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This Saturday: Explore Nelson, NZ
with one of the region's star producers, Seifried!
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Fresh from the Garden
- Saturday's Tasting: In Nelson with Seifried!

top Greetings! 

Must we turn the world upside down to find relief? 
Earth Upsidedown 
     Most of us have noticed a slight shift in temperature over the course of the last week or so.  It seems to be getting warmer out, and as temperatures in our neck of the woods continue to rise, we're tempted to look to distant lands for an escape from the heat.  New Zealand, for instance, is currently at the very heart of its winter!  And what of all those refreshing white wines down there?
     Hmm... How, without turning the world upside down, can we possibly capitalize on the refreshing chill enjoyed in the land of the kiwi.  This Saturday, at our free tasting, we'll unlock the secrets of New Zealand's wine treasures with three elegantly icy whites and a medium bodied Pinot Noir which slips through the summer heat with finesse, so join us, chill out, and enjoy a taste of Nelson, NZ this Saturday from noon to three. 
Recent Arrivals:
  • Li Veli - Negroamaro Rosato 2011 $11.99
  • Podere Elia - Barbera d'Asti 2009  $16.99
  • Perazzeta - Toscana Bianco "Sara" 2011  $14.99
  • Marchetti - Rosso Conero 2010  $13.99
  • Encostas do Douro - Douro "Palestra" 2009  $10.99
  • Schloss Mühlenhof - Müller Thurgau 2011 $11.99
  • Clos Erasmus - Priorat "Laurel" 2007  $49.99
  • Primitivo Quiles - Vermouth Rojo  $19.99


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 
Barnard Griffin - Rosé of Sangiovese '11 $14.99  
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 our dry Rosé sales is being donated directly to the fight against breast cancer.  So far you've helped us raise over $12,000!



 "Why, thank you!"

Real Customer Comment:
"I trust your selections completely.  If you recommend it, I know that it'll be special"

  - Judy S.     


Tasty Tuesday
 Fresh from the Garden 
Rosé Row
     This Tuesday, July 10th, 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.
     The Rosé Garden continues to bloom, and lately, we've had plenty of opportunity to admire both our favorite recurring annuals as well as many new, previously unseen blossoms.  This Tuesday, we'll be sampling deliciously refreshing selections new and old including an exotic Southwestern French charmer, a brand new zesty delight from Puglia, and a perennial favorite from Provence.         
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM  
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Coach Road SB Seifried

Sauvignon Blanc 2011 

"Old Coach Road"

100% Sauvignon Blanc   

(Nelson, New Zealand)

From landmark New Zealand winery Seifried comes this less expensive and very approachable Sauvignon Blanc. As demand increased for the Seifried family's wines and their prices respectively increased, they saw the need to introduce their wines to a more budget conscious drinker. Named after the nearby mail delivery road from the 1850's, Old Coach Road is...
On Sale $14.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Seifried GV Seifried

Grüner Veltliner 2011

100% Grüner Veltliner

(Nelson, New Zealand)

Grown in Seifried's "Brightwater Vineyard," notable for its austere and stoney consistency, this torch-carrying New Zealand Grüner aptly demonstrates just how comfortable the varietal can be outside of central Europe.  As the flagship varietal of Austria, it also gets along famously with Seifried's proprietor, Hermann, a fellow transplant from... 
On Sale $19.99 [Full Description] 


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Seifried Gewurz


Gewürztraminer 2011 

100% Gewürztraminer 

(Nelson, New Zealand)

The Seifried family shows off their aromatic white wine stuff with this sexy Gewurz. The region of Nelson actually gets loads of ripening sunshine and the fruit they harvest is often riper than nearby regions. The intense fresh rose aromas are cradled by light lychee and a
On Sale $19.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)

Coach Road PNSeifried

Pinot Noir 2010  

"Old Coach Road" 

100% Pinot Noir 

(Nelson, New Zealand)

From landmark Nelson winery, Seifried comes this less expensive, more approachable Pinot Noir. Hermann Seifried and his family are committed to biodynamic viticulture and have been staunch proponents of sustainable practices in the vineyards of New Zealand for over three decades, reaffirming again and again that going the extra mile among the vines yields exceptional wines....

                                               On Sale $19.99 [Full Description] 


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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):



Riesling "Terrassen" 

$19.99 on sale


Bodegas Ostatu 

Rioja Blanco

$13.99 on sale


Chateau la Colombier 

Fronton Vin Gris 

$13.99 on sale


Chardonay Reserve


$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Chateau Tour de



$16.99 on sale


Lake Chalice 

Pinot Noir  

$24.99 on sale



$19.99 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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