Durham's Six Plates Wine Bar is hosting its annual Txakolifest from 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, July 23. For the uninitiated, txakoli is a sparkling wine from Spain's Basque region.
Owner Matthew Beason explains they are selling $12 advance tickets to two tasting sessions from 1-4 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Each session will be limited to 100 people who will have up to nine wines to taste. After 7 p.m., the public can pay $12 to join the festivities but Beason says the txakoli selection will be more limited. Each attendee gets a take-home glass.
In conjunction, Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours is offering a special walking tour of downtown Durham, which includes admission to the Txakolifest. Participants will get to taste Basque food at Revolution, Toast, Piedmont and Rue Cler, and then a Basque cheese tasting at the Reliable Cheese shop and Basque cider at Tyler's Taproom. The cost is $51.
For more information or to register, visit www.tastecarolina.net or call 237-2254.