Durham's Six Plates is changing things up this year with its annual TxakoliFest -- a celebration of a slightly sparkling dry white Spanish wine.
As usual, there will be two tasting sessions on June 1. However, this year the first tasting session will be a benefit for Housing for New Hope, a Durham nonprofit that works to prevent and end homelessness.
Tickets to the charity tasting from 1-4 p.m. cost $75. The tickets will be limited to 125 people. If weather permits and outdoor patio is available for the event, another 50 tickets will be made available. Tickets are now on sale at Six Plates or Wine Authorities.
For the charity tasting, attendees will receive a souvenir glass to take home, a chance to try seven different txakolis and food prepared by these Durham chefs: John Eisensmith of Six Plates, Billy Cotter of Toast, Charlie Deal of Dos Perros, Tim Lyons of Blu Seafood, Matt Kelly of Mateo Tapas, Chris Stinnett of Pop's, Amy Tournquist of Watts Grocery and Todd Whitney of Vin Rouge.
The general admission ticket costs $15 for the 4 p.m.-midnight session. The ticket entitles each person to a souvenir glass and the opportunity to purchase tastes of seven different txakolis. There is no wine or food included with the price of the general admission ticket.