Monthly Archives: September 2015

First Friday In-Shop Tasting Fri. Oct. 2nd

Come taste some wine with us!
Drop-in anytime from 5-8pm on Fri. Oct. 2nd
We’ll have 6 wines to taste, 3 whites, 3 reds.
$5 and a $3 rebate if you buy one of the wines that’s featured!


Prosecco Brut, Valdo, Veneto, Italy $13.99
Delicate nose, but it shows pear and yellow delicious apple aromas.  There’s also a light, flowery perfume. Nice pear flavor, apple flavor. Seafood, Crab Cassolette, Antipasto, Citrus Fruit Salad, Goat Cheese.

Pinot Noir Rosé 2014, Acrobat, Willamette,Oregon $14.99
Shows supple fruit layers at the entrance. Fresh acid brings out the citrus while spice and floral notes carry the wine through a smooth and clean finish. Brie, BBQ Pork/Beef, Veal Scallops.

Riesling, Clean Slate 2014, Mosel, Germany $11.99
Median Dry with fresh peach, crisp lime and subtle mineral flavors. Arctic Charr, Artichokes, Avocado w/smoked Salmon, Eels with Sorrel.

Red Blend 2013, Dogajolo, Tuscany, Italy $14.99
80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet. Fruity hints of berries, coffee, vanilla and spice, long finish. Grilled meats, tomato pasta, pizza, carcharcuterie.

Blau Frankisch 2012, Shooting Star Blue Franc, Yakima, Washington $13.99
Unpretentious with tons of fruit, including warm berry pie, complementing the traces of pepper, almond, cherry and cinnamon. Appetizers, cheeses, BBQ, picnics, toasted sandwich of smoked chicken grilled onion and avocado.

Red Blend 2012, Aguaribay, Mendoza, Argentina $12.99
70% Malbec, 30% Syrah. Deep dark colour and ripe black fruit from the Malbec, together with the spiciness and smooth character of the Syrah. Red or white meat, Mediterranean food, tapas, grilled vegetables, soft cheese.

Marquis Philips S9 Shiraz 2005

FullSizeRender (4) FullSizeRender (5)

This wine has aged remarkably well, we’ve got a case of it, an amazing full bodied shiraz  aged to perfection!  If you’re familiar with the highly touted Molly Dooker wines, this is the same winemaking team, Sparky and Sarah Marquis.

Robert Parker 98pts
The Wine Advocate – “The 2005 Shiraz 9 (a 4,000-case cuvee that spends 18 months in new and one-year-old American oak) reveals a big, toasty, smoky nose, but the oak is beautifully absorbed by extravagant quantities of blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with licorice, incense, and spice. This full-bodied, powerful, rich, layered stunner should drink well for a decade.

Wine Seminar: “New” California winemaking Movement – inspired by old world styles

Friday evening, September 25th, 2015, 7 pm
with Harry Root of Grassroots Distributing
at Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave, North Augusta


Harry Root, co-founder (with his wife Nicki) of Grassroots will guide us through examples of the “New” California Wine Movement. Reacting against the over-the-top, over-ripe, fruit bomb style that has become synonymous with California winemaking, some California winemakers have sought to create more balanced old world style wines. As Harry tells the story of “New” California we’ll taste wines from some of the shining stars of this movement, a couple of old world inspirations, and a wonderful counter example of the “old” California. Join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening!

Au Bon Climat – Santa Barbara County Chardonnay – 2013
Lioco – Pinot Noir “Hirsch Vineyard” – 2012
Peay – Sonoma Coast Chardonnay – 2013
L. Aubry Fils – Brut – NV
Schloss Gobelsburg – Gruner Veltliner “Gobelsburger” – 2014
Arnot-Roberts – RPM Gamay – 2013
Sandhi – Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir – 2012
Wind Gap – Sonoma Coast Syrah – 2011
Brea – Cabernet Sauvignon “Margarita Vineyard” – 2012
Eberle – Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon – 2012

Bread, cheese and nibbles will be served. Attendees will be offered special prices on these wines.
Regular retail prices range from approximately $15 to $70. We will begin promptly at 7 pm and taste
the wines in sequence, with comments & discussion on each wine. Come early so you won’t miss the first wines. The tasting will last about two hours.
Pre-paid reservations are $20 per person. Entry at the door, if space is available, will be $25 per person.
Please make your prepaid reservation with a check or your VISA or Mastercharge card at: WINE WORLD, 133 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, 29841. Tel: 803-279-9522. e-mail:

Third Thursday Wine Tasting Sept. 17th 5-8pm

Come taste some wine with us!
Drop-in anytime from 5-8pm on Fri. Sept. 4th.
We’ll have 6 wines to taste, 3 whites, 3 reds.
$5 and a $3 rebate if you buy one of the wines that’s featured!

Wine World Wines, Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Pinot Grigio 2014, Velante, Venezia Giulia, Italy, $10.99
Scents of golden apple, reip pear & peach. Crisp, dry and medium-bodied with flavors of apple, ripe peach and pear. Antipasti, Oysters, Caprese Salad, grilled Mahi Mahi.

Chenin Blanc 2013, Citrus Grove, Coastal South Africa, $10.99
Flavours of orange, Tangerine, melon & Pineapple with a surge of key lime. Enjoy with sushi, Thai chicken wraps, and calamari.

Chardonnay 2013, R Oatley, Margaret River, Australia, $11.99
Intensely flavoured white peach, nectarine and grapefruit, gently oaked. Shellfish, Chicken, Grilled Fish, Salads, Aperitif, Cheeses

Tempranillo 2012, El Circulo, Rioja, Spain, $12.99
Aromas of red berry fruits and creamy Morello cherry notes, sweet spices and delicate hints of vanilla. Smoky nuances of blackcurrants. Tapas, Charcuterie, Paella, Empanadas.

Bonarda 2014, Cautivo, Mendoza, Argentina, $10.99
Lighter-bodied and fruity, full of cherry and plum flavours, deep colour and fig and raisin characteristics. Osso buco, Chili, Pot Roast.

Chianti, Villa Campobello, Toscana, Italy, $13.49
Fresh cherry, strawberries, and red plum & hints of violets. Pizza, red pasta, and salami sandwiches.

Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2004

FullSizeRender (21)

This wine was released at $100 we have it in the shop at 64.99.
Read below what the Wine Spectator said about it in 2006…
(I remember tasting this when we bought it, amazing, can’t believe it’s been marked down this low, but… here it is!)

Score: 95pts

Dense, deep and beautifully focused. A blast of red fruits, from cherry to Santa Rosa plum, zips along, carried by mouthwatering acidity and superrefined tannins. An open-textured wine with breathtaking purity of flavor and extraordinary length. Best from 2008 through 2020. 500 cases imported. –HS


First Friday Wine Tasting Sept. 4th 5-8pm


Come taste some wine with us!
Drop-in anytime from 5-8pm on Fri. Sept. 4th.
We’ll have 6 wines to taste, 3 whites, 3 reds.
$5 and a $3 rebate if you buy one of the wines that’s featured!

Wine World Wines, Friday, September 4th, 2015

Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Asio Outs, Umberto, Italy, $9.99
Round wine with elegant nose, balanced and harmonic with long, persistent finish. Smoked salmon & avocado sushi, Ceviche w/ cilantro & chili, baked salmon w/cherry tomatoes.

Viognier 2014, Yulumba, Barossa Valley, Australia, $12.99
The aroma offers intense white flowers and honeysuckle, with hints of apricot nectar. The palate is rich and very long and ripe, with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Thai red curry, roasted chicken with apricots, seared scallops.

Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Rustenberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa, $11.99
Melon, fig, herb, and freshly squeezed aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. Array of clean harmonious flavors of ripe melon and citrus. Shrimp Scampi, Spaghetti w/clam sauce.

Pinot Noir 2012, Pinot Patch, California, $14.99
Aromas of cranberry, blackberry, sage and lavender. Light yet full with a lifting acidity, finishing with depth and intensity. Cedar grilled salmon, pizza and hamburgers.

Red Blend 2012, Rustenberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa, $12.99
Spicy red berry aromas followed by delightfully rich flavours of blackcurrant, cherry and plum with hints of clove and mint on the finish. Braised pork belly, shoulder of lamb, mushroom stroganoff, charred gruyere burger.

Red Blend 2014, Rib Shack Red, South Africa, $10.99
60% Pinotage 40 % Shiraz. Ripe dark berry flavors, smoky oak spice. Complex smooth and juicy textured finish. BBQ, sizzling steak, sticky ribs, hamburgers, pulled pork, fried chicken.