Monthly Archives: May 2016

First Friday June 3rd Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Drop-In anytime between 5 and 8pm
Taste 6 wines (3 whites, 3 reds)
only $5 and you get a $3 rebate if you buy one of the featured wines!06-03-16_FF_PIC

Ch. La Graviere, Deux-Meres, Bordeaux, 2014, France
60% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon, 10% Muscadelle. Classically grassy, with gooseberry and herbaceous notes. A touch of juniper berry as well. Artichoke and Mushroom Risotto, Grilled Sea Bass.

Yealands, Pinot Gris, 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand
A nicely rounded showing stonefruit, herbaceous and citrus characters on the nose, followed by a softly flavoured palate. Spicy Chicken Tacos, Mussels with Fennel and Tomato

Roscato Prosecco, NV, Veneto, Italy
100% Glera. Straw yellow with white, creamy foam. A fruity fragrance with white fleshed fruits. Bright stone fruits, green apple and citrus notes. Cured meats, Chicken Parmesan.

E. Guigal, Coté du Rhone, 2012, Rhone, France
Cracked pepper blackberry and a hint of smoke. Full round and bold. Black fruits spicy velvety tannins. Long elegant finish. Flank steak, Braised Lamb Shanks, Charcuterie, Hard Cheese.

Mossback, Pinot Noir, 2012, Russian River, California
Complex aromas of earth and fruit. Bright flavors of cranberry and black cherry combine with porcini mushroom and cream cola. Braised Veal or Lamb Chops, Spicy Indian Curry.

Seducer, Red Blend, 2012, California
Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, Ruby Cab and Tannat. Mixture of vanilla, spice, blueberry flavors, waves of dark cherry. Venison Medallions with Juniper and Orange, Duck Confit.

Coastal California Wine Tasting Seminar Fri. May 27th 7pm


These exciting wines show the high quality of the California Coastal Region has achieved. We’ll sample the classic varietals from outstanding producers of this prime area. Judah & Kaitlin will be our knowledgeable and entertaining guides. This is a fun & tasty line-up. Don’t miss this evening. Special prices for ordering these wines will be offered to attendees.
We’ll taste 10 wines with a break in the middle for yummy food these events usually last around 2 to 2.5 hours
Call 803-279-9522 to Reserve now.! (or stop by Wine World)

The Wines !

County Line, Anderson Valley Rosé 2015

Hobo Wine Co., Banyan Monterey County Gewurztraminer 2015

Sivas-Sonoma, Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Broadside, Central Coast Chardonnay Wild Ferment 2014

Poppy Hill Cellars, Pinot Noir 2013

Folk Machine Redwood Valley Valdiguié 2014

Red Car Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013

Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Marietta Christo Lot 3

Paul Hobbs Winery CrossBarn
Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Drop-In Beer Tasting! Saturday May 14th 4-7pm

Drop-In anytime between 4pm and 7pm on Saturday May 14th and taste some beer with us!
$5, we’ll taste 10 beers and a $2 rebate with the purchase of any six bottles featured at the tasting
-Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose
-Unknown Ginger Wheat
-Victory Golden Monkey
-Original Sin Apple Cider
-Coast Hop Art
-Westbrook One Claw
-Unknown Bound for Carolina
-Weyerbacher Blithering idiot
-Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout
-Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout

May 2016 WINE CLUB Selections!

“The first rule of WINE CLUB is… ALWAYS talk about  WINE CLUB!”

The Wine buyers (Andrew and Dale) pick two wines each month for you that we love, one white (or rose, or bubbly) and one red each the total value of which will exceed $40
Come by the shop to sign up, or give us a call at 803.279.9522

3 months $40/month = $120 and you get a Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 and you get two Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 and you get four Riedel glasses
(totals are pre-tax)

Les Caillottes Sancerre 2014

Sancerre is an Appellation in the Loire valley in France known primarily for its Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir is produced there also as both red and rose.

The Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre tends to be very crisp and have a minerality unique to the region, which makes it a bit different stylistically than any other SB in the world. As a Direct Import from our friends at Advintage Distributing, this wine is a great value for a lovely version of Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc!

Try lemon-herbed chicken, grilled fish with mango salsa, caprese salad, mushroom and goat cheese tart or seafood pasta.
Fresh goat cheeses, creamy Brie, triple creme cheeses, ricotta, feta and Parmigiano-Reggiano all go well with Sancerre, as do oysters and mussels

Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2012

Sangiovese and complementary grapes (Malvasia nera, Colorino, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon)

Nippozzano is an Castle in Rufina, originally built in 1371, this is of the historic wines of the property.
This is a serious wine, Chianti is known for having high acidy and firm tannins, Nippozzano is no exception, but with dark and elegant fruit, the producer’s notes say it well: Nipozzano Riserva is a lovely ruby-red. The nose opens with dark wild berries and cherry, hints of candy floss and pleasant floral notes of lilac and chocolate. The spicy component emerges with nuances of clove and green peppercorn. The palate is characterized by a distinct tactile approach in which the stamp of the terroir is underlined by a lively minerality. The tannin texture is tight but not sharp which is also an expression of the uniqueness of the soils of Nipozzano. The finish returns to the intense fruity notes already identified on the nose.

Pair with barbecued meat and beef stews, aged cheeses.

James Suckling – “Lots of mineral, dried berry and cherry aromas and flavors. Full body, bright acidity and a silky finish. Plenty going on. Love the dark fruit and mineral character on the finish. Drink or hold.”
(Andrew’s note- drinking well now, but a couple or five years might soften this wine very nicely)

Here’s a short article about the Nippozzano castle with pictures of wine barrels lined inside the castle walls

First Friday May 6th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm


Drop-In anytime between 5 and 8pm
Taste 6 wines (3 whites, 3 reds)
only $5 and you get a $3 rebate if you buy one of the featured wines!

Darcie Kent, Grüner Veltliner, 2011, Monterey, California
Pale golden color. Aromas of baked kiwi, salty nut and white peppercorn with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, green apple, citrus and grass accented finish. BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai, Chicken Fajitas

Herdade do Esporao, Alandra Rosé, 2015, Alentejo, Portugal
Fabulous rosé that is packed with lovely strawberry and redcurrant fruit, dry, crispy and textured wine. Tapas, fine Charcuterie, Fondue, Strawberries with cream

Piquitos, Moscato, 2015, Valencia, Spain
Bright lemon-gold color. Slighly effervescent. Fruit and floral notes reminiscent of mandarin peel, honeysuckle and sweet orange blossom. Blue Cheese, Chocolate desserts, Chocolate Fondue, Crepes with fruit.

Fontana Candida, Roma, 2013, Lazio, Italy
Ruby red. Bouquet: Intense aromas of wild berries with slightly spicy notes. Smooth and persistent flavor with velvety tannins. Pizza, pasta, grilled and roasted poultry, pork, veal

Aguaribay, Malbec, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina
Dark, rich, baked blueberry and raspberry; long finish underscored by notes of tobacco. black fruit flavors. Grilled Baby Back Ribs, Bloody Red Meat, Chicken Paella.

Concannon, Founder’s Petite Sirah, 2014, Livermore, Calif
Full-bodied, rich wine with soft, full tannins and primary fruit flavors of cherry, dark berry and blueberry. Secondary flavors of chocolate and cassis are complex with hints of toast and creamy oak. BBQ Beef, Roasted Duck, Goulash, Chili.