Few things in Durham are as wonderful, as rare, as quirky or as valuable as the Wine Authority shop. Every single bottle in the store, from the cheapest to the most expensive, is the product of a family, not a factory. It's always a glorious experience when you get to take someone into the Wine Authority shop for the first time. No matter what you pick and choose at the store you walk away with a printed sheet of descriptive review and pairing suggestions. and if you go in even just a few times, the staff will begin to learn you by name, and your likes. And please don't buy all the Cedarberg, thanks. I need that for the holidays.
Jun 8, 2019
Excellent selection of wines and mixers. Helpful staff, too. Favorite wine shop in the area by far.
Mar 28, 2019
Wine Authorities has a wide-ranging selection of carefully chosen wines, focusing on small, family-owned farms. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and are delighted to assist you with selection. There is a small, curated selection of wine-friendly foods (think cheeses and cured meats) available also. Don't skip the Oenomatic, where you can enjoy a small selection of wines in a one, two or five ounce pour using a preloaded swipe card.
Jun 2, 2019
Better than their selection is the knowledge of their staff. This is a great place to go with only vague ideas of what you want to get great, affordable recommendations.
Nov 13, 2018
I love this place! The Saturday wine tastings are great. The staff are very knowledgeable and five good recommendations. The cheeses are the best I've had outside of Europe.