Monthly Archives: January 2017

First Friday February 3rd 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, February 3, 2017

Ecker, Gruner Veltliner, Wargram , Austria
Strong notes of citrus, especially lemon, with a light fizz. The finish is dry and lingers slightly with hints of mixed veggies. Food matches Traditional Wiener schnitzel, Wasabi and tuna salad, Zucchini quiche.

Thomas Henry, Chardonnay, Sonoma California
Bright, satisfying flavors of Asian pear and green apple, with a hint of fresh baked brioche. Crisp, yet smooth, finish of fruit and acidity. Goes well with a round of camembert cheese or baked brie

Quady Electra, Moscato, Central Valley, California
Soft bubbles float over flavors of sweet citrus, peach and melon. A bouquet of wildflowers refreshes the senses. Picnic wine for drinking outside, in warm weather. Fruit, salads, spicy Asian and Indian foods.

Austerity, Pinot Noir, Monterey, California
Aromas of cranberries and graham cracker with earthy overtones. Ripe red fruit flavors complemented by balanced tannins, lingering finish. Roast duck or any game bird served alongside truffle risotto.

Skeleton, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Aromas of violet and plum, notes of blackberry jam and dark fruits. Rich, fresh fruit on the palate, vibrant acidity, and a touch of oak, lingering finish. Fiery chicken drumsticks, Vegan Black Bean Chili.

Aquinas, Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, California
Aromas of cherry preserves, tobacco leaf, molasses and vanilla. Layers of cocoa nibs, blackberry compote and cranberry. 4 percent Petite Sirah. sticky BBQ ribs, Skirt Steak, Barbacoa.

Third Thursday January 19th 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


Castelfeder Sudtirol, Pinot Grigio, 2015, Alto Adige, Italy
The palate is honeysuckle pear, peach, orange & light rind, what a well structured citrus, white stone fruit experience. The long finish has a creamy tang. Trout in butter sauce, Crab stuffed Flounder.

Sattler, Zwiegelt Rosé, 2015, Burgenland, Austria
Bouquet of fine fruit notes accompanied with raspberries and wild cherry. On the palate one can find subtle herbal notes and a full body. Pulled Pork, Pizza, Fried Chicken.

Trivento, Torrontes, 2015, Mendoza, Argentina
Bright golden yellow in color with greenish reflections. An alluring bouquet with floral notes of roses and violets and hints of citrus. Crisp and well-structured, offering flavors of delicate tropical fruit and citrus. Beautiful Apertif, Smoked Salmon, Apple Walnut Salad, Grilled Mahi-Mahi.

Drumheller, Merlot, 2012, Columbia Valley, Washington
Opens with aromas of blueberry, subtle spice and rose petals with hints of cocoa. Balanced in style, this wine is structured yet lively. Pairs with savory dishes. Lamb, mushroom risotto, rich soy-based sauces.

Crios, Red Blend, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina
Deep ruby color with bluish hues. Intense and complex nose where the typical aromas of each variety are nicely combined to show their best expression: black plums coming from Malbec, fresh cherries and Black Currant from Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe black fruits from the Tannat, slightly mixed with spicy notes from Petit Verdot. Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Pork Loin, Mushroom Risotto.

The One Black, Red Blend, 2014, North Coast, California
39% Zinfandel, 33% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah, 7% Malbec, 5% Pinot Noir, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Other. A full-bodied wine, aromas of cassis, blueberry and a hint of cedar. Rich, dark, concentrated flavors of ripe plum, blackberry. Hamburgers, Grilled Steak, Veal Parmesan, Lamb Chops.

WINE CLUB January 2017 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)


Minges Gleisweiler Scheurebe Trocken 2015
Pfalz, Germany
I tasted this wine early fall as part of a Terry Theise collection pre-order. Sheurebe is the grape, and this is a beautiful example. “Troken” means Dry in german wine nomenclature. This wine is crisp bright and has a nice minerality, you catch a little fresh gravel/damp driveway on the nose with flavors of a hint of mandarin orange finishing with grapefruit. A great apertif, or with fruit salad, light seafood dishes, thai food. Keep the food on the light and bright side, a bit of spiciness will work well, this wine manages to be both delicate and bold at the same time with great complexity, depth and a long satisfying finish, Yum.
Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Mondavi Family Estate
Napa Valley California
Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot, 4.5% Syrah, 2% Zinfandel, 1.5% Merlot

It’s time for a big bold Napa cab in the modern California style! Will age well for 10ish years, but this monster is designed for drinking now. Michael Mondavi is the winemaker, son of the Iconic Napa wine innovator Robert Mondavi. Michael runs the Mondavi Family Estate, while his brother Tim has Continuum Winery.
Grilled filet mignon, marinated in olive oil, vermouth, with some honey (or brown sugar), a little Bragg’s (or soy sauce), some paprika, fresh rosemary and sage if you have it, and fresh minced garlic, a big portabello would work too! Beef ribs in a sticky spicy marinade, or save it for after dinner!

Here’s what the Winerey has to say:
“The Oso Vineyard provides the central character and structure of the wine, while the balance of the grapes from the valley floor contribute roundness and complexity.
Vinitfication: After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the juice fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with an extended post-fermentation maceration that beautifully married flavors and tannins, giving our Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon its lovely, seamless texture. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, combined with 18 months aging in French oak (66% new), further concentrated the wine’s rich cassis and blackberry cobbler flavors, adding subtle nuances of torched crème bruleè.”

Critical Acclaim
James Suckling – “A polished and refined red with plum, blackberry and spice. Full-bodied, yet toned and muscular. Flavorful and long. Polished with tension. Has brightness to it. Mostly cabernet sauvignon with merlot, petite verdot, syrah, and zinfandel. Drink or hold.”

The Wine Advocate – “The 2013 Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It sells at a very modest $35.00. The wine has a deep ruby/purple color, loads of juicy fruit, a medium to full body (about 14.7% natural alcohol), a lush, heady, accessible mouthfeel. This is a steal, and a sleeper of the vintage, and capable of lasting up to a decade or more.”

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

First Friday January 6th 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 January 6th

Yalumba, Viognier
Barossa, Australia
Pale gold with green hues. The aroma of white flowers and honeysuckle, with hints of apricot. The palate is rich, long and ripe, with citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Pairs with Curried/Jerked Chicken.

Shooting Star, Aligote
Washington State
Crisp and clean, nice balance of fruit and acidity. Flinty, mineral elements , light floral hint, followed with the suggestion of tart/sweet apple on the palette. Serve with Duck Confit, Feta stuffed Bell Peppers.

Matchbook, Chardonnay
Dunnigan Hills, California
Aromas of spiced pears, caramel and baked apple are layered over butterscotch and brown barrel spices. The flavors are an enticing play of crisp apple and cream. Pair with Crab Cakes, Salmon Steaks.

Ironstone, Cabernet Franc
Lodi, California
Red berries, earth, and herbs on the nose. The herbaceous quality continues on the palate, along with notes of tart red cherries, and vanilla. Dry tannins and bright acidity. Goes with Stew, Meatballs in Tomato Sauce, Lamb Gyros, Camembert, Dark Chocolate Dessert.

Pascual Toso, Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Clean and fruitful nose. Plums and quince aromas, with a touch of elegant oak. Blackberry and licorice fruit in the mouth and a rich and long finish with smoky accents of vanilla and lingering oak. Enjoy it with pasta, red and white meats in light cream sauces.

OZV, Red Blend
Lodi, California
Luscious blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petite Sirah and Merlot. Blend of rich concentrations and aromas of blackberry, vanilla and toasted oak. Soft tannins lead to full sensation in the mouthfeel and the palate. Serve with Grilled Rib Eye Steak, Cheese Burger, Tenderloin of Pork pan seared in red wine.