Monthly Archives: November 2016

First Friday December 2nd 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


Wine World Wines, Friday, December 2, 2016

Delhommeau, Harmonie Muscadet, Loire, France
Citrus on the palate, finishes with a great saline mineral rush. There’s a bit of yeasty nuttiness there too. A 4-star bottle with a plate of oysters.

Stone Cap, Chardonnay, Columbia, Washington
Bright aromatic notes highlighted by citrus, honeydew, and honeysuckle.  A nicely balanced bright mouthfeel and round texture, notes of crisp apple and minerality. Textured layers of lychee and white peach flavors. Camembert, Gen Tso’s Chicken, Veal Chops, Sushi.

Mud House, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Lively citrus, grapefruit. Has that zappy acidity. Nose has some slight vegetal notes; to its very aromatic gooseberry citrus start. Red Tuna Tartare, Chicken Tarragon, Crab Stuffed Avocado

Periquita, Red Blend, Azeitäo, Portugal
48% Castelo, 37% Trincadeira and 15% Aragons. Aromas of smooth, red fruit, floral, eucalyptus, and some oak. On the palate fruity, balanced, good acidity and soft tannins. Korean Short Ribs, Paella.

Dm Forca Reál, Côtes de Roussillon, France
Deep Red, bouquet of Black truffles, garrigue and black olives. Fruit comes first, quickly followed by pepper and spices. The mouth is ample, complex and silky. Veggie Pizza, Grilled Lamb/Pork/Beef.

Shebang, Red Blend, Cuvee IX, Sonoma, California
Dark, plump fruit. This juicy, mouth-filling red delivers incredible quality in an up-front generous style. Red and black fruits, earth, and spices. Roast chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses

Holiday Wines & Appetizers with Anna and David Sheets, Saturday November 19th 7pm

Space is Limited Sign up now!
Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC
or Call us at 803 279 9522 to reserve your space.
Only $25/person ($18 for WINE CLUB Members)
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering the wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

We’ll enjoy five courses of Appetizers. Each course will include two Appetizers paired with a carefully selected Wine!


Every Year Anna and David treat us to a spectacular array of Holiday appetizer ideas. The Wine World staff pairs wines with each dish. (hard work, but someone has to do it!) This will be the 9th year of this popular event.

Salmon Dill Cheesecake
Deviled Eggs with Watercress and Horseradish
paired with La Marca Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

Creamy Chicken Filled Empanadas
Red Lentil Soup Shooters
paired with Cline Viogner, North Coast, California

Croque Monsieur Bites
Squash Appetizer Cups
paired with La Source Gabriel Rosé, Provence, France

Mini Shepard Pies
Roasted Root Vegetables
paired with Boekenhoutskloof “The Wolftrap” Red Blend, Franschhoek Valley, South Africa

Zesty Cranberry Cake
Almond & Orange Thumbprint Cookies
paired with Domain De Durban, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Rhône Valley, France
Space is Limited Sign up now!
Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC
or Call us at 803 279 9522 to reserve your space.
Only $25/person $18 for WINE CLUB Members
We are not able to take reservations via Email
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering the wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.
The Event will begin promptly at 7pm


Third Thursday November17th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Come taste some wines with us!
Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
This Thursday November 15th
Only $5, and a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841


Wine World Wines, Thursday, November 17, 2016

Haut Marin, Gros Manseng, Gascogne, France
Sweet apple white currants, white peach, touch of honey With the apples come white currants, Grilled Oyster, Calamari Salad

Domaine Marion Pral, Beaujolais Blanc, Beaujolais, France
100% chardonnay no oak nice acidity with crisp apple flavors. slightly buttery but fruity. Crab Cakes, Aha Turn, Stuffed Flounder

Amanti, Prosecco, Abruzzo, Italy
Extra Dry style, with a fruity, soft bubble style. Fine, persistent, soft fizz surrounds a fruit spectrum of apple and pear with a hint of peach. Peach Cobbler, Lemon Cake

Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap, Red Blend, Swartland, South Africa
Rich, deep red blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Viognier. Rich opulent flavours of dark fruit, violets, black pepper and liquorice. Hints of oak. Pulled Pork, Shepherd Pie, Bangers & Mash

Broadside, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California
Aromas swirl with black cherry and a subtle vanillin and cola oak-tinged spice. The palate follows with rich black currant and plum notes. Stirfry Beef, Veal Chops

Poizin, Zinfandel, Sonoma, California
Nose is fruit driven with fresh plum, bing cherry, spicy peppercorn and zinberry. The mouthfeel is soft with a hint of milk chocolate, sweet oak, and a long vanilla finish. Pizza, Lasagna

WINE CLUB November 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)


Pieropan Soave 2015
Pieropan is a family owned winery founded in 1880 by Leonildo who was a physician in the town of Soave. Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave are the traditional grapes of Soave although legally small amounts of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc can be added. Pieropan uses only the traditional grapes and sources from their own vineyards. We used the 2014 vintage during the Veneto, Italy seminar in July, there are a few bottles left in the shop. I tasted them together last night, the 2015 is a little more fruit forward than the 14, with a similar salinity, minerality and depth. Dale has been seeking out a good Soave for quite a while, we’ve tasted several over the last year or so, and this is the one we both loved! Production of this wine is all certified organic.
Here’s a neat article about why Pieropan is not using the “Soave Superiore DOCG” designation
Tasting notes from the producer – “Straw yellow with brilliant, greenish and golden reflections, the bouquet is fresh, ample & floral with notes of elderberry, apple, pear and lemon verbena on a background of almonds and nuts; fresh, elegant & well balanced on the palate, with a long finish.”
Blend: 85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave
This wine serves as a great appertif, is wonderful withh all kinds of seafood, salads, steamed and lightly seasoned veggies!
Bodegas Muga Reserva 2012
My wife Amy and I were in Asheville and picked up a bottle of this, (2011) and drank it late one night after having beer at a party, wow, it was just what we wanted. I ordered some for the store when we got back, we got the 2012. We tasted the ’12 last week and it was amazing. Very well balanced, beautiful fruit, wil substantial but smooth tannins. This wine gets better with every sip, you will be very sad when the bottle is empty!

The Wine Advocate gave this vintage 91pts
The Wine Advocate – “The red 2012 Reserva is sold as Crianza or Reserva depending on the market, but it’s always a blend of Tempranillo with some 20% Garnacha, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from the lower part of the valley of the Oja-Tirón river. The varieties are fermented and aged separately until most of it (around 80%) is blended the summer after… 2012 saw good ripeness, and the wine shows it, but doesn’t show any excess. The vinification is as classic as it gets: the grapes ferment with natural yeasts with a ‘pied de cuve’ and the wine matured in new barriques the first year; it was then transferred to well-seasoned barrels for a further year of upbringing. It still feels quite oaky with some smoky aromas and some notes of roasted sesame seeds. The palate is lush and round, with polished tannins. This is a textbook Rioja at a very good price for the quality it delivers. This wine should be readily available, as it’s produced in good quantities, close to one million bottles, which for this quality is impressive. Rating: 91(+) Points.”

Here’s the producer’s tasting notes – “On the nose, it displays ripe, dark fruit, grape syrup, bitter chocolate and as it opens up, hints of spices such as pepper, vanilla and a little mountain scrub begin coming through. On the palate, it is balanced with a soft touch of acidity to give it good potential for cellaring. The attack is broad and long, with an evolution in the mouth which spreads silky and mineral sensations before concluding with sweet tannins which still have a lot of grip and will benefit from some time out for their full integration.”

This will pair well with almopst any kind of lamb dish, paella, chorizo, grilled eggplant with a little paprika, shepherd’s pie…

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

Wines of Piemonte, Italy. Wine Tasting Seminar. Friday, November 11th 7pm

with Kristen Pipitone CSW, Vias Imports Ltd.
Friday Evening, November 11th, 2016, 7 pm. At Wine World.


Join us as Kristen Pipitone, of Vias Imports, guides us through the Piemonte region of Italy, Which lies in northern Italy at the foot of the Alps. Vias focuses on high quality wines from traditional native Italian grapes. We’ll taste several of the most important styles and varietals from the beautiful and iconic Piemonte!

Castelvero Cortese 2015

Araldica La Luciana, Gavi DOCG 2015

Damilano Arneis, Langhe DOC 2014
(Wine Spectator 89pts)

Pecchenino San Luigi, Dolcetto di Dogliani DOCG 2015
(Wine Spectator 90pts)

Damilano, Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2014
(Wine Enthusiast 89pts)

Produttori del Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC 2014

Produttori del Barbaresco, Barbaresco DOCG 2012
(Wine Spectator 93pts)

Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo DOCG 2011
(Wine Enthusiast 92pts)

Marenco Strev Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2015

Marenco Pineto, Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG 2015

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 to the shop 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