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This Saturday: Raise the roof with Rioja! 
Featuring the wines of Bodegas Perica
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Tuesday in Tuscany with Perazzeta
- Saturday's Tasting: Raise the roof with Rioja's Bodegas Perica!

top Greetings! 

Feeling lucky?
Friday the 13th 
     Today is Thursday the 12th, which can only mean one thing.  Tomorrow is Friday the 13th!  As you might recall from some of our previous comments about New Year's resolutions and the like, however, we aren't particularly superstitious. So now that we've finished breaking mirrors and chasing our black cats under the network of ladders that we've carefully positioned around the store, it is our pleasure to fill you in yet again on some exciting new developments at W.A.
     This Saturday, one of our favorite guests, Andoni, will be returning to walk you through a sampling of four fantastically diverse classics from Rioja.  And speaking of Spain, we still have a few tickets remaining for each of the three featured sessions at this year's Txakolifest.  Stay tuned next week as we announce another round of new arrivals (including more previously unseen Rosés and a Txakoli never before available in the United States)!  Now, with so many exciting, new, and estate-produced wines to enjoy, shouldn't we feel lucky?     
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!



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"I was just commenting how we haven't actually had a bad wine since we started buying here."

  - John M.     


Tasty Tuesday
Tuscan Tuesday with Perazzeta 
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     This Tuesday, July 17th, 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.
     Last fall, we were thrilled to discover an exceptional new value from Tuscany.  Perazzeta's Sangiovese was bold, tangy, and very representative of the region's more youthful reds.  Now, another (and perhaps even more striking) vintage has just arrived along with two brand new wines from its dynamic producer.  Join us at this week's Tasty Tuesday for a sampling of not only the fun and familiar Sangiovese but an introduction to Perazzeta's bold and vibrant signature white as well as its remarkably rich and affordable "Super Tuscan" red.  Salute! 
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM  
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

      The legacy of Rioja is one Perica Emblemwhich is shrouded in mystery, romance, and (often) quite a bit of oak, but it's become more difficult today than ever before to make generalizations about what the region represents.  Stylistically, its wines range from impenetrable reds interwoven with vanilla and cedar to zesty young whites that know their way around the patio and poolside.  Our tasting this Saturday features four wines from one of our favorite producers in the region which manage to perfectly represent Rioja in all of its delicious diversity.  Join our guest, Andoni, as he pours the wines of Bodegas Perica, one of the many fantastic Iberian producers which occupy his specialized portfolio.
     We'll also be featuring two brand new cheese arrivals from Durham County's goat cheese champions, Prodigal Farms.  Their truly fantastic marinated feta and crottin will be on hand, providing fantastic accompaniment to our featured wines.
(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Mi Villa Blanco Bodegas Perica

Rioja Blanco 2011 

"Mi Villa"

95% Viura, 5% Malvasia  

(Rioja, Spain)

Green apple/golden colored in the glass, hinting at the goodness inside, Mi Villa Blanca shows great crisp flavors of lime, grapefruit, guava, melon and almond. Surprisingly rich for such a...
On Sale $10.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Olagosa Blanco Bodegas Perica 

Rioja Blanco 2010


100% Viura

(Rioja, Spain)

Fermented and aged for 3 months in French oak barrels, this ambassadorial wine represents both the decadent mystique of traditional white Rioja and a modern freshness that is quite contrary to its predecessors of bygone generations... 
On Sale $16.99 [Full Description] 


(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Mi Villa Tinto

Bodegas Perica 

Rioja Tinto 2010 

88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha,

4% Mazuelo & Graciano  

(Nelson, New Zealand)

David Garcia, aka 'Perica,' a nickname from his grandfather, is maintaining this family winery's course keeping to traditional techniques and high quality. Mi Villa is the name for the young wines of Perica. This Tempranillo-based red is...
On Sale $10.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)

Olagosa Crianza Bodegas Perica 

Rioja Crianza 2008 


88% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha,

4% Mazuelo 

(Rioja, Spain)

 SOFT CINNAMON, LUSH BAKED BLACKBERRY, TOASTY FINISH  David Garcia, aka "Perica" a nickname from his grandpa, is responsible for maintaining old Rioja traditions and keeping his family estate at the peak of Rioja quality. This is the oldest family-run Bodega in San Asensio and we love all their wines. With the rich Tempranillo this vintage, he still coaxes.... 

                                               On Sale $16.99 [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):


Schloss Schönborn 

"Estate" Dry  

$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



 $11.99 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



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