Monthly Archives: June 2016

First Friday July 1st Drop-In Tasting 5-8pm

We’ll taste 6 wines, 3 whites, 3 reds, and cheese.
Drop-In anytime between 5 and 8pm.
$5 and a $3 rebate when you buy a bottle of featured wine.


We’ll have a chilled sparkling DRY red Lambrusco and a very nice Albarino at a great price, along with 4 other stunning wines!

Wine World Wines, Friday, July 1, 2016

Martin Codax, Albarino, 2014,Rias Baixas, Spain
A refreshing food friendly white wine, Albariño is crisp, elegant and dry and has aromas and flavors of pear, passion fruit and apple with bright acidity. Baked whitefish, boullabaise

Palazzone Terre Vineate, Orvieto, 2015, Umbria, Italy
Intense straw-yellow colour, at the nose is elegant, smooth, vivid and defined by a hint of hazelnut raw. In the mouth, the impact is dense, the structure dry. Grilled Scallops, Fish Risotto, Cheese Pasta or four cheese Pizza.

Grace Lane, Riesling 2013, Yakima, Washington
Refreshing and crisp, lemon on the nose and pallet. Medium to full bodied low acidity. Pork w/Apple Stuffing, Apple Pie, Chicken Stir Fry, Sushi.

A. Bertolani, Rosso All’Antica, Sparkling Dry Lambrusco, 2014, Italy
Ruby, dry full-bodied wine with a very “vinous” flavour and taste, good complexity. Pairs w/sausages and hams, roast meat and game.

Silver Totem, Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Columbia, Washington
Aromas display notes of savory herbs, cedar and spice, with a reduced note that blows off. The plum and dark-fruit flavors are tart and elegant with dry tannins. Tri-Tips w/mushrooms in wine sauce, Osso Buco, Grilled Rack of Lamb, BBQ any thing.

Ravage, Red Blend 2014, California
Lots of smokey campfire goodness on the nose and palate full-bodied from toasty oak aging. Aromas of mocha, black plum and vanilla spice. Pair with a juicy steak or gourmet hamburger.

South African Wine Seminar with Winemaker Ntsiki Biyela Wednesday June 29th 7pm

We’ll explore South African wines with winemaker Ntsiki Biyela and Mika Bulmash CEO of Wine for the World.  Ntsiki is the Award winning Winemaker for Stellekaya, and the first black female winemaker in South Africa. Wine for the World is a small importer focusing on boutique producers and artisanal family vineyards.  We’ll taste a wide variety of fabulous wines from the region, and learn about South African wines and viticulture!


Sign up now, places are limited!
$20 per person by paid reservation. ($15 for WINE CLUB Members)
$25 At the door, if places remain.
Make your reservation at Wine World
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
or by phone 803 279-9522

The Wines!

De Bos Chenin Blanc
Hill & Dale Sauvignon Blanc
De Bos 47 Varietal Rose
Bosman Adama White
Bosman Adama Red
Stellekaya Cabernet Sauvignon
Stellekaya Hercules (Sangiovese)
Stellekaya Orion (Bordeaux Blend)
Bosman Pinotage

Third Thursday Drop-In Wine Tasting June 16th 5-8pm

Drop-In anytime between 5 and 8pm
We’ll taste 6 wines (3 whites, 3 reds)
only $5 and you’ll get a $3 rebate when you buy one of the featured wines!
Wine World Wines, Thursday, June 16, 2016
Picpoul de Pinnet, Blanc, 2015 Languedoc, France
Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. Splendid with seafood and shellfish, rich cheese and charcuterie.
Yalumba, Chardonnay, 2015, South Australia, Australia
Unoaked. Crisp lively citrus, through to the fuller peach flavours. Fresh tropical fragrances provide a tantalizing suggestion of rich, creamy peach and nougat flavours. Slow roasted pork belly with pear coleslaw, Thai chicken salad or grilled prawns.
Crios, Rosé of Malbec, 2015, Mendoza, Argentina
Dry Rosé filled with notes of strawberry, red cherry and hints of spices. Pairs with Roasted Chicken, Sweet & Spicy Shrimp, Strawberry with cream, Charcuterie Platter.
Klet Brda, Villa Brici Merlot, 2013, Brda, Slovenia
Ruby red colour with a shade of garnet. Fruity aroma reminiscent of red strawberry bushes, subtle aroma of vanilla. Smooth and medium-bodied.. Serve with venison, beef, grilled vegetables and medium mature cheese.
Chamisal, Pinot Noir, 2011, Central Coast, California
Bold, flavorful and complex. Deep cheery, strawberry and spice notes. Pork Chops in dill cream and mushroom gravy, Pizza, Beef Bourguignon, Roasted Rabbit.
Robertson, Pinotage, 2014, Western Cape, South Africa
Deep purple tint on the rim with delicious flavors of ripe strawberry, banana, juicy plums and rich, red cherry. Enjoy now with roast beef, roast chicken, stews, lamb, pizza and pasta.

WINE CLUB June 2016 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.  The total value of wines will exceed $40 (usually between $45 and $50) and the longer you sign up for, the better the deal! (see the bottom of the page for our pricing structure.)
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Michel Gassier, Noste Pais, Costieres De Nimes, White 2013
60% Grenache, 20% Clairette, 15% Roussanne, 5% Viognier
We bought this for the shop because we really liked it, it had a nice rating, and we figured we hand sell it. Then I took a bottle home and had it with food. It was amazing! We decided immediately to use it for wine club.
Michel Gassier is a prominent winemaker in the south of France. His family has been maikng wine in the region for four generations.
“Michel Gassier’s winemaking style is as non interventionist as possible, resulting in this elegant, pure wine.”
Here’s a blurb I found describing the charictaristics of this wine:
“The pale yellow color tinted in green announces a wine with a great deal of freshness and purity. The complex nose reveals floral and mineral notes with accents of fresh citrus fruits. lively and fresh, the aromas of flowers and white fruits, blends with flint. The soft finish evinces a great deal of minerality.” I can add that it has a full round mouth feel, with a real sense of viscosity, a touch of nuttiness, and lovely aromatics… Yum!
You could serve this with almost anything you’d serve a white wine with, think about dishes from southern France or Northern Italy.
and here’s the review from Robert Parker:
The Wine Advocate – “One of my favorite whites from the region, as well as a year in, year out value, the 2013 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs Blanc is 60% Grenache Blanc (always from the same parcel) and the rest Clairette, Roussanne and Viognier. Fermented one-third in barrel and aged eight months on lees, it offers fabulous notes of stone fruits, buttered citrus, white flowers and honeysuckle to go with a medium-bodied, fresh, lively and pure style. While it doesn’t skimp on texture, the focus is more on freshness and purity.”

Seghesio Barbera 2011
This comes from the “Home Ranch” vineyard originally planted by Eduardo Seghesio in 1895. Seghesio is known for great Italian varietals and Zinfandel. After five generations the winery is still family owned and operated. This Barbera is a big bold wine with black cherry flavor, blueberry, dark chocolate the wine has an easy complexity with subtle vanilla and a hint of tobacco around the edges. There’s some nice acidity and silky tannins (softened with a little age) which give it a velvety mouthfeel, an absolute pleasure to drink!
This wine would normally sell for about $37, we got a great price for it as an older vintage. It’s drinking beautifully now, I imagine a few years ago it was a bit prickly!
grilled meats, herb encrusted lamb with mushroom sauce, pizza, or meaty spaghetti!

Here’s the price structure WINE CLUB:
3 months $40/month = $120 and you also receive a FREE Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 and you also receive two FREE Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 and you also receive four FREE Riedel glasses

Come by the shop to sign up, or give us a call at 803.279.9522