Monthly Archives: October 2016

First Friday November 4th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
We’ll Taste 3 Whites and 3 Reds
Only $5, and a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841


First Friday November 4th Wines:

Rotari, Sparkling Rosé, Trento, Italy
Pale pink with light copper reflections. Red fruit complex with white fruit and pineapple, and very slight yeasty notes. Fragrant, with soft structure. Fish appetizers, Shrimp & Grits.

Pesquie, Terrasses Blanc, 2015, Rhone, France
70% Viognier 15% Roussanne 15% Clairette. White flowers and citrus aromas with lime notes. Freshness with citrus aromas, lychee and white fruits. Vegetables appetizers, grilled fishes, white meats and light cheeses.

Storypoint, Chardonnay, 2014, Napa, California
Flavors and aromas of ripe apple, pear and white peach 0n a plush palate. Subtle hints of vanilla and toasted oak linger on the silky and refreshing finish. Chicken Dijon, Pumpkin Risotto.

Tormaresca, Neprica, 2013, Puglia, Italy
Negroamaro, Primitivo, Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of plums and cherries under spirits, roses, liquorice, and chocolate. Red fruit return on the lengthy finish. Salami Antipasto, Chickpea and pasta, Lamb Risotto.

Tournon, Shiraz, 2012, Victoria, Austria
Deep garnet in color, a core of black raspberries and blackberries plus hints of tar and licorice. Juicy red and black berry flavors with a slight earthiness. Ham, Bacon Warpped Pork Roast, Braided Beef Tips.

Cosentino, The Zin, 2014, Lodi, California
Bold notes of raspberry and clove follow flavors of cranberry on the palate. Firm tannins meld into a lovely, soft acidity making this wonderfully balanced. Roasted pork chops and apples, Jambalaya, Jalapeño Poppers.

Third Thursday October 20th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Come taste some wines with us!
Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
We’ll Taste 3 Whites and 3 Reds
Only $5, and a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
Nicolas, Sauvignon Blanc, Cotes De Gasconge, France
Bright floral nose Ripe peach, pear, and apple flavors, dry mineral finish Pairs well with chicken, cheese, yogurt, and creame fraiche.
Firesteed, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Expressively aromatic, the wine’s Pear blossom and tropical fruit aromas precede flavors of zesty citrus and melon. Ravioli, Manicotti, Spicy Chicken Tacos
Pellehaut, Rose, Cotes De Gascone, France
Eclectic blend of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat along with Syrah, Malbec and Merlot is a fresh, soft, caramel flavored wine. Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Mushroom Quiche
Chateau La Graviere, Rouge, Bordeaux, France
Nose of black currants and raspberries, low acid. Red fruit flavors, vanilla and oak hints, leather and oil. Braised Lamb, Beef Stew, Teriyaki Beef, Gorgonzola Cheese.
Tormaresca, Primitivo, Salento, Italy
Intense ruby red color. Aromas of plums, and cherries with vanilla and chocolate. On the palate, complex structure with good tannins and a spice note. Brisket, Flank Steak, Braised Lamb Shanks, Grilled Marinated Eggplant.
Bogle, Essential Red, California
Blend of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Dark berries and black plums, flavors of juniper and dried herbs. The juicy, jammy fruit is framed with spicy cedar and hints of pipe tobacco and cocoa. BBQ Burger, Blue Cheese Chocolate Macarons

WINE CLUB October 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, and you will too. 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 below for pricing and perks)


Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir 2013
This pinot is made from 100% estate fruit at Talbott Vineyards, founded in 1982, this is a delightful entry-level Pinot. This really has that funkiness I associate with good Pinot, while still being bright and fresh. Here’s what the producer has to say about the wine: “Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir is a pure fruit expression of Talbott’s vineyard. It is made to be bright and appealing upon release, with the fresh, cool climate flavors for which the Monterey County AVA is known. It has a beautiful, deep ruby color with bright fruit aromas of cranberry, currant and plum, as well as hints of vanilla. The crisp red fruit flavors continue on the palate, where they are accentuated by soft, smooth tannins. The finish is long with lush fruit and hints of vanilla and French oak. Kali Hart Pinot Noir is named after Robb Talbott’s youngest daughter.”
This is going to be really nice with Grilled or roasted meats, lamb! Grilled Portobellos, Moussaka, Veal Meatloaf, grilled Salmon on roasted tomato and mushrooms with crumbled feta, and a drizzle of fig vincotto vinegar…
The Supernatural New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2014
I was immediately attracted to this wine, being a lover of Sauvignon Blanc from anywhere in the world. This wine is particularly interesting (and super yummy!) We all know New Zealand Sauv. Blanc, The Grass, the Grapefruit, The High Acidity? This isn’t that! It’s from Hawkes Bay rather than Marlboro, (where the grass and grapefruit wines come from) and displays more of a european character, while still being a big fruity new world wine. It has some of the viscosity, or oiliness, that I usually associate with viognier, it’s more tropical than citrus, and displays some nice subtle minerality. The Wine Spectator says this: “Smooth and rich, with toasted spice and honeysuckle accents, featuring flavors of crisp lemon, ripe melon and baked pear. Seamless acidity weaves in and out, giving all the nuances freshness and vitality. Drink now. 4,000 cases made.”
aaaaand… the Crown Cap, for a wine meant to be consumed young the crown cap is an excellent enclosure, provides a great seal, is easy to remove, and can even handle the pressure of a sparkling wine.
This is going to be a very adaptable food wine because of its round complexity and sufficient acidity. How about Fish Tacos, Grilled marinated shrimp, Chicken and asparagus sauteed and served on fresh pasta with parmesan…


Here’s the price structure of 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
All WINE CLUB members get a substantial discount on Wine Tasting Seminars at Wine World (usually 25%)
WINE CLUB members get a 15% Case discount when you pick up your club wines, since you are picking up 2 you only need to pick 10 more wines to make it a case!

Sign Up Now!
Come by the shop, 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
or give us a call at 803.279.9522

Spanish Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday, October 28, 2016, 7 pm

with Phillipe Broom, De Maison Selections
Friday Evening, October 28, 2016, 7 pm. At Wine World
Reserve now! The number of places is limited.
(see below for info)

Phillipe Broom will guide us, as we taste 10 wines from the Catalonia, Castilla y León, Galicia, and Rioja regions of Spain. De Masion specializes in unique, high-quality, boutique wines from Spain and France. Phil has spent time in the regions and participated in the harvest. He’ll tell us all about the grapes, winemaking and terrior of these areas. Spain continues to be a wine frontier, offering many surprises and fabulous wines at reasonable prices!


Avinyo, Cava Brut 2012
Catalonia, Spain (90pts Vinous)

La Zorra, Sierra de Salamanca Teso Blanco 2014
Castilla y León, Spain

Do Ferreiro, Rías Baixas Albariño 2014
Albariño, Galicia, Spain (91pts Vinous)

Joan d’Anguera, Montsant Altaroses 2014
Garnacha, Montsant, Catalonia, Spain

Luberri, Rioja Seis de Luberri 2012
Rioja, Spain

Viña Sastre, Ribera del Duero Roble 2014
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain (91pts Vinous)

La Zorra, Sierra de Salamanca Tinto 2013
Castilla y León, Spain

Jose Antonio Garcia, Bierzo Unculín 2014
Mencía, Region Castilla y León, Spain

D. Ventura, Ribeira Sacra Viña Burato 2014
Mencía, Galicia, Spain (91pts Vinous)

Remelluri, Rioja Reserva 2010
Tempranillo Rioja, Spain (93pts Parker)
Accompanied by cheese, french bread, and tasty tidbits
Reserve now! The number of places is limited.
Reserve early to avoid disappointment. Our seminars have been selling out.
Reservations must be paid. We cannot hold places which are not paid for.
$ 25 paid reservation. $ 18 for Wine Club Members. ($ 30 at the door, if places are available.)
To reserve your place with Credit Card call us at 803-279-9522
or come by with your Cash, Check or Credit Card
Wine World, 133 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, 29841
You can also mail your check to the Address above.
We are not able to take reservations via Email.

First Friday Drop-In Wine Tasting Friday, October 7, 5-8pm

We’ll taste 6 wines, 3 whites, 3 reds, and cheese.
Drop-In anytime between 5 and 8pm.
$5 and a $2 rebate when you buy a bottle of featured wine


Wine World Wines, Friday, October 7, 2016

Prime Cuts, White Blend, 2015, Swartland South Africa
Jasmine, lemon flowers, bright and citrusy overtones on the nose. The palate is a bright, that reflects the sandy soils. Tangy fruits and lovely blossom notes. Good with BBQ, Sour and Salty foods, Char Grilled Fish.

Schreckbichl Colterenzio, Muller Thurgau, 2012, Trentino Italy
Clean white grapefruit, alpine lake aromas followed by crisp pineapple and lemon candy favors
Offers peppery and spicy aromas with lively fruit flavors. Potato Chips, Mussels in wine sauce

Schlink Haus, Riesling, 2013, Nahe Germany
Well balanced and slightly fruity, semi-dry. A crisp and refreshing wine. Tarragon Chicken, Bang Bang Shrimp, White Wurst w/Sauerkraut, Game Hens in Riesling wine sauce.

Gordo, Tinto, 2012, Yecla Spain
70% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Opaque ruby/purple color along with notes of lead pencil shavings, blackberries, black raspberries and a hint of blueberries. The sensational fruit characteristics are pure as well as vivid Blue Cheese, Stews, Spicy Chili and Five Alarm BBQ Chicken Wings.

Girasole, Sangiovese, 2011, Mendocino California
Organic. Medium bodied wine cranberry and cherry fruit. It displays intriguing notes of licorice and anise on the palate. The bright, forward fruit and crisp acidity. Beef Stuffed Zucchini, Baked Shrimp w/ Tomatoes and Feta, Greek Lamb Chops.

Project Paso, Red Blend, 2013, Columbia Washington
55% Syrah, 28% Merlot, 4% Zinfandel, 3% Barbera. Bing cherry and ‑oral notes of orange blossom and tangerine. sassafras, clove, anise and toasted dill. Taste of pomegranate, tobacco, Earl Grey tea and baked caramel. Cumin-spiced Burgers, Chicken Chili Soup, Cajun Red Beans