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Six for $60: April 2019
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.


Wine Authorities' Sangria Recipe
Here is our now "world famous" version of Sangria that will make you famous! We recommend our Aliaga - Tempranillo for the base red wine and Mas Codina - Brut Cava to add the necessary sparkle. Click the sangria pitcher for the full recipe.


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
Crank Arm Brewing - Rickshaw Rye IPA - Raleigh
Birabilla - Gourmet Cider - Basque, Spain
Haw River Farmhouse Ales - Rustic Saison - Saxapahaw
Fullsteam Brewery - Ginger Pale Ale - Durham
Ponysaurus Brewing Co - India Pale Ale - Durham
Mother Earth - Kolsch - Kinston
Updated 4/14/19


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:
Reds
1. Georg Albrecht Schneider - Dornfelder Trocken - Rheinhessen, Germany ($15.99)
2. Chateau Valois - Pomerol - Bordeaux, France ($49.99)
3. Weingut Schäfer - “Red Sheep” - Rheinhessen, Germany ($11.99)
4. Garofoli - Rosso Conero "Piancardo" - Marches, Italy ($15.99)
5. Domaine des Grandes Bruyéres - “Vieilles Cadoles” - Beaujolais, France ($11.99)
6. Poderi Parpinello - Cannonau di Sardegna "San Constantino" - Sardinia, Italy ($17.99)
7. Stolpman - "La Cuadrilla" - Santa Ynez Valley, CA ($24.99)
8. Hyatt Vineyards - Merlot - Rattlesnake Hills, Washington ($11.99)
9. Altosur - Cabernet Sauvignon - Mendoza, Argentina ($10.99)
10. Cesani - Chianti Colli Senesi “Pancole” - Tuscany, Italy ($14.99)
11. Hendry - “HRW” Zinfandel - Napa Valley, California (20.99)
12. Mas Codina - Syrah “Vinya Miquel” - Penedes, Spain ($19.99)
13. Moulin de Mallet - Bordeaux Rouge - Bordeaux, France ($11.99)
14. Bethel Heights - Pinot Noir Estate - Willamette Valley, Oregon ($32.99)
15. Domaine Força Real - Cotes du Roussillon Villages Rouge - Languedoc, France ($12.99)
16. Mas Codina - Cabernet Sauvignon Roble - Penedes, Spain ($10.99)
Updated 4/14/19


On the Enomatic in Raleigh: Whites
Here's what's currently/recently on tap on Raleigh:
Whites
1. Bodegas Pardevalles - Albarin - Tierra de Leon, Spain ($13.99)
2. Domaine des Teppes de Chatenay - Macon-Azé - Burgundy, France ($14.99)
3. Weingut Staffelter - Riesling Sweet “Knackarsch” - Mosel, Germany ($13.99) 4. Domaine de la Chauviniere - "Clos de Montys" Muscadet - Loire Valley ($13.99)
5. George Albrecht Schneider - Blanc de Noir Trocken - Rheinhessen, Germany ($15.99)
6. Netzl - Rosanna Rosé -Carnuntum, Austria ($14.99)
7. Chateau La Colombière - Vin Gris - Southwestern France ($13.99)
8. Domaine des Herbauges - Grolleau Gris - Loire, France ($13.99)
Updated 4/14/19


On the Enomatic in Durham
Here's what's currently/recently on tap on Durham:
Reds
1. Quinta de Sant’Ana - Pinot Noir - Lisboa, Spain ($21.99)
2. Mas Montel - Cuvee Jericho - Languedoc, France ($19.99)
3. Grove Winery - Nebbiolo - Haw River, North Carolina ($19.99)
4. Chateau Peybrun - Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux - Bordeaux, France ($19.99)
5. Monte Tondo - Corvina - Veneto, Italy ($14.99)
6. Viña Aliaga - Tempranillo “Patricia” - Navarra, Spain ($9.99)
7. Hillinger - Pinot Noir "Eveline" - Burgenland, Austria ($19.99)
8. Aureto - Ventoux Rouge “Autan” - Southern Rhone, France ($27.99)
Whites
1. Allendorf - "Save Water, Drink Riesling" Riesling Trocken - Rheingau, Germany ($18.99)
2. Bedin - Pinot Grigio “Onorevole” - Veneto, Italy ($11.99)
3. Domaine Pinchinat - Cotes de Provence Rosé "St. Victoire" - Provence, France ($24.99)
4. Domaine Gouron - Chinon Rosé - Loire, France ($17.99)
Updated 4/15/19


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.


Virtual Tour
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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.


WATV - Wine Authorities Video Library

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Sustain A Bull


Food & Wine Magazine
Food & Wine Magazine's April 2008 issue had a story on Wine Authorities! Click their logo to see the article.


Wine Authorities' Tuscan Bean Recipe
As promised from our Central Italy: Mid-thigh on the boot class here is the official Wine Authorities Tuscan style white bean recipe.


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


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.