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Annual Wine Cocktail Tasting for
Independence Day!
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: From Washington For Washington!
- Saturday's Tasting: July 4th Wine Cocktails

top Greetings! 

Independence Day,
Wine Cocktails, & Txakolifest 2012!  
Fireworks July 4th 
     This Saturday (June 30th), we are very pleased to present to you our annual Independence Day Wine Cocktail tasting!  This Durham-wide renowned event is delicious, fun, and proven to help spur your creativity in making something refreshing to drink this weekend before you begin blowing stuff up with M-80's and cherry bombs.  This year's excellent lineup is as follows:
  • The Kopke White Port cocktail
  • The Official Wine Authorities Red Sangria featuring Tempranillo & Cava 
  • The Original Cocchi Americano Cocktail 
  • The Duke of Marlborough featuring Fino Sherry, Red Vermouth, and classic orange bitters.

JackRudyTonic     We're also very happy to introduce to you a most quintessential quinine tonic, and while we're not necessarily at liberty to discuss its value as an elixir, we can (and do!) insist that Jack Rudy is indeed very good for your cocktail!  Find it among our aromatized wines and get a better look at it during this Saturday's free tasting.  

Closed July 4th
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We'll be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, so make sure to stock up now!
Txakolifest 2012
Tickets now available!
Txakoli Fest!  

     The Various calling cards of summer keep mounting up, and yet another seasonal milestone looms on the horizon - Txakolifest!  Yes, it's the one day a year that Durham breaks out its secret stash of porrons and is transformed into a an unlikely sister city to San Sebastián complete with spritzy Basque wine, oysters, and tapas.  Each year this is one of the great celebrations in town, and it's become the largest TxakoliFest in the United States.Perrone_pour       There will be two reserved sessions, The first (1:00 - 4:00) and the second (4:00 - 7:00) where guests will be given a Txakoli/Sidra glass upon admittance and have at their disposal the ability to order a vast sea of Txakoli and small plates specially chosen to go with the wine.  Of course there will be live music and much revelry.  This event sells out every year, so get your tickets ASAP at Wine Authorities (cash only) or Six Plates (both cash and credit cards accepted). As usual, we will be kicking off the festivities with our FREE Saturday tasting of several Txakoli from 12-3:00 to get you primed for the party and brushed up on your porron wielding skills (see photo above). 


Six Plates Wine Bar

2812 Erwin Rd

Durham, NC 27705


Saturday, July 21st

1st session: 1:00 - 4:00 $12.00 

2nd session: 4:00 - 7:00 $12.00 

3rd Session: 7:00pm - 2:00am $12.00



The Rosé Garden 
is in bloom once again!

It's growing new blossoms every week, so check in frequently to discover which new pretty and pink selections have emerged since your last visit.  2012 will see one of the most diverse and ornate gardens thus far!
Rose Garden 2011 staff
Currently in the Garden:  
        Domaine de Pinchinat - Venus Rosé '11 $10.99
Netzl - Zweigelt Rosé "Rosanna" '11 $12.99 
Anton Bauer - Rosé '11 $12.99  
Li Veli - Negroamaro Rosé '11 $11.99
Hillinger - Secco Rosé NV $16.99
Peñalba Lopez - Montecastrillo Rosado '11 $15.99
Chateau la Colombiere - Fronton Vin Gris '11 $13.99 

Pink RibbonA portion of all of our dry Rosé sales are being donated to the fight against breast cancer.  So far you've helped us raise over $12,000!





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Tasty Tuesday
From Washington,
for Washington!
Washington n Washington
     This Tuesday, July 3rd, we present our weekly "Tasty Tuesday" FREE wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!  From 5:00 until 6:30, we host this FREE bonus tasting of three wines to get you through the early week and land you safely on hump day.
     On the evening before this year's Independence Day, we're featuring three wines from the state which bears the name of one of our founding fathers and the first president of the United States.  This trio includes a lush, vibrant Chardonnay, a deeply colored and intensely refreshing Rosé, and a rich, well rounded Merlot with plenty of character but a lighter constitution that's perfect for the summer.  These are great companions for grilling, hanging out with friends, family, and neighbors at parties, or simply taking time to relax by the pool this July 4th.    
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM  
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Kopke White Kopke

Dry White Port    


Arinto, Voisinho, Gouveio,

Malvasia Fina  

(Douro, Portugal)

Kopke is the oldest port wine company in Portugal, dating back to 1638 when two German pioneers settled in Duoro to make wine. White port is a rare find outside of...
On Sale $9.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Sangria Red Sangria 

Featuring Aliaga's Tempranillo

& Mas Codina's Cava Brut  

 Returning from last year is our latest and greatest recipe for a classic, summery Sangria, an indispensable refreshment for the hot weather. We recommend Aliaga's Tempranillo for the red wine base and Mas Codina's Cava Brut to add an invigorating touch of spritz...

[Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Cocchi Americano


Aperitivo Americano    

(Piemonte, Italy) 



This is the original Americano, produced without a break since 1891 according to an entirely natural recipe: white wine aromatized with many herbs and spices, no artificial coloring, flavoring or...
   On Sale $19.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)

DukeOfMarlborough "Duke of Marlborough" 

Cocktail featuring Sherry, 

Red Vermouth, & Orange Bitters

(Classic Version)  

 This regal but rare concoction has inspired many spinoffs and remains a cult classic among cocktail enthusiasts. Though various additions have been imagined over the years, the original version which features Fino Sherry, Red Vermouth, and Orange Bitters remains our preference...                                              



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Six for Sixty
6 for Sixty
Here's our deal this month; a package of six reds or six whites for $60 plus tax.  You can double down and buy two: one of each or two of one for $110 plus tax.  Sorry, no other discounts apply.

Show me the six

Show me the six

[click links to see this month's selection!]

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Here's what's on tap, subject to change on a whim or fancy

Whites (48˚F):




$22.99 on sale


Bodegas Ostatu 

Rioja Blanco

$13.99 on sale


Barnard Griffin 

Rosé de Sangiovese 

$14.99 on sale


Chardonay Reserve


$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Chateau Tour de



$16.99 on sale



Cabernet Sauvignon 

$39.99 on sale


Francisco Casas 

Toro Tinto

"Gamazo Selección"
$14.99 on sale

Paul D. 


 $10.99 on sale


Castello di Verduno




Domaine la Bouysse 


$11.99 on sale

Luca Ferraris

Barbera D'Asti

"Del Martin" 

$16.99 on sale


Domaine la Bouysse 

Corbieres Boutenac 

$23.99 on sale



Farmhand Foods

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Fresh Local Sausages 

  • Bratwurst
  • Country Breakfast
  • Spicy Italian
  • Smoked Polish


Big Spoon

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Local peanut butters

  • Peanut  

8oz Jar - $8.00
16oz Jar - $12.00

  • Peanut Cashew
  • Peanut Almond
  • Penut Pecan 

8oz Jar - $10.00

16oz Jar - $15.00 




Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 Loveless Café

  • Country Smoked
  • Jalapeño

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

 Vande Rose Farms

  • Applewood
Counter Culture Coffee
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  • Espresso   Rustico  
  • Idido, Ethiopia 
  • Jagong, Sumatra
  • Frontera, Decaf, Peru
  • La Golondrina, Columbia                
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