempura w/ aioli.

20.99

16 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay (Belle Pente)

Belle Pente, Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014

100% Chardonnay

ROUND PINEAPPLE & PEAR, MATURE YET LIVELY

Mature, elegant Chardonnay is something that gets us really excited. Really, quite, very excited.  Unfortunately, few Chardonnays are built to age gracefully, and those that are tend to be prohibitively pricey, but after six years of bottle aging, Belle Pente's Chardonnay is still drinking beautifully.  In one local touch you won't often see, Belle Pente uses 50% homegrown Oregon oak, in addition to 50% French oak.  Despite what sounds like a lot of oak from all over, the wine is not too oaky, since only 10-15% of the barrels are new. Harvesting in two waves gives the wine a perfect balance between rich ripeness and fresh brightness.

Serving Suggestion: Creamy homemade mac and cheese w/ Firsthand Foods Country Breakfast sausage crumbles. Carrot salad w/ lemon-Dijon vinaigrette.

34.99

21 in stock

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2018 Chardonnay (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA, 2018

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

BIG BUTTER AND CREAM, RIPE FRUIT, VANILLA OAK WITH A DASH OF NUTMEG

Thankfully it's easier than ever to find California Chardonnay with restraint and balance... but sometimes its fun to kick it old school, right? Barrel fermented in French oak, with a rich, creamy mouthfeel from full malolactic fermentation, this big, blustery bottle of butter harkens back to the days of classic California Chard. Former firefighter Cecil DeLoach made his name with some of California’s most popular Chardonnay’s in the 1990s, before selling his eponymous brand to focus on his Hook & Ladder project, so its no surprise he hasn't forgotten how to make Chardonnay party like it's 1999.

Serving Suggestion: Creamy chicken alfredo with broccoli and plenty of parmesan. Steamed lobster with lemon-herb butter sauce.

19.99

20 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay (Handley Cellars)

Handley Cellars, Chardonnay, Anderson Valley, California, US 2015

24.99

6 in stock

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2017 Chardonnay (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Chardonnay, Mendocino, CA 2017

100% Chardonnay

KIWI, STARFTRUIT, PEACH SKINS AND LIGHT OAK

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen. Today, the family still farms this beautiful land making some of the best value CA estate bottled wine around. The family farms sustainably in Mendocino with the cool ocean influence keeping the wine crisp and elegant. Not the oaky buttery style, but more of a highly drinkable, bright Chardonnay that shows floral fruit with balance and elegance.

Serving Suggestion: An all occasion Chardonnay with versatility like a swiss army knife. Chicken, fish, pork, salads and family gathering - any blissful event.

13.99

100 in stock

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2017 Chardonnay (Stuhlmuller Vineyards)

Stuhlmuller Vineyards, Estate Chardonnay, Alexander Valley, CA 2017

100% Chardonnay

CREAMY, TOASTY OAK & TROPICAL FRUIT, VANILLA

Up and coming boutique winery Stuhlmuller has yet to become a household name, but it's not due to the quality of their wines. They're outstanding! This fat, lush Chardonnay is big and rich, but remains balanced by a perfect amount of acidity. Fermented using natural yeast and aged in French oak barrels, it comes out with unmistakable California Chardonnay style, only more pretty. Tiny production.

Serving Suggestion: Bold enough for your pork roast, but delicate enough for your tilapia or flounder.

26.99

39 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay "Barrel Fermented" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, "Barrel Fermented" Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California 2016

100% Chardonnay

GOLDEN APPLE, FULL & FLORAL, CREAMY TEXTURE

George Hendry has a little side gig designing particle accelerators, so it’s no surprise that his wines come off with scientific precision. This barrel fermented Chardonnay is lush and generous, and the oak aging presents as toasty spice. There’s no malolactic fermentation so the wine maintains healthy tart acidity. A beautiful California elixir.

Serving Suggestions: Salmon croquettes with bread crumbs and green onion. Trout grilled with rosemary and lemon.

39.99

19 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay "Bunker Hill" (Lingua Franca)

Lingua Franca, Chardonnay "Bunker Hill", Willamette Valley, Oregon, US, 2016

100% Chardonnay

MOUTHWATERING GOLDEN APPLE, GRACEFUL TOAST, LEMON ZEST

Combining zealous zestiness and underlying toasty oak, this Oregonian Chardonnay masterpiece carries itself more like Beaune-borne royalty than the stereotypically buttery denizens of California (we’re not saying all, but you know who you are!) yet manages to be more unto itself than derivative of any particular Chard that’s come before. That said, it’s textbook-ishly orchardy with bright, fragrant tree-fruit and delicately floral notes in a firm, elegant frame. Truly majestic.

Serving Suggestion: Seared scallops w/ clarified butter, lemon zest, & white wine. Nutty Comté, Cantal vieux, or Gruyère.

49.99

30 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay "Clone 76 Inox" Santa Rita Hills (Melville Winery)

Melville Winery, Chardonnay Estate, Sta. Rita Hills, California 2015

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

EXOTIC CITRUS, STONE FRUIT & PEAR, FIRM & FULL-BODIED

We’ve long been ardent admirers of Melville’s large-and-in-charge leaning Pinot Noirs, the estate’s “Clone 76-Inox” Chardonnay, in some ways, runs parallel in style. Both grapes are natives of France’s Burgundy, and Melville manages to pay homage to their origins while harnessing the potential for power and additional richness offered by the climate of Santa Rita’s hills. This offering has, with intent, one foot planted firmly in the stylings of Chablis, but at 14% alcohol, there’s an undeniable weight and ripeness-induced tropicality that’s all its own. This Meliville is a great white whale of a Chardonnay.

Serving Suggestion: Savory monkfish & pineapple (not too sweet!) skewers w/ yellow curry. Cali-themed sweet corn gazpacho w/ halved grape tomatoes, shallots, avocado, & lemon juice.

44.99

6 in stock

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2017 Chardonnay "Clone 76 Inox" Santa Rita Hills (Melville Winery)

Melville Winery, Chardonnay Estate, Sta. Rita Hills, California 2017

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

EXOTIC CITRUS, STONE FRUIT & PEAR, FIRM & FULL-BODIED

We’ve long been ardent admirers of Melville’s large-and-in-charge leaning Pinot Noirs. The estate’s “Clone 76-Inox” Chardonnay, in some ways, runs parallel in style. Both grapes are natives of France’s Burgundy, and Melville manages to pay homage to their origins while harnessing the potential for power and additional richness offered by the climate of Santa Rita’s hills. This offering has, with intent, one foot planted firmly in the stylings of Chablis, but at 14% alcohol, there’s an undeniable weight and ripeness-induced tropicality that’s all its own. This is a great white whale of a Chardonnay.

Serving Suggestion: Savory monkfish & pineapple (not too sweet!) skewers w/ yellow curry. Cali-themed sweet corn gazpacho w/ halved grape tomatoes, shallots, avocado, & lemon juice.

44.99

11 in stock

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2015 Chardonnay "Estate" Sonoma Coast (Peay Vineyards)

Peay Vineyards, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California 2015

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

ASIAN PEAR & CITRUS, WISPY TOAST, VIBRANTLY ZESTY EDGE

Although Peay’s acreage of Chardonnay is dwarfed by that of Pinot Noir and lagging just behind Syrah, it’s the great white grape of Burgundy which has provided many of us with our introductions to the estate. Like its prominent ancestors in Meursault and Montrachet, this elegant Chard is simultaneously ripe with orchard-ish, citrusy gusto and razory, balancing acidity, creating an overall impression of vitality - an apt ambassador for cool-climate Cali greatness.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout & arugula salad w/ Korean pear wedges & toasted walnuts. Quail egg quiche w/ buttery brioche crust.

49.99

6 in stock

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2016 Chardonnay "Estate" Sonoma Coast (Peay Vineyards)

Peay Vineyards, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California 2016

49.99

3 in stock

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2018 Chardonnay "Estate" Sonoma Coast (Peay Vineyards)

Peay Vineyards, Chardonnay "Estate", Sonoma Coast, California 2018

49.99

2 in stock

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2017 Chardonnay "Firepeak" (Baileyana)

Baileyana, Chardonnay "Firepeak", Edna Valley, California 2017

100% Chardonnay

RIPE APPLE & PEAR, TOASTED OAK, TERRIFIC ACIDITY

California’s Edna Valley, which spans only eight miles along the coastline, boasts the longest growing season in the state. The grapes in this region also benefit from generous sunshine, cool Pacific breezes, and volcanic soil. This Chardonnay from Baileyana showcases the balance of ripeness and acidity that makes the wines from Edna Valley so special. Redolent of juicy apple and pineapple and enhanced by a gentle oaken spice, this is a delight!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled NC catfish w/ toasted cornbread & hoppin’ john. Garlicky brown butter cauliflower w/ a summer squash, green bean, & tomato salad.

23.99

15 in stock

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2018 Chardonnay "Moulin d'Argent" (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine des Herbauges, Chardonnay "Unoaked," Loire Valley, France, 2018

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

CITRUS & MINERAL, FLORAL HONEYSUCKLE, OAK-FREE PURITY!

Five generations of Choblet family winemaking in one elegant bottle. A brilliant effort in UN-oaked Chardonnay winemaking using sustainable agriculture. This silky textured, crisp white shows light citrus and floral honeysuckle aromas, mineral and tart quince. Very dry and lingering on the palate, this is a breath of fresh Chardonnay air. This is very old world in style vs. the traditional California style.

Serving Suggestion: A universal bottle of white with superb clean flavors - so bring it on! Try savory chicken wings, grilled snapper in miso, or semi-firm milder cheeses.

13.99

69 in stock

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2018 Chardonnay "Reserva" (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Chardonnay "Reserva" Unoaked, Casablanca Valley, Chile 2018

100% Chardonnay

PASSIONFRUIT & ZESTY TANGERINE, CRISP, BOLD TROPICAL PERSONALITY

From Apaltagua's vineyards in Chile's cooler Casablanca Valley, this fiercely tropical Chardonnay represents a delightful collision of powerful ripeness and crisp mouthwatering acidity, lending an impression of both intensity and refreshing brightness. Citrus, mango, and passionfruit flow freely, and the estate has overwhelmingly succeeded in its goal of showcasing a very bright, concentrated, and completely unoaked side of Chardonnay.

Serving Suggestion: Deviled blue crabs incorporating grated gouda, parmesan, & onions w/ black pepper & chives. Minced sea bass ceviche w/ mint, & cilantro.

11.99

110 in stock

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2018 Chardonnay Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Chardonnay Reserve, Tupungato-Mendoza, Argentina 2017

100% Chardonnay

LIGHTLY GOLDEN, BUTTERSCOTCH, VERY LITTLE OAK

Very impressive classic apple and citrus flavored Chardonnay with a perfect balance between acid and fruit. No need to worry about heavy oak or malolactic here, this is very light handed in the wood and butter department. The high altitude vineyards give us grapes with super ripeness, never losing their backbone. The winemaking here is stellar- in a style that pushes the fruit but never overdoing it. Bravo again to Sophenia for making such a wonderfully full-flavored Chardonnay that lets the fruit come through rather than cloaking it in wood.

Serving Suggestion: Simply roasted chicken, moist and tender with fresh herbs, or cream sauce over pasta with clams and garlic.

15.99

29 in stock

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2014 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains (Fogarty, Thomas)

Thomas Fogarty, Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, US 2013

CREAMY LEMON, SILKY, LEESY, MILD OAK 

Southwest of Silicon Valley, just miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Cruz Mountains are one of California's most beautiful and exciting wine growing regions. The ocean air and high elevation (up to 2000 feet on the Fogarty Estate) brings lean crispness, the mountain soils bring subtle minerality, while California sunshine provides just enough ripeness. Santa Cruz wines are also some of the most age-worthy in California. Thomas Fogarty embraces this by cellaring for over 3 years before release - unheard of in California Chardonnay. Ready to drink now, this is complex, mature white - silky with just a bit of new French oak.

Serving Suggestion:  A classic oven-roasted whole chicken w/ golden-brown skin, Kosher salt, cracked black pepper & minced thyme w/ earthy root vegetables on the side.

35.99

15 in stock

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2019 Chardonnay Unoaked "Limestone Hill" (De Wetshof)

Dewetshof, "Limestone Hill" Unoaked Chardonnay, Robertson, South Africa, 2019

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

GOLDEN APPLE, CUT CARROT GREENS, CLEAN MINERALITY

Just an hour and a half west of Cape Town lies the up-and-coming appellation of Robertson and the heavy limestone soil which it shares with some of the greatest white wine regions (like Champagne or Chablis). And while the area doesn’t have the same renown as its chalky-soiled counterparts, the great wines of the region certainly hold their own. “Limestone Hill” greets you with a bouquet of juicy golden apples, leading into an herbaceous note, reminiscent of fennel or carrot tops. A few months of bâttonage add a richness to the chalky minerality and long and clean finish.

Serving Suggestions: Oysters (fresh or steamed). Shrimp linguine w/ cream sauce.

14.99

24 in stock

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2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Église, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Église, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2017

Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne

APRICOT & SANDALWOOD, VIBRANT & VOLUPTUOUS

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the undisputed capital of the Southern Rhone. The region’s very name inspires cravings for burgundy-black wines brimming with exoticism. The region’s rare whites, however, are more exotic still and account for less than 10% of the area’s wine. This outstanding offering is robustly redolent yet resplendently refreshing, combining juicy, ripe, golden fruit with a sweet potpourri of flowers, honey, and restrained toast - a golden sunset in the glass.

Serving Suggestion: Seared scallops in a buttery white wine sauce w/ rosemary & garlic. Five-spice roasted butternut squash w/ pine nuts & arugula.

39.99

22 in stock

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2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Heritage" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Heritage", Rhone Valley, France 2016

LOGANBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, MAJESTIC SPICE BOX, DRIED FLOWERS

Comprised almost entirely of Grenache (century-old vines), the cuvée “Heritage” oozes intense, violet fruit and a most exotic potpourri of garrigues, rose petal, dried persimmon, and cinnamon. Arguably more seductive and mysterious than massive or brooding, it is absolutely enchanting!

Serving Suggestion: Christmas goose (or duck) w/ rosemary, thyme, orange zest, nutmeg, & cinnamon. Serve w/ smashed potato & port gravy.

59.99

12 in stock

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2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge "Le Calice de Saint Pierre", Rhone Valley, France 2017

95% Grenache, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Syrah

MISSION FIG & BLACKBERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE, ROSEWATER & PISTACHIO

The shell of an imposing castle overlooking sunbleached cobblestone streets and winding alleyways provides a mysterious focal point to the Southern Rhone's oldest and most famous appellation. Chateauneuf du Pape requires relatively little introduction. Domaine des Pères de L'Eglise is a producer which with a rich history of two centuries and (and four generations under the care of a single family lineage). This outstanding red, never before available in North Carolina, seduces us with its intense flavors of black fruit, Mediterranean spices, and Turkish delights, representing a bounty of exotic intrigue and phenomenal value. An instant favorite!

Serving Suggestions: Lamb shoulder braised in olive oil, white wine, bay leaves, & parsley w/ artichoke hearts & white beans. Stewed leg of mutton in an Afghan or North Indian yogurt curry w/ peas, onions, spinach & tomatoes.

39.99

23 in stock

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2018 Chenin Blanc (Cederberg)

Cederberg Winery, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, South Africa 2018

100% Chenin Blanc

APPLE & LEMON. CLEAN, CRISP CLARITY & ZESTY MINERAL

As exciting and diverse as are the many Middle-Loire specialties made from Chenin Blanc, it’s surprising that more new world regions and producers haven’t attempted to prioritize it as a distinctive showpiece. Fortunately, South Africa has long gone above and beyond to right this mystifying wrong. This gloriously bright, zesty gem has the combination of tart golden apple and citrus, refreshingly clean mineral notes, and energetic acidity that we cherish.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked fish (or ceviche) on rustic toast or rusks w/ capers. Citrusy Kalamata tapenade.

14.99

17 in stock

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2018 Chenin Blanc "Original" (Raats)

Raats, Chenin Blanc "Original", Stellenbosch, South Africa 2018

100% Chenin Blanc

PINEAPPLE & GOLDEN APPLE, MELON, DRY & ZIPPY

Raats Family Vineyards devotes it's sunny slopes to the old-school varietals of Saumur. Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc are wondefully at home in this corner of the Southern Hemisphere, although they develop a bit more ripe fruit than their French counterparts. This is subtly tropical Chenin Blanc with tons of round melon flavors and crisp acidity. Surprisingly dry and shyly pretty.

Serving Suggestion: We think we may have found another sushi wine! Spicy yellowtail handrolls and surf clam sashimi.

14.99

13 in stock

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2018 Chianti "Poggio Vignoso" (Pugliano, Fattoria)

Fattoria Pugliano, "Poggio Vignoso" Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2018

85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Malvasia

PERFUMY, DUSTY PLUM & ELEGANT LEATHER, JUICY FRUIT

Luigi Donato's family has owned this estate for 150 years, but the historic property itself dates back 13 centuries. This is a more rich, earthy style of Chianti, with traditional hints of leather. Although it has abundant fruit and accessible texture in your mouth, it has classic Chianti character and flavors you would expect from a fine Classico.

Serving Suggestions: We love this with a rich Marinara, using your best extra virgin olive oil, served over grilled chicken, veal chop, or even just pasta al dente finished with Reggiano.

14.99

46 in stock

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2017 Chianti Classico (Castellinuzza e Piuca)

Castellinuzza e Piuca, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2017

24.99

2 in stock

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2017 Chianti Classico (Vallone di Cecione)

Vallone di Cecione, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2017

{organic} 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo

CLASSIC & PRETTY. DUSTY PLUM, PROSCUITTO, EARTHY.

From one of only a few remaining farms in the hands of a family from Panzano, in the heart of the “black rooster” Chianti Classico zone comes classic example, that is both pretty and serious, with the typical flavors of dried fruit, cured meat and earth. Aged shortly in old oak barrels to mellow and meld the flavors, it’s capable of conjuring Tuscan memories from events you may have never experienced. Contemplative.

Serving Suggestion: Veal chop, with sage, garlic, white beans, and drizzled with the freshest olive oil.

17.99

4 in stock

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2017 Chinon "Cuvée Terroir" (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon "Cuvee Terroir", Loire Valley, France 2017

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

BLACK TEA, MEDIUM-BODIED, OPEN, RIPE & SUPPLE

The Gouron family has farmed their estate for five generations in the region of Chinon. The unique gravelly- sloped soils are key to the structure they get from the vines. This cuvée called "Terroir" reflects this gravel and the 50- year old vines planted there. More Pinot Noir-esque in style, the Cabernet Franc here is wide open with a knife edge balance of fruit and acidity from start to finish. Supple and ripe, the finish is pure black tea and red berry fruit. No oak in this cuvée.

Serving Suggestion: A match for seared duck breast with savory thyme and blackberry sauce; or beef tenderloin with sautéed smoked bacon and mushroom topping.

23.99

19 in stock

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2015 Chinon Blanc "Le Croix Boissee" (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Blanc "Le Croix Boissée", Loire Valley, France 2015

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

BAKED APPLE, FRESH PEAR AND LEMON CREAM, OPULENT

A Chinon Blanc made from Chenin Blanc! Say that five times fast. Cabernet Franc is king in Chinon, and Domaine Gouron’s typical work is no exception. Only one of their 28 hectares is devoted to Chenin Blanc. Though only a small fraction of their production (less than 200 cases made!), one taste will tell you this rare Chinon Blanc is far from an afterthought to the Gouron family. Rich and luxurious, with creaminess from French oak fermentation balanced by the sharp spear of stone that distinguishes the best Loire Chenins from the rest. Imagine if a rich Meursault had a baby with the best the Mosel has to offer.

Serving Suggestion: Rich enough to match continental classics from roast bird to richer seafood like Dover sole. Has the fruit and acidity to stand up to spicier foods.

31.99

11 in stock

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2018 Chinon Rosé (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Rosé, Loire Valley, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

CHERRY & CHOCOLATE! FLORAL & HERBACEOUS, PINK PEPPERY PERFUME

"Nos vies dans rosé" Our lives in pink! Gouron's tiny production of beautifully dry Cabernet Franc rosé provides us with a tantalizing yearly tease. Perfumy aromas of autumnal, leafy spice and bits of chocolate make us salivate from the very first whiff and hint at the wine's sexy finesse and silky texture! A joy from the moment the cork is popped, this razory and elegant pink has all the flavorful hallmarks of Cabernet Franc, and the bright acidity lingers for minutes. We think of fruity pink peppercorns - A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted turkey with sage, thyme, and butter with lemon zest. Perfect with poached salmon.

17.99

24 in stock

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2018 Chinon Rouge (Gouron, Domaine)

Domaine Gouron, Chinon Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2018

{organic} 100% Cabernet Franc

BOLD RED PLUM & CASSIS. ELEGANTLY EARTHY & HERBACEOUS

This is 100% Cabernet Franc, the red grape most beloved to the central portions of France's Loire Valley. Five generations of Gourons have made wine at this Chinon estate, and their carefully tended vines yield quality over quantity - grapes that are packed with flavor! The cave for aging their wines is dug into a hillside and extends several hundred meters, providing perfect temperatures. Beautifully inky, purple, and fresh, this Cab Franc abounds with perfumy cassis, fleshy black cherry, autumnal leaves and moderate tannins! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted chicken thighs w/ a balsamic glaze & root vegetables. French onion soup w/ meaty chanterelles & thyme (don't skimp on the Gruyère).

17.99

15 in stock

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Chocolate Cardamom Stout "Malabar Hills" [16oz cans, 4-pack] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam Brewery, "Malabar Hills" Oatmeal Stout [16oz cans, 4-pack], Durham, NC

6.3% ABV

49% Local

A rich, chocolatey stout with a twist, inspired by the chocolate cardamom brownies at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill. Cardamom lends a floral brightness and provides a perfect counterpoint to Videri cocoa nibs.

9.99

2 in stock

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Chorizo (Firsthand Foods)

Firsthand Foods, Chorizo, Durham, NC

7.49

7 in stock

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2018 Cianorôs (Bulfon, Emilio)

Emilio Bulfon, Cianorôs, Friuli, Italy 2018

{organic} 100% Cianorôs

RIPE FOREST FRUIT, RICH SPICE, FLORAL & BRIGHT

If you’ve never heard of the Cianorôs grape, don’t beat yourself up too much. It was nearly extinct before winemaker Emilio Bulfon saved it from the brink and brought it back to become your new summer guzzler. Intensely aromatic with brambly wild berries, pomegranate, dark spices, wild herbs, a vein of elegant earthiness, a touch of rose petal - as summery as you can get without being pink. The name “Cianorôs" comes from a word in the local dialect that means to drink right from the bottle. Go ahead, try it - we won’t judge. We may have even done it ourselves.

Serving Suggestions: Zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms & cherry tomatoes, roasted over a wood fire, served over brown rice. Buttermilk biscuits stuffed w/ thin slices of smoked ham & a dollop of whole grain mustard.

20.99

8 in stock

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Cidre Demi-Sec "Organic" (Brun de Bretagne, Le)

Le Brun de Bretagne, Cidre Demi-Sec, France NV

9.99

12 in stock

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Cidre Pays d'Auge (Manoir de Grandouet)

Manoir de Grandouet, Cidre, France NV

13.99

4 in stock

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City Sweet Honey [6oz jar] (Apiopolis)

City Sweet Honey, Raw, organic Honey [6oz jar], Raleigh, NC

9.99

6 in stock

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Classic Dark Chocolate Single Bar (Videri Chocolate Factory)

Videri Chocolate Factory, Milk Chocolate Bar [2 bars/pack]

5.99

48 in stock

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Coffee is for Closers Iced Coffee Porter [12oz cans, 6-pack] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Coffee is for Closers Iced Coffee Porter [12oz cans, 6-pack], Durham, NC

9.99

10 in stock

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Cold Brew Ready-to-Drink Coffee 12oz (Slingshot Coffee Co.)

Slingshot Coffee Co., Cold Brew (Ready-to-Drink Coffee) [16oz], Raleigh, NC

Slingshot is brewed in super-small batches in a temperature-controlled environment so that every ounce of cold brew is the best it can be. Every bottle is filled by hand, labeled by hand and packed by hand in Raleigh, North Carolina.

While the coffees they use will change with fresh crops throughout the year, one thing stays the same: they hand brew and bottle in small batches using only two ingredients — quality, organic coffee beans roasted locally by Counter Culture Coffee; and filtered tap water from the beloved City of Oaks, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bottles need to stay refrigerated and the cold brew tastes best within four weeks of the brewed-on date. Coffee has natural sediments and oils that can settle, so it's best to give it a good shake before drinking.

3.99

11 in stock

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2017 Colli Euganei Rosso "Salvatore Lovo" (Terrgaie)

Terrgaie, Colli Euganei Rosso "Salvatore Lovo", Italy 2017

21.99

23 in stock

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2015 Colli Tortonesi Rosso (Oltretorrente)

Oltretorrente, Colli Tortonesi Rosso, Veneto, Italy 2015

{organic}

Barbera, Dolcetto

17.99

6 in stock

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2015 Corbieres "Mazerac" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Mazerac", Languedoc, France 2015

{organic} 80% Carignan (120+ year old vines), 20% Grenache

PROVENÇAL HERBS, BLACK RASPBERRY, VIOLETS

Wicked old-vine Carignan, like 150 year old, is the base of this Corbieres called Mazerac. Martine Pages uses these ancient vines to great effect, polishing their power with slight aging in small barriques. What comes through is a fantastic expression of Carignan, packed with dried black raspberries, garrigue (rosemary, thyme, lavender), and a slightly smoky earthiness. The inky purple color of this wine is backed up with the essence of violets. Her best vintage in a decade!

Serving Suggestion: All grilled meats. It was also delicious with a salad of fresh frisée topped with sautéed chicken livers and gizzards then drizzled with the pan drippings touched with sherry vinegar.

24.99

6 in stock

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2018 Corbieres Rosé "Floreal" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine de la Bouysse, Corbieres Rosé "Floreal," Languedoc, France, 2018

90% Syrah, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT RED BERRIES, FRESH BLOSSOMY AROMA, CRISP & JUICY

Corbieres, one of the most celebrated corners of France's sprawling Languedoc, is best known for its spicy and very Mediterranean reds. Considering this, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising then that this deep rosé is brimming with the distinctive character of Syrah, spice, and white-peppery mineral. This wine bears more than a passing family resemblance to the region's exotic red wines. Sister and brother, Martine Pagès and Christophe Molinier of Domaine de la Bouysse never fail to impress us with the breadth and quality of their work!

Serving Suggestions: Spicy Toulouse sausage casserole with butter beans, leeks, and parsley. Korean BBQ (such as pork Bulgogi) with kimchi and pickled lotus root.

14.99

17 in stock

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2017 Corbieres Rouge "Valensol" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine La Bouysse, Corbieres Rouge "Valensol", Languedoc, France 2017

{organic} 55% Carignan, 45% Mourvèdre

BARK, SMOKED HERBS, TOASTED SESAME, MEATY

There comes a point for most of us when we reach a plateau. That’s life. They don’t usually come equipped with castles or a stamp from UNESCO however, but, for Martine Pages and her brother Christophe Molinier, it did! Their plateau is called “Bouïs” and it juts out of the Corbières landscape like a ship on open water. In the wake of this jutting rock is a region highly susceptible to drought and brush fires, which, in the world of wine, translates to unabashedly unique juice! Honoring that unique character by fermenting in concrete tanks, the Valensol has us saluting: to plateaus! 

Serving Suggestion:  Roast a pork shoulder in ginger beer, spice it with yellow onions and nutmeg, and pull it over a bowl of macaroni and cheese with sharp cheddar.

16.99

17 in stock

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22545 Cornichons [12.4oz jar] (Trois Petits Cochons)

Trois Petits Cochons, Cornichons [12.4oz jar], France

6.99

26 in stock

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2018 Corse Blanc (Vico, Domaine)

Domaine Vico, Corse Blanc, Corsica, France, 2018

{organic} 100% Vermentino

CITRUS & ASIAN PEAR, MEDITERRANEAN MINERAL, FLORAL PERFUME

Corsica’s Domaine Vico, rising 400 meters above sea level, represents the innermost viticultural enterprise of the island. Established on the first year of the 20th century, the estate is occupied by a who’s who cast of local grape varieties which are, perhaps unsurprisingly, shared by Tuscany, Sardinia, and southeastern France (albeit frequently under different aliases). This white represents Vermentino firing on all cylinders and at its most expressive. White fruit, delicate flowers, and a sandy minerality reminiscent of ocean breeze combine to cement this beauty as summer in a bottle...

Serving Suggestion: Vermicelli w/ lightly smoked sardines, lemon, olive oil, & ricotta. White asparagus & heart of palm salad on a bed of arugula w/ dijon vinaigrette & Corsican mint.

17.99

119 in stock

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2018 Corse Rosé (Vico, Domaine)

Domaine Vico, Corse Rosé, Corsica, France, 2018

{organic} 70% Niellucciu (Sangiovese), 20% Grenache, 10% Sciaccarellu (Mammolo)

STRAWBERRY & WHITE CHERRY, OCEANIC WHISPERS, VIGOROUS & ASSERTIVE

This intensely refreshing, tantalizingly aromatic rosé is made predominately from the island’s signature Sangiovese variant known as Niellucciu. Harvested in the dead of night (presumably by ninjas?) and pressed immediately, the grapes yield precisely the pristine fruit and assertive liveliness such an undertaking would hope to achieve. Those keen on Provençal rosé will fall in love with this at first sip, and the distinctive suggestion of salinity on the nose and finish make this a captivating companion for shellfish and other marine fare.

Serving Suggestion: Ahi tuna steaks w/ avocado, olives, & lemony broccolini. Cucumber & chickpea salad w/ capers & lemon-tahini vinaigrette.

17.99

109 in stock

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2017 Corse Rouge (Vico, Domaine)

Domaine Vico, Corse Rouge, Corsica, France, 2017

{organic} 70% Niellucciu (Sangiovese), 20% Sciaccarellu (Mammolo), 10% Grenache

RASPBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, FOOD-FRIENDLY ENERGY, GARRIGUE-ISH SPICE

This medium to full-bodied red comes off as a delightful collision between the food-friendly archetypal reds of central Italy (starring Niellucciu which is, after all, Sangiovese) and the fleshier fare of Provence and the Southern Rhone. Brimming with vigorous violet fruit and savory spice, there’s plenty to latch onto as an intriguing sipper, but there’s even more reward in enjoying this with hearty Mediterranean fare. Domaine Vico’s high elevation, plummeting night temperatures, and complex soils guarantee concentration, vitality, and character.

Serving Suggestion: Boar sausage lasagna w/ Swiss chard, ricotta, nutmeg, & thyme. Chestnut ravioli w/ sheep’s milk, garlic, & oregano.

17.99

148 in stock

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2016 Cortese DOC Colli Tortonesi (Oltretorrente)

Oltretorrente, Cortese DOC Colli Tortonesi, Veneto, Italy 2016

{organic} 100% Cortese

PINEAPPLE & TANGY CITRUS, JUICY & RIPE

This delightful Cortese comes from the far eastern rolling hills of the Piemonte, which neighbors the more famous Cortese growing region of Gavi. Though this husband-and-wife winery was only established in 2010, there is much more history behind this wine. Their tiny, 3 hectare, organic vineyard holds vines as old as 100 years. Scents of zesty lime and tropical fruit on the nose lead you on to a wine that opens with balancing acidity and a wonderfully lingering finish.

Serving Suggestion: Cortese-poached trout w/ sugar snaps, dill, & mango chutney. Crispy vegetable omelets or egg tarts w/ onion & cheddar.

19.99

2 in stock

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2018 Cortese DOC Colli Tortonesi (Oltretorrente)

Oltretorrente, Cortese DOC Colli Tortonesi, Veneto, Italy 2018

{organic} 93% Cortese, 10% other Piedmontese whites

PINEAPPLE & TANGY CITRUS, JUICY & RIPE

This delightful Cortese comes from the far eastern rolling hills of the Piemonte, which neighbors the more famous Cortese growing region of Gavi. Though this husband-and-wife winery was only established in 2010, there is much more history behind this wine. Their tiny, 3 hectare, organic vineyard holds vines as old as 100 years. Scents of zesty lime and tropical fruit on the nose lead you on to a wine that opens with balancing acidity and a wonderfully lingering finish.

Serving Suggestion: Cortese-poached trout w/ sugar snaps, dill, & mango chutney. Crispy vegetable omelets or egg tarts w/ onion & cheddar.

19.99

8 in stock

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2018 Cote Roannaise (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Les Blondins, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2018

{organic} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

RIPE FOREST BERRIES, MUSK & MUSCLE IN SPANDEX

Robert Serol is a benchmark producer in the Cote Roannaise region. The estate has vines aging from five to eighty years old, yielding ten different wines which each reflect the terroir of the vineyards. The "Blondins" is produced in cooperation with famous 3 star Michelin Chef Pierre Troisgros for his restaurant in Roanne. You are getting a rare, special taste of Gamay in more muscular, structured style. Bold and beautiful with forest floor earth intertwined with blackberry fruit. Not to be missed. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Go upscale with duck confit over arugula with pickled red onions, or pan roasted duck breast with strawberry balsamic drizzle over mushrooms and potatoes.

22.99

8 in stock

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2018 Cote Roannaise "Eclat de Granit" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, "Eclat de Granite", Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

ELDERBERRIES & CURRANT, FOREST UNDERBRUSH & SWEET EARTH

Hailing from the monstrous Loire River’s source (closer, in fact, to Beaujolais and the Northern Rhone than to those regions that first spring to mind when we think of the Loire), this fresh, firm, and foresty Gamay has what it takes to simultaneously appeal to admirers of Cab Franc, Willamette Pinot, and the juicy wines of the aforementioned Beaujolais. Stéphane Sérol is a master not only of his region and its Gamay grape but of the exploration of terroir, naming each of his numerous cuvées for their origins.

Serving Suggestion: Thick-sliced virginia ham w/ cucumber, mustard, & dill salad. Chopped boiled potato salad w/ sour cream, parsley, & chives.

18.99

26 in stock

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2018 Cote Roannaise "Les Originelles" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Les Originelles, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

BRAMBLY RASPBERRY & BLACKBERRY, AROMATIC, JUICY

Wow this is Gamay to rave about! Robert Serol is a benchmark producer in the Cote Roannaise region. The estate has vines aging from five to eighty years old. All of his wines are 100% Gamay and each reflects the terroir of the vineyards. Les Originelles is the sort of wine we wish we could share with every customer in the store. Just amazingly delicious with sexy fruit, soft tannins, and a drinkability rating of 11 on a 1 to 10 scale. Bright raspberry and blackberry fruit jump from the glass. This is highly aromatic with delicious acidity on the finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Try this gem lightly chilled (yes, it's a red wine to chill) with cold salmon salad, beef tenderloin sandwiches and grilled fish dishes.

15.99

15 in stock

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2016 Cote de Brouilly (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Jacky Piret, Cote de Brouilly Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France 2016

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

BLACK RASPBERRY, VIOLET & IRIS, SLATEY MINERALS

Deft hands in the winery meet with the perfectly ripened fruit from 65 year-old vines grown in some of the finest blue shale soils in all of Beaujolais; a recipe for serious, elegant wine. Clean, slatey minerality runs through bloomy, floral aromatics and soft rich fruit like veins of precious ore glistening in a mountainside. See that? This wine made us paint a pretty picture in your mind. We can't help it with Gamay this good.

Serving Suggestion: Mussels and sausage in a rich curry broth, frites on the side. Panade (giant casserole) of tomato, chard, gruyere, and rustic bread.

21.99

14 in stock

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2015 Cote-Rotie "Drevon" (Rosiers, Domaine de)

Domaine de Rosiers, Côte-Rôtie "Drevon", Northern Rhone, France 2015

{organic} 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier

BLACKBERRY & DATE, LEATHER & TOAST, EARTHY CACAO BUTTER

The steeply-inclined vineyards of Cote-Rotie overlook the picturesque riverside town of Ampuils. The imposing slopes of its Cote Brun constitute the Northern Rhone’s northernmost extreme and provide the world with some of the most revered Syrah – as beautiful and generous as it is brooding and inflexible. Here, we find the Drevon vineyard of Domaine de Rosiers yielding opaque, mauve elixirs which exemplify classical Syrah as it tastes on its home turf.

Serving Suggestion: Venison & duck stew w/ shallots, parsnips, & cardamom. Stir fried black wood ears, bamboo shoots, scallions, and bean sprouts.

49.99

20 in stock

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2017 Coteaux du Giennois Blanc (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Coteaux du Giennois Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2017

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

19.99

5 in stock

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2018 Coteaux du Giennois Blanc (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Coteaux du Giennois Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

ZESTY GRAPEFRUIT & TROPICAL NOTES, FRAGRANT & FIRM

Cédrick Bardin’s domaine (and dominion!) is a patchwork of property in Sancerre, Pouilly, and here, a few acres in heart of the lesser-known Coteaux du Giennois. Taking its name from the town of Gien, this appellation lies immediately to the north of its more famous neighbors and provides Bardin with a different, still excellent, expression for the estate’s starring variety, Sauvignon Blanc. Dominated by dark, clay-comprised soils, this plot yields subtler yet potentially more exotic character with tropical undercurrents shining through the more typical citric overtones. Yum!

Serving Suggestion: Calamari tempura. Ceviche. Chèvre & other goat cheeses.

19.99

35 in stock

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2015 Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge (Magellan, Domaine)

Domaine Magellan, Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge, Languedoc, France, 2015

{sustainable} 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Carignan

DRIED BERRIES, ROCKS IN THE WARM SUN, DECEPTIVELY SERIOUS

Bruno Lafon comes from the family of one of the most storied estates in Burgundy, but he’s found his calling in the south of France. He moved to the Languedoc two decades ago, a move he describes as “self-liberating”. Drawn to what he calls the “new terroirs, new grape varieties, and new challenges” of France’s Mediterranean coast, he joined forces with his late sister-in-law Sylvie Legros to create Domaine Magellan. This classic red shows off what drew him to the region in the first place; friendly berry notes from Grenache meet spice and earth from Syrah and Carignan, giving us a classic expression of the sunny south.

Serving Suggestion: Slow roasted pork from the crockpot in a richly seasoned homemade mole sauce. Bacon & blue cheese bison burgers w/ charred root vegetables on the side.

13.99

24 in stock

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2016 Coteaux du Layon (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Coteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France 2016

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

VIBRANT LEMON & MUSKY CANTALOUPE, MIGHTY MINERALITY, SWEET, BALANCED.

Coteaux du Layon, a northern enclave of Anjou which takes its name from the Loire tributary, Layon, has gained fame intensely sweet, botrysized dessert wines nicknamed “Sauternes-Killers”. This still sweet yet impeccably balanced, non-dessert offering has what it takes in the realms of both powerful flavor and intense taste sensations to be counted as a true powerhouse. While it can be (and should be, on occasion) paired with desserts, its richness, complexity and elegance makes it a treat in its own right.

Serving Suggestion: Pungent cheeses – creamy goat’s milk or otherwise. Tangy, fruit-based deserts w/ citrus, pear, or apple.

17.99

7 in stock

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2017 Coteaux du Layon (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Coteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France 2017

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

VIBRANT LEMON & MUSKY CANTALOUPE, MIGHTY MINERALITY, SWEET, BALANCED.

Coteaux du Layon, a northern enclave of Anjou which takes its name from the Loire tributary, Layon, has gained fame intensely sweet, botrysized dessert wines nicknamed “Sauternes-Killers”. This still sweet yet impeccably balanced, non-dessert offering has what it takes in the realms of both powerful flavor and intense taste sensations to be counted as a true powerhouse. While it can be (and should be, on occasion) paired with desserts, its richness, complexity and elegance makes it a treat in its own right.

Serving Suggestion: Pungent cheeses – creamy goat’s milk or otherwise. Tangy, fruit-based deserts w/ citrus, pear, or apple.

16.99

14 in stock

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2011 Coteaux du Layon - Sélection de Grains Nobles "Cuvée Volupté" [500 ml] (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Coteaux du Layon - Sélection de Grains Nobles "Cuvée Volupté" [500 ml], Loire Valley, France, 2011

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

UNSTOPPABLE LEMON ZEST & HONEYCOMB, VISCOUS YET BLINDINGLY BRIGHT

In the northwestern reaches of the Middle Loire's Anjou lies the subregion known as the Coteaux du Layon, a haven of intensely perfumed, decadently concentrated desert wines famous not only for their complexity and power but balancing, blaring acidity. English connoisseurs dubbed these wines the "Sauternes-Killers" for obvious reasons. This offering from our friends at Cady is a veritable elixir of indulgence Volupté!

Serving Suggestion: Rich, fatty, soft-ripened cheeses that are bloomy & bark-wrapped. Professor Harbison, I presume...

45.99

5 in stock

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2016 Coteaux du Layon Chaume (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Coteaux du Layon Chaume, Loire Valley, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

CONCENTRATED CITRUS & APPLE TURNOVER, INTENSE & FILLED W/ FINESSE, ETHERIAL SPICE

Coteaux de Layon, itself, is a lofty enough appellation for sweet wine. Some of the world's most revered dessert offerings come from this westerly enclave of the Middle Loire. The Premier Cru portions of this celebrated terrain have, by definition, earned an even more prestigious pedigree. Understandably, these thangs ain’t cheap. But! How often can a wine lover get their hands on the crème de la crème of a certain wine genre or ambassador for the capital of a certain style without crossing into the triple digits? Not often at all, but here’s a spectacularly delicious, rare opportunity.

Serving Suggestion: Apple pastries (especially w/ gingery, wintry richness). Decadent triple crème cheeses, dried apricots, & quince.

32.99

23 in stock

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2018 Cotes de Gascogne Blanc "Les Terres Basses" (Laballe, Domaine)

Domaine Laballe, "Les Terres Basses" Blanc, Cotes de Gascogne, France 2018

50% Colombard, 30% Ugni Blanc, 10% Gros Manseng, 10% Sauvignon Blanc

WHITE FRUIT & ACACIA, SUBTLE TROPICAL NOTES

"Les Terres Basses" translates to "the Lowlands", and refers to the shallow calcareous soils on the sunny, pristine expanses of vineyard that sit below the winery at Domaine Laballe. This is a complex and punchy blend of white grapes both esoteric and commonplace. The wine is rich and exotic, but with floating strands of acidity that convey an innate "chuggability."

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon with chopped grilled chives and a dollop each of mustard and creme fraiche.

8.99

90 in stock

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2018 Cotes de Gascogne Rouge (Laballe, Domaine)

Domaine Laballe, Cotes de Gascogne Rouge, Gascony, France 2018

50% Merlot, 25% Tannat, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK PLUM & CURRANT, EARTHY CLAY & BLACK TEA LEAVES

Gascony and gastronomy, appropriately, share six letters in common. This southwestern corner of France is home to decadent cheeses, patés, game, and legendary brandy. Its viticulture provides us with outlandishly refreshing whites, or “patio wines” as well as brutish, tannic reds made from Tannat. This Blend of Merlot, Cab Sauv, and the aforementioned Tannat, however, is medium bodied and gentle with ample earthy complexities and food-friendly brightness. A delight!

Serving Suggestion: A great choice for heavy cheese &/or charcuterie spreads and snacks. Black bean/sweet potato/kale empanadas.

9.99

30 in stock

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2018 Cotes de Provence Blanc (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Blanc, Provence, France 2018

{organic} Rolle, Clairette

POLLEN, PEAR, WHITE FLOWERS & MIXED HERBS

Pinchinat is great for so many reasons. For one, the combination of Rolle (called Vermentino in Italy) and Clairette is a perfect match, made in heaven. Secondly, the combination of historic vineyards, clean, simple winemaking, and value pricing is nearly unheard of. The wines are authentic, soulful, and you can toss ‘em back like ice water on a hot day. From this small, contiguous vineyard, beautiful things are made.

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza with clams and fresh garlic on top, lightly sprinkled with red pepper flakes. Grilled veggie kabobs kissed with Green Goddess dressing.

13.99

26 in stock

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2017 Cotes de Provence Rosé "St. Victoire" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé "St. Victoire", Provence, France 2017

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

RIPE RASPBERRY & FLORAL SPICE, FULL & FLESHY YET FRESH & FIRM

The Saint-Victoire sub-appellation of the Cotes de Provence wasn’t demarcated until 2005, but it should come as no surprise that any area within this, what is effectively the world capital of rosé production, which manages to rise head and shoulders above its surroundings is truly special. Nestled against the slopes of of the imposing Mount Saint Victoire, these vineyards have the ability to imbue grapes with a show stopping combination of acidity and ripe, powerful fruit. Domaine Pinchinat has long been responsible for some of our most popular offerings, and this outstanding cuvée represents an exceptional treat.

Serving Suggestion: Duck carpaccio w/ fennel polen & lavender. Thin, crisp-crusted pizza w/ ricotta, basil, & halved grape-tomatoes.

24.99

38 in stock

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2018 Cotes de Provence Rosé - Saint Victoire (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé "St. Victoire", Provence, France 2018

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

RIPE RASPBERRY & FLORAL SPICE, FULL & FLESHY YET FRESH & FIRM

The Saint-Victoire sub-appellation of the Cotes de Provence wasn’t demarcated until 2005, but it should come as no surprise that any area within this, what is effectively the world capital of rosé production, which manages to rise head and shoulders above its surroundings is truly special. Nestled against the slopes of of the imposing Mount Saint Victoire, these vineyards have the ability to imbue grapes with a show stopping combination of acidity and ripe, powerful fruit. Domaine Pinchinat has long been responsible for some of our most popular offerings, and this outstanding cuvée represents an exceptional treat.

Serving Suggestion: Duck carpaccio w/ fennel polen & lavender. Thin, crisp-crusted pizza w/ ricotta, basil, & halved grape-tomatoes.

24.99

23 in stock

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2018 Cotes de Provence Rosé 1.5L (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France 2018 [1.5L]

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

PALE, FRESH, QUAFFABLE. PERFUMY SANDALWOOD & CITRUS

Here it is... Provencal rosé refreshment in massive magnum form! Served cold, this goes down easily (and very quickly) just as it would in the land where it’s made. Picture this: you, your love, and your closest friends around a small table with a saffron table cloth. It’s dusk. Cool breezes relieve the heat of the day. Delicious grilled meats, salads, and fresh, cold rosé on ice. Laughing about life, talking with your hands and tossing back the wine to quench your thirst. Life is extra slow and sweet at this moment. This is that wine.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veggies, sausages, salads and friends around a table under a tree while laughing and speaking with your hands.

27.99

4 in stock

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2017 Cotes de Provence, Rouge (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Cotes de Provence Rouge, Provence, France 2017

{organic} 90% Syrah, 10% Grenache

DRIED BLUEBERRIES, SUBTLE LAVENDER, PRETTY & FIRM

Alain de Welle is a nice, peaceful man. As the owner and manager of Pinchinat, it’s his vision that is expressed in each glass of his wine that is served these days. Although his family has farmed this vineyard for over two centuries (and the land farmed back to pre-history), his father broke from tradition and raised him in the nearby city of Aix. Alain returned to his family’s roots, (pun intended) and makes honest, modest wines that speak truths without trying to “blow you away."

Serving Suggestions: Marinated lamb kabobs; Charcoal-grilled ribeye with rosemary smoke & sea salt.

15.99

22 in stock

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2017 Cotes du Rhone Rouge (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Cotes du Rhone Rouge, Rhone Valley, France 2017

Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & KIRSCH, BAZAAR-ISH POTPOURRI, ROSEMARY

The last few years have yielded a bounty of truly stunning Cotes du Rhones that seem to come closer to reaching the regal heights of their more impressively-pedigreed brethren from AOCs like Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape. This beautiful gem does indeed come from entirely within the bounds of the Chateauneuf AOC yet opts to declassify itself down to the sprawling and much more variable (in terms of quality) Cotes du Rhone AOC. The resemblance, however, is striking! Clocking in at a percentage point lower in alcohol content, it’s not quite as big as its big brothers, but the gorgeously exotic perfumes that we giddily associate with the output of the outstanding Peres de l’Eglise estate loudly affirm their presence during roll call.

Serving Suggestion: Roast turkey drumsticks w/ turmeric, cumin, paprika, & rosemary w/ corn oil-fried sweet potato wedges. Black bean soup w/ cayenne, cumin, garlic, & diced tomatoes over polenta.

17.99

10 in stock

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2017 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm", Southern Rhone, France 2017

[biodynamic] 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah

RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, SWEET ROSEMARY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE

"Drink wine. This is life eternal," famously wrote the ever beauty-seeking Omar Khayyam, and 800 years later, his attitudes and observations resound with timelessness. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian have named this delicious cuvée after the 12th century Persian poet and philosopher, and its exotic perfume of rosemary, lavender, and cocoa combine with violet-fruited romance in a sublimely exotic testament to his writings. This wine is hedonistic and nurturing, so heed the advice of Khayyam and take "the daughter of the vine to spouse".

Serving Suggestion: Lamb medallions simmered with sliced dates, saffron, and cumin. Okra, potatoes, and eggplant stewed with caramelized onions, tomato paste, black pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice (served over rice).

19.99

1 in stock

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2018 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Khayyâm", Southern Rhone, France 2018

[biodynamic] 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah

RASPBERRY & DRIED CRANBERRY, SWEET ROSEMARY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE

"Drink wine. This is life eternal," famously wrote the ever beauty-seeking Omar Khayyam, and 800 years later, his attitudes and observations resound with timelessness. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian have named this delicious cuvée after the 12th century Persian poet and philosopher, and its exotic perfume of rosemary, lavender, and cocoa combine with violet-fruited romance in a sublimely exotic testament to his writings. This wine is hedonistic and nurturing, so heed the advice of Khayyam and take "the daughter of the vine to spouse".

Serving Suggestion: Lamb medallions simmered with sliced dates, saffron, and cumin. Okra, potatoes, and eggplant stewed with caramelized onions, tomato paste, black pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice (served over rice).

19.99

48 in stock

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2017 Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes du Rhone Rouge "La Calade", Southern Rhone, France 2017

{biodynamic} 90% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache

BRIGHT BLACKBERRY, MINERALLY EARTH, VIOLETS & MEDITERRANEAN SPICE

A cuvée made precious as much by its exoticism as its rarity, "La Calade" takes its name from the prized stoney soil of one of the finest growing sites in the Southern Rhone. Showcasing a decidedly elegant side of the monstrous Mourvedre grape, this wine resonates with dense purple energy, enchanted wildness, and the mysterious potpourri of Mediterranean France. The Thibon sisters of Mas de Libian never fail to produce highly memorable wines with unique personalities.

Serving Suggestion: Mmmm, Mourvedre and lamb are such extraordinary bedfellows that we really need look no further for a fantastic pairing. Look to North Africa for inspiration incorporating saffron, cumin, & cinnamon accompanied by couscous.

29.99

42 in stock

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2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages Blanc (Garrigon, Domaine Le)

Domaine Le Garrigon, Cotes du Rhone Villages Visan Blanc, Visan, Rhone Valley, France 2017

{organic & vegan} 75% Viognier, 25% Ugni Blanc

CRISP PEACH & ORANGE, EXOTIC HONEYSUCKLE & GINGERBREAD

Oh, how we love the wines of Domaine Le Garrigon! Daniel Couston makes wines that are delicious, classic examples of their type that happen to be organically grown. This blend of Viognier (starring) and Ugni Blanc (an acid-boosting cameo) offers us a refreshing and fabulously perfumey Mediterranean delight that is as versatile as it is distinctive. Comprised of equal parts indulgent and refreshing, this elegant and food-friendly sipper will never wear out its welcome at the table, on the porch, or in our hearts.

Serving suggestions: Jack of many trades! Consider roasted chicken, scallops in cream sauce, sautéed veggies, or even knackwurst.

14.99

39 in stock

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2015 Cotes-de-Roussillon-Villages "Schistes" (Força Real, Domaine)

Domaine Forca Real, Cotes-du-Roussillon-Villages Rouge "Forca Real", Languedoc, France, 2015

60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

DENSE BLACK RASPBERRY & KIRSCH, GARRIGUES

Hailing from this stretch of Mediterranean France closest to the Spanish birthplace of Garnacha, this opaquely obsidian offering showcases the variety . Força Réal, a Roussillon producer which takes its name from an imposing mount that towers high above the rugged countryside, crafts beautiful wines, and this one exists somewhat between worlds, recalling both Rhone-ish, Languedoc-ian, French fare and the specialties of Spain’s Catalonia like Priorat and Montsant. Grenache-i-mus maximus....

Serving Suggestion: Mutton sausage w/ fennel & coriander. Saffron risotto w/ sheep’s milk cheese.

16.99

19 in stock

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2018 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc (Marjolet, Chateau de)

Chateau de Marjolet, Cotes-Du-Rhone Blanc, Southern Rhone, France 2016

{organic} 60% Roussanne, 40% Viognier

CRISP PEACH, MINERAL, WHITE BLOSSOMY PERFUME, GINGER & BEESWAX

Located in Laudun (just across the Rhone River from Chateauneuf du Pape), Chateau de Marjolet's strikingly stony vineyards may remind the casual onlooker more of a lunar landscape than a cradle of viticultural excellence, but the rows of gnarled vines are an unmistakable sign that something exciting is happening here. This classical Rhone white is an elegantly perfumed tapestry woven with juicy stone fruit, ginger, and jasmine with unmistakably floral overtones. Truly great!

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish w/ crispy broiled kale & long grain rice. Pork tenderloin stuffed w/ tangy dried apricots & seasoned w/ paprika.

13.99

16 in stock

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2017 Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Cave Vinum" (Mas de Libian)

Mas de Libian, Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc "Cave Vinum", Rhone Valley, France 2017

{biodynamic} 45% Viognier, 35% Roussanne 20% Clairette

GINGERED PEACH CUSTARD, BRIGHT & EXOTIC

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 delicious Viognier-based blend, 20% of which is fermented in oak before joining with aromatic Roussanne and bright Clairette.

Serving Suggestions: Arugula salad with toasted almond-encrusted baked chevre and grilled apricots; Pike quennelles (delicate fish dumplings) in parmesan cream sauce.

18.99

20 in stock

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2017 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Les Costebelles" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Les Costebelles", Southern Rhone, France 2017

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & CURRANT, TANGY PRUNE, VIOLETS

Where Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Beaumes come together in the northwestern reaches of the Mediterranean Vaucluse department, Domaine La Ligière plies its craft, siphoning the sun and the wholesome perfumes of the Provençal countryside into breathtaking wines. This Cotes du Rhone is a full stop lighter than the estate's profoundly rich Vacqueyras and Gigondas cuvées, but it shares with them a profoundly pretty aromatic mystique and spicy, violet-hued Grenache-ish-ness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pork chop w/ lavender/balsamic glaze & garlic-laden smashed potatoes. Seitan gyro w/ lemony cucumber sauce, dill, & cayenne pepper.

14.99

111 in stock

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2018 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Les Costebelles" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge "Les Costebelles", Southern Rhone, France 2018

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & CURRANT, TANGY PRUNE, VIOLETS

Where Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Beaumes come together in the northwestern reaches of the Mediterranean Vaucluse department, Domaine La Ligière plies its craft, siphoning the sun and the wholesome perfumes of the Provençal countryside into breathtaking wines. This Cotes du Rhone is a full stop lighter than the estate's profoundly rich Vacqueyras and Gigondas cuvées, but it shares with them a profoundly pretty aromatic mystique and spicy, violet-hued Grenache-ish-ness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pork chop w/ lavender/balsamic glaze & garlic-laden smashed potatoes. Seitan gyro w/ lemony cucumber sauce, dill, & cayenne pepper.

14.99

63 in stock

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2017 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2017

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & CURRANT, TANGY PRUNE, VIOLETS

Where Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Beaumes come together in the northwestern reaches of the Mediterranean Vaucluse department, Domaine La Ligière plies its craft, siphoning the sun and the wholesome perfumes of the Provençal countryside into breathtaking wines. This Cotes du Rhone is a full stop lighter than the estate's profoundly rich Vacqueyras and Gigondas cuvées, but it shares with them a profoundly pretty aromatic mystique and spicy, violet-hued Grenache-ish-ness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pork chop w/ lavender/balsamic glaze & garlic-laden smashed potatoes. Seitan gyro w/ lemony cucumber sauce, dill, & cayenne pepper.

34.99

13 in stock

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2018 Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2018

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

RED RASPBERRY & CURRANT, TANGY PRUNE, VIOLETS

Where Vacqueyras, Gigondas, and Beaumes come together in the northwestern reaches of the Mediterranean Vaucluse department, Domaine La Ligière plies its craft, siphoning the sun and the wholesome perfumes of the Provençal countryside into breathtaking wines. This Cotes du Rhone is a full stop lighter than the estate's profoundly rich Vacqueyras and Gigondas cuvées, but it shares with them a profoundly pretty aromatic mystique and spicy, violet-hued Grenache-ish-ness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pork chop w/ lavender/balsamic glaze & garlic-laden smashed potatoes. Seitan gyro w/ lemony cucumber sauce, dill, & cayenne pepper.

34.99

22 in stock

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2018 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Cairanne Rouge (Vitalis, Domaine La)

Domaine La Vitalis, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Cairanne Rouge "Vieilles Vignes," Southern Rhone, France 2018

{organic} 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault

FIRM RASPBERRY & DARK CHOCOLATE, WHITE PEPPER & TARRAGON

Cairanne is one of the brightest points in the Southern Rhone and, despite its increasingly lofty reputation, somehow continues to remain a source for some of the valley's best values. Forged predominantly from 100 year old Grenache vines and Syrah planted more than half a century ago, this offering from Patrice Jubian makes a superb ambassador for this corner of Mediterranean France, layering the concentrated black and purple fruit associated with these varietals and the coveted garrigue-ish aromatics of the "méridional" countryside.

Serving Suggestion: Indian-inspired burrito of spicy minced goat w/ curried lentils, onions, & tomato sauce wrapped in roti bread w/ cilantro & avocado. Juicy sausage w/ paprika, fennel, & garlic w/ black rice & field peas.

16.99

103 in stock

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2015 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais (Sainte-Anne, Domaine)

Domaine Saint-Anne, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages St Gervais Southern Rhone, France 2015

70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

CURRANT & PLUM, WHITE PEPPER & MINERALLY EARTH, RED RASPBERRY PRESERVES

One of the fabulous yet relatively lesser-known corners of the Cotes-du-Rhone Villages occupying the “Right Bank,” Saint-Gervais lies northwest of Tavel and Lirac, at roughly the same latitude as Gigondas on the river’s opposite side. Domaine Saint-Anne’s Guy Steinmaier’s parents immigrated to Burgundy from Austria in the early 1930s, and he set up shop in this corner of the Rhone around 1960. This cuvée, in contrast to the estate’s more iconoclastic offerings, stars the traditional Grenache with a bit of Syrah and Cinsault providing additional interest. Concentrated red fruit, spice, and elegant earthy notes are firmly imbedded within this large, lively Mediterranean treat.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy, buttery, Ethiopian stewed beef. Black bean curry w/ diced bell peppers, tomato purée, coconut, & cumin.

16.99

6 in stock

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2017 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais (Sainte-Anne, Domaine)

Domaine Saint-Anne, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages St Gervais Southern Rhone, France 2015

70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

CURRANT & PLUM, WHITE PEPPER & MINERALLY EARTH, RED RASPBERRY PRESERVES

One of the fabulous yet relatively lesser-known corners of the Cotes-du-Rhone Villages occupying the “Right Bank,” Saint-Gervais lies northwest of Tavel and Lirac, at roughly the same latitude as Gigondas on the river’s opposite side. Domaine Saint-Anne’s Guy Steinmaier’s parents immigrated to Burgundy from Austria in the early 1930s, and he set up shop in this corner of the Rhone around 1960. This cuvée, in contrast to the estate’s more iconoclastic offerings, stars the traditional Grenache with a bit of Syrah and Cinsault providing additional interest. Concentrated red fruit, spice, and elegant earthy notes are firmly imbedded within this large, lively Mediterranean treat.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy, buttery, Ethiopian stewed beef. Black bean curry w/ diced bell peppers, tomato purée, coconut, & cumin.

16.99

18 in stock

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2017 Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais "Les Rouvieres" (Sainte-Anne, Domaine)

Domaine Saint-Anne, Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages Saint-Gervais "Les Rouvieres", Southern Rhone, France 2017

70% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, 15% Syrah

BLACK CHERRY & CHOCOLATE-COVERED FIG, ROSEWATER & ROSEMARY

Emerging from the western reaches of the Southern Rhone, this unusually Mourvèdre-driven cuvée is quite iconoclastic and quietly iconic. Mourvedre enjoys a lofty reputation among growers throughout Mediterranean France for the character and intensity that it can contribute, but it also has earned the reputation of a sluggish ripener and, thus, a liability in cooler years. Saint-Anne’s fame is partially anchored to the estate’s affinity for the variety, ripening it to perfection and trusting it to headline this broad-shouldered and exquisitely exotic red. File closer to Chateauneuf than Bandol...

Serving Suggestion: Lamb chops w/ cumin, cinnamon, fennel, & olive oil. Flatbread w/ feta, black olives, spinach, & roast garlic.

23.99

17 in stock

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Cremant d'Alsace Brut (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Cremant d'Alsace, Alsace, France NV

{organic} 40% Pinot Blanc, 40% Auxerrois, 20% Chardonnay

BRIGHT LEMON & BRIOCHE, SPICED APPLE & ZESTY MINERAL

We all have to choose our battles, and some of us have proudly taken up arms in pursuit of sparkling wines that taste like Champagne. This is what we’ve been fighting for! Brimming with creamy brioche-ish aromas, glistening with vibrant citrus, and seductively indulging us with spicy apple pie notes, this golden gem carries itself with a distinctively similar poise and balance to the revered bubblies found further west. If it’s become cliché for us to remind each other to drink beautiful sparkling to celebrate being alive, then let’s drink it to celebrate its being alive! Cheers!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken pie w/ spinach, mushrooms, & melted gouda. Gravlax on pumpernickel w/ dill.

18.99

33 in stock

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Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose, Alsace, France NV

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

TART STRAWBERRY & WHITE CHERRY, CRACKED STONE & TOASTY MACAROON

Of the impressive, non-Champagne areas that produce French sparkling wine under the name, “Crémant,” Alsace is perhaps the very most exciting. Arnaud Baur’s affinity for bubbly offerings has remained consistently and particularly impressive for us, and while this refreshing rosé may not quite rival its white counterparts in yeasty, Champagne-ish maturity, it more than rises to the occasion, stepping sideways and finding a fresher, more fruit-forward voice while remaining chiseled, very dry, and with traces of biscuity richness. Beautiful!

Serving Suggestion: Choucroute au poisson (trout in heavy cream sauce w/ cumin, thyme leaves, & sauerkraut). Linguini w/ fried capers & puttanesca sauce.

21.99

22 in stock

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Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature, Beaujolais, France

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

CRISP ROME APPLE & KOREAN PEAR, ZESTY CHALK

Ferociously fresh, the Brut Nature bubbly from Beaujolais’s Bulliat excels exceptionally. Made entirely from Chardonnay (as is the case with much Crémant de Bourgogne as well as Champagne further north) and, without even the faintest whisper of sweetness, it’s bone dry while maintaining a rich, mouthfilling ripeness reminiscent of crisp pear and creamy apple. A vibrant mineral component comes through elegantly and athletically on the finish. Pop!

Serving Suggestion: Bite-sized spinach-artichoke quiche w/ fontina & crisp, buttery crust. An hors d’ouvres champion!

19.99

19 in stock

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Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature "Prestige" [1.5 liter] (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Nature "Prestige" [1.5 liter], Burgundy, France NV

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

SPICY APPLE & LIME, MATURE LEESY RICHNESS, VERY DRY W/ A LONG FINISH

Celine & Laurent Tripoz make such a tiny amount of this Crémant, and as such it is crafted like many of the finest Champagnes. Rich, maturely nutty, and elegantly vinous, it is perfectly adapted to life at the table and shouldn't merely be delegated to celebrations. Lush, elegant, very ageworthy, it is only made in the best years (and previously only in magnums -1.5 liter bottles). Truly delicious...

Serving Suggestion: Surprisingly versatile, it is at its best w/ rich, creamy dishes like soft, flavorful cheeses or fried chicken.

59.99

14 in stock

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Cremant de Bourgogne, Brut Nature (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Cremant de Bourgogne, Burgundy, France NV

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

NUTTY MATURITY, GOLDEN APPLE & PEAR, BRIGHT ACIDITY, VERY FINE MOUSSE

This micro-production cremant is crafted like many of the finest grower Champagnes, and it shows. Rich, mature, and elegantly vinous, it is perfectly at home at the table, and not to be delegated merely to celebrations. Lush and rich, this is great sparkling wine that happens to be biodynamic. Celine & Laurent Tripoz, who make this beauty, age it to maturity in their garage-turned-winery in the tiny hamlet of Loché near Pouilly-Fuissé. Truly delicious...

Serving Suggestion: Fried oysters w/ tomato remoulade for dipping. Poached eggs served over arancini & prosciutto w/ hollandaise.

22.99

20 in stock

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Cremant de Loire Brut (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Cremant de Loire, Loire Valley, France NV

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

ZESTY CITRUS & TANGY APPLE, FLINT, DELICATE GINGER & BISCUIT

The cooler, more northerly regions of France have no shortage of vibrant, elegant sparkling wine to contribute. Joining Champagne are Alsace, Jura, Burgundy, and perhaps most famously, the Middle Loire Valley. Here, Chenin is served well by its tendency toward mouthwatering acidity, mineralistic complexity, and refreshing flavors that manage to layer lemon and tart apple flavors with undercurrents of honey and tropical fruit. This one knows precisely the essential balance to strike between razory, lean restraint and decadent richness of flavor – a tantalizing, seductive dance on the palate.

Serving Suggestion: Delicate freshwater fish w/ butter & shallot. Creamy, ash-dusted goat cheese.Oysters Rockefeller.

17.99

26 in stock

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Dark Chocolate with Chipotle Chili & Organic Vanilla (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Dark Chocolate with Chipotle Chili & Organic Vanilla [3 oz]

74% Cocoa

74% Dark Chocolate with a spicy kick of chipotle chili in the finish. Great for spicy food lovers.

7.50

97 in stock

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Dark Chocolate with Pumpkin Seeds & Guajillo Chili (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Dark Chocolate with Pumpkin Seeds & Guajillo Chili [3 oz]

74% Cocoa

This bar is made from a blend of Venezuelan, Costa Rican and Ecuadorian cocoa beans, with roasted pumpkin seeds for a bit of saltiness and crunch and mild guajillo chili.

7.50

90 in stock

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Dark Chocolate with Roasted Cocoa Nibs (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Dark Chocolate with Roasted Cocoa Nibs [3 oz]

61% Cocoa

61% Dark Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs. Crunchy and more chocolaty (the Cocoa Nib is the Cocoa bean that has been roasted and separated from the husk).

7.50

97 in stock

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Dark Milk Chocolate Single Bar (Videri Chocolate Factory)

Videri Chocolate Factory, Milk Chocolate Bar [2 bars/pack]

5.99

61 in stock

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Daydrinking Pack ¡2.0! (Wine Authorities)

Silver lining? That may be a bit of a stretch, but working from home or being otherwise tethered to one's home base does permit one to responsibly sip at a beverage of ones choosing - adult or otherwise. This sextet is comprised of our choosings.

Outside the context of this pack, this set would normally retail for $88 (before tax). Copy and paste the url below into your browser to see just what's included!

http://www.wineauthorities.com/pdfs/Daydrinking.pdf

69.65

1000 in stock

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2014 Dolcetto d'Alba "Brichet Reserve" 1.5L (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Dolcetto d'Alba “Brichet", Piemonte, Italy 2014

100% Dolcetto

29.99

4 in stock

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2017 Dolcetto d'Alba "Brichet" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Dolcetto d'Alba “Brichet", Piemonte, Italy 2017

100% Dolcetto

WILD BERRY, PLUM GIVING WAY TO PRUNE, HEADY HERBS

Here we have a another delicious Dolcetto from Terrabianca, albeit a richer and more full-bodied example than one typically finds. This is a vivacious and approachable wine, but with added depth, length, and maturity thanks to fruit from 70-90 year old vines that grow on the sunniest part of the hill. In fact, the name "Brichet" derives from Bricco, which relates to the most advantageously sunny part of a hillside vineyard. Abounding with fresh red and black fruit, and tempered by herbal notes that speak more of wilderness than backyard garden. Less than 175 cases produced.

Serving Suggestion: "Red sauce" Italian-American food. Eggplant parmesan, shrimp fra diavolo, spaghetti alle ongole, pebbled glass candle holders, red & white checked tablecloth.

14.99

63 in stock

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2017 Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot" (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot", Piemonte, Italy 2017

100% Dolcetto

STUNNING RIPE PURPLE DELICIOUSNESS, FLORAL ELEGANCE

Taking the title "Campot" from a local term which refers to the uppermost reaches of a sloping vineyard, this Dolcetto is a contemporary example of what the grape is able to achieve. The varietal's typical acidity and tart berryish appeal melds with a lushness which is surprisingly modern considering the estate's reverence for classical methods. Castello di Verduno (which has existed for 170 years) is owned by staunch traditionalists, the Burlotto Family, who have managed the property for four generations.

Serving Suggestion: Risotto with cotechino sausage and porcini mushrooms. Braised veal chop with gnocchi and truffle oil.

21.99

17 in stock

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2018 Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot" (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot", Piemonte, Italy 2018

100% Dolcetto

STUNNING RIPE PURPLE DELICIOUSNESS, FLORAL ELEGANCE

Taking the title "Campot" from a local term which refers to the uppermost reaches of a sloping vineyard, this Dolcetto is a contemporary example of what the grape is able to achieve. The varietal's typical acidity and tart berryish appeal melds with a lushness which is surprisingly modern considering the estate's reverence for classical methods. Castello di Verduno (which has existed for 170 years) is owned by staunch traditionalists, the Burlotto Family, who have managed the property for four generations.

Serving Suggestion: Risotto with cotechino sausage and porcini mushrooms. Braised veal chop with gnocchi and truffle oil.

21.99

2 in stock

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1988 Don PX Gran Reserva Montilla-Moriles (375ml) (Toro Albalá, Bodegas)

Bodegas Toro Albalá, Don PX Gran Reserva, Montilla-Moriles, Spain 1988 (375 ml)

100% Pedro Ximenez

COFFEE, TOFFEE, MOLASSES, DATES, RICH, SWEET, RARE

What were you doing in 1988? Perhaps a bottle of sweet Montilla-Moriles (a close relative of Sherry) will help jiggle the memory free. Very rare indeed, this is purely hedonistic wine love. Nearly black in the glass, with syrupy, rich coffee/toffee, molasses, dates, figs and caramel, this is Pedro Ximenez aged for decades reducing it down to a rare treat. Wines like this come around like Haley's comet so grab a bottle now and savor it over time with small thimbles on weekends. Naw, forget that. Drink it with good friends in one evening.

Serving Suggestion: Best after dinner as a dessert on its own around a table where deep thoughts and contemplation/arguments are required about life, love and politics. Or try with plain cheese cake and buttery rich bread type desserts.

39.99

2 in stock

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1990 Don PX Gran Reserva Montilla-Moriles (375ml) (Toro Albalá, Bodegas)

Bodegas Toro Albalá, Don PX Gran Reserva, Montilla-Moriles, Spain 1990 (375 ml)

100% Pedro Ximenez

COFFEE, TOFFEE, MOLASSES, DATES, RICH, SWEET, RARE

What were you doing in 1988? Perhaps a bottle of sweet Montilla-Moriles (a close relative of Sherry) will help jiggle the memory free. Very rare indeed, this is purely hedonistic wine love. Nearly black in the glass, with syrupy, rich coffee/toffee, molasses, dates, figs and caramel, this is Pedro Ximenez aged for decades reducing it down to a rare treat. Wines like this come around like Haley's comet so grab a bottle now and savor it over time with small thimbles on weekends. Naw, forget that. Drink it with good friends in one evening.

Serving Suggestion: Best after dinner as a dessert on its own around a table where deep thoughts and contemplation/arguments are required about life, love and politics. Or try with plain cheese cake and buttery rich bread type desserts.

39.99

4 in stock

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Don't Be Mean To People Saison [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Don't Be Mean To People Saion [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

11.99

13 in stock

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2016 Dornfelder, Trocken (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Dornfelder Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

100% Dornfelder

PLUMS, BLACKBERRIES, CHERRIES, FLORAL, SOFT TANNIN

The Schneider estate goes back 7 generations and during harvest, one usually finds 3 generations at work! Red earth soils yield wines with finesse and power. Some Dornfelder wines are off-dry, but we feature this dry version for its quality, unique flavors and drinkability. The softer tannin is appealing, especially in warm weather, so you can even chill this wine lightly to bring on the ripe fruit flavors. The refreshingly tart palate is like a canvas to paint this very dark purple/red colored wine.

Serving Suggestion: A match for spicy beef or pork ribs in red BBQ sauce; eggplant parmesan - nice and gooey with fresh mozzarella and ripe tomatoes; and Korean barbecue.

15.99

13 in stock

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Double IPA "Double Death Spiral" [4 Pack 16oz Cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Baltic Porter "Pretty Money," Trophy Brewing Company, Raleigh, NC, USA, America, Earth, World, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe

12.99

10 in stock

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2015 Douro "Andreza" Tinto Reserva (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Douro Tinto Reserva "Andreza", Douro, Portugal 2015

40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinto Roriz

FIRM PLUM & DRIED MISSION FIG, WISPS OF CEDAR & VANILLA

Representing a somewhat more modernist slant on the classically dark and elegantly rugged unfortified reds of the Douro valley, Lua Cheia's "Andreza" is named for a particularly stunning bend among the region's otherworldly (and very steep) vineyard-scape. The typical purple-black fruit and mouthfilling majesty are still very much in play, but the stern structure and dusty earthen tones which often populate these wines have been resculpted into something a bit more creamy and cosmopolitan. A delicious twist!

Serving Suggestion: Red-wine marinated roast pork loin w/ garlic, shallots, & white beans. Tender Moroccan stewed goat w/eggplant puree & lemony boiled potato salad.

14.99

19 in stock

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2017 Douro Tinto (Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas)

Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas, Douro Tinto, Douro, Portugal 2017

Touriga Franca & Many More

BLACK PLUM & BERRIES. BOLD, RIPE, & DARK. FULL-BODIED

Often as vines grow older, their production of grapes diminishes to the point that growers will rip them out and replant younger, more vigorous ones. The problem is that younger vines rarely produce wines with as much richness and character as the older, more established ones do. This field blend of Touriga Franca and up to twenty two other traditional Douro varieties comes from a vineyard composed entirely of these old and very special vines which haven't been sacrificed in the name of higher yields. Try a bottle and taste the wisdom that comes with age!

Serving Suggestions: Veal shank in a stew of red wine, onions, carrots, potatoes and a fistful of thyme, rosemary and parsley.

9.99

52 in stock

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2015 Douro Tinto "Palestra" (Encostas do Douro (Palestra))

Encostas do Douro, Palestra Tinto, Douro, Portugal, 2015

40% Tinta Franca, 40% Tinta Roriz, 20% Tinta Barroca

LUSH FRUIT, PLUM & RASPBERRY FRUIT, TASTY

Fermented using only indigenous yeasts and in stainless steel tank as well as traditional stone lagares, the Palestra is a true stunning value. This winery is located in the tiny sub region of Baixo- Corgo where they farm 22 hectares. This red blend is made from traditional Porto grapes, in a dry, full-bodied style. This sensational blend is lush and ripe with plum and raspberry fruits, not oaky, but rich and tasty.

Serving Suggestion: Best with grilled meats or savory, earthy dishes, like grilled portobello mushrooms with lentils.

10.99

12 in stock

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2016 Dry Riesling (Konstantin Frank, Dr.)

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY 2016

{organic} 100% Riesling

ZESTY LEMON, BRIGHT BLOSSOMS, SLATEY & CLEAN

The name Konstantin Frank is law in the Finger Lakes region, and his eponymous winery is still the apotheosis of quality vinifera on the east coast. This is a classic old-world-style dry riesling bursting with bright citrus (and citrus peel) flavors and bouyant blossomy aromas. But it's the squeaky clean finish that is truly the star here, a thread of acidity and minerality that elevates the wine from "refreshing" to "ethereal."

Serving Suggestion: Whole grilled trout with lemon and sea salt, alongside buttered sourdough and a medley of summer greens.

16.99

1 in stock

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2017 Dry Riesling (Konstantin Frank, Dr.)

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY 2017

{organic} 100% Riesling

ZESTY LEMON, BRIGHT BLOSSOMS, SLATEY & CLEAN

The name Konstantin Frank is law in the Finger Lakes region, and his eponymous winery is still the apotheosis of quality vinifera on the east coast. This is a classic old-world-style dry riesling bursting with bright citrus (and citrus peel) flavors and bouyant blossomy aromas. But it's the squeaky clean finish that is truly the star here, a thread of acidity and minerality that elevates the wine from "refreshing" to "ethereal."

Serving Suggestion: Whole grilled trout with lemon and sea salt, alongside buttered sourdough and a medley of summer greens.

16.99

15 in stock

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2018 Dry Riesling (Konstantin Frank, Dr.)

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY 2018

{organic} 100% Riesling

ZESTY LEMON, BRIGHT BLOSSOMS, SLATEY & CLEAN

The name Konstantin Frank is law in the Finger Lakes region, and his eponymous winery is still the apotheosis of quality vinifera on the east coast. This is a classic old-world-style dry riesling bursting with bright citrus (and citrus peel) flavors and bouyant blossomy aromas. But it's the squeaky clean finish that is truly the star here, a thread of acidity and minerality that elevates the wine from "refreshing" to "ethereal."

Serving Suggestion: Whole grilled trout with lemon and sea salt, alongside buttered sourdough and a medley of summer greens.

16.99

7 in stock

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Dry White Port (375 ml) (Kopke)

Kopke, Dry White Port, Oporto, Portugal, NV (375ml)

Arinto, Voisinho, Gouveio and Malvasia Fina

FLORAL, DRY-ISH, AROMATIC, YOUNG DRINKING

Kopke is the oldest port wine company in Portugal, dating back to 1638 when two German pioneers settled in Duoro to make wine. White port is rare to find outside of Portugal. We love it in this cocktail.

The "Kopke Cocktail" White Portonic:

In a tall glass filled with ice add:

1/3 white port

2/3 tonic water, squeeze of fresh lime' and stir. Drink and repeat.

10.99

11 in stock

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Dubbel "St. Benedict's Breakfast" [4 pack cans] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

12.99

7 in stock

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2016 Durif (Petite Sirah) Rutherglen (Campbell's)

Campbell's, Rutherglen Durif, Rutherglen, Australia 2016

100% Shiraz

The story of Durif aka Petite Sirah can be traced back to the 60s - the 1860s, that is - when Syrah spontaneously crossed with a grape that most of us have never heard of called Peloursin. The resultant variety is conducive to inky, muscular reds filled with spice and often evoking comparisons to pappy Syrah as well as Zinfandel and Grenache. Cuttings of the original clonal selection were brought to Australia in the first decade of the 20th century (following all-too-familiar devastation at the hands of the Phylloxera aphid) and have been thriving in the appropriately arid Ruthrglen region ever since. Campbells has recently celebrated a century-and-a-half under vine, and their Durifs are delicious splash of history.

Serving Suggestion: Griddled, whiskey-glazed steak & geen beans sautéed w/ diced apples & hickory-smoked bacon. Savory plantain hashbrowns w/ diced scallions & garlic.

29.99

28 in stock

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2012 Dão Tinto "Vinhas Selecionadas" (Kemper, Julia)

Julia Kemper, Dão Tinto "Vinhas Selecionadas", Dão, Portugal 2012

{vegan & organic} 40% Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), 40% Alfrocheiro, 20% Jaen (Mencia)

BLACKBERRY & DATE, GENTLE SANDALWOOD, ENERGETIC & MATURE

Portugal’s Dao isn’t exactly relegated to an existence in the Douro’s shadow, but we certainly don’t encounter as many examples of the region’s wines as those from its slightly more famous neighbor to the north. Julia de Melo Kemper represents the current generation of a family farm dating at least as far back as the 19th century. Both mature and vibrant, this wine resonates the fig-ish dark fruit and firm finesse for which both the Dao and Douro are known while forgoing the overblown concentration that marks many of its contemporaries. Unoaked, it's aged in granite vats known as lagares.

Serving Suggestion: Hickory-smoked duck bacon w/ date preserves, ricotta, & fresh figs. Refried black bean enchiladas w/ cream cheese, heirloom black corn, & cumin.

17.99

11 in stock

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Endless River Kolsch [6-pack] (Mother Earth Brewing)

Mother Earth Brewing, Endless River Kolsch, Kinston, NC, USA

A clean, crisp beer, Kolsch offers a very slight fruity flavor and aroma. It is light gold in color, with a delicate head. This light-bodied beer appeals to nearly everyone who samples it. Expect to enjoy a slight tang in the finish.

9.99

5 in stock

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2018 Entre-Deux-Mers Haut-Benauge (Grand Portail, Chateau)

Chateau Grand Portail, Entre-Deux-Mers Haut-Benauge, Bordeaux, France 2018

{sustainable} 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Sauvignon Gris, 15% Semillon

MOUTHWATERING LIME, ZIPPY, LIVELY MINERALITY

From the smale onclave of Haut-Benage, Grand-Portail overlooks the Garonne River from a lofty 100 meters. The young Olivier Cailleux represents the sixth generation of his family to sustainably till the clay and limestone soils here – soils much like those of Sancerre. Perhaps that helps explain why this Sauvignon-based white has a tantalizingly juicy acidity that simply will not quit! It grips the sides of your mouth with a lime-ish zip and won't let go. The finish lasts for minutes...

Serving Suggestion: Anything green or coming from the sea. Maybe the best of both worlds... Salad Niçoise w/ rare tuna, haricot verts, tomato, olives, anchovies, & vinaigrette over some mixed greens.

14.99

22 in stock

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2015 Espumante Bruto Rosé (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Espumante Bruto Rosé, Lisboa, Portugal 2015

{sustainable} Touriga Nacional

PINK RASPBERRY & PINK PEPPERCORNS, GENTLE GINGERY YEAST, VERY VIBRANT

Hailing from Portugal’s Lisboa and and the nation’s champion, Touriga Nacional, this beautifully bold (boldly beautiful?) rosé bridges the gap between crystal-clean and redolently rich bubbly. Sant’Ana’s James Frost continues his increasingly impressive campaign of forging new paths while taking cues from some of the world’s greatest wines. With elegance and fun in equal measure, you may just want to chug this one while cradled, swinging, on a chandelier.

Serving suggestion: Peking duck (or inspired chicken wings). Vegetarian maki rolls w/ smoked carrot & marinated shiitakes.

24.99

19 in stock

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2018 Etna Rosato (Russo, Girolamo)

Girolamo Russo, Etna Rosato, Sicilia, Italy 2018

{organic} Nerello Mascalese (w/ small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio)

DRY, ELEGANT, RED APPLE, LITTLE RED BERRIES, INTENSE MINERAL

Former pianist Giuseppe Russo cultivates his Nerello Mascalese vines in the black soil on the northern slopes of Sicily's active volcano, Mount Etna. A combination of hot, sunny, dry summer days and cool, refreshingly breezy summer nights bring out the best of his old vines. Dry and elegant, evocative of Provence rosé, but trading wild herbs for intriguing mineral flavors and just the barest hint of ash. Active volcano, remember.

Serving suggestion: Penne tossed with butter, tapenade, anchovy, Parmigiano Reggiano, fresh parsley & fresh mozzarella. Summer vegetable soup w/ a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

22.99

1 in stock

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2017 Etna Rosso "a Rina" (Russo, Girolamo)

Girolamo Russo, "a Rina" Etna Rosso, Sicilia, Italy 2016

{organic} Nerello Mascalese (w/ small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio)

DRIED GOJI BERRIES, GORGEOUS TANNINS, HIGH ACIDITY

Giuseppe Russo is quite the brave winemaker. His vineyard, certified organic, is located on the eastern end of Sicily in the shadow of Mt. Etna, one of the world's most active volcanoes. The inorganic volcanic soil provides a perfect home to Nerello Mascalese, the dominant grape in the Etna Rosso region. Please forgive us when we say this, but this Etna Rosso is erupting with flavor. Don't be fooled by its near-translucence. The gorgeous pale brick color belies a delightfully tannic mouthful of bright, earthy, acidic goodness. 

Serving Suggestion: Roasted red pepper hummus on garlic bread. Grilled poussin w/ Mediterranean spices.

26.99

16 in stock

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Everything Artisan Crackers (The Accidental Baker)

The Accidental Baker, Tuxedo Sesame Artisan Flatbread Crackers, Hillsborough, NC

All of The Accidental Baker's artisanal flatbread crackers are made from locally milled, in Graham NC, organic flour. Their baking technique utilizes whole food ingredients to create nutritious goodies with tantalizing complexity and individual taste. 100% recycled cardboard boxes, cmpostable labels, compostable bags,.

5.99

17 in stock

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Export Stout [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Export Stout [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

5.6% ABV

Most beer drinkers are familiar with the Dry Irish Stout, popularized by a certain brewery in Dublin.  The Export Stout is a somewhat bigger version of this beer made to survive oceanic travel, yet still retain the dry, roasted flavors of the original without out being too sweet or cloying.

10.99

20 in stock

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2018 Falanghina del Sannio (Fontanavecchia, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Fontanavecchia, Falanghina del Sannio, Taburno, Campania, Italy, 2018

{organic} 100% Falanghina

AROMATIC MANGO & PASSION FRUIT, EXPANSIVE YET BRIGHT

Libero Rillo and his father, Orazio, work their hillside vineyards of Benevento, rich in the fiercely volcanic soils that southern Italy's Campania is renowned for. This soil is most famous for yielding dense, powerful reds. Gaining ground in international acclaim, however, are the classically voluptuous yet balanced whites made from the region's indigenous grapes. Falanghina is perhaps the most fashionable of these and can wonderfully hold on to its acidity, which exists in perfect harmony with the intensely ripe, tropical fruit, resulting in a wine which is distinctly full-figured without being cloying. Falanghina? Bellissima!

Serving Suggestion:

Neapolitan pizza! Especially the traditional Margherita or ones topped with anchovies and garlic cloves.

15.99

32 in stock

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Farm's Edge "Ava" Mixed Culture Saison [500ml] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam Brewery, Farm's Edge "Ava" Mixed Culture Saison [500ml]

Wild ale collaboration with Scratch Brewing in Ava, Illiniois.

8.99

1 in stock

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Farm's Edge "Fox Knob" black fig saison (Fullsteam Brewery)

10.99

2 in stock

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Fast Forward (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture Coffee, Farmhouse Blend

40% El Galivan (Ecuador) 60% La Frontera (Peru)

Farmhouse is based on the idea that coffee, like all food, is best enjoyed when it is at its freshest and in season. Here's how farmhouse works: throughout the year, as coffees come and go according to the seasons, we blend them together to underscore their intrinsic deliciousness. And then we sell the result. Simple as that.

14.99

2 in stock

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Fat Tire Amber Ale [6-pack] (New Belgium)

New Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale, Fort Collins, Co

5.2% ABV

Named in honor of our founder Jeff's bike trip through Belgium, Fat Tire Amber Ale marks a turning point in the young electrical engineer's home brewing. Belgian beers use a far broader palette of ingredients (fruits, spices, esoteric yeast strains) than German or English styles. Jeff found the Belgian approach freeing. Upon his return, Jeff created Fat Tire and Abbey Belgian Ale, (assuming Abbey would be his big gun). He and his wife, Kim traveled around sampling their homebrews to the public. Fat Tire's appeal quickly became evident. People liked everything about it. Except the name. Fat Tire won fans is in its sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.

9.99

5 in stock

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2017 Favorita "Quattro 20" Langhe Bianco (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Favorita "Quattro 20" Langhe Bianco, Piemonte, Italy 2017

100% Favorita (Vermentino)

HONEYSUCKLE, TART GREEN APPLE PIE, TOASTED WALNUTS

Winegrower Giorgio Alpiste names his wines after the parcel of land on which the grapes are grown. In the case of "Quattro 20 (Venti)" (or "four winds") his Favorita vines flourish on the sandy, south-facing slopes of his family's farm in the Piemonte town of Mango, where refracted sunlight from the Ligurian Sea accentuates the grape's natural minerality and slightly sharp acidic finish. This makes it a fantastic wine to pair with rich cheeses and pasta dishes dressed with butter and herbs.

Serving Suggestions: Tajarin (hearty egg yolk pasta) with butter, sage, and white truffles, or baked trout with lemon and tarragon.

14.99

13 in stock

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2018 Favorita "Quattro 20" Langhe Bianco (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Favorita "Quattro 20" Langhe Bianco, Piemonte, Italy 2018

100% Favorita (Vermentino)

HONEYSUCKLE, TART GREEN APPLE PIE, TOASTED WALNUTS

Winegrower Giorgio Alpiste names his wines after the parcel of land on which the grapes are grown. In the case of "Quattro 20 (Venti)" (or "four winds") his Favorita vines flourish on the sandy, south-facing slopes of his family's farm in the Piemonte town of Mango, where refracted sunlight from the Ligurian Sea accentuates the grape's natural minerality and slightly sharp acidic finish. This makes it a fantastic wine to pair with rich cheeses and pasta dishes dressed with butter and herbs.

Serving Suggestions: Tajarin (hearty egg yolk pasta) with butter, sage, and white truffles, or baked trout with lemon and tarragon.

14.99

21 in stock

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Fine Ruby (375 ml) (Kopke)

Kopke, Fine Ruby Port, Oporto, Portugal, NV (375 ml)

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tino Cão

BRIGHT RED, LOADS OF CHERRY FRUIT, BALANCED ALCOHOL, FRESH

Kopke is the oldest port wine company in Portugal, dating back to 1638 when two German pioneers settled in Duoro to make wine. The current cellars are over seventy years old and in 1999 the winemaking facility was completely modernized. They have one of the deepest and broadest port wine libraries in the world for old vintages with 370 years of port wine production. While their focus is on tawny ports, this Ruby port is a delicious daily style of bright bouncy ruby red nectar. It’s fresh and ready to drink, does not require aging and shows true port character with out being overly sweet.

Serving Suggestion: Try this with strong flavored cheese like our Hook’s creamy blue, or with poached pears, dried figs and walnuts as part of a dessert.

10.99

9 in stock

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Fine Tawny (375 ml) (Kopke)

Kopke, Fine Tawny Port, Oporto, Portugal, NV (375 ml)

NUTTY MAHOGANY RED COLOR, PRUNE, FIG

Kopke is the oldest port wine company in Portugal, dating back to 1638 when two German pioneers settled in Duoro to make wine. The current cellars are more than 70 years old and in 1999 the winemaking facility was completely modernized. Aged in oak casks revealing an orange-tawny color with vanilla and dried fruits. Soft and balanced with a quality rarely found at this price.

Serving Suggestion: Best as a dessert on its own or with egg based cake desserts that have extra richness. Also great with coffee or vanilla ice-cream.

10.99

12 in stock

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Fine Tawny (750 ml) (Andresen)

Andressen, Fine Tawny, Porto, Portugal, NV (750ml)

Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Mourisco

CANDIED GINGER, TOASTY CARAMEL, STAR ANISE, NOT OVERLY SWEET

Jann Hinrich Andresen lived an unusual life. In 1840, at the age of 14, he sailed to Porto from the island of Föhr off the coast of the Netherlands. Five years later, at the unbelievable age of 19, he founded the port house that still carries his name. Almost 200 years later, Andresen is one of the few 100% family-owned port houses, and has become internationally known for its high quality products. Their Fine Tawny offers a perfume of raspberry preserves and warm baking spices. Caramel, hazelnut, and sweet tobacco leaf come out to play on the palate. A perfect port to convert the non-port drinker, and an incredible value.

Serving Suggestion: Gingerbread cake baked with chai spices, topped with cream cheese frosting and chunks of tooth-tender toffee.

14.99

11 in stock

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Fino Sherry "Chipiona" [375ml] (Cesar Florido, Bodegas)

Bodegas Cesar Florido, Fino Sherry "Chipiona” [375ml], Jerez, Spain NV

{organic} 100% Palomino

REFRESHING YET RICH...OCEANIC, ALMONDY PERFUME!

Brimming with an almond-like waxiness, savory mystique, and a powerful suggestion of salinity (without any actual saltiness, obviously), this is a wine that you may find yourself wanting to eat as much as drink. It’s perplexing, perhaps, that it can manage to be as clean as refreshing it is. This is the coveted conundrum of Fino! Completely dry and clocking it at a relatively gentle 15% alcohol, this isn’t as much an acquired taste as it is a friend you’ve always known you’ve had but haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting.

Serving Suggestion: Marcona almonds are practically its soulmate. Seafood spreads (even our Carolinian Calabash stylings) are a dream.

14.99

17 in stock

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Flemish Red [500ml bottle] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Flemish Red, Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Saxapahaw, NC

A Flanders red ale aged in a American bourbon barrel. A little dark sour cherry flavor and almond spice notes round out this classically-styled sour beer.

10.99

11 in stock

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2016 Fleurie "Granits des Moriers" (Piret, Domaine Jacky)

Domaine Jacky Piret, Fleurie "Granits des Moriers", Beaujolais, France, 2016

{organic} 100% Gamay

SPICED STRAWBERRY & CHERRY FRUIT WITH A LONG FINISH

Madame Frédérique Piret has technically taken over for her "retired" husband Jacky. Jacky does no less than before, it's just a French legal thing about his retirement age. The estate goes back generations and this plot has an average age of 60 year old vines. 100% hand harvested and aged using traditional carbonic maceration techniques, results in a rich, strawberry and cherry fruit laden wine of medium to full-body and a ringer for their brothers in Burgundy. Much bolder than you would expect of Beaujolais.

Serving Suggestion: Turkey dark meat, i.e. thigh and leg with black pepper and butter under the skin or roasted butternut squash with caramelized onions and savory cream.

24.99

16 in stock

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2017 Fleurie "Les Moriers" (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Fleurie, Beaujolais, France, 2017

{organic} 100% Gamay

CHERRY & RED STONE FRUIT, FIRM & FRAGRANTLY FLORAL

This outstanding ambassador for the lofty heights of Cru Beaujolais shares with its slightly more concentrated colleagues from Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent a fiercely firm freshness. Hailing from the Moriers climat (a prized cru within this possibly most prized of all Beaujolais crus), 45-year old vines struggle to thrive in the austere granite soil they call home, whose notable pink hue is an almost-visible artifact emerging through the vibrantly berryish, resplendently spicy finish. Rich and refreshing!

Serving Suggestion: Salty Virginia or Black Forest-styled ham on pumpernickel w/ Muenster w/ lingonberry jam. Creamy cow’s milk cheeses & fresh fruit.

19.99

25 in stock

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Floc de Gascogne Blanc (Chiroulet, Domaine)

Domaine Chiroulet, Floc de Gascogne, Southwest, France NV

Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc

FLOWERY, FRESH & FRUITY, SWEET, BRANDY AROMATICS

The AOC Floc de Gascogne is relatively new, established in just 1990. The wine is used as an aperitif and made by blending 2/3 fresh grape juice with 1/3 brandy. In this case it is blended with Armagnac and both must come from the same vineyard. No fermentation occurs. After fortifying the grape juice to between 16% and 18% alcohol, it must be cellared for 10 months and then approved by committee from the appellation before being sold.

Serving Suggestion: Best used as an aperitif wine before dinner, or with a Foie Gras course and some people enjoy this after dinner.

17.99

10 in stock

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Floc de Gascogne Rose (Chiroulet, Domaine)

Domaine Chiroulet, Floc de Gascogne, Southwest, France NV

17.99

5 in stock

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Forty-Six (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture Coffee, Forty-Six

13.99

12 in stock

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2017 Franconia (Visintini)

Visintini, Franconia, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy 2017

100% Franconia

POMEGRANATE & BLUEBERRY, VIOLET PERFUME, BRIGHT & SUBSTANTIAL

At the very northeastern edge of Italy, less than four miles from its border with Slovenia, the Visintini siblings Cinzia, Palmira, and Oliviero continue the good work of their great-grandfather, Domenico, who bought the estate in the late 1800s. Their cellar dates to the 1200s. There is some serious history here, but the winery, itself, is very modern. This juicy Franconia is hand-harvested and fermented in cement tanks, and that's all they do; their work in the cellar is minimal, but their work in the vineyards is extensive. With certified organic vines moving toward biodynamic, the Visintinis are continuing the 800 year legacy of their land.

Serving Suggestion: Braised venison w/ cherry-pancetta reduction sauce. Pizza with feta, gorgonzola, & spicy sausage.

17.99

18 in stock

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Fresh Local Country Breakfast Link Sausage (Firsthand Foods)

Firsthand Foods, Fresh Local Breakfast Sausage, Durham, NC

8.49

3 in stock

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Fresh Uncured Local Bacon (Firsthand Foods)

Firsthand Foods, Fresh Local Bacon Durham, NC

10.99

2 in stock

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Frizzante Rosé (Paul D.)

Paul D., Frizzante Rosé, Wagram, Austria

100% Zweigelt

RED RASPBERRY & FRUIT PUNCH! FRESH, FRAGRANT, & FRIZZANTE!

This new, ruby-colored jewel in the outstandingly affordable line of wein from young Herr Paul D glimmers with particular brightness as it adds a bit of vibrant spritz into the mix. Fruit forward and lightly off-dry, this is a fun sipper (or guzzler) for the whole family (if the whole family is over 21 of course)! Zweigelt is a particularly apt and enthusiastic candidate for pink vinification, and this fizzy version bursts with tangy red fruit and a whisper of tropicality.

Serving Suggestion: Hotdogs on the grill w/ sauerkraut & beet relish. Fruit salad w/ fresh red grapes, strawberry, & pineapple w/ a splash of balsamic vinegar & chopped chocolate mint.

14.99

49 in stock

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2015 Fronton "Coste Rouge" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombiere, "Coste Rouge" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Négrette

EXOTIC, EARTHY & PEPPERY. BLACKBERRY & VIOLETS

This is Diane & Philippe Cauvin's pure Negrette grape cuvee from a single parcel of vineyard with iron rich soils of pebbles, gravel and sand. The distinctive soil gives the wine a softer but more intense flavor of the Negrette grape, almost heightening its characteristics. This is the most pure expression of wine from Fronton, a standard by which others are measured!

Serving Suggestions: Cassoulet, the bean, pork, duck and sausage casserole of southwest France is a classic pairing, since they originate in the same region.

24.99

15 in stock

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2018 Fronton Rouge "Vinum" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Vinum" Fronton Rouge, Southwest, France 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Négrette

RASPBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, ETHEREAL HERBS, GENEROUS SPICE

Of all the specialized and unusual appellations of southwestern France, Fronton, less than half an hour north of Toulouse, is quite possibly the most unique. Its exotic Négrette grape is cultivated virtually no where else on Earth. The Cauvin family of Chateau la Colombiere have, with their "Cuvée Vinum," brought forward an elegant and balanced representation both of Négrette and of their terroir, showcasing firm purple fruit, elegant earthy mineral, dill, and vigorous spice which perfectly complements the wine's medium body and solid frame.

Serving Suggestion: Cassoulet with pork shoulder, sausage, and bacon. Roasted cornish hen with thyme rosemary, and Sage.

15.99

24 in stock

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2017 Fronton Vin Gris (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Vin Gris "Vinum", Fronton, Southwest, France 2017

{organic} 100% Négrette

BRIGHT, FRESH SUMMER GARDEN AROMAS, SILKY RIPE RED FRUIT

Philippe and Diane Cauvin are champions of the heat-loving Negrette grape, which is grown almost exclusively in their little corner of France's Sud-Ouest, and they use fully biodynamic farming methods despite the area’s fickle climate. The deep black but thin-skinned Negrette stars in this lovely Rosé. It goes beyond your average sunny day quaffer. A bit round, a bit soft, this is a rosé for breezy summer nights rather than scorching afternoons.

Serving Suggestions: Baked or grilled NC flounder with sungold tomato concassé. Crunchy crostini with robiolo cheese, dill, and caper.

15.99

1 in stock

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2018 Fronton Vin Gris (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, Vin Gris, Fronton, Southwest, France 2018

{organic} 100% Négrette

BRIGHT, FRESH SUMMER GARDEN AROMAS, SILKY RIPE RED FRUIT

Philippe and Diane Cauvin are champions of the heat-loving Negrette grape, which is grown almost exclusively in their little corner of France's Sud-Ouest, and they use fully biodynamic farming methods despite the area’s fickle climate. The deep black but thin-skinned Negrette stars in this lovely Rosé. It goes beyond your average sunny day quaffer. A bit round, a bit soft, this is a rosé for breezy summer nights rather than scorching afternoons.

Serving Suggestions: Baked or grilled NC flounder with sungold tomato concassé. Crunchy crostini with robiolo cheese, dill, and caper.

15.99

53 in stock

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2018 Garganega Frizzante (Monte Tondo)

Monte Tondo, Garganega Frizzante, Veneto, Italy 2018{organic}

100% Garganega

RIPE APPLE & LEMON, ZESTY & SPRITZY, FLORAL & AIRY

Monte Tondo has provided us with some of our favorite albeit sometimes unexpected offerings from Soave (particularly in the case of the estate’s full-bodied Charmat-method bubbly as well as this one, which is light, lively, and delightfully fizzy). The region is the brightest point for white wine production in the Verona province of Veneto’s southeast, and its signature grape has proven to be both very versatile and conducive to characterful, seductive wines when made by producers who opt for quality rather than quantity. Let the effervescent refreshment wash over you!

Serving Suggestion: Pan-seared trout w/ butter, lemon, & dill. Risotto w/ onion, carrot, & turnip.

14.99

1 in stock

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2018 Garnacha "Finca La Cañada" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha "Finca La Cañada", Aragón, Spain 2017

{organic} 100% Garnacha

BRIGHT BLACK RASPBERRY. SPICY, SMOOTH, DELICIOUS!

The Finca La Cañada is a vineyard recently planted by Bodegas Tempore using the same focus on quality, organic viticulture, and grape character as their "Terrae" and "G" wines. From this area, the birthplace of the Grenache/Garnacha grape, comes this lovely, refreshingly fruity red. (bonus info: The label is made from stone paper, instead of wood paper.) And no, it's not from Canada, eh?

A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: The perfect red for Chili, or any other savory, spicy dish that you want to throw a red wine at!

8.99

43 in stock

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2018 Garnacha "Finca La Cañada" [3L Bag-in-Box] (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha "Finca La Cañada", Aragón, Spain 2018

{organic} 100% Garnacha

BRIGHT BLACK RASPBERRY. SPICY, SMOOTH, DELICIOUS!

The Finca La Cañada is a vineyard recently planted by Bodegas Tempore using the same focus on quality, organic viticulture, and grape character as their "Terrae" and "G" wines. From this area, the birthplace of the Grenache/Garnacha grape, comes this lovely, refreshingly fruity red. And no, it's not from Canada, eh?

A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: The perfect red for Chili, or any other savory, spicy dish that you want to throw a red wine at!

27.99

17 in stock

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2015 Garnacha "Mas de Aranda" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha "G - Mas de Aranda", Calatayud, Spain 2015

{organic} 100% Garnacha

RICH BLACKBERRY, SPICY FIG, SILKY COCOA

This unctuously oaken take on Aragón's native Garnacha grape from Bodegas Tempore tips the scales. The iconic "G" spends four months in barrel, adding a creamy, cedary spice to what would already be a naturally luscious confection of a red. Redolent of spice, coffee, and cocoa, it pours a deep garnet-black in the glass and has a powerful silken texture reminiscent of Amarone What a sexy wine! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Pork slowed-cooked in a rich mole sauce, or birria w/ roasted peppers and goat or mutton.

17.99

19 in stock

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2017 Garnacha / Monastrell "Viña Ulises" (Gutierrez de la Vega)

Gutierrez de la Vega, "Viña Ulises," Alicante, Spain 2017

{sustainable} 60% Garnacha, 40% Monastrell

GLEAMING VIOLET-BLACK FRUIT, ZESTY TANNIN, BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED

Hailing from a most Atlantic outcropping of southeastern Spain’s Alicante, this blend of Garnacha and Monastrell represents an almost surprisingly lithe outing from a region often pigeonholed for rusticity and overripeness. Felipe & Pilar Gutiérrez have crafted wine in this coastal Levant enclave for almost half a century, employing labor-intensive working methods that blur the lines between forward-thinking and what one wishes were timeless common sense, always in pursuit of quality and deftly finding their mark.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled guinea hen thighs w/ berbere/chipotle rub & split pea/potato stew. Autumnal root vegetable paella of parsnips, butternut squash, & carrots w/ saffron, olives, & garlic.

15.99

111 in stock

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2018 Garnacha Blanca "Finca la Dehesa" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha Blanca "Finca la Dehesa", Calatayud, Spain 2018

{organic} 100% Garnacha Blanca

SULTANA & NECTARINE, ACACIA & FENNEL POLLEN

Grenache Blanc (known on its nave turf of northeastern Spain as Garnacha Blanca) is no stranger to posh gigs; it's the main variety in Chateauneuf du Pape, after all. This rendition from Tempore is suitably lavish with the faintest whisper of oak courtesy of four months in barrel and vibrant, fleshy fruit – ripe and round yet racy and refreshing. A "sunshine in bottle" claim would be trite but very true.

Serving suggestion: Broiled cod w/ olive oil, pepper, garlic,& lemon. White beans & boiled potato stew w/ diced onions, saffron, & paprika.

17.99

77 in stock

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2016 Garnacha Joven "Terrae Finca Vasallo" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Garnacha Joven "Terrae Finca Valsallo", Aragón, Spain 2016

{organic} 100% Garnacha

A BOUQUET OF VIOLETS, A BOWL OF BLACKBERRIES

The Yago Aznar family continues a long history of respectful farming practices and viticultural sensibilities, evident in their organic "Terrae" wines. Their old vine garnacha grapes ripen on the arid plains where Zaragoza, Teruel, and Bajo Aragón meet. They are harvested by hand and bottled young, resulting in a youthful, richly aromatic wine full of ripe purple fruit and flowers. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Pork tenderloin with wild blueberries and thyme; roasted quail with sautéed mushrooms over rice.

10.99

3 in stock

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2016 Garnacha Tintorera “Rubificado” (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Garnacha Tintorera “Rubificado”, Valencia, Spain 2016

[biodynamic] 100% Alicante Bouschet (Garnacha Tintorera)

SLOE BERRY, RASPBERRY, BLACK PEPPER, INDIA INK, CITRUS

This single parcel wine is from a vineyard site called “La Casa de Aperos” (House of Tools). Here the black juiced Tintorera grape brings juicy brightness from a soil deeply reddened by natural oxidized iron deposits. Following the heritage of the monastery that originally planted this vineyard, this wine is made using their original 13th century fermentation amphorae.

Serving Suggestion:  Whole hog pork cooked slowly over a wood fire. Instead of any barbecue sauce, lightly spritz with lemon juice and sprinkle with sea salt.

24.99

7 in stock

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2018 Gavi (Massone, Stefano)

Stefano Massone, Gavi, Piemonte, Italy 2018

100% Cortese

FRESH, RIPE, SPRITZY SUBLIME LIME-NESS

Stefano Massone gives us a superb example of great Gavi made from the Cortese grape. This is sublime and limey with a medium-full body and crisp, juicy ripeness. The pale straw color is deceptive as the wine tastes bigger than it looks. Maybe it's the pear and apple flavors oozing across the palate? Or perhaps the freshness of the grapes twinkling on your tongue? In either case you will exclaim "Great Gavi!"

Serving Suggestion: Best with fresh fish dishes, baked with lemon, olive oil and herbs; or vegetable ratatouille over pounded chicken breast.

12.99

27 in stock

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Gentiane - Quina (Quinquina Digestif) (Bonal)

Bonal, Gentiane-Quina, Quinquina Digestif, Jura, France NV 16% abv

Made from grape must, bark and gentian (from the mountains of the Grande Chartreuse), created in 1865 by a monk, doctor, brother Raphael (whose real name was Hippolyte Bonal). Traditionally consumed as a digestive or as a mixer in a cocktail. This is a bitter herb mix and one of the original great cocktail mixers available again in the US.

Since 1865, this delicious aperitif wine has stood apart for

its exceptional complexity, delightful flavors and stimulating

palate. Serious to its role as aperitif, it was known as

“ouvre l’appétit” - the key to the appetite. Traditionally enjoyed neat or with a twist; also may enhance classic drinks in place of sweet red vermouth.

23.99

12 in stock

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German Lager "Cutlass" [4pk 16oz cans] (Edward Teach Brewery)

German Lager, "Cutlass", Edward Teach Brewery, Wilmington, NC

5.2% ABV

Pale golden German lager, light malt sweetness, subtle floral aroma. Well-balanced, easy drinking, crisp and clean.

9.99

7 in stock

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Germany Map (DeLong)

DeLong, Germany Wine Map

29.99

6 in stock

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2018 Getariako Txakolina (Akarregi Txiki)

Akarregi Txiki, Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2018

100% Hondarribi Zuri

GREEN APPLE, LIME, UNRIPE GREEN GRAPES, SPRITZY

Lasalde Elkartea is a big man with giant hands. He comes from a cattle farming family, but left this tradition to follow his love of the zippy Basque wine. Glimmering with green zestiness and bright golden fruit, this phenomenal value in Txakoli layers the signature mineral and blazing acidity that we crave from these refreshing Basque sensations. And despite all that it has going on, it's remarkably clean - like minimalism incarnate in a wine. Everything's impeccably balanced, in place, tasteful, and (above all) very, very tasty! A Wine Authorities exclusive in the US!

Serving Suggestion: Oyster & artichoke salad with roast chestnut and field greens. Abalone sashimi.

14.99

50 in stock

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2018 Getariako Txakolina Rosado (Akarregi Txiki)

Akarregi Txiki, Txakoli Rosado, Pays Basque, Spain 2018 50% Hondarribi Beltza, 50% Hondarribi Zuri

STRAWBERRY & LIME, CRISP HERBS, SLATE & SEA

Pristinely pale and glowing a luminous shade of pink reminiscent of Provençal rosé, this rare offering from the enchantedly green northern reaches of Spain’s Basque country is a glimmering gemstone that we’ve been aching to get our hands on for aeons. Faint spritz accentuates flavors which reflect this wines cool, Atlantic origins. Firm acidity, an herbaceousness which recalls fresh strawberry caps, zesty mineral, and a hallmark citric spark serve as a one-way ticket to Akarregi Txiki’s idyllic vineyards overlooking the bay of Biscay.

Serving Suggestion: Albacore ceviche w/ avocado & cilantro. Tangy goats milk cheeses.

16.99

57 in stock

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2017 Gewurztraminer (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France 2016 {organic} 100% Gewurztraminer

LYCEE & GUAVA, THE GARDENIA PERFUMES OF A SUMMER EVENING

Gewurztraminer, a viticultural icon of exotic flavors and aromas, comes in many shapes and sizes despite being an intensely distinctive and recognizable variety. This rendition from the Eguisheim-based Baur family combines signature floral spice & tropical fruit, luscious build, and beautifully balancing acidity. Exotic and captivating!

Serving Suggestion: General Tso's Chicken (perhaps while watching “The Search for General Tso”). Trinidad Corn Pie w/  bell peppers, cayenne, & white pepper.

19.99

25 in stock

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2016 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Gewurztraminer Grand Cru "Pfersigberg", Alsace, France 2016 {organic}

100% Gewurztraminer

LYCHEE & MANGO, CANDIED GINGER & SWEET SPICE

Look at your wine, now back to me. This is the wine your wine could smell like if it were Grand Cru Gewürtztraminer. Powerfully aromatic and fresh, with intense aromas of tropical fruit, Mandarin orange, grapefruit zest, ripe canteloupe, gardenia flowers and roses. Very full-bodied and rich, with a honeyed sweetness and a clean finish. The Pfersigberg soil is oysters (well, limestone), and is so light colored it reflects the sun on to the grapes, ripening them perfectly. Look down, back up, where are you? You're on a tropical beach. I'm on a horse.

Serving suggestion: Vegetables & shrimp in a sweet & spicy Thai red curry sauce. Tarte Tatin w/ fresh whipped cream.

29.99

7 in stock

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2017 Gewürztraminer (Foris)

Foris, Dry Gewürztraminer, Rogue Valley, Oregon 2017

100% Gewürztraminer

LYCHEE & KEY LIME, ROSEWATER & SPICE, FULL YET FRESH

This impeccably balanced Gewürz comes to us from some of the variety’s oldest vines in Oregon (~45 years, in fact!) and features one of the most balanced combinations of lusciousness and liveliness that we’ve had the pleasure of sinking our teeth into lately. Bone dry and boasting terrific acidity, this is a spicy, food-friendly dream (yet one that’s just as apt as a cocktail hour delight). Lying over two hundred miles south of the more familiar vineyard sites of Willamette, Foris’s Rogue Valley locale rises fifteen hundred feet above sea level and provides the perfect “alpine” environment for Alsatian-inspired pursuits.

Serving Suggestion: Yellow Thai curry w/ sweet potato, scallions, & asparagus. Peking duck w/ stir fried long beans, shallots, & five spice.

14.99

8 in stock

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2018 Gewürztraminer (Foris)

Foris, Dry Gewürztraminer, Rogue Valley, Oregon 2018

100% Gewürztraminer

LYCHEE & KEY LIME, ROSEWATER & SPICE, FULL YET FRESH

This impeccably balanced Gewürz comes to us from some of the variety’s oldest vines in Oregon (~45 years, in fact!) and features one of the most balanced combinations of lusciousness and liveliness that we’ve had the pleasure of sinking our teeth into lately. Bone dry and boasting terrific acidity, this is a spicy, food-friendly dream (yet one that’s just as apt as a cocktail hour delight). Lying over two hundred miles south of the more familiar vineyard sites of Willamette, Foris’s Rogue Valley locale rises fifteen hundred feet above sea level and provides the perfect “alpine” environment for Alsatian-inspired pursuits.

Serving Suggestion: Yellow Thai curry w/ sweet potato, scallions, & asparagus. Peking duck w/ stir fried long beans, shallots, & five spice.

14.99

1 in stock

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2015 Gewürztraminer, Spatlese "Bechtheimer" (Machmer, G.M.)

GM Machmer, Gewürztraminer, Spatlese Bechtheimer Stein, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2015

FLORAL & SPICY, JUICY TO THE CORE, BALANCED

Georg Machmer has recently handed the reigns to his son, Markus, who belongs to a new generation of winemakers in Germany and is devoted to producing the best wines possible from the village of Bechtheim. This warmer mesoclimate within the Rheinhessen is wonderfully conducive to the production of expressive, spicy, floral Gewürztraminer. Tangerine, peach and white pepper pervade, and the finish is impressive and lingering.

Serving Suggestion: Thai food is certainly on the radar for this gem. In fact, consider pairings with a wide range of Asian and Pan-Asian influenced foods. Loves spices and garlic!

15.99

6 in stock

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2015 Ghemme "Vigna Ronco Al Maso" (Platinetti Guido, Azienda Agricola)

Platinetti Guido, Ghemme "Vigna Ronco Maso", Alto Piemonte, Italy 2015

{organic} 100% Nebbiolo

POMEGRANATE & PLUM, BLACK FOREST KIRSCH & CHRISTMAS SPICE

Hailing from a single vineyard site comprised of two acres, this ambassador of the precariously steep slopes of the northern Piemonte region known as Ghemme represents a captivating collision of rugged rusticity and forest-fruited finesse. Once standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the southerly vineyards of Barolo and Barbaresco, Ghemme now exists on the fringe of most wine lovers’ awarenesses, an outpost of sorts. Ripe (no pun intended) for rediscovery, the lively fruit, refreshingly chiseled structure, and earthen spice exude a weathered confidence that will reward adventuresome connoisseurs of Piemontese fare.

Serving Suggestion: Boar tenderloin w/ rosemary, oregano, & cranberry/maple gastrique. Polish potato pancakes w/ sour cream & pickled beets.

37.99

9 in stock

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Ginger Ale "Not as Hot" (Blenheim)

Blenheim, Ginger Ale "Not as Hot", Hamer, South Carolina

1.99

86 in stock

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Ginjo Sake "Mizbasho" [180ml] (Nagai Sake)

Nagai, Ginjo Sake "Mizbasho" [180ml], Gunma, Japan

7.99

7 in stock

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Ginjo Sake [180ml] (Hananomi Sake-Katana)

Hananomi Sake-Katana, Ginjo Sake[180ml], Shizuoka, Japan

6.99

6 in stock

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2016 Godello "Alma de Autor" (Pazo Das Tapias, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Godello “Alma de Autor,” Galicia, Spain 2016

90% Godello, 10% Treixadura

WHITE PEACH & LIME, MINERALISTIC ELEGANCE, ROUND YET FIRM

Godello is the undisputed monarch of whites from the more inland reaches of Spain’s Galicia and plays an important role in northern Portugal as well. This outing from our friend and hero of unusually economical Galician offerings, Manuel Mendez, aptly showcases the variety’s propensity toward a minerally, medium-weight, vaguely Burgundian persona. In fact, fans of unoaked Chardonnay will really sink their teeth into this. As intriguing as the unspoiled hills of Galicia!

Serving Suggestion: Steamed mussels & prawns. Seared scallops w/ butter & scallions

14.99

3 in stock

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2017 Godello "Alma de Autor" (Pazo Das Tapias, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Godello “Alma de Autor,” Galicia, Spain 2017

90% Godello, 10% Treixadura

WHITE PEACH & LIME, MINERALISTIC ELEGANCE, ROUND YET FIRM

Godello is the undisputed monarch of whites from the more inland reaches of Spain’s Galicia and plays an important role in northern Portugal as well. This outing from our friend and hero of unusually economical Galician offerings, Manuel Mendez, aptly showcases the variety’s propensity toward a minerally, medium-weight, vaguely Burgundian persona. In fact, fans of unoaked Chardonnay will really sink their teeth into this. As intriguing as the unspoiled hills of Galicia!

Serving Suggestion: Steamed mussels & prawns. Seared scallops w/ butter & scallions

14.99

20 in stock

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2018 Godello "Finca Os Cobatos" (Pazo Das Tapias, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Godello “Finca Os Cobatos,” Galicia, Spain 2018

100% Godello

GUARANA & PEAR, ELEGANT MINERAL, LUSH YET BRIGHT

Tucked away in Northwestern Spain's Galicia, where some of the country's best white wines are grown on misty hillsides, is a lesser-known but very exciting area known as Monterrei. Here we find one of Manuel Mendez's three small estates. Not far from Portugal's border, these drier, inland mountain reaches provide the lush, subtle, complex Godello grape one of its favored environments. This spectacular specimen touts the variety's textbook combination of a white Burgundian build, mineral, and tropical fruit with stunning depth.

Serving Suggestions: Oysters or mussels flash-grilled w/ grits or polenta. Octopus.

10.99

72 in stock

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Golden Lager "Happy Place" [6 pack cans] (Mason Jar Lager Company)

Takara, “Hana” Lychee Sake

9.99

6 in stock

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Grand Quinquina {aperitif} (Byrrh, Caves)

Caves Byrrh, Grand Quinquina (Apéritif), Thuir, France

Various Red Varietals (mainly Grenache, Carignan, and Muscat), mistelles, chinchona, other herbs & spices

18% ABV

RASPBERRY, BITTER ORANGE, QUININE, SPICED COCOA, HERBS

The Violet brothers, Pallade and SImon, first concocted their recipe for a chinchona-based apéritif in 1866, inspired by the popularity of quinine-based tonics made from from the medicinal plant entrusted to Europeans by the Quechua indians of Peru. Byrrh began to reappear on mirrored bar shelves in 2012 thanks to the "wine archaeologists" at Haus Alpenz. With a gentle sweetness that offsets its complex blend of quinine, citrus peel, bitter herbs and cocoa, Byrrh is further matured in oak, which mellows its flavors and gives it a comforting warmth.

Serving Suggestions: Straight with a twist of lemon, on the rocks alone or with a splash of soda and an orange wedge, or blended into a cocktail with Armagnac and the mixer of your choice.

22.99

10 in stock

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2018 Graves "Cuvée Berengere" (Lusseau, Chateau)

Lusseau, Graves, "Cuvée Berengere," Bordeaux, France, 2018

{organic} 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon

CASSIS & RIPE BLACKBERRY, FIRM GRAVELLY MINERALITY

Just 7 hectares of gravely, clay soil vineyards, this estate is tiny and part of the family since the 1800s. High density plantings and short pruning concentrate and focus the flavors in the wine. Final hand-harvesting ensures quality in the bottle. Berengere is the young woman winemaker creating a revolution at the estate and turning heads by bringing her feminine touch to a male dominated region. This Graves shows baked blackberry fruit, with toasted bread crust, vanilla spice and currants all through the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled flank steak marinated in cilantro, garlic and chili flakes. This is a meat lover's red Bordeaux.

20.99

10 in stock

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2015 Graves Rouge (barriques) (Lusseau, Chateau)

Chateau Lusseau, Graves Rouge (barriques), Bordeaux, France 2015

{organic} 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec

BOLDLY CLASSICAL BORDEAUX. CASSIS, BERRIES & TOAST

This cuvée melds a classic balance of Merlot's blueberry, Cabernet Sauvignon's cassis and Malbec's prune adorned with a sumptuous toastiness which is the result of a 14 month tenure in oak barrels. This truly is a masterpiece or, more accurately, a Mistress-piece since it is the work of a very talented woman winemaker who began with no experience in 1997 and has now captured the region's full attention.

Serving Suggestions: Dry aged beef. Meat stock reduction sauces. Thick, juicy, gourmet burgers.

29.99

20 in stock

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2015 Graves de Vayres Rouge "Cuvée Prestige" (Cantelaudette, Chateau)

Chateau Cantelaudette, Graves de Veyres Rouge "Prestige", Bordeaux, France, 2015

100% Merlot

BLACK PLUM & CURRANT, WISPS OF CEDAR & GRAPHITE, ESPRESSO BUTTER

Separated merely by the Dordogne River from the prestigious Merlot-mecca of Bordeaux’s Libournais (lying, in fact and just southwest of Fronsac and the city of Libourne), the Graves de Vayres is an appellation which, while in the thick of things geographically, may not ring any bells. This classically-styled yet modern-ish-ly rich, ripe rendition from the region will likely leave you wondering why the intriguing plateaux-bound AOC isn’t more well known. Suave black fruit and wisps of toast and freshly-ground coffee are immediately striking and generous while minerally earthen notes seal the deal. Lovely and distinguished!

Serving Suggestion: Paté Chinois (Quebecois shepherd’s pie) w/ venison & crisp, buttery scalloped potato topping. Sheep’s milk cheeses.

17.99

8 in stock

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Greco Bio Feta (Greco)

Greco Bio-Feta

Sheep and goat milk

organic

4.99

11 in stock

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Green's Dry-Hopped Lager "Enterprise" (Gluten Free) [500ml bottle] (DeProef Brouwerij (Green's))

DeProef Brouwerij, Green's Dry-Hopped Lager "Enterprise" (Gluten Free)[500ml bottle], Belgium

5.99

18 in stock

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Green's IPA (Gluten Free) [500ml bottle] (DeProef Brouwerij (Green's))

DeProef Brouwerij, Green's Dry-Hopped Lager "Enterprise" (Gluten Free)[500ml bottle], Belgium

5.99

22 in stock

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Green's Triple Blonde Ale "Quest" (Gluten Free) [500ml bottle] (DeProef Brouwerij (Green's))

DeProef Brouwerij, Green's Triple Blonde Ale "Quest" (Gluten Free) [500ml bottle], Belgium

5.99

19 in stock

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2018 Grenache Blanc / Roussanne (Magellan, Domaine)

Domaine Magellan, Blanc "Le Fruit Defendu", Languedoc, France, 2018

{sustainable} 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Rousanne

RIPE NECTARINE & TROPICAL FRUIT, ZESTY WHITE PEPPER, GENTLE TOAST

Full-bodied yet balancing its rich ripeness with healthy acidity, this impressive Eastern Languedoc offering carries itself like what would often be a more expensive Southern Rhone white. Time in oak barrels (utilized after a couple years’ service in Burgundy’s Beaune) has imbued a light toastiness that doesn’t detract from the extroverted tropicality or freshness and adds an extra dimension of luxury.

Serving Suggestion: Triggerfish w/ avocado oil & aioli w/ onion rings. Savory, twice-fried plantains & cabbage salad w/ cilantro & orange-glazed carrot ribbons.

15.99

20 in stock

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Grenadine (Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.)

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., Grenadine, Charleston, SC

17.99

11 in stock

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Grignolino "Il Cornalasca" (Saccoletto, Azienda Agricola Vitivinicola Daniele)

Azienda Agricola Daniele Saccoletto, Grignolino, Piemonte, Italy

{organic} 100% Grignolino

EARTHY RED FRUIT, WALNUT & SPICY BALSAMICO, FUNKY & FUN

Welcome to Daniele Saccoletto's world, where the DOC (Italian wine authorities, but not cool like us) doesn't matter. Extremely long fermentation times with natural yeast, followed by years of aging, result in some awesome, unique expressions of familiar Piemontese varieties. His Grignolino is brickish and tawny (a sure sign of a red wine with some years to it), with extracted, deep, red fruit character interwoven with suggestions of earthy olive, balsamico, and herbaceous spice. Serious tannins are balanced by zesty acidity, making this wine terrifically food-friendly and captivating.

Serving Suggestions: Pizza w/ olive oil, garlic, roasted red peppers and finocchiona salami. Porcini mushroom and rosemary risotto topped w/ sliced ribeye steak, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and chopped chives.

20.99

9 in stock

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2017 Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese "Poggeto" (Casaccia, La)

La Casaccia, "Poggeto" Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese, Piemonte, Italy 2017

{organic} 100% Grignolino

AIRY, BRIGHT RASPBERRY, LIGHT MINERALS & A HINT OF ALMOND

Grignolino is a rare Piemontese specialty that makes light-bodied, fun, slightly eccentric wines. Transparent and bright violet in color, this offering from La Cassacia is tangy and fruity with lean minerality and the characteristic tinge of almond. Light and incredibly quaffable, this is a fantastic “picnic” red. Can be served lightly chilled.

Serving Suggestions: Take it outside with a picnic blanket and a cooler. Goes great with your charcuterie and cheese all the way to your buttermilk tart.

16.99

12 in stock

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2018 Grolleau Gris (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine des Herbauges, Grolleau Gris, Loire Valley, France 2018

{organic} 100% Grolleau Gris

PEACH BLOSSOM & STRAWBERRY, TONGUE-TINGLING, ZESTY MINERAL

Grolleau Gris is the lighter skinned, pink-ish variant of a once-ubiquitous Loire grape responsible for an ocean's worth of crisp rosés and light-bodied reds. We don’t encounter Grolleau-based wines as much as we once did, and Grolleau Gris is an outright rarity! Thankfully, this rendition from Jérome Choblet, while made in very limited quantities, makes up for all the years that we didn’t know we were missing the variety. Hailing from the Atlantic reaches of the Loire’s Muscadet country, this not-quite-effervescent white tingles with mouthwatering acidity, summery fruit, and that spirit of adventure that can only come from drinking wine made from exotic grapes. Cheers!

Serving Suggestion: Maki sushi w/ snapper, salmon, pickled plum, & cucumber. Vegetarian bibimbap (and other lighter, medium-spicy Korean dishes).

13.99

25 in stock

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2017 Gros Manseng "La Cote d'Heux" (Chiroulet, Domaine)

Domaine Chiroulet, "La Cote d'Heux" Blanc, Gascogne, France 2017

100% Gros Manseng

TANGY APRICOT & EXOTIC CITRUS, FLORAL SPICE & GENTLE TOAST

Gros Manseng is a grape which frequently hides in the depths of crisp whites from Gascony, often occupying only minute percentages of such blends. Each time we taste a deliciously vibrant and aromatic wine which showcases the grape in a larger role (100% in this instance), we lament the fact that we don't encounter more Manseng! Domaine Chiroulet, a sixth generation estate, brings us this dazzling example filled with tangy citrus, ripe stone fruit, beautiful floral perfume, and a kiss of toasty spice.

Serving Suggestion: Roasted quail w/ young asparagus lightly & butter and a drizzling of lemon juice. Vietnamese seafood soup w/ gigantic shrimp, mussels, tamarind, & basil. Savory fried plantains w/ tomatoes & onions over a bed of baby spinach.

19.99

104 in stock

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2017 Gruner Veltliner "Gmirk" (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Gruner Veltliner "Ried Gmirk", Wagram, Austria, 2017

100% Grüner Veltliner

WHITE FLOWERS, CITRUS & GREEN APPLE, MINERALLY & DRY

Fourth generation winemaker, Anton Bauer has a reputation for making traditional-style wines in the hills of Wagram in Austria. Now making waves as the young winemaker who "makes no wines that are less than outstanding," his Gmörk Vineyard Grüner Veltliner is a classic example of the Wagram style, showing ripe green apple, great acidity, citrus notes. The distinctive aroma of white flowers pervades the nose.

Serving Suggestions: Great with a broad variety of vegetarian dishes. Fleshy fish fare. Anton himself recommends it with Southern fried chicken, and we concur!

14.99

27 in stock

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2018 Grüner Veltliner "Langenlois" (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Gruner Veltliner "Langenlois", Kamptal, Austria 2018 {organic}

100% Grüner Veltliner

STONE FRUIT & TROPICAL CITRUS, MUSK MELON & SMOKY MINERAL

“Bright and aromatic, like white pepper. Playful and powerful like a whiff of late summer.” This powerfully fragrant Grüner expresses the more…er...expressive potential of the variety. Distinctly recognizable as Grüner, it richly, ripely ribbons fleshy stone fruit, summery white flowers, and a sumptuous yeastiness throughout the grape’s hallmarks of lean lime, green apple, and mineralistic richness. Straight outta Kamptal, a W.A. Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Triggerfish tacos w/ key lime/pineapple/cilantro slaw & aioli. Chickpea/celery/veganaise sandwiches w/ diced cucumbers, & white grapes.

19.99

12 in stock

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2018 Grüner Veltliner "T26" Durnstein (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "T26" Federspiel, Wachau, Austria 2018

{sustainable} 100% Gruner Veltliner

VIBRANT CITRUS & PEACH,  WHITE PEPPER & MINERAL, GRÜNER GOLD

Hailing from the precariously steep inclines of the Wachau’s vineyards, the always-excellent T26 cuvée takes its name from an eventful tasting session with Austrian importer, Klaus Wittauer, who was in the Mittelbach family cellar at their Tegernseerhof winery, searching for his absolute favorite among the estate’s tanks of recently vinified less-expensive Grüner.  When he found the one, he exclaimed, "This is it!  I'll take the whole tank." That tank was #26, and “T26" has sense served as the nickname for the estate’s greatest value outing in Grüner Veltliner each year. Classic stone-fruit and zesty citrus carry notes of the variety’s hallmark white pepper and flint. Prost!

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried or oven-roasted chicken w/ crisp skin. Wiener Schnitzel or other breaded, fried cutlets. Mild, flavorful cheeses.

19.99

2 in stock

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2018 Grüner Veltliner (1 liter) (Paul D.)

Paul D., Grüner Veltliner [1 liter], Wagram, Austria, 2018

{sustainable} 100% Gruner Veltliner

FRESH APPLE, CREAMY MELON, SPRITZY PEPPERCORN

On a wine buying trip in Austria, Paul Direder stood before us looking barely old enough to drive. He smiled as we sampled his wine and stood nervously with his mother at his side waiting for a reaction. His first vintage was brilliant. The family farm dates back to 1849 and Paul D. carries on the family's agricultural name. Under the tutelage of Anton Bauer, Paul gives us a bright, fresh Grüner Veltliner in a dry floral style that has crisp acidity and pure drinkability.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect for beach blankets and summer hangouts. Picnic foods like chicken salad, tuna salad, and egg salad sandwiches.

12.99

132 in stock

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2018 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria 2018

100% Gruner Veltliner

ZESTY LIME & FRAGRANT PEACH, CHISELED MINERALITY, ELEGANT

Best known for its elegant, powerful sparkling wines which can rival Champagne, Weingut Steininger consistently produces profound wines with exemplary purity and focus. Karl, the estate's proprietor, prefers that his wines showcase the distinctive characteristics of the grape varietals with which he works, encouraging those elements to take center stage. Here we have a Grüner whose features are clearly delineated, showing off trademark flinty mineral, citrus, and stone fruit with a tinge of sesame-like nuttiness.

Serving Suggestion: Salzburger pork Schnitzel w/ bacon, onion, paprika, & sesame seeds. Vietnamese Bun (vermicelli) w/ spicy grilled shrimp, bean sprouts, & scallions.

15.99

68 in stock

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2018 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Grüner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria 2018

{organic} 100% Grüner Veltliner

KEY LIME & GRANNY SMITH, SPRIGHTLY MINERAL, RICH

“Enchantingly fruity! Full of youthful freshness and lots of grapefruit.” Christoph Edelbauer’s combination of reverence for his land and forward-thinking, ecologically sound production methods cement him as an instant viticultural hero. Austria is Grüner country, and Kamptal is one the grape’s capitals. Christoph deftly demonstrates the faces that the noble variety is able to assume, and this one is generous in its spicy perfume and ample acidity – a glimmering green gem and W.A. exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Poached trout w/ butter & white wine sauce, white asparagus, & polenta or grits. Muenster/hummus/beansprout sandwich on pumpernickel.

18.99

39 in stock

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2016 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal Reserve (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Grüner Veltliner Reserve, Kamptal, Austria 2016 {organic}

100% Gruner Veltliner

ASIAN PEAR & WHITE PEACH, FANTASTIC FLINT, MAGNOLIA

"Radiant! With lots of flavor, strength, and passion. Loves autumn and good food." This suave rendition of Austria’s graceful Grüner grape from Kamptal maestro, Cristophe Edelbauer, does a splendid job of both channeling distinctly Veltliner-riffic varietal character and coaxing out its rounder, more Burgundian-esque possibilities with plentiful tree fruit and an interestingly herbal element reminiscent of parsley and sage. Resoundingly opulent, its appeal perhaps owes more to richness and roundness than to refreshment or raciness. Indulge! Indulge!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pike or salmon w/ a savory sage-butter sauce & asparagus. Roast cornish hen w/ green peppercorns, parsley & broccolini w/ a squeeze of lemon.

25.99

17 in stock

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2017 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Bergdistel" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Gruner Veltliner "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2017

100% Gruner Veltliner

KEY LIME & CRISP GOLDEN PLUM, PIERCING MINERALITY

Harvested at the lower reaches of the steeply sloping (and typically steeply priced) Loibenberg and Weissenkirchen vineyards, this distinctly golden, ripe, fuller-figured rendition of Austria's signature grape offers further evidence that good things do indeed come to those who wait. In this case, rising star Martin Mittelbach has waited for stellar ripeness in order to coax impressive decadence and concentration from his prized Grüner. Brimming with intense stone fruit, citrus, and peppery mineral, this colorful gem is sure to satisfy our pinings for both power and elegance.

Serving Suggestion: Tea-smoked duck & kung pao lotus root. Crispy fried potato pancakes w/ cashew-lemon sour cream.

29.99

3 in stock

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2017 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Höhereck" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd "Hohereck", Wachau, Austria 2017

100% Gruner Veltliner

GOLDEN STONE FRUIT & KOREAN PEAR, FULL-BODIED, RACY & DRY

The coveted title of pedigree, “Smaragd,” is inspired by the emerald pigmentation of the strikingly beautiful lacertid lizards which can be spotted basking on stones throughout the steep vineyards of the Wachau. This legal distinction is reserved for wines made from the ripest, richest grapes in this revered region. Martin Mittelbach’s Höhereck vineyard, itself, is barely an acre in size and was laid out carefully by his family in the 1960s. Its 60 year Grüner vines yield liquid gold...

Serving Suggestion: Brodet (Croatian seafood stew) w/ yellowfin, rockfish, mussels, & prawns – served w/ polenta. Pad Thai w/ crispy fried tofu.

49.99

14 in stock

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Gum Syrup [8.5oz] (Small Hand Foods)

Small Hand Foods, Gum Syrup (8.5 oz), Berkeley, CA

Gum Syrup, also known by its French spelling, gomme, is a sugar syrup with gum arabic added to provide viscosity as well as a richer mouthfeel and weightier texture in cocktails. Use in aromatic, spirit-forward cocktails such as Sazeracs, Old-Fashioneds and Juleps.

13.99

2 in stock

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Hologram (Rustico) (Counter Culture Coffee)

Counter Culture, Hologram (Rustico)

14.99

3 in stock

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Honjozo Nigori Sake "Sacred Mist" [300ml] (Miyashita Brewing)

Miyashita Brewing, Honjozo Nigori Sake "Sacred Mist" [300ml], Okayama, Japan

14.99

10 in stock

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Horchata Stout "El Hombre" [4 Pack Cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Stout "El Hombre," Stout brewed with Almond Tea, Cinnamon and Vanilla, Trophy Brewing Company, Raleigh, NC, USA, America, Earth, World, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe

7.1% ABV

13.99

6 in stock

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2018 Hérault Rouge (Magellan, Domaine)

Domaine Magellan, Rouge "Le Fruit Défendu", Languedoc, France, 2018

{sustainable} 90% Cinsault, 10% Grenache

JUICY PLUM & CHERRY; SOFT, FRAGRANT SMOKINESS

Another Cinsault-based anomaly from the Languedoc, the red version of "The Forbidden Fruit" is gearing up to be our summertime staple, guzzled in vast quantities at parties and barbecues throughout the season. It's so approachable, so beautifully textured, and the fruit-to-spice ratio is just right. A fantastic wine at a frankly astounding price. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: "One-hander" burgers and brats off the grill, eaten while standing around said grill perhaps with spatula or tongs in hand.

11.99

19 in stock

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IPA "Big Mon" [6 pack bottles] (Steel String Brewery)

Takara, “Hana” Lychee Sake

12.99

8 in stock

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IPA "Cloud Surfer" [4pk, 16oz cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Trophy Brewing Co., Raleigh, NC [4pk, 16oz cans]

New England Style IPA hopped with Citra & Mosaic

6.1% ABV

12.99

13 in stock

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IPA "Devil's Son" [4pk 16oz cans] (Edward Teach Brewery)

IPA, "Devil Son", Edward Teach Brewery, Wilmington, NC

6.5% ABV

A well-balanced IPA with aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, and a subtle malty sweetness. A light bready malt character allows the resinous hops to shine through.

9.99

5 in stock

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IPA "Rocket Science" 6 Pack (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, India Pale Ale "Rocket Science", Durham, NC

9.99

22 in stock

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Iberian Map (DeLong)

DeLong, Iberian Wine Map

29.99

5 in stock

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2018 Il Frappato (Valle dell'Acate)

Valle dell'Acate, Il Frappato, Sicily, Italy, 2018

100% Frappato

JUICY RASPBERRIES, YOUNG ROSES, LIVELY AND FUN 

The Jacano family has been making wine at Valle dell'Acate since the end of the 19th century and maximizes Sicily's unique terroir to produce wines of consistently high quality and international acclaim. The current generation of winemakers strives for a balance between modern eco-sustainable methods and age-old techniques at their 100 hectare estate. Their lighthearted Frappato shines with ruby translucence in the glass, offers a rosy perfume, and finishes brightly with fresh red raspberries.

Serving Suggestion: Oven-roasted salmon steak w/ wild rice & brown butter cauliflower. Perfect when you want a cheese plate for dinner!

19.99

26 in stock

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Imperial Stout "Heavyweight Champ" [750ml] (Trophy Brewing Company)

A blend of 4 month and 8 month aged Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout. Aged in Four Roses and Heaven Hill barrels 14% ABV

19.99

9 in stock

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Imperial Stout "IGOR PIE" [4pk, 12 oz can] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Imperial Stout "IGOR PIE" [4pk, 16oz can], Durham, NC

9.8% ABV

46% LOCAL

IGOR PIE!

BOURBON STAVES! PECAN! COCOA!

12.99

3 in stock

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India Pale Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., India Pale Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

10.99

22 in stock

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2017 Insolia (Valle dell' Acate "Case Ibidini")

Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini", Insolia, Sicilia, Italy 2017

100% Insolia

PASSION FRUIT & GENTLE LEMON, LIGHTLY FLORAL AROMAS, MOST REFRESHING

Gaetana Jacono is a sixth-generation winemaker, and the Tenuta Ibidini line of wines is named for the estate where some of her family's oldest vineyards are located. The Insolia grape is conducive to bright, tropical, aromatic wines with a quality of fresh almonds, citrus, and floral aromas. Planted primarily in western Sicilia, it is also grown in Tuscany, where it is known as Ansonica. This might just be your new favorite quaffable, hangin' out with friends kind of wine.

Serving Suggestion: Mild cheeses, grilled NC trout w/ lemon & capers, tangy tapenade, or olives stuffed w/ anchovies - breaded & deep fried.

12.99

14 in stock

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Italy Map (DeLong)

DeLong, Italian Wine Map

29.99

3 in stock

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2018 Jongieux Blanc (Carrel, Eugene)

Eugene Carrel, Jongieux Blanc, Savoie, France 2018

100% Jacquère

PEAR, MOUNTAIN HERBS, DRY, MINERALLY, LIGHT

The Jongieux appellation of Jongieux is located in the alpine French region of Savoy (Savoie) which lies southwest of Geneva, Switzerland. Hailing from between the Rhone river and France's largest lake, Lake Bourget, the area's wines can prove difficult to find beyond the region's borders. The Jacquère grape is a Savoie specialty and produces light-bodied, fragrant wines with flavors of mineral and white flowers - a uniquely alpine treasure!

Serving Suggestion: Pan fried trout; Tomme de Savoie, Pork andouillettes with mashed potatoes.

13.99

28 in stock

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2017 Jumilla "Xenysel" (Martinez Verdú, Viñedos y Bodegas J.M.)

Viñedos y Bodegas J.M. Martinez Verdú, Tinto "Xenysel", Jumilla, Spain, 2017

{sustainable} 100% Monastrell (Pié Franco)

CHOCOLATE-COVERED FIGS, RICH CONCENTRATION, DRY YET JUICY

The sprawling, arid vineyards of Jumilla are one of the great strongholds of the increasingly fashionable Monastrell grape (better known to many of us by its French name, Mourvedre). Xenysel, the current iteration of the Martinez Verdú family estate, produces a variety of concentrated, luscious reds, exclusively using the grape. This is one of several to be made courtesy of vines springing from their original rootstock – exceptionally rare in 20th and 21st century Europe. Like brandy-infuesed, chocolate-covered figs, this robust yet very amicable red has a Port-like concentration.

Serving Suggestion: Prune-stuffed pork shoulder w/beet salad & sour cream. Empanads w/ peas, carrots, & onions.

11.99

23 in stock

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Jun-Mai Sake "Kimoto" [300ml] (Kurosawa)

Kurosawa, Jun-Mai Sake "Kimoto" [300ml], Nagano, Japan

11.99

5 in stock

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Jun-Mai Sake "Kimoto" [720ml] (Kurosawa)

Kurosawa, Jun-Mai Sake "Kimoto" [720ml], Nagano, Japan

20.99

8 in stock

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Jun-Mai-Shu Sake [300ml] (Hatsumago)

Hatsumago, Jun-Mai-Shu Sake [300ml], Yamagata, Japan

11.99

11 in stock

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Junmai Daiginjo Sake "Soul of the Sensei" [720ml] (Takatenjin)

Takatenjin, Junmai Daiginjo Sake "Sould of the Sensei" [720ml], Shizuoka, Japan

46.99

5 in stock

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Junmai Ginjo Takara Fune Sake "Treasure Ship" [300ml] (Miyashita Brewing)

Miyashita Brewing, Junmai Ginjo Takara Fune Sake "Treasure Ship" [300ml], Okayama, Japan

17.99

10 in stock

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Junmai Sake [720ml] (Hatsumago)

Hatsumago, Junmai Sake [720ml], Yamagata, Japan

26.99

6 in stock

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Junmai Sake [720ml] (Kirin-Zan)

Kirin-Zan, Junmai Sake [720ml], Niigata, Japan

39.99

5 in stock

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Kentucky Rose (Kenny's Cheese)

Nugan Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon "Third Generation", Riverina, Australia, 2013

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SPICY, BLACK CHERRY, OAK & A WISP OF MINT

Nugan Estate's "Third Generation" series is made in their state-of-the-art winery in Griffith, Australia. This is a delicious and amazingly balanced Cabernet showing fleshy currant, dried black cherry fruit, sandalwood, modest tannins and an elegant finish with a wisp of mint. The vanilla oak adds a third dimension, but is appropriately restrained so as not to hide the fresh fruit and earthy tones.

Serving Suggestion: Roast beef sandwiches dipped au jus; beef stew with carrots, potatoes and bay leaf or just for drinking on its own.

18.99

3 in stock

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Kettle Sour "UV-5" [16 oz cans] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam Brewery, Cherry Cordial Kettle Sour, "Ultraviolet 5", Durham, NC

4.2% ABV

59% Local

Brewed with Videri cocoa nibs, Indian Grove Farms serviceberries, cherries, and foraged mulberries. Fruity aroma, refreshing tartness, and a soft cocoa finish.

12.99

4 in stock

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Kettle-Sour Pale Ale "Skid Lid" [16oz single can] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, "Skid Lid" Kettle-Soured Pale Ale, single 16oz can

Skid Lid is a slang term for a helmet, and you better be wearing yours for this beer! A kettle-soured pale ale with tangerine, and dry-hopped with Citra. A tart, hoppy, citrusy tangerine dream.

2.99

3 in stock

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Kettle-Sour Pale Ale "Skid Lid" [4 pack] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, "Skid Lid" Kettle-Soured Pale Ale, 4pk 16oz cans

Skid Lid is a slang term for a helmet, and you better be wearing yours for this beer! A kettle-soured pale ale with tangerine, and dry-hopped with Citra. A tart, hoppy, citrusy tangerine dream.

11.99

21 in stock

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2017 La Zorra Tinto (La Zorra)

La Zorra, La Zorra Tinto, Sierra de Salamanca, Spain 2017

60% Tempranillo, 40% Rufete

16.99

3 in stock

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2016 Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco "Vigna Lapillo" (Sorrentino)

Sorrentino, Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco "Vigna Lapillo", Campania, Italy 2016

{organic} 80% Coda do Volpe; 20% Falanghina

TROPICAL CITRUS & ALMOND BLOSSOM, VOLCANIC MINERALITY, STURDY YET SUNNY

Nestled up against the mighty Vesuvius lies the Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC. Story goes something like this: after expelling Satan from Heaven, Jesus wept, and his tears fell on the slopes on the volcano, giving rise to vines that grow today. This cuvée is full of fresh citrus with aromas reminiscent of almonds and a sarsaparilla earthiness. The southern Italian sun and a few months on the lees add richness to the wine while the volcanic soils work to preserve the brightness we love. Blasphemy aside, this wine is heavenly!

Serving Suggestions: This wine is screaming for simple seafood! Fritto misto di mare or pesce all’acqua pazza (“fish in crazy water”).

19.99

10 in stock

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Lager w/ Pecan Smoked Malt "Friendly Wager" [4pk, 16oz cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Trophy Brewing Co., "Friendly Wager" Lager Raleigh, NC [4pk, 16oz cans]

Pilsner

4.7% ABV

The product of a friendly wager between Trophy and Fonta Flora after a beer festival. Bowling!

11.99

1 in stock

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Lambrusco Bianco "Labrusca Lini 910" (Lini Oreste & Figli)

LINI, Lambrusco Bianco "Labrusca Lini 910", Emilia Romagna, Italy NV

DRY, DELICIOUSLY EFFERVESCENT, APPLE & GRAPE AROMAS

When you think of Emilia Romagna, what comes to mind? Reggiano cheese, tortellini, balsamic vinegar and of course wine to wash it all down? Before you is perhaps the finest Lambrusco producer in all of Emilia Romagna. This is real Lambrusco and the rare, white version at that. It's dry, lightly effervescent, with a sort of grapey/apple character. Made from red grapes, sans skin contact. Most quaffable and enjoyable chilled in warm weather.

Serving Suggestion: An aperitif white that cleanses the palate or with cheese tortellini in a light butter and herb sauce; white feta cheese pizza with with olives.

16.99

24 in stock

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Lambrusco Rosato "Labrusca Lini 910" (Lini Oreste & Figli)

LINI, Lambrusco Rosato "Labrusca Lini 910", Emilia Romagna, Italy (2009)

Lambrusco Salamino, Ancellotta

DRY, LIGHT BERRY, HINT OF TANNIN, EFFERVESCENT

"Labrusca" is the Etruscan name for Lambrusco coming from the Latin labrum, meaning "edge." It is believed that Lambrusco grapes grew naturally along the edges of fields cultivated by the Etruscans food crops. Lini was established in 1910 and today is quite possibly the finest Lambrusco in all of Emilia Romagna. Fabio Lini and his daughter Alicia are responsible for this delicious dry, pink version of Lambrusco. Tart and thirst quenching with light tannin from the grape skins, this gentle pink wine has a firm backbone, perfect with picnic food.

Serving Suggestion: Chilled lightly, this dry rosato is picnic wine for everything from chicken salad, tuna salad, humus and veggies, chips and dip. At the dinner table, try a prosciutto and fresh mozzarella cheese pizza.

17.99

19 in stock

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Lambrusco Rosso "La Fogarina" (Alberici, Amilcare)

Amilcare Alberici, Lambrusco Rosso "La Fogarino", Emilia Romagna, Italy NV

100% Lambrusco di Fogarina

BRAMBLY RED & BLACK FRUIT, BAKING CHOCOLATE & RHUBARB, FUN FUN FUN!

In the fizzy sea of Lambrusco, the Alberici family is the only one commercially growing the Lambrusco di Fogarina grape. They saved it from extinction, in fact, on their tiny estate - only making around 10,000 organically-grown bottles a year. This a completely dry, unfiltered Lambrusco, perfectly suited to an afternoon in the shade. Bubbles always make for a fun wine, and red bubbles crank the fun to 11. It's one higher.

Serving Suggestion: Cured meat and aged cheese - sopressata, prosciutto, Spanish chorizo, Parmigiano Reggiano, Manchego, Comté ... Don't forget the fig jam!

15.99

96 in stock

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Lambrusco Rosso "Labrusca Lini 910" (Lini Oreste & Figli)

Lini, Lambrusco Rosso "Labrusca Lini 910", Emilia Romagna, Italy

Lambrusco Salamino, Ancellotta

RICH, GRAPEY & SPICY. DRY & TANGY WITH MILD SPARKLE

The Lini Family has been making Lambrusco since 1910. "Labrusca" is the grape's ancient name, from the Latin labrum meaning "edge." It is believed that Lambrusco grew naturally around the edges of fields cultivated by Italy's ancient people, the Etruscans. Great, slightly bubbly red with lots of character and fun.

Serving Suggestions: In Emilia Romagna, they drink this lambrusco with lasagne, tagliatelle alla bolognese & tortellini in brodo.

16.99

43 in stock

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2018 Lazio Bianco "Elephas" (Castello di Torre in Pietra)

Castello di Torre in Pietra, Lazio Bianco "Elephas", Lazio, Italy 2018

{organic} Trebbiano, Vermetino, Fiano

STONEFRUIT & LEMON, SAVORY SALINE SUGGESTION

This unusual combination of Central Italian mainstays (Trebbiano & Vermentino) with a typically more southerly outlier (Fiano) is fresh, fun, and begging for the beach (or seafood companionship). Its origins are an estate humbly boasting 20 years of forward-thinking, organic agriculture (grapes, grains, & olives) and coastal vistas largely unchanged for six centuries. Embracing labor intensive methods among the vines and minimal intervention in the cellar, the castello crafts gems that are astonishingly affordable and inspiringly sincere.

Serving Suggestion: Spaghetti w/ clams & fish roe. Braised garlic & parsley-stuffed artichokes w/ white wine & lemon juice.

11.99

9 in stock

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2018 Lazio Rosso "Elephas" (Castello di Torre in Pietra)

Castello di Torre in Pietra, Lazio Rosso "Elephas", Lazio, Italy 2018

{organic} Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Merlot

RIPE PLUM & RASPBERRY, GENTLE EARTH, KISS O’ CREAMY OAK

“This wine is dedicated to the ancient inhabitants of our cellars…prehistoric elephants,” the castello delightfully asserts. Despite boasting Italy’s capital city and the nation’s second largest population and thriving tourism, Lazio’s contributions to Italian wine have become some of the seldomest encountered on our side of the Atlantic. This quintessentially Central Italian blend unsurprisingly stars Sangiovese with some support from Montepulciano and Merlot and carries itself with the vibrantly inky, food-friendly gusto that Central and Southern Italian cuisine demands. Sincere, organic, and fiercely amicable, this is a prime candidate for captivating weeknight sipping before, during, and after dinner...

Serving Suggestions: Pizza w/ sausage, mushrooms, & halved grape tomatoes. Pasta & red sauce w/ olive oil, parsley leaves, onions, & red pepper flakes.

11.99

17 in stock

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Leipziger Gose [11.2oz] (Bayerischer Bahnhof, Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei)

Bayerischer Bahnhof, Leipziger Gose [11.2oz], Saxony,Germany

The original Gose from 1738.

4.99

13 in stock

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2017 Lirac Blanc "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Blanc "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2017

{organic} 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Clairette

PEACH, GINGER, PEAR, FLORAL & DRY

Lirac Blanc is often a fantastic substitute for white Chateauneuf du Pape, and at a more reasonable price, it affords people an opportunity to enjoy this luxurious experience on a more frequent basis. Lush and full-flavored, it exudes pretty floral hints with stone fruit while young. Over time, ginger, earth, and roasted nut flavors develop and assert themselves.

Serving Suggestions: Pork loin, or pork chops with just salt and pepper. Lobster with drawn butter; prawns or langoustines also.

17.99

25 in stock

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2016 Lirac Rouge "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Lirac Rouge "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2016

{organic} 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre

BLACK RASPBERRY & DRIED CASSIS, LAVENDER & VIOLETS, SPICY CEDAR

The vineyards of Lirac would be almost contiguous with those of Chateauneuf du Pape were they not separated by the Rhone River itself. Long in the shadows of this famous neighbor on the opposite bank as well as the regal, robust rosé flowing from Tavel to the south, Lirac has never been allowed to be one of the Southern Rhone’s most visible stars. That doesn’t stop it from producing wines that  rival (and often, in terms of value, outshine) those of its more famous surroundings. This offering from the Borrelly family estate bursts onto the scene with bold, blackish-purple fruit, exotic perfume, and a sumptuously toasted oak undercurrent. Magnificently Mediterranean!

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ cranberry-balsamic sauce & rosemary. Savory black bean & sweet potato enchilada w/ tempeh & chipotle.

16.99

16 in stock

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2016 Lisboa Tinto (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Tinto, Lisboa, Portugal 2016

{sustainable} 40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Aragonez, 20% Merlot

VIBRANT BLACK FRUIT, MEDIUM BODIED, FOOD-FRIENDLY & VERSATILE

A lighter and more refreshing yet still inky, concentrated red from the tiny, impressively diverse vineyards of Quinta de Sant’Ana, this tinto utilizes two of Portugal’s most widespread grapes. Touriga Nacional and Aragonez (the southern Portuguese name for Spain’s Tempranillo) are joined, less expectedly, by a kiss of Merlot. The estate’s cool, atlantic mesoclimate contributes to the an overall impression of tangy brightness, making this wine fantastically versatile with food.

Serving Suggestion: Juicy fried chicken w/ asparagus & peppery smashed potato. Creamy cow’s milk cheeses (like brie or triple cream).

14.99

52 in stock

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2017 Listan Negro Rosado (Tajinaste, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tajinaste, Listan Negro Rosado, Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 2017

100% Listan Negro

BRIGHT CHERRY & RASPBERRY, CRISP ACIDITY, YOUTHFUL & FRESH

This vibrantly magenta rosado hails from Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, which was never touched by the dreaded phylloxera outbreak. This island houses the perfect “storm” of growing conditions including fertile volcanic soil, mild year round growing climate due to Atlantic trade-winds that temper the heat from the Sahara desert, and an innovative “braided cord” vine growing technique that can withstand the windy conditions. Put it all together and you have some of the oldest strains of Listan Negro in the world!

Serving Suggestions: Mojo (“Moho”) Picante w/ roasted sweet potato, rice, black beans & cilantro – a Canary Island staple!

19.99

19 in stock

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Lodge Reserve Port (Smith Woodhouse)

Smith Woodhouse, Lodge Reserve Port, Duoro, Portugal, NV

Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional

RUBY RED WITH BRIGHT FRUIT FLAVORS AND SWEET BAKING SPICES

Sourcing from the small 7 hectare vineyard of Quinta da Madalena, all the grapes are still hand harvested and foot tread. In general their ports are a bit less sweet than most. The Lodge Reserve is a blend of reserve wines aged in barrels to mellow their flavor, but not too long to maintain the fresh fruit flavors of a ruby port. This is medium to full-bodied with a warm fruitiness in the center and sweet spices. It’s very rich and a great port value.

Serving Suggestions: Traditional with veined cheeses like Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton - we offer Hook’s 1 year blue and Rogue’s Smoked Blue. Also great on its own as a dessert.

24.99

5 in stock

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2017 Loureiro (Socalcos do Bouro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida))

Socalos do Bouro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida), Louriero, Vinho Verde, Portugal 2017

100% Loureiro

PASSIONFRUIT & YUZU, CRISP & EXHILARATING, ELIXIR-ESQUE

The Loureiro grape is a native of northern Portugal’s Minho (aka the Vinho Verde region), and, while its name is certainly not a household one, the variety has graced the lips of many wine lovers. This enchantingly radiant rendition combines an intense tropicality with elegant mineralistic flourishes and an appropriately delicate herbal quality (its name does mean “laurel,” after all) that recalls its cool-climated, hilly origins – reminiscent of springtime Appalachia.

Serving Suggestion: Bay leaf-grilled trout w/ mango salsa. Jamaican tempeh turnovers w/ Vidalia, cumin, & mustard seed.

11.99

113 in stock

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2016 Macon-Vinzelles "Les Morandes" (Tripoz, Domaine)

Domaine Tripoz, Macon-Vinzelles "Les Morandes", Burgundy, France 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

FRESH CITRUS & ACACIA, LEES & MINERAL

From Celine & Laurent Tripoz, who are literally “garage winemakers,” comes this purest, cleanest expression of Chardonnay sans oak and without exposure to man-made chemicals of any sort (the vineyards are entirely organic - biodynamic even). Mouthwatering and delicious with great elegance and balance, this is a shining example of this classic grape from its home turf, which unsurprisingly makes some of the best Chardonnays in the world.

Serving Suggestion: Steamed or raw oysters. Mixed seafood soup (Fruits de mers or bouillabaisse). Aged chevre.

19.99

1 in stock

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Madeira "Meio-Doce" (Faria & Filhos, J.)

J. Faria & Filhos, Madeira Doce, Madeira Islands, Portugal NV

CANDIED ORANGE PEEL, DRIED FIGS, DEEP NUTTINESS, BALANCED SWEETNESS

J. Faria & Filhos was founded in 1949, expanding from liquors into Madeira in 1993. Their most affordable Madeiras, like this Meio Doce (Medium Sweet) style are made using the Tinta Negra Mole grape. Maderisation is achieved through heating stainless steel vats at a constant temperature for several months, before the wine is fortified, bottled, and allowed to rest. The combination of caramelization, oxidation, and fortification creates something magical. 

Serving Suggestion:  Appalachian applestack cake and salted caramel ice cream.

15.99

15 in stock

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Madeira "Meio-Seco" (Faria & Filhos, J.)

J. Faria & Filhos, Madeira Seco, Madeira Islands, Portugal NV

APRICOT JAM, LIGHTLY SWEET CINNAMON, LINGERING HAZELNUT FINISH

J. Faria & Filhos was founded in 1949, expanding from liquors into Madeira in 1993. Their most affordable Madeiras, like this Meio Seco (Medium Dry) style are made using the Tinta Negra Mole grape. Maderisation is achieved through heating stainless steel vats at a constant temperature for several months, before the wine is fortified, bottled, and allowed to rest. The combination of caramelization, oxidation, and fortification creates something magical. 

Serving Suggestion:  Warm cinnamon sugar monkey bread with dulce de leche.

15.99

4 in stock

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2016 Madiran "Cuvée Tradition" (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Cuvee Tradition", Southwest, France, 2016

{organic} 70% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

INKY BLACK CHERRY & LEATHER, HINTS OF FIVE SPICE

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 father's sudden death. Imposing and powerful, but simultaneously silky & seductive, this dense red manages to both carry Madiran's famously rugged torch and help usher in a new approachability and finesse.

Serving Suggestion: A classic match for Cassoulet, Southwestern France's succulent slow-cooked meat & bean dish. Prime rib w/ sautéed asparagus & crispy pommes frites.

14.99

124 in stock

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2010 Madiran "Prephylloxerique" (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran "Prephylloxerique", Southwest, France 2010

{organic} Tannat; Pre-Phylloxera vines

89.99

13 in stock

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2014 Madiran, Vieilles Vignes (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Madiran Vieilles Vignes, Southwest, France 2014

{organic} 100% Tannat; 55 TO 155 YEAR OLD VINES

DENSE VIOLET-BLACK, RUSTIC YET REFINED, RIPE AND VERY FIRM

Christine Dupuy coaxes monstrous flavors from every vine in her tiny 3 hectare parcel of 55 to 155 year old Tannat plantings. Her wine pours a powerful purple in the glass and boasts concentrated, bold black fruit. Aging in new French oak takes the richness to the next level, adding roasty aromas and powerful tannins. Christine has emerged as a shining star in Madiran by producing wines like this. Taste a piece of history in the making as this talented young woman rewrites the rules in Madiran. [Decant 1 hour before serving]

Serving Suggestion: A protein-seeking missile of a wine: bring on the richest, fullest-flavored beef and game you can prepare to help tame the beast within. Yum.

24.99

44 in stock

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2018 Malagousia (Zafeirakis, Domaine)

Domaine Zafeirakis, Malagousia, Tyrnavos, Greece 2018

100% Malagousia

FRESH & FLORAL, TROPICAL & CITRUSY, RICH

Many Greek white wines are lean, high acid, and mineral driven - think Assyrtiko. Here's a Greek white for lovers of the Rhone Valley, bursting with mango, nectarine, lime, and floral aromas, with a full, rich mouthfeel reminiscent of Viognier. The trademark acidity and minerality are still there, don't worry - but they're acting in harmony with the other players on the stage. It's what Dionysus would have wanted, being the god of wine and theatre (and madness, but let's not worry about that yet).

Serving suggestion: Dolmades stuffed w/ rice, pine nuts, fennel root, & minced chicken. Astakomakaronada - boiled lobster served over pasta, in a garlicky tomato & wine sauce.

20.99

9 in stock

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2015 Malbec (Altosur)

Altosur, Malbec, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015

PLUM & DARK CHOCOLATE, SOFT NOTES OF TEA & LEATHER, FULL & ROUND

At heights of close to 4,000 feet, a vine produces some serious fruit. Harvested at dawn in the cool morning hours, this Malbec features blackberry and plummish fruit playing with soft tannin and a kiss of oak. Perfectly balanced and oozing with pleasure, it is grown, produced, and bottled entirely by a small family winery - a rarity for Malbecs in this price range!

Serving Suggestion: If you need a solid red to serve with dinner you found it! Fantastic with humble and delicious grilled steak and potatoes and abundantly satisfying all by itself...

10.99

10 in stock

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2016 Malbec (Pulenta)

Pulenta Estate, Malbec "I", Alto Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina 2016

100% Malbec

BLACKBERRY & PLUM, VIOLET, SUBTLE SMOKY MINERAL

This cuvée's title (simply the roman numeral "I" ) identifies the Malbec grape, not surprisingly, as the Pulenta family's first priority. Eschewing the ultra-concentrated and monstrously fruity style of many contemporary Argentine Malbecs, they've focused on the balance which is possible between elegance and power. A delicate smoky finesse derived from aging in large French oak barrels supplements and supports the varietal's trademark flavors of black fruit and chocolate. The Pulenta family, descendants of Italian immigrants, represent three generations of viticulture in Argentina.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled flank steak with a cilantro and parsley chimichurri. Potato empanada with ground beef, cilantro, and garlic.

27.99

1 in stock

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2018 Malbec (Altosur)

Altosur, Malbec, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina, 2018

100% Malbec

PLUM & DARK CHOCOLATE, SOFT NOTES OF TEA & LEATHER, FULL & ROUND

At heights of close to 4,000 feet, a vine produces some serious fruit. Harvested at dawn in the cool morning hours, this Malbec features blackberry and plummish fruit playing with soft tannin and a kiss of oak. Perfectly balanced and oozing with pleasure, it is grown, produced, and bottled entirely by a small family winery - a rarity for Malbecs in this price range!

Serving Suggestion: If you need a solid red to serve with dinner you found it! Fantastic with humble and delicious grilled steak and potatoes and abundantly satisfying all by itself...

10.99

50 in stock

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2019 Malbec (Altosur)

Altosur, Malbec, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina, 2019

100% Malbec

PLUM & DARK CHOCOLATE, SOFT NOTES OF TEA & LEATHER, FULL & ROUND

At heights of close to 4,000 feet, a vine produces some serious fruit. Harvested at dawn in the cool morning hours, this Malbec features blackberry and plummish fruit playing with soft tannin and a kiss of oak. Perfectly balanced and oozing with pleasure, it is grown, produced, and bottled entirely by a small family winery - a rarity for Malbecs in this price range!

Serving Suggestion: If you need a solid red to serve with dinner you found it! Fantastic with humble and delicious grilled steak and potatoes and abundantly satisfying all by itself...

10.99

43 in stock

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2017 Malbec "I" (Pulenta)

Pulenta Estate, Malbec "I", Alto Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina 2016

100% Malbec

BLACKBERRY & PLUM, VIOLET, SUBTLE SMOKY MINERAL

This cuvée's title (simply the roman numeral "I") identifies the Malbec grape, not surprisingly, as the Pulenta family's first priority. Eschewing the ultra-concentrated and monstrously fruity style of many contemporary Argentine Malbecs, they've focused on the balance which is possible between elegance and power. A delicate smoky finesse derived from aging in large French oak barrels supplements and supports the varietal's trademark flavors of black fruit and chocolate. The Pulenta family, descendants of Italian immigrants, represent three generations of viticulture in Argentina.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled flank steak with a cilantro and parsley chimichurri. Potato empanada with ground beef, cilantro, and garlic.

27.99

12 in stock

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2018 Malbec Reserve (Sophenia, Finca)

Finca Sophenia, Reserve Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2018

100% Malbec

PLUM, LINGONBERRY, SMOKY OAK & SPICES

This mid-sized winery keeps coming through with the good stuff. We're often wary of carrying too many wines from one winery, but Sophenia continues to astound us while most other wineries cannot compete at the same price. This Malbec is lovely and modern, with noticeable oak aging, but perfectly balanced and showing great subtlety for its price. A real crowd pleaser!

Serving Suggestions: Steak man! That's what they do in Argentina. Steak, steak, steak! With a side of steak.

15.99

40 in stock

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2014 Malvasia "Ambrosia" (Nicolini)

Nicolini, Malvasia "Ambrosia", Istra Slovenska, Slovenia 2014

{organic} 100% Malvazija Istarksa

15.99

21 in stock

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2018 Malvazija "Suita" (Dobravac Estate)

Dobravac Estate, Malvazija "Suita", Istria, Croatia 2018

{sustainable} 100% Malvasia

CRISP APPLE & ELDERFLOWERS, A HINT OF EARTHY SPICE

Just a stone’s throw from the Adriatic lies the ancient town of Rovinj and the Dobravac family. Started by his parents, the Dobravac estate is now led by Damir and his wife Natalina. This Malvasia is full of yellow apple and a floral note reminiscent of elderflower. Paying homage to his wife’s former career as a choral singer, each cuvée from the family is musical in name. Like a conductor, a winemaker must orchestrate his grapes to create a harmonious symphony, and this baby sings!

Serving Suggestions: Rich seafood stew, whether it’s brudot or bouillabaisse.

14.99

79 in stock

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Manzanilla [375ml] (Cigarrera, Bodegas La)

Bodegas La Cigarrera, Manzanilla [375ml], Jerez, Spain NV

100% Palomino

EARTHY, SALINE, MOUTHWATERINGLY DRY, MUSHROOM

From the seaside town of Sanlucar de Barrameda, the home of all Manzanilla, comes this small production sherry made by ninth generation cellar master Ignacio Hidalgo. Since 1758 the wines of his family have been blended off to larger houses such as Lustau, but starting in 1997 Ignacio started bottling his own artisan wines. This Manzanilla is a pure, more earthy style of the classic Spanish aperitif wine.

Serving Suggestions: Sardines and anchovies, olives, Manchego cheese, Marcona almonds and roast pimentons.

14.99

11 in stock

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Maraschino Cherries, The Original (Luxardo)

Luxardo, The Original Maraschino Cherries [400g/14.11 oz jar], Padova, Italy

The Luxardo Maraschino Cherries are candied cherries with Marasca syrup. The Marasca Cherry is a fruit cultivated and distilled by Luxardo for its renowned Maraschino Liqueur. Perfect for stepping up your Manhattan or other fine coktails.

50% candied cherries, 50% syrup.

Ingredients: Cherries, sugar, Marasca Cherry juice, glucose, citric acid, natural color, Maraschino flavor.

20.99

106 in stock

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Marcona Almonds (Mitica)

Marcona Almonds, Mitica, Spain

These are the "queen of almonds' roasted in sunflower oil and sea salt. Creamy in flavor, quite addictive!

5.99

61 in stock

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2016 Margaux (Tayac, Chateau)

Chateau Tayac, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2016

39.99

6 in stock

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2017 Margaux (Barraillots, Chateau Les)

Chateau Les Barraillots, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 2017

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

EARTHY SPICE & BLACK TEA, RICH & AROMATIC, TRADITIONAL

Textbook Margaux! Subtly perfumed, and simultaneously supple and firm. This is the classic style of Bordeaux with perfect balance and a long, long finish. Margaux is in the Medoc region most renowned for tasting like “classy Bordeaux.” Les Barraillots is the kind of wine that would make your British friend say "Ah, capital claret indeed old boy!” A taste of the Bordeaux style slowly disappearing today in favor of a more “Napa Valley” style.

Serving Suggestions: Crown roast that's a little heavy on the black pepper. Shepherd's Pie. Chateaubriand in the classical preparation.

39.99

40 in stock

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Marsala, Dry "Ambra" Fine I.P. (Lombardo)

Lombardo Family, Dry Marsala, Sicily, Italy

Quality cooking Marsala. You may even want a drink or two!

10.99

6 in stock

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2017 Marsanne (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Marsanne, Vin de Pays Collines Rhodaniennes, Rhone Valley, France 20167{biodynamic}

100% Marsanne

STARFRUIT & QUINCE, LIME ZEST & MINT, MINERAL

Marsanne has overtaken its similar and more widespread parent variety, Roussanne, as the headliner in the rare but resplendent whites of the Northern Rhone. Usually appearing in blends alongside the aforementioned older grape, it appears here in monologue mode with vibrant orchard fruit, mineral, and undercurrents of musky tropicality – delightfully fresh and modern while retaining ethereal mystique.

Serving Suggestion: Roast turkey w/ chestnut/apple stuffing. Chickpea flour quiche w/ spinach & criminis.

15.99

12 in stock

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Membrillo (Quince Paste) 250 grams (8.81 oz) (Miguel & Valentino)

Miguel & Valentino, Homemade Membrillo (Quince Paste), Spain

6.25

6 in stock

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2015 Men's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -large) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Men's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

12 in stock

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2015 Men's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -medium) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Men's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

3 in stock

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2015 Men's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -x large) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Men's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

1 in stock

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2017 Mencia "Finca Os Cobatos" (Pazo Das Tapias, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pazo das Tapias, Mencia “Finca Os Cobatos”, Monterrei, Galicia, Spain 2016

100% Mencia

LIVELY AND ENERGETIC, DARK BERRIES, FRESH HERBS

With successful estates in Rias Baixas and Ribeiro already, in 2006 Manuel Mendez completed his Galician trifecta with the purchase Pazo das Tapias in Monterrei. One of the oldest vineyards in the area, the estate is planted to the regions signature varieties: Godello for white and Mencia for red. Mendez's Mencia presents the grape in a classic, minimalist form. No pursuit of overripeness or heavy oak here, this shines with the grape's signature freshness and tell-tale herbaceous hints. Juicy acidity and a light frame make this a wine to keep reaching for on the dinner table. Not to mention, Mencia at an everyday price is almost unheard of.

Serving Suggestion: A heaping plate of cured jamon Iberico accompanied by bits of Spain's tetilla queso.  Root vegetables on the grill, drizzled with olive oil and Maldon salt.

10.99

157 in stock

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2014 Mentrida Crianza "Besanas" (Villarta, Hacienda)

Hacienda Villarta, Crianza "Besanas", Mentrida, Spain 2014

Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

BLACK PLUM & CASSIS, RICH VANILLA & PEPPERCORN, CURED LIME

The arid Mentrida appellation of northeastern Toledo is a stone's throw from Spain's capital, but its wines currently maintain a surprisingly low profile. The region's extreme climate helps guarantee a concentration of flavor in grapes and their resultant wines. This seamless blend of the native Tempranillo with a veritable "who's who" assortment of French expatriate varietals injects elegant dark fruit with an elegantly oaken maturity and exotic spice – a delicious value with timeless style.

Serving Suggestions: Roasted bell peppers stuffed w/ ground beef, seasoned w/ tarragon & paprika, adorned w/ shavings of cow & sheep's milk cheeses. Slices of Vietnamese-inspired roast beef w/ basil & delicately-applied chili garlic sauce.

11.99

1 in stock

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2016 Mentrida Crianza "Besanas" (Villarta, Hacienda)

Hacienda Villarta, Crianza "Besanas", Mentrida, Spain 2016

Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

BLACK PLUM & CASSIS, RICH VANILLA & PEPPERCORN, CURED LIME

The arid Mentrida appellation of northeastern Toledo is a stone's throw from Spain's capital, but its wines currently maintain a surprisingly low profile. The region's extreme climate helps guarantee a concentration of flavor in grapes and their resultant wines. This seamless blend of the native Tempranillo with a veritable "who's who" assortment of French expatriate varietals injects elegant dark fruit with an elegantly oaken maturity and exotic spice – a delicious value with timeless style.

Serving Suggestions: Roasted bell peppers stuffed w/ ground beef, seasoned w/ tarragon & paprika, adorned w/ shavings of cow & sheep's milk cheeses. Slices of Vietnamese-inspired roast beef w/ basil & delicately-applied chili garlic sauce.

11.99

23 in stock

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2016 Mercurey Blanc (Vieille Fontaine, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Vieille Fontaine, Mercurey Blanc, Burgundy, France 2016

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

CRISP PEAR & MEYER LEMON, LIVELY TOAST & WAXY RICHNESS, BRIGHT & FULL

Burgundy’s Côte Chalonnaise, sandwiched between the Côte d’Or (to the north) and Mâconnais (to the south), while perhaps less familiar than its neighbors, is nevertheless home to exceptional appellations whose output seldom disappoints. Chief among these is Mercurey, the origin of some of the absolute best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to be encountered in this price range. Vieille Fontaine, a relatively young estate in the capable hands of David Déprés, is producing fiercely classical wines with assertive structure and longevity, and this may be our favorite so far.

Serving Suggestion: Poached rainbow trout w/ dijon-dill sauce & a squeeze of lemon. Spinach & asparagus quiche w/ gruyere.

29.99

55 in stock

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2016 Mercurey Rouge (Vieille Fontaine, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Vieille Fontaine, Mercurey Rouge, Burgundy, France 2016

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & PLUM, EARTHY MYSTIQUE & BRIGHT MINERALITY

The Mercurey region's name may evoke wingfooted messengers or sun scorched planets, but it’s actually one of the most celebrated areas within central Burgundy’s Cote Chalonnaise. David Déprés works the 40-70 year old vines in the three acres of his small estate which fall within the Mercurey appellation to produce this elegant, vibrant, and ageworthy example of Pinot Noir. Firm yet fine in the tannin department and shimmering with cherry and plum, this is a wine which finds its very Burgundian mark somewhere between earthy intrigue and a freshness of firm fruit.

Serving Suggestion: Round roast w/ roasted plums & collard greens w/ thyme & garlic. Mushroom paté.

32.99

19 in stock

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2012 Merlot (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Merlot, Lisboa, Portugal 2012

{sustainable} 100% Merlot

BLUEBERRY & PLUM, BLACK PEPPER, TRUFFLE

This spunky Merlot hails from the talented and diverse winemakers at Quinta de Sant’Ana in Mafra, Portugal. Velvety dark fruit pairs effortlessly with peppery spice and balanced tannin, leaving an impression of power and finesse. Like all the wines of Quinta de Sant’Ana, this one has a distinct level of acidity which keeps the wine feeling fresh and bright despite its heft.

Serving Suggestion: Roasted root vegetable gratin w/ Gruyere. Mushroom meatloaf studded w/ pine nuts & herb sauce.

24.99

11 in stock

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2015 Merlot (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2015

PLUM, BERRIES, & CHERRIES; TOASTY VANILLA SPICE

Before Airfield Estates began growing wine in the 1960s, part of the land was a training base for Air Corps pilots during World War II. This here is your one-way ticket to Yakima Valley - rich and ripe, full of potent plum, ripe raspberry, a whiff of toasty vanilla, and a hint of nutmeg. Gentle tannins and a soft finish will ensure a smooth landing. Now boarding, Wine Atourities flight 753.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veal chop w/ roasted mushrooms, seasoned w/ thyme & rosemary. Penne pasta tossed in roasted tomato sauce w/ sweet Italian sausage. A packet of unsalted roasted peanuts.

17.99

2 in stock

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2015 Merlot (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2015

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

SUPPLE PLUMMY FRUIT, CREAMY MOCHA, LIGHT OAK

For three decades, Hyatt Vineyards in Yakima Valley's Rattlesnake Hills AVA has been dedicated to the production of quality-driven wines which are also tremendous values. This Merlot is no exception to the standards we've come to expect. Filled with the grape's signature plum, coffee and chocolate with a bit of soft toasty oak intrigue, this luscious red is both remarkably easy going and attention catching.

Serving Suggestion: Meatloaf with chopped Vidalia onions a cream of mushroom/white wine sauce. Beef stew with buttered egg noodles.

12.99

40 in stock

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2016 Merlot (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2016

PLUM, BERRIES, & CHERRIES; TOASTY VANILLA SPICE

Before Airfield Estates began growing wine in the 1960s, part of the land was a training base for Air Corps pilots during World War II. This here is your one-way ticket to Yakima Valley - rich and ripe, full of potent plum, ripe raspberry, a whiff of toasty vanilla, and a hint of nutmeg. Gentle tannins and a soft finish will ensure a smooth landing. Now boarding, Wine Atourities flight 753.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled veal chop w/ roasted mushrooms, seasoned w/ thyme & rosemary. Penne pasta tossed in roasted tomato sauce w/ sweet Italian sausage. A packet of unsalted roasted peanuts.

17.99

33 in stock

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2016 Merlot (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 2016

88% Merlot, 12% Petite Sirah

COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, MEDIUM BODIED, BLACKBERRY

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 temper the extreme heat, allowing the fruit to mature slowly and evenly. French and American oak round out the fruit finish on this mocha, blackberry and cherry cola Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Fresh herb and Mexican chocolate crusted lamb chops; Mushroom and lentil stew with cocoa powder; rotisserie chicken with tarragon and lemon pepper.

18.99

1 in stock

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2013 Merlot (Korbin Kameron)

Korbin Kameron, Merlot, Moon Mountain, Sonoma, California 2013

95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

BRIGHT & BRAMBLY, JUICY BLACKBERRY, LEATHER & COCOA

While driving through the hauntingly beautiful Sonoma Valley, owner Mitchell Ming and his family were inspired to create their own estate winery, where they would work together to create something special. Korbin Kameron, named after Mitchell’s two twins, came into existence after years of hard work at their estate in Mount Veeder. Their main focus is on Bordeaux varietals, and this is an exceptional example of Sonoma Merlot. It’s rich, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, with a generous dose of acid that keeps it feeling fresh.

Serving Suggestion: Beef short ribs w/ charred greens & wild rice. Beet reuben sandwiches on dark rye.

39.99

9 in stock

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2016 Merlot (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, CA 2016

100% Merlot

KIRSCH & BLUEBERRY FRUIT WITH A RIPE, LOVELY BODY

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. This is a top Wine Authorities pick for California wine and we are thrilled to offer their quality Merlot. Taste why this grape is still one of the best. Revealing supple tannin with kirsch, herbal and chocolate red berry fruit, this gem doesn't show any oak. It does show a rich mouth-feel and delicious balance.

Serving Suggestion: Everything from a simple grilled sausage, burger or pizza. Versatile for cocktail parties, dinner occasions, family gatherings, and all blissful moments.

13.99

77 in stock

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2017 Merlot (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 2017

88% Merlot, 12% Petite Sirah

COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, MEDIUM BODIED, BLACKBERRY

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 temper the extreme heat, allowing the fruit to mature slowly and evenly. French and American oak round out the fruit finish on this mocha, blackberry and cherry cola Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Fresh herb and Mexican chocolate crusted lamb chops; Mushroom and lentil stew with cocoa powder; rotisserie chicken with tarragon and lemon pepper.

18.99

15 in stock

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2017 Merlot "Diamond Dust Vineyard" (Trig Point)

Trig Point, Merlot "Diamond Dust Vineyard", Alexander Valley, California 2017

{organic} 100% Merlot

CONCENTRATED DARK FRUIT, HAZELNUT & MOCHA, SERIOUS YET SUPPLE

New Zealand native Nick Goldschmidt has been ingrained in viticulture and winemaking for 35 years. Having relocated to California in 1989, his tenure as a flying winemaker, consultant, and sought-after gun-for-hire became the stuff of legend. He gradually left these occupations behind as his clients were increasingly purchased by wine conglomerates. In 2008, he and his wife, Yolyn, established Trig Point, acquiring vineyards that Nick had worked with since 1993. The Merlot features locally originating clonal selections, and emerges as a supple powerhouse whose appeal should be very compatible with the tastes of muscular Napa Cab lovers. Vive le Merlot!

Serving Suggestion: Charred sirloin w/ whiskey glaze & crispy scalloped potatoes. Hearty empanadas w/ green bell peppers, onions, & black beans.

20.99

12 in stock

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2011 Merlot "Le Diacce" (Ciona, Podere)

Podere Ciona, Merlot "Le Diacce" IGT, Tuscany, Italy 2011

100% Merlot

BLACK CURRANT & PLUM, SMOKY SPICE  

Resting high in hillsides of Gaiole, a Chianti Classico township, is the estate of Podere Ciona. In this idyllic landscape, Podere Ciona cultivates and produces the Merlot grapes used in this cuvée, "Le Diacce". This elegant red projects generous aromas of french lavender and tart red fruit notes with a finale of chocolate and vanilla. Aged for 18 months in new French oak barriques followed by 12 months in the bottle, this wine radiates its mature personality.

Serving Suggestions: Soy, ginger and chile marinated grilled beef with sesame dressing and salad of edamame, radishes and watercress

44.99

4 in stock

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2013 Merlot "Le Diacce" (Ciona, Podere)

Podere Ciona, Merlot "Le Diacce" IGT, Tuscany, Italy 2013

100% Merlot {organic}

BLACK CURRANT & PLUM, SMOKY SPICE  

Resting high in hillsides of Gaiole, a Chianti Classico township, is the estate of Podere Ciona. In this idyllic landscape, Podere Ciona cultivates and produces the Merlot grapes used in this cuvée, "Le Diacce". This elegant red projects generous aromas of french lavender and tart red fruit notes with a finale of chocolate and vanilla. Aged for 18 months in new French oak barriques followed by 12 months in the bottle, this wine radiates its mature personality.

Serving Suggestions: Soy, ginger and chile marinated grilled beef with sesame dressing and salad of edamame, radishes and watercress

44.99

16 in stock

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2015 Merlot "Torrent" (Brutocao Family Vineyards)

Brutocao, Merlot "Torrent", Mendocino, CA 2015

{sustainable} 75% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Syrah

SPICY BLACK CHERRY, RICH WITH PERFUMY CAPSICUM

Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late '30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California's best value estate bottled wine. For those who think Merlot is wimpy and spineless, let me introduce you to my little friend. Taste why this grape is still one of the best when not manipulated and de-fanged into mindless pabulum. This is a serious and distinctive Cali Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Steak au poivre, or veal Ossobuco; this one cries out for a flavorful, meaty dish with substance.

25.99

10 in stock

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Mixed Culture Saison "Myth of Fingerprints" [500ml] (Steel String Brewery)

Mixed-Culture Saison "Myth of Fingerprints" [500ml bottle], Steel String Brewery, Carrboro, NC

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A golden mixed-culture saison racked onto persimmons foraged in Reidsville, NC, with an intense persimmon flavor of sticky orange peel and honey, and a delicate citrusy, spicy aroma.

7.99

9 in stock

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Mixed-Culture Ale "Aria Cuvee" [single 16oz can] (Brewery Bhavana)

Aria Cuvee (6.0%) 

Slow fermented for more than a year, Aria is a tart and oaky blend of four Sauvignon Blanc barrels and two different cultures. It opens with the citrus-forward aroma of orange peel, from Mandarina Bavaria hops, and ends with lots of Brettanomyces funk.

4.99

1 in stock

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2011 Monastrell "After 3" Late Harvest [500ml] (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "After 3" Late Harvest Monastrell Viñas Viejas [500ml], Valencia, Spain 2011

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell (dulce natural)

GORGEOUS VIOLET PERFUME, SWEET BLACKBERRY, HONEYED SPICE & COCOA

By the middle of November, Casa Los Frailes' old-vine Monastrell is about as ripe as it can get, and a manual harvest means the grapes in this beautiful dessert wine are concentrated to the point of becoming raisins. This is no syrupy ice-cream topping, however, but a beautiful example of exuberant sweetness balanced by restraint and acidity. Surprising & expressively floral, this is one of the finest treatments of late harvest Monastrell we have encountered. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled foie gras on toast with black currant sauce. Lavender crème brûlée. Chocolate cake.

18.99

9 in stock

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2018 Monastrell Rosado (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell Rosado, Valencia, Spain 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell

CHERRY & STRAWBERRY. BRIGHT, RIPE, & REFRESHING!

This lovely pink wine from the black Monastrell grape strikes as a dry rosé especially apt for the red wine drinker - as rich as many reds yet divinely crisp and refreshing! The Los Frailes wines from the Velazquez family are beloved touchtones among our customers. Formerly home to Jesuit friars, the estate's biodynamic goodness has remained in the same family since 1771. This is so fresh you might get pinched... A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Savory fruit gazpacho. Tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and mozzarella cheese. Grilled salmon.

9.99

59 in stock

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2018 Monastrell Tinto (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, Monastrell, Valencia, Spain 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell

BLACK CHERRY & FIG PRESERVES, BALSAMIC SPICE, BOLD & BALANCED!

The dry conditions and sandy soils of Valencia yield outstanding Monastrell grapes full of ripe, berryish goodness – a majestic velvet robe which seductively cradles the taster's tongue in a bountiful bath of sumptuously silken fruit! Whew, we got a bit carried away. This is just a straight-up great red – mighty easy to drink, astoundingly generous, and leaving us starstruck. Seriously, our friends at Casa Los Frailes have put the "more" into Mourvedre. Take this darkly gleaming gem home by the case.  A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Rich enough for grilled beef but nucanced enough for spicy, starchy vegetarian dishes. Chicken Fajitas w/ adobo sauce.

10.99

26 in stock

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2015 Montagne Saint-Emilion (Rocher Corbin, Chateau)

Chateau Rocher Corbin, Montagne Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2015

{organic} 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

RIPE, POWERFUL, LUSH & PACKED WITH DARK FRUIT

If you aren't familiar with the "Garagiste" movement in Bordeaux, then this would be a great introduction. Philippe Durand puts in a lot of extra work in the vineyard - including de-budding, short pruning, and removing leaves - to make sure that the grapes coming in at harvest are intensely flavored and flawless. At harvest, the tiny grapes from 145 year old Merlot vines have been examined by no fewer than four people. The result is a powerhouse of richness and dark berry perfection.

Serving Suggestions: Dry-aged prime beef. Duck breast with refried cracklings. Sous vide pork belly seared over hickory.

26.99

14 in stock

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2015 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva (La Quercia)

La Quercia, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva, Abruzzo, Italy 2015

100% Montepulciano

VELVETY RED FRUIT, BROAD & POWERFUL, TOBACCO

Montepulciano, the versatile champion of Central Tuscany’s eastern reaches is often gentler and juicer than the more famous Sangiovese which dominates Tuscany and Umbria. This organic offering from Abruzzo’s Antonio Lamona hails from hillsides overlooking the Adriatic and achieves an ambassadorial depiction of what the variety is all about while layering on delightful, delicate complexities and retaining the food-friendly firmness that Italian reds famously pride themselves on.

Serving Suggestion: Salume spread w/ roasted garlic focaccia. Classic spaghetti alla puttanesca.

24.99

12 in stock

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2018 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso "Scuderie Ducali" (Centorame)

Centorame, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso "Scuderie Ducali" , Abruzzo, Italy 2018

{organic} 100% Montepulciano

DARK FRUIT, ELEGANT & OH-SO-DRINKABLE

Saddle up your horse and let’s ride out to the country - this is a picnic red if we’ve ever met one. The motto of the Abruzzo region perfectly describes it, "forte e gentile" (strong and gentle). It’s both robust and elegant, with soft tannins and gentle spice – aromatic and rich, full of juicy black plums and boysenberries, a whiff of saddle leather, a pinch of pipe tobacco. Grown in sandier soil closer to the Vomano River that runs north of the vineyards, it’s a touch paler and more delicate than Centorame’s “San Michele” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

Serving suggestions: A basket full of proscuitto, green olives, & fresh red tomatoes w/ olive oil, caciocavallo cheese, burrata w/ country bread (torn apart with your hands). Eat & drink, then drowse in the warm grass & look at the shapes in the clouds while your horse grazes nearby.

12.99

107 in stock

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2017 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso "Scuderie Ducali" (Centorame)

Centorame, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Rosso "Scuderie Ducali" , Abruzzo, Italy 2017

{organic} 100% Montepulciano

DARK FRUIT, ELEGANT & OH-SO-DRINKABLE

Saddle up your horse and let’s ride out to the country - this is a picnic red if we’ve ever met one. The motto of the Abruzzo region perfectly describes it, "forte e gentile" (strong and gentle). It’s both robust and elegant, with soft tannins and gentle spice – aromatic and rich, full of juicy black plums and boysenberries, a whiff of saddle leather, a pinch of pipe tobacco. Grown in sandier soil closer to the Vomano River that runs north of the vineyards, it’s a touch paler and more delicate than Centorame’s “San Michele” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.

Serving suggestions: A basket full of proscuitto, green olives, & fresh red tomatoes w/ olive oil, caciocavallo cheese, burrata w/ country bread (torn apart with your hands). Eat & drink, then drowse in the warm grass & look at the shapes in the clouds while your horse grazes nearby.

12.99

3 in stock

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2011 Monthelie 1er Cru "Sur La Velle" Rouge (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Monthelie 1er Cru "Sur La Velle" Rouge, Burgundy, France 2011

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

INCREDIBLE BOUQUET OF HIBISCUS, POMEGRANATE & TOBACCO HARVEST

Insider's secret: This vineyard is directly next to Volnay "Clos des Chenes", from which you can find wines that sell for as much as $150 a bottle. We'd be willing to bet that most Burgundy experts could not tell the difference with this wine. A profound and complex Pinot Noir, it is ripe, rich and serious with perfect balance. It's pretty and certainly cellar-worthy. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Beef Bourguignon. High quality roast salmon. Beef brisket au jus with roasted sweet baby onions.

49.99

27 in stock

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2017 Morellino di Scansano (Moris Farms)

Moris Farms, Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, Italy, 2017

90% Sangiovese, 10% Syrah, Merlot

PLUM, CHERRY, BLACK TEA, RICH, ROUND, ANISE

The Tuscan region of Morellino di Scansano has been making wine for more than a century. It became a DOC in 1978 and a DOCG in 2006, yet most Americans have never heard of this wonderful red wine. Full-flavored and busting out at the Tuscan seams, this Morellino is more modern in style. No oak to be found, this juicy red is all tank fermented and bottle aged, ripe, lush and ready to drink.

Serving Suggestions: Steak Florentine, steak tartar, steak au poivre & steakedy steak steak. Did we mention steak?

13.99

22 in stock

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2017 Morgon "Cuvee du Colombier" (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Morgon "Cuvee du Colombier", Beaujolais, France, 2017

{organic} 100% Gamay

LUSH LINGONBERRY & VIOLETS, GENTLE TEA LEAF TANNIN

This outing from Bulliat takes the pitch-perfect purity of fruit and mineralistic mettle that we cherish in all of their wines to a remarkably zesty zenith. Morgon has the reputation as one of the fullest-bodied, most serious of all Cru Beaujolais – deservedly so (you’d be serious too if you had dig through granite or schist. Deep violet in color, this is serious, vibrant, and impressively structured Gamay.

Serving Suggestion: Tender tandoori chicken or adobo w/ colorful bell peppers. Fried mashed potato cakes & sautéed shallots. Pumpkin empanadas w/ cinnamon, garlic, & ginger.

19.99

74 in stock

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Moscatel "Dorado" [375ml] (Cesar Florido, Bodegas)

Bodegas Cesar Florido, Moscatel “Dorado” [375ml], Jerez, Spain NV

{organic} 100% Moscatel

TANGERINE & ORANGE MARMALADE. JASMINE & HONEYSUCKLE. SWEET & SPICY

Founded in 1887, this bodega is renowned in the Sherry zone for producing some of the best dessert Moscatel anywhere. Making several styles, this one is the freshest and most citrusy. Fermented to 2% alcohol before being fortified with young brandy to 18%. The natural sweetness of the grapes remain, and the bright fruit becomes slightly spicy during its one year of aging in the Solera.

Serving Suggestion: Great as a dessert on its own, it brings a fantastic citrus flavor to your final course. Contrast it with dark chocolate desserts, or compliment it with Creme Catalan’s citrusy syrup.

14.99

11 in stock

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2004 Moscato Passito "Carlottin" [375 ml] (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Moscato Passito "Carlottin" [375 ml], Piemonte, Italy 2004

100% Moscato

CANDIED ORANGE PEEL & APRICOT, SWEET & MUSKY

The Moscato grapes in this lusciously complex dessert wines are covered and left in dry, windy places around the property to gradually wither and raisin up. The sugar ratio goes through the roof and the grapes take on natural musk, so we end up with silky sweet and intensely flavored passito that seems to float over the tongue.

Serving Suggestions: Flan or custard, strong runny cheeses, bowls of ripe fruit.

29.99

37 in stock

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2018 Moscato d'Asti "Vignot" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Moscato d’Asti “Vignot", Piemonte, Italy 2018(sustainable} 100% Moscato

FRESH ORANGE BLOSSOM & APRICOT. SPRITZY & LIGHTLY SWEET

A great finish to a meal or a fantastic start to one? You decide, as this lightly sweet Moscato is one of the very best we’ve tasted. Spritzy, tangy and exploding with orange blossom, apricot, cedar and flowers, it’s a wine that reaches across party lines. Those fearful of dry wines embrace those who have sworn off sweet ones. Licking their lips they agree they’ve found nirvana and open a second bottle. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: The refreshing Queen of dessert wines. Chocolate mousse, fruit tart, flan, blueberry cobbler.

13.99

64 in stock

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2017 Moschofilero "Fteri" (Troupis)

Troupis, Moschofilero "Fteri", Arcadia, Greece 2017

100% Moschofilero

CRISP KOREAN PEAR & ZESTY CITRUS, HONEYSUCKLE & FRAGRANT HERBS

700 meters above sea level, in the Peloponnesian highlands, the Troupis’s vineyards are nestled together on the Plateau known as Mantinia. Taking its name from its region of origin, “Fteri” also means fern – quite evocative for an estate whose viticultural activities are kept company by the farming of tree fruit and growing of nursery flowers. It’s easy to imagine that this wine inherits its personality from these surroundings, but the expressive Moschofilero variety requires no assistance in achieving impressive perfume...

Serving Suggestion: Grilled pompano w/ olive oil, lemon, & diced tomato. Ratatouille frittata w/ eggplant, squash, spinach, & goat feta.

19.99

12 in stock

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2017 Moulin-à-Vent (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais, France, 2017

{organic} 100% Gamay

GOJI & POMEGRANATE, DUSTY CEDAR & ORANGE ZEST, WINTER SPICE

Moulin-à-Vent, if not the outright king of the Beaujolais crus in terms of intensity, is certainly a contender. The affable Gamay shows its sterner side here, often without the softening impact of carbonic maceration. This example combines the classic juiciness and berryish perfume that draws many wine lovers to the best and brightest crus of Beaujolais with a spicy, oak-infused potpourri and a firmness that interestingly and impressively recalls youthful Nebbiolo. Voilà!

Serving Suggestion: Peking duck w/ hoisin sauce & grilled sweet potato wedges & string beans w/ shallots. Black bean & sweet potato enchilada w/ cumin, walnuts, & sour cream.

19.99

7 in stock

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2018 Moulin-à-Vent (Bulliat, Vignoble)

Vignoble Bulliat, Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais, France, 2018

{organic} 100% Gamay

GOJI & POMEGRANATE, DUSTY CEDAR & ORANGE ZEST, WINTER SPICE

Moulin-à-Vent, if not the outright king of the Beaujolais crus in terms of intensity, is certainly a contender. The affable Gamay shows its sterner side here, often without the softening impact of carbonic maceration. This example combines the classic juiciness and berryish perfume that draws many wine lovers to the best and brightest crus of Beaujolais with a spicy, oak-infused potpourri and a firmness that interestingly and impressively recalls youthful Nebbiolo. Voilà!

Serving Suggestion: Peking duck w/ hoisin sauce & grilled sweet potato wedges & string beans w/ shallots. Black bean & sweet potato enchilada w/ cumin, walnuts, & sour cream.

19.99

11 in stock

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Muda (Counter Culture Coffee)

Muda- Uraga, Ethiopia

14.99

1 in stock

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2017 Muller-Thurgau "Cuvee A" (Anne Amie)

Anne Amie, Müller-Thurgau "Cuvee A," Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2017

100% Muller-Thurgau

GREEN APPLE, LIVELY LIME, HONEYSUCKLE & A SMALL BITE OF PEACH

Anne Amie’s Müller-Thurgau vines are pushing 34 years old, making them some of the most venerable in Oregon. Classic, pleasingly tart flavors like green apple and citrus join up here with more floral notes and richer white fruit flavors. There’s a tiny hint of sweetness before brilliant acidity kicks in and finishes long and clean.

Serving Suggestions: Spicy laksa or Thai drunken noodles. Boudin Blanc with sauerkraut would work too.

17.99

8 in stock

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Muroka Nama Genshu Sake "Funaguchi/Golden Bullet" [200ml can] (Kikusui)

Kikusui, Muroka Nama Genshu Sake "Funaguchi/Golden Bullet" [200ml can], Niigata, Japan

7.99

45 in stock

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2003 Muscadet "Le Legendaire" Vieilles Vignes (Herbauges, Domaine des)

Domaine Herbauges, Muscadet "Le Legendaire", Cotes de Grand Lieu (Sur Lie), Loire Valley, France, 2003

{sustainable} 100% Melon de Bourgogne

goat gouda, macerated oranges, blow your muscadet up

Did you see that vintage?! Okay, the vines are 75-100 years old planted on a tiny 3 hectare plot in granite soils with pebbles. Get this, the wine is slowly stirred with lees contact in glass-lined tanks with a little propeller for 60 continuous months- unheard of! Legally this is TOO long to have "sur lie" on the label. This is possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste such a complex wine made in a completely traditional/untraditional manner. The aromas are of goat cheese and gouda with citrus/orange blossoms and a golden honey funk. Man, this is crazy good wine.

Serving Suggestions: Goat cheese with age and a firmness; Yellow goat curry with potatoes, onions, carrots and sweet spices like clove and cinnamon.

29.99

10 in stock

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2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie (Chauviniere, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Chauviniere, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie, Loire Valley, France, 2018

100% Melon de Bourgogne

BRIGHT PEAR & LIME, CHALKY MINERAL, VERY VERY DRY

Holy Moly! We weren't sure if we were ready for this one! Possibly the driest tasting wine in the store. "It don't get no drier," said one fan. If you are curious about experiencing a wine with a very minerally flavor, but haven't identified that flavor yet, here is your chance. The minerality lingers on the finish for what seems to be minutes and is clearly identifiable. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Other than being THE perfect match for raw oysters, most sashimi, ceviche and aged goat cheeses, try this with scallops in beurre blanc.

10.99

75 in stock

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2016 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise [375ml] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Rhone Valley, France 2016

{organic} 100% Muscat á Petits Grains

PLUMP STONE FRUIT & SULTANA, FIRM WAXINESS & CANDIED CITRUS

Classic Beaumes de Venise, fortified with brandy and produced in a manner similar to port, is among the world’s most exotic, etherial desert wines and one which has become a coveted rarity outside its immediate area of production. Domaine La Ligiere, located in the heart of Beaumes, biodynamically produces exceptional wines – both there and in a few of the most revered neighboring appellations of the Southern Rhone. This distinctive, awesomely aromatic white stands in contrast to the estate’s famously robust reds but is no less powerful. This is a special treat and immensely memorable wine.

Serving Suggestion: Pork paté w/ orange peel, pistachio, & Grand Marnier. Lemon-apricot poundcake.

13.99

9 in stock

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2015 Médoc Cru Bourgeois (Poitevin, Chateau)

Chateau Poitevin, Médoc Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot

MODERN STYLE; SILKY FRUIT LIQUEUR, SOFT VANILLA

In 1855 Bordeaux's top chateaux sorted themselves into five classes, based on the prices the wines sold for at the time, but things have changed a lot in the last 150 years. While most of those venerable producers still make world-class wine, many newer chateaux do as well. Hence, the "Cru Bourgeois," the creme de la creme of the Medoc's other estates, like Guillame Poitevin's. Founded by his grandfather in the 50s, Guillaume's chateau makes wines with an intriguing modern approachability from this traditional home of Merlot and Cabernet.

Serving suggestion: Oven-baked beef ribs w/ a cocoa/coffee dry rub. Roasted autumn veggies, like carrots & sweet potatoes, sprinkled w/ cinnamon & nutmeg.

20.99

30 in stock

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2015 Médoc Cru Bourgeois (Escot, Chateau)

Chateau Escot, Médoc Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, France 2015

{sustainable} 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot

CASSIS & BLACK PLUM, BRIARWOOD & FRESH-GROUND COFFEE

The northern reaches of Cabernet-centric Left Bank Bordeaux stretch out above Saint-Estephe and the rest of the Haut-Médoc’s higher ground. It was formerly (and unflatteringly) known as the “Bas Médoc” or low Médoc – a description that referred, it seemed, not only to its sea level relationship but to the overarching quality of the wines produced. Not fair! This outing from Chateau Escot is timeless, benefitting from contemporary ripeness and modern finesse but remaining at a conservative 13%, which is becoming something of a rarity. Classic!

Serving Suggestion: Beef Wellington w/ shiitake & shallot-centric duxelles. Mashed potato & mushroom-stuffed bell peppers from the grill.

24.99

44 in stock

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Méthode Ancestrale Rosé "Turbullent" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Méthode Ancestrale Rosé "Turbullent", Loire Valley, France NV

{biodynamic} 100% Gamay

JUICY RED BERRY & APPLE, CITRUS, LIGHTLY SWEET YET BRACING

This is Robert Serol's most fun take on Gamay, but its delightful effervescence belies some serious thought and effort. Made in the méthode ancestrale (aka "Pet-Nat"), this lovely sparkling wine comes from 100% hand harvested grapes, followed by natural fermentation with no chaptalization (added sugar). It tops out at a deliciously light 8.5% alcohol, so pour it generously to kick off your next dinner party. It's electric pink lemonade for grownups, and a great introduction to Pet-Nat.

Serving Suggestion: Perfect as an apertif, but great with rich, funky washed-rind cheeses and a variety of creamy desserts.

18.99

22 in stock

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NE IPA "What Your Frame of Mind Has Chosen" [4pk, 16oz cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Trophy Brewing Co., Raleigh, NC [4pk, 16oz cans]

"What Your Frame of Mind Has Chosen" NE IPA

6.0% ABV

Dry-hopped with Azacca and Galaxy, then Columbus Cryohops in the whirlpool.

14.99

5 in stock

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Natural Herb Bitters - Digestif [20ml bottle] (Underberg)

Underberg Natural Herb Bitters - Digestif [20ml bottle]

Germany

Underberg is a herb bitters taken for digestion. It is not a beverage. Not to be sipped, but taken all at once and quickly because of its aromatic strong taste. It is also used as a flavoring. Take after a good meal to feel bright and alert!

1.99

140 in stock

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2014 Nebbiolo (Grove Winery)

Grove Winery, Nebbiolo, Guilford County, NC, 2014

91% Nebbiolo, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

MULBERRY & POMEGRANATE, ROSE PETALS & TAR, CHOCOLATE

From one Piedmont to another? Nebbiolo, a highly prized grape seldom encountered beyond its native northern Italy, has an unlikely vacation home in the eastern reaches of... Guilford County, NC? Indeed it does, and it remains one of the priorities of the Grove Winery, which annually grows roughly one and 1/2 ton of the regal red. Brimming with classically bright cherry-ish fruit that evolves into something more rustic - and mulberry-like, this is a local delight at once easy to drink and thought-provokingly interesting. Experience our Piedmont terroir as never before!

Serving Suggestions: The Piemontese love their vinegar, and we North Carolinians love our tangy, vinegar-based barbecue and fixins. Lightbulb moment?

19.99

19 in stock

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2018 Nebbiolo (Cordero di Montezemolo)

Cordero di Montezemolo, Nebbiolo, Piemonte, Italy 2018{organic} 100% Nebbiolo

BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, TAR & BRIARWOOD, ARTEMISIA

Brimming not only with the bright, reddish energy of the Nebbiolo grape itself but also with a deeper, darker mahogany aspect that we’re quicker to associate with full-fledged Barolo and Barbaresco, this is both the beauty and the beast – a combination that has placed these reds among the absolute darlings of wine enthusiasts for centuries!

Serving Suggestion: Stir-fried shiitake mushrooms & dried cranberries w/ black rice risotto & diced pecans. Crispy pork belly, onions, & copious cilantro over rice w/ avocado slices.

25.99

12 in stock

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2017 Nebbiolo Langhe (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Nebbiolo, Langhe, Piemonte, Italy 2017

{organic} 100% Nebbiolo

PRETTY RED BERRYISH FRUIT, ROSE PETAL, CEDARY SPICE

Ripe and solid, Castello di Verduno's Nebbiolo from the estate's vineyards in Langhe (and more specifically Barbaresco) represents a rounder and more modern representation of the esteemed grape while sacrificing none of its classical elegance or structure. Generous strawberry and dried cherry merge seamlessly with decadent undertones of toasty oak. The Burlotto family has tirelessly maintained this five hundred year old property since the 1830's.

Serving Suggestion: Seared veal shoulder simmered in an onion broth and served with caper and dill mayonnaise.

21.99

8 in stock

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2017 Nebbiolo Langhe "Simane" (Reverdito)

Reverdito, Nebbiolo Langhe "Simane", Piemonte, Italy 2017

100% Nebbiolo

BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE, EARTHY ALMOND, UNWAVERING & ELEGANT

The Piemonte's Langhe is an area riddled with revered growing areas and a multitude of specialties, but it's best known for the Nebbiolo-based wines of its famous sub-regions of Barolo and Barbaresco. These long lived and firmly structured wines unsurprisingly command the respect and adoration of wine lovers the world over. Unfortunately, they also typically command prices of 40 dollars and up. This, however, is a graceful and imposing Nebbiolo which clocks in at under $25 and unmistakably resembles, with its aptly androgynous combination of graceful floral mystery and powerful earthy depth, the more expensive reds for which this corner of Italy is best known.

Serving Suggestion: Roast pork tenderloin w/ truffle oil & porcini mushrooms. Hummus/garlic/parsley purée-stuffed portobello mushroom caps.

23.99

19 in stock

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2015 Negrette "Façon Puzzle" (Colombière, Chateau La)

Chateau La Colombière, "Façon Puzzle" Rouge, Sud-Ouest, France 2015

{biodynamic} 80% Négrette, 20% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & RIPE CRANBERRY, PEPPERY MINERAL & SWEET HERBS

Fronton remains one of Southwestern France's frontiers for wine lovers. Despite being situated less than half an hour from the city of Toulouse, the region keeps a low international profile. Its reds team with deep purple fruit and a gentle spiciness which is distinctive yet understated. The "Façon Puzzle" from La Colombière, an estate with six centuries of rich history, presents the region's Négrette grape in the starring role with support from Syrah.

Serving Suggestion: Braised turkey legs w/ coriander & cardamom w/ boiled fingerling potatoes & dill. Autumn root vegetable terrine w/ Yukon Gold, yams, & grated raclette.

17.99

25 in stock

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2015 Negroamaro "Arcangelo" (Palama)

Palama, Negroamaro "Archangelo", Puglia, Italy 2015 100% Negroamaro

PLUM & RASPBERRY, CINNAMON CRUMBS, SUAVE & GENTLE

Of all the things we might accuse Puglia’s home-grown star, Negroamaro, of, gentleness probably wouldn’t be at the top of the list, but Niní Palamá has developed a notable and distinctive talent for taming the brooding reds that populate the Salento peninsula. This rendition carries forward the concentrated dark fruit and baking spices associated with the Negroamaro variety yet clocks in at an outlandishly reasonable 12.5% ABV with delicate tannin and guzzleable gusto!

Serving Suggestion: Charcoal-grilled sausage & minced pork skewers w/ rosemary, parsley, & grated pecorino. Baked potato & eggplant w/ parmesan, puréed tomatoes, & garlic.

12.99

24 in stock

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2018 Nero d'Avola (Valle dell' Cate "Case Ibidini")

Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini", Nero d'Avola, Sicilia, Italy 2018

100% Nero d'Avola

ASH, BLACKBERRY, RASPBERRY, EASY, FRIENDLY TANNIN

Tenuta Ibidini (pronounced ‘bidini) takes its name from the ancient root word Bidis, the name for the early Hellenic settlers in the area. Tradition has it that Nero d'Avola was brought to Sicily by the Greeks, though it is also known as "Calabrese," suggesting it may have come from the region of Calabria. Regardless of its origins, it is the most planted variety on the island and produces deeply colored wines ranging in style from youthful and juicy to rich and complex. This version offers tremendous bang for the buck with its dark fruit and oh so drinkable and friendly tannins.

Serving Suggestion: Friendly enough for roasted meaty fish like cod with a meat stock reduction sauce; venison grilled with juniper berries.

12.99

21 in stock

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2018 Nero d'Avola "Nero di Lupo" (COS, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola COS, "Nero di Lupo", Sicilia, Italy 2018

{organic} 100% Nero d'Avola

BAKED CRANBERRY, SPICES, SMOKY LEATHER, IRON

Nero d'Avola is one of those grapes that has such interesting and dynamic flavors that it's hard not to love. It is a flavor that has become associated with Southern Italian cuisine since it is grown not only in Sicily, but throughout the lower "boot" of Italy. Often rustic, earthy and raisiny, the subtle charm can be crushed by the heat, which will turn the sugary grapes into harsh wines. At COS, the grapes are harvested before getting too ripe and cautiously crafted into pretty wine in a cold, clean cellar. The result is one of Sicily's gifts to the world. Don't miss it.

Serving Suggestions: Perfection with charcoal-grilled lamb heavily crusted with rosemary, garlic and lemon. Firm, aged pecorino cheeses with capers on the side drizzled with olive oil.

26.99

12 in stock

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2014 Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese, Rheinhessen, Germany 2014

ZESTY LIME & PINEAPPLE, MAGNIFICENT MINERALITY

Whatever the time of year, when we taste the zesty combination of bright citrus and restrained tropicality – the graceful contrast of mouthwatering acidity and gentle sweetness that punctuates the profile of classic Rheinhessen Spätlese, we immediately want to hit the slopes… The famously red slope of Nierstein, to be precise. Like a wintery piña colada that hasn't had any irritating songs written about it, this perennially refreshing white could bring a kiss of healthy chill to a summer evening or pair spectacularly with traditional Thanksgiving/holiday fare.

Serving Suggestion: Pineapple-baked ham w/ crisp, steamed string beans. Papaya salad w/ fish sauce & coconut rice.

18.99

3 in stock

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2016 Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spätlese, Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

100% Riesling

ZESTY LIME & PINEAPPLE, MAGNIFICENT MINERALITY

Whatever the time of year, when we taste the zesty combination of bright citrus and restrained tropicality – the graceful contrast of mouthwatering acidity and gentle sweetness that punctuates the profile of classic Rheinhessen Spätlese, we immediately want to hit the slopes… The famously red slope of Nierstein, to be precise. Like a wintery piña colada that hasn't had any irritating songs written about it, this perennially refreshing white could bring a kiss of healthy chill to a summer evening or pair spectacularly with traditional Thanksgiving/holiday fare.

Serving Suggestion: Pineapple-baked ham w/ crisp, steamed string beans. Papaya salad w/ fish sauce & coconut rice.

19.99

50 in stock

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Oak-Aged Oud Bruin "Vuilbaard" [4 pack] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Haw River Brewing, Oak-Aged Oud Bruin "Vuilbaard" [750ml bottle], Saxapahaw, NC

7.0% ABV

An oak-aged, mixed-culture sour brown ale aged in neutral oak barrels for two years. Layered complexity full of tart cherry stone, toasted malt sugar, and roasted cocoa nibs.

12.99

8 in stock

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Oatmeal Pale "Newlin's Original" [4 pack] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Haw River Brewing, Oatmeal Pale "Newling's Original" [16 oz can], Saxapahaw, NC

12.99

3 in stock

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Oil Cured Olives (Fresh Harvest)

Oil Cured Olives

4.99

16 in stock

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Olive Oil Crackers with Sea Salt (Urban Oven)

Urban Oven

Olive Oil Crackers with Sea Salt

Chandler, Arizona

5.99

39 in stock

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Olive Oil, Extra Virgin [750ml] (Therapini)

Therapini, Extra Virgin Olive Oil [750ml], Sparta, Greece

13.99

21 in stock

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Oloroso Sherry 15 years old [375ml] (Maestro Sierra, Bodegas El)

El Maestro Sierra, Oloroso Sherry 15 years old [375ml], Jerez, Spain NV

{sustainable} 100% Palamino

GUTSY NUTTY GUSTO! HAZELNUTS & BRAZILNUTS, BONE-DRY AMARETTO AWESOMENESS

This decadent gem gleams like a coffee-colored precious stone. Painstakingly compiled from different vintages over the course of fifteen years (albeit with small amounts of much older wine), this Oloroso is a mouthwatering ambassador for the multi-aged virtues of the Solera process. Combining unctuous, nutty richness and a surprisingly refreshing, mouthwatering finish, this is a timeless treat that is very deservedly en vogue once again!

Serving Suggestion: Salt-roasted potatoes, chestnuts, & shallots w/ olive oil & rosemary. Vietnamese clay pot mackerel w/ scallions & brown sugar.

21.99

12 in stock

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OrXata [4pk 16oz can] (Bruery, The)

The Bruery, Blonde Ale "OrXata" [750ml], Placnecia, CA

7.1% ABV

An homage to the horchata, the traditional sweet, milky drink originating in Spain and Latin America. Brewed with lactose for extra creamy character. A taste and experience that hints at horchata; creamy, cinnamon spice, vanilla.

14.99

3 in stock

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Orange Bitters No. 6 (Regan's)

A. Elmegirab, Boker's Bitters

8.99

13 in stock

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2017 Orange Wine "Abartig Einfach" (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Orange Wine "Abartig Einfach", Kamptal, Austria 2017

{organic} 50% Gewürztraminer, 50% Muscat

POMELO & BLOOD ORANGE, REFRESHINGLY ASTRINGENT, A HAZY SUNSET

Lush yet lithe, funky yet fresh, assertive yet approachable, this bottle is filled with delicious contradictions. This latest arrival from Kamptal's Christoph Edelbauer is forged from (yet unrecognizable as) Gewürztraminer and Muscat, wrapping the pair of typically hyper-aromatic varieties in a hazy, chiseled, orange package unto itself. Initially most reminiscent of pomelo or grapefruit, sharp, zesty citrus gives way to undercurrents of young persimmon and red fruit. The finish is lush and yeasty, taking the palate for quite the rollercoaster ride.

Serving Suggestion: Savory kimchi pancake w/ squid & extra scallions. Arugula/pomegranate salad w/ blue cheese & blood orange vinaigrette.

29.99

14 in stock

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2017 Orange Wine "Amigo Imaginario" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Orange Wine “Amigo Imaginario”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2017

{organic} 100% Palomino aged 25 days on Pedro Ximenez skins (Amphora & oak aged)

BLOOD ORANGE, CELERY SEED, NUTTY SHERRY HINT.

This is one of the most adventurous and exciting wines we’ve tasted recently. An orange wine from the sherry region, aged in barrels previously used in the production of Oloroso. The “imaginary friend” of this wine is the skins of Pedro Ximenez, instead of its own Palomino skins, which winegrower Alex says are not as delicious tasting as those of PX. This is not only an exotic and interesting production method, but the wine tastes fantastic and engaging!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled beef tenderloin topped w/ sauteed foie gras & drizzled w/ a Pedro Ximenez reduction & sprinkled w/ fried shallot slices.

34.99

6 in stock

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Orleans Herbal Aperitif Cider (Eden Specialty Ciders)

Eden Specialty Ciders, Orleans Herbal Aperitif Cider, Vermont apple cider infused with Vermont herbs, NV {biodynamic}

INTENSELY APPLE-ISH, HERBACEOUS, STRIKING FLORALITY

Located in Vermont, Eden Specialty Ciders takes advantage of the cold New England winters to concentrate their already ripe heirloom apples. Their Orleans Aperitif Ciders are made just like vermouth, except with cider as the base rather than wine. This version is infused with a special blend of Vermont-grown herbs and flowers, resulting in a powerfully bright and concentrated potion. We like it served chilled over a few ice cubes with a splash of sparkling mineral water or paired with sparkling wine for a springy spritz. Once opened, keep in your fridge.

Serving Suggestion: The perfect aperitif to sip before an autumnal feast! Serve alongside baked brie w/ apple butter & toasted walnuts.

32.99

7 in stock

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2015 Orleans Rouge (Clos Saint Fiacre)

Clos Saint Fiacre, Orleans Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 80% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & CASSIS, HERBACIOUS SPICE, FIRM & GENEROUS

Hailing from the very northerly and rather rare Loire appellation known as Orléans, this is a Pinot Noir double feature starring the Meunier mutation best known for its work in Champagne with support from the more familiar regular Pinot Noir (sans Meunier’s downy leaves). The result is bright and firm yet appealingly ripe and generous with familiarly Pinot-ish cherry fruit and a spicy herbaceousness (including a whisper of juniper) that lies somewhere between Oregon Pinot and Loire Cab Franc. Captivating!

Serving Suggestions: Pumpernickel crostini w/ venison or bison tartare. Baked brie w/ toasted pecans, rosemary, & lingonberry preserves.

22.99

2 in stock

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2015 Orléans Cléry Rouge (Clos Saint Fiacre)

Clos Saint Fiacre, Orleans Clery Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc

BRIGHT BLACK FRUIT, SILKY TANNINS, SOFT SPICE

Cabernet Franc is king when it comes to Loire Valley reds. The relatively new Orléans-Clery appellation looks to build on that tradition, even if it's well northeast of the other Cabernet Franc dominated regions. The secret to achieving proper ripeness this far north is sandy soil, which traps heat and provides drainage in the cold, wet Upper Loire. Bénédicte Montigny-Piel and her husband Hubert Piel deliver us a cuvée full of fresh plums and raspberries, a smattering of black pepper on the palate, with a silky smooth long finish.

Serving Suggestions: A versatile pick! Braised venison w/ rich, mushroom sauce. With a slight chill, would be lovely alongside simple grilled vegetables & mushrooms tossed in EVOO/herb mix.

19.99

20 in stock

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2018 Orléans Rosé (Clos Saint Fiacre)

Clos Saint Fiacre, Orléans Rosé, Loire Valley, France 2018

{sustainable} 60% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Gris

LINGONBERRY & STRAWBERRY, FRESH & LIVELY, SPICY & HERBAL

Venturing northeast (inching toward Paris) from the Loire’s sprawling, famous Touraine, Orléans is an appellation that remains unfamiliar to most wine lovers on this side of the Atlantic. What it lacks in proliferation, however, it more than makes up for in character in the hands of passionate, capable producers like the centuries-old Clos Saint Fiacre. This rosé exudes an untamed energy through its fresh, clean, vibrant constitution, recalling forest berries and wispy herbs. This is a rosé for any season – refreshing in summer yet elegantly food friendly throughout the year.

Serving Suggestion: Country ham quiche w/ spinach, mint, & dill. Red cabbage & baby spinach salad w/ green apple slices & lingonberry dressing.

19.99

20 in stock

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2018 Orléans Rouge (Clos Saint Fiacre)

Clos Saint Fiacre, Orleans Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2018

{sustainable} 80% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & CASSIS, HERBACIOUS SPICE, FIRM & GENEROUS

Hailing from the very northerly and rather rare Loire appellation known as Orléans, this is a Pinot Noir double feature starring the Meunier mutation best known for its work in Champagne with support from the more familiar regular Pinot Noir (sans Meunier’s downy leaves). The result is bright and firm yet appealingly ripe and generous with familiarly Pinot-ish cherry fruit and a spicy herbaceousness (including a whisper of juniper) that lies somewhere between Oregon Pinot and Loire Cab Franc. Captivating!

Serving Suggestions: Pumpernickel crostini w/ venison or bison tartare. Baked brie w/ toasted pecans, rosemary, & lingonberry preserves.

22.99

38 in stock

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2017 Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Moelleux [500ml] (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic Bilh Moelleux [500ml], Southwest, France 2017

{sustainable} 90% Gros Manseng, 10% Petit Manseng

SWEET POACHED PEAR, WHITE PEPPER AND PEACH

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 develop flavor, this dessert wine has exotic floral aromas of poached pear in simple syrup with white pepper and sun dried peach.

Serving Suggestions: Foie Gras paté (if you have some please share); hazelnut crusted cheesecake with glazed pears on top

21.99

9 in stock

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2016 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2016

{organic} 70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng

BOSC PEAR & CLEMENTINE, WISPY GARDENIA, ALMOND

If you have 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 complexity in French oak for 2 months before bottling. This dry white tastes of almonds and hazelnuts with pear skin, citrus, tangy apricot and the ethereal perfume of gardenias.

Serving Suggestions: This is best with traditional SW French dishes like Poule au Pot or Poulet Basquaise. Flaky baked trout w/ dill and a fresh chick pea salad w/ heirloom tomatoes & sweet yellow onion.

20.99

10 in stock

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2017 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2016

{organic} 70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng

BOSC PEAR & CLEMENTINE, WISPY GARDENIA, ALMOND

If you have 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 complexity in French oak for 2 months before bottling. This dry white tastes of almonds and hazelnuts with pear skin, citrus, tangy apricot and the ethereal perfume of gardenias.

Serving Suggestions: This is best with traditional SW French dishes like Poule au Pot or Poulet Basquaise. Flaky baked trout w/ dill and a fresh chick pea salad w/ heirloom tomatoes & sweet yellow onion.

21.99

24 in stock

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2016 Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec [1.5L] (Labranche-Laffont, Domaine)

Domaine Labranche-Laffont, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec, Southwest, France 2016

{organic} 70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng

BOSC PEAR & CLEMENTINE, WISPY GARDENIA, ALMOND

If you have 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 complexity in French oak for 2 months before bottling. This dry white tastes of almonds and hazelnuts with pear skin, citrus, tangy apricot and the ethereal perfume of gardenias.

Serving Suggestions: This is best with traditional SW French dishes like Poule au Pot or Poulet Basquaise. Flaky baked trout w/ dill and a fresh chick pea salad w/ heirloom tomatoes & sweet yellow onion.

44.99

3 in stock

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Pale Ale "Humidity" 6 Pack Cans (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Pale Ale "Humidity", Durham, NC

9.99

20 in stock

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Pale Ale "Unicycle (Ekuanot)" [4 pack] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, "Unicycle" Single Hop Pale Ale, 4pk 16oz cans

4.8% ABV

American style pale ale, meant to be both enjoyable and educational (to your palate). Featuring Ekuanot hops.

Pronounced aroma. Flavor and aroma include melon, berry, lime, apple, papaya, mango, and mandarin orange.

10.99

11 in stock

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Peach Honeysuckle Sour "Mitta" [500ml] (Steel String Brewery)

Steel String Brewery, Carrboro NC

"Mitta" Peach Honeysuckle Sour

6.5% ABV

A golden unoaked sour, aged on 300 pounds of fresh peaches and floral honeysuckle. A tribute to Steel String's head brewer's Grandma Mitta.

7.99

10 in stock

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Peanut 10 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Peanut Almond Butter 10 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

9.99

5 in stock

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Peanut Butter 13 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Peanut Butter 16 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

8.99

13 in stock

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Peanut Cashew Butter 10 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Peanut Cashew Butter 10 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

12.99

2 in stock

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Peanut Chai Butter 10 oz. (Big Spoon Roasters)

Big Spoon Roasters, Peanut Chai Butter 10 oz, Durham, NC

Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters in Durham, North Carolina. Our carefully selected nuts and wildflower honeys are sourced from local and like-minded farmers who share our dedication to authentic quality. Each small batch is roasted, ground, and packaged while still warm to produce nut butters that are uniquely fresh, delicious, and nutritious.

13.99

1 in stock

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2017 Pecorino Colli Aprutini "Scuderie Ducali" (Centorame)

Centorame, Pecorino Colli Aprutini "Scuderie Ducali", Abruzzo, Italy 2017

{organic} 100% Pecorino

LEMONY FRESH & ZESTY, FLORAL & HERBACEOUS, LIGHTLY SMOKY

Lamberto Vannucci’s “Scuderie Ducali” wines are named after a popular tourist attraction near his vineyards - a horse training facility. And the Pecorino grape is named because sheep, pecora in Italian, supposedly love to eat it as they’re herded down the hills and through the vineyards. This may be a perfect wine to have after a vigorous session of training a horse or herding some sheep - bright, clean, and zesty lemon citrus, with just a touch of jasmine flower and fresh herbs. Fresh and refreshing, it’s as at home in your glass on a hot summer day as it would be on the dinner table.

Serving suggestions: In a delicious quirk of fate, Pecorino cheese! Fish soup w/ tomatoes, rosemary, vinegar, & a tiny pinch of red pepper flakes.

12.99

2 in stock

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2018 Pecorino Colli Aprutini "Scuderie Ducali" (Centorame)

Centorame, Pecorino Colli Aprutini "Scuderie Ducali", Abruzzo, Italy 2018

{organic} 100% Pecorino

LEMONY FRESH & ZESTY, FLORAL & HERBACEOUS, LIGHTLY SMOKY

Lamberto Vannucci’s “Scuderie Ducali” wines are named after a popular tourist attraction near his vineyards - a horse training facility. And the Pecorino grape is named because sheep, pecora in Italian, supposedly love to eat it as they’re herded down the hills and through the vineyards. This may be a perfect wine to have after a vigorous session of training a horse or herding some sheep - bright, clean, and zesty lemon citrus, with just a touch of jasmine flower and fresh herbs. Fresh and refreshing, it’s as at home in your glass on a hot summer day as it would be on the dinner table.

Serving suggestions: In a delicious quirk of fate, Pecorino cheese! Fish soup w/ tomatoes, rosemary, vinegar, & a tiny pinch of red pepper flakes.

12.99

64 in stock

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Pedro Ximenez [375ml] (Maestro Sierra, Bodegas El)

Bodegas El Maestro Sierra, Pedro Ximenez [375ml], Jerez, Spain NV

100% Pedro Ximenez

DRIED FIG, DATE, CAPSICUM PEPPER, SWEET

If you've never had a sweet Pedro Ximenez, then you're missing out. Sometimes they can have flavors of molasses and honey, but this one leans more towards dried fig and spicy earthy flavors. This tiny sherry producer continues to make complex, monumental wines of great age at surprisingly reasonable prices (due to the unjust decrease in demand for these wonderful wines). Started in 1832, this is a wine to enjoy before the style goes extinct and the wineries defunct.

Serving Suggestions: Shoo-Fly Pie. Pour it over vanilla ice cream or even whip it into your vanilla-malt milkshake.

21.99

15 in stock

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2018 Penedès Blanc (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Penedès Blanc, Penedès, Spain 2018

{organic} 40% Xarel-lo, 30% Macabeu, 25% Chardonnay, 5% Muscat

BRIGHT, FLORAL, TANGERINE, PINEAPPLE. FRESH, DRY & FUN

This limited production white is a fun blend that is fresh and lively with lots of fruity, floral aroma, while still remaining dry and mouthwatering. Toni Garriga uses the same grapes in his Cava blend, but here he adds a hint of Muscat to boost the citrus aromatics. Grown on his mountainside estate half an hour south of Barcelona, this is a tasty treat, perfect with spicy seafood dishes. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: A seafood medley sautéed with olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Korean tofu soup (but not too spicy).

9.99

62 in stock

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2018 Penedès Negre (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Penedès Negre, Penedes, Spain 2018

{organic} 40% Merlot, 33% Pinot Noir, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon

PLUM & CASSIS, GRAPHITE-LIKE MINERALITY, ENERGETIC

Not quite a joven alternative to Mas Codina’s always beautiful Cabernet cuvée, this youthfully assertive gem is aged in oak for three months – just long enough to enhance an impression of polish or finesse without compromising its vitality. Penedès is best known as Cava country, but like Tarragona to its north, has a longstanding love affair with Bordelais varieties, and both Cabernet and Merlot do outstanding work here. Txin txin!

Serving Suggestion: Kosher Coney Island hot dog. Catalan pizza w/ zucchini, pine nuts, capsicum, & sun-dried tomato.

10.99

8 in stock

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Pepperoni, 1/2 Chub (San Guiseppe Salami Co.)

Giacomo's Salumi -Pepperoni 1/2 Stick, Greensoboro, NC

Traditional spicy pepperoni made right here in NC.

Ground anise and cracked red pepper flakes give this handmade pepperoni its spice. This meaty Italian specialty boasts of a full flavor not masked by fat and fillers.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

18 in stock

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2016 Petite Sirah (Dancing Coyote)

Dancing Coyote, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg, CA 2016

100% Petite Sirah

RICH BLACKBERRY, FRAGRANT SMOKINESS, SMOOTH

The flat expanses of the ingenue Clarksburg AVA may lack the visual drama of its more famous neighbors, but its hot days and cool, fog-fed nights make it prime vineyard real estate. This luscious Petite Sirah takes that ample sunshine and converts it to rich, ripe dark fruit and enticing wafts of hickory smoke.

Serving Suggestion: Mildly spicy lamb & chicken kebabs cooked among friends on a cheap charcoal grill. Grilled mushrooms while you're at it.

16.99

23 in stock

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2017 Petite Sirah "The Heritage Collection" (Peirano Estate)

Peirano Estate, "Heritage Collection" Petite Sirah, Lodi, CA 2017

100% Petite Sirah

SPICY EARTH, CINNAMON, OAK & LUSH BERRIES

Peirano Estate has been farmed by the same family since the 1800's. They are now the oldest continually operated vineyard in Lodi, California with many vines over 100 years old. From these vines comes this Petite Sirah, inky dark and tasting of berries, cinnamon, earth, oak and even a hint of sweet tomato. A bold vintage, this year. Remember, Petite Sirah is not Syrah or Shiraz, but a separate grape altogether originally called Duriff.

Serving Suggestion: Rare but seared beef or lamb. Teleggio cheese. Lasagna with a spicy sauce.

12.99

12 in stock

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2018 Picpoul de Pinet (Grangette, Domaine La)

Domaine La Grangette, Picpoul de Pinet "Black Label" Coteaux de Languedoc, France, 2018

{sustainable} 100% Picpoul

FRESH CITRUS, RIPE & RACY, INTENSELY REFRESHING

In the Languedoc, not far from Montpellier, the sun shines warmly and smiles are wide as large quantities of Picpoul are swirled and sipped near the coast. The smell of the sea is in the air, and this immensely refreshing wine is a party in every bottle. Break out the oysters, shellfish and picnic baskets. Picpoul is best young and fresh, served well-chilled to hot, thirsty and hungry friends at the beach or pool.

Serving Suggestion: Raw oysters w/ plenty of mignonette & lemon. Tempura vegetables w/ citrusy aioli. Creamy shrimp salad w/ garlic crostini.

11.99

89 in stock

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2017 Piedirosso Sannio (Fontanavecchia, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Fontanavecchia, Piedirosso, Taburno, Campania, Italy, 2017

{organic} 100% Piedirosso

BRIGHT CHERRY & BERRY, ROSES & DISTINCT SMOKINESS

One of the rarer single-varietal reds to come out of Campania, Piedirosso is more often used in blends where it softens the intensity of bolder varietals (typically Aglianico). This example from Fontanavecchia shows off bright, brambly berries, radiant red roses, black pepper, soft tannins, and a definitely distinct aroma of campfire ash - a direct result of the very volcanic soil. Mount Vesuvius is nearby, and looms large over the land and culture. If you've ever been confused by the term "minerality," here's a volcanic, solid stepping stone to understanding.

Serving Suggestion: Baked ziti. Grilled Italian sausage rolls w/ onions & roasted red & yellow bell peppers

13.99

161 in stock

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Pilsner "Mort's Lager" [6 Pack 12oz Cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Trophy Brewing, "Mort's Lager" Pilsner

Raleigh, NC

4.8% ABV

Named for downtown Raleigh's trophy shop where it all started. Classic crisp Pilsner sensibility with a nod to its noble beginnings.

9.99

12 in stock

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Pilsner [6-pack, 12oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Pilsner [6-pack, 12oz cans], Durham, NC

10.99

14 in stock

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2018 Pineau d'Aunis Rose (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Pineau d'Aunis Rose, Loire Valley, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Pinot d'Aunis

STRAWBERRY & PLUM BLOSSOM, FLINT & FENNEL POLLEN

Pineau d’Aunis, a grape with a storied history in France’s Loire Valley - particularly the northernmost regions lying above Touraine, is a cool-climate specialist. While it is increasingly well-regarded for its very distinctive, earthy reds, its best known role is that of being vinified as pretty, subtle, yet characterful rosés. It’s perfectly cast in this offering from Domaine de la Rochette, acting as an ambassador for the variety’s strengths while also simply serving up a deliciously refreshing, crisp, clean sipper.

Serving Suggestion: Baked trout w/ dill, fennel pollen, & lemon crème fraiche. Mild green papaya salad w/ toasted peanuts, fish sauce, & scallions.

15.99

39 in stock

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Pineau des Charentes (Ragnaud, Raymond)

Raymond Ragnaud, Pineau des Charentes, Southwest, France, NV

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard

MADE BY RAYMOND RAGNEAU, A TOP PRODUCER OF COGNAC. EEEEEE!

A regional French aperitif, made in the départements of Charente and Charente-Maritime in western France. Whilst popular in Charente, it is less well-known in other regions of France and somewhat uncommon abroad. It is a fortified wine, made from a blend of partially-fermented wine and Cognac eau-de-vie. According to legend, during the harvest of 1589, a winemaker accidentally added grape must into a barrel that he believed was empty but in fact contained eau de vie. The mixture was duly returned to the cellars for fermentation. A few years later, the barrel was retrieved and was found to contain the drink that is now associated with the region of Charente. The blend is aged for at least 18 months, including a minimum of 8 months in oak barrels.

29.99

10 in stock

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2018 Pinot Bianco (Weissburgunder) (Castelfeder, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Castelfeder, Pinot Bianco/Weissburgunder "Vom Stein", Alto Adige, Italy 2018

100% Pinot Bianco

TART APPLES, WHITE PEACH, ALMONDS, LITTLE WHITE FLOWERS

What's a grape gotta do to get some attention around here? Pinot Bianco (or Weissburgunder, if you're in the German-speaking Alto Adige) is arguably the least well known of the Pinot sisters, often only making an appearance as a blending grape, and that is sad. Castelfeder winemaker Günter coaxes beautiful Pinot Bianco from the porphyric stone of his vineyard. Lively, vibrant, rich, feather soft and voluptuous ... What's not to love?

Serving Suggestion:  Egg pasta tossed w/ Parmigiano Reggiano, butter, & black pepper. Creamy shrimp salad on toasted brioche rolls. Freshwater trout poached in white wine & served w/ butter sauce.

16.99

15 in stock

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2018 Pinot Blanc Württemberg (Drautz-Able, Heilbronn)

Heilbronn Drautz-Able, Pinot Blanc, Württemberg, Germany 2018

100% Pinot Blanc

QUINCE & LEMON CURD, ROUNDED YET TANGY-FRESH

Pinot Blanc has never been allowed to be much of a star on its home eastern French turf but has found a more appreciative audience in northern Italy and Germany - particularly Baden-Württemberg. This estate, today known as Drautz-Able, was founded over 500 years ago by the ancestor of mother-and-son Monika and Markus Drautz and finds its specialty predominantly in the production of red wines (particularly Trollinger and Blaufränkisch). Weissburgunder, better known as Pinot Blanc, however, is a choice white. With the right stuff to appeal to lovers of unoaked Chardonnay, especially modern Burgundian fare, this versatile white is medium-bodied with vibrant citrusy sharpness on the finish - refreshing and food friendly.

Serving Suggestion: (Blixa Bargeld’s) calamari risotto w/ squid ink. Mashed potato-daikon salad w/ lemon aioli, micro greens, & cucumber.

19.99

30 in stock

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2017 Pinot Grigio "Jesera" (Venica)

Venica, Pinot Grigio "Jesera", Collio, Friuli, Italy, 2017

100% Pinot Grigio

LUSH, RICH, FULL-BODIED WITH A CLEAN FINISH

In the north-eastern part of Italy, we find Collio right on the border of Slovenia, Home to the Venica family of wines. In fact “Jesera” is Slovenian for "little lake" and is the name of the vineyard source for this Pinot Grigio. Very full-flavored, lush and rich, this is a major Pinot Grigio with a hint of pink color - a sign of real skin contact! Delicious mouth-watering acidity finishes of this wine creating a little lake in your mouth.

Serving Suggestions: Proscuitto wrapped melon; grilled tuna steak sliced with avocado over romaine lettuce and a creamy vinaigrette

21.99

1 in stock

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2018 Pinot Grigio "Jesera" (Venica)

Venica, Pinot Grigio "Jesera", Collio, Friuli, Italy, 2018

100% Pinot Grigio

LUSH, RICH, FULL-BODIED WITH A CLEAN FINISH

In the north-eastern part of Italy, we find Collio right on the border of Slovenia, Home to the Venica family of wines. In fact “Jesera” is Slovenian for "little lake" and is the name of the vineyard source for this Pinot Grigio. Very full-flavored, lush and rich, this is a major Pinot Grigio with a hint of pink color - a sign of real skin contact! Delicious mouth-watering acidity finishes of this wine creating a little lake in your mouth.

Serving Suggestions: Proscuitto wrapped melon; grilled tuna steak sliced with avocado over romaine lettuce and a creamy vinaigrette

21.99

17 in stock

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2018 Pinot Grigio "Onorevole" (Bedin)

Bedin, Pinot Grigio "Onorevole", Veneto, Italy 2018

100% Pinot Grigio

PEAR & MELON, LEESY LUSHNESS, VIVACIOUS & REFRESHING

If you started drinking wine in the last 20 years, there’s a distinct probability that your first Pinot Gris was a Venetian Pinot Grigio. This specialty of the countryside between Verona and Venice has been so ubiquitous as to become virtually synonymous with “white wine.” Quality and quantity tend to exclude each other, and these wines can be unspectacular, but our friends at Bedin have lovingly crafted a wonderfully vibrant, delicious gem. Most impressive!

Serving Suggestion: Shrimp & scallops on polenta (or grits!) w/ garlic, olive oil, white wine & sea salt. Asiago fettuccine alfredo w/ roasted leeks, broccoli, & asparagus.

11.99

56 in stock

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2018 Pinot Gris (Lone Birch)

Lone Birch, Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, Washington State 2018

PEAR, MELON, AND SILKY, JUICY FUN

Named after (you guessed it) a single tall tree planted 5 generations ago, Lone Birch comes from Airfield Estate’s expansive Yakima Valley vineyards. This excellent representation of the grape balances the style of Italy’s crisp and fresh Pinot Grigios with Alsace’s complex and layered Pinot Gris, offering bright fruit atop a deep, rich mouthfeel. A versatile crowd pleaser, this is a great choice for a big party or as your go-to white to keep in the fridge for all occasions.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled chicken breasts with a creamy lemon herb sauce. A salad of buttery Bibb lettuce with a dijon vinaigrette.

12.99

95 in stock

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2017 Pinot Gris (Huia Vineyards)

Huia Vineyards, Pinot Gris

Marlborough, New Zealand 2017

{organic} 100% Pinot Gris

CITRUS & PEARSKIN, BRIGHT YET FULL-BODIED, EXOTIC

Firm, full-bodied, and expressively aromatic, this Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc is a real head-turner. Marlborough’s cool yet sun-soaked vineyards bring out a perfect balance of rich ripeness and invigorating acidity. Huia heads, Claire & Mike Allen have extensive experience as vignerons, working not only in New Zealand's Marlborough but France’s Champagne as well - two regions whose wines specialize in vibrant acidity and intense character, neither of which is there any shortage in this great Gris!

Serving Suggestions: Prawns in sun dried tomato-infused olive oil w/ spinach, polenta, & toasted garlic. Walnut/gorgonzola risotto w/ sliced pear.

20.99

11 in stock

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2017 Pinot Gris (Montinore Estate)

Montinore, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2017

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Gris

PEAR, GREEN APPLE, DRY & MINERALLY

Continuing their great tradition of superb Alsatian-styled dry whites, Montinore presents this medium to full-bodied Pinot Gris showing golden skin contact coloration and a nose of dried pear slices, apricot and fresh flowers. With great length of finish and a beautiful backdrop of juicy, balancing acidity, this graceful wine yields a bounty of flavorful golden fruit in every sip.

Serving Suggestion: A quiche filled with gruyere, apples, bacon and chives; or flaky white fish roasted in olive oil, herbs and garlic.

15.99

16 in stock

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2018 Pinot Gris Kabinett Trocken "Nackenheimer" (Binz, Weingut)

Weingut Binz, Pinot Gris Kabinett Trocken, Nackenheimer, Rheinhessen, Germany 2018

100% Pinot Gris

PEAR & LEMON, CHALKY MINERAL, SAKE-LIKE LEESINESS

Nackenheim certainly isn’t famous for its size, but the small municipality enjoys great esteem for its pristine wines. Nestled between the river Rhein and its steeply sloping vineyards, Weingut Binz has long prided itself on the outstanding quality of its reds and whites alike, and we’ve long appreciated the outstanding value they provide. Classically called Grauburgunder in Germany, Pinot Gris is among the nation’s most planted grapes. This rendition regales us with classical citrus and pear/“tree fruit” vibes as well as lovely leesy, minerally complexity. Danke!

Serving Suggestion: Albacore tuna maki w/ sesame seeds & cucumber. Chicken salad sandwich w/ almonds & celery on pumpernickel.

14.99

5 in stock

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2017 Pinot Gris, Reserve (Cooper Mountain Vineyards)

Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Pinot Gris Reserve, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2017

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Gris

BRIGHT WHITE PEACH & CRISP TROPICAL FRUIT, FLORAL, SILKEN MINERALITY

In the 25 years that Cooper Mountain Vineyards has commercially produced wine, they've carved a striking niche out of the highly specialized volcanic soil that hosts the estate's vineyards, focusing on the varietals that have helped establish Willamette Valley as a cradle of excellent wine. This gleaming white is made from biodynamically-grown grapes and boldly features elegant floral notes, bright fruit, and lovely fine-toothed minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Poached sole in butter & tarragon w/ white asparagus. Geoduck ceviche on a bed of grey sea salt.

19.99

24 in stock

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2017 Pinot Nero "Terrazze" (Mazzolino, Tenuta)

Tenuta Mazzolino, Pinot Nero "Terrazze", Pavia Lombardia, Italy 2017

100% Pinot Nero

BLACKBERRIES, RIPE RED RASPBERRIES, VIOLETS, SOFT & SMOOTH

Wander due south from the industrial cityscape of Milan, and after a few miles Italy really starts to look like ITALY. Tucked in the gentle hills of around Pavia sits Tenuta Mazzolino, run by a French-Italian family specializing in Pinot Noir. This easy-going example is lush and approachable with soft floral notes and ripe red fruit. It fits right in with other high-quality, low-price Pinot, except with a strain of acidity that marks it as uniquely Italian. Almost Dolcetto-esque.

Serving Suggestion: A good match for light pastas with a bit of spice. Spaghetti with cracked red pepper, garlic, pecorino and herbs comes to mind.

15.99

9 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Pinot Noir, Lisboa, Portugal 2017

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

RIPE SUN-WARMED BLACK RASPBERRY, DRIED WILDFLOWERS, ELEGANT MINERALITY

Situated 30 miles northwest of Lisbon on an ancient estate near the Atlantic, Quinta de Sant'Ana benefits from hot days followed by cool nights. With the help of this utopian climate, James and Ann Frost along with their seven sons have produced a Pinot Noir with beautifully balanced elements of pleasant acidity, ripe fruit, and subtle minerality. This wine is a near-chilly late afternoon walk with your sweetheart through a field of dwindling wildflowers.

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ Herbes de Provence & rustic risotto. Truffle-infused cheddar & cherry preserves w/ balsamic vinegar.

21.99

57 in stock

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2018 Pinot Noir (Apaltagua, Viña)

Vina Apaltagua, Pinot Noir "Reserva", Colchagua Valley, Chile 2018

100% Pinot Noir

PLUM & CRAISIN, JUICY, LUSH, SUBTLE SPICY OAK

From Apaltagua's vineyards in Chile's cool and Pacific-influenced region of southern Curico comes this most impressive of Pinot Noir values. Appropriately delicate but with uncharacteristic (at this price range!) depth and substance, this is a Pinot that you can really sink your teeth into. Black fruit and an enveloping impression of spicy roundness from a kiss of new oak merge seamlessly in a friendly and elegant package.

Serving Suggestion: Delicious duck quesadillas (From Nanataco, perhaps?). Homemade pizza with soppressata, goat's milk ricotta, broccoli rabe.

12.99

16 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Pinot Noir trocken QbA, Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

CHERRY, EARTHY MINERAL, FRENCH OAK

Working from 11 hectares in the town of Oppenheim, the Heyden family is making an international splash. Winemaking prodigy Frank Heyden combines grapes from his Schlöss vineyard (for elegance and fruit) with those from his Kreuz vineyard (for weight and body). This is a scream and will eradicate any misconceptions you have about German reds. Satisfyingly rich and Burgundian in style, this Zeppelin of a Pinot revels in the variety's classic character and illustrates why Pinot is now Germany's most planted red varietal!

Serving Suggestion: Lean beef like tenderloin. Quail & richer poultry dishes. String beans w/ wild rice, almonds, & butter.

19.99

19 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir (Montinore Estate)

Montinore Estate, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2017

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

CHERRY FRUIT, EARTHY, SMOKE. LIGHT & AROMATIC

We've watched this winery get better every year and now the Marchesi family has produced another great vintage for Montinore! This superb Pinot looks like a Pinot, smells like a Pinot and yes, tastes like a Pinot! Unfortunately this is becoming more rare these days. With a seductive soft red color that is translucent and inviting. The aroma is like perfume with earthy cherry, a whisp of dark chocolate and black pepper. Don't let the color fool you, this is a full flavored and powerful tasting wine!

Serving Suggestion: Black peppered chicken, soy sauce marinated grouper, beef tenderloin and grilled salmon.

22.99

69 in stock

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2014 Pinot Noir (Wenzlau Vineyard)

Wenzlau Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, California 2014

100% Pinot Noir

49.99

10 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Carneros, CA 2016

BLACK CHERRY & FOREST FRUIT, DILL & VANILLA, FIRMLY STRUCTURED

Carneros has long represented one of California’s brightest points for exceptional Pinot Noir, and this offering from Truchard displays the intensity and elegance that one would hope to encounter in the best and boldest of the region. Harkening back to the variety’s rising star of the 90s, it simultaneously exceeds and defies expectations with impressive concentration, assertive black tea tannin, and elegant citrusy undercurrents that are vibrant and mouthwatering. Kickin’ it old school and making no compromises!

Serving Suggestion: Diced duck breast w/ pine nuts & pomegranate/cranberry sauce on endives. Pizza w/ parmesan, criminis, kale, & baby onions.

29.99

21 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Carneros, CA 2015

BLACK CHERRY & FOREST FRUIT, DILL & VANILLA, FIRMLY STRUCTURED

Carneros has long represented one of California’s brightest points for exceptional Pinot Noir, and this offering from Truchard displays the intensity and elegance that one would hope to encounter in the best and boldest of the region. Harkening back to the variety’s rising star of the 90s, it simultaneously exceeds and defies expectations with impressive concentration, assertive black tea tannin, and elegant citrusy undercurrents that are vibrant and mouthwatering. Kickin’ it old school and making no compromises!

Serving Suggestion: Diced duck breast w/ pine nuts & pomegranate/cranberry sauce on endives. Pizza w/ parmesan, criminis, kale, & baby onions.

34.99

1 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Mendocino, CA 2016

100% Pinot Noir {sustainable}

RASPBERRY PRESERVES, COLA, TOUCH OF EARTH

The Bliss Vineyard was purchased on a whim by Grandpa Irv Bliss back in the late 1930s. Nearly a century later, this 450 acre ranch produces some of the best values to be found in Californian wine. This sustainably farmed Pinot Noir has lush red fruits leading into a cola-spiced finish. The Mendocino area benefits from the cooling influence of the Pacific, allowing this wine to preserve its brightness and acidity. A textbook example of Cali Pinot.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled pork tenderloin and root veggies with a bing cherry sauce.

17.99

2 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA, 2017

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

RICH CHERRY & RASPBERRY, SUNBAKED CEDAR ON A CALIFORNIA BREEZE

Cecil De Loach, along with his wife Christine, was almost singlehandedly responsible for codifying what we now know as sustainable farming in California. Oh, and he accomplished this while working as a firefighter at San Francisco's Hook & Ladder Station 10. In 2003 he sold his eponymous winery but kept his vineyard in the Russian River Valley to focus on stunning small production wines. This Pinot Noir is a rich, luscious California archetype, all bold red fruit and rough-hewn spice. Uncompromisingly new-world, but rustic and rangy in its own ineffable way.

Serving Suggestion: A spread of fresh sourdough, spicy summer sausage, sharp cheese, and sweet beer mustard. For dessert, soy-glazed salmon grilled on a cedar plank.

24.99

24 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Mendocino, CA 2017

100% Pinot Noir {sustainable}

RASPBERRY PRESERVES, COLA, TOUCH OF EARTH

The Bliss Vineyard was purchased on a whim by Grandpa Irv Bliss back in the late 1930s. Nearly a century later, this 450 acre ranch produces some of the best values to be found in Californian wine. This sustainably farmed Pinot Noir has lush red fruits leading into a cola-spiced finish. The Mendocino area benefits from the cooling influence of the Pacific, allowing this wine to preserve its brightness and acidity. A textbook example of Cali Pinot.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled pork tenderloin and root veggies with a bing cherry sauce.

17.99

23 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir "Ama Estate" Sonoma Coast (Peay Vineyards)

Peay Vineyards, "Ama Estate" Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California 2015

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

BLACK CHERRY & POMEGRANATE PRESERVES, TEA LEAF & DRIED ROSE PETAL

Peay’s ridge-bound Sonoma Coast vineyards epitomize the majesty of Pacific-influenced northern coastal terroir. Overlooking misty valleys, simultaneously cooled by oceanic influences and protected from them by elevation, the estate is the origin of fiercely characterful renditions of grapes native to both France’s Burgundy and its Northern Rhone. Pinot Noir is the estate’s leading man, and it does fabulous work for Peay, achieving an impeccable balance of rich ripe fruit and balancing brightness (as well as impressive longevity).

Serving Suggestion: Traditional New Year’s fare: Roast pork shoulder w/ al dente (don’t overcook!) black eyed peas & collard greens (both containing judicious amounts of hickory-smoked bacon). Smoky roasted carrot & arugula salad w/ sherry-brown butter vinaigrette.

49.99

7 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir "Cep" Sonoma Coast (Peay Vineyards)

Peay Vineyards, "Cep" Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California 2016

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

GLEAMING CHERRY-ISH FRUIT, HERBACEOUS EDGE, ELEGANT

“Cep” is a side project of Peay vineyards and an avenue for alternate barrel cuvées comprised of the excellent and distinctive Sonoma Coast fruit that has won the hearts of Burgundian diaspora enthusiasts. Rising among evergreen trees above the cooling Pacific mists and fog, Peay’s vineyards home in on perfectly moderated patches of land, nurturing not only Pinot but its Burgundian counterpart, Chardonnay, and various Northern Rhone natives. This is top-notch Sonoma fare and a fantastic ambassador for what makes Peay special.

Serving Suggestion: Country ham w/ smoked gouda risotto. Savory beet/arugula salad w/ cranberries, toasted walnuts, & sheep’s feta.

36.99

10 in stock

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2018 Pinot Noir "Cep" Sonoma Coast (Peay Vineyards)

Peay Vineyards, "Cep", Sonoma Coast, California 2018

Peay Vineyards, "Cep" Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California 2016

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir

GLEAMING CHERRY-ISH FRUIT, HERBACEOUS EDGE, ELEGANT

“Cep” is a side project of Peay vineyards and an avenue for alternate barrel cuvées comprised of the excellent and distinctive Sonoma Coast fruit that has won the hearts of Burgundian diaspora enthusiasts. Rising among evergreen trees above the cooling Pacific mists and fog, Peay’s vineyards home in on perfectly moderated patches of land, nurturing not only Pinot but its Burgundian counterpart, Chardonnay, and various Northern Rhone natives. This is top-notch Sonoma fare and a fantastic ambassador for what makes Peay special.

Serving Suggestion: Country ham w/ smoked gouda risotto. Savory beet/arugula salad w/ cranberries, toasted walnuts, & sheep’s feta.

36.99

9 in stock

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2018 Pinot Noir "Cooper Hill" (Cooper Mountain Vineyards)

Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Pinot Noir "Cooper Hill", Willamette Valley, Oregon 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

PRETTY & ACCESSIBLE. CRANBERRY/STRAWBERRY & LIGHT OAK.

Established in 1978 as a grape grower, supplying to some of Oregon's finest wineries, Robert and Corrine Gross opened their own winery in 1987. Committed to sustainability and value, they began making lovely, classic wines from their mature, dry-farmed vineyards (now biodynamic) at a carbon neutral winery. This elegant Pinot Noir is their delicious "bread & butter" and our go-to domestic with stunning value!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon with truffle butter and shaved hazelnuts. Celery root soup with chanterelles and black walnuts.

20.99

16 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir "Estate" (Yamhill Valley Vineyards)

Yamhill Valley Vineyards, Pinot Noir "Estate", Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2016

100% Pinot Noir

BING CHERRIES, EARTHY GINSENG, CREAMY VANILLA & SPICE

One of the oldest wineries in McMinnville, situated on 150 acres of rolling foothills in the famous Willamette Valley, Yamhill Valley Vineyards has been crafting distinctive, charming wines since 1982. This elegant, floral Pinot Noir delights a rustic combination of bing cherry, root vegetable earthiness, flowers, and cinnamon, followed by cedar-like spice and creamy vanilla, and sublime minerality. Distinctly Oregonian, this Pinot manages to express wonderful terroir, flaunt its complexity, and yet remain an astounding value.

Serving Suggestion: Earl Grey tea-smoked duck breast w/ a persimmon glaze & roasted root vegetables. Borscht w/ mushrooms, cabbage, parsley root, & smoked brisket.

21.99

50 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir "Estate" (Lingua Franca)

Lingua Franca, Pinot Noir Estate, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

49.99

5 in stock

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2018 Pinot Noir "Estate" (Illahe Vineyards)

Illahe Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2018

100% Pinot Noir

PINOT-LISCIOUS CHERRY, DRIED GOJI & FIG, SOFT VANILLA & TOBACCO

Hailing from Mount Pisgah, Illahe’s Pinots are made from Burgundian clones with origins in Pommard and the Cotes de Nuits. On one hand, this offering is distinctly Pinot Noir. On the other, it is arguably distinctive enough to sidestep some of our expectations about the variety and what Oregon’s Willamette typically coaxes from it. For one, it’s more concentrated and deeper in color – more opaque, and while its fruit retains a cherryish dominance that is distinctly that of Pinot, an exotic, dried-fruit dustiness compliments its subtle oaken richness and herbaceous spice gorgeously. Indulge!

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ cranberry sauce & frites w/ duck gravy. Fried eggplant w/ raspberry vinaigrette & wild rice.

27.99

22 in stock

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2018 Pinot Noir "Estate" Sonoma Coast (Peay Vineyards)

Peay Vineyards, "Estate" Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California 2018

100% Pinot Noir

49.99

4 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir "Grand Firepeak Cuvee" (Baileyana)

Baileyana, Pinot Noir "Grand Firepeak Cuvee", Edna Valley, CA 2017

100% Pinot Noir

FRAGRANT BLACK CHERRY & RASPBERRY FRUIT WITH SMOKE & OAK

Grand Firepeak Cuvée is the name used for the top wines coming from Baileyana. Over twenty years ago, Catherine Niven founded Baileyana and is known for her 7 words: “Be the best you can be in whatever you pursue.” This Pinot vineyard area is located just inland of the cool Morro Bay and Edna Valley and has the longest growing season of any CA region. The result is a super fragrant, rich and opulent style of Pinot that’s not shy or timid to drink. Expressing bold black cherry and black raspberry fruit with smoky oak.

Serving Suggestion: Tea smoked whole duck with a crispy skin and black raspberry compote for a sauce; they recommend grilled Ahi tuna with ginger black bean sauce.

23.99

5 in stock

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2018 Pinot Noir "Grand Firepeak Cuvee" (Baileyana)

Baileyana, Pinot Noir "Grand Firepeak Cuvee", Edna Valley, CA 2018

100% Pinot Noir

FRAGRANT BLACK CHERRY & RASPBERRY FRUIT WITH SMOKE & OAK

Grand Firepeak Cuvée is the name used for the top wines coming from Baileyana. Over twenty years ago, Catherine Niven founded Baileyana and is known for her 7 words: “Be the best you can be in whatever you pursue.” This Pinot vineyard area is located just inland of the cool Morro Bay and Edna Valley and has the longest growing season of any CA region. The result is a super fragrant, rich and opulent style of Pinot that’s not shy or timid to drink. Expressing bold black cherry and black raspberry fruit with smoky oak.

Serving Suggestion: Tea smoked whole duck with a crispy skin and black raspberry compote for a sauce; they recommend grilled Ahi tuna with ginger black bean sauce.

23.99

18 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry, PInot Noir "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2017

100% Pinot Noir

LIGHT SMOKY & FLORAL AROMAS, VIBRANT LIGHT CHERRY FRUIT

Hendry Ranch lies in the "transitional" climate area between cool Carneros and the sun-baked plains of the lower Napa Valley. This lovely wine lies - quite appropriately - in the transitional spectrum between the bright acidity of Burgundy and the full-fruit approach of Californian pinot noir. Brimming with vibrant acidity underscored by rich cherry and smoke, this wine is so, so fine.

Serving Suggestion: Rigatoni with cauliflower and mild sausage "al forno." Late afternoon spreads of pimento cheese and charcuterie.

23.99

37 in stock

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2017 Pinot Noir "Old Vine" (Patricia Green Cellars)

Patricia Green Cellars, Pinot Noir "Old Vine", Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2017

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

THICK DARK CHERRY, EARTHY SPICE & HERBACEOUS MYSTIQUE

Emerging from the Willamette Valley’s Ribbon Ridge AVA, this estate offering from the terroir-obsessed team of Patricia Green Cellars capitalizes on the richer, more powerful possibilities of Pinot Noir and showcases vines planted in marine sedimentary soils. With dark red fruit standing in the foreground and plenty of foresty, earthy, Oregonian goodness afoot, the overall impression is dense, ripe, elegant, and mysterious – an exemplary specimen of both variety and Valley.

Serving Suggestion: Red wine-braised turkey legs & rosemary-encrusted sweet potato hash browns. Rustic cremini & shiitake flatbread w/ pearl onions & melted cantal or gouda.

44.99

9 in stock

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2018 Pinot Noir "Old Vine" (Patricia Green Cellars)

Patricia Green Cellars, Pinot Noir "Old Vine", Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2018

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

THICK DARK CHERRY, EARTHY SPICE & HERBACEOUS MYSTIQUE

Emerging from the Willamette Valley’s Ribbon Ridge AVA, this estate offering from the terroir-obsessed team of Patricia Green Cellars capitalizes on the richer, more powerful possibilities of Pinot Noir and showcases vines planted in marine sedimentary soils. With dark red fruit standing in the foreground and plenty of foresty, earthy, Oregonian goodness afoot, the overall impression is dense, ripe, elegant, and mysterious – an exemplary specimen of both variety and Valley.

Serving Suggestion: Red wine-braised turkey legs & rosemary-encrusted sweet potato hash browns. Rustic cremini & shiitake flatbread w/ pearl onions & melted cantal or gouda.

44.99

5 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir "Southern Valleys" (Spy Valley)

Spy Valley, Pinot Noir "Southern Valleys", Marlborough, New Zealand 2016

100% Pinot Noir

JUICY CHERRYISH FRUIT MARBLED WITH HERBACEOUS SPICE AND NOTES OF RUSTIC UNDERBRUSH

Firm, classic, and with brambly undercurrents that remind us of fall, this Marlborough Pinot stylistically rises, perhaps, somewhere between its famous colleagues further south in Central Otago and those from across the Pacific in Oregon’s Willamette. Herbaceous spice and rustic underbrush notes marble juicy cherryish fruit that is unmistakably that of Pinot Noir. Spy Valley takes its eccentric name (and Morse code-adorned label) from proximity to a nearby secure communications base, but the estate isn’t secretive about its passion for terroir and sustainability.

Serving Suggestions: Shepherd’s pie w/ ground mutton, onions, & peas topped w/ smashed &/or scalloped sweet potatoes. Pizza w/ pecorino, fiddleheads, leeks, & sliced grape tomatoes.

22.99

17 in stock

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2016 Pinot Noir Estate "Shea Vineyard" (Shea Wine Cellars)

Shea Wine Cellars, Estate Pinot Noir "Shea Vineyard", Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2016

BLACK CHERRY, VIOLET, MUSHROOM, RICH & LENGTHY

Shea Vineyards used to sell their entire crop to high-end Pinot producers throughout Oregon, and remains one of the most sought after growers on the West Coast. They figured they ought to keep some of the good stuff for themselves, so they started with this Estate bottling from their most serendipitous lots. This is a fine example of how Oregon Pinot Noir can gracefully walk the line between Burgundian and New World style wine, with earthy notes and hearty acidity backing up ripe, lip-smacking dark fruit.

Serving Suggestions: Pork loin with red onion compote and a side of warm Bibb salad with Oregon smoky blue cheese and hazelnuts.

49.99

24 in stock

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2015 Pinot Noir Estate "Shea Vineyard" (Shea Wine Cellars)

Shea Wine Cellars, Estate Pinot Noir "Shea Vineyard", Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US 2015

BLACK CHERRY, VIOLET, MUSHROOM, RICH & LENGTHY

Shea Vineyards used to sell their entire crop to high-end Pinot producers throughout Oregon, and remains one of the most sought after growers on the West Coast. They figured they ought to keep some of the good stuff for themselves, so they started with this Estate bottling from their most serendipitous lots. This is a fine example of how Oregon Pinot Noir can gracefully walk the line between Burgundian and New World style wine, with earthy notes and hearty acidity backing up ripe, lip-smacking dark fruit.

Serving Suggestions: Pork loin with red onion compote and a side of warm Bibb salad with Oregon smoky blue cheese and hazelnuts.

37.99

5 in stock

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2016 Pinotage (Beaumont)

Beaumont Family Wines, Pinotage, Bot River, South Africa, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Pinotage

BLACK CHERRY & CURRANT, LEATHER, BLACK TEA & VANILLA

We’re absolutely not trying to cuss Pinotage, but we’ve no choice but to open with the undeniably backhanded compliment that this is a particularly (dare we say peculiarly?) elegant example of the variety. The uniquely South African Cinsault/Pinot Noir crossing is infamous for its smoky, meaty (even gamy) persona. This rendition keeps a bit of that in sight, for sure, but it’s also got a poise and balance rarely encountered in wines made from the grape. Dating back to the 1700s, Beaumont’s cellar was originally operated by the legendary Dutch East India Company. Its contemporary history began in the mid 70s when it was purchased by the Beaumonts.

Serving Suggestion: Mesquite brisket w/ mission fig-port gastrique & potato skin frites. Loaded baked sweet potato w/ refried black beans, cilantro, avocado, & smoked paprika.

29.99

21 in stock

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2018 Piquepoul Noir Rouge "CocoriKo" (Grangette, Domaine La)

Domaine La Grangette, Piquepoul Noir Rouge "CocoriKo", Languedoc, France, 2018

{sustainable} 100% Piquepoul Noir

POMEGRANATE & DRIED GOJI, ZESTY, DUSTY EARTH

Gleaming ruby in the glass and with a firm yet friendly freshness of red fruit, this delight offers us rare insight into the ancient Rhone variety, Piquepoul Noir. Many of us are familiar with the white-skinned variation responsible for the seafood-friendly summer sippers of Pinet, but this is the original version of the variety and once played a much larger role in the wines of Mediterranean France. Our friends at Domaine Grangette showcase the tangy, frankly guzzleable possibilities of the rare, ancestral grape.

Serving Suggestion: Herb-encrusted chicken breasts stuffed w/ chevre. Chinese steamed buns w/ barbecue pork, leek, & shiitake mushroom.

14.99

23 in stock

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2015 Plavac Mali "Bonaparte" (Rota Winery)

Rota Winery, Dalmatia, Croatia 2015

100% Plavac Mali

MULBERRY & PLUM, WARM SPICY RICHNESS, SUBLIMELY GENTLE

At long last and well overdue, we’ve got this delightful example of the grape variety whose DNA alerted the world to Zinfandel’s Croatian Origins. Not Zin itself, Plavac Mali does however bear a striking resemblance to pappy Primitivo (aka Zinfandel, aka Crljenak, aka Tribdrag). This rendition from Dalmatia’s Rota is lush, generous, and distinctly soft-spoken with moderate tannin and ripe, berryish fruit with a kiss of holiday spice. This equal parts conversation piece for the uninitiated (or less-initiated) and easy-going sipper has no trouble making new friends.

Serving Suggestion: Breaded, boneless chicken thigh w/ nutmeg & clove. Stewed cabbage & potato gnocchi (bacon optional).

12.99

69 in stock

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Poiré de Nomandie "Authentique" [750ml] (Eric Bordelet)

Eric Bordelet, Poiré de Nomandie "Authentique", Normandy, France NV

{biodynamic} 100% Pear

CRISP, FLORAL PEAR WITH DRY, MOUTHWATERING FLAVORS

What is this? Pear Cider is what it is! Peary to the Brits, and Poiré to the French is the little known, more sophisticated sister to fine apple cider. Trust us on this, it's a delicious, startling realization that there are still plenty of amazing, satisfying things in the world that we just aren't familiar with yet. Fairly dry, tart and highly aromatic. Bordelet is the king of the cider world, and this is the evidence.

Serving Suggestions: A green salad with fresh chevre, beets, roasted almonds, and mandarin oranges.

17.99

13 in stock

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2016 Pomerol (Valois, Chateau de)

Ch. Valois, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 2016

{sustainable} 82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc

BLACK CHERRY, TRUFFLE MUSHROOMS, SOY & VANILLA SMOKE

With 35 year old vines in hand, the Valois estate turns out classic-flavored Pomerol Bordeaux. With a dark, lush Merlot base, this wines expresses a seamless, deep, defined character with perfumy vanilla smoke on the nose. The soft palate boasts black truffle, soy sauce and a sexy perfume. A hidden gem, De Valois borders Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Figeac, two of the area's greatest vineyards at the border of Pomerol and Saint Emilion. Drinkable now - 2025+.

Serving Suggestion: Pomerol is a classic with Chateaubriand; or try this with roasted bird as in Turkey. Anything hearty in a dried fruit sauce will pair well.

49.99

20 in stock

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Pommeau de Normandie (Lemorton)

Didier Lemorton, Pommeau de Normandie, Normandy, France

33.99

6 in stock

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Porter "Sextant" [4pk 16oz cans] (Edward Teach Brewery)

Porter, "Sextant", Edward Teach Brewery, Wilmington, NC

5.8% ABV

Rich chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes. Rounded chocolate malt character, lightly balanced with earthy and floral hop aromas.

9.99

6 in stock

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2018 Pouilly-Fume (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Pouilly-Fumé, Loire Valley, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

grapefruit with flowers, HERBAL, Seashell Mineral

Bardin's vineyards are planted on classic Kimmeridgean marl soils using sustainable agriculture with generations of experience. Could you ask for more from any great Pouilly-Fumé? This classic French Sauvignon Blanc shows the minerality of the Loire coupled with modern winemaking techniques to add fresh flavors, citrus fruit and a racy, long finish. Lightly musky with a full-bodied intensity that is penetrating and long lasting.

Serving Suggestion: PF is fish wine to most, so you are safe there, but venture off to spicy Asian foods like the Thai food next door. Just the thing to quiet hot spices and blend with them in harmony.

27.99

20 in stock

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2018 Prieto Picudo Rosado (Pardevalles, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pardevalles, Prieto Picudo Rosado, Leon, Spain 2017

100% Prieto Picudo

{sustainable}

POMEGRANATE & JUICY STRAWBERRY, RIPE YET ZESTY

Spanish rosado is known for deep color and generous body. This one delivers that in spades but also packs a mouthwatering finish with the rich fruit.  Prieto Picudo, an uncommon grape even in Spain, is packed with energy and personality, combining fun freshness with a depth that serves it well in this exotic rosé rendition.

Serving suggestion: Blue cheese cranberry & pecan salad, prehaps using Leon’s famous Valdeon blue cheese.  Datil - the Spanish pinxto of goat cheese stuffed dates, wrapped in bacon.

12.99

60 in stock

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2018 Prieto Picudo Tinto (Pardevalles, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pardevalles, Prieto Picudo Tinto, Leon, Spain 2018

{sustainable} 100% Prieto Picudo

VIBRANT DARK FRUIT, LIVELY & FRESH, SUBTLE SPICE

For generations the Alonso family has farmed the high plateau of Leon, growing only the two grapes native to their corner of Spain. For reds, this means the rare and Prieto Picudo. Picture the dark fruit and earthy richness of Tempranillo meeting the brightness and elegance of Gamay or lighter Mencia. This unoaked bottling from Pardevalles prevails with enough freshness for the summer sipping yet food-friendly richness enough for Thanksgiving.

Serving suggestion: Adobo chicken thighs. Roast turkey w/ traditional autumnal fixings. Sweet potato & black bean empanada w/ cumin & scallions.

12.99

86 in stock

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2016 Prieto Picudo Tinto "Gamonal" (Pardevalles, Bodegas)

Bodegas Pardevalles, Prieto Picudo Tinto "Gamonal", Tierra de Leon,Spain 2016

100% Prieto Picudo

BLACKBERRY, EARTHY SPICE & VANILLA, SUAVE RICHNESS

The Alonso family handpicks this single vineyard wine before sending it underground to barrel age in their 300 year old cave winery. This is a rich, elegant expression of the rare Prieto Picudo, a grape whose thick skins and paucity of juice make for great intensity but also balance. In this reserve bottling, oak accentuates rather than masking the grape's unique personality and spice.

Serving suggestion: The food of León is rich and rustic, and this is the wine to match. Smoky brisket, hearty beef stew, or maybe charcuterie board w/ an extra helping of bresola.

18.99

58 in stock

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2018 Primitivo "Etichetta Rossa" (Plantamura)

Agricola di Plantamura, Primitivo, Gioia de Colle, Puglia, Italy 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Primitivo

BRAMBLY RASPBERRY, FLINTY SPICE, TARRY EARTH

The earliest records naming Primitivo in Puglia arise precisely from Gioia del Colle, where the 18th century priest Filippo Francesco Indellicati marveled at how this hardy varietal flourished on the plateaus of Le Murge, ripening early to combat hot days and plummeting temperatures at night.  Mariangela Plantamura’s vines were planted by her grandfather from descendants of Don Indellicati’s first cultivars, and her family practices organic and biodynamic farming methods to create wines that are aromatic and deceptively structured, with bright fruit that settles into the warm earthiness of dried leaves. Veramente squisito.  

Serving Suggestions:  Cavetelli with arugula and ricotta marzotica.  Chicory flower and asparagus frittata with a side of fried fava beans and potatoes.

14.99

55 in stock

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2017 Primitivo Salento "Mezzanotte" (Morella, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Morello, Primitivo, Salento, Puglia, Italy 2017

{biodynamic} 100% Primitivo

BRAMBLY BLACK RASPBERRY & CHERRY PRESERVES, MOCHA & MINT

Produced biodynamically with love and a defiantly quality-over-quantity approach, the “Mezzanotte” is one of Lisa Gilbee’s profoundly Puglian offerings of Primitivo. An Australian native, she settled in Italy just over two decades ago and, after working as a winemaker both there and abroad, began Morella in 2004, naming the estate for her Italian husband. She’s fallen in love with the local Primitivo grape and with her vineyards, consisting of low-yeilding bush vines located less than two miles from the Ionian Sea. Balanced yet intensely concentrated with dried berryish fruit and peppery spice. Classic!

Serving Suggestion: Wood-fired pizza w/ ricotta, sausage, & basil. Coconut soup w/ rice vermicelli, cilantro, & ginger.

23.99

11 in stock

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2017 Priorat Blanc, "Joan Gine" (Buil & Gine)

Buil & Gine, Priorat Blanc "Joan Gine", Priorat, Spain, 2017

40% Garnacha Blanca, 36% Macabeo, 20% Viognier, 4% Pedro Ximenez

RIPE MELON & GUANABANA, UNCTUOUS & FRESH

Wine is like a grandfather in many ways. We all think ours is the best. In this case, we're right. As unyielding and characterful as our grandfathers tend to be, the Joan Giné is named for the winemaker's grandfather. The rationale was probably more endearing, but it is a timely personification of the poor, slate/quartz soils of Priorat that fetch the region its fame and fortune. After their vines have sifted through these soils, the juice then wises up for 8 months in new French oak barrels. It's fleshy and juicy with mature layers of tropical fruits, white flowers, and stack stone minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Lobster rolls in the tradition of Maine. Lemon risotto with or without pan-seared scallops and garnished with arugula pesto. Almond-vanilla rice pudding.

29.99

3 in stock

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2016 Priorat Tinto "Ona" (Cicilio, Celler)

Celler Cicilio, Priorat Tinto "Ona", Priorat, Spain 2016

40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Carignan

CASSIS & BLUEBERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE, FUN YET FIRMLY STRUCTURED

The black quartz terrain of Priorat (aka “llicorella”) may sound like the stuff of legend, and indeed the region’s wines have, themselves, become legendary over the course of a single generation. Here, indigenous Garnacha & Cariñena (Grenache & Carignan) vines share their home turf with French expats like Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah to outstanding effect. Some examples stray into the realm of oak-centricism to such an extent that the unique terroir and impressive fruit are eclipsed, but this one is impeccably balanced.

Serving Suggestions: Hickory-smoked duck bacon w/ black rice & chanterelles. Sheep’s milk cheeses.

24.99

22 in stock

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Prosecco Brut Spumante "Corte Giovanni" (Bedin)

Bedin, Prosecco Brut "Corte Giovanni", Veneto, Italy NV

{sustainable} 100% Glera (Prosecco)

CRISP WHITE PEACH & FRESH APRICOT, GINGER, CLEAN & REFRESHING

Prosecco, a Venetian grape associated almost exclusively with sparkling (and semi-sparkling) wines has captured the hearts and tongues of wine-drinkers the world over. Originating from a single contiguous hillside vineyard, Bedin's Brut brings the bubbles, the refreshing elegance, and the fun that we crave in a babbling brook of clean white stone fruit with glints of fresh tropical intrigue.

Serving Suggestion: Diced pork belly & sweet potato atop pumpkin risotto. Excellent with light hors d'oeuvres (or no food at all) as a refreshing evening starter!

12.99

83 in stock

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Prosecco Frizzante Extra Dry "Corte Giovanni" (Bedin)

Bedin, Prosecco Frizzante Extra Dry "Corte Giovanni", Veneto, Italy NV

{sustainable} 100% Glera (Prosecco)

FRESH & FUN. LEMON MERINGUE, GENTLE BUBBLES, EXCEPTIONAL VALUE

One of the newest Wine Authorities’ selections, and it’s from Italy! Bedin’s Prosecco Frizzante is not just a pretty package, it has it all -- value, approachability and serious deliciousness. A perfect host gift, and a great way to start a meal. The Bedin estate started in 1900 as a vine nursery, and has slowly transitioned into a modern winery under the present-day guidance of Enrico Bedin and his brothers Luigi, Denis, and Damiano.

Serving Suggestion: A wine for toasting good days, or simply a meal shared with friends. It will also pair well with finger foods and simply prepared (even fried) turkey or chicken.

10.99

64 in stock

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Ratafia (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Ratafia, Burgundy, France

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

HEADY ALMOND, CONCENTRATED LEMON CURD, POTENT & PRETTY

Domaine de Suremain is a biodynamic estate located in the village of Monthelie the Cote de Beaune, right outside of the more famous Meursault. Eric and Dominique Suremain produce both white and red Burgundy, plus Marc de Bourgogne and this very rare Ratafia made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Ratafia, traditionally produced in Champagne, is a combination of unfermented grape juice (typically from the red grape Pinot Meunier) and Marc de Bourgogne (brandy). This bittersweet, nutty concoction is a perfect complement to almond desserts and strong cheeses.

Serving Suggestion: French almond cake w/ chantilly cream. Prodigal Farm Saxapahaw Blue cheese w/ fig jam.

34.99

19 in stock

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2010 Recioto di Soave Classico "Costeggiola" [375ml] (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Recioto di Soave Classico "Costeggiola" [375ml], Veneto, Italy, 2010

100% Garganega

CARAMEL, SPICE, DRIED FRUIT AND NUTS

Friends, Romans, and countrymen all agree, this is the product of good ears ("recie" in the local dialect) - the top-most, most sun-ripened grapes on the bunch, which are then dried in the sun until their juice is concentrated and powerful; on such a full sea we are now afloat, redolent of caramel, brown sugar, and spice, with golden raisins, dried orange peel & a touch of ginger. Rich sweetness gives way to pleasant, palate-cleansing acidity. The inevitable end to a meal is dessert, and this is a dessert wine fit for the gods. 

Serving Suggestion: Simple, not-very-sweet cookies like shortbread or biscotti, dunked into the wine. Use as part of a zabaglione - a light whipped custard - and pour over fresh berries. By itself, sipped slowly, sitting outside under the faultless stars.

26.99

6 in stock

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2015 Red "Duet" (Simcic, Edi)

Edi Simcic, Red "Duet", Brda, Slovenia 2015

80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

BLACK PLUM & MISSION FIG, WALNUT & CEDAR, DISTINCTIVE SAVORY STREAK

Slovenia’s Brda, just across the border from and contiguous with Italy’s Friuli, shares many of the latter’s specialties including a special proclivity for a handful of French native varieties. The famous trio of Bordeaux does tremendous work here, and this combination of Merlot and the two Cabernets is simultaneously reminiscent of their Southwestern French homeland and resolutely its own creature. Oily garnet in the glass, its intensely striking appearance is just the prelude...

Serving Suggestion: Grilled steak w/ bourbon & mushroom sauce. Buckwheat noodles w/ potatoes, mushrooms, sage, & fontina.

44.99

4 in stock

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Red Ale "Broad River Red"[6 pack, 12oz cans] (River Rat Brewing)

Westbrook Brewing, Gose [6 pack, 12oz cans], Mt. Pleasant, SC

4% ABV     5 IBU

This is Westbrook's interpretation of Gose (pronounced “Gose-uh”), a traditional German-style sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt. Once nearly extinct, this very refreshing style has made a comeback.

9.99

1 in stock

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2017 Red Blend "Queen of the Sierra" (Forlorn Hope)

Forlorn Hope, "Queen of the Sierra" Red Blend, Calaveras County, California 2017

{organic} Barbera, Trousseau, Graciano, Tempranillo and Cabernet

DARK FRUITED, SAVORY, RICH BUT NOT HEAVY

Matthew Rorick has done everything from semi-pro skateboarding to serving in the Navy, but his most daring adventure was purchasing an 80 year old vineyard in the remote Sierra Nevada foothills. Planted with an eclectic assortment of varieties that predate California’s conversion to a Cabernet and Chardonnay-centric monoculture, his organic, high elevation vineyard is the source of this suave, seductive new school California red made in a natural, hands-off style. If you think all California wines are heavy and oaky - think again.

Serving Suggestions: Five-spice duck breast with plum and balsamic reduction. Grilled zucchini with garlic and lemon butter.

19.99

3 in stock

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2014 Red Blend "Retro Rouge" (Joullian Vineyards)

Joullian Vineyards, "Retro Rouge", Carmel Valley, Monterey, California 2014

47% Zinfandel, 28% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Black Muscat

CANDIED BLACK PLUM, SPICE CAKE & VANILLA, FULL & FUN

A five grape platoon boldly commanded by Zin and bolstered with contributions from the three primary varieties of Bordeaux PLUS a dash of distinctive Black Muscat as a very aromatic secret weapon. While it may sound like a crowded affair, this red “Retro" regales with richness without crossing into clumsy jamminess, showcasing Zin’s outward spiciness and juicy fruit at a classical, conservative 13 and a half percent alcohol. Delve into this deliciousness!

Serving Suggestions: Bison burger w/ blue cheese & blueberry barbecue sauce. Cheese-covered black bean & sweet potato casserole w/ generous smoked paprika, cumin, & sour cream.

15.99

67 in stock

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2015 Red Blend "The Shepherd" (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Red Blend "The Shepard", Carneros, CA 2015

Syrah, Zinfandel, Tempranillo

RASPBERRY & BLACK CHERRY, PEPPERY SPICE, VANILLA RICHNESS

“Crikey, what a beaut!” as the late, great Steve Irwin might have said of some enormous and ungainly reptile, and while we’re in the wrong continent, and this bountiful blend from Truchard is by no means clumsy, the sense of awe and fun-filled adventure makes the comparison inevitable! Yes, inevitable. Brimming with the spicy extroversion of ripe Zin and Syrah as well as the round, oak-loving suppleness of Tempranillo, this unexpected blend hits every nail on the head as a bold, smooth buddy of an imbibement that you’ll never forget.

Serving Suggestion: Pork belly & portobello biscuits w/ black pepper & pickled beet slaw. Hearty autumn burritos w/ sweet potato, black beans, cumin, walnuts, & roasted apple.

19.99

19 in stock

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2017 Refosco (Nicolini)

Nicolini, Refosco, Venezia Giulia, Italy 2017

{organic} 100% Refosco

25.99

14 in stock

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Regent's Rye- Belgian Style Triple [single can] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

7.8% Our take on the traditional Trappist Tripel-style ale, brewed with authentic Belgian candi syrup and 100% NC-grown barley & rye, floor-malted by our friends at Riverbend Malthouse in Asheville. Crisp, bright and refreshingly dry, this Tripel takes advantage of the malted rye addition to provide a subtle spicy foundation for the prominent yeast esters. A fantastic food beer!

3.99

13 in stock

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Reggiano Lambrusco Rosso (Venturini Baldini)

Venturini Baldini, Reggiano Lambrusco Rosso "Montelocco", Emilia Romagna, Italy NV

Grapes: Grasparossa, Sorbara, Marani, Montericco, Maestri, Malbo Gentile

CRISP BLACK GRAPES & JUICY PURPLE FRUIT, ZESTY ACIDITY, MOUTH-MASSAGING EFFERVESCENCE

This off-dry field blend of different Lambrusco grapes represents a renaissance of sorts for the fizzy red wines of Emilia-Romagna. Lambrusco has been long maligned by factory production, but it takes only a few honest growers (and a bit of common sense) to realize that delightfully refreshing reds that sparkle like precious jewels should be cherished! Like a tantalizing cluster of cool grapes dangling above your head, this wine is equally at home as a diverse companion for food or a charming cocktail all its own.

Serving Suggestion: Awesome with a wide range of Italian charcuterie! Fruit salads and fruit-based deserts that are not overly sweet love to cuddle up with this wine.

12.99

16 in stock

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2016 Rias Baixas Tinto "DoUmia" (Pedralonga, Adega)

Adega Pedralonga, "DoUmia" Tinto, Rias Baixas, Spain 2016

70% Mencia, 20% Caiño, 10% Espadeiro

{biodynamic}

PRETTY, POMEGRANATE, FLORAL, SAVORY MINERALITY

99% of the production of Spain’s coastal Rias Baixas region is white. This is the land of Albariño, after all, but rising from this sea of white wine comes Miguel Alfonso's “DoUmia,” a red packed with the same energy of its white counterparts. Aromatic and alive, this bright Mencia-based blend is full of fresh red raspberries and pomegranate with a hint of smoke – lighter in body but structured enough for hearty dishes. Drink with a slight chill for maximum enjoyment!

Serving Suggestions: Steak au poivre w/ asparagus & pomme frites. Roasted artichoke risotto finished w/ parmesan.

25.99

50 in stock

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2014 Ribera del Duero "Colección" (Torremilanos, Finca)

Finca Torremilanos, Ribera del Duero Tinto "Colección", Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2014

100% Tempranillo

DARK FRUIT, CREAMY OAK & SPICE, RICH & SUAVE

"Colección" represents the culmination of decades of history for the Peñalba Lopez family in Ribera del Duero. Winemaker Ricardo Peñalba Lopez selects the best plots of biodynamically farmed Tempranillo on the property to make this flagship wine. The vines average 100 years old, and the wine is destined to spend two and a half years in French oak, picking up rich, roasty vanilla notes followed by several more years mellowing perfectly in bottle before Ricardo deems it ready for release.

Serving Suggestions: Beef shanks braised in three onion broth. Creamy, cheesy, buttery polenta.

49.99

9 in stock

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2015 Ribera del Duero Crianza (Torremilanos, Finca)

Finca Torremilanos, Ribera del Duero Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2015

100% Tempranillo

PLUM & BLACKBERRY, SPICY CIGAR BOX & CEDAR, VANILLA & SASSAFRAS

Everything old is new again! We’ve been ardent admirers of Ribera del Duero’s stellar Finca Torremilanos since before we were “Wine Authorities,” and we couldn’t be more pleased or proud to present its wines as the newest W.A. Selections. This suave and sultry powerhouse showcases everything that we love about Ribera del Duero’s distinctive, Tempranillo-based wines, and it has the ideal combination of brawny structure and sumptuous dark fruit that makes the region’s wines famous.

Serving Suggestion: Braised beef & chickpea stew w/ shallots. Sheep’s milk cheeses w/ (or without) jamón or chorizo.

22.99

17 in stock

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2018 Ribera del Duero Rosado "Montecastrillo" (Torremilanos, Finca)

Finca Torremilanos, Ribera del Duero Rosado "Montecastrillo", Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2018

100% Tempranillo

FLESHY CHERRY & RED RASPBERRY, SPICY GUARANA, DAY-GLO ROSADO!

The hot, dry, daytime conditions in the high elevation vineyards of Ribera del Duero practically guarantee stellar ripeness and generosity of fruit, while the plateau's plummeting night temperatures preserve excellent acidity. The estate’s younger vines (12-15 years) and limestone terroir imbue wonderful vitality and balance. In vintages past, we've had to sell this wine for 50% more, so soak up the valiant value!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon burger w/ oregano & basil pesto on a grilled bun. Savory-tangy fruit salad w/ feta, crushed pecans, & blood orange-balsamic vinegar.

10.99

95 in stock

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2017 Ribera del Duero Tinto (Arrocal, Bodegas)

Bodegas Arrocal, Tinto, Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2017

100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)

DENSE BLACK PLUM & MULBERRY, FIRM & FRESH, LUSCIOUS OAK

Emerging from a small village in the western part of Ribera del Duero, Bodegas Arrocal is a relative newcomer, not producing its first wine until 2001. The result of exclusively hand-harvesting, this deliciously concentrated red is thick with plummy black fruit, spice and and a generously toasted creaminess from 6 luxurious months in French and American oak barriques. Lush and full-bodied, redolent of sappy mulberry and rich dark chocolate, this intense and elegant wine remains bright and fresh with racy tannic energy and a solid frame.

Serving Suggestion: Skirt steak rubbed w/ Spanish paprika, grilled peppers, onions, cilantro & deep fried smashed plantains.

17.99

59 in stock

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2018 Ribera del Duero Tinto Roble "Montecastrillo" (Torremilanos, Finca)

Finca Torremilanos, Ribera del Duero Tinto "Montecastrillo", Ribera del Duero, Spain, 2018

100% Tempranillo {biodynamic}

BLACK CHERRY & BOYSENBERRY, SANDALWOOD & TOBACCO

Northern-central Spain’s Ribera del Duero has a well-earned reputation regarding its outstanding Tempranillo-based reds, but we tend to be impressed with sturdiness that its wines exemplify rather than how easy they are on the wallet. This righteous rendition, however, manages to muster the concentration that we crave and expect in an affably juicy, less tannic package that doesn’t break the bank. Four months time in French oak barrels seals the deal with supple, cedary spice!

Serving Suggestion: Empanadas w/ ground beaf, lentils, & creamy corn. Grilled flatbread w/ caramelized onions & manchego.

11.99

52 in stock

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2016 Riesling (Baur, Charles)

Charles Baur, Riesling, Alsace, France 2016 {organic}

100% Riesling

LEMON & GREEN APPLE, FLINTY & DELICATELY BLOSSOMY AROMAS

Alsatian Riesling not only occupies an especially lofty place in the hearts of seasoned enthusiasts of both the variety and the region, but it often represents a kind of Riesling-er-rific gateway drug or electrifyingly zesty tidal pool whose distinctive aromas and typically distinctive lack of residual sugar converts many Riesling skeptics into true believers. This example from Charles Baur delivers that classic clarity, intensity of tangy fruit, and ethereal perfume combining white flowers and flint.

Serving Suggestion: Creamy, washed-rind cheeses. Beef & lamb shawarma w/ tangy tzatziki & tahini sauces.

16.99

5 in stock

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2014 Riesling (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2014

100% Riesling

HERBAL TANGERINE, APRICOT, PASSIONFRUIT, OFF-DRY

Inexpensive American Riesling may inspire you to run screaming the other way with the thoughts of bad bulk wine with cloying sweetness, but Hyatt treats this extraordinary value with great respect. It's complex, fresh, and perfectly balanced with just a touch of sweetness, inspiring you to return for more once you've had your first bottle.

Serving Suggestions: Curried Tilapia. Brats or Franks off the grill or poached in lager. Spinach salad with onions, avocado, and tangerine supremes with citrus dressing.

11.99

13 in stock

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2018 Riesling (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2018

100% Riesling

HERBAL TANGERINE, APRICOT, PASSIONFRUIT, OFF-DRY

Inexpensive American Riesling may inspire you to run screaming the other way with the thoughts of bad bulk wine with cloying sweetness, but Hyatt treats this extraordinary value with great respect. It's complex, fresh, and perfectly balanced with just a touch of sweetness, inspiring you to return for more once you've had your first bottle.

Serving Suggestions: Curried Tilapia. Brats or Franks off the grill or poached in lager. Spinach salad with onions, avocado, and tangerine supremes with citrus dressing.

12.99

4 in stock

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2017 Riesling "3 Brooms" (Barker's Marque)

Barker's Marque, "3 Brooms" Riesling, Marlborough, NZ 2017

100% Riesling

16.99

8 in stock

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2018 Riesling "Dürnstein" Federspiel (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling Federspiel "Dürnstein", Wachau, Austria 2018

100% Riesling

LAZER DRY. PINEAPPLE & TANGY MANGO, LIME & RICH MINERALITY

This stunningly complex, dry Riesling from a steeply terraced, hillside vineyard site in Austria's revered Wachau region is the kind of wine that makes red-wine-only drinkers change sides or shows Riesling skeptics the error of their ways. It's also the kind of wine that you must take home right now. It's that good. Martin Mittelbach is already one of the greats in this most prestigious (and reliably expensive) of Austrian regions, but, like him, his reputation is still young, and his wines represent some of the most impressive values one could reasonably (or even unreasonably) hope to find from the Wachau.

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout w/ dill & lemon crème fraiche. Czech potato pancakes w/ caraway seeds, oregano, & sour cream.

19.99

16 in stock

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2016 Riesling "Feldgeflüster" (Weinheimer Kabinett) (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Weinhimer Kabinett "Feldgeflüster", Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

RIPE BOSC PEAR, JUICY TANGERINE AND BALANCED ACIDITY

In 1999, Alexander Gysler took over the production of his family's vineyard. Since then, he has made a name for himeslf as part of the new wave of German winegrowers helping to boldly redefine and bolster the nation's international image. His wines are balanced, chiseled, and almost architectural - deeply soulful with vibrant charm. The flavors and aromas harmonize with radiantly crisp pear and citrus that dance across the tongue with sprightly minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy Thai cuisine with green curry shrimp. Turn up the heat... You'll be glad you did!

15.99

3 in stock

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2018 Riesling "Feldgeflüster" (Weinheimer Kabinett) (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Weinhimer Kabinett "Feldgeflüster", Rheinhessen, Germany 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

RIPE BOSC PEAR, JUICY TANGERINE AND BALANCED ACIDITY

In 1999, Alexander Gysler took over the production of his family's vineyard. Since then, he has made a name for himeslf as part of the new wave of German winegrowers helping to boldly redefine and bolster the nation's international image. His wines are balanced, chiseled, and almost architectural - deeply soulful with vibrant charm. The flavors and aromas harmonize with radiantly crisp pear and citrus that dance across the tongue with sprightly minerality.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy Thai cuisine with green curry shrimp. Turn up the heat... You'll be glad you did!

15.99

16 in stock

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2016 Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Loibenberg" Smaragd, Wachau, Austria 2016

100% Riesling

DRY, POWERFUL. PINEAPPLE, LIME, GREEN APPLE, JUICY FINISH

Is Martin Mittelbach Austria's hottest up-and-coming winemaker? His wines, produced from the country's most revered hillside in Wachau, show the proof is in the bottle. This single vineyard Riesling rivals the greatest white wines in the world. Powerful & punchy, layered with abundant fruit and complex minerals, it's stunningly great now and for the next twenty+ years. It tastes rich and lush in the mouth and finishes with a huge wallop of acidity that accentuates the complexity like a giant exclamation mark! Wow.

Serving Suggestions: Sushi & sashimi. Mussels Meuniere, Trout "Muddy Waters" from Uglesich's in New Orleans. Roast Pork loin with apples and cabbage.

34.99

4 in stock

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2017 Riesling "Oppenheimer" Kabinett (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Riesling Kabinett, Oppenheimer, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2017

BRILLIANT CITRUS, TANGY & TINGLY, SLIGHTLY OFF-DRY

When Karl Heyden’s son, Frank, took over winemaking at the family estate, he went to work catapulting quality to new heights. With a deep commitment to sustainable agriculture, the Heyden family is a leader not only in quality but environmental friendliness as well. With inspired balance, lemony-limeish citrus, and glimmering minerality shining through, it's a true head turner!

Serving Suggestions: This wine plays well with powerful, pungent flavors. Stuffed cabbage with tomatoes and nutmeg is a natural. Strong, aged goat cheeses make for heavenly pairings.

14.99

35 in stock

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2018 Riesling "Oppenheimer" Kabinett (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Riesling Kabinett, Oppenheimer, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2017

BRILLIANT CITRUS, TANGY & TINGLY, SLIGHTLY OFF-DRY

When Karl Heyden’s son, Frank, took over winemaking at the family estate, he went to work catapulting quality to new heights. With a deep commitment to sustainable agriculture, the Heyden family is a leader not only in quality but environmental friendliness as well. With inspired balance, lemony-limeish citrus, and glimmering minerality shining through, it's a true head turner!

Serving Suggestions: This wine plays well with powerful, pungent flavors. Stuffed cabbage with tomatoes and nutmeg is a natural. Strong, aged goat cheeses make for heavenly pairings.

14.99

23 in stock

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2016 Riesling "Save Water, Drink Riesling - Free" (alcohol free) (Allendorf)

Allendorf, Riesling "Free" (alcohol free), Rheingau, Germany 2016 100% Riesling

GREEN APPLE & LEMON CURD, ZESTY & FRESH, AIN’T BOOZE

Is this wine “dry,” you ask? Well, it depends on what you mean by that. On the one hand, it’s certainly got a touch of sweetness. On the other, how dry it is! It’s naturally de-alcoholized for your imbibing (or non-imbibing?) pleasure. These Rheingau Riesling grapes were harvested at minimal ripeness prior to fermentation, resulting in a wine whose initial alcohol content was relatively low and whose residual sugar remained modest. Vacuum distillation got rid of the booze, leaving behind a wine which is elegantly, recognizably Riesling with bright acidity and gentle sweetness. Bottoms up!

Serving Suggestion: Ham w/ black eyed peas, & stewed collards w/ garlic & truffle cheddar. Aioli kraut & smoked carrot “lox."

15.99

4 in stock

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2013 Riesling Auslese "Mettenheimer Schlossberg" [375ml] (Schafer)

Schafer, Riesling Auslese "Mettenheimer Schlossberg [375ml], Mettenheim, Rheinhessen, Germany 2013

100% Riesling

HONEY, FLORAL, APRICOT & PINEAPPLE.

Volker Schäfer is the winemaker at Schäfer estate, which dates back to 1709. This lovely Riesling produced in a sweeter style is amazing to drink. Ripe and ready to go, this is a dessert wine for those who want the classic German-style dessert experience. Closer in style to a beerenauslese, the body and acidity balance this wine perfectly so it can be served as an aperitif or especially as a dessert wine.

Serving Suggestion: Excellent with mousse paté or foie gras. Also great with tart apple pie with a bruléed crust.

16.99

10 in stock

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2018 Riesling Dry "Magnus" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Dry "Magnus", Mosel, Germany 2018

{organic} 100% Riesling

TART PINEAPPLE & ZESTY LIME, CLEAN SLATE, ANGULAR ACIDITY

With no residual sugar to be found, this driest offering among the “Wolf Wines” from Staffelter Hof teams with the signature tropical citrus and minerality of modern Mosel offerings and does so enticingly and accessibly. Named “Magnus” for a helpful wolf who lived a millennium ago and helped the ancestors of Staffelter Hof when they found themselves with no beast of burden to help ferry stones around (for some reason). Appropriate for a wine whose vibrant glimmer makes us want to howl at the moon!

Serving Suggestion: Smoked haddock & poached egg salad w/ watercress, spinach, lemon juice, & mustard. Washed rind cheeses of relatively gentle intensity.

14.99

24 in stock

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2016 Riesling Eiswein "Krov Paradies" [375ml] (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Eiswein "Krov Paradies", [375ml] Mosel, Germany 2016

{organic} 100% Riesling

TROPICALICIOUS ADVENTURE DOWN A RIVER OF WARM HONEY

Meet eiswein: a rare dessert wine made from grapes that froze on the vine, were picked on that same cold winter night, and pressed while frozen, yielding a few drops each of rich, concentrated juice. The resulting wine is nothing short of magical: unctuous, heady with tropical fruit and citrus peel, ripe peach, juicy pear, and fresh-cut honeycomb. All the summery sweetness is tempered by blindingly bright acidity, cleansing the palate and getting you ready for more. Brace yourselves.

Serving Suggestion: Liverwurst spread thin on dark rye bread. Cinnamon- and nutmeg-spiced apple tart, topped w/ creme brulee. Sipped slowly beside a fire, on a winter night so clear that you can almost see by starlight.

49.99

27 in stock

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2015 Riesling Kabinett "Krov Letterlay" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Kabinett "Krov Letterlay", Mosel, Germany 2015

{organic} 100% Riesling

KIWI & KEY LIME, GRANNY SMITH, RIPE YET RAZORY

Germany’s Mosel, while probably not the precise origin of the Riesling grape, is practically a prism that focuses the variety’s unremitting personality into its most distinctively defined, dictionary-worthy depictions. In fact, the razory zenith reached can, at times, be a bit much for some of us, but this offering from “the home of the wolf” and the estate’s Klein family beautifully tempers that fierce freshness with ripe, round citrus, and a kiss of sweetness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon w/ spicy watermelon gazpacho. Simi-soft sheep’s milk cheeses.

18.99

10 in stock

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2016 Riesling Kabinett "Krov Letterlay" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Kabinett "Krov Letterlay", Mosel, Germany 2016

{organic} 100% Riesling

KIWI & KEY LIME, GRANNY SMITH, RIPE YET RAZORY

Germany’s Mosel, while probably not the precise origin of the Riesling grape, is practically a prism that focuses the variety’s unremitting personality into its most distinctively defined, dictionary-worthy depictions. In fact, the razory zenith reached can, at times, be a bit much for some of us, but this offering from “the home of the wolf” and the estate’s Klein family beautifully tempers that fierce freshness with ripe, round citrus, and a kiss of sweetness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon w/ spicy watermelon gazpacho. Simi-soft sheep’s milk cheeses.

18.99

38 in stock

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2017 Riesling Kabinett "Schlossböckelheimer König" (Paul Anheuser)

Paul Anheuser, Riesling Kabinett "Schlossbockelheimer Konig", Nahe, Germany, 2015

CITRUS & STONE FRUIT, Herbal Spice, FULL-FIGURED RIPENESS

The Anheuser family tree dates back to the early 1600s in the Nahe region's Bad Kreunznacher. Nothing bad about that. The term "Bad" actually precedes the name of town which specializes in spa activities, and Kreunznacher is renowned for its pristine water and healing climate. Off-dry with a clean, invigorating finish, this ripe, minerally Riesling leaves us feeling as pampered as a weekend at a luxurious retreat.

Serving Suggestion: Baked haddock w/ lemon & tarragon. Mashed sweet potato w/ coconut milk & slaw w/ lime juice, cumin, & cayenne.

14.99

14 in stock

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2016 Riesling Kamptal Reserve (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Riesling Reserve, Kamptal, Austria 2016 {organic} 100% Riesling

ROBUST LEMON & LIME, RACY YET ROUND, SEDUCTIVE

"Slatey, full of stone fruit! Soft, with corners and edges!" Almost serving as a counterpoint to the famously firm and assertively acidic wines of Austria's Wachau, this impressive selection from Christoph Edelbauer presents an outstandingly opulent rendition of Riesling. One of the most full-bodied examples of the variety you're liable to encounter, it manages to combine the zesty citric zeal and proclivity for mineral complexity with a more mouth-filling voluptuousness.

Serving suggestion: Savory Szechuan salt & pepper squid w/ crispy-roasted green beans. Tempura squash & shiitakes w/ ponzu dipping sauce.

29.99

13 in stock

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2017 Riesling Langenlois (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Riesling, Kamptal, Austria 2017 {organic} 100% Riesling

FIRM & FRESH, ZESTY CITRUS, LEAN TROPICALITY & CLEAN MINERALITY

Label translation: "Peach blossoms and marzipan biskuit. Sophisticated, distinct and intense as its birthplace!" Hailing from northeastern Austria’s Kamptal, this Riesling enchants us with its firm, focused tropicality and clean, contemporary stye – dry, elegantly modern, and expressly extroverted. Christoph Edelbauer clearly expresses his love of nature through both his words and his actions as a grower-winemaker, and something resolutely pristine and wholesome emanates from the resultant wines. His very surname means “noble farmer,” and you can’t beat that. A W.A. Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Fried or charcoal-grilled chicken thighs w/ potato/chickpea/onion salad & tangy tarragon mustard. Tabouli w/ cottage cheese, diced granny smiths, & green olives.

22.99

7 in stock

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2018 Riesling Langenlois (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Riesling, Kamptal, Austria 2017 {organic} 100% Riesling

FIRM & FRESH, ZESTY CITRUS, LEAN TROPICALITY & CLEAN MINERALITY

Label translation: "Peach blossoms and marzipan biskuit. Sophisticated, distinct and intense as its birthplace!" Hailing from northeastern Austria’s Kamptal, this Riesling enchants us with its firm, focused tropicality and clean, contemporary stye – dry, elegantly modern, and expressly extroverted. Christoph Edelbauer clearly expresses his love of nature through both his words and his actions as a grower-winemaker, and something resolutely pristine and wholesome emanates from the resultant wines. His very surname means “noble farmer,” and you can’t beat that. A W.A. Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Fried or charcoal-grilled chicken thighs w/ potato/chickpea/onion salad & tangy tarragon mustard. Tabouli w/ cottage cheese, diced granny smiths, & green olives.

22.99

13 in stock

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2016 Riesling Off-Dry "Paradies" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Off-Dry "Paradies", Mosel, Germany 2016

100% Riesling

KIWI & KEY LIME, GRANNY SMITH, RIPE YET RAZORY

Germany’s Mosel, while probably not the precise origin of the Riesling grape, is practically a prism that focuses the variety’s unremitting personality into its most distinctively defined, dictionary-worthy depictions. In fact, the razory zenith reached can, at times, be a bit much for some of us, but this offering from “the home of the wolf” and the estate’s Klein family beautifully tempers that fierce freshness with ripe, round citrus, and a kiss of sweetness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon w/ spicy watermelon gazpacho. Semi-soft sheep’s milk cheeses.

13.99

16 in stock

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2018 Riesling Off-Dry "Paradies" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Off-Dry "Paradies", Mosel, Germany 2018

100% Riesling

KIWI & KEY LIME, GRANNY SMITH, RIPE YET RAZORY

Germany’s Mosel, while probably not the precise origin of the Riesling grape, is practically a prism that focuses the variety’s unremitting personality into its most distinctively defined, dictionary-worthy depictions. In fact, the razory zenith reached can, at times, be a bit much for some of us, but this offering from “the home of the wolf” and the estate’s Klein family beautifully tempers that fierce freshness with ripe, round citrus, and a kiss of sweetness.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled salmon w/ spicy watermelon gazpacho. Semi-soft sheep’s milk cheeses.

14.99

13 in stock

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2017 Riesling Pétillant Naturel (Red Tail Ridge Winery)

Red Tail Ridge Winery, Riesling Pétillant Naturel, Finger Lakes, NY 2017

100% Riesling

25.99

8 in stock

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2018 Riesling Pétillant Naturel (Red Tail Ridge Winery)

Red Tail Ridge Winery, Riesling Pétillant Naturel, Finger Lakes, NY 2018

100% Riesling

25.99

10 in stock

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2017 Riesling QbA Trocken "Save Water Drink Riesling" (Allendorf)

Allendorf, Riesling QbA Trocken "Save Water Drink Riesling", Rheingau, Germany 2017 100% Riesling

PINEAPPLE & KIWI. RIPE, RACY, & RESTRAINED!

Germany’s Rheingau is almost certainly the precise origin of the ancient variety known as Riesling. Typically and classically produced in a dry/trocken style (as is the case with this example), these ambassadorial whites aren’t as common as we might like, and they’re often more expensive than we would prefer. Ulrich Allendorf represents the second generation of his family’s 70 year old, completely non-irrigated estate, crafting clean, vibrant wines that sing with uninhibited, Riesling-ish energy and elegance.

Serving Suggestion: Singapore noodles w/ eggs, yellow onion, bell peppers, & curry powder. Pizza with pineapple (don’t hate!), anchovies, & capers.

17.99

81 in stock

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2016 Riesling QbA feinherb "My Karp" (Karp-Schreiber)

Karp-Schreiber, Riesling QbA feinherb "My Karp", Mosel, Germany 2016

100% Riesling

JUICY LIME, GREEN APPLE, DARK SLATE MINERALITY

Situated in the Bernkastel region of the Middle Mosel, the Karp-Schreiber family has been producing Riesling since 1664. Now run by Jobst-Julius “JJ” Karp, the estate consists of 15 acres of steep, slate-laden soil. In stark opposition to the rocky earth in which is it grown, the wine is remarkably delicate. “My Karp” is full of juicy lime and green apple character with a typical touch of petrol on the nose. Signature Mosel minerality runs throughout. Made in the “feinherb” style, this wine is lightly off-dry but balanced by vibrant acidity. Been wanting to explore Riesling? Look no further than this quintessential Mosel example!

Serving Suggestions: Currywurst!!! Creamy washed-rind cheeses such as Taleggio.

17.99

48 in stock

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2015 Riesling Sekt Brut (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Sekt Brut, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

PINEAPPLE & MEYER LEMON, RADIANT ACIDITY, CREAMY CHAMPENOISE VIBES

The Gysler family has spent just over two and a half centuries in the vineyards of this corner of Germany’s Rheinhessen, and its current crop, Alexander, is leading a regional thirst for utopian quality. Working biodynamically for over a decade, he has both the raw materials and the vision to craft truly extraordinary wine. This Riesling sekt has a finesse and power specifically recognizable from the estate's still offerings as well as an appeal plucked straight from great Champagne or, perhaps more specifically, the Chenin-based bubblies of the Loire Valley.

Serving Suggestion: Roast salmon w/ lemon & dill. Gruyère & Emmental quiche w/ leek, parsnip, & spinach.

22.99

9 in stock

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2016 Riesling Sekt Brut (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Sekt Brut, Mosel, Germany 2016

{organic} 100% Riesling

LIVELY LEMON ZEST & GREEN APPLE, RIVER STONE, PRISTINE

Staffelter Hof boasts over a millennium along the picturesque yet dauntingly steep vineyards of Germany's Mosel. This gorgeously chiseled sekt, produced from Riesling grapes grown overlooking the winding river from which the region takes its name, is dry, assertively tangy, and filled with life, mimicking the cold waters of the Mosel. Green apple, quince, and firm citrus pervade with charming undercurrents of mineral and a whisper of leesy richness, rendering this a refreshing and elegant sipping experience as well a spectacular companion with feasts.

Serving Suggestion: Tuna salad w/ fennel bulb, celery, pickles, & fresh dill on toasted pumpernickel rusks. Avocado & arugula salad w/ halved white grapes, capers, & sheep’s feta.

21.99

24 in stock

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2017 Riesling Smaragd "Bergdistel" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Bergdistel" Wachau, Austria 2017

100% Riesling

RIPE LIME & PINEAPPLE, SUAVE MINERAL, RACY YET RICH

Austria’s Wachau, unlike Germany’s Rheingau, cannot claim to be the cradle of Riesling’s (likely medieval) origins, but it certainly can and does offer friendly yet fierce competition as the site of the variety’s absolute zenith. Imposingly steep, terraced vineyards are stony and sun-soaked guaranteeing impressive ripeness (here in one of Austria’s coolest viticultural climates) while gneiss soils further bolster acidity. Most would agree that Smaragd classé like this represent Austria’s crème de la crème, but subjectivity aside, these are the elites of the elite. Wachau and Martin Mittelbach’s Tegernseerhof seems to revel in not only meeting and exceeding expectations but doing so without climbing into the catastrophic price ranges of his colleagues and competitors. Utopie!

Serving Suggestion: Smoked trout schnitzel w/ caper-mustard cream sauce & lemony white asparagus w/ marinated artichoke hearts. Szechuan salt & pepper squid & pickled lotus root.

29.99

6 in stock

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2017 Riesling Smaragd "Kellerberg" (Tegernseerhof)

Tegernseerhof, Riesling "Kellerberg", Wachau, Austria 2017 {sustainable} 100% Riesling

CONCENTRATED LEMON & GREEN APPLE, MEGALITHIC MINERALITY

True to its name, the Kellerberg is indeed a mountain whose vinous denizens are destined for the cellar (and are often capable of aging gracefully for aeons). The grandest of what might be considered Austria’s grand crus, this steeply sloping corner of the Wachau isn’t only prized by Austrians but is indisputably one of Riesling’s world capitals and a World Heritage Site. This spectacular specimen of Riesling is bone dry, blazingly acidic, resoundingly ripe, and built around a rock-solid core of mineralistic complexity.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled squid w/ lemon-caper sauce & asparagus. Tempura green beans & sweet yellow onions w/ aioli.

44.99

24 in stock

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2016 Riesling Spatlese "Krov Steffensberg" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Riesling Spatlese "Krov Steffensberg", Mosel, Germany 2015

{organic} 100% Riesling

SO FRESH & SO CLEAN, JUICY LEMON-LIME, SWEET YET BRACING

The Germans have arrived at Wine Authorities! We are over the moon for our first direct import from the magnificent Mosel. What sets Mosel apart, you ask? Electrifying acidity, crystalline clarity, and unequivocally pristine flavor. Fortunately for us, this Spätlese does not disappoint. Tingling acidity and sweet lemony citrus strike a delightful balance that compels us to sip, smile, and repeat.

Serving Suggestion: Oeufs en Cocotte (à la Jacques Pépin) w/ mushrooms & shallots, topped w/ crème fraîche. Soft-shell crab po’ boys w/ spicy remoulade & pickled jalapeños.

20.99

2 in stock

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2015 Riesling Spatlese Schaf "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" (Melsheimer)

Melsheimer, Riesling "Reiler Mullay-Hofberg" Spatlese Schaf, Mosel, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

LIME DREAMSICLE, MANDARIN ORANGE, SWEET BUT SNAPPY

This is the fifth generation of the Melsheimer family to grow Riesling on some of the steepest slopes in the Mosel.  While the Spatlese designation often connotes a Riesling of noticeable sweetness, the sugar in this one is subtle.  The acidity is so high that it masks the sweetness, and the sweetness in turn masks the acidity, resulting in perfect balance.  The flavors are big and racy, like key lime meringue pie with a dash of creamy vanilla and a tantalizing finish.

Serving Suggestion: Slate-plate grilled bass w/ a cilantro-lime marinade.  Sticky rice grabbed by the handful and dunked in spicy Thai chili dip.

29.99

21 in stock

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2017 Riesling Trocken "Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett" (Karp-Schreiber)

Karp-Schreiber, Riesling Trocken "Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett", Mosel, Germany 2017

100% Riesling

19.99

23 in stock

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2016 Riesling Trocken "Kammerton" (Weinheimer) (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Weinheimer Trocken "Kammerton", Rheinhessen, Germany 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

LEMON & PASSIONFRUIT, PRISTINE & BOLD W/ ZESTY MINERAL

Intense, modern, and uncompromisingly expressive of Gysler’s gorgeous Rheinhessen terroir, the Kammerton (named for the “chamber tone” pitch of the Baroque period, between 15 and 30 Hz lower than the contemporary standard) more than meets the lofty expectations of utopian clarity and finesse previously set by the estate. Alexander Gysler embraced biodynamism in the mid-aughts, ushering in a new era that simultaneously would demand consistent quality and vintage-by-vintage individuality and diversity. “Perfection” and “life” seldom find accord with one another, but this dry Riesling respectfully makes its domain that unlikely intersection...

Serving Suggestion: Pan-fried tuna cakes w/ water chestnut, coriander, ginger, & chipotle-lemon aioli. Cheddar/garlic-infused smashed sweet potato w/ lemon-basil chickpea & parsley salad.

19.99

15 in stock

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2018 Riesling Trocken "Kammerton" (Weinheimer) (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Weinheimer Trocken "Kammerton", Rheinhessen, Germany 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

LEMON & PASSIONFRUIT, PRISTINE & BOLD W/ ZESTY MINERAL

Intense, modern, and uncompromisingly expressive of Gysler’s gorgeous Rheinhessen terroir, the Kammerton (named for the “chamber tone” pitch of the Baroque period, between 15 and 30 Hz lower than the contemporary standard) more than meets the lofty expectations of utopian clarity and finesse previously set by the estate. Alexander Gysler embraced biodynamism in the mid-aughts, ushering in a new era that simultaneously would demand consistent quality and vintage-by-vintage individuality and diversity. “Perfection” and “life” seldom find accord with one another, but this dry Riesling respectfully makes its domain that unlikely intersection...

Serving Suggestion: Pan-fried tuna cakes w/ water chestnut, coriander, ginger, & chipotle-lemon aioli. Cheddar/garlic-infused smashed sweet potato w/ lemon-basil chickpea & parsley salad.

21.99

10 in stock

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2017 Riesling Trocken "Klangwerk" GG (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Trocken - Klangwerk "Vum Helle", Rheinhessen, Germany 2017

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

AERODYNAMIC LEMON & SHIMMERING NEON MINERAL

Elegant and decadent, this intense Rheinhessen Riesling belonging to the illustrious Grosses Gewächs category layers the razory, lithe personality of the great German grape with elevated concentration and a more mouth-filling density. Like an antenna catching information, Riesling is an optimizer of mineralistic complexity, and this golden elixir manages to overdeliver in the mineral department despite being unctuously ripe. Next time you need a rendezvous with exceptional Riesling, call this number.

Serving Suggestion: Knackwurst w/ parsley, scallions, & ginger. Tempura squid w/ lemon aioli.

29.99

14 in stock

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2016 Riesling Trocken "Rüdesheimer Steinkaut" (Nagler, Dr.)

Dr. Nagler, Riesling Trocken "Rüdesheimer Steinkaut", Rheingau, Germany 2016

100% Riesling

22.99

17 in stock

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2018 Riesling Trocken "Sandstein" (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Trocken "Sandstein", Rheinhessen, Germany 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

LIME & APRICOT, PRONOUNCED MINERALITY, CHISELED & SEXY

“Sandstein,” unsurprisingly refers to the sandstone vineyard site that the vines responsible for this cuvée call home. If judging a book by its cover is a bad idea, then choosing a wine by its label is similarly unwise. Yet here is a wine whose label actually does speak volumes aesthetically. Alexander Gysler proudly “strives for less,” and the minimalism, elegance, and utopian purity of his wines are almost architectural, tangible elements on the tongue. This offering perfectly encapsulates the essence of contemporary, dry Rheinhessen Riesling – robustly ripe yet enticingly acidic, agile, and angular. 

Serving Suggestion: Lightly smoked trout w/ capers & spaghetti squash w/ lemon, garlic, & butter. "Country brunch” w/ hickory bacon, poached eggs, & citrusy asparagus / tomato salad.

15.99

14 in stock

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2015 Riesling Trocken "Vom Kalk" (Schneider, Georg Albrecht)

Georg Albrecht Schneider, Riesling Trocken "Vom Kalk", Rheinhessen, Germany 2015

TANGY WHITE PEACH & ZESTY LIME, CHALKY MINERAL, ORANGE BLOSSOM

Clinging to the steep, stoney, iron-rich inclines of Nierstein's Red Slope, the vineyards of Georg Albrecht Schneider indeed occupy a precious vantage point overlooking the Rhein. The family ownership of these 37 acres can be traced back seven generations, and yet the reputation surrounding the wines stems as much from their current excellence and exuberant character as it does from notions of historical significance. Shimmeringly bright acidity and wholesomely healthy fruit invigorates our palates while tantalizing aromas and a pristine finish leaves smiles on our faces. Fantastisch!

Serving Suggestion: Crayfish & cucumber salad w/ mayo, dill, horseradish, & scallions. Apple-cabbage-carrot slaw w/ rice vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, & lime.

18.99

9 in stock

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2018 Riesling Trocken [1 Liter] (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany 2018 [1 Liter]

{biodynamic} 100% Riesling

PRISTINE CITRUS & TANGY APPLE, A GLIMMERING GLASSFUL

Just when we thought the lean, clean appeal of dry Riesling couldn’t deliver more, that’s precisely what it does: 33% more, to be exact! The classic, mineral-laced lemon flavors and aromas are ripe, restrained, and immediately mouthwatering. This generous liter of chiseled, elegant refreshment from the Rheinhessen’s masterful Alexander Gysler marries the quality that’s always drawn us to his outstanding wines with quantity that we didn’t dare dream of. We might even be willing to share...

Serving Suggestions: Albacore tuna nigiri & tempura artichoke hearts. Double cream cheeses. Báhn mì!

14.99

32 in stock

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2017 Riesling, Kabinett "Bernkasteler Badstube" (Thanisch, Dr. H. (Erben Müller-Burggraef))

Dr. H. Thanisch (Erben Müller-Burggraef), Riesling Kabinett "Bernkasteler Badstube", Mosel, Germany 2017

{organic} 100% Riesling

POTENT LIME & PINEAPPLE, FLINT, OFF-DRY WITH BLAZING ACIDITY

Dr. Thanisch's vineyards slide right into the picturesque town of Bernkastel, nestled in a cozy curve of the Mosel river. It's an advantageous place to care for some of the oldest Riesling vines in Germany. This is a spectacular example of German expertise where it comes to this most complex of grapes. Flinty and smoky aromas vie for your attentions with heady tropical and citrus notes. A hint of classic petrol leads to a luxurious, almost oily texture. Very lightly sweet, but it's all cleaned up by zooming acidity. Damn, that's delicious.

Serving Suggestions: Sweet potato casserole, Brussels Sprouts sauteed with hot pepper and bacon. The gamy tang of locally raised heritage turkeys.

28.99

8 in stock

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2015 Riesling, Kabinett "Trittenheimer Apotheke" (Bollig-Lehnert)

Bollig-Lehnert, Riesling Kabinett "Trittenheimer Apotheke", Mosel, Germany 2015

100% Riesling

BAKED APPLE, JUICY LIME, FLORAL, LIGHTLY SWEET

Stefan Bollig is an old friend of ours who makes his lovely Mosel Valley Rieslings in the traditional style: juicy, lightly sweet, greatly rich and layered with complex flavors of apples, citrus, and petrol. Through the front window of his winery/home climbs the steep, slatey Goldtropschen hillside he farms just across the street, so close he can hear birds chirping on the vines from his front yard. Although this riesling is touched with a hint of sweetness, it has enough mouth-watering acidity to reach a perfect balance. Delicious!

Serving Suggestion: Smoked salmon with potato leek soup as we had in Stefan's kitchen.

16.99

17 in stock

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2017 Riesling, Kabinett "Trittenheimer Apotheke" (Bollig-Lehnert)

Bollig-Lehnert, Riesling Kabinett "Trittenheimer Apotheke", Mosel, Germany 2017

100% Riesling

BAKED APPLE, JUICY LIME, FLORAL, LIGHTLY SWEET

Stefan Bollig is an old friend of ours who makes his lovely Mosel Valley Rieslings in the traditional style: juicy, lightly sweet, greatly rich and layered with complex flavors of apples, citrus, and petrol. Through the front window of his winery/home climbs the steep, slatey Goldtropschen hillside he farms just across the street, so close he can hear birds chirping on the vines from his front yard. Although this Riesling is touched with a hint of sweetness, it has enough mouth-watering acidity to reach a perfect balance. Delicious!

Serving Suggestion: Smoked salmon with potato leek soup as we had in Stefan's kitchen.

18.99

22 in stock

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2018 Riesling, Trocken (dry) [1 liter] (Binz, Weingut)

Weingut Binz, Riesling Trocken [1 liter], Nackenheimer, Rheinhessen, Germany 2018

100% Riesling

LEMON & KIWI, BRIGHT ACIDITY, VERY DRY

A decade ago, we visited this winery while on a German wine-buying trip. We can still confirm that the Binz estate is responsible for some of the Rheinhessen's (and Germany's) greatest values. Located on the "red slope" between Nackenheim and Oppenheim, beautiful red earth-atop-limestone vineyards give the wines of Binz their incredible minerality and fierce acidity. Made from grapes harvested at gorgeous ripeness, the wine's power is sublime, sneaky, and refreshingly dry on the finish. A block buster value and wine for all occasions. (equivalent to a $11.99/750 ml bottle)

Serving Suggestion: This power and elegance will match up with roasted poultry, bbq chicken, scallops with bacon or summer squash casserole with cheese and bread crumbs.

15.99

196 in stock

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2018 Rioja Alavesa Blanco (Ostatu, Bodegas)

Ostatu, Alavesa Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2018

85% Viura, 15% Malvasia

LEMON & ANJOU PEAR, FLORAL, LUSH BUT SUBTLE & DRY

Ostatu's unoaked white Rioja comes to us courtesy of 60-70 year Viura vines with just a twist of Malvasia (15%) added to intensify the exotic perfume. An extra special treat, this cuvée was originally the estate's family wine in Spain and never intended for export, but local wine importer André Tamers kept after the producers until they allowed a bit of it to be brought to his markets. Great floral aromas precede tangy Anjou pear and lemon-like flavors. The finish is very clean and hyper-refreshing. Way cooool.

Serving Suggestion: Delicate fish baked in olive oil, thyme, oregano & garlic. Salty ham w/ chickpeas, arugula, & cherry tomatoes.

13.99

2 in stock

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2018 Rioja Blanco "Mi Villa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Mi Villa" Rioja Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2018

95% Viura, 5% Malvasia

FRAGRANT, FLORAL & FRESH - BETTER THAN SPANISH DAISIES!

Green apple/golden colored in the glass, hinting at the goodness inside, Mi Villa Blanca shows great crisp flavors of lime, grapefruit, guava, melon and almond. Surprisingly rich for such a light bodied grape. It's the Malvasia that adds the floral notes and weight to the wine. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving Suggestion: Bacon wrapped scallops seared in rendered bacon fat over orzo with roasted garlic bits through out.

12.99

18 in stock

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2016 Rioja Crianza "Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Olagosa" Crianza, Rioja, Spain 2016

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, 4% Mazuelo

SOFT CINNAMON, LUSH BAKED BLACKBERRY, TOASTY FINISH

David Garcia, aka "Perica" a nickname from his grandpa, is responsible for maintaining old Rioja traditions and keeping his family estate at the peak of Rioja quality. This is the oldest family-run Bodega in San Asensio and we love all their wines. With the rich Tempranillo this vintage, he still coaxes Pinot Noir-like elegance, and adds the complexity of Garnacha and Mazuelo. This Crianza (aged) Rioja struts its stuff from the moment you open the bottle. Traditional American oak used.

Serving Suggestion: Great with pork tenderloin marinated in garlic, scallions, olive oil and smoky Spanish paprika, then grilled medium rare.

17.99

13 in stock

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2008 Rioja Gran Reserva "Viña Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Viña Olagosa" Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2008

Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo

SPICE, CLOVE, TOASTY OAK, RIPE CHERRY FRUIT

Located in San Asensio, Rioja Alta, Bodegas Perica still embraces the charm and elegance of cellar aged Spanish wine. This Gran Reserva is their current release at the young age of 9 years old. Sourced from their top vineyards in La Rioja Alta, the hand picked grape clusters are fermented in large French oak vats, then transferred to French oak barrels for 28 months of aging before going to sleep in bottle waiting years for release. The result is simply wine magic. Traditional in style, but most pleasing to the modern day, fruit-driven wine drinker, this Gran Reserva is grand for such a modest price.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork belly with mushrooms, cippolini onions and a cinnamon stick, or grilled hot Italian sausages with roasted potatoes and rosemary.

29.99

12 in stock

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2007 Rioja Reserva "Vina Bosconia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Vina Bosconia Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2007

80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha (Grenache), 2% Mazuelo (Carignan), 3% Graciano

SILKY TANNIN WRAPPED IN VANILLA, SPICE AND DRIED CHERRY

Located in Haro, the capital city of La Rioja Alta, Lopez de Heredia is one of our world wine heros. Keeping very traditional and maintaining the classic style of Rioja of old, the single vineyard Bosconia is a perfect example of working with special grape selections, natural yeasts, long term oak aging and bottling without filtration. Everything is done by hand, chemical free and with great attention to detail and tradition. The vanilla spice is wrapped around birch, dried cherry and melon rind with strawberry and earth. A whisp of smoke comes through on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: A wine that will enhance anything it touches - try with grouper fajitas, anything jamon (pork) and chicken roasted with orange peel and thyme

35.99

12 in stock

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2010 Rioja Reserva "Viña Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Viña Olagosa" Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2010

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, 4% Mazuelo

VANILLA, SPICES, DUSTY STRAWBERRY, DRIED CITRUS, LEATHER

From Bodegas Perica's single vineyard "Olagosa", comes this classic Rioja Reserva, relentlessly traditional. Made in the same style, from the same vineyard for more than 50 years, this wine is a step into the past. Spicy, toasty flavors abound, this wine spent two years in oak barrels before aging in their cellar another four. The dried berry and earth flavors have great complexity especially when that whiff of leather comes through. Vive España!

Serving Suggestions: Although it is much spicier than a Pinot Noir, we recommend trying this with similar matches; Salmon, pork, veal, roast poultry with earthy veggies.

24.99

3 in stock

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2011 Rioja Reserva "Viña Olagosa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Viña Olagosa" Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2011

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, 4% Mazuelo

VANILLA, SPICES, DUSTY STRAWBERRY, DRIED CITRUS, LEATHER

From Bodegas Perica's single vineyard "Olagosa", comes this classic Rioja Reserva, relentlessly traditional. Made in the same style, from the same vineyard for more than 50 years, this wine is a step into the past. Spicy, toasty flavors abound, this wine spent two years in oak barrels before aging in their cellar another four. The dried berry and earth flavors have great complexity especially when that whiff of leather comes through. Vive España!

Serving Suggestions: Although it is much spicier than a Pinot Noir, we recommend trying this with similar matches; Salmon, pork, veal, roast poultry with earthy veggies.

24.99

4 in stock

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2016 Rioja Tinto "6 Cepas" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "6 Cepas" Rioja Tinto, La Rioja, Spain 2016

100% Tempranillo

BLACK FRUIT & SPICE, SOFT TANNINS, TOUCH OF TOASTY OAK

Now in their third generation, Bodegas Perica once again delivers stellar Rioja at an even better value. With the “6 Cepas” series, the García family sought to showcase the ever-malleable Tempranillo grape in a younger and fresher form. Unlike in their single vineyard Olagosa series, this project includes six different plots in Rioja Alta—hence the name 6 Cepas. Signature dark fruit can be found throughout, while the time in new French oak softens the tannins and accentuates the wine’s spicy nature. Distinctly Rioja while being uncommonly crushable.

Serving Suggestions: Thinly sliced Serrano ham, a wedge of Manchego, Manzanilla olives, Marcona almonds, & a fresh baguette.

14.99

15 in stock

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2018 Rioja Tinto "Mi Villa" (Perica, Bodegas)

Bodegas Perica, "Mi Villa" Tinto, Rioja, Spain 2018

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, + 4% blend of Carinena, Graciano, Mazuelo

LINGONBERRY, POMEGRANATE, CRANBERRY. YOUTHFUL

David Garcia, aka 'Perica,' a nickname from his grandfather, is maintaining this family winery's course keeping to traditional techniques and high quality. Mi Villa is the name for the young wines of Perica. This Tempranillo-based red is easy to drink, medium-bodied and shows lush berry & fruit flavors, finishing softly. One of the best vintages yet of this reliable wine!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken satay skewers rubbed with smoky Spanish paprika; or our Solé Gran Queso Spanish style cheese

12.99

17 in stock

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2006 Rioja Tinto Reserva "Vina Tondonia" (Lopez de Heredia)

Lopez de Heredia, Viña Tondonia Red Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2006

75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano

DRIED CHERRY & CASSIS, LEATHERY SPICE, SUMPTUOUS CACAO & WAXY RICHNESS

An ultimate example of traditional Rioja Reserva (albeit one which is actually aged more extensively than most Gran Reservas), this wine is aged for six years in giant casks of American oak (and a subsequent six in bottle) and is the current release from this iconic Rioja Alta estate. With dark fruit character and mysterious, leathery, chocolatey, oaken spice, this tantalizing tinto is truly a piece of Riojan history and a rare opportunity to taste a wine which hails (figuratively and quite literally)  from another time.

Serving Suggestion: Braised pork shoulder. Chorizo! Roncal! Crostini and lardo!!!

44.99

3 in stock

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2017 Rkatsateli (Konstantin Frank, Dr.)

Dr. Konstantin Frank, Rkatsiteli, Finger Lakes, NY 2017

100% Rkatsiteli

PEAR & GENTLY TROPICAL FRUIT, FLORAL NOTES & SWEET SPICE

The ancient Rkatsiteli grape is native to the nation of Georgia – the cradle of viticultural pursuits. This charming example, however, hails from the Finger Lakes of New York and brims with vibrant acidity and fresh flowers on the nose. Layers of tree and tropical fruit extend into crispness on the finish, leading to an overall impression of roundness and zeal. If you're searching for a new, exotic discover, look no further!

Serving Suggestion: Spicy curry w/ kaffir lime. Dry spice- rubbed chicken or fish.

17.99

11 in stock

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Roasted Garlic, Rosemary Flatbread Cracker (The Accidental Baker)

The Accidental Baker, Roasted Garlic & Rosemary, Hillsborough, NC

All of The Accidental Baker's artisanal flatbread crackers are made from locally milled, in Graham NC, organic flour. Their baking technique utilizes whole food ingredients to create nutritious goodies with tantalizing complexity and individual taste. 100% recycled cardboard boxes, cmpostable labels, compostable bags,.

5.99

50 in stock

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2018 Rosado "In Wonderland" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Rosado “In Wonderland”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2018

{organic} 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Amphora aged)

APRICOT & MINERAL. DRY BUT LUSH, THICK TEXTURE. JUICY.

Alex and Rocio, the winegrower husband and wife couple who are Bodega de Forlong, tell me that this rosé made using Cabernet Sauvignon shows none of the peppery (pyrazine) flavors of the grape because it was only in contact with the skins for one hour. The thick, viscous texture for a rosé is unusual, and comes from keeping the juice at a cold temperature for a very long time to build up naturally occurring glycerin before fermentation begins.

Serving Suggestion: Butter seared scallops drizzled w/ warm egg yolk. Classic New England lobster roll. Spaghetti alla Carbonara w/ lardo Iberico.

17.99

36 in stock

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2018 Rosado de Garnacha "Terrae" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Rosado de Garnacha "Terrae" Calatayud, Spain 2018

{organic} 100% Garnacha

STRAWBERRY & BLOOD ORANGE, TANGY MOUTHFILLING FRESHNESS

Aragón might take its name from an ancient kingdom and countryside littered with the ruins of imposing fortresses and medieval castles, but there's nothing imposing or ancient about this delightfully tangy rosé made from the region's native Garnacha grape. Its striking fuchsia iridescence offers a clue to the flavors we might expect - lip smacking strawberry and red raspberry fruit spiked with vibrant citrus undertones of bold blood orange and delicate lemon. Aww yeah, get your Aragón on! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Meaty crab cakes w/ saffron & grilled artichokes w/ garlic & lemon juice. Half-cured albacore ceviche w/ cilantro & avocado.

10.99

57 in stock

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2018 Rosado de Garnacha "Terrae" [3L Bag-in-Box] (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Rosado de Garnacha "Terrae" [3L Bag-in-Box], Calatayud, Spain 2018

{organic} 100% Garnacha

STRAWBERRY & BLOOD ORANGE, TANGY MOUTHFILLING FRESHNESS

Aragón might take its name from an ancient kingdom and countryside littered with the ruins of imposing fortresses and medieval castles, but there's nothing imposing or ancient about this delightfully tangy rosé made from the region's native Garnacha grape. Its striking fuchsia iridescence offers a clue to the flavors we might expect - lip smacking strawberry and red raspberry fruit spiked with vibrant citrus undertones of bold blood orange and delicate lemon. Aww yeah, get your Aragón on! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Meaty crab cakes w/ saffron & grilled artichokes w/ garlic & lemon juice. Half-cured albacore ceviche w/ cilantro & avocado.

29.99

25 in stock

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2017 Rosso "Anthos" (Correggia, Matteo)

Matteo Correggia, Rosso "Anthos", Piemonte, Italy 2017

100% Bracchetto

BERRYISH AROMAS, PASTORAL VIBES, BRIGHT YET SOFT

Before passing away too young, Matteo Corregia was a pioneer in his corner of the Piemonte, Roero. His widow continued has his vision, and this wine is a great example. Her “Anthos” cuvée is made from the Brachetto grape – only ever seen in the Piemonte and almost exclusively used in light, sweet, fizzy wines. This beautiful red, however, is dry, serious, and elegant. Simultaneously delicate and expansive, it strikes us as being both gentle and generous with its berryish intensity, soft tannin, and floral tones.

Serving suggestions: Savory borscht w/ sour cream & shredded carrot. Holiday ham feast w/ breadcrumb casserole & cranberry sauce.

19.99

6 in stock

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2018 Rosso "Completo" [1 Liter] (Carussin)

Carussin, Rosso "Completo" [1 liter], Piemonte, Italy 2018

{biodynamic} Mostly Barbera with a little Freisa, Dolcetto, Grignolino

RIPE CHERRY & PLUM, PEPPER & FRESH HERBS

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. Biodynamically farmed from chalk and clay-based vineyards, this quartet of signature Piemontese grapes gets along splendidly, finding a beautifully balanced combination of generous fruit, herbaceous spice, vibrant acidity, and invigorating tannic texture. TAKE ME TO YOUR LITER!

Serving Suggestion: Crispy pizza w/ pesto & sundried tomato. Pork tenderloin marinated in olive oil, & Growers & Cooks chicken stock.

19.99

18 in stock

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2017 Rosso Conero "Castro di San Silvestro" (Marchetti)

Marchetti, Rosso Conero "Castro di San Silvestro", Marche, Italy 2017

90% Montepulciano, 10% Sangiovese

PLUM & CASSIS, CHESTNUT & CHOCOLATE, DENSE & DARK

A bit of a bruiser (albeit an impressively elegant one) this mostly-Montpulciano from Marchetti is one of the most potent examples of eastern Central Italy’s hometown hero we’ve encountered. Concentrated black fruit with balancing brightness and structure is supported by judicious but substantial Slavonian oak, bolstering an impression of roundness and generosity. While not to be slept on by fans of classic Italian fare, there’s arguably as much appeal here for lovers of modern Bordeaux or Californian Cab and Merlot.

Serving Suggestion: Braised boar shank w/ clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, & plum gastrique. Lasagna w/ mushrooms & bechamel. Miso-roasted cremini, chestnut, & portobello mushroom salad on watercress.

15.99

43 in stock

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2018 Rosé (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Rosé, Lisboa, Portugal 2018

{organic} Pinot Noir, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Merlot

TART CHERRY & GOJI BERRY, PALATE-PLEASING (& TEASING!) ACIDITY

To look at Portugal’s Lisboa on a map, one would understandably envision it as probably hot and best suited to dense, extracted reds like the ones associated with many similarly southerly Iberian regions. The reality is astonishingly mild – conducive less to unwieldily powerhouse wines than to elegance and balance. The Sant’Ana estate is very small (less than 20 acres!) and lovingly manages its vineyards to impressive effect. This Rosé, while filled with bold red fruit, has a razory precision which jumpstarts the palate, invigorates the appetite, and refreshes the soul. No joke.

Serving Suggestion: Spicy stewed eggplant w/ tomato, sesame seeds, & chili garlic paste (don’t get to crazy w/ the heat). Stir-fried salt cod w/ onions, egg batter, rice, & olives.

12.99

58 in stock

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2018 Rosé "B" (Bouysse, Domaine la)

Domaine la Bouysse, Rosé "B", Languedoc, France, 2018

{organic} 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 30% Cinsault

PINK BERRYISH BRIGHTNESS, JUICY & FLORAL

While we can't necessarily concur that this delightful pink sipper has the back label's described "obstinacy in the finish," it is tangy and ripe with super-youthful, freshly-fermented aromas. Albeit brimming with tons of bright fruit, there's a complex touch of earthiness to stave off any accusations of simplicity. Straight out of the southwestern Languedoc's Corbieres, Bouysse continues to build an impressive and varied catalogue of the region's signature reds as well as zesty whites and substantially refreshing rosés like this beautiful creature.

Serving Suggestion: Seared tuna on a bed of julienned slaw w/ sesame & ginger. Caprese salad w/ strawberry balsamic reduction & Himalayan salt.

11.99

36 in stock

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2018 Rosé "Cabochard" (Serol, Domaine Robert)

Domaine Robert Serol, Cabochard Rosé, Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France, 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Gamay Saint Romain

CRANBERRY & WHITE CHERRY, RED LICORICE & CANDLE WAX

This rosé is a bright, shiny, pink beacon of glorious Gamay goodness, and it's just perfect for "stubborn" people who refuse to try pink wines for fear of their being sweet. In fact Cabochard is French for a stubborn person, and this is a totally dry wine - no sweetness to be found. Stephane Serol has been head of the estate for the last nine years and loves his rosé so much that he makes three different versions. The Cabochard is crisp with aromas of sun-dried cranberry, red licorice and spicy candle wax - more floral than fruity with light mineral on the finish. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Afternoon picnic fare like cold fried chicken, summer squash casserole, and pickled watermelon. Versatile with everything from savory pork to fish.

15.99

43 in stock

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2018 Rosé "Queen of the Sierra" (Forlorn Hope)

Forlorn Hope, "Queen of the Sierra" Rosé, Calaveras County, California 2018

{organic} Barbera and Zinfandel

WATERMELON, STRAWBERRY, COMPLEX BUT CRUSHABLE

California iconoclast Matthew Rorick is back at it again, with the most refreshing California rose we can remember. His limestone vineyard in the California’s old Gold Rush hills is churning out exciting new wave wines from old vines of varieties almost forgotten in the Golden State. The grapes are picked early, to get a refreshingly low 11% ABV and bright acidity, but the wine still packed with mouthwateringly ripe fruit. A staunch minimalist in the cellar, Rorick uses spontaneous fermentation, no additives and filters minimally, so don’t be spooked by the hazy appearance.

Serving Suggestions: Burrata and summer tomatoes on the patio. Goat cheese and strawberry spinach-arugula salad. Fresh NC shrimp.

19.99

1 in stock

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2018 Rosé (1 liter) (Paul D.)

Paul D., Rosé [1 liter], Wagram, Austria, 2018

Zweigelt, Blauberger

BRIGHT RASPBERRY & CHERRY, CLEAN & LEAN, VERY DRY WITH GENEROUS FRUIT

The newest arrival from Paul Direder's small, coveted, and impressively affordable stable of Wagram-borne wines is a rosé featuring the collaboration between two quintessentially Austrian red grapes. The Zweigelt grape and its lesser-known half-brother, Blauburger, have less than a century of existence under their belts, but that doesn't deter them from fueling this light-bodied, pale, and very flavorful dry rosé with spry wisdom and vibrant energy. Relatively low in alcohol, this is destined to become one of our favorite diurnal sippers in no time!

Serving Suggestion: Yakitori skewers – chicken, quail egg, & pork belly! Other preparations of crispy grilled chicken. Peppery fried red cabbage, onion, & diced pineapple.

12.99

4 in stock

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2019 Rosé Frizzante (Meinklang)

Meinklang, Pinot Noir Rosé Frizzante, Burgenland, Austria 2019

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

CRISP, DRY & LIGHTLY SPARKLING. CUSTOMER FAVORITE!

Werner and Angela first produced this rosé for their wedding. The marriage is still going strong and the wine is regularly produced in small quantities. Their farm is a true biodynamic universe. They grow vegetable crops, raise cows and pigs, make wine, produce mico-brew beer and heirloom apple cider - all biodynamically. This rosé was one of the most memorable wines on our trip. Its lush fruit, slight effervescence and full mouth-feel is the perfect way to start a meal or afternoon.

Serving Suggestion: A perfect aperitif wine on its own or with firm cheese and crackers. Also weighty enough for leafy salads topped with grilled chicken, tuna or salmon.

19.99

207 in stock

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2017 Rosé Sprizzante "Casanova" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Rosé Spirzzante "Casanova", Mosel, Germany 2017

{organic} 100% Regent

STRAWBERRY CREAM, WISPER OF SWEETNESS, FUN & FROTHY

The Mosel’s Staffelter Hof is best known for its serious Riesling offerings and fun (yet by no means frivolous) experiments in the world of “natural wine,” but this fresh, lively spritzer of a rosé is a wolf of a different color (just look at that handsome devil on the label). Clocking in closer to off-dry Prosecco than Moscato d’Asti, the gentle residual sugar here is consummately brunch-enhancing. The grape responsible is a hybrid whose Silvaner, Müller-Thurgau, and Chambourcin (a hybrid, itself) heritage contributes to its remarkably blight-resistent properties, so perhaps this is the fountain of youth? These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Serving Suggestion: Poached egg goulash w/ potatoes, Vidalia onion, & paprika. Fruit salads! Consider howling and/or speaking German while drinking.

14.99

33 in stock

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2018 Rosé de Loire (Cady, Domaine)

Domaine Cady, Rosé de Loire, Middle Loire, France, 2018

{organic} 50% Gamay, 50% Grolleau

CHERRY & TART DAMSON PLUM, JUICY & CRISP, WISPY MINERAL

A collaboration between the famous Gamay and the decidedly less famous but very rosé-friendly workhorse grape, Grolleau, this vibrant, ruby-tented sipper is an elegantly expressive and beautifully balanced representative of what we love about Middle Loire rosé. While it hails from Anjou, it’s a very different beast from the famously off-dry blushes of the Anjou region we might have expected a generation ago. No, this one is completely dry with flourishes of red berry and tart, stone fruit-like flavors. The finish is cleansing and supported by delicately mineralistic notes, making this a great companion for delicate, salty dishes with high acidity and/or creamy consistencies.

Serving Suggestion: Gravlax. Cold rice vermicelli salad w/ cucumber, sweet cherry tomatoes, diced jalapeño, & rice wine vinegar.

11.99

29 in stock

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2018 Rosé, Vaucluse "Sud Absolu" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rosé "Sud Absolu", Southern Rhone, France 2018

{organic} 100% Carignan

JUICY RASPBERRY & LEMON ZEST, FIRM & HYPER-REFRESHING

Carignan, with its reputation for robust rusticity, is probably not the grape that you'd immediately suspect upon tasting this vibrantly berryish, lean, clean, and by no means mean rosé from the northwestern fringe of the Provençal countryside. As eloquently balanced as this wine is, we can't help but think of it as the adult equivalent of a raspberry-lemon push pop – served cold and filled with firm red fruit flavors and citrusy tang! This is just one of the many gems from Domaine La Ligière's paradisiacal Southern Rhone vineyards…

Serving Suggestion: Papaya salad w/ grilled squid & pork. Battered & fried cubanelle peppers w/ lemon juice & paprika.

11.99

72 in stock

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2018 Rouge "Le Petit Caprice" (Pères de l'Eglise, Domaine des)

Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise, Vin de France "Caprice", Rhone Valley, France 2018

{organic} 70% Grenache, 30% Cinsault

FRESH BERRIES, GARRIGUE, FLORAL. GLOU-GLOU.

From a Chateauneuf du Pape producer best known for their classic, firm and serious style of wines, comes this bright, easy-drinking red for casual quaffing. Glou-glou, vins de soif, whatever you want to call it, this is a fun wine for drinking with gusto! Yes, it still tastes and smells like Rhone Valley reds, but it feels more like a Beaujolais in your mouth.

Serving Suggestions: Ultimate frisbee or a casual picnic, this red doesn't necessarily need food, but it will work great with most light fare.

14.99

39 in stock

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2018 Rouge "Venus de Pinchinat" (Pinchinat, Domaine)

Domaine Pinchinat, Venus de Pinchinat Rouge, Provence, France 2018

Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon

{organic}

DARK BERRIES, CURRANTS, SMOKE. SMOOTH.

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines. This red is dark, rich and satisfying but also smooth and very quaffable; historic even!

Serving Suggestion: Great with a simple roast, burgers, meatloaf or pasta. With a little chill it shifts down to be suitable with pork, chicken and even tuna salad.

10.99

74 in stock

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2018 Rouge Hauterive "B" (Bouysse, Domaine La)

Domaine la Bouysse, Rouge Hauterive "B", Languedoc, France, 2018

{organic} 50% Merlot, 40% Syrah, 10% Carignan

BERRY & PLUM PRESERVES, BLACK TEA, SPICY GARRIGUES

We're beyond excited to see this delightful quaffer from Corbieres return at last. Martine Pagès and her brother Christophe Molinier are the epitome of honest, hardworking folks who strive to make the best vin possible without compromise and frequently at bafflingly gentle prices. Rugged and demonstratively Mediterranean, "B" exudes authenticity, integrity, and... deliciousness. Intensely black, berryish fruit, garrigues, black tea, and gentle spice. Yum!

Serving Suggestion: Juicy grilled sausages on a platter w/ mustard, bread, & dipping oil. Stuffed grape leaves w/ pomegranate molasses & allspice.

11.99

59 in stock

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2018 Rouge, Vaucluse "Le Canebier" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rouge "Le Canebier", Rhone Valley, France 2018

{biodynamic} 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

FLESHY BLACK FRUIT, DARK & ROASTY, LAVENDER-LISCIOUS

This newly-named cuvée from Domaine La Ligière is perhaps not as unfamiliar as it first appears. Replacing the “Sud Absolu” Rouge, it continues in that wine’s (and this series of wines’s) tradition of championing the often-less lauded Carignan grape True to form, it exudes the impressive garrigues and dense, dark fruit that we expect from the variety, the Vaucluse department, and Ligière, itself. Tempered by its often better-behaved colleague, Syrah, it's an absolutely beautiful addition to any adventurous dinner table.

Serving Suggestions: Juicy brisket rubbed w/ rosemary & thyme. Ratatouille w/ eggplant, tomato, squash, & garlic (or perhaps eggplant parmesan).

11.99

82 in stock

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2017 Rouge, Vaucluse [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vaucluse Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Southern Rhone, France 2017

{biodynamic} 50% Carignan, 50% Syrah

FLESHY BLACK FRUIT, DARK & ROASTY, LAVENDER-LISCIOUS

If you thought that sipping sweet tea on a Mississippi porch was the only way to experience the "absolute south," you've got another think coming! This Rhone red has the buxom boldness of Dolly Parton, the meatiness of mee-maw's pot roast, and the freshness of a sack o' lavender tucked into your dresser drawers. Not unlike a truck driven resolutely into a river, Carignan is one histrionic grape! Tempered by its more northerly collegue, Syrah, it's an absolutely beautiful addition to any dinner table. Our compasses are going crazy, and we've reached the "Sud Absolu"!

Serving Suggestions: Ratatouille, spaghetti Bolognese, eggplant parmesan, lawnmower races...

24.99

24 in stock

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2017 Roussanne (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Roussanne, Santa Ynez Valley, California 2017

{organic} 88% Roussanne, 12% Chardonnay

RICH, CREAMY, TROPICAL & FLORAL DECADENCE

Here it is - a white wine for red wine drinkers, one that will also appeal to lovers of white Chateauneuf-du-Pape and oaked California chardonnay. Upon opening, the oak and vanilla take center stage, with the fruit starting to come out as the wine breathes - and then the real show starts. Rich lemon custard, spiced baked pears, grilled pineapple, orange blossom, and honeysuckle, framed delicately by that toasty vanilla that was at first so dominant, winding up with a finish so long you'll wonder if it'll ever end. Definitely decant this one - it's unfiltered and has a fair bit of haze.

Serving suggestion: Herb & pepper crusted roast chicken over buttery egg noodles. Tender braised veal & root vegetables w/ an herb veloute sauce.

29.99

10 in stock

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2014 Rully 1er Cru "Preaux" Rouge (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Rully 1er Cru "Preaux" Rouge, Burgundy, France 2014

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

DARK CHERRY, TURNED SOIL, FLOWERS. VERY PRETTY.

Although better renowned for its white wines, Rully produces incredible reds in warmer years. Eric works the soil of this single vineyard biodynamically, and you can taste the vibrant life and soul in this wine. This is what fine red Burgundy is about; beautifully elegant cherry fruit, rich but with subtle complexity, slightly earthy flavors as singular as a personality. Delicious. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Coq au vin with jambon, fettucine and chives. Epoisses baked in a delicate pastry.

34.99

12 in stock

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2017 Rully Blanc 1er Cru "Meix Caillet" (monopole) (Monthelie, Chateau de (Eric de Suremain))

Eric de Suremain, Rully 1er Cru "Meix Caillet" Blanc (monopole), Burgundy, France 2017

{biodynamic} 100% Chardonnay

HAZELNUT, SASSAFRAS, LIME & PINEAPPLE, RICH & JUICY

Savvy wine buyers already know that the wines of Rully are among the best values in Burgundy. Within earshot of Meursault, the whites often very closely resemble their more famous neighbor, but at more reasonable prices. This one is among the finest we have ever seen. Eric de Suremain is the hardest working man in Burgundy, and he is a true artist in the cellar, crafting cellar-worthy wines of richness, elegance and passion. You shouldn't miss this. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken in mushroom cream sauce. Comte or similar Emmenthal, whether melted in fondue or Raclette or on a cheese plate.

39.99

15 in stock

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Rye Pale Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Rye Pale Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

10.99

13 in stock

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2015 Saint-Chinian "Les Schistes" (Borie La Vitarèle, Domaine)

Domaine Borie La Vitarèle, Saint Chinian "Les Schistes", Languedoc, France 2015

{sustainable} 50% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 5% Carignan

DENSE VIOLET FRUIT, LUSCIOUS MINERAL & EARTH, MEDITERRANEAN SPICE

This special cuvée from Cathy Izarn is a testament to the synergy that she has encouraged between her land, vines, and work-intensive, fiercely naturalistic methods. Bursting with black raspberry and succulent baked strawberry, this powerfully ripe monolith of fruit is marbled with the complexities of chalky earth (from which the wine's name is derived), exotic mediterranean spices, and a touch of oaken vanilla richness. Vive le Languedoc!

Serving Suggestion: Braised whole duck w/ prunes, rosemary, & thyme. Dense, Danish toast w/ ricotta & fresh black figs.

22.99

7 in stock

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2016 Saint-Chinian "Les Schistes" (Borie La Vitarèle, Domaine)

Domaine Borie La Vitarèle, Saint Chinian "Les Schistes", Languedoc, France 2016

{organic} 50% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 5% Carignan

DENSE VIOLET FRUIT, LUSCIOUS MINERAL & EARTH, MEDITERRANEAN SPICE

This special cuvée from Camille Izarn is a testament to the synergy that her family has encouraged between its land, vines, and work-intensive, fiercely naturalistic methods. Bursting with black raspberry and succulent baked strawberry, this powerfully ripe monolith of fruit is marbled with the complexities of chalky earth (from which the wine's name is derived), exotic mediterranean spices, and a touch of oaken vanilla richness. Vive le Languedoc!

Serving Suggestion: Braised whole duck w/ prunes, rosemary, & thyme. Dense, Danish toast w/ ricotta & fresh black figs.

22.99

12 in stock

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2013 Saint-Chinian "Midi Rouge" (Borie La Vitarèle, Domaine)

Domaine Borie La Vitarèle, Saint Chinian "Midi Rouge", Languedoc, France 2013

{biodynamic} Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan

BLACK RASPBERRY & CASSIS PRESERVES, ENVELOPING SPICE,SUMPTUOUS TOAST

France's Midi, its south, is a massive if imprecise viticultural paradise nurturing some of the nation's most expansive and generous reds. This offering from Saint-Chinian's Jean-François Izarn is an aptly named ambassador of the Mediterranean plain, bringing together broad shouldered Syrah & Mourvedre (grown in stony, hillside plots) and Carignan (grown in white shale and slate). Powerfully ripe and wrapped in toasty nuances of French oak, it's simultaneously suave and uncompromisingly intense with concentrated black fruit, Christmas cake, and Provençal spices.

Serving Suggestion:  Lamb tagine braised w/coriander, cumin, cinnamon, & paprika. Roasted Brussels sprouts w/ rosemary balsamic glaze.

49.99

36 in stock

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2014 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Franc Lartigue, Chateau)

Chateau Franc Lartigue, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 2014

{sustainable} 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

FIRM BLACK PLUM & KIRSCH, PERIQUE TOBACCO & LEATHER, MOCHA

Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion appellation has no shortage of fanfare surrounding it, and its cast of Grand Cru Classé offerings represents some of the most accessible and reliable yet varied vin that we’ll find throughout this sprawling segment of southwestern France. Chateau Franc Lartigue’s current contribution to the genre is practically a love letter to Merlot, brimming with elegant black fruit which is powerfully ripe, balanced, and structured. Flourishes of roasted cacao and espresso delicately seal the deal with sweet herbs and cured tobacco on the finish.

Serving Suggestion: Marbled ribeye medallions w/ braised radish & scallions. Grilled portobello caps w/ balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, & garlic.

37.99

18 in stock

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2015 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru (Leydet-Valentin, Chateau)

Chateau Leydet-Valentin, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 2015

{organic} 63% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc

SILKY, LUSH, GORGEOUS AND TOASTY

Here's a secret, Leydet-Valentin's vineyard borders Chateau Cheval Blanc: perhaps the most expensive and ostentatious St. Emilion ever. The wine is fermented and then put into light toast French oak barrels for 15 months with NO rackings! (transfers to new barrels) A must have Bordeaux from the monumental 2010 vintage. This tastes like a fine crust of fresh baked bread with black currants and blackberry fruit.

Serving Suggestion: New Zealand rack of lamb in a red currant sauce or beef tenderloin with mushroom duxelle.

49.99

20 in stock

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2015 Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion (Macquin, Chateau)

Chateau Macquin, Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2015

19.99

3 in stock

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Saint-Joseph Rouge "Un Autre Monde" (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Saint-Joseph Rouge "Un Autre Monde", Rhone Valley, France NV

{biodynamic} 100% Syrah

BLUEBERRY & RED RASPBERRY, SMOKED BLACK PEPPERCORNS & CACAO

The best wines of the 40-mile vertical expanse that is Saint-Joseph typically come from the northernmost and southernmost reaches of the appellation. The Barou estate (now biodynamic and organic since 1975 – before it was hip!) is of the former persuasion, crafting beautiful, bright reds like this one – brimming with darkly vivid fruit and lively spice. Emmanuel, representing the estate’s current generation, took over from his forward-thinking father, Alexis, in 1997.

Serving Suggestion: Beef & bacon sausage w/ panfried potatoes, onions, & parsley. Rich cow’s milk & alpine cheeses like Cantal & Gruyère.

31.99

21 in stock

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Saison "Cultural Divide: Muscadine and Rosemary" [4 pack] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Haw River Brewing, Kettle-Soured Saison "Cultural Divide: Muscadine and Rosemary" [16 oz can], Saxapahaw, NC

14.99

2 in stock

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Salami "Classico" 1/2 Chub (San Guiseppe Salami Co.)

Giacomo's Salumi - Soppresseta Classico "San Guiseppe"

1/2 Chub

Giacomo’s famous, world-renowned soppressata, the Classico offers to the discerning palate a robust flavor derived from perfect, natural fermentation. Timing and the right balance of salt and pepper provide an impressive soppressata that could rival any in Sicily.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

14 in stock

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Salami "Milano" 1/2 Chub (San Guiseppe Salami Co.)

Giacomo's Salumi - Salami "Milano" 1/2 Chub

This robust, finely ground salami is made with fresh garlic, whole pepper corns, and white wine.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

15 in stock

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Salami "Vesuvio" 1/2 Chub (San Guiseppe Salami Co.)

Giacomo's Salumi - Salami "Vesuviano" 1/2 Chub

This salami combines the traditional flavors of Giacomo's Classico with the flare of cayenne pepper and finely chopped, imported, aged provolone.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

19 in stock

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2018 Samling 88 (Scheurebe) (Strauss)

Strauss, Samling 88 Classic, Scheurebe, Steiermark, Austria, 2018

100% Scheurebe

FLORAL, MANGO & GUAVA, HINTS OF THYME

Samling 88 (better known as Scheurebe) is a grape which was produced in 1916 through Dr. Georg Scheu's crossing of Riesling and an as-yet-unknown variety. The resultant wines are aromatic, tropical, and often slightly herbaceous. Showing mango, guava, and hints of thyme wrapped up in a zesty, vibrant package, this is a favorite for those who like wines with exotic, extroverted aromas. Light, fresh, and relatively low in alcohol, it's consummately friendly and refreshing.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled chicken skewers w/ bell pepper & pineapple. Spicy okra in tomato curry sauce. Baked pork w/ a mango & jalapeño glaze.

14.99

56 in stock

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2018 Sancerre Blanc (Girard & Fils, Domaine Michel)

Domaine Michel Girard & Fils, Sancerre Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2018

100% Sauvignon Blanc

RICH & RIPE, LIGHT MINERAL, SAVORY HERBAL

Winemaker Philippe Girard says this about his wine, "pungent fresh grassy aromas mingle with riper citrus-style fruits, rounder and fuller in the mouth but nevertheless finishing with a pure intensity and zippiness that you'd expect in classy Sancerre. Sauvignon Blanc at its best!" We couldn't agree more. That light citrus tropical thing he has going on here is due to the blending of four parcels, each with their own qualities. The sum is truly greater than their parts. A wonderful value and very classic in style.

Serving Suggestion: Goat cheeses, especially those from the Loire Valley or our domestic versions from Looking Glass Dairy or Prodigal Farm.

24.99

36 in stock

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2018 Sancerre Blanc (Daulny, Domaine Etienne)

Domaine Etienne Daulny, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2018

100% Sauvignon Blanc

PRETTY. SILKY, CITRIC, HERBAL & ELEGANT. PROFOUND!

Humble & profound. This goes for Etienne Daulny the man, and his wines.The wine, a Sauvignon Blanc from the village of Sancerre, could easily be mistaken for dozens of others on the shelf. When, in fact, it is carefully made with grapes from the most prestigious vineyards of this entire region. The man, quiet and smiling, doesn't say much. But when he does it is perfectly chosen, and followed by a nervous laugh. You want to hug him then drink his wine in a quiet room taking in the layers of depth and pleasure.

Serving Suggestion: Crottin de Chavignol or Valençay (fine Loire Valley goat cheeses.) The best raw oysters you can find.

24.99

14 in stock

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2018 Sancerre Blanc (Bardin, Domaine Cedrick)

Cedrick Bardin, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & SOARING FLINTINESS, DILL & WHITE ASPARAGUS, GOOSEBERRY

Cedric Bardin's tiny estate, which straddles both shores of the Loire river (one foot gently kicking up Poully-Fuisse and the other planted in Sancerre), is a source of some of these regions' most remarkable values. The domaine's two-hectare holdings in Sancerre account for less than 20% of its total production, allowing for an unparalleled focus on quality. Every trademark of classic Sancerre abounds in this wine - Sauvignon Blanc's fiercely bright and citrusy personality, the clearly defined flintiness of the region's terroir, and the sumptuous herbal complexities that we crave from these distinctive whites.

Serving Suggestion: Goat cheeses - especially those with bloomy rinds & edible ash. Deep fried softshell crab. Poached egg & asparagus w/ béarnaise sauce.

25.99

14 in stock

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2018 Sancerre Blanc "La Villaudiere" (Reverdy & Fils, Jean-Marie)

Jean-Marie Reverdy & Fils, Sancerre "La Villaudiere", Loire Valley, France 2018

100% Sauvignon Blanc

FRESH-SQUEEZED LEMON & GENTLE GRAPEFRUIT ZEST, STONY & CLEAN

If you’re anything like us, you’re always dreaming of “good Sancerre,” perhaps involuntarily muttering the phrase to yourself and others throughout the day. This offering from the Reverdy family (well, one of several Reverdy families in this corner of the Loire Valley, actually) stands out through its restraint and clarity. Pristine in both appearance and aroma, the “La Villaudiere” cuvée restrainedly represents the region’s potential for minerally mettle and herbacious elegance, eschewing the more assertively musky, grapefruit-dominated stylings of many contemporary examples.

Serving Suggestion: A flounder (w/ butter, lemon & garlic). Bagels w/ smoked salmon, cream cheese, dill, & capers. Goat cheeses.

26.99

64 in stock

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2016 Sangiovese Blend "Spitfire" (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Sangiovese Blend "Spitfire", Columbia Valley, Washington State 2016

57% Sangiovese, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon

BLACK CHERRY & DRIED GOJIS, TOASTY VANILLA & SWEET CIGAR-ISH AROMAS

Sangiovese isn’t among the most readily recognized adoptees among Washington’s very apt viticultural areas, but it has emerged as a niche variety with a lot to say east of the Cascades. This full-figured, resolutely new-world-ish outing from Airfield leaps out at us with ripe fruit and oak-emboldened power right off the bat but quickly evolves under air, revealing undercurrents of tobacco, mahogany timber, and vanilla chai with black tea bravado.

Serving Suggestion: Filet mignon w/ sautéd flat beans & boiled fingerling potatoes w/ chives. Hearty empanadas w/ mole, sweet potato, & tempeh (or dark meat of turkey for a more carnivorous option).

25.99

13 in stock

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2016 Sangiovese di Toscana "Sara" (Perazzeta Montenero d'Orcia)

Perazzeta Montenero d’Orcia, “Sara” Sangiovese di Toscana, Tuscany, Italy 2016

{organic} 90% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegiolo

PLUM, CHERRY, RASPBERRY. RICH & TANGY

Alessandro Bocci is proud and passionate about the lovely wine he makes at this tiny estate looking out across the valley at Montalcino. His love of working these hillsides and expressing the regionality of this area through his wines keeps him happy. This is a true taste of the classic Tuscan red, but also a great introduction to the Sangiovese grape which dominates this wine. Named “Sara” after his daughter, “fun and classic” would be the best way to describe this wine, and Alessandro!

Serving Suggestion: Chicken or veal cutlet battered then fried in good olive oil. Sprinkle with halved, pitted olives.

11.99

60 in stock

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2018 Sangiovese ~ Toscana Rosso (Sorelle Palazzi)

Sorelle Palazzi, Sangiovese ~ Toscana Rosso, Tuscany, Italy 2018

{organic} 100% Sangiovese

LEATHER, RED FRUIT, THYME & CHESTNUT, RICH EARTH

Many Sangioveses are simply easy to drink, especially over the course of a lazy, sundrenched Tuscan afternoon. Just because a wine is so quaffable, however, doesn't mean it's juices don't run deep. This 100% Sangiovese is a prime example of affable drinkability alongside intriguing rustic complexity. All that fun fruit rests on a sturdy base of deep, dusty earth and firm texture. Drink easy, but pay attention.

Serving Suggestion: Pair this with a comfortable chair on a sunny porch, a bowl of herbed-sprinkled olives at your elbow.

14.99

25 in stock

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2017 Sangiovese ~ Toscana Rosso (Sorelle Palazzi)

Sorelle Palazzi, Sangiovese ~ Toscana Rosso, Tuscany, Italy 2017

{organic} 100% Sangiovese

LEATHER, RED FRUIT, THYME & CHESTNUT, RICH EARTH

Many Sangioveses are simply easy to drink, especially over the course of a lazy, sundrenched Tuscan afternoon. Just because a wine is so quaffable, however, doesn't mean it's juices don't run deep. This 100% Sangiovese is a prime example of affable drinkability alongside intriguing rustic complexity. All that fun fruit rests on a sturdy base of deep, dusty earth and firm texture. Drink easy, but pay attention.

Serving Suggestion: Pair this with a comfortable chair on a sunny porch, a bowl of herbed-sprinkled olives at your elbow.

14.99

13 in stock

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2017 Saumur Blanc (Duveau, Famille)

Famille Duveau, Saumur Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2017

100% Chenin Blanc

LEMON JUICE & GREEN ANJOU PEAR, SLATE, BOLD & BRIGHT

Though Chenin Blanc may count itself among the most immediately recognizable varieties, its Loire Valley range from lean, clean, and refreshingly mean (Savennières & Saumur) to expansive and resoundingly ripe (Vouvray & various dessert offerings) can be a bit confounding for some. This offering from Saumur, unsurprisingly, falls hard into the former camp. Racy and radiant, it brims with acidity, searing citrus, and white-fleshed tree fruit that will refresh the living daylights out of you! So good with buttery and fatty fare…

Serving Suggestion: Grilled rainbow trout w/ bountiful butter, white pepper, & ground thyme. Hearty, wholegrain toast w/ soft boiled egg & white truffle oil.

16.99

43 in stock

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2017 Saumur Rouge (Duveau, Famille)

Famille Duveau, Saumur Rouge, Loire Valley, France 2017

100% Cabernet Franc

DAMSON PLUM & CURRANT, FORESTY HERBS, GRAPHITE & VIOLETS

Saumur and the more revered (exclusively red) Saumur Champigny provide us with some of the most elegant, delicate, and aromatic Cabernet Franc we’ll encounter. The gentle, silky tannins and extroverted purple-red fruit are subtle and seductive, supported by a potpourri of dill, juniper, and dried flowers which, while the wines in question are undeniably different, could make sought after Oregonian Pinots positively green with envy. Formerly among our selections as Domaine Guilloterie, Patrice and Philippe Duveau’s wines have long been among our favorites from this enclave of the Loire Valley.

Serving Suggestion: Crispy grilled chicken wings with dill, rosemary, & greek cucumber yogurt sauce. Baked/broiled Brussels sprouts w/ Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, and butter.

18.99

6 in stock

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2015 Sauternes [375ml] (St. Vincent, Chateau)

Chateau St. Vincent, Sauternes [375ml], Bordeaux, France 2015

{organic} 80% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle

APRICOT & CLEMENTINE, HONEY, SPICE & WHITE TRUFFLE

Not just any mold, botrytis is a truly noble rot which contributes its fuzzy charm to the exteriors of late-harvested grapes destined for the world's most celebrated dessert wines. Sauternes, a southerly enclave of Bordeaux, is arguably the capital of this unexpected but beautiful phenomenon. The traditional Sémillon, Muscadelle, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are concentrated by the fungus's leeching out of moisture from the grapes (a process which does nothing to endanger the health of the vines) into a decadent, nectary elixir which fermentation transforms into a decadent dessert wine (albeit one which is often not served with dessert).

Serving Suggestion: Often served w/ savory hedonistic fare such as patés & decadent cheeses. Japanese sun-dried persimmons & other sweet, shriveled fruits.

19.99

8 in stock

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2018 Sauvignon Blanc (Airfield Estates)

Airfield Estates, Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, Washington State 2018

TANGERINE & MANGOSTEEN, GRAPEFRUIT ZEST, PIÑA COLADA

While Sauvignon Blanc isn’t one of the variety’s that Washington wine lovers would be likely to count out as the states mainstays on five fingers, the hot, dry conditions east of the Cascades yields results similar to those of Napa or warmer mesoclimates in Chilés Valle Central. Constituting a counterpoint to the intensely grapefruit-centric renditions of New Zealand and the variety’s home turf in the Loire Valley, this suavely tropical and mouthwateringly aromatic offering is simultaneously sultry and summery.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled mahi w/ avocado & toasted corn salad. Vietnamese cellophane noodle salad w/ bell peppers, oranges, carrots, basil, & rice vinegar.

14.99

50 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino, CA 2017

100% Sauvignon Blanc

TROPICAL FRUIT, MUSKY CITRUS, CRISP STARFRUIT AND PEAR

For three generations (beginning in the late nineteen thirties), the Bliss family has been dedicated to nurturing their vines and the vibrant wines which they yield. The 450 acres of vineyard are farmed sustainably and benefit from the Pacific Ocean's cool and soothing influence, which in this case contributes to a lively and impressively balanced Sauvignon Blanc with the citrus and tropical fruit that is a hallmark of the grape. Invigorating acidity and a refreshingly tangy finish underscore the wine's youthful energy.

Serving Suggestion: Seared tuna tempura with scallions and spicy aioli. Grilled chicken breast with black beans, corn, and minced garlic.

13.99

4 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, CA 2017

100% Sauvignon Blanc

SWEET ORANGE BELL PEPPER, GOOSEBERRY & FIG

From the oldest vines in the San Luis Obispo region, comes this clean, unoaked Sauvignon Blanc. The 35-year-old vines are now mature and naturally low-yielding, meaning the grapes are harvested with lots of flavor, but not much juice. The pure-tasting wine made from those grapes is rich and silky, with subtle complexity from the ancient soils in which the vines grow (a former sea bed, riddled with oyster fossils). A hint of salinity on the finish.

Serving Suggestions: Oysters Meunier and scalloped potatoes topped with fresh chives, or oven roasted ginger chicken.

14.99

26 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2017

{organic} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

FAT, EXOTIC & AROMATIC. QUINCE, APPLE, GRAPEFRUIT

With Stolpman’s wines, winemaker Sashi Moorman continues his tendency towards, hyper-modern winemaking. Two separate lots are made in different styles then blended together. The first 90% is fully ripe, juicy and rich due to low yields. It is made in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 10% from a different site is harvested much later, then whole berry fermented and aged on the skins in oak to add more texture and aromatics. Once blended, you get the exotic creature that you now see before you. Decadent and juicy!

Serving Suggestion: This uber-rich Sauvignon calls out for assertive fusion cuisine. Top scallops seared in sesame oil with a mango/red onion salsa and serve over a drizzle of pesto.

22.99

2 in stock

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2018 Sauvignon Blanc (Turnbull Wine Cellars)

Turnbull Wine Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California 2018

{organic} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

BRIGHT & TROPICAL. PEACH, GUAVA & ORANGE BLOSSOM

Exotic fruit, aromatic flowers and fresh juicy acidity are the calling cards of this beauty from Turnbull in Napa Valley. Neither New Zealand, nor French in style, this is the Californian/Chilean style which is more tropical and supple, and not oak aged. This juicy Sauvignon shows that Turnbull is multifaceted with a passion for both whites and their classic Napa-styled reds.

Serving Suggestion: Flounder in parchment with white wine, thyme, fennel and cippolini onions.

22.99

14 in stock

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2018 Sauvignon Blanc (Bliss Family Vineyards)

Bliss Family Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino, CA 2018

100% Sauvignon Blanc

TROPICAL FRUIT, MUSKY CITRUS, CRISP STARFRUIT AND PEAR

For three generations (beginning in the late nineteen thirties), the Bliss family has been dedicated to nurturing their vines and the vibrant wines which they yield. The 450 acres of vineyard are farmed sustainably and benefit from the Pacific Ocean's cool and soothing influence, which in this case contributes to a lively and impressively balanced Sauvignon Blanc with the citrus and tropical fruit that is a hallmark of the grape. Invigorating acidity and a refreshingly tangy finish underscore the wine's youthful energy.

Serving Suggestion: Seared tuna tempura with scallions and spicy aioli. Grilled chicken breast with black beans, corn, and minced garlic.

13.99

65 in stock

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2018 Sauvignon Blanc (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2018

{organic} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

FAT, EXOTIC & AROMATIC. QUINCE, APPLE, GRAPEFRUIT

With Stolpman’s wines, winemaker Sashi Moorman continues his tendency towards, hyper-modern winemaking. Two separate lots are made in different styles then blended together. The first 90% is fully ripe, juicy and rich due to low yields. It is made in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 10% from a different site is harvested much later, then whole berry fermented and aged on the skins in oak to add more texture and aromatics. Once blended, you get the exotic creature that you now see before you. Decadent and juicy!

Serving Suggestion: This uber-rich Sauvignon calls out for assertive fusion cuisine. Top scallops seared in sesame oil with a mango/red onion salsa and serve over a drizzle of pesto.

22.99

13 in stock

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2019 Sauvignon Blanc "3 Brooms" (Barker's Marque)

Barker's Marque, "3 Brooms" Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ 2019

100% Sauvignon Blanc

LIME ZEST, CAPSICUM, GRAPEFRUIT PEEL, DILL, FRESH HERB

3 Brooms is 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 faint spritziness. We love this style for the food friendly nature and juicy core of citrus that blooms from the glass with distinct Jalapeño/Capsicum in the background.

Serving Suggestion: Goat Lady's marinated fresh goat cheese with herbs spread on a baguette; oysters on the half shell with an orange/lemon vinaigrette; mango salsa on seafood tacos.

17.99

10 in stock

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2018 Sauvignon Blanc "Beyond" (Buitenverwachting)

Buitenverwachting, "Beyond" Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, South Africa 2018

LIME & LEMON, LIGHT HERBS, BRIGHT & CRISP

Pronounced [bay-ten-fur-vachk-ting] and translating from Dutch to "beyond expectations," this South African producer crafts outstanding Sauvignon Blanc which is reminiscent of something from France's Loire but with accentuated ripeness, lime-like zestiness, tropicality, and herbal goodness that we love to enjoy with food. It's very bright, alive, and zingy all the way to the finish line.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled fish tacos loaded w/ tomatillo salsa, oregano, & a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Chicken breast grilled under a brick & brushed w/ a jalapeño, lime,& honey glaze.

11.99

32 in stock

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2019 Sauvignon Blanc "Beyond" (Buitenverwachting)

Buitenverwachting, "Beyond" Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, South Africa 2019

LIME & LEMON, LIGHT HERBS, BRIGHT & CRISP

Pronounced [bay-ten-fur-vachk-ting] and translating from Dutch to "beyond expectations," this South African producer crafts outstanding Sauvignon Blanc which is reminiscent of something from France's Loire but with accentuated ripeness, lime-like zestiness, tropicality, and herbal goodness that we love to enjoy with food. It's very bright, alive, and zingy all the way to the finish line.

Serving Suggestion: Grilled fish tacos loaded w/ tomatillo salsa, oregano, & a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Chicken breast grilled under a brick & brushed w/ a jalapeño, lime,& honey glaze.

11.99

36 in stock

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc "Cariblanco" (Kingston Family Vineyards)

Kingston Family Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc "Cariblanco", Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2017

100% Sauvignon Blanc

19.99

1 in stock

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2019 Sauvignon Blanc "Gran Verano" (Apaltagua, Viña)

Gran Verano, Sauvignon Blanc 3L BiB, Curico, Chile 2019

[sustainable] 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & MANGO, PASSION FRUIT, RACY, RIPE, BOLD & ZESTY

Sauvignon Blanc is one of Chile's most celebrated specialties, and the Loire Valley native does excellent work in the nation's Valle Central. Somewhat more tropical than the colder-climated offerings associated with New Zealand's Marlborough and France's Sancerre, this one combines pineapple-like juiciness with Sauvignon's typically angular acidity and famously grapefruit-like flair. This is a tremendous value of tremendous proportions – just shy of a gallon!

Serving Suggestions: Pan-seared flounder w/ capers & lemongrass. Crispy flatbread w/ spicy charcuterie, anchovies, & pineapple.

29.99

16 in stock

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2018 Sauvignon Blanc "Mermota" (Terrabianca)

Terrabianca, Sauvignon Blanc "Mermota", Piemonte, Italy 2018 {sustainable}

100% Sauvignon Blanc

LIME ZEST, ORANGE BLOSSOMS, DELICATE AND FRESH

Out of the Piemonte's famed Langhe region, perhaps best known for its Nebbiolo, comes a delightful, floral expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Terrabianca's winemakers, Giorgio and Luigi Alpiste, coax a full-bodied rendition from the rich clay soil of their Mermota vineyard - fresh and clean, bright and bold with aromas of orange blossoms and lime zest. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving suggestion: Cheese agnolotti w/ butter & arugula / parsley pesto. Asparagus roasted in butter & olive oil w/ a squeeze of lemon juice.

14.99

18 in stock

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2018 Sauvignon Blanc "The Shepherd" (Truchard Vineyards)

Truchard Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc "The Shepherd", Carneros, CA 2018

Sauvignon Blanc

16.99

24 in stock

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2018 Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon (Calcu, Vinedos)

Calcu, Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon, Colchagua Valley, Chile 2018

70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon

PINEAPPLE & JUICY CITRUS, RIPE & TROPICAL, VIBRANT & WHOLESOME

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc has increasingly become one of the most sought-after specialties of South America and frequently acts as a counterpoint to the lean, razory offerings associated with New Zealand's Marlborough. These often distinctly more tropical renditions owe their character to a warmer, drier climate. Representing this style very well and reminiscent of the juicy, full-figured Sauvignon Blancs of California (particularly those of Napa Valley), this denizen of the Andes' foothills leaps aromatically from the glass with bold, citrusy bravado.

Serving Suggestions: Mussels w/ garlic, butter, & lemon. Tomato, orange, and cucumber salad w/ scallions, corn, coriander,chives.

13.99

1 in stock

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2019 Sauvignon Blanc Wairarapa (Paddy Borthwick)

Paddy Borthwick, Sauvignon Blanc, Wairarapa, New Zealand 2019

100% Sauvignon Blanc

CANTALOUPE & MELON. RIPE PASSIONFRUIT. LYCHEE & GOOSEBERRY. FRESH ACIDITY.

Having only 3% of land under vine and contributing only 1% of total production, Wairarapa is home to many of New Zealand’s smaller producers. This is where we find the Paddy Borthwick Estate. In 1985, Paddy, as a way to diversify his family’s legacy of farming (over 75 years!), decided to train as a viticulturist and winemaker. In 1996, after working across the globe perfecting his skills, he and his father began planting what came to be Borthwick Vineyard. This Sauvignon Blanc, with a wonderful balance of acidity and tropicality, is a prime example of what the sub-region of Gladstone has to offer. The alluvial soil found throughout the vineyard allows for smaller, more concentrated grapes, ultimately intensifying their flavor. In the end, a quintessential New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled spicy grouper tacos w/ cilantro-lime crema & cotija cheese. Fish & chips. Grilled asparagus wrapped in bacon.

18.99

112 in stock

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2018 Sauvignon de Touraine (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Sauvignon de Touraine, Loire Valley, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

GRAPEFRUIT & LEMON PEEL, FRESH GREEN PEPPER, CLASSIC SAUVIGNON BLANC

François Leclair and his son Vincent are in charge of Domaine de la Rochette, where four generations of fathers and sons have carefully tended 46 hectares of vineyards along the banks of the River Cher. Their Sauvignon Blanc is grown on flinty, clay-rich soil, which encourages an abundance of minerality in each sip. Lovers of Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire will not be disappointed in the bright grapefruit and green pepper notes and fresh, lengthy finish. 

Serving Suggestion: Amberjack sashimi drizzled with ponzu and topped with grapefruit segments and thinly sliced green peppers.

15.99

31 in stock

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2017 Scheurebe "Kreuznacher" (Paul Anheuser)

Paul Anheuser, Scheurebe "Kreunznacher Monchberg" QbA, Nahe, Germany, 2017

A TOUCH SweET, Herbal, Spiced & Full-Bodied

The Anheuser family tree dates back to 1627 in Germany in Bad Kreunznacher. Bad is a designation for a spa town and Kreunznacher is renowned for its waters and healthy climate. This grape, Scheurebe, is a crossing of Silvaner and Riesling created in 1915. It has quickly become a favorite. The wine is full-bodied and a great introduction to something new.

Serving Suggestions: This is a favorite with honey-roasted ham and pineapple or Turkey and all the fixings with fresh herbs baked under the skin.

13.99

56 in stock

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2018 Scheurebe Trocken "Sonnentau" (Gysler, Alexander)

Weingut Gysler, Scheurebe Trocken "Sonnentau", Rheinhessen, Germany 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Scheurebe

WHITE PEACH & GRAPEFRUIT, BRIGHT & GENEROUS, ZESTY MINERAL

Scheurebe, perhaps the best known among Riesling’s offspring, is also one of the most distinctive grapes of central Europe. Sharing both Riesling’s beacon-like acidity and its capacity for wines riddled with mineralistic intrigue, Scheurebe also has an almost Sauvignon-esque tinge that helps it stand out resolutely from its parent grape. This beautiful, biodynamic offering from Gysler layers elegance and power in shimmering, utopian waves of vibrant aromas and virile acidity. The cuvée’s name, “Sonnentau,” refers to sundew plants, and the wine, itself, is every bit as etherial and psychedelic in character as the otherworldly carnivorous flowers for which it’s named.

Serving Suggestion: Citrus-glazed ham w/ savory, five-spice smashed sweet potatoes. White tuna sushi w/ avocado & chili-garlic.

15.99

64 in stock

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2018 Schiava (Vernatsch) "Breitbacher" (Castelfeder, Azienda Agricola)

Azienda Agricola Castelfeder, Schiava (Vernatsch) "Breitbacher," Alto Adige, Italy 2018

100% Schiava

BRIGHT & FLORAL, INTENSE, SNAPPY STRAWBERRY

A grape with a name meaning "Slavic" grown in a region of Italy where the street signs are in German. What could be simpler? Looking at its pale ruby color, you would be forgiven for thinking that this might be a very dark rosé. Vivid aromas of sweet flowers, candied strawberry, cherry, and pomegranate give way on the palate to firm, soft tannins and pleasant acidity. This easy-drinking red from Italy's northern Alto Adige region is equally at home on hot summer nights and frosted winter evenings.

Serving suggestions: Thinly sliced Speck (cured ham leg from Alto Adige) & Pecorino cheese. Baked macaroni & cheese w/ spiced ham. With a loved one in front of a fire on a snowy winter night

16.99

15 in stock

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Scottish Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans] (Ponysaurus Brewing Co.)

Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Scottish Ale [4-pack, 16oz cans], Durham, NC

10.99

18 in stock

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Sea Salt Artisan Crackers (The Accidental Baker)

The Accidental Baker, Tuxedo Sesame Artisan Flatbread Crackers, Hillsborough, NC

All of The Accidental Baker's artisanal flatbread crackers are made from locally milled, in Graham NC, organic flour. Their baking technique utilizes whole food ingredients to create nutritious goodies with tantalizing complexity and individual taste. 100% recycled cardboard boxes, cmpostable labels, compostable bags,.

5.99

21 in stock

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Sea Salt Chocolate Bite Size Bar (Videri Chocolate Factory)

Videri Chocolate Factory, Milk Chocolate Bar [2 bars/pack]

1.25

1006 in stock

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Sea Salt Chocolate Single Bar (Videri Chocolate Factory)

Videri Chocolate Factory, Milk Chocolate Bar [2 bars/pack]

5.99

48 in stock

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2016 Sekt, Cabernet Rosé (Steininger)

Steininger, Cabernet Rose Sekt, Kamptal, Austria 2016

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

WHITE CHERRY & CURRANT, FIRM YET DELICATE, LOVELY MINERAL

Karl Steininger’s impressive line of sekts focuses primarily on single varieties and channeling their characteristics into distinctive, balanced bubblies. Cabernet Sauvignon might not be the first grape that you’d envision as a candidate for fueling vibrant, refreshing sparkling wine, but its tireless acidity and bold, berryish structure translate beautifully into rosé, and, armed with the signature minerality of of Kamptal’s famed terroir, the result is nothing short of magnificent. Somewhat more full-bodied that what we’re accustomed to from Champagne but no less airy or light on its feet this capital, singular sekt!

Serving Suggestion: Steak tartare w/ mint leaves & scallion. Triggerfish w/ tempura radish, asparagus, & unagi sauce.

29.99

26 in stock

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2015 Sekt, Grüner Veltliner (Steininger)

Steininger, Grüner Veltliner Sekt, Kamptal, Austria 2015

100% Gruner Veltliner

CLEAN PEAR, TANGY APPLE & LIME, SMOKY MINERALITY, SWEET PEA

Though small, the futuristic yet pastoral Steininger estate has become an iconic focal point for the northerly region of Kamptal. While Karl, Brigitta, and their daughters produce fantastic still wines, they've increasingly carved out a bold niche for themselves in the world of sekt (sparkling wine).One of eight different bubbly cuvées (most of which focus on single grape varietals), this regal Grüner Veltliner sekt is short on neither power nor elegance. Accompanying the fine beads of graceful bubbles trailing upward through the wine, aromas of pear, apple, and gently lime-like citrus emanate from the glass. Minerals and zesty acidity linger robustly on the finish. Fantastisch!

Serving Suggestion: Poached salmon salad w/ dill, beets, & arugula. Indulgent quiche w/ spinach, sweet peas, & lardon. Also bold, satisfying, and celebratory all by itself...

29.99

5 in stock

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Sekt, Weissburgunder "Elementar" (Steininger)

Steininger, Weissburunder Sekt "Elementar", Kamptal, Austria NV

100% Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc)

44.99

1 in stock

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2018 Semi-Sparkling Orange Wine "Paleokerisio" (Glinavos, Domaine)

Domaine Glinavos, Semi-Sparkling Orange Wine "Paleokerisio", Ioannina, Greece 2018

Predominately Debina with a small amount of Vlahiko

SEMI-DRY SEMI-SPARKLER; DRIED APRICOTS & SPICE

Gather 'round, Greek geeks! This is a traditional semi-sparkling, semi-dry orange wine from Zitsa. Temperate climate and high altitude (up to 4,000 feet) helps preserve acidity - essential for any sparkling wine - in the native Debina grape. Suggestive of sweet dried apricots, a whiff of apple, baking spice, and a sherry-like oxidative quality ... and then along come the light bubbles and acidity to cleanse the palate. Clocking in at only 10.5% alcohol, it's light and refreshing, a great start (or end) to any meal.

Serving suggestion: Liver pâté w/ crusty bread & plenty of olives. Ricotta cheesecake w/ caramelized peach puree. Sitting on the porch swing on a cool fall evening, watching the leaves spiral down.

19.99

27 in stock

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Sesame Sorghum Granola (Scratch)

Scratch Baking, Sesame Sorghum Granola

7.99

11 in stock

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Session IPA "Scallywag" [4pk 16oz cans] (Edward Teach Brewery)

Session IPA, "Scallywag", Edward Teach Brewery, Wilmington, NC

4.7% ABV

A light American IPA with Centennial and Columbus hops. Bright pine and citrus, clean finish.

9.99

1 in stock

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Session IPA "Trophy Wife" [6 Pack Cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

10.99

14 in stock

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Session Pale Ale "The 919" [6pk 12oz cans] (Raleigh Brewing Company)

Session Pale Ale "The 919", Raleigh Brewing Company, Raleigh NC

?.? ABV%

9.99

9 in stock

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2014 Shiraz "Eastside" (Pikes)

26.99

25 in stock

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2016 Shiraz "Out of the Park" (Flegenheimer Bros.)

Flegenheimer Bros., Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia 2016

Shiraz

DIZZYINGLY DARK FRUIT, DEFT & DENSE, BLACK PEPPER

Flegenheimer Bros. was a New York-based family business that specialized in the sale of fine wines from 1876 until Prohibition in 1919. The youngest member of the family, Benjamin Hammerschlag, decided to honor his heritage by making wine in McLaren Vale in South Australia. His Out of the Park Shiraz comes from high-altitude vineyards in the Seaview area and is aged in neutral oak to let the robust fruit and bright acidity shine through. If you enjoy heady, powerful reds full of fruit and spice, look no further!

Serving Suggestion: Skirt steak w/ caramelized shallots & endive salad. Grilled eggplant & red pepper sandwiches w/ halloumi.

18.99

13 in stock

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2016 Shiraz "The Winner's Tank" (Eskadale Vineyards)

Eskadale Vineyards, "The Winner's Tank" Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia 2016

100% Shiraz

BOLD, BERRY PRESERVES, SMOKE, LUSH, FAT & RUSTIC

In true Aussie spirit, a strong rivalry exists between the three neighboring towns in the local Australian Rules Football competition. Each year the winning team heads out to the vineyard to paint the tank in their team colors. Brief aging in French oak adds dimension, but the brevity means no real oakiness to be found. This is pure fruit driven Shiraz. So ripe, it might squirt juice if you squeeze the bottle too much. Glass staining purple-ness, strawberry and raspberry fruit, black licorice and freshness abound.

Serving Suggestion: Try this one with lamb chops marinated in rosemary and juniper berry or venison stew; Louisiana red beans and rice with Andouille.

18.99

18 in stock

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2017 Shiraz "Winner's Tank" (Eskadale Vineyards)

Eskadale Vineyards, "The Winner's Tank" Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia 2017

100% Shiraz

BOLD, BERRY PRESERVES, SMOKE, LUSH, FAT & RUSTIC

In true Aussie spirit, a strong rivalry exists between the three neighboring towns in the local Australian Rules Football competition. Each year the winning team heads out to the vineyard to paint the tank in their team colors. Brief aging in French oak adds dimension, but the brevity means no real oakiness to be found. This is pure fruit driven Shiraz. So ripe, it might squirt juice if you squeeze the bottle too much. Glass staining purple-ness, strawberry and raspberry fruit, black licorice and freshness abound.

Serving Suggestion: Try this one with lamb chops marinated in rosemary and juniper berry or venison stew; Louisiana red beans and rice with Andouille.

18.99

12 in stock

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Sidra Natural "Gourmet" (Biribila)

Biribila, Sidra Natural "Gourmet" [750ml], Basque Country, Spain NV

7.99

49 in stock

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Sidra Natural "SB" (Biribila)

Biribila, Sidra Natural [750ml], Basque Country, Spain NV

6.99

98 in stock

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Sidre Brut "Tendre" (Eric Bordelet)

Eric Bordelet, Cidre de Nomandie Brut "Tendre", Normandy, France NV

{biodynamic} Non-hybridized, Antique apple varieties

APPLEY & SHARP, JUST OFF-DRY TO BALANCE THE ACIDITY

Eric Bordelet is a sommelier by training, but with the guidance of his friend/iconic winemaker Didier Dagueneau, he took over the family estate in 1992 with the goal of making ciders comparable to fine wines. With ancient varietal apple trees, Eric picks from 20 different varieties for their sugar level, acid levels and bitterness, then blends the fruits for complex, otherworldly cider. Every apple is hand picked and then left to dehydrate in crates before pressing. This cider is just off-dry and shows fine bubbles in the glass. (About 4% ABV)

Serving Suggestions: As an aperitif before dinner, or with leaf lettuce based salads and brie tart.

13.99

12 in stock

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2016 Silvaner "Alte Reben" Trocken (Dr. Heyden)

Dr. Heyden, Silvaner "Alten Reben" Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Silvaner

FLORAL, CLEAN CITRUS, BRIGHT AND FRESH

Old vine Silvaner is a true rarity in Germany's Rheinhessen. While it remains the second most planted grape (after Riesling) in Germany, it has always been in the shadows. In fact some have even accused it of neutrality. So, Frank Heyden quietly makes this from old vines, and the quality shines so brightly that all shadows disappear in a fresh, zesty, mouth-wateringly delicious wash of Silvaner-ish-ness. Juicy and floral from start to finish, this is a great example of coaxing the best from a grape.

Serving Suggestion: We had this with Frank's mom's carrot soup, smoked trout, and artisanal cold cuts. Everything works with this Silvaner! Very versatile!

14.99

18 in stock

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Single Origin Dark Goat's Milk Chocolate - Carenero, Venezuela (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, Single Origin Dark Goat's Milk Chocolate - Carenero, Venezuela [3 oz]

60% Cocoa

8.00

66 in stock

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Six for $66 Red: April 2020 (Wine Authorities)

Here's a fabulous monthly deal, a package of six reds for $66 plus tax. Sorry, no other discounts apply. Copy and paste the link below into your browser to see exactly what's included this month!

http://www.wineauthorities.com/pdfs/6for66_RED_April2020.pdf

66.00

999 in stock

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Six for $66 White: April 2020 (Wine Authorities)

Here's a fabulous monthly deal, a package of six whites for $66 plus tax. Sorry, no other discounts apply. Copy and paste the link below into your browser to see exactly what's included this month!

http://www.wineauthorities.com/pdfs/6for66_WHITE_April2020.pdf

66.00

1000 in stock

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Six for $66: Double Down April 2020 (Wine Authorities)

Here's our fabulous monthly deal, a package of six reds and six whites for $121 plus tax - a 24% discount! It's also available as 12 reds or 12 whites, so please specify if you'd like either of those alternate options in a subsequent email to durham@wineauthorities.com or raleigh@wineauthorities.com (depending on which location is best for you to pick up). Sorry, no other discounts apply. Cut and paste the url below into your internet browser to see exactly what we're slingin' this month!

http://www.wineauthorities.com/pdfs/6for66_BOTH_April2020.pdf

121.00

1000 in stock

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Small Batch Tonic (Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.)

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., Small Batch Tonic, Charleston, SC

17.99

21 in stock

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Smoked Mole Porter "Holy Spokes" [4 pack 16oz cans] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, Smoked Porter with Habanero, Videri Cocoa Nibs, and Vanilla Bean "Holy Spokes", 4pk 16oz cans

5.8% ABV

Inspired by traditional Mexican molé sauce, this porter begins life as a medium bodied smoked porter. Then after fermentation, cinnamon, habanero, vanilla bean, and Videri cocoa nibs are added. Spicy and warming!

11.99

3 in stock

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2018 Soave Classico (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzardi, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2018

Mostly Garganega a dash of Chardonnay and Verdicchio

GREEN APPLE & PEAR, LIGHTLY FLORAL, LIMESTONE MINERALITY

Like other great Italian wines, Soave is fighting back against its popularity, a victim of that most sincere form of flattery - imitation. This is the real deal, grown in two of the best vineyard sites in Soave. Rizzardi produces a rich, classic Soave: subtle in its aromas, evocative of yellow pears and crisp green apples, a slice of cantaloupe, a bouquet of spring flowers, and fresh rain. This is a Soave to take back its good name from the bottom shelf of the grocery store, climb to the top of the Castle of Soave (yes, it's a real place, and it overlooks these vineyards): Ricco Soave!

Serving suggestions: Pancakes & eggs. Fish/shellfish (frutti di mare!), lobster risotto w/ asparagus. As an aperitivo.

13.99

26 in stock

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Soppressata "Hot" 1/2 Chub (San Guiseppe Salami Co.)

Giacomo's Salumi - Soppresseta "Spicy" 1/2 Chub

Giacomo crafts this soppressata like the sweet version but with a hit of cayenne and red pepper for a taste that’s spicy but not overpowering. This salami is made the traditional way—by hand. Coarsely chopped meat is seasoned with garlic, wine, and fresh herbs for an old-world taste only artist Giacomo himself could create.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

4 in stock

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Soppresseta "Sweet" 1/2 Chub (San Guiseppe Salami Co.)

Giacomo's Salumi - Soppresseta "Sweet" Stick

Giacomo's salami is made the traditional way—by hand. Coarsely chopped meat is seasoned with garlic, wine, and fresh herbs for an old-world taste only artist Giacomo himself could create.

Care instructions for your artisan salami:

1) Once you open the plastic wrapper, never put the salami back in any type of plastic wrapper or it will mold.

2) Only peel back the casing as far as you plan on eating in one day. When you are ready to serve again, cut off a slice of the dry end that was exposed.

3) This is a coarse grind salami, so we recommend slicing it as thinly as possible with a very sharp knife. Translucently thin if possible!

4) Do not refrigerate the salami after opening it. It is cured, and will dry naturally in the open air. We recommend hanging it above your sink as it releases a small amount of natural pork grease.

5) As the salami ages, it will become more firm and flavorful in an old world style. Enjoy!!

7.99

15 in stock

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Sorghum IPA "Foxfire" [6pk, 12oz can] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Sour IPA "9 Volt" [4pk, 16oz can], Durham, NC

10.99

1 in stock

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Southern Basil Farmhouse Ale [6-pack] (Fullsteam Brewery)

Fullsteam, Summer Basil [22oz bottles] , Durham, NC

9.99

3 in stock

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Sparkling Sake "Hou Hou Shu" [300 ml] (Marumoto Shuzo)

Marumoto Shuzo, "Hou Hou Shu" Sparkling Sake [300ml], Okayama, Japan

6% abv

17.99

7 in stock

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Sparkling Water, 500 Ml (Lurisia)

Lurisia, Sparkling Water, Italian Alps, Italy 500 ML

1.75

89 in stock

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2011 Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) "Blaupause" (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Spatburgunder Trocken "Blaupause", Rheinhessen, Germany 2011

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir

24.99

4 in stock

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2018 Spatburgunder Rosé "Funkenflug" (Gysler, Alexander)

Alexander Gysler, Spatburgunder Rosé "Funkenflug", Rheinhessen, Germany 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir (Spatburgunder)

BLACK CHERRY & LINGONBERRY, LUSH & FRESH, GENTLE & LINGERING

Gysler’s affinity for assertive ripeness suits this rich rendition of Pinot Noir (in rosé form) to a T. Utilizing the grape’s German nom de guerre, Spätburgunder (referencing the grape’s Burgundian origins and late-ripening proclivities), the estate does tremendous work with the variety. Mouth caressingly juicy and bursting with intensely red aromas, this is the sort of rosé that, while plenty refreshing in warmer months, continues to be seductive throughout the year – especially as a companion for fall and winter feasts.

Serving Suggestion: Beet, lentil, & grape tomato salad w/ grilled salmon on a bed of arugula w/ balsamic vinaigrette & fresh cracked pepper. Dressing cakes w/ chestnuts, cranberries, sage, & smoked carrot shavings.

15.99

47 in stock

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Spiced Apple Mead (Starrlight Mead)

Starrlight Mead, Spiced Apple Mead, Pittsboro, NC, USA

22.99

3 in stock

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2017 St. Laurent (Achs, Paul)

Paul Achs, St. Laurent, Burgenland, Austria 2017

{biodynmaic} 100% Sankt Laurent

LINGONBERRY & DAMSON PLUM, CARBON-ESQUE MINERAL

Sankt Laurent’s rise (or return) to relevance over the last two decades can be almost exclusively attributed to its work in this corner of Austria, Burgenland, extending westward from the Great Hungarian Plain. Its name is probably more often invoked in regard to its having been the lesser-known parent of Zweigelt (alongside Blaufränkisch) than in discussions of its own achievements (such as being the most significant red variety of the Czech Republic). This rendition from biodynamic Paul Achs is a splendid introduction (or affirmation) of the variety’s firm, rustic, intensely violet reputation. Gentle astringency and assertive, food-friendly acidity make it a masterful companion to old-world fare.

Serving Suggestion: Seared chicken livers w/ caramelized shallots & horseradish mustard sauce. Hearty potato pancakes w/ sour cream, dill, & pickled beets.

24.99

20 in stock

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Still Water, 500 Ml (Lurisia)

Lurisia, Still Water, Italian Alps, Italy 500 ML

1.75

34 in stock

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Strong Ale "HiFi+LoFi" (Stone Brewing Co.)

Stone, Your Father Smelt of Elderberries tes and mild smokiness. The addition of elderberries imparts subtle blueberry-like flavor, while flaked oats and pale, amber and smoked malts mirror grains used by English brewers hundreds of years ago. It’s a beer inspired by the Middle Ages, but perfect for

enjoying in the 21st century.

7.99

9 in stock

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Sugar Cane Syrup [500ml] (Petite Canne)

Petite Canne, Sugar Cane Syrup [500ml], Martinique

Ingredients: Sugar Cane Syrup

100% Natural. No artificial ingredients.

MAKING YOUR BEST COCKTAIL? YOU NEED THIS!

Petite Canne sugar cane syrup is made from pure cane sugar grown only on Martinique and captures the rich flavor of the sweet fresh cane. Use in premium cocktails in place of simple syrup as a sweetener. Or, add the fresh taste of sugar cane to pastries and confections. Pour over ice cream or in tea or coffee and experience the flavor of Martinique! Keep in mind, however, that a little goes a long way...

12.99

8 in stock

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2014 Syrah (Hyatt Vineyards)

Hyatt Vineyards, Syrah, Rattlesnake Hills, Yakima, Washington, 2014

96% Syrah, 4% Malbec

CHOCOLATE, SPICE, SMOKE & BLACKBERRY

Here's a small, domestic winery that's doing it right – crafting great wines at phenomenal prices. This Syrah is a perfect example of Washington state's affinity for this grape, or is it vice versa? Bridging the styles of French and Australia for this grape, it brings both spice and lush fruit without being heavy or overripe. Firm in style, really showing quality domestic Syrah. This has blackberry, raspberry and light blueberry fruit flavors.

Serving Suggestions: Burger perfection. Portobello kabobs anyone? How about Asian influenced meatloaf?

12.99

46 in stock

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2017 Syrah (Stolpman Vineyards)

Stolpman Vineyards, Syrah, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, California 2017

100% Syrah

BRAMBLY BLACKBERRY & CURRANT, BLACK OLIVE, STRIDENT EARTH

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 black woodsy fruit and a pungent thread of smoky earth that is intriguingly old world. A kiss of oak makes sure everything wraps up with luxuriant smoothness.

Serving Suggestion: Lamb cheeks smoked over a long hickory fire and brushed with herbed mustard. White bean and tomato stew with plenty of sage and obscene amounts of garlic.

30.99

23 in stock

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2017 Syrah "Cep" Sonoma Coast (Peay Vineyards)

Peay Vineyards, "Cep" Estate Syrah, Sonoma Coast, California 2017

{organic} Syrah

CASSIS & BLUEBERRY. FIRM, FRESH, & CLASSIC

Peay/Cep’s Burgundian proclivities are perfectly suited to the estate’s Sonoma Coast locale, and it’s no surprise that this rendition of Syrah should carry itself in a more restrained, Northern Rhone-ish fashion than do many of its Cali colleagues. Peay, in fact, has more acreage planted to vine varieties native to the Northern Rhone than to Chardonnay despite famously specializing in the latter. Energetic and brimming with snappy black fruit character, this Syrah’s chiseled physique and elegant poise reflect the estate’s distinctly cooler mesoclimate.

Serving Suggestion: Grass fed beef & mutton kofta w/ yoghurt & stuffed grape leaves. Potato & brussler gratin w/ Gruyère & almond panko.

29.99

7 in stock

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2017 Syrah "Lucero" (Kingston Family Vineyards)

Kingston Family Vineyards, Syrah "Lucero", Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2017

100% Syrah

BLACKBERRY & DRIED BLUEBERRY, LEATHER & GUNPOWDER, PEPPERY

Five generations ago, Michiganian miner, Carl Kingston ventured to South America in search of gold. He didn’t strike it rich, but appears to have found other treasures, settling north of Santiago in the (today, increasingly fashionable) countryside of Santiago. The family’s Pinot Noirs have earned a lofty reputation, but we’re most smitten with this Syrah, which shows a distinctively Northern Rhone-ish leathery richness and classic black fruit boldness.

Serving Suggestion: Chilean-esque Salisbury steak w/ oregano, cumin, shallots, & pebre sauce. Black bean succotash w/ avocado & thyme.

20.99

13 in stock

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2018 Syrah "Petit Colorado" (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Syrah "Petit Colorado", IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, Rhone Valley, France 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Syrah

BOYSENBERRY & CASSIS, VIOLETS & HERBS, LEATHER

From the northern reaches of the vertically sprawling Saint-Joseph appellation, this whole-cluster offering from Emmanuel Barou showcases a fresher, more youthful side of Syrah while retaining an earthy Northern Rhone mystique. Made somewhat in the image of the famous reds of Beaujolais, just on the other side of Lyon, spice, firm fruit, and gentle tannin punctuate this very versatile, food-friendly quaffer. What a candidate to take along for a picnic in the woods with a bucket of fried chicken – don’t skimp on the drumsticks!

Serving Suggestion: Fried chicken in the woods or spicy wings in front of your favorite television. Onion & mushroom soup w/ grated Gruyère & egg yolk.

16.99

60 in stock

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2016 Syrah "Vinya Miquel" (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Syrah "Vinya Miquel", Penedes, Spain 2016

100% Syrah

BLACKBERRY, CURRANT, LAVENDER & HERBS

Although Syrah (famous in France, Australia, the US and South Africa) is planted in Spain, it is typically a blending grape instead of the featured player. Toni Garriga has a lovely, hillside vineyard with great sunlight and cool nights, perfect for this grape. The flavors here lean more towards the French style in texture, but without the earthy bite. It shows off the lovely aromatics which are what makes Syrah so charming and intriguing.

Serving Suggestion: Afghani kabobs, or a riff on them with lamb, mushroom, cipollini oinions, and fingerling potatoes crusted in herbs and grilled.

19.99

12 in stock

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Takeout Pack: Asian Amazement (Wine Authorities)

You may have noticed that our Durham store is next door to a delightful purveyor of Southeast Asian cuisine, and our beloved Triangle is teaming with interesting eateries of various Eastern persuasions - many offering exceptional value. Being under a brand of house arrest where we're still able to venture out and forage for food, gives us little excuse not to explore...and pair with gusto!

This sensational set of six would normally run you $110 (before tax). Copy and paste the url below into your browser to take a look at what's inside!

http://www.wineauthorities.com/pdfs/AsianAmazement.pdf

88.35

1000 in stock

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Takeout Pack: Italian Itinerary (Wine Authorities)

What's comfort food? Of course, no two answers would be completely identical, but a little pasta, red sauce, and/or pepperoni pizza seem as cozy as family to many of us. This simultaneously classic yet delightfully diverse set has what it takes to get along with both rustic and regal Italian fare, and thanks to social distancing, you don't even have to share.

These would normally go for $106 (before tax). Copy and paste the url below into your internet browser to see precisely what we're packing!

http://www.wineauthorities.com/pdfs/ItalianItinerary.pdf

84.95

1000 in stock

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2016 Tannat "Premium Varietal" (Marichal)

Marichal, Tannat "Premium Varietal", Canelones, Uruguay 2016

100% Tannat

RICH DARK FRUIT, FIRM TEXTURE, A GRILL-LOVING WINE

What crazy national wine industry specializes in Tannat?! Uruguay has quietly toiled in the shadows of its viticultural upstart neighbors Argentina and Chile, but it's recently started to emerge from obscurity on the basis of top-notch Tannat. In typical Tannat fashion, this is a red-meat lovers wine, with a firm, grippy texture that will perfectly complement hunks of charred meat from your grill.

Serving Suggestion: Lamb and skirt steak from a hot fire. No plates. Just tear into them with your teeth and pour this by the gallon.

15.99

3 in stock

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2018 Tavel "Le Classique" (Rocalière, Domaine la)

Domaine la Rocalière, Tavel "Le Classique", Rhone Valley, France 2018

{organic} 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

JUICY RASPBERRY & BRIGHT RED PLUM, WISPY GARRIGUES

Sisters Séverine and Mélanie manage the Borrelly family estate, Domaine la Rocalière, which was established by their father, Jacques, from long-held family vineyards two decades ago. Slightly less than half of the 120 acre estate falls within Tavel, a region of rosé royalty. True to form, this is a deeply colored, bold wine brimming with spicy perfume and juicy, mouthfilling fruit. While still refreshing, this pink pleasure also appeals to a desire for richer, more intense flavor.

Serving Suggestions: Spicy sausage & tomato sauce w/ cilantro, black beans, & Vidalia onions. Squid bulgogi w/ crispy pork belly.

16.99

54 in stock

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Tawny, 10 Year (375 ml) (Kopke)

Kopke, 10 Yr. Tawny Port, Oporto, Portugal, NV (375 ml)

DRIED FRUITS, HONEY AND SPICE, CARAMEL NOTES

Kopke is the oldest port wine company in Portugal, dating back to 1638 when two German pioneers settled in Duoro to make wine. This port is a blend of oak casks aged an average of 10 years. Brown-tawny in color, it shows dried fruits, honey and spice aromas and flavors. A very long rich finish with serious complexity rivaling some ports at 20 years of age.

Serving Suggestion: Best as a dessert on its own or with egg based cake desserts that have extra richness. Also great with coffee or vanilla ice-cream.

21.99

11 in stock

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Tawny, 10 Year (750 ml) (Andresen)

Andressen, 10 Year Tawny, Porto, Portugal

DRIED, CANDIED FRUIT. NUTTY & CARAMELIZED. TOASTED OAK.

When one thinks of Porto, Portugal, they envision the massive Port Houses lining the Douro, as it meanders through the city and into the open waters of the Atlantic. Andresen, which was founded in 1845, has the distinction of being one of the few remaining family-owned estates, continuing to create fine Ports in all styles. This 10 year old Tawny is a fantastic representation of what a Tawny port can be. Aged in older oak casks, the wine showcases robust, nutty aromatics follwed by dried fruit and toastiness on the palate, while presenting the perfect balance of sweetness and maturity. Great as a pre-cursor to a lazy afternoon, an after dinner drink, or with some dessert. Who are we kidding?! Perfect for when life calls for a little decadence and sweetness.

Serving Suggestion: Serra da Estrela (sheep’s milk) cheese & roasted almonds. Crème brûlée w/ a side of baked figs. Apple Pie a la Mode.

34.99

1 in stock

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Tea and Peppercorn Saisons "Tasseography" [mixed 4-pack, 16 oz cans] (Haw River Farmhouse Ales)

Haw River Brewing, Tea and Peppercorn Saisons "Tasseographyl" [mixed 4pk, 16 oz can], Saxapahaw, NC

Red: with South African rooibos red tea and red Sichaun peppercorns

White: with white peony tea leaves and whole white peppercorns

Smoke: with Lapsang Souchong tea and smoked black peppercorns

Green: with gunpowder green tea and crushed green peppercorns

14.99

1 in stock

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2017 Tejo Branco "Encosta do Vale Galego" (Cordeiro, Adega M.)

Adega M. Cordeiro, "Encosta do Vale Galego" Branco, Tejo, Portugal 2017

{sustainable} 45% Fernão Pires, 35% Arinto, 20% Malvasia

SUBTLE LIME, PRETTY WATERMELON, ELEGANT MINERALITY

Making big reds is the passion of João Cordeiro and his father Manuel, but the quality of their vineyard shines in this white cuvée. It's uncommon to find whites with such elegance hailing from a hot spot like Portugal's Rio Tejo but grapes like Arinto and Fernão Pires are natives of this sunny region and perfectly adapted to retain freshness, even in the face of ever-hotter summers. The limestone soil and hilly site of the Cordeiro vineyard are a luxury in this largely flat riverbed region and give this humble white a delicate minerality. Fun fact: One of the world's largest dinosaur footprint sites was found just a few miles from the vineyard.

Serving Suggestion: Salt cod fritters w/ potato, onion, & garlic. Midsummer tomato sandwich: Fat, in-season, local tomatoes, Duke's mayo (don't skimp), sliced radish, & healthy sprinkling of Maldon salt on a Martin's potato roll... maybe get Iberian and work some anchovies in there too.

8.99

68 in stock

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2017 Tejo Branco "Samora" (Lezírias, Companhia das)

Companhia das Lezírias Tejo Branco "Samora", Tejo, Portugal 2017

70% Fernão Pires, 30% Arinto

JUICY FRUIT, VERY FLORAL, TANGERINE, CITRUS

From the southern reaches of Portugal in the recently renamed Tejo region comes this darling summer sipper and poolside companion dubbed "Samora" after the local Samora Correia area. The estate has just 120 hectares under vine and conscientiously produces what can only be described as some of the absolute best values around. Peach, honeydew melon, tangerine and citrus jump from the glass. Very juicy and bright, every glass is like a bouquet of fresh flowers and golden fruit. Keep bottles chilled at all times for emergency wine drinking situations. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Shrimp boil with lots of lemon, bay leaf and a mango salsa. Also with summer fruit gaspacho or fruit kabobs with savory mint sauce.

7.99

93 in stock

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2018 Tejo Rose "Encosta do Vale Galego" (Cordeiro, Adega M.)

Adega M. Cordeiro, "Encosta do Vale Galego" Rosé, Tejo, Portugal 2018

{sustainable} 65% Tempranillo/Aragonez/Tinta Roriz, 35% Syrah

RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT, ZESTY ENERGY, FRESH FINISH

Rosé has never quite caught on in Portugal the way it has in France and Spain, so it isn’t a huge surprise that this is the first time the father-and-son team of Adega Cordeiro made one. Lucky for us, the maiden vintage is superb. Big reds are their forte (they make almost a dozen different, excellent ones) but their small vineyard's clay-limestone soil gives it the capacity for making wines with subtlety and freshness like this delightfully understated thirst quencher. Rather than using run-off from their red wine making, like many inexpensive rosés do, Vale Galego demarcates a section of vineyard just for rosé, and picks it a month early to keep it light and crisp.

Serving Suggestion: The hearty Portuguese fish stew caldeirada, a cousin of bouillabaisse, would be a great match… grab almost any kind of good fish you can get your hands on, plus onion, potatoes, peppers, & bay leaves. Baby you got a stew goin’.

8.99

16 in stock

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2012 Tejo Tinto "3 Castas - Encosta do Vale Galego" (Cordeiro, Adega M.)

Adega M. Cordeiro, "Encosta do Vale Galego" 3 Castas, Tejo, Portugal 2012

{sustainable} 50% Tempranillo/Aragonez/Tinta Roriz, 38% Syrah, 12% Touriga Nacional

DARK FRUIT, DUSTY TANNIN, SUAVE MATURITY, MISSION FIG AND HAZLENUT

Making its first appearance in the United States at Wine Authorities, Encostas do Vale Galego is the family passion project of Manuel Cordeiro and his son João. Manuel’s parents grew grapes, so when he retired he built a small winery behind the family home and bought a promising vineyard to return to that tradition - on a professional scale this time. This 2012 bottling, one of the family’s earliest vintages, is a great example of why Portugal is known for some of the best under the radar wines in Europe; aged lightly in oak and extensively in bottle before release, this wine reaches an apex of mature complexity rare to find in an everyday red.

Serving Suggestion: Spit-roasted suckling pig w/ all the fixin's (make sure to grab a bite of crispy skin). Slow simmered black beans & rice with garlic, onion, & peppers.

14.99

49 in stock

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2017 Tejo Tinto "Samora" (Lezírias, Companhia das)

Companhia das Lezírias, Tejo Tinto "Samora", Tejo, Portugal 2016

40% Tempranillo, 35% Syrah, 15% Touriga Nacional, 10% Alicante Bouschet

DARK, RICH, SPICY, FULL-FLAVORED, CRUSHED BERRY

From the southern end of Portugal in the newly renamed region of Tejo we have this full flavored, rich red called "Samora" from the Samora Correia area. The estate has just 120 hectares under vine and the grape vines are 20+ years old. All this for so little money- this has got to be one of the best red wine values around. Just three months of barrel aging rounds out the tannins, and gives us a dark, rich red with capable crushed berries just begging to be shared with something from the grill. A Wine Authorities Exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Burgers off the grill, pork sausages with lots of spice, or meaty textured portabella mushrooms tossed with sun-dried tomato pasta.

8.99

111 in stock

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2018 Tempranillo "Finca La Cañada" (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Tempranillo "Finca La Cañada", Aragón, Spain 2018

{organic} 100% Tempranillo

PLUM, LIGHTLY EARTHY. SMOOTH & DELICIOUS.

The Finca La Cañada is a vineyard recently planted by Bodegas Tempore using the same focus on quality, organic viticulture, and grape character as their "Terrae" and "G" wines. Just south of Rioja, this area is no stranger to making good Tempranillo, the grape at the heart of Spanish winemaking. This one is rich, but surprisingly easy drinking with more character than you would expect. (bonus info: The label is made from stone paper, instead of wood paper.) And no, it's not from Canada, eh?

A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Burgers, artisan meatloaf, meaty pizza. Mushroom dumplings with dark Chinese soy sauce.

8.99

57 in stock

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2018 Tempranillo "Terrae Valdecastro" [3L Bag-in-Box] (Tempore, Bodegas)

Bodegas Tempore, Tempranillo "Terrae Valdecastro", Aragón, Spain 2018 [3L Bag-in-Box]

{organic} 100% Tempranillo

RIPE PLUM & RASPBERRY, GENTLE EARTH, KISS O’ CREAMY OAK

Tempore crafts marvelous values that radiate the signature ripeness born of the rugged Arogónese landscape, using the sun-soaked arid environment to their advantage. Stemming from the same focus on fastidious, organic viticulture as their bottled cuvées, this Tempranillo features six months of oak aging, yielding a familiarly creamy touch that wouldn’t be out of place in classic Rioja. One of our fullest-bodied box offerings, this beauty packs three liters of assertive yet amicable purple-fruited oomph.

Serving Suggestions: Pastured pork carnitas w/ sour cream, cilantro, & avocado. Grilled kabobs w/ bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, & mushrooms.

29.99

24 in stock

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The Sea Salt Bar, 65% (Escazu Artisan Chocolates)

Escazu Artisan Chocolates, "Beaufort Bar" Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt [3 oz]

67% Cocoa

Named after the town where Escazu started, the Beaufort Bar is 67% Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt. If you love chocolate covered pretzels, popcorn and chocolate or anything sweet and salty, this might be the one for you.

7.50

73 in stock

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2016 Timorasso DOC Colli Tortonesi (Oltretorrente)

Oltretorrente, Cortese DOC Colli Tortonesi, Veneto, Italy 2016

{organic} 100% Cortese

PINEAPPLE & TANGY CITRUS, JUICY & RIPE

This delightful Cortese comes from the far eastern rolling hills of the Piemonte, which neighbors the more famous Cortese growing region of Gavi. Though this husband-and-wife winery was only established in 2010, there is much more history behind this wine. Their tiny, 3 hectare, organic vineyard holds vines as old as 100 years. Scents of zesty lime and tropical fruit on the nose lead you on to a wine that opens with balancing acidity and a wonderfully lingering finish.

Serving Suggestion: Cortese-poached trout w/ sugar snaps, dill, & mango chutney. Crispy vegetable omelets or egg tarts w/ onion & cheddar.

28.99

4 in stock

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2016 Tinto "Assemblage" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Tinto “Assemblage”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2016

{organic} 60% Merlot, 30% Tintilla de Rota, 10% Syrah (Amphora & oak aged)

DARK BERRIES, LIGHTLY PEPPERY, SUBTLE OAK, IRON & OCEANIC

This lush and approachable red is aged in terra-cotta amphorae and small oak barriques giving it Bordeaux-like flavors. It also, rightly, takes on the terroir of its origin. The Albariza soils of this vineyard give it a fine, spicy minerality, and its location so close to the sea imbues a saline/oceanic hint. It’s a delicious red that can only taste of this place!

Serving Suggestion: Hake cheek topped w/ pickled onions, & mint leaves. Rabbit croquettes. Spicy pork cracklins.

24.99

24 in stock

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2015 Tinto "Baron Gustav Von Furstenberg" (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Tinto "Baron Gustav Von Furstenberg", Lisboa, Portugal 2015

{sustainable} 40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Merlot, 20% Aragonez (Tempranillo)

CONCENTRATED BLACK PLUM, ROBUST OAK, COFFEE & HERBS

While Ann and James Frost revolutionized and expanded the vineyards of Sant'Ana at the turning of the millennium, it was Ann's parents of Prussian nobility who established the Quinta decades earlier. Her father's name, "Baron Gustav Von Furstenberg," is a very impressive one to live up to, but this bold red comes through with flying colors. Combining Potruguese champion, Touriga Nacional and Bordelais native, Merlot with Aragonez (Tempranillo), this wine plays out like the work of a well-heeled garagiste offering from Bordeaux's Haut-Medoc or Pomerol – unabashedly ambitious and modern. Most impressive! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Ribs of mutton w/ whiskey sauce, shallots, garlic, & baby asparagus. Tempeh stir fry w/ shiitake, green peppers, garlic, & soy sauce over black rice.

39.99

9 in stock

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2017 Tinto "Petit Forlong" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Tinto “Petit Forlong”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2017

{organic} 60% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 10% Tintilla de Rota (Amphora & oak aged)

CRANBERRY, OLIVE, RASPBERRY, BRULEED VANILLA

In such a hot climate, you’d expect a red wine from these grapes to be heavy and alcoholic, but this is a fresh, bright wine which goes down very quickly and deliciously. Fermented in terra-cotta amphora, then aged shortly in oak barrels, this is a lusty, berry aromatic, juicy red to drink with gusto. And, a rare chance to drink the nearly extinct Tintilla grape.

Serving Suggestion: Bone in porkchop lightly topped w/ a picholine & black cherry tapenade, served w/ homemade potato chips.

17.99

18 in stock

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2016 Tinto Lisboa "Cigarra" (Santos Lima, Casa)

Casa Santos Lima, "Cigarra" Tinto, Lisboa, Portugal 2016

30% Camarate, 30% Castelâo, 30% Touriga Nacional, 105 Trincadera

JUICY RED BERRY & PLUM, SLIGHTLY SPICY, FRESH & SUPPLE

A four-varietal blend showcasing the fresh, juicy appeal of the Camarate and Castelâo grapes, the Cigarra layers comforting dimensions of ripe fruit with spicy aromatic appeal, maintaining a lovely affability without compromising the rich dried berry flavors and mouth filling concentration that we've come to rely on from great Portuguese values. Santos Lima is a continuously operated sixth generation estate which prides itself on its affinity for the many stellar (albeit sometimes internationally obscure) indigenous varietals of Portugal.

Serving Suggestion: Enthusiastically pounded pork cutlets lightly breaded & fried w/ baked okra & boiled potato salad w/ red cabbage. Chourico & sardine pizza w/ onions, tomatoes, garlic & cinnamon.

10.99

11 in stock

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2016 Tinto Valencia "Bilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Bilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2016

{biodynamic} 50% Monastrell, 50% Syrah

BLUEBERRY & PLUM, BOLD & LUSH. SOFT, TOASTY OAK

Casa Los Frailes, taking its name from the friars which once inhabited the estate, produces wine with the utmost respect for nature and its vineyards. Monastrell, the premier varietal of Spain's southeast, is clearly their first priority. For the Bilogía cuvée, they blend it with its classic blending partner of France, Syrah, grown in Valencia to great results. The outcome is a plump but well-structured wine with soft tannins, supple purple fruit character, and a very tasteful dollop of creamy oak for good measure. This is a suave, plush, and very fun Mediterranean red. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestions: Majorcan sausage (such as Botifarró with aniseed) and other cured meats (Giacamo's salamis, anyone?). Aged sheep's milk cheeses such as Manchego or Valencia's own Malvarosa.

13.99

44 in stock

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Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake "Sword of the Sun" [720ml] (Takatenjin)

Takatenjin, Tokubetsu Honjozo Sake "Sword of the Sun" [720ml], Shizuoka, Japan

29.99

3 in stock

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Tokubetsu Junmai Sake "Fragrant Water" [300ml] (Housui)

Housui, Tokubetsu Junmai Sake "Fragrant Water" [300ml], Tokushima, Japan

14.99

6 in stock

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Tokubetsu Junmai Sake Yukikage "Snow Shadow" [300ml] (Kinshihai)

Kinshihai, Yuki-Kage "Snow Shadow" Tokubetsu Junmai Sake 300ml, Niigata, Japan

Gohyaku-man-goku and koshi-ibuki rices

FLORAL, DELICATE, SUBTLE & PRETTY

The "Tokubetsu" designation on sake means that it has special, high-quality characteristics beyond the typical ones of its same seimaibuai (rice polish level). For this Shuzo (sake estate) founded in 1825, that special quality is the subtle complexity that is almost never found in standard Junmai (30% polished) sake. This is a sake of great balance, coming across as neither too alcoholic, nor too cloying.

Serving suggestion: Hirame (flounder) sashimi, Ama-ebi (sweet shrimp). Also, omelet with gruyere and chives.

17.99

1 in stock

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Tonic Syrup [12oz bottle] (Alley Twenty Six)

Alley Twenty Six, Tonic Syrup [12oz bottle], Durham, NC

directions: 1 1/2 oz gin or booze of choice, 2 oz cold soda water, 1 oz Alley Twenty Six Tonic Syrup, 1/4 oz lime or lemon squeezeed right on top, a few gentle stirs, and voila!

ingredients: cinchona bark, lemon grass, lime juice, citric acid, sugar and water

Refrigerate after opening.

12.99

12 in stock

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2018 Torrontes (Altosur)

Altosur, Torrontes, Mendoza, Argentina, 2018

100% Torrontes

HONEYSUCKLE & FENNEL POLLEN, TANGY APRICOT & TANGERINE

Torrontes, a Mendoza-native descendant of Muscat, is arguably South America’s most unique specialty. This example from Finca Sophenia over-delivers impressively. Bursting with pungent white flowers and spice yet balanced with citrusy brightness, this is a classical example of the hyper-aromatic variety doing what it does best: intoxicating with evocative perfume while refreshing with healthy acidity. Delightful!

Serving Suggestion: Thai or Indian curries. Ham & pineapple pizza. Your favorite deck or patio with or without food!

10.99

59 in stock

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2017 Toscana Bianco "Solare" (Castellina, Fattoria)

Fattoria Castellina, "Solare" IGT Bianco, Tuscany, Italy 2017

{biodynamic} 100% Vermentino

PEAR SKIN & CANTALOUPE, LEMON ZEST, “ORANGE-LITE"

Vermentino, a star of wine regions bordering the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian waters of the Mediterranean Sea, is something of a chameleon. It can be fun, fresh, and no frills-ish or tropical and concentrated or minerally and elegant. Increasingly, especially among Sardinian and Tuscan producers, we’re encountering enigmatically orange-esque offerings like this one. Four days of skin contact have imbued a subtle but unmistakable amber tone and a whisper of refreshing tannic texture while Castellina’s proximity to the shore guarantees that we’ll not forget Vermentino’s maritime associations through an intriguing suggestion of brininess on the nose.

Serving Suggestion: Calamari tempura & arugula salad w/ citrus-caper vinaigrette & olive oil. Ceviche. Chèvre & other goat cheeses.

23.99

12 in stock

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2016 Toscana Rosso "Poggio Apricale" (Brunelli)

Brunelli, Toscana Rosso "Poggio Apricale," Tuscany, Italy 2016 {sustainable}

100% Sangiovese

WILD CHERRY, LEATHER, BERGAMOT & ORANGE

Mauro Brunelli and Anna Savini, owners of the Brunelli Estate bring us this young and jovial Sangiovese from the Martoccia Farm located about 500 meters from the center of Montalcino in southern Tuscani. This ruby red wine is a light and refreshing interpretation of Sangiovese, shining with sophisticated acidity and an elegant finish. Opulent with notes of wild cherry, fresh blackberries, a trace of leather and a glimmering of piquant spice.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled beef short rib tagliatelle, wild boar with apples and herbs.

19.99

10 in stock

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2018 Toscana Rosso "Poggio Apricale" (Martoccia)

Martoccia, Toscana Rosso "Poggio Apricale," Tuscany, Italy 2018 {sustainable}

100% Sangiovese

WILD CHERRY, LEATHER, BERGAMOT & ORANGE

Mauro Brunelli and Anna Savini, owners of the Brunelli Estate, bring us this young and jovial Sangiovese from the Martoccia Farm located about 500 meters from the center of Montalcino in southern Tuscany. This ruby red wine is a light and refreshing interpretation of Sangiovese, shining with sophisticated acidity and an elegant finish. Opulent with notes of wild cherry, fresh blackberries, a trace of leather and a glimmering of piquant spice.

Serving Suggestions: Grilled beef short rib tagliatelle, wild boar with apples and herbs.

19.99

17 in stock

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Tote "Bleu", Six pack Carrier (Wine Authorities)

Wine Authorities' "Tote-du-Rhône" Six pack bottle carrier

Wine not included with purchase of this tote.

2.90

192 in stock

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2018 Touraine Gamay (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Touraine Gamay, Loire Valley, France 2018

{sustainable} 100% Gamay

RIPE BLACK FRUITS, PURPLE FLOWERS, FRESH BAKED PASTRY

A newer arrival from François LeClair and his son Vincent continues their tradition of producing wines with unrivaled freshness. These thirty-five year old Gamay vines, combined with Vincent’s use of partial carbonic maceration and shunning of sulfites, come together to create a cuveé that is replete with violets and ripe black raspberries. A smattering of black pepper, sweet baking spices, and fennel pollen finish off the bouquet. Balanced and bright, this bottle will be gone before you know it.

Serving Suggestion: Spanakopita (Greek spinach pie). Cedar plank salmon w/ brown sugar-dijon mustard glaze. Turkey sandwich at lunch after spending the morning working in the garden.

14.99

53 in stock

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2018 Touraine Rouge "Fleur de Printemps" (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Touraine Rouge "Fleur de Printemps", Loire Valley, France 2018

{sustainable} 60% Gamay, 40% Pinot Noir

FRESH BLACK RASPBERRY & CHERRY, JUICY, LEAN & PRETTY

The vineyards of Domaine de la Rochette are planted in the flinty, clay-rich soil along the banks of the River Cher in the heart of the Loire Valley. François Leclair and his son Vincent choose to combine traditional and modern methods to create truly special wines. This “Fleur de Printemps,” which translates to "Spring Flower,” is a beautifully soft and relentlessly fresh expression of both Pinot Noir and Gamay. The combination of bright fruit, persistent minerality, and gentle earth is a revelation.

Serving Suggestion: A red wine to enjoy with light fare! Scallops seared in brown butter served with a leek and potato purée and pan-roasted cremini mushrooms.

15.99

22 in stock

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2015 Touraine Sauvignon Chenonceaux (Rochette, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Rochette, Touraine Saivignon Chenonceaux, Loire Valley, France 2015

{sustainable} 100% Sauvignon Blanc

LIME & GOOSEBERRY, DELICATE FLORAL MUSK, VIBRANT & RACY

This inaugural offering from one of France’s newest appellations bring the famously dynamic duo that is Sauvignon Blanc and limestone terroir together once again for an intensely elegant (or elegantly intense) yet restrained outing from one of our favorite slingers of Sauvignon, the Rochette domaine. This graceful, richly ripe, medium-bodied example of the variety appeals to the parts of us that love and crave Sancerre while remaining very much unto itself.

Serving Suggestions: Baked trout w/ caper/gooseberry relish & white asparagus. Vegan “caviar” of forbidden rice & al dente quinoa w/ sliced cucumber halves, sesame seeds, & soy sauce/rice vinegar dressing.

24.99

21 in stock

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2015 Touriga Nacional (Sant'Ana, Quinta de)

Quinta de Sant'Ana, Touriga Nacional, Lisboa, Portugal 2015

{sustainable} 100% Touriga Nacional

DENSE BLACK PLUM, FIG-LIKE PERFUME & WISPY HERBS, ELEGANTLY FIRM STRUCTURE

Touriga Nacional, associated more with northern Portugal’s Douro and Dao than with southerly regions like Lisboa, is undisputedly a national treasure. While significantly less famous than France’s Cabernet Sauvignon or Italy’s Nebbiolo, this too seldom-sung nobleman of the red grape royal court is conducive to exceptionally elegant, structured, imposing wines that linger lengthily on our palates and in our memories. Quinta de Sant’Ana’s rendition brings together the immense purple fruit, expansive body, and chiseled frame that we admire so much in Touriga Nacional.

Serving Suggestion: Roast duck w/ port reduction & shallots. Risotto w/ diced figs & hazelnut.

37.99

8 in stock

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Traditional Semi-Sweet Mead (Starrlight Mead)

Starrlight Mead, Traditional Semi-Sweet Mead, Pittsboro, NC, USA

18.99

8 in stock

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2018 Treixadura "Expresion" (Pazo do Mar)

Pazo do Mar, Treixadura "Expresion", Ribeiro, Galicia, Spain 2018

100% Treixadura

PINEAPPLE & BOSC PEAR, FIRM & FRESH W/ FIERCE TROPICALITY

Trajadura / Treixadura is a native of northwestern Iberia whose work both on the Portuguese and Galician sides of the border remains relatively low-profile compared to some of it’s more famous local colleagues – particularly the fashionable Albariño, which often serves as its blending partner. This vibrant, mouthfilling offering from Manuel Mendez of Pazo do Mar is sure to make you wonder why you haven’t seen, heard, and (most importantly) tasted more from this dynamic variety!

Serving Suggestion: Briny gooseneck barnacles & polenta w/ caperberries. Tropical shrimp ceviche w/ cilantro & pineapple.

14.99

60 in stock

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2018 Trollinger Württemberg (Drautz-Able, Heilbronn)

Heilbronn Drautz-Able, Trollinger, Württemberg, Germany 2018

100% Trollinger (Schiava)

ROSEPETAL & KIRSCH, FRESH, PETRICHOR

Trollinger (aka Schiava, aka Vernatsch) takes its name from its likely origins in northern Italy’s Tyrol (specifically Südtirol / Trentino-Alto Adige). Here in Germany’s Baden-Württemberg, where there are more than three times as many acres of Trollinger than can be found in its native land, its elegant red-fruited perfume and impressive resistance to frost has positioned it ideally to quench the nation’s increasing appetite for red wine. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that it’s seldom exported. This rendition carries itself much like a light, well-rounded Pinot Noir brimming with juicy cherry-ish reminiscences and a suggestion of fresh rain on briery underbrush.

Serving Suggestion: Black Forest or Virginia ham on pumpernickel w/ mild horseradish mustard, red lettuce, & Gruyère. Russian potato-beet salad w/ green peas, carrots, dill, & sour cream.

17.99

33 in stock

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2017 Trousseau "Vignobles les Roussots" (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Trousseau, Cotes du Jura, France 2017

{organic} 100% Trousseau

BRIGHT POMEGRANATE, PRETTY EARTHINESS, LIGHT

After a spell in your decanter, this Trousseau is an experience reminiscent of a soft round of Camembert cheese, baked within a flaky pastry crust, and topped with cranberry compote! How do they cram all that goodness under one cork? Ask Benoit Badoz. Benoit is the tenth generation winemaker of the estate, truing his parcel of the wine would to satisfy both tradition and modernity. If his winemaking technique was a haircut, it’d be a cross between a “high and tight” and a “flock of seagulls.”

Serving Suggestion: Scallops (if seagulls are off the menu) encrusted with hazelnuts and comté cheese!

31.99

9 in stock

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2016 Trousseau "Vignobles les Roussots" (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Trousseau, Cotes du Jura, France 2016

{organic} 100% Trousseau

BRIGHT POMEGRANATE, PRETTY EARTHINESS, LIGHT

After a spell in your decanter, this Trousseau is an experience reminiscent of a soft round of Camembert cheese, baked within a flaky pastry crust, and topped with cranberry compote! How do they cram all that goodness under one cork? Ask Benoit Badoz. Benoit is the tenth generation winemaker of the estate, truing his parcel of the wine would to satisfy both tradition and modernity. If his winemaking technique was a haircut, it’d be a cross between a “high and tight” and a “flock of seagulls.”

Serving Suggestion: Scallops (if seagulls are off the menu) encrusted with hazelnuts and comté cheese!

22.99

1 in stock

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2017 Txakoli "Lasalde" (Akarregi Txiki)

Akarregi Txiki, Txakoli "Lasalde", Pays Basque, Spain 2017

100% Hondarribi Zuri

LIME ZEST & CRABAPPLE, SANCERRE-LIKE HERBS, OCEANIC & SLATEY

Taking its title from Akarregi Txiki’s patriarch, the “ Lasalde" cuvée features extended on-lees aging which imbues additional richness while allowing the wine to retain that txakolicious, razor-sharp personality we adore. The result is also more herbaceous, slightly less effervescent, and very distinctive with its exotic combination of sharp citrus, chalky minerality, light grassiness, and briny capsicum or caper. This is one to enjoy while staring out over the dunes and scrub vegetation at the beach – with or without a plate of mussels. Fantastic!

Serving Suggestion: Lime-seasoned razor clam ceviche. Artichoke carpaccio w/ olive oil & sea salt. Goat cheeses.

19.99

20 in stock

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2016 Txakoli Rosé "Hijo de Rubentis" (Ameztoi)

Ameztoi, Txakoli Rosé "Hijo de Rubentis", Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2016

50% Hondaribbi Zuri, 50% Hondaribbi Beltza

TART PINK RASPBERRY & LIME ZEST, MONUMENTAL MINERAL, WAXY LEES

In the tradition of such classics as “Son of Godzilla,” the “Hijo de (son of) Rubentis” is a Méthode Champenoise sequel truly worthy of Amestoi's cult classic Txakolina rosé. In typical fashion, the grapes are harvested slightly underripe to hammer home the signature gleam of acidity, minerality, Atlantic-ness, and leanness that Guetarian wines are famous for. The full-on sparkle (rather than typical spritz) enhances the impression of body and complexity while doing nothing to diminish the characteristic refreshment we love. Txakolin-dantza!

Serving Suggestion: Shangurro (Basque-style stuffed crab) w/ red pepper flakes, black pepper, & white wine. Spider rolls & other soft-shell crab preparations.

59.99

15 in stock

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2019 Txakoli Rosé "Rubentis" (Ameztoi)

Ameztoi, Txakoli Rosé "Rubentis", Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2019

50% Hondaribbi Zuri, 50% Hondaribbi Beltza

SPRITZY WHITE CHERRY & FLESHY LIME, MONOLITHIC MINERALITY

If it were possible to nominate a single wine for the official title of "most refreshing," this Txakoli Rosé might very well take the prize. Tangy-tart citrusy brightness, fresh red fruit, and elegant mineral conspire to make it both deceptively thirst-quenching and consummately captivating. This an eloquently effervescent elixir to down by the liter, and its relatively low alcohol content of 10.5% makes it a phenomenal patio buddy from mid-day to midnight.

Serving Suggestion: Non-boring gazpacho: think fresh cheese and raspberries. Rasbpacho? Also try of prawns å la plancha, eaten with your hands.

20.99

24 in stock

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2016 Txakoli Rosé Extra Brut "Hijo de Rubentis" (Ameztoi)

Ameztoi, Txakoli Rosé Extra Brut "Hijo de Rubentis", Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2016

50% Hondaribbi Zuri, 50% Hondaribbi Beltza

TART PINK RASPBERRY & LIME ZEST, MONUMENTAL MINERAL, WAXY LEES

In the tradition of such classics as “Son of Godzilla,” the “Hijo de (son of) Rubentis” is a Méthode Champenoise sequel truly worthy of Amestoi's cult classic Txakolina rosé. In typical fashion, the grapes are harvested slightly underripe to hammer home the signature gleam of acidity, minerality, Atlantic-ness, and leanness that Guetarian wines are famous for. The full-on sparkle (rather than typical spritz) enhances the impression of body and complexity while doing nothing to diminish the characteristic refreshment we love. Txakolin-dantza!

Serving Suggestion: Shangurro (Basque-style stuffed crab) w/ red pepper flakes, black pepper, & white wine. Spider rolls & other soft-shell crab preparations.

29.99

9 in stock

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2017 Txakolina Getariako (Akarregi Txiki)

Akarregi Txiki, Getariako Txakolina, Pays Basque, Spain 2017

100% Hondarribi Zuri

GREEN APPLE, LIME, UNRIPE GREEN GRAPES, SPRITZY

Lasalde Elkartea is a big man with giant hands. He comes from a cattle farming family, but left this tradition to follow his love of the zippy Basque wine. Glimmering with green zestiness and bright golden fruit, this phenomenal value in Txakoli layers the signature mineral and blazing acidity that we crave from these refreshing Basque sensations. And despite all that it has going on, it's remarkably clean - like minimalism incarnate in a wine. Everything's impeccably balanced, in place, tasteful, and (above all) very, very tasty! A Wine Authorities exclusive in the US!

Serving Suggestion: Oyster & artichoke salad with roast chestnut and field greens. Abalone sashimi.

14.99

1 in stock

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2018 Unoaked Chardonnay "Ex" (Wrath Wines)

Wrath Vineyards, Unoaked Chardonnay "Ex", Monterery, California, US 2018

100% Chardonnay

19.99

17 in stock

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Unsung Iberia Pack (Wine Authorities)

This six pack of unsung heroes from the Iberian peninsula is danged near sure to include some fresh faces to make friends with. Even if you've casually grabbed some of these off of our shelves before, you may not have realized the oddities (varietally speaking, of course) contained within.

This set would normally retail for $119 (before tax). Check out the selections by copying and pasting the url below into your web browser!

http://www.wineauthorities.com/pdfs/UnsungIberia.pdf

95.15

1000 in stock

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2016 Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille", Rhone Valley, France 2016

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

INKY FRUIT CONFITURE & DATE, THYME & VIOLETS 

Preserving the preponderance of “P"s in winemaker Philippe’s name, this Vacqueyras provides palpable, palate-pleasing profundity! It perseveres in its preservation of place through biodynamic preparations. It opens with a wallop of violet petals and dried fruit before revealing signature flavors of baked strawberries and raspberry preserves, finishing with a savory blend of grilled thyme and lavender. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape is reflected in proximal styles of grand Grenache. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled portobello caps w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

19.99

3 in stock

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2018 Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Le Mourre de la Caille", Rhone Valley, France 2018

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

INKY FRUIT CONFITURE & DATE, THYME & VIOLETS 

Preserving the preponderance of “P"s in winemaker Philippe’s name, this Vacqueyras provides palpable, palate-pleasing profundity! It perseveres in its preservation of place through biodynamic preparations. It opens with a wallop of violet petals and dried fruit before revealing signature flavors of baked strawberries and raspberry preserves, finishing with a savory blend of grilled thyme and lavender. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape is reflected in proximal styles of grand Grenache. A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled portobello caps w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

19.99

28 in stock

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2015 Vacqueyras Rouge "Point G" (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge "Point G", Rhone Valley, France 2015

{biodynamic} 100% Grenache from old vines

BLACK CHERRY & RASPBERRY, DARK ROAST COFFEE, SUPPLE

The Southern Rhone revolves around Grenache, particularly from old, gnarly vines. The vines in this vineyard are so old they predate the naming of Vacqueyras as an AOC, the the birth of the winemaker, and even the founding of the estate itself! Biodynamically farmed and fermented with ambient yeasts, this cuvée is special for its lush vibrance of ripe red and black fruits as well as a tantalizing warmth of coffee beans and fig. This suppleness is set beautifully against firm tannic structure. Serious enough consider cellaring but packed with enough finesse to be cracked tonight. That’s the point! 

Serving Suggestion: Pan-roasted pork belly w/ spiced red plum, ginger, & rhubarb. Lamb w/ walnut, fig, & goat cheese salad. Cajun portobello sandwich w/ avocado & remoulade.

34.99

23 in stock

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2017 Vacqueyras Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box] (Ligiere, Domaine La)

Domaine La Ligiere, Vacqueyras Rouge [3L Bag-in-Box], Rhone Valley, France 2017

{biodynamic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

INKY RASPBERRY & DATE, VIOLETS & CLOVE, PEPPERY

Biodynamic, buxom, and bodaciously boxed, we have here three liters of awe-inspiring Rhone red. Opening with a wallop of violet blossoms and black raspberry, it masterfully evolves into a savory blend of grilled thyme, clove, and dried dates. The proximity of Vacqueyras to Châteauneuf-du-Pape should also reflect their proximal styles of lush, elegant, structured red wine. Philippe Bertrand is our hero for fitting a wine this substantial into a three liter box! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Steak au Poivre. Grilled lamb w/ a savory cream sauce, peppercorns, pine nuts, goat cheese, basil, & cranberries.

49.99

14 in stock

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2016 Valencia Tinto "Trilogia" (Frailes, Casa Los)

Casa Los Frailes, "Trilogia" Tinto, Valencia, Spain 2016

{biodynamic} 40% Monastrell, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Tempranillo

JUICY BLACKBERRY, EARTH & DARK CHOCOLATE, ROUNDED SPICY OAK

Powerful and filled with ripe black fruit, this blend is a bold representative of both Valencia and the adventurous combination of modernization and respect for tradition that continues to make Spain one of the most dynamic wine producing nations at the dawn of the 21st century. Aged for a year in Hungarian oak, the dense chewy fruit and earthiness of Monastrell is given a boost from Cabernet and rounded out with a juicy kiss of Tempranillo. Delicious! A Wine Authorities exclusive!

Serving Suggestion: Roasted leg of pork with rosemary, garlic, and coriander. Black bean casserole with red onions, oregano, and black pepper.

19.99

18 in stock

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2018 Valpolicella (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2018

65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

LOGANBERRY & DRIED CASSIS, BRIGHT & BOLD, ELEGANT UNDERBRUSH

A beautifully evocative perfume of forest berries and dried flowers belies the no-frills-ish-ly guzzleable appeal of this bright and very flavorful yet gentle red. Clocking in at a very classical 12% alcohol, this is not quite at the opposite end of the Valpolicella spectrum from the massive (and massively revered) Amarones and Ripassos of the region, but its relatively delicate frame makes it appeal to us by the gallon rather than the carafe...

Serving Suggestion: Roast pork w/ black pepper & dried cranberries or gojis. Triple cream cheese w/ dried mission fig, tart blackberry & pickled beet.

10.99

47 in stock

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2017 Valpolicella Superiore "San Pietro" (Monte Tondo)

Monte Tondo, Valpolicella Superiore "San Pietro", Veneto, Italy 2017

{sustainable} 55% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 15% Molinara

CRANBERRY & KIRSCH, SUAVE & VELVETY, PINOT-LIKE APPEAL

Many wine regions (and grape varieties) can be called chameleons, but few are quite as consummately qualified shapeshifters as Valpolicella (and its main man, the Corvina grape). This rendition from Veronese mainstay Monte Tondo exhibits lithe, elegant structure and food-friendly bravado with a collision of vibrant dark fruit and an almost Pinot-like silkiness. Falling between the lightest and freshest reds the region has to offer and the heftier Ripasso style, it's versatile, approachable, and captivating. Romeo and Juliet have never felt this way, I bet.

Serving Suggestion: Pheasant w/ red wine-porcini risotto. Roasted creminis w/ parmesan polenta.

19.99

107 in stock

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2017 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso (Corte Majoli)

Corte Majoli, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Veneto, Italy, 2017

65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

BLACK CHERRY & PRUNE, CLOVE, LEATHER & TOASTY OAK

Verona's Valpolicella region is home to several distinct styles including basic Valpolicella, the dried grape version called "Amarone", and the “Ripasso” style featured here (which falls somewhere between) -– all starring the Corvina grape. The technique involved in Ripasso is to first make a regular wine from standard grapes, but in February, dried grapes like the ones used to make Amarone are added to this wine prior to a second fermentation which adds color, depth, and additional flavor to the final wine, resulting something like a super-Valpolicella or fledgling Amarone. Flavors of raisins, cherry, pink peppercorn, and sweet spices prevail. Firm, generous, and full-flavored!

Serving Suggestion: Hearty fare! Strong cheeses like Parmesan or Taleggio. Meaty stews with carrots, prunes, cloves, and potatoes

15.99

35 in stock

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2015 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso "Pojega" (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Classico "Pojega", Veneto, Italy, 2015

45% Corvina, 45% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, Molinara, & Merlot

CURRANT & BLACK CHERRY, PEPPERY & PIQUANT, TOASTED CHESTNUT

Famously utilizing the skins from the partially-dried grapes responsible for the Valpolicella region’s Amarones, the Veronese specialty known as Ripasso comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. This one from the micro-production maestros of Rizzardi is simultaneously lithe and lavish with peppery spice, firm fruit, and a year of aging in French and Savonian oak. An unusually high percentage of the coveted Corvinone grape is also of keen interest!

Serving Suggestion: Cranberry-glazed ham w/ clove & cinnamon. Tortellini w/ broad beans & pecorino.

19.99

4 in stock

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2016 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso "Pojega" (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Classico "Pojega", Veneto, Italy, 2016

50% Corvinone, 30% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, & 10% Merlot

CURRANT & BLACK CHERRY, PEPPERY & PIQUANT, TOASTED CHESTNUT

Famously utilizing the skins from the partially-dried grapes responsible for the Valpolicella region’s Amarones, the Veronese specialty known as Ripasso comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. This one from the micro-production maestros of Rizzardi is simultaneously lithe and lavish with peppery spice, firm fruit, and a year of aging in French and Savonian oak. An unusually high percentage of the coveted Corvinone grape is also of keen interest!

Serving Suggestion: Cranberry-glazed ham w/ clove & cinnamon. Tortellini w/ broad beans & pecorino.

19.99

2 in stock

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2016 Ventoux Blanc "Autan" (Aureto)

Aureto, Ventoux Blanc "Autan", Southern Rhone, France 2016

{biodynamic} 61% Roussanne, 21% Clairette, 9% Marsanne, 9% Grenache Blanc

HONEYDEW & APRICOT, RUBRUM LILY, SAKE-LIKE WAXINESS

From Ventoux, where the Southern Rhone and Provence collide, this white blend brings together a veritable who’s who of white Rhone varieties. While Viognier remains absent, an intensely tropical assortment of fruit essences leads the way to exotic floral nuances that wouldn’t be out of place in Condrieu. The overall impression, however, is a bit riper and more Mediterranean - both elegant and generously fun. Aureto prides itself on the estate's typical (yet exceptional) terroir, the impressive knack possessed by young vigneron and enologist Aurélie Julien, and the cutting-edge techniques employed in the cellar.

Serving Suggestion: Baked monkfish & couscous w saffron, raisins, zucchini, & turmeric.

27.99

20 in stock

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2016 Verdeca "Faraone" (Pastini, I)

I Pastini, Verdeca "Faraone", Puglia, Italy 2016

{biodynamic} 100% Verdeca

ZESTY PEAR, LIME & LIGHT LILAC, FIRM W/ WAXY ELEGANCE

Likely originating in Croatia and celebrated for its work in the Peloponnese highlands of southern Greece, Verdeca is perfectly suited for the crafting of triumphantly vibrant, zesty whites even in the sometimes sweltering conditions of Puglia. The Faraone vineyard of Locorotondo's I Pastini is soaked in sun and soothed by cooling breezes, guaranteeing graceful ripeness and vintage after vintage of this elegantly refreshing white.

Serving Suggestion: Baked calamari stuffed w/ mozzarella, parmesan, cherry tomatoes, & olives. "Cialléde" tomato-celery salad w/ rusks doused in olive oil & oregano.

14.99

16 in stock

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2018 Verdicchio "Macrina" (Garofoli)

Garofoli, Macrina, Verdicchio dei Castello di Jesi, Marche, Italy, 2018

100% Verdicchio

CITRUS & SAGE, FANTASTIC for seafood

Garofioli is best known for its Verdicchio and is the only Marche producer to have received the honor of Gambero Rosso's Stella award, crafting vibrant whites like this one with herbaceous spice, shining citrus, and lots of mineral on the finish. The previous generation's two brothers took over the estate from their father in the 1970s. Today their children are taking the reins, becoming the fifth generation of winemakers in the family.

Serving Suggestions: First and foremost, this is a friend of seafood but also well-equipped for vegetarian dishes. Roasted squash casserole w/ rosemary. Calamari delle Marche.

14.99

6 in stock

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2018 Verduno "Basadone" (Pelaverga Piccolo) (Verduno, Castello di)

Castello di Verduno, Verduno "Basadone" (Pelaverga Piccolo), Piemonte, Italy 2018

100% Pelaverga Piccolo

PALE WITH BLACK CHERRY, ROSE, SPICE & GRAVEL

The Pelaverga grape is known traditionally in the Piemontese village of Verduno as an aphrodisiac. While that certainly titillates us (and hopefully you), the reason we like it is the flavor and character of the wine. Spicy and delicate with a lingering taste, much like a woman's kiss. It also has a little bit of a bite (a nibble?) so pair it with cuisine that is a little creamy. This Burlotto family estate has been making wine since 1500!

Serving Suggestions: Ravioli with a cream sauce. Risotto with pancetta. Cod fritters with spinach sauce. Broccoli topped with pecorino cheese.

23.99

6 in stock

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2018 Vermentino (Aia Vecchia)

Aia Vecchia, Vermentino, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy, 2018

100% Vermentino

CRISP WHITE PEACH, LIGHT & LIVELY, GLIMMERING MINERALiTY

Maremma, Tuscany's coastal frontier, is home to some of the region's most dynamic wines. While the nearby appellations of Montalcino and Montepulciano cemented their identities long ago, Maremma has been working overtime to combine conventional wisdom with innovation. Here, the Vermentino grape shows its mediterranean colors with bright acidity, white peach and citrus, and a an insistent minerality which adds vibrant focus. The Pellegrini family has cultivated Vermentino for generations and made it something of a specialty alongside its better-known reds.

Serving Suggestion: Steamed mussels with garlic, flat leaf parsley, and a nice squeeze of lemon. Spider rolls (tempura soft-shelled crab) with crisp asparagus.

12.99

18 in stock

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Vermouth "Antica Formula" [1 liter] (Carpano, Giuseppe B.)

Giuseppe B. Carpano, Vermouth "Antica Formula" [1 liter], Piemonte, Italy NV

16.5% ABV

HERBACEOUS & LIGHTLY SWEET, UNCHANGED BY THE CENTURIES

This is THE original recipe from Antonio Benedetto Carpano, the man credited with inventing vermouth way back in 1786. We imagine that having a good supply of this on hand made hob-nobbing with lepers and inbred Milanese nobleman more bearable.

Serving Suggestions: Good on its own, but use this as your Negroni vermouth for a knockout pre-dinner cocktail.

44.99

1 in stock

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Vermouth "Antica Formula" [375ml] (Carpano, Giuseppe B.)

Giuseppe B. Carpano, Vermouth "Antica Formula" [375ml], Piemonte, Italy NV

16.5% ABV

HERBACEOUS & LIGHTLY SWEET, UNCHANGED BY THE CENTURIES

This is THE original recipe from Antonio Benedetto Carpano, the man credited with inventing vermouth way back in 1786. We imagine that having a good supply of this on hand made hob-nobbing with lepers and inbred Milanese nobleman more bearable.

Serving Suggestions: Good on its own, but use this as your Negroni vermouth for a knockout pre-dinner cocktail.

21.99

16 in stock

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Vermouth Amaro "Dopo Teatro" (Cocchi, Giulio)

Giulio Cocchi, Vermouth Amaro, Piemonte, Italy NV

Moscato & Aromatics

16% ABV

BEAUTIFULLY BITTERSWEET, DENSE & INKY, WAFTS OF CITRUS

Cocchi’s Dopo Teatro is a rare vermouth aromatized with a double dose of cinchona bark along with rhubarb, quassia wood, and chiretta. In Piedmont, it is traditional to drink a small chilled glass of vermouth with lemon zest in the evening. Whether before a meal as an aperitif, after a meal as a digestive tonic, or as a showstopping cocktail ingredient, Dopo Teatro is a pure delight! Once opened, keep in your fridge and drink within a month.

Serving Suggestion: Traditionally served chilled w/ lemon zest. Makes an exceptionally intense Negroni or Boulevardier. Perfect pairing w/ bitter dark chocolate.

22.99

18 in stock

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Vermouth Bianco "Ambrato" (Mancino)

Mancino, Vermouth Bianco "Ambrato", Canelli Asti, Piemonte, Italy NV

38.99

8 in stock

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Vermouth Rojo (Primitivo Quiles)

Primitivo Quiles, Vermouth Rojo, Alicante, Spain

RIPE VALENCIA ORANGE, BITTERSWEET CLOVE, YOUR BAR'S NEW BEST FRIEND

This stunning bottle comes to us from Señor Don Primitivo Quiles, arguably the King of Alicante, whose claim to fame is having the oldest bodega in the region(founded in 1780). Made from 100% Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre), this Vermourth is hard to find and equally hard to forget. Boasting a big bouquet of warming spices, it glides over the palate with waves of bittersweet citrus. Still think vermouth is for cocktails only? Grab a chilled tumbler, pour this over a few cubes, add a twist of lemon, and prepare to have your mind blown. 

Serving Suggestion: Get your rocks glass ready: you're about to make the best Negroni you've ever had. Equal parts P. Quiles Vermouth Rojo, Cappaletti, Durham Distillery's Navy Strength Gin, squeeze of Valencia orange.

22.99

11 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Blanc (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC, Blanc, Savoie, France NV

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth and Dolin invented the Blanc style

VERY AROMATIC & HERBAL, LIGHTLY SWEET

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. This Blanc style was invented by Dolin and the finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This white Vermouth makes a great cocktail on the rocks with a twist of orange. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

16.99

12 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Dry (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC, Dry, Savoie, France NV

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth.

VERY AROMATIC, PUNGENT HERB, DRY & LIGHT

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. The style is generally lighter and drier than most commercially produced vermouths and the finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This dry Vermouth will make your Gibson grand, a delicious Dry Rob Roy and a magnificent martini. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

16.99

106 in stock

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Vermouth de Chambéry, Rouge (Dolin)

Dolin, Vermouth de Chambéry AOC, Rouge, Savoie, France NV

Fortified wine with up to 54 different plants/herbs infused

The only AOC certified Vermouth

VERY AROMATIC, PUNGENT HERB, OFF-DRY

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth. The red style is generally a touch sweet and the color comes from the caramelized sugars and plants, not red wine or coloring agents in commercially produced Vermouths. The finished Vermouth has a much higher percentage of real wine than mega producers. This red Vermouth will make your Manhattan majestic, a righteous Rob Roy and a perfect Pacifica. To this day, Dolin is the only AOC Vermouth and the last remaining producer in their region. Switching to Dolin will have a major taste impact on your cocktails.

16.99

137 in stock

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Vermouth di Torino (Cocchi, Giulio)

Giulio Cocchi, Vermouth di Torino, Piemonte, Italy NV

Moscato & Aromatics

16% ABV

ORANGE PEEL, VANILLA, CARAMEL, MENTHOL & ANISE

Vermouth di Torino is one of only two geographically protected AOC vermouths, and the craftsmen at Cocchi have risen to the challenge presented by that pedigree. A dizzying wealth of candied aromas on the nose, and a smooth and luscious texture seduces the palate. This walks that wonderfully Italian knife-edge between sweetness and bitterness. 

Serving Suggestions: You can use this as a replacement for normal red vermouth in various cocktails, but it’s best served by itself over ice with a twist of orange.

22.99

44 in stock

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Vermouth di Torino Rosso (Bordiga)

Bordiga, Vermouth Rosso, Piemonte, Italy

29.99

2 in stock

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Vermut "Priorat Natur" (Buil & Gine)

Buil & Gine, Vermut "Priorat Natur", Vermut, Spain, NV

Macabeo, Pedro Ximenez, Garnacha Blanca

24.99

8 in stock

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2018 Vernaccia di San Gimignano "Pancole" (Cesani)

Cesani, Vernaccia di San Gimignano "Pancole", Tuscany, Italy 2018

100% Vernaccia {organic}

PEARSKIN & PINEAPPLE, WAXY ALMOND, ZESTY & FIRM

San Gimingano, one of a whopping TWO white wine specialist regions in Italy also famous for towers, is practically the sole provenance of the sternly refreshing Vernaccia grape. Restrained in character and revered for its elegance, the variety is represented well by this lovely outing from Cesani. Light on its feet with firm acidity and a touch of floral perfume weaving its way through the understated citrus, this is a great (albeit somewhat modern) example of a style and variety with rich history.

Serving Suggestion: Baked squid w/ cannelini beans, spinach, olive oil, & lemon. Tangy farfalle salad w/ parmesan, white wine vinegar, basil, & olives.

14.99

16 in stock

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2016 Veronese Rosso "Campo di Majoli" (Tezza)

Tezza, Campo di Majoli, Veneto, Italy 2016

50% Corvina, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Oseleta

BLACK FRUIT, ENCHANTINGLY RUSTIC SPICE, FIRM & FOOD-FRIENDLY

Ah, here's an interesting wine – an almost classic Valpolicella blend bolstered with a generous injection of Cabernet Sauvignon, and while "Super-Verona" isn't a term bandied about often, we'll help ourselves to it here. Autumnal, firm, and generous, it exudes black cherry, dried roses, pepper, and an exotic spiciness that manages to be vaguely reminiscent of vermouth. No oak has been employed, so the richness and supple texture is derived simply from the ripeness of its grapes, something at which Veronese vignerons are famously adept.

Serving Suggestion: Venison ragu w/ morels & pumpkin fettuccine. Riceberry risotto w/ sheep's milk cheese, shiitakes, & shallots.

13.99

16 in stock

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Victoria Tawny Port (RL Buller)

R.L. Buller, Victoria Tawny, Port Style, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia NV

Carina, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Grenache

DRIED FIGS, CARAMEL, CANDIED ORANGE PEEL

RL Buller and Sons is legendary in Australia for their "stickies" aka dessert wines. For over 75 years, this family has focused on fortified wines. This tawny style has bellowing aromatics of prunes, figs and toffee flavors which follow through to the palate. The acidity punches through on the finish for a bold spicy finish. This is produced in a traditional cask solera system.

Serving Suggestion: Chocolate based desserts, our Spanish Bombon de Higos (figs stuffed with Ganache), or chocolate goat cheese ice-cream.

16.99

21 in stock

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2010 Vin Jaune [375ml] (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Vin Jaune [375ml], Cotes du Jura, France 2010

{organic} 100% Savagnin

CLASSIC JURA: OXIDATIVE, SHERRY-LIKE, TANGY & RUSTIC

"The dry sherry of France" is the most common description of this specialty of the relatively obscure wine region of Jura. There the wines are generally split into two styles: aged oxidatively under voile (veil) of "flor"; or without, in a more conventional, fruit-forward style. The analogy to sherry for Vin Jaune (yellow wine) is correct, especially Fino, but it is slightly less intense with lower (natural) alcohol, making it more accessible and often much more complex. This is a perfect example!

Serving Suggestions: The assertive cheeses of this area are a match made in heaven; Comté, Gruyère and Raclette.

38.99

1 in stock

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2011 Vin Jaune [375ml] (Badoz, Benoit)

Benoit Badoz, Vin Jaune [375ml], Cotes du Jura, France 2011

{organic} 100% Savagnin

CLASSIC JURA: OXIDATIVE, SHERRY-LIKE, TANGY & RUSTIC

"The dry sherry of France" is the most common description of this specialty of the relatively obscure wine region of Jura. There the wines are generally split into two styles: aged oxidatively under voile (veil) of "flor"; or without, in a more conventional, fruit-forward style. The analogy to sherry for Vin Jaune (yellow wine) is correct, especially Fino, but it is slightly less intense with lower (natural) alcohol, making it more accessible and often much more complex. This is a perfect example!

Serving Suggestions: The assertive cheeses of this area are a match made in heaven; Comté, Gruyère and Raclette.

38.99

3 in stock

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2012 Vin Santo "Occhio di Pernice" (La Vialla, Fattoria)

Fattoria La Vialla, Vin Santo "Occhio di Pernice", Tuscany, Italy 2012

27.99

9 in stock

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2018 Vinho Verde Branco "Colheita Seleccionada" (Socalcos do Bouro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida))

Socalos do Bouro (Corina Maria Pereira Antunes Almeida), Vinho Verde Branco "Colheita Seleccionada," Vinho Verde, Portugal 2018

70% Loureiro, 15% Trajadura, 15% Arinto

A TROPICAL PARADISE, SPRY MINERALITY, RELENTLESSLY REFRESHING!

Let the refreshment wash over you! Vinho Verde is still what patio & picnic dreams are made of, but a renaissance is sweeping through Portugal's far north and carrying these valiantly vibrant, tirelessly tangy delights forward. Not all contemporary Vinho Verde is effervescent, but this one represents the classically frothy and fresh style... with a richer twist. Juicy white peach, melon, and mouthwatering tangerine are captivating and timeless. Delightful!

Serving Suggestions: Fresh spring rolls w/shrimp, beansprouts, cilantro, and mango. Spicy brunch omelette with tomato, red onion, turmeric, and mustard seed.

9.99

62 in stock

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Vino Amaro "Cardamaro" (Bosca, Giovanni)

Giovanni Bosca, "Cardamaro" Vino Amaro, Piemonte, Italy NV

17% ABV

AROMATIC, CHINESE FIVE-SPICE, SWEET & BITTER

This distinguished expression of traditional Piemonte

flavors is a wine-based Amaro, a predecessor to the

now more common styles of Amari. It is prepared by an infusion of Cardoon, Blessed Thistle, and other botanicals in the estate wine of Bosca, then rested on new oak for at least six months. The recipe originated with the founder of this now 7th generation winemaking family. Appreciation of Cardoon and Blessed Thistle dates back to antiquity and today they remain popular in Piemontese regional cusine.

26.99

21 in stock

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2018 Vino Bianco "È" (1 Liter) (Cellario, Poderi)

Poderi Cellario, Vino Bianco "È", Piemonte, Italy 2018

Moscato and Arneis

PEAR, HONEYSUCKLE, ORANGE BLOSSOM, SPRITZY GLOU GLOU

As much fun as a firecracker and with the sparkle to match, “È” from Poderi Cellario is sure bring a smile to your face. Third generation winemakers out of the southwestern Langhe region of Piedmont, Fausto and Cenzia Cellario solely work with indigenous varieties, heralding Piemontese traditions in a modern, yet unadulterated form. Bursting with white flowers, this cuvèe delivers the freshness of a juicy (Carolina) Piedmont peach.

Serving Suggestions: Heavily spiced Asian dishes. Had it with Chana Masala (Indian chickpea stew), and it was a revelation.

20.99

18 in stock

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2013 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Riserva (Fanetti (S. Agnese))

Fanetti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva, Tuscany, Italy 2013

{sustainable} 85% Prunolo Gentile (Sangiovese), 10% Canaiolo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

DRIED CHERRY, CINNAMON HINT, PROSCUITTO, OLD SCHOOL

Vino Nobile is an historic wine. This was the very first DOCG certified appellation in all of Italy. Confusing to many foks, it is not made from Montepulciano grapes, but instead is from the village of Montepulciano. This is one of the great Tuscan wines. While Sangiovese is the main player in most Tuscan wines, Vino Nobile is no different, except they call it, Prunolo Gentile. Strictly traditional hand harvesting, bunch by bunch, cask aging in giant chestnut "botti" or wooden tanks, and declared only for Royalty, Vino Nobile still holds a royal mystique among wine drinkers.

Serving Suggestion: Prime aged beef, grilled with black pepper and drizzled with olive oil; grilled ciabatta bread rubbed with garlic and topped with prosciutto and olive oil.

33.99

8 in stock

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2018 Viognier "Huerhuero Vineyard" (Viña Robles)

Viña Robles, Viognier "Huerhuero Vineyard", Paso Robles, CA 2018

15.99

22 in stock

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2017 Viognier "La Bonne Étoile" (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Viognier La Bonne Étoile", IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, Northern Rhone Valley, France 2017

{biodynamic} 100% Viognier

PLUMCOT & LEMON, CHAMOMILE & HIBISCUS

Saint-Joseph’s Domaine Barou finds its ten hectares at the northernmost extreme of the vertically sprawling appellation – at the southern crossroads with Condrieu, the majestic birthplace of Viognier. It’s no surprise that the estate owns land in Condrieu and that it also works with the fashionable yet somewhat elusive variety in the non-AOP countryside…to excellent effect. Swelling with the rich, ripe, exotic fruit and floral intensity that are Viognier’s claim to fame, this Condrieu understudy is distinctive, memorable, and a real treat.

Serving Suggestion: Baked trout w/ browned butter, almonds, lemon juice w/ white asparagus & capers. Rigotte & other creamy, full-flavored cheeses.

22.99

6 in stock

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2018 Viognier "La Bonne Étoile" (Barou, Domaine)

Domaine Barou, Viognier La Bonne Étoile", IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, Northern Rhone Valley, France 2018

{biodynamic} 100% Viognier

PLUMCOT & LEMON, CHAMOMILE & HIBISCUS

Saint-Joseph’s Domaine Barou finds its ten hectares at the northernmost extreme of the vertically sprawling appellation – at the southern crossroads with Condrieu, the majestic birthplace of Viognier. It’s no surprise that the estate owns land in Condrieu and that it also works with the fashionable yet somewhat elusive variety in the non-AOP countryside…to excellent effect. Swelling with the rich, ripe, exotic fruit and floral intensity that are Viognier’s claim to fame, this Condrieu understudy is distinctive, memorable, and a real treat.

Serving Suggestion: Baked trout w/ browned butter, almonds, lemon juice w/ white asparagus & capers. Rigotte & other creamy, full-flavored cheeses.

25.99

27 in stock

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2016 Vlahiko (Glinavos, Domaine)

Domaine Glinavos, Vlahiko, Ioannina, Greece 2016

Vlahiko and a little Bekhari

33.99

6 in stock

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2017 Vouvray Sec (Croix des Vainqueurs, Domaine de la)

Domaine de la Croix des Vainqueurs, "Les Bouchet" Vouvray Sec, Loire Valley, France 2017

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc

LIGHT HONEY, PEAR, MINERAL, CHALKY PURITY

Laurent Bonneau has just three hectares in Vouvray. Starting in 2006 with two small parcels, Laurent is a rising star in the Loire. The farm is biodynamically spirited using natural grass cover to preserve the 50 year old vines. Laurent ages the wine in used oak barrels and stirs the lees regularly. The result is a richly textured Chenin Blanc that shows purity, pear, light honey and minerals. A very impressive value.

Serving Suggestion: Lightly dredged simple white fish with red pepper potato hash. Excellent with vegetarian legume and grain dishes.

18.99

9 in stock

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2018 Weiss "Little Bastard" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Weiss "Little Bastard", Mosel, Germany 2018

{organic} Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Müller-Thurgau, Muscat

WHITE PEACH & LIME PULP. ZESTY & HAZY, REFRESHING YET RICH

Germany’s Mosel is one of Central Europe’s brightest points, venerably producing some of the most exceptional white wines in the world. With an identity so chiseled, this venerable region might not be our first suspect for cusp-crushing experimentation like Staffelter Hof’s Jan Klein intermittently engages in (in addition to more classically-styled offerings). This hazy, rich yet ultra-refreshing, low-alcohol gem features Riesling and Mueller-Thurgau sharing the spotlight with Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat, but the end result is more than the sum of its parts. Awoooooo!

Serving Suggestion: Purée of smoked trout & hickory bacon on rye crisps w/ white asparagus, leek, & arugula salad. Pizza w/ ricotta, shiitakes, & pimentos.

22.99

19 in stock

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2018 Weiss "Portugeezer" (Staffelter Hof, Weingut)

Weingut Staffelter Hof, Weiss "Portugeezer", Mosel, Germany 2018

{organic} Arinto, Fernão Pires

LEMON ZEST & HONEYDEW, HAZY & HEFEWEIZEN-ESQUE

You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone. This breathtakingly bizarre beast comes straight out of the cabinet of curiosities, featuring Portuguese varieties transplanted onto the unlikely slopes of Germany’s Mosel. It’s also unabashedly positioning itself squarely within the genre of “natural wine,” cloudy with a bold, citrusy attack and a funky finish. Jan Klein’s experimental planting of Fernão Pires and Arinto was partially inspired by a desire to see what increasing temperatures in German vineyards might render possible, and the name, “Portu-Geezer,” is a play on words, referencing the unrelated central European variety, Blauer Portugieser (in case you weren’t baffled enough already).

Serving Suggestion: Vietnamese vermicelli w/ grilled pork, shrimp, lemongrass, basil, & fish sauce. Savory red bean rice dumplings.

29.99

21 in stock

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2014 White Blend "Blondini" (Dexter Lake)

Dexter Lake, "Blondini" White Blend, Calaveras County, California 2014

{organic} Verdejo, Picpoul, Albariño

PINA COLADA TROPICALITY WITH A TWIST

With Dexter Lake, rockstar winemaker Matthew Rorick’s goal is to showcase lesser known varietals while using minimalistic techniques. For Blondini, this means hand-picking a blend of Verdejo, Picpoul, and Albariño grapes and whole-cluster pressing them. They are then fermented with indigenous yeast in neutral oak, aged two years on the lees then bottled without fining or filtration. So what does that actually mean? It means you get a wine that is unadulterated and full of tropical freshness. Blondini is a great introduction to what the world of natural wine has to offer.

Serving Suggestions: Moules frites (steamed mussel w/ shoestring fries) smothered in a garlic-parsley butter sauce.

17.99

12 in stock

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White Blend "Borealis" (Montinore Estate)

Montinore, "Borealis" White Blend, Willamette Valley, Oregon NV

{biodynamic} 34% Muller-Thurgau, 15% Gewurztraminer, 17% Pinot Gris, 34% Riesling

FLORAL & AROMATIC, TROPICAL, A TOUCH OFF-DRY, CLEAN FINISH

The northern whites meet the Northern Lights in this delightfully playful and flavorful blend from Montinore. The goal was to use cool-climate grapes and capture their distinctive aromas working together. With great success, the Borealis was born. Aromatic and perfumy with exotic fruits and flowers from start to finish, this crowd-pleaser reminds us of peaches, melons, and citrus, bringing a smile to our faces and finishing cleanly with zesty acidity.

Serving Suggestion: A delicious apéritif cocktail wine. Grilled chicken w/ fruit chutney. Fish tacos w/ mango salsa.

15.99

14 in stock

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Whitewall Wheat American-Belgo Style Wit [4 pack] (Crank Arm Brewing)

Crank Arm Brewing, "Whitewall Wheat" American-Belgo style Wit, 4pk 16oz cans

Whitewall Wheat is our take on a Belgian classic Witbier. While we use traditional wheat malt and Belgian yeast typical of Wit style beers, we do not add coriander or orange zest instead, we utilize American variety Citra hops for flavor, aroma and dry hop. The bouquet and palate of this beer is juicy grapefruit with a hint of grassiness. Light in body, this beer drinks well year-round but is exceptional when the weather gets warm.

9.99

11 in stock

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2017 Wiener Gemischter Satz (Weininger)

Weininger, Wiener Gemischter Satz, Vienna, Austria 2017

{biodynamic} Grüner Veltliner, Weissburgunder, Welschriesling, and Chardonnay (with small contributions from Riesling, Rotgipfler, Zierfandler, Sylvaner, Traminer, & Neuburger)

WHITE PEACH & LEMON ZEST, HERBS & WILDFLOWERS, PEPPERY

Grown on the slopes of the majestic Nussberg hill (or mini-mountain) overlooking the heart of Vienna, this co-fermented field blend of eleven varieties (led by Grüner, Pinot Blanc, Welschriesling, & Chardonnay) is an enchanting ambassador not only of the Viennese countryside but of the late summer-cum-autumn afternoons of the mind’s eye, recalling a fragrant frolic over green, flower-covered knolls armed with baskets of ripe peaches and apples!!!

Serving Suggestion: Crispy trout schnitzel w/ roasted potato wedges, dill, & lemon caper sauce. Ricotta & sweet pea omelet w/ parsley & basil.

19.99

37 in stock

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Wine Authorities Slogan Pirate Sticker (Wine Authorities)

Wine Authorities Giant Pirate Sticker

1.00

364 in stock

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WineSkin, Single (WineSkin)

WineSkin, Single Travel Wine Carrier

WineSkin is a simple, effective and cost-conscious solution for safely transporting bottles.

WineSkin® (pat.pend.) is the revolutionary product designed to provide safer transport for wine and fortified spirit products.

2.99

6 in stock

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Witbier "Trophy Husband" [4-pk, 16 oz cans] (Trophy Brewing Company)

Trophy Brewing, "Trophy Husband" Witbier, Raleigh NC

5.2% ABV

For 2019, Trophy Husband returns as a citrus-forward and refreshing Witbier featuring additions of grains of paradise, coriander, and orange peel.

9.99

3 in stock

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2015 Women's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -large) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Women's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

17 in stock

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2015 Women's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -medium) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Women's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

7 in stock

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2015 Women's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -small) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Women's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

2 in stock

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2015 Women's Forkscrew t-shirt (ocean -x large) (T. S. Designs)

Wine Authorities, Women's Forkscrew T-Shirt

15.99

2 in stock

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2017 Xarel-lo (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Xarel-lo, Penedes, Spain 2017

{organic}

100% Xarel-lo

PINEAPPLE & HONEYDEW, FENNEL & MEDITERRANEAN MINERALITY

Xarel-lo is Cava’s not-so-secret weapon, typically occupying relatively small percentages of the northeastern Spanish sparklers yet infusing them with the lion’s share of their exotic undercurrents. This very special, non-bubbly rendition from Mas Codina showcases the variety’s intrinsic topicality, spice, and power in a full-figured package complete with zesty acidity which engages the brakes before unctuousness is reached. File next to Vouvray Sec.

Serving suggestion: Escalivada (grilled peppers, eggplant, & tomatoes) w/ anchovies on flatbread w/ aioli.

14.99

18 in stock

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2018 Xarel-lo (Mas Codina)

Mas Codina, Xarel-lo, Penedes, Spain 2018

{organic}

100% Xarel-lo

PINEAPPLE & HONEYDEW, FENNEL & MEDITERRANEAN MINERALITY

Xarel-lo is Cava’s not-so-secret weapon, typically occupying relatively small percentages of the northeastern Spanish sparklers yet infusing them with the lion’s share of their exotic undercurrents. This very special, non-bubbly rendition from Mas Codina showcases the variety’s intrinsic topicality, spice, and power in a full-figured package complete with zesty acidity which engages the brakes before unctuousness is reached. File next to Vouvray Sec.

Serving suggestion: Escalivada (grilled peppers, eggplant, & tomatoes) w/ anchovies on flatbread w/ aioli.

14.99

3 in stock

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Yukikage "Snow Shadow" Sake Tokubetsu-Junmai [720ml] (Kinshihai)

Kinshihai, Yuki-Kage "Snow Shadow" Tokubetsu Junmai Sake [720ml], Niigata, Japan

Gohyaku-man-goku and koshi-ibuki rices

FLORAL, DELICATE, SUBTLE & PRETTY

The "Tokubetsu" designation on sake means that it has special, high-quality characteristics beyond the typical ones of its same seimaibuai (rice polish level). For this Shuzo (sake estate) founded in 1825, that special quality is the subtle complexity that is almost never found in standard Junmai (30% polished) sake. This is a sake of great balance, coming across as neither too alcoholic, nor too cloying.

Serving suggestion: Hirame (flounder) sashimi, Ama-ebi (sweet shrimp). Also, omelet with gruyere and chives.

32.99

2 in stock

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2017 Zilavka "Krs Orange" (Škegro Family Winery)

Škegro Family Winery, Žilavka "Krš Orange", Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina 2017

100% Žilavka {organic}

24.99

40 in stock

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2016 Zinfandel (Brochelle Vineyards)

Brochelle Vineyards, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, California, USA 2016

JAMMY BLUEBERRY/BLACKBERRY, SMOKE, SUPER RIPE

Brock and Michelle Waterman, proprietors of Brochelle Vineyards, are simultaneously conscientious grape growers and a successful balancing act, striving to create in their wines the perfect harmony of power, structure, and elegance. This Zin finds the means to merge the massive ripe fruit and spice found in many of its Californian peers with complex berry preserves and oak aging, all wrapped up in a package which is velvety, extra ripe but balanced with healthy acidity and tannic structure.

Serving Suggestion: Barbecued lamb backstrap with dried oregano, paprika, and parsley. Grilled bison burger with caramelized red onions.

29.99

11 in stock

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2017 Zinfandel (Ancient Peaks)

Ancient Peaks, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA 2017

[sustainable] 90% Zinfandel, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Petite Sirah

RIPE BLACK RASPBERRY, SUMPTUOUS OAK & PEPPER, BRAMBLY COMPLEXITY

This bold red has everything we look for in Zin with all the fat trimmed away, leaving a wine which is still big and powerful but well balanced, solidly structured, and carrying its 15% alcohol impeccably. Terroir including volcanic soil and the calcium-rich remnants of an ancient seabed (as well as a cool, Pacific-influenced mesoclimate) contributes heavily to this wine's finesse and somewhat uncharacteristically sound constitution.

Serving Suggestion: Classic Santa Maria tri-tip cooked low and slow w/ spicy mustard new potato salad (bacon drippings optional). BBQ Tempeh with hearty soul-food sides.

19.99

20 in stock

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2017 Zinfandel (Brochelle Vineyards)

Brochelle Vineyards, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, California, USA 2017

JAMMY BLUEBERRY/BLACKBERRY, SMOKE, SUPER RIPE

Brock and Michelle Waterman, proprietors of Brochelle Vineyards, are simultaneously conscientious grape growers and a successful balancing act, striving to create in their wines the perfect harmony of power, structure, and elegance. This Zin finds the means to merge the massive ripe fruit and spice found in many of its Californian peers with complex berry preserves and oak aging, all wrapped up in a package which is velvety, extra ripe but balanced with healthy acidity and tannic structure.

Serving Suggestion: Barbecued lamb backstrap with dried oregano, paprika, and parsley. Grilled bison burger with caramelized red onions.

29.99

4 in stock

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2016 Zinfandel (Hook & Ladder)

Hook & Ladder, Zinfandel, Russian River, CA, 2016

{sustainable} 100% Zinfandel

JAMMY, BRAMBLY BLUEBERRY/RASPBERRY, CINNAMON TOASTY

Cecil De Loach, along with his wife Christine, was almost singlehandedly responsible for codifying what we now know as sustainable farming in California. Oh, and he accomplished this while working as a firefighter at San Francisco's Hook & Ladder Station 10. In 2003 he sold his eponymous winery but kept his vineyard in the Russian River Valley to focus on stunning small production wines. 90% of this luxurious Zinfandel comes from 100+ year-old vines, and it spends 16 months in American Oak, bestowing a personality as big, bold, gregarious, and patriotic as fireworks on the 4th of July. Light some M80s and fire up the grill.

Serving Suggestion: Steaks or lambsicles, grilled over charcoal. Nothing more complicated than salt and attractive crosshatching.

26.99

11 in stock

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2016 Zinfandel "Dante Dusi Vineyard" (J. Dusi)

J. Dusi, Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA 2016

Zinfandel

34.99

3 in stock

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2017 Zinfandel "Dante Dusi Vineyard" (J. Dusi)

J. Dusi, Zinfandel "Dante Dusi Vineyard", Paso Robles, CA 2017

Zinfandel

34.99

3 in stock

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2017 Zinfandel "HRW" (Hendry Ranch)

Hendry Ranch, Zinfandel "HRW", Napa Valley, CA 2017

100% Zinfandel

RIPE, BRAMBLY BERRY. CINNAMON & CEDAR

As George Hendry says, the HRW Zinfandel is not quite good enough for their top zinfandel, but it is too good for them to sell it off to another winery. Only made in their "best" vintages and in a more quaffable style, this is delicious and rich. It's tangy and firm, and packed with Napa Zin goodness. Somewhat more "Italian" in style than typical monster California Zinfandels.

Serving Suggestions: Beef short ribs in a Memphis BBQ sauce. Blackened Grouper tacos with roasted Poblano guacamole.

20.99

18 in stock

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2015 Zinfandel "The Immortal Zin" (Peirano Estate)

Peirano Estate, Zinfandel "The Immortal Zin" Old Vines, Lodi, California 2015

100% Zinfandel

BRAMBLY RED FRUIT, SAPPY VANILLA & GENTLE

This one’s deceptively subtle. First the aromas: vanilla, dark cherry, bramble berries, and earthy rhubarb. Then the taste: a medium-full bodied, pleasure-packed wallop of berries and toast. And lastly, the finish: smooth and breathless, almost pillowy soft. Peirano Estate delivers a delicious and lovable everyday drinker made from 113-year old vines in the largest single plot of naturally rooted Zinfandel in the country! Put it at the “Zin-ter” of your table! No deal with the devil needed!

Serving Suggestion: Kiss the chef and fire up the grill, we’re barbecuing tonight! Smother, rub, or marinate, but make sure there’s BBQ at the table!

12.99

13 in stock

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2014 Zinfandel "Tip Top" (Green & Red)

Green & Red, Zinfandel "Tip Top", Napa Valley, CA 2013

37.99

6 in stock

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2016 Zweigelt (Edelbauer, Christoph)

Christoph Edelbauer, Zweigelt, Kamptal, Austria 2016{organic}

100% Zweigelt

MULBERRY RICHNESS & BLACKBERRY BRIGHTNESS, SUAVE SANDALWOOD

"Forest berries and smoky aromas! Creamy with a little bit of caramel! Powerful with broad shoulders." Zweigelt’s intensely berryish energy reminds wine lovers of everything from Zinfandel to Dolcetto, and the comparisons frequently seem to miss their mark. The variety is simply one of a kind. It bursts from the glass with dense, fiercely purple (and fiercely approachable fruit), offering reds with very distinctive personalities. While Kamptal (generally speaking) is better known for its whites, this is one of the most commanding (though still gentle) Austrian reds we’ve ever sunk our teeth into.

Serving Suggestion: Lightly breaded, fried, pork cutlets w/ beet, red cabbage, & dried cranberry salad. Enchiladas w/ sweet potato, shiitakes, & sour cream.

25.99

1 in stock

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2017 Zweigelt (Anton Bauer)

Anton Bauer, Zweigelt "Feuersbrunn," Wagram, Austria 2017

100% Zweigelt

BLACK CHERRY & RASPBERRY, MOCHA, PEPPERY SPICES

Austria's most popular red grape, Zweigelt is just starting to find its audience in the here in the States. Anton Bauer is a master of coaxing the very best from every berry. With a weight reminiscent of Pinot Noir and intense purple flavors which remind us a bit of Zinfandel, Zweigelt is an enormously versatile and food-friendly red. Bauer represents the fourth generation of his family's vineyards and is considered one of the best and brightest winemakers in all of Austria.

Serving Suggestion: We had this with Hungarian Goulash in Austria and loved it. Also great with broth soup and hearty pork-stuffed dumplings.

15.99

75 in stock

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2017 Zweigelt (1 liter) (Paul D.)

Paul D., Zweigelt, Wagram, Austria, 2017

100% Zweigelt

SPICY EARTH, RASPBERRY FRUIT, DELICIOUS

On a wine buying trip in Austria, Paul Direder stood before me looking barely old enough to drive. He smiled as we sampled his wine and stood nervously with his mother at his side waiting for a reaction. His first vintages were brilliant and he's still just 20 years old. The family farm dates back to 1849 and Paul D. carries on the family's agricultural name with none other than Anton Bauer as his mentor. Austria's Zweigelt grape varietal is something like a zin/pinot noir/ montepulciano. Spicy, medium to full-bodied, balanced raspberry fruit but not a drop of oak to be found here. Pure drinkability and a possible house red this summer. It's also 1 liter (33% more than a regular bottle). You are tasting a rising star in Austrian winemaking. Serve cool, with a slight chill.

Serving Suggestion: An essential summer red drinking wine for the beach, picnics, and all kinds of off the grill foods like fish, chicken and burgers.

12.99

150 in stock

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2018 Zweigelt Rosé "Rosanna" (Netzl)

Netzl, "Rosanna" Zweigelt Rosé, Carnuntum, Austria 2018

{organic} 100% Zweigelt

RIPE BERRY, FRESH & CHEERFUL, ZESTY SPICE

The Carnuntum region lies just southeast of Vienna and continues to gain momentum and fanfare for its lively reds. Franz Netzl walked us through his vineyards to show off the high quality vines of Zweigelt, the region's most important grape. This rosé rendition is named for his daughter, Anna Marie, and showcases the bright, berryish signatures of Zweigelt with fleshy ripeness and spice.

Serving Suggestion: Best w/ a picnic blanket, fresh fruit salad, smoked trout dip w/ pepper crackers, & spinach salad with spicy pecans, bacon bits and mushrooms.

14.99

28 in stock

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