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This Saturday, our Mother's Day Tasting
Spans Four Generations!
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: New Vintages from Austria
- Saturday's Tasting: Mother's Day - Four Generations
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Mother's Day Bundle 
     Mother's Day is this Sunday (May 12th), and we've put together an extra special bundle of goodness for Moms who love wine and tasty goodies.  Pick up one of these marvelous care packages for Mom or a precious mother figure in your life now through Sunday!
  • Chateau de L'Aulée - Touraine Brut "Intense"
  • Enomatic Card - preloaded with $10.00
  • Goat Lady Dairy - Crottin 4oz Goat Cheese
  • Accidental Baker - Rosemary & Garlic Crackers

A $42.00 value for only


Next week, the Rosé Garden blooms!
ˇHay Txakolina!
Txakoli Fest!
 It's TxakoliFest!
June 1st 
     It's the one day of the year that Durham breaks out its secret stash of porrons and is transformed into an unlikely sister city to San Sebastián complete with spritzy Basque wine, oysters, and pintxos (tapas.)  This is one of the greatest celebrations in town, and it's become the largest festival of Txakoli in the United States. 
    You may think that you know TxakoliFest, but you've never seen it quite like this.  As usual, Durham's Basque transformation is scheduled to take place in two fabulous "sessions," but this year the first session is a tasting and food extravaganza which is also a fundraiser for the Housing for New Hope charity.  The second session is an all out party where all wine and food is available for separate purchase.  Get your tickets for either session via Six Plates or Wine Authorities. 
    Join the festivities and experience at least seven unique Txakolis available by the glass (the glass, itself, is a Basque souvenir that you'll take home with you), fantastic food, and live music from Andrew Kasab and Newkirk! 
6 Plates Txakoli
TxakoliFest @ Six Plates Wine Bar
Saturday, June 1st, 2013 
2812 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705

1st Session - 1:00 to 4:00pm 
Fund Raiser: Homes for New Hope
$75 per person
2nd Session - 4:00pm to 12:00+ am 
General Admission
$15 per person
The May Six for $ixty is locked and ready to go!  Check 'em out to the upper right.


Why, thank you!     
Real Customer Comment:

"Every pairing was perfect! I am blown away!"

  - Pamela A.    

Tasty Tuesday!
Austria: Masterful & Modern

  This Tuesday, May 14th, we present our FREE mid-week wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty! From 5:00 - 7:00, we host this bonus tasting of three wines to get you through the early week and land you safely on hump day!
Austria: Wein & Wien
   In honor of May (aka "Austrian Wine Month") we're unveiling brand new vintages of three Austrian favorites!  We'll begin, very appropriately, with the first of the 2012 rosés to arrive, Tegernseerhof's dry Zweigelt rosé in its instantly recognizable tall slender bottle.   Next, we'll sample a great Grüner that hasn't graced our shelves in well over three years and a powerfully fragrant Blaufrankisch redolent of juicy lingonberries and sexy sandalwood. 

And don't forget:
Tasty Tuesday 20%
Mixed Case Discount!
   After you taste, put together 12 bottles from our Tasty Tuesday lineup, and we'll take an entire 20% off!

This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM 
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting 

Mother's Day:
Four Generations
Mom Tattoo Join us this Saturday as we, in honor of Mother's Day, chase some familiar grapes along their family tree (or vine, as it were) through four generations.  Just as it can be with people, the familial resemblance between parent and offspring grapes is sometimes astoundingly tenuous, and some of the relationships between these grapes have come to light only recently via DNA studies.  We'll begin with Pinot Noir (in the form of a brilliant California rosé bubbly with which we'll toast moms and Mother's Day).   Next, we'll visit the daughter that you never knew belonged to Pinot, Gewürztraminer, and one of her most famous progenies, Sauvignon Blanc.  Our final wine is a bold Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, representing the centuries old love child of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc.  Come and enjoy a Mother's Day tasting with a twist this Saturday and a most delicious family portrait!

MONTHLY WINE™ $20 to $49.99


Laetitia Brüt Rosé

Rosé Brut

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir

 (Arroyo Grande, California)


The phenomenal Laetitia estate presents us with another stunning value in domestic bubbly. An almondy toasted nose supports spicy red fruit aromas. The estate planted their Pinot Noir vines, employed in this luxurious and very...
  On Sale! $29.99 [Full Description] 

WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99


Seifried Gewurz

Gewurztraminer 2011

{biodynamic} 100% Gewurztraminer

 (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...

DAILY WINE™ $11.99 or LESS


Jouclary SB
Chateau Jouclary 

Sauvignon Blanc 2011

100% Sauvignon Blanc  

 (Western Languedoc, France)

Hailing from Cabardčs, at the crossroads of France's Languedoc and Sud Ouest, this delicious Sauvignon Blanc includes a Mediterranean twist of tropicality, lending it a riper and more playful appeal than typical examples from Bordeaux. Jouclary's 60 hectare estate is...
  On Sale $11.99 [Full Description]



MONTHLY WINE™ $20 to $49.99


Hendry Ranch 
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

100% Cabernet Sauvignon  

(Napa, California) 

Stylistically bridging the gap between classic Napa Valley Cabernet and something more in line with the grape's Bordelaise heritage, the "HRW" is brimming with cassis, oaken finesse, and a fine dusting of peppery...
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Grand Poobah & the Wine Authorities staff 
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Six 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!]

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

Whites (48˚F):


Quinta Touquinheiras 


$18.99 on sale




$12.99 on sale




$19.99 on sale

Chateau la Grande Métarie

Entre Deux Mers

$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Castello di Verduno 

Nebbiolo d'Alba 

$26.99 on sale


Domaine de Colette 


$18.99 on sale




$11.99 on sale


Anton Bauer 

$14.99 on sale



Douro Tinto 

"Lua Nova"



Labranche Laffont 

Madiran "Tradition" 

$19.99 on sale


"Syrah - Syrah"

$11.99 on sale


Chateau Bergey 

Bordeaux Rouge 




Farmhand Foods

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Fresh Local Sausages 

  • Bratwurst
  • Country Breakfast
  • Spicy Italian
  • Smoked Polish




Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

Farmhand Foods 

  • Fresh & Local

The Pig 

  • Carolina Bacon
Vande Rose Farms
  • Applewood
  • Blue Moons
  • Caraway Rye 


  • Sorghum Sesame

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 


Counter Culture Coffee
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  • Espresso Rustico
  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
  • Nueva Llusta, Bolivia   
  • La Golondrina, Colombia 
  • Buziraguhindwa, Burundi
  • Espresso Toscano                
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