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Six for $60: April 2017 Six reds or six whites, deep-discounted to a gloriously meager sixty smackers! Double down (two sets of white, two sets of red, or a set of each) and chop off an additional ten dollars on your colossal case of varied vino!
Click on the image above for a complete listing and set of descriptions for the wines included in this month's Six for Sixty™ sets.
Say Cheese! Wine Authorities is also the authority of cheese! We now boast one of the largest selections in Raleigh, and we have new charcuterie from small producers across the country. We are constantly adding to our cheese, meat and grocery gems. A dynamic satellite selection of these cheeses is featured in our Durham shop!
On Draft in Raleigh Foothills Brewing - Hoppyum IPA - 6% abv - Winston Salem
Ponysaurus Brewing Co - Scottish Ale - 7.3% abv - Durham
Crank Arm Brewing - Eat, Sleep, Bike ESB - 5.2% abv - Raleigh
Hi-Wire Brewing - Death Defying Belgian Ale - 6% abv - Asheville
Ponysaurus Brewing Co - Rye Pale Ale - 5.4% abv - Durham
Wicked Weed Brewing - Tropicmost Gose - 4.1% abv - Asheville
The Enomatic - Self Serve Wine Tasting The Enomatic is a self serve wine tasting machine from Italy, but here in Durham we like to think of it as the "Enoriver of Wine." We have 12 wines on tap - 4 white and 8 red. The selections change all the time. You purchase an Enomatic "debit" card at the register. Plug it in and have some fun trying new grape varietals, new wine regions and wines of all prices. When the card runs low on value, just recharge it at the register. It's yours to keep and reuse over and over. We have free tastings every Saturday between 12 and 3 PM at the bar and the rest of the time we have...the Enomatic! The cards make a great gift.
On the Enomatic in Raleigh: Reds Here's what's currently/recently on tap on Raleigh:
1. Chateau la Colombière - Fronton Rouge "Réserve" - Sud-Ouest, France ($14.99)
2. Hendry - Zinfandel "HRW" - Napa, California ($20.99)
3. Garofoli - Rosso Conero "Piencardo" - Marches, Italy ($15.99)
4. Domaine Saint Just - Saumur Champigny "Montée des Roches" - Middle Loire, France ($34.99)
5. Georg Albrecht Schneider - Dornfelder Trocken - Rheinhessen, Germany ($15.99)
6. Viña Apaltagua - Carmenere "Gran Reserva Envero" - Colchagua, Chile ($16.99)
7. Tezza - Veronese Rosso "Campo di Majoli" - Veneto, Italy ($13.99)
8. Viña Aliaga - Navarra Tinto Reserva "de la Familia" - Navarra, Spain ($19.99)
9. Virxen de Galir - Mencia "Via Nova" - Galicia, Spain ($13.99)
10. Domaine Badoz - Poulsard - Jura, France ($19.99)
11. Borie La Vitaréle - Saint Chinian "Terres Blanches" - Languedoc, France ($21.99)
12. Peirano Estate - "Immortal Zin" - Lodi, California ($11.99)
13. Bodegas Arrocal - Ribeira del Duero - Castilla y León, Spain ($18.99)
14. Viña Aliaga - Syrah "Syrah-Syrah" - Navarra, Spain ($13.99)
15. Lua Cheia - Douro Reserva "Andreza" - Douro, Portugal ($14.99)
16. Domaine de la Bouysse - Corbières Rouge "Roc Long" - Western Languedoc, France ($14.99)
On the Enomatic in Raleigh: Whites Whites
1. Dr. Heyden - Rosé - Rheinhessen, Germany ($11.99)
2. Domaine Tripoz - Macon Vinzelles "Les Morandes" - Southern Burgundy, France ($19.99)
3. Domaine de Chauvinière - Muscadet "Vignes de 1914" - Loire Atlantique, France ($18.99)
4. Meinklang - Grüner Veltliner - Burgenland, Austria ($14.99)
5. Corzano e Paterno - Toscana Bianco "Il Corzanello" - Tuscany, Italy ($17.99)
6. Valle Dell' Cate - Insolia "Tenuta Ibidini" - Sicily, Italy ($12.99)
7. Domaine Magellan - Hérault Rosé "Le Fruit Defendu" - Languedoc, France ($10.99)
8. Cave Freudenreich - Gewurztraminer - Alsace, France ($18.99)
On the Enomatic in Durham Here's what's currently/recently on tap on Durham:
1. Domaine La Bouysse - Carignan - Languedoc, France ($13.99)
2. Domaine Labranche Laffont - Madiran - Sud-Ouest, France ($19.99)
3. Xenysel - Jumilla Monastrell - Jumilla, Spain ($11.99)
4. Domaine Vincent Ledy - Chorey-Les-Beaune - Burgundy, France ($38.99)
5. José Antonio Garcia - Bierzo "Unculin" - Bierzo, Spain ($16.99)
6. Vieux Clocher by Arnoux - Ventoux - Southern Rhone, France ($10.99)
7. Plantamura - Primitivo - Puglia, Italy ($14.99)
8. Eskadale - Shiraz "Winner's Tank" - Langhorne Creek, Australia ($18.99)
1. Husch - Chenin Blanc - Mendocino, California ($15.99)
2. Can Feixes - Blanc Selecció - Penedès, Spain ($15.99)
3. Chateau La Colombière - Fronton Rosé "Vinum" - Sud-Ouest, France ($11.99)
4. Chateau Lusseau - Graves Blanc - Bordeaux, France ($32.99)
Wine Authorities list of additives allowed in wine The corporate wine business demands that their wine be consistent and familiar using the cheapest grapes possible. This poor quality wine can be chemically adjusted with a tremendous number of ingredients to make it look, smell, taste and feel like the highly rated wines demanded by today's most famous wine critics. In general, small producers do not have the same need, laboratories, or interest in modifying their wines, so you rarely find these additives in their wine. Click the above image and be surprised by what you're likely to be drinking if you're buying wine off the grocery store shelves.
State of Things Interview Frank Stasio of WUNC's "The State of Things" interviewed the Grand Poobah Wine Swami and Salamanzar about Wine Authorities and our philosophy. You can hear the interview by clicking on the picture. The interview aired Tuesday November 25, 2008.
Article on Chemical Wine Making "Wine makers are packing their bottles with artificial additives that reduce wine to "alcoholic cola", according to an investigation." What you should know about the mass produced wines and the ingredients they don't want you to know about.
Durham - Crunchy on the Outside, Warm and Delicious on the Inside
Wine Authorities' Sangria Recipe Here is our version of Sangria for the summer hot weather. We recommend our Aliaga - Tempranillo for the base red wine and Mas Codina - Brut Cava to add the sparkle. Click the sangria pitcher for the full recipe.
Chow.com Top 10 Chow.com included Wine Authorities among five of the best wine stores in the U.S. in this top 10 list of imported wines under $10 this week. Check out the article by clicking the picture.