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Wine Authorities Durham ~ Wine Shop


2501 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 489-2884
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Photo of Emma Bleick Emma Bleick
Jan 31, 2023 5

This is my absolute wine store in Durham. All of their wines are top notch for a great price, the staff is so kind and knowledgeable, AND you can drink wine while you shop. I go there all the time but I am specifically writing a review for the amazing recommendations I was given last time I went: My sister was coming to visit for the weekend and has recently been struggling with bad acid reflux to the point that she couldn't even drink most red wines (our favorite thing to drink together) anymore. So I went in search of red wines with minimal processing, no additives, and low sugar content to see if that would help. I was given six recommendations and I got them all thinking with a little luck we'd get through a couple of them before her acid reflux kicked in making it miserable for her to drink. We drank ALL SIX OF THEM. And not once did it bother her acid reflux (or give us hangovers.) It had been far too long since we had been able to enjoy a wine night like that one. Thank you, Wine Authorities, for the amazing recommendations and for brining such great wines to area.

Photo of Alexandra Bey Alexandra Bey
Dec 31, 2022 5

The staff here are awesome. They have kindly helped me pick out some great bottles. They are very generous with their time and knowledge - you can tell they really know wine but they don't make you feel bad if you don't (I don't).

Photo of Millie Kwan Millie Kwan
Dec 14, 2022 5

Funnily my husband and I had dinner with the owners of Wine Authorities at Jujube at a beer dinner and we thought a wine store would be great. Wine Authorities certainly is a fantastic wine store. In a prior iteration they had a trading bar, but they have now converted the store into a pure wine store packed with racks of wine. The folks minding the store are amazing as they are truly helpful and get you exactly what you need if you're looking for something specific or they will let you browse. They also provide tasting notes, have wine packs that they curate for you so that you can try new wine that you would not have tried otherwise. They don't have fancy wine openers so go elsewhere for those items. But you'll definitely find a wine you want to drink.