If you like big red wine, this is an absolute do not miss...

07.13.2021

The 2018s from Bodegas Morca

2018 Bodegas Morca "Morca"
Release Price: $45.00
winestore. Price: $39.95 (net)
SAVE 11%




2018 Bodegas Morca "Touran"
Release Price: $145.00 (HERE)
winestore. Price: $99.99 (net)
SAVE 31%

Lowest Online Price in the US!




*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*
 
You read the subject line correctly. If you like big red wine, this is an absolute do not miss. These two wines will be two of the highest quality offerings we have this year.
 
Clio and El Nido have been two of the hardest wines for us to source since we opened for business. If you are not familiar with the wines, they are Monastrell and Cabernet based powerhouses from the Gil Family (you can read more on the family from a recent Wine Spectator article HERE).


Gil Family Estates looked to replicate the success that Bodegas El Nido (Clio) had in Jumilla in the Campo de Borja by creating Bodegas Morca. When I say replicate, I really mean replicate. For instance, the Bodegas Morca “Touran” is in the same bottle as El Nido, packed in the same two packs as El Nido, in the same 4 bottle case as El Nido. The “Morca” is packed in the same case as Clio etc. etc.
 
The wines are virtually identical in flavor. While they are not the same grapes (Morca is Garnacha based), I am willing to put a lot of money on the fact that if I served them side by side I am not sure even the most skilled taster could tell them apart.
 
Our growing relationship with the Gil Family has allowed us to get deeply involved in this project, and based on the quality of what we tasted we purchased nearly 60% of all the Touran that came into the United States and 40% of all the Morca that came into the US.
 
Sadly, that doesn’t translate to a lot of wine. For instance, we only have 500 bottles of Touran to sell (and nearly 200 of those are already gone).

Inexpensive these wines are not - but if you are looking for some absolutely insane, high quality, powerful red wine, you're gonna want to get involved here.

A perfect weekend treat to yourself!

TGIF!


To order you can:

ORDER MORCA




ORDER TOURAN



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

A rosé for $12.99 that immediately sends me on vacation...

07.08.2021

2020 Balcon Sur La Mer Rosé

Release Price: $20.00
winestore. Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 35%




*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*

Lowest Price in the US!

It's a shame that Balcon sur la Mer did not arrive into port until July 5th. I feel like this one has "Holiday Weekend" written all over it. Oh well, there is still Labor Day!

Honestly, the first time I ever saw this bottle and tried the wine, I kinda felt like I was transported onto a luxurious vacation. Someplace like Bermuda or Saint Barths.

Well, maybe like Saint Barths...but I'm not paying and someone is just pouring me lovely rosé in infinite quantities as my feet rest in the sand. Something along the lines of this scene from one of my favorite movies (HERE)

Balcon delivers everything you want in a great rosé in spades. This unctuous pink wine is dry, stony, fruity, lengthy. Comprised of Grenache, Grenache Gris and Mourvedre, there’s a lot more here than many a rosé that you’ve tasted before.

We will have it on the tasting machines at all seven stores, just so at the very least you can be transported to your own favorite place while you're shopping.

I know what I'm drinking tonight!

I'll see you in Saint Barths...just remember though, we need to find someone to pay 😂

Happy Wednesday!


To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

It is basically white Sancerre without the Sancerre prices...

07.08.2021

2019 La Clef du Recit Menetou-Salon



Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $19.99 (net)
SAVE 20%


Lowest Online Price in the USA!




*Curbside Pickup Always Available*

With the shortage of Sancerre in the US lately (what is there not a shortage of right now?!?!), and Sancerre prices on the rise, La Clef du Recit Menetou-Salon has become even more of a screaming value of late.
 
While the estate has been around for decades, Le Clef du Recit is newly helmed by Anthony Girard, whose family is well-known as Loire Valley vintners. His brother runs the family biz and young Anthony had a chance to buy some sweet, sweet soil. What is sweet soil in Sancerre? Think Terres Blanches, meaning white earth, or a lot of fractured limestone. The fancy wine people call it Kimmeridgian marl, which maybe you’ve heard about. If not, no worries. It’s near the town of Récy, so the “key” (clef) to the “story” (Récit) is that the land and exposure are ideal for unlocking the character of nervy, mineral laden Sauvignon Blanc, happy to be in such a special place.


The added bonus? Menetou is a satellite appellation to Sancerre, without the Sancerre prices. Of course, that still usually means wines north of $30 (like THIS).
 
We are here to tell you, if white Sancerre is your thing, you need to be all over this bottle of wine. It is a dead ringer for some of the top estates in the Sancerre appellation like Vacheron, at half the price. You'll also be able to impress all your wine snob friends by dropping some Menetou-Salon wine knowledge on them :)

Stay dry everyone! A perfect day for curbside pickup!

 

To order you can:

Order ONLINE for IN STORE or CURBSIDE PICKUP / SHIPPING



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

Total Wine Price $19.99 - Your Price $14.99!

07.06.2021

2019 Ancient Peaks Cabernet

Winery Price: $22.00 (Click HERE to see)
Total Wine Price: $19.99 (Click HERE to see)*
winestore. Price: $14.99 (net)
SAVE 32%




*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*

Lowest Price in the US!

You guys had to know that we were going to kick this week off with a bang, right?!?!

What's the deal?

The seemingly endless process of creating new AVAs goes on apace. Witness the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA, one of the series of newish AVAs that has parcellated the better known area of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. While Paso Robles is hot and sunny, Santa Margarita Ranch AVA has one of the cooler, hence longer, growing seasons in the region.

Ancient Peaks represents three cattle ranching families who got into the wine growing business a few decades ago and have proven adept at rich but not too rich Cabernet, powerful but not too punchy reds and wines worthy of your summer cookout.


All that said, it wasn't good enough that we loved the wine, and thought you would too. We needed the price to be right.

Is the wine worth $20? Absolutely. Is it even better at $14.99? You know it!

We hope everyone had a restful, enjoyable and safe July 4th weekend!

Let's get to it!


To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

*Total Wine Price taken from Myers Park location online at 7:22 am on Tuesday July 6th, 2021

Last 4 Days of our July 4th Specials!

07.01.2021

July 4th Specials!

July 1st, 2021 - July 4th, 2021




*Please note our stores will be closed on July 4th, 2021 - but the sale prices will all be active on our website through midnight on July 4th.*

*Curbside Pickup Always Available*

Y'all - it's the final four days of our July 4th Sale, and given how the weather is going to be darn near perfect this weekend, we know you're going to need some refreshing beverages!

Quick note - ALL of these sale items are offered to you at the lowest online prices in the USA. Boom! (that was a big firework going off, just fyi)

So Happy Birthday America! And of course, THANK YOU ALL for the opportunity to serve you. We are humbled by your support and we strive to earn your business each and every day.


Let's do this people!



2020 Raffaello Prosecco Rosé
Release Price: $15.00
SALE Price: $8.99 (net)
SAVE 40%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

So Raphael dal Bo is a real guy, born and raised in Conegliano, the beating heart of Prosecco, who makes some of the best sparkling in the game.



2020 SWIMBAD Rosé
Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 33%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Rosé is the tipple of the tempting whether we are in Touraine, Tempe, Tuscaloosa, Tuscany or Saint-Tropez. Provence, the archetypal French vacationland, is the poster child for what modern rosé ought to be. Pale, quenching, lip-smacking.



2019 Castelet Saint Peyran
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $10.99 (net)
SAVE 45%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!

We like the Vellas family; we buy a lot of their wines. Why? Because they have 100s of acres at their disposal in southern France? Yes, true. Is it because they consistently offer us wines that reflect their place (places like Pic-Saint-Loup)? Sure, that too. But, actually, it’s because value in French wine can be hard to find and the Vellas family just keeps bringing it to us. Rich, expansive Syrah for this kind of money? Yeah, yeah, that’s why.



2016 Lillie's Collection Red
Release Price: $29.95 (Click HERE to see)
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 67%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Guenoc Winery Langtry Estate Lillie’s Collection Victorian Claret –The Langtry estate’s history is not just that it was planted by Lillie Langtry, a once famed and adventurous Victorian actress. The vineyard was nearly forgotten but rescued back in the 1970s by Orville Magoon. This is nearly two-thirds Petite Sirah – the grape was Orville’s obsession - with 35% Merlot and few points of Cabernet Sauvignon.



2019 Prejuges Chardonnay
Release Price: $18.00
winestore. Price: $10.99 (net)
SAVE 39%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Cabardès has not always been a favored site but its intense limestone soils are beginning to consistently offer Burgundy-like nerve. It’s tasty wine, but maybe the best part of the story is that Cabardès is named for the 13th Century Lords of Cabaret – seriously. Picture Joel Grey or Alan Cumming astride white stallions, swords a-glinter in the sunlight, horses prancing. Okay, you just can’t un-see that image, can you? Drink this incredibly tasty number and try to forget we said this.



2019 Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay
Winery Price: $28.00
SALE PRICE: $16.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 39%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!

It's Sonoma Cutrer - what more do we really need to say? Oak, Vanilla, butter - all that you expect from a great California Chard and then a little extra thrown in for good measure...



2018 Double Ripasse
Release Price: $35.00
SALE Price: $19.99 (net)
SAVE 43%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre are happy bedfellows from anywhere, and the Vellas family has sites throughout Mediterranean France that allow balance as well as intensity to be achieved. But the curiouser element to this wine is the name. My French is pretty damned elementary and “double ripasse” doesn't appear on any of the slang sites I can find. In wine terms, ripasse is to press or to squeeze, and that typically means someone has made wine from grapes but held onto the skins. Then they dump fresh must onto to those once-squeezed skins, using the new juice to soak more flavor (and often tannin and earthiness) from the skins. But then there is the picture on the label and the Vellas propensity to pun – they’ve a lot of those up their sleeves. So if you know why “double ripasse” somehow translates to burning money, please let us know. Until then, enjoy the rich, earthy character and texture.



2020 Escorlada
winestore. Price: $30
SALE Price: $17.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 40%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!


Spanish wine is a bargain, right? It’s been that way for decades, though it’s only been in the last ten or fifteen years that the wider world has dropped some in their gullets and said, wait, this costs how much? Certainly, less than it should. It doesn't take geniuses to notice it, so we’re not making any claims to our own brilliance. In the case of this Garnacha Tintorera, we’re pretty sure we’ve found what may be the best sub $20 wine we have ever tasted. Spain has done it again!



2019 Clos Delfines
Release Price: $18.00
SALE Price: $10.99 (net)
SAVE 39%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Albarino is Spain's most successful white wine and Clos Delfines is a benchmark for the style: crisp, green apple, pear and peach skins.



2019 Rocoiseau Viognier
Release Price: $12.99
SALE Price: $7.99 (net)
SAVE 38%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

More than a half century ago Viognier was forgotten; near extinct. In the 1980s things blew up, with acreages quintupling. There were a few successes, but most just didn't do justice to the grape. Winegrowers eventually found the ideal conditions, while the Viogniers of the Rhone have become pricey and sought-after. Elevated spots in the Pays d’Oc are this wine’s source; to a great degree this is the grape’s frontier now.



2019 Chazeaux des Beauchottes
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $7.99 (net)
SAVE 60%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

In warmer spots in the southern region of Languedoc-Roussillon, Pinot Noir can prosper but only in the cooler sites. With Chazeaux des Beuchottes, these cooler sites help produce complex, bright and fresh Pinot Noir. At this price, we dare you to find better Pinot Value!



2019 Les Peyrautins Pinot Noir
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 50%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!
 
You have been told that Pinot Noir is the most finicky of grapes; indeed, it’s supposed to be the “heartbreak grape.” The statement is not false but it’s also not completely true. To make great Pinot noir is bloody difficult and to do it consistently is virtually impossible, unless you’re in some famous place. But that’s true of most grapes. It’s true that Pinot noir grown in the wrong place is pretty dreadful, maybe more dreadful than most other grapes. But the middle ground has plenty of wealth to it – you need a friendly place for grape growing but not too friendly. With France’s Pays d’Oc, there are places where it’s easy to ripen grapes and areas that offer just enough challenge to coax Pinot Noir into showing its friendly and compelling side. This is an ideal example.



2019 P/N Pinot Noir
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the US!

Put together a bunch of passionate kids (some with backgrounds selling wines for legends such as Eric Solomon and Martine Saunier) deeply immersed in the California biz and you can find some pretty tasty wines. That's what they did and that's what we have here.



NV Kingstree Proprietary Red
Release Price: $45.00
SALE Price: $19.99 (net)
SAVE 56%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

I'll be honest. Wines of this quality at this price are few and far between as vintners continue to try and stretch their prices further and further. It's a big and bold red from your friends at Pavilion...these guys know what they are doing!



2018 Bodegas Lo Nuevo "Corasado"
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Bodegas Lo Nuevo has unquestionably modernized their winery; it’s practically a technical marvel now. But what makes these wines special is the place, Jumilla, with its intense weather. It’s tough ground for most grapes, but Monastrell (the French, who borrowed it from Spain, call it Mourvedre) and Cariñena (once again, a borrowed grape dubbed Carignan by the French) can thrive here.



2018 Highland Falls Proprietary Red
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 50%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

"Mountain-grown, it’s the richest kind,” as coffee commercials used to say, but it’s also true of Cabernet. Foley Family's pedigree doesn’t hurt either: the guys who bring you Merus, Chalone and Chalk Hill Wines are behind the powerhouse Highland Falls lineup too.



2019 Orlaida Red Blend
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Bodegas Lo Nuevo's success has allowed them to spread their wings to other prestigious regions. Their Montsant projects have brought them perhaps even more fame than in Jumilla. Orlaida could become a benchmark for the potential of Montsant. The vineyards for their Garnacha are at 2,000 ft. in altitude in the area of Cornudella de Montsant, with Priorat like slate soils. Cariñena vineyards in Darmós and Masrig are on clay soils, and the Syrah vines are located on limestone.



2019 Cape Charles Sauvignon Blanc
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

After killing it with the AVERÆN project in Oregon, the Banshee gang is hard at work again in Washington. They’ve grabbed some vineyards in Walla Walla Valley and we’re smart enough to snag some of their early efforts. There’s not a lot of Sauvignon Blanc grown in these spots, but what is there produces wines like this one: poised, more bright melon and citrus - just the way it should be.



2017 Mas de Corasado
Release Price: $75.00
SALE Price: $34.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 53%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Monastrell and Carignan, this wine is aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels and then bottled in what may be the heaviest piece of glass in all of winedom :)



2020 SWIMBAD White Wine
Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $9.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 33%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Swimbad White is a tangy, refreshing white wine from southwest France, an ideal source of seafood worthy wines. The Bordeaux region has been reliant upon Sauvignon Blanc for decades, that much is well-known, but other, less celebrated grapes have been crucial in Bordeaux. Colombard is a relatively neutral grape but, every now and then, in the right spot, the grape takes on texture and richness. Between the tangy citrus of Sauvignon Blanc and the weight of Colombard, this embodies both the classic style of traditional French white wine and the very modern pursuit of fresh fruity flavors.



2019 La Petite Gargotte Blanc
Release Price: $14.99
SALE Price: $7.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 47%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!


The Comte Tolosan region encompasses famed wine regions: Jurancon, Cahors and Armagnac. Typically, the white wines are based upon neutral grapes like Ugni Blanc, Colombard, and Folle Blanche, or more aromatic grapes like Petit Manseng or Gros Manseng. While few of these grapes have distinctive personalities, if you put them into a harmonious blend, they can be pretty charming.



NV Raffaello Prosecco
Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $8.99 (net)
SAVE 40%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Until recently, for Australian producers (and others), Prosecco was a grape and not a place. Recent changes Italy made to how Prosecco is classified, by renaming the grape in these wines as Glera and deeming Prosecco a place and not a grape, mooted any possibility of other countries insisting that they were just naming their wines Prosecco as a varietal designation. Maybe it helped, but Prosecco blew up, internationally speaking. Raffaello is by far, in a sea of Prosecco producers, the best value we have ever tasted.

4th of July Specials - Save up to 60%!

06.23.2021

July 4th Specials!

June 22nd - July 4th, 2021




*Please note our stores will be closed on July 4th, 2020 - but the sale prices will all be active on our website through midnight on July 4th.*

*Curbside Pickup Always Available*

So in 2018 and 2019, with July 4th falling on a Wednesday and a Thursday, we could not figure out if people were celebrating the weekend before or after - so we ran our 4th of July sale for an entire week. You guys responded that you were loving that idea.

In 2020, with the 4th falling on a Saturday, we want to make sure those of you who celebrated the week before the 4th and the week after the 4th could get in on the action. So what did that mean? Running the sale for almost two weeks, of course :)

The response to that was, shall we say, extremely strong.

So we are in 2021, and we are going to stick with the two week sale!

That means you get to purchase wine at silly prices for 13 days AND you get to celebrate the 4th the week before and the week after the actual 4th of July! You have our permission. Some of you may wish to celebrate the whole month of July, and we are on board with that plan 😁

Quick note - ALL of these sale items are offered to you at the lowest online prices in the USA. Boom! (that was a big firework going off, just fyi)

So Happy Birthday America! And of course, THANK YOU ALL for the opportunity to serve you. We are humbled by your support and we strive to earn your business each and every day.


Let's do this people!



2020 Raffaello Prosecco Rosé
Release Price: $15.00
SALE Price: $8.99 (net)
SAVE 40%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

So Raphael dal Bo is a real guy, born and raised in Conegliano, the beating heart of Prosecco, who makes some of the best sparkling in the game.



2020 SWIMBAD Rosé
Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 33%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Rosé is the tipple of the tempting whether we are in Touraine, Tempe, Tuscaloosa, Tuscany or Saint-Tropez. Provence, the archetypal French vacationland, is the poster child for what modern rosé ought to be. Pale, quenching, lip-smacking.



2019 Castelet Saint Peyran
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $10.99 (net)
SAVE 45%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!

We like the Vellas family; we buy a lot of their wines. Why? Because they have 100s of acres at their disposal in southern France? Yes, true. Is it because they consistently offer us wines that reflect their place (places like Pic-Saint-Loup)? Sure, that too. But, actually, it’s because value in French wine can be hard to find and the Vellas family just keeps bringing it to us. Rich, expansive Syrah for this kind of money? Yeah, yeah, that’s why.



2016 Lillie's Collection Red
Release Price: $29.95 (Click HERE to see)
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 67%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Guenoc Winery Langtry Estate Lillie’s Collection Victorian Claret –The Langtry estate’s history is not just that it was planted by Lillie Langtry, a once famed and adventurous Victorian actress. The vineyard was nearly forgotten but rescued back in the 1970s by Orville Magoon. This is nearly two-thirds Petite Sirah – the grape was Orville’s obsession - with 35% Merlot and few points of Cabernet Sauvignon.



2019 Prejuges Chardonnay
Release Price: $18.00
winestore. Price: $10.99 (net)
SAVE 39%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Cabardès has not always been a favored site but its intense limestone soils are beginning to consistently offer Burgundy-like nerve. It’s tasty wine, but maybe the best part of the story is that Cabardès is named for the 13th Century Lords of Cabaret – seriously. Picture Joel Grey or Alan Cumming astride white stallions, swords a-glinter in the sunlight, horses prancing. Okay, you just can’t un-see that image, can you? Drink this incredibly tasty number and try to forget we said this.



2019 Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay
Winery Price: $28.00
SALE PRICE: $16.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 39%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!

It's Sonoma Cutrer - what more do we really need to say? Oak, Vanilla, butter - all that you expect from a great California Chard and then a little extra thrown in for good measure...



2018 Double Ripasse
Release Price: $35.00
SALE Price: $19.99 (net)
SAVE 43%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre are happy bedfellows from anywhere, and the Vellas family has sites throughout Mediterranean France that allow balance as well as intensity to be achieved. But the curiouser element to this wine is the name. My French is pretty damned elementary and “double ripasse” doesn't appear on any of the slang sites I can find. In wine terms, ripasse is to press or to squeeze, and that typically means someone has made wine from grapes but held onto the skins. Then they dump fresh must onto to those once-squeezed skins, using the new juice to soak more flavor (and often tannin and earthiness) from the skins. But then there is the picture on the label and the Vellas propensity to pun – they’ve a lot of those up their sleeves. So if you know why “double ripasse” somehow translates to burning money, please let us know. Until then, enjoy the rich, earthy character and texture.



2020 Escorlada
winestore. Price: $19.99
SALE Price: $17.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 10%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!


Spanish wine is a bargain, right? It’s been that way for decades, though it’s only been in the last ten or fifteen years that the wider world has dropped some in their gullets and said, wait, this costs how much? Certainly, less than it should. It doesn't take geniuses to notice it, so we’re not making any claims to our own brilliance. In the case of this Garnacha Tintorera, we’re pretty sure we’ve found what may be the best sub $20 wine we have ever tasted. Spain has done it again!



2019 Clos Delfines
Release Price: $18.00
SALE Price: $10.99 (net)
SAVE 39%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Albarino is Spain's most successful white wine and Clos Delfines is a benchmark for the style: crisp, green apple, pear and peach skins.



2019 Rocoiseau Viognier
Release Price: $12.99
SALE Price: $7.99 (net)
SAVE 38%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

More than a half century ago Viognier was forgotten; near extinct. In the 1980s things blew up, with acreages quintupling. There were a few successes, but most just didn't do justice to the grape. Winegrowers eventually found the ideal conditions, while the Viogniers of the Rhone have become pricey and sought-after. Elevated spots in the Pays d’Oc are this wine’s source; to a great degree this is the grape’s frontier now.



2019 Chazeaux des Beauchottes
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $7.99 (net)
SAVE 60%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

In warmer spots in the southern region of Languedoc-Roussillon, Pinot Noir can prosper but only in the cooler sites. With Chazeaux des Beuchottes, these cooler sites help produce complex, bright and fresh Pinot Noir. At this price, we dare you to find better Pinot Value!



2019 Les Peyrautins Pinot Noir
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 50%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!
 
You have been told that Pinot Noir is the most finicky of grapes; indeed, it’s supposed to be the “heartbreak grape.” The statement is not false but it’s also not completely true. To make great Pinot noir is bloody difficult and to do it consistently is virtually impossible, unless you’re in some famous place. But that’s true of most grapes. It’s true that Pinot noir grown in the wrong place is pretty dreadful, maybe more dreadful than most other grapes. But the middle ground has plenty of wealth to it – you need a friendly place for grape growing but not too friendly. With France’s Pays d’Oc, there are places where it’s easy to ripen grapes and areas that offer just enough challenge to coax Pinot Noir into showing its friendly and compelling side. This is an ideal example.



2019 P/N Pinot Noir
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the US!

Put together a bunch of passionate kids (some with backgrounds selling wines for legends such as Eric Solomon and Martine Saunier) deeply immersed in the California biz and you can find some pretty tasty wines. That's what they did and that's what we have here.



NV Kingstree Proprietary Red
Release Price: $45.00
SALE Price: $19.99 (net)
SAVE 56%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

I'll be honest. Wines of this quality at this price are few and far between as vintners continue to try and stretch their prices further and further. It's a big and bold red from your friends at Pavilion...these guys know what they are doing!



2018 Bodegas Lo Nuevo "Corasado"
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Bodegas Lo Nuevo has unquestionably modernized their winery; it’s practically a technical marvel now. But what makes these wines special is the place, Jumilla, with its intense weather. It’s tough ground for most grapes, but Monastrell (the French, who borrowed it from Spain, call it Mourvedre) and Cariñena (once again, a borrowed grape dubbed Carignan by the French) can thrive here.



2018 Highland Falls Proprietary Red
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 50%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

"Mountain-grown, it’s the richest kind,” as coffee commercials used to say, but it’s also true of Cabernet. Foley Family's pedigree doesn’t hurt either: the guys who bring you Merus, Chalone and Chalk Hill Wines are behind the powerhouse Highland Falls lineup too.



2019 Orlaida Red Blend
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Bodegas Lo Nuevo's success has allowed them to spread their wings to other prestigious regions. Their Montsant projects have brought them perhaps even more fame than in Jumilla. Orlaida could become a benchmark for the potential of Montsant. The vineyards for their Garnacha are at 2,000 ft. in altitude in the area of Cornudella de Montsant, with Priorat like slate soils. Cariñena vineyards in Darmós and Masrig are on clay soils, and the Syrah vines are located on limestone.



2019 Cape Charles Sauvignon Blanc
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

After killing it with the AVERÆN project in Oregon, the Banshee gang is hard at work again in Washington. They’ve grabbed some vineyards in Walla Walla Valley and we’re smart enough to snag some of their early efforts. There’s not a lot of Sauvignon Blanc grown in these spots, but what is there produces wines like this one: poised, more bright melon and citrus - just the way it should be.



2017 Mas de Corasado
Release Price: $75.00
SALE Price: $34.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 53%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Monastrell and Carignan, this wine is aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels and then bottled in what may be the heaviest piece of glass in all of winedom :)



2020 SWIMBAD White Wine
Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $9.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 33%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Swimbad White is a tangy, refreshing white wine from southwest France, an ideal source of seafood worthy wines. The Bordeaux region has been reliant upon Sauvignon Blanc for decades, that much is well-known, but other, less celebrated grapes have been crucial in Bordeaux. Colombard is a relatively neutral grape but, every now and then, in the right spot, the grape takes on texture and richness. Between the tangy citrus of Sauvignon Blanc and the weight of Colombard, this embodies both the classic style of traditional French white wine and the very modern pursuit of fresh fruity flavors.



2019 La Petite Gargotte Blanc
Release Price: $14.99
SALE Price: $7.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 47%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!


The Comte Tolosan region encompasses famed wine regions: Jurancon, Cahors and Armagnac. Typically, the white wines are based upon neutral grapes like Ugni Blanc, Colombard, and Folle Blanche, or more aromatic grapes like Petit Manseng or Gros Manseng. While few of these grapes have distinctive personalities, if you put them into a harmonious blend, they can be pretty charming.



NV Raffaello Prosecco
Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $8.99 (net)
SAVE 40%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Until recently, for Australian producers (and others), Prosecco was a grape and not a place. Recent changes Italy made to how Prosecco is classified, by renaming the grape in these wines as Glera and deeming Prosecco a place and not a grape, mooted any possibility of other countries insisting that they were just naming their wines Prosecco as a varietal designation. Maybe it helped, but Prosecco blew up, internationally speaking. Raffaello is by far, in a sea of Prosecco producers, the best value we have ever tasted.

15 Years Young...

06.18.2021

15 Years Young...



2019 Snowvale Cabernet
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 50%




2020 Larme En Rose Rosé
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 50%




Lowest Prices in the US!

SALE runs Wednesday June 16th - Sunday June 20th, 2021


*Curbside Pickup Always Available*

June 16th, 2006 we opened our doors for the first time, and it feels like it was just yesterday.

I still feel like we are just getting going, but truth be told we've been working at this for a little while now :)

We are still focused on bringing you the best possible wines at the lowest possible prices - so it only seems appropriate that we take two of the best selling wines over the last 15 years (Snowvale is #1 by a large margin!) and put them on sale to celebrate. 🥂


They will also be on the machines to taste for just $0.01 through Sunday!

We could spend the rest of this communication talking about how we've grown, and the exciting things we have in the works (new store in Asheville opening in August!), but instead we want to spend this time to say thank you.

I'm not sure you can say "thank you" enough, and while we try to say it every time we see you - we just want to say it again. Each and every one of you have given us the pleasure of serving the wine (and sometimes beer!) needs for you and your family, and we are truly humbled by the opportunity.

You've allowed us to be there for celebrations, date nights, funerals, graduations, weddings, pool parties, beach trips and anything and everything in between. Thank you.

We have some of the lowest employee turnover rates in retail, and a main part of the reason is the customers we get to interface with on a daily basis are just wonderful people. Thank you.

And even to the guy who walked in the first week we were open and said "this has got to be a losing proposition" 😂 Thank you. You gave us an extra boost of motivation that continues even to this day.

We hope you all will stick with us for the next 15 years (and even tell your friends about us)...and while we have no idea what the next 15 years will look like, we are excited for the ride.

The one thing we will guarantee you is this - we will work our absolute best, every single day, to try and provide you the best service, prices, and wines in the wine retail business. Oh, and any time we slip up we will always make it right 😁

So THANK YOU, to the best customers in the world. We look forward to serving you soon.


To order you can:

Order ONLINE for IN STORE or CURBSIDE PICKUP / SHIPPING

E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

New Rosé Arrival!

06.15.2021

2020 Lou Pichoun Rosé

Release Price: $18.00
winestore. Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 28%




*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*

Summertime is rosé drinking time, and don't let anyone tell you any different!

When it is 90+ degrees outside I want crisp, dry, ice cold rosé in my glass.

Every year here at winestore. we try and find some exciting new rosé releases, and Lou Pichoun is one such addition to our lineup!

Why did we fall in love with it? (besides the blue cork...)

Along France’s border with Italy, between the Mediterranean coast and the continental region of Savoie, the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is traversed by the Durance river. Vineyards are mostly found on the valley hills for maximum sunlight exposure. So the days are Mediterranean warm but the high altitude and the presence of the mountains makes for much cooler nights as air from the Alps descends into the vineyards.

These conditions make for delicious rosé. While this has the look and feel of Provençal rosé, it's a bit lighter and airier. And in case you wondered who Lou Pichoun is, that’s Provençal slang for the youngest, as in, the most favored child.


We only have 228 cases to last us until the end of summer (that's how it goes sometimes). Truth be told, that will probably only get us till the middle of July, but we are going to live in the moment and enjoy the wine while we can! 

Let's get to it!


To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

Rosé and Prosecco have now formed a superwine!

06.11.2021

Raffaello Rosé Prosecco

Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 33%




*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*

You may not have heard the news last year (HERE), but the governing body of all things Prosecco decided that the two hottest wine trends in the global wine trade were about to be married - Prosecco and Rosé.

Yeah, we were excited too. 

Many publications came out with their suggestions (like the WSJ, HERE), but we saw absolutely zero rosé Prosecco being offered under $10. Maybe we should have expected that given the expected demand, but we needed to look harder.

Enter Raphael dal Bo.

So Raphael dal Bo is a real guy, born and raised in Conegliano, the beating heart of Prosecco, the place that still produces the indisputably best version of the Glera grape that gives us this absolutely cheery bubbly. That certainly explains why he was the first to receive organic certification for his Organic Prosecco and why he remains solely focused upon Prosecco still today.

We've been selling his Raffaello Prosecco for the last three years, and it continues to absolutely dominate the value sparkling / Prosecco category. He contacted us and told us that he had a Rosé Prosecco in the works, and would we be interested in trying it.

Of course we would.

We loved the wine. It was dry, crisp, hints of peach, and just an overall lovely drinker. Then he dropped the bombshell on us. We could get it to you guys for $9.99 per bottle 👀🔥

We bought all we could get our hands on, and after what seemed like the longest container ride from Italy in history, it has finally arrived! 

You all will be the first people in the United States, and some of the first people in the world, to taste the newly released Raffaello Prosecco Rosé. A perfect way to start the weekend for sure.

TGIF!


To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

$12.99 Chardonnay from the former winemaker at Beaulieu and Cuvaison!

06.09.2021

2019 Kingstree California Chardonnay

Release Price: $20.00
winestore. Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 35%




*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*

I think since early May I have e-mailed the distributor for Kingstree Wines every single day and asked "Is it here yet?" (I'm sure they love me)

Well, I am happy to report (and I think they are as well :), that the newly released Kingstree Chardonnay has been released!


What's the deal here?

California winemaking master Rob Fischer is no stranger to epic high end wine. His track record includes stints at Cuvaison, Beaulieu Vineyards, Etude, Lyric, and several others. The dude knows what he's doing.

But while he can churn out the expensive stuff, his passion is providing unbelievable value for the money. We've seen it in his Kingstree Cabernet, and other value projects like Valravn (have you had their Pinot Noir?!?!?!?), Averaen, and Marine Layer.

With the Kingstree Chardonnay, I think you'll get what we are talking about. It is BIG, lush Chardonnay that competes on the table with some competition churning out wines at more than 2x the price. I feel like at $12.99, easy to drink and delicious, and maybe one of the more beautiful labels I've seen in awhile, it is checking all the boxes for my weekday wine lineup!


We'll have it on the tasting machines at all seven locations all week long, in case you want to give it a test drive (isn't it awesome to have these back in action?!).

We hope everyone is having a wonderful start to summer, and as always, THANK YOU for the opportunity to serve you!

Let's get to it!


To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

Delicious Monterey Pinot Noir on Sale For $9.99!

06.03.2021

2019 Verraco Ridge Monterey Pinot Noir

Release Price: $19.00 (Click HERE to see)
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 47%




*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*

Sale runs Thursday June 3rd - Sunday June 6th, 2021

You guys knew we were going to bring the value wine thunder all summer, right? $9.99, put it in the fridge and serve it slightly chilled, delicious Pinot Noir. 

We spend a lot of time trying to find great value Pinot Noir. If we find one or two great ones a year (and we have two for you this year!), we consider it a runaway success.

This Monterey Pinot Noir has beautiful red cherry character with floral and savory notes; there’s a purity to this utterly charming and impressive Pinot that is very easy to find.

Let's keep it short and sweet today people! I know what I'm drinking tonight! Deal is good through Sunday!


To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

Memorial Day Specials - Our Largest Sale Ever!

05.25.2021

Memorial Day Specials!

May 25th - 31st, 2021
ALL WEEK LONG!



It kinda feels like things are starting to get back to normal, and that means we need to put on a Memorial Day sale that will simply put shame to all of our previous Memorial Day sales.

Memorial Day Weekend is a time to give thanks to those who have given their life to serve our country. It's the weekend that kicks off summer, and rings in the end of the school year. Pools open and grills fire up. Kids get ready for camp. Life is good, right?

So this week we're gonna be playing songs like this song on repeat in the store (seriously, that song is my fave), while we're also rolling out our largest Memorial Day Sale ever, with prices that hit the wallet just right.

Some of the gems below we have never marked down to these prices, so don't wait around until we realize what we have done!

As always, thank you for your business. We continue to be humbled by the opportunity to serve you.

Let's do this people!!

We continue to recommend using our website (HERE) and choosing in store / curbside pickup, and we will walk your order out and place it in your car.



2019 Larme en Rose
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 50%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

If you stick around the wine business long enough, you’ll have seen it all. Where once wine coolers were cooler than Liebfraumilch, now hard seltzer is hot (served cold). White Zin was once de rigeur, though it was never French; it was from the good ol’ US of A. But then that became too sweet and the category died. Or seemed to. Because then rosé rose up like a zombie eager for fresh meat, though the current iteration of the pink stuff is more often French than not. Provence is the epicenter of it and the French have figured out how we like it: dry, pale pink, light and refreshing.



2020 SWIMBAD Rosé
Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 33%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Rosé is the tipple of the tempting whether we are in Touraine, Tempe, Tuscaloosa, Tuscany or Saint-Tropez. Provence, the archetypal French vacationland, is the poster child for what modern rosé ought to be. Pale, quenching, lip-smacking.



2019 Cape Charles Sauvignon Blanc
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

After killing it with the AVERÆN project in Oregon, the Banshee gang is hard at work again in Washington. They’ve grabbed some vineyards in Walla Walla Valley and we’re smart enough to snag some of their early efforts. There’s not a lot of Sauvignon Blanc grown in these spots, but what is there produces wines like this one: poised, more bright melon and citrus - just the way it should be.



2017 Belle Glos "Eulenloch" Pinot Noir
Release Price: $75.00 
SALE Price: $34.99 (net)
SAVE 53%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

You know it. You love it. So we obviously put it on sale!



2019 Carmita Red Blend
Release Price: $15.00
SALE Price: $7.99 (net)
SAVE 47%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Recently Almansa has been considered to be hot for high quality wines, but a century ago Almansa produced high quality wines, albeit at that time they were sweet ones. They used Alicante Bouschet, but today they call it Garnacha Tintorera, they nixed the sweet, and they mix it with 30% Monastrell to make this wickedly powerful red wine.



2019 Benieres Chardonnay
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 50%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

The vast vineyards of France’s Languedoc hold many well-known grapes, including Chardonnay that is friendly and accessible. This one is gathered from organic vineyards on the Aspères plateau with its excellent marl and limestone soils. The winemaking is straightforward – stainless steel fermenters and just enough lees stirring to enrich the texture and flavors. We love finding wines like this!




2020 Escorlada
winestore. Price: $19.99
SALE Price: $17.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 10%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!


Spanish wine is a bargain, right? It’s been that way for decades, though it’s only been in the last ten or fifteen years that the wider world has dropped some in their gullets and said, wait, this costs how much? Certainly, less than it should. It doesn't take geniuses to notice it, so we’re not making any claims to our own brilliance. In the case of this Garnacha Tintorera, we’re pretty sure we’ve found what may be the best sub $20 wine we have ever tasted. Spain has done it again!



2019 Clos Delfines
Release Price: $18.00
SALE Price: $10.99 (net)
SAVE 39%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Albarino is Spain's most successful white wine and Clos Delfines is a benchmark for the style: crisp, green apple, pear and peach skins.



2020 Pikorua Sauvignon Blanc
Elsewhere in NC: $18.99
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 47%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Marlborough continues to be a great source of tangy Sauvignon Blanc, but increasingly it has more complexity than the usual that the country has produced.
 


2018 Benieres Pinot Noir
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 50%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Fresh and fruity Pinot Noir from the Pays d'Oc, a region warm enough and varied enough to allow even persnickety Pinot Noir to find its happy place.



2018 Waccamaw Proprietary Red
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 60%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Put together a bunch of passionate kids (some with backgrounds selling wines for legends such as Eric Solomon and Martine Saunier) deeply immersed in the California biz and you can find some pretty tasty wines. That's what they did and that's what we have here.



2019 Rocoiseau Viognier
Release Price: $12.99
SALE Price: $7.99 (net)
SAVE 38%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

More than a half century ago Viognier was forgotten; near extinct. In the 1980s things blew up, with acreages quintupling. There were a few successes, but most just didn't do justice to the grape. Winegrowers eventually found the ideal conditions, while the Viogniers of the Rhone have become pricey and sought-after. Elevated spots in the Pays d’Oc are this wine’s source; to a great degree this is the grape’s frontier now.



2019 P/N Pinot Noir
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the US!

If Baron Ziegler and his team have taught us anything, it is they are churning out some of the most delicious, inexpensive wine in all of California.



2019 Kingstree Proprietary Red
Release Price: $45.00
SALE Price: $19.99 (net)
SAVE 56%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

I'll be honest. Wines of this quality at this price are few and far between as vintners continue to try and stretch their prices further and further. It's a big and bold red from your friends at Pavilion...these guys know what they are doing!



2018 Overbrook Cabernet
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $8.99 (net)
SAVE 55%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

In the world of sub- $15 wine, Overbrook Cabernet is a revelation. I guess this is what happens when you put world class vineyard sites in a partnership with world class winemaking team and an extreme focus on quality and value. We need more of these in the world!!



2019 Kingstree Cabernet
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

This is a tasty little gem unearthed by the pros at Banshee Wines. Banshee, started by three guys who just happened to like wine and wanted an excuse to be out west, hasn't been around long but they sure have kicked off righteously during their short career. They’ve always been focused upon cooler climate sites, especially with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and at the prices they offer their wines, it’s no surprise that things have gone swimmingly well.



2019 Terrasses de la Mer
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 50%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

So, is it okay if I predict that Sauvignon Blanc becomes the world’s most widely planted grape in the next decade? In southern France, with the collection of hills, valleys, and plains rolling down to the Mediterranean, it thrives. Sure, the plains are not where you grow Sauvignon Blanc, but there are plenty of other spots where you do. There these wines are vibrant, expressive and tangy – and it’s rare that those three descriptors go together.



2019 Orlaida Red Blend
Release Price: $25.00
SALE Price: $12.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 48%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Bodegas Lo Nuevo's success has allowed them to spread their wings to other prestigious regions. Their Montsant projects have brought them perhaps even more fame than in Jumilla. Orlaida could become a benchmark for the potential of Montsant. The vineyards for their Garnacha are at 2,000 ft. in altitude in the area of Cornudella de Montsant, with Priorat like slate soils. Cariñena vineyards in Darmós and Masrig are on clay soils, and the Syrah vines are located on limestone.



2019 Solanilla
Release Price: $42.00
SALE Price: $19.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 52%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Verdejo can have a layered texture all its own, and this dead ringer for high end California Chardonnay proves that Spain is the current global King of insane quality for extreme value.



2020 SWIMBAD White Wine
Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $9.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 33%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

Swimbad White is a tangy, refreshing white wine from southwest France, an ideal source of seafood worthy wines. The Bordeaux region has been reliant upon Sauvignon Blanc for decades, that much is well-known, but other, less celebrated grapes have been crucial in Bordeaux. Colombard is a relatively neutral grape but, every now and then, in the right spot, the grape takes on texture and richness. Between the tangy citrus of Sauvignon Blanc and the weight of Colombard, this embodies both the classic style of traditional French white wine and the very modern pursuit of fresh fruity flavors.



2019 La Petite Gargotte Blanc
Release Price: $14.99
SALE Price: $7.99 (net) per bottle
SAVE 47%
Lowest Online Price in the USA!


The Comte Tolosan region encompasses famed wine regions: Jurancon, Cahors and Armagnac. Typically, the white wines are based upon neutral grapes like Ugni Blanc, Colombard, and Folle Blanche, or more aromatic grapes like Petit Manseng or Gros Manseng. While few of these grapes have distinctive personalities, if you put them into a harmonious blend, they can be pretty charming.



2019 Snowvale Cabernet
Release Price: $20.00
SALE Price: $10.99 (net)
SAVE 45%

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

It's no surprise that I love Snowvale Cabernet. It's classic California; ripe fruit, full-bodied, hints of spice, firm tannins, and an intense yet balanced finish. The surprise is that it's only $13. This is one to buy by the case. Just don't tell your friends how much you paid.

*discount cannot be applied to wines already on sale - marked "net

Our Tasting Machines are OPEN!

05.24.2021

Our Tasting Machines are OPEN!


One of the cornerstones of our business model has always been the ability for you all to use our tasting machines to "try before you buy".

That said, the pandemic had other plans for that feature over the last 12+ months.

We waited a week to let everyone know, so we could get everything perfect (and try and make sure everything still worked!), but we are happy to report that the machines were opened back up on May 13th!

This is your official notice that the tasting machines are back in action!

Thank you so much for your patience over the last year as they sat idle and we waited for the right time to get them back in service.

We are truly thankful for the opportunity to continue serving all your wine needs. I promise we don't take it for granted, and we will continue to work hard to earn your business each and every day!

Anyone want to taste?

Oh, SWIMBAD makes a white wine too...and it's epic.

05.21.2021

2020 SWIMBAD White

Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 33%




Lowest Online Price in the USA!

*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*


Yeah...so when we got all hyped up on SWIMBAD Rosé we also got to taste their white wine.

Between the PET bottle, the price, the package, and the delicious wine (this is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Colombard) - it is just an overall pleasurable experience. It kinda embodies both the classic style of traditional French white wine and the very modern pursuit of fresh fruity flavors.


There is so much about wine that is subjective. If we are to understand how traditional wines came to be, it’s to know that pleasure is the goal. Of course, we could demand more but why is that necessary? Isn’t pleasure enough? Shouldn’t we enjoy wines for what they are and what they offer? If the last year has taught us nothing else, it is that seeing the downside of everything is easy. Our goal is to find the positive. As James Joyce said of his epic Ulysses, the book should end with the most positive word in the English language. "Yes.”

So let's all just say "yes" this weekend. Right? I know what I'm going to enjoy.

Let's get to it!

*side note* - 
 I just realized that you can see the lady riding the goldfish from the rosé label in the swimming pool of the white wine label, and you can see the guy on the diving board from the white wine label on the rosé label. It kinda just blew my mind.

To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

This will be THE wine of summer...

05.19.2021

2020 SWIMBAD Rosé

Release Price: $15.00
winestore. Price: $9.99 (net)
SAVE 33%




Lowest Online Price in the USA!

*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*


I gotta be honest, I'm not sure I've ever been more excited to talk about a bottle of wine. This stuff is so awesome!

From the minute we tasted this wine, and then saw the packaging, we were convinced this may become our best seller of all time. My guess is you are going to see SWIMBAD a lot this summer.

On the beach, by the pool, on the boat, in the golf cart - I got a feeling this rosé is going to be everywhere...and for good reason.

- The wine is delicious, and at $9.99 per bottle, it is right in my budget sweet spot.
- The PET bottle is perfect for all things summertime. It can't break (I literally tested it and threw one across the parking lot - and yes some people gave me a look 😳), and it fits perfectly in a cooler for the beach, lake or right by the pool.
- It also fits well in beach bags, swimsuit pockets, and in a koozie (yeah, I tried it...you never know, right?)

So in advance of our first 90+ degree day of 2021 this weekend, SWIMBAD is ready to roll...and and based on what happened just yesterday (the first day it arrived in our stores), I've got a sneaking suspicion you are liking it!

As an added bonus, the wine will be available to taste on the machines at all seven stores for only $0.01 all week long!

Let's get ready for the pool to open, turn up the tunes (like this one), and drink some great wine!


To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

This may go down as one of the best deals we have ever offered...

05.18.2021

2019 Castelet Grande Cuvée

Release Price: $20.00 
winestore. Price: $12.99 (net)
SAVE 35%




Lowest Online Price in the USA!

*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*


This may go down as one of the best value red wines we have ever offered. It's that good. 

What's the deal?

We like the Vellas family; we buy a lot of their wines. Why? Because they have 100s of acres of vines at their disposal in southern France? Yes, true. Is it because they consistently offer us wines that reflect their place (places like Pic-Saint-Loup and Lunel, each an area of limestone soils and bright, reflective Mediterranean sun)? Sure, that too. But, actually, it’s because value in French wine can be hard to find and the Vellas family just keeps bringing it to us. Rich, expansive Syrah for this kind of money? Yeah, yeah, that’s why.

While we love most of the value wines from Vellas, this is by far the best we have ever tried. I'm also pumped that the etched glass and the packaging scream $50 wine. (I'm into that kind of stuff :)

Meet your new house red. Let's do this!


To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

From $50 down to $17.99 - One Shot Deal!

05.14.2021

2018 Double Ripasse GSM

Release Price: $50.00 (Click HERE to see)
SALE Price: $17.99 (net)
SAVE 64%




Only 250 six packs available at this price!

Lowest Price in the US!

We continue to recommend using our website (HERE) and choosing in store / curbside pickup, and we will walk your order out and place it in your car.

One time only - $17.99 - 250 six packs...it's going to be madness!

Domaine Vellas called us in March and said they had a restaurant in Europe back out of 250 six packs of this wine and could we possibly pick it up? They would be willing to drop the price significantly, this one time, if we agreed on the spot.

Once we saw the price, it was beyond an easy decision.

Based on the response from the few people that saw us put this price out last evening, my guess is these six packs will last 24-36 hours...but we all know how this goes right? We saw what happened with gas this week! Luckily we're not going to make you wait in line like at the gas station 😁

What makes this wine so special?

The Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre varietals are happy bedfellows from anywhere, and the Vellas family sites throughout Mediterranean help create wine with balance as well as intensity. As for the name Double Ripasse? In wine terms, ripasse is to press or to squeeze, and that typically means someone has made wine from grapes but held onto the skins. Then they dump fresh must onto those once-squeezed skins, using the new juice to soak more flavor (and often tannin) from the skins. 

 
Do it twice? Double the pleasure, double the fun :)

If you're into light wine, this is not your thing. If you're into BIG Cabernet type wines...this is a back up the truck type situation.

One shot deal - just in time for the weekend!

TGIF!

To order you can:


Order ONLINE for IN STORE or CURBSIDE PICKUP / SHIPPING



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

Chianti from $27 down to $14.99 - Lowest Price in the US!

05.12.2021

2018 Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico

Wine.com Price: $26.99 (Click HERE to see)
SALE Price: $14.99 (net)
SAVE 44%




LAST CALL!

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*


Only 100 six packs available

Located in the Castelnuovo Berardenga portion of the Chianti Classico (or the historical Chianti) region within the much larger delineated as “Chianti”, Arceno is both traditional and modern in its embrace of Bordeaux varieties. In this particular case, the Sangiovese has 15% Merlot added to it, gaining both some muscle and power (Tuscan Merlot is that, believe me) but also a sense of flavor familiarity from that grape too.

This is one of those wines that we recommend not only because of Arceno’s excellence and almost unrivaled track record in Chianti (they produce wines under $30 that crack Wine Spectator top 20 wines of the year!), but also because the 2018 vintage is universally considered to be an ideal combination of the warmth of harvests like 2015 that were gently watered and cooled off as in 2013.

So, if you're just skimming and have arrived here for the recap, we have for you today:

1) powerhouse producer of Chianti Classico
2) iconic vintage (2018)
3) Lowest price in the US by a country mile
4) An insane wine right in my daily drinking price point sweet spot!

The only sad part? We have 100 six packs at this price.

You guys know what to do!


To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

Bordeaux in a wooden box for only $19.99!

05.11.2021

2017 Chateau Lassegue "Les Cadrans"



Release Price: $34.99 (Click HERE to see)
winestore. Price: $19.99 (net)
SAVE 43%




LAST CALL!

Lowest Online Price in the USA!

*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*


There are two things I love (not like I love my mother, but you know, like really really like a whole lot type of love) - those things are incredible deals and wine that comes in wooden boxes. So any time there is a deal (especially a sub $20 deal!), and the wine is in wood (especially a six pack so I don't have to buy a full case!), I get super excited!

What is so exciting about Les Cadrans?

Everything about Bordeaux is old and nothing ever changes – except for virtually everything. While some estates are centuries old, all have been purchased, re-sold, and purchased by others over the years. Sometimes the new owners append their own names to their purchase; sometimes, as with Lassègue, the owners buy an old spot and then append other properties onto them, as Jess Jackson did when he bought this place in 2003. A composition of Merlot with some Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon assisting, it’s called Les Cadrans; it’s the second label of Lassègue. Vigneron Pierre Seillan manages the estate for Barbara Banke, Jackson’s widow, and there is an 18th century château there to give the place posh and class. And to add to the estate factor, the barrels used are made by the Bordeaux cooperage that’s owned by the Jacksons with the Boswell familly (Missouri’s most important coopers of American oak). While the estate is exposed to coastal breezes, the “cadrans” part of the name (meaning “sundials” and depicted on the label) reflects the sunny aspect of their gentle hillside vineyards.

There is also something special about the Jackson Family premiere properties. They are a spare no expense operation, and when it comes to the crown jewels of their portfolio, they really let the dollars fly. So you are truly getting a world class product for the same price as the new Restoration Hardware Restaurant in Charlotte charged me for two diet cokes the other day 😂

We only have 112 six packs - so get while the gettin' is good!

Happy Tuesday!

To order you can:



E-mail us HERE

Call ahead for IN STORE / CURBSIDE PICKUP:

Call CAMERON VILLAGE @ 919-747-9077

Call CHAPEL HILL @ 984-234-0446

Call WILMINGTON @ 910-239-9479

Call MORRISVILLE @ 919-694-5028

Call SOUTHPARK @ 704-442-4024

Call BLAKENEY @ 704-443-2944

Call LAKE NORMAN @ 704-892-5662

Looking for a wine that we don't carry?

05.10.2021

Looking for something we don't carry?


 

We will track it down for you!

Despite our best efforts, we can’t fit every worthwhile wine into our store. However, if you desire something that we don’t stock – we’re willing to track it down for you. Given the large volume of requests we receive, we decided to dedicate an area of our website for special orders, to try and make it easier on you guys!

Maybe it's that bottle you had at a restaurant and you want to track it down. Maybe it's that bottle someone brought to your house and you want to know how to get some. Maybe someone just texted you a photo of a bottle you should try and you'd like to learn more. We can make it happen!

All you need to do is go HERE.
 
Just fill out the form, attach a photo if you would like to, and let us know the store closest to you.

There are no order minimums (just try one bottle!), and you are still guaranteed the lowest prices in North Carolina!


We hope this makes it easy!

As always, THANK YOU for the opportunity to serve you. We work hard to earn your business each and every day, and we don't take that opportunity for granted!

Happy Monday!

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