Monthly Archives: February 2017

First Friday March 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, March 3, 2017

Blouberg, White Blend, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Sauvignon Blanc (60%), Sémillon (20%), and Cape Riesling (20%). A brilliant green. Aromas of asparagus and green figs. Off-dry lemony flavors with a crisp and fresh finish follow through on the palate. Go with Pesto Pasta, Leafy Green Salads.

La Luciana, Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Cortese grapes produce remarkably elegant and crisp white wines, full of delicate flavors, hold notes of green fruits such as lime and greengage. Grilled Prawns, Pasta w/Basil & Pine Nuts.

Cercius Blanc, Côtes du Rhône, France
65% Grenache Blanc, 25% Sauvignon and 10% Roussanne. Medium-bodied, clean with bright acidity and good texture, it has lots of buttered grapefruit, sappy herbs, mint and hint of passion fruit. Pairs with Thai Green Chicken Curry, Grilled Halibut with Mango-Avocado.

Santa Rita, Carmenère, Valle de Rapel, Chile
Dark berries and leather on the nose. Taste of Cocoa/unsweetened chocolate. Smooth, rich and velvety. Lamb Curry, Spicy Pork Sausages, Ratatouille.

Edmeades, Zinfandel, Mendocino, California
Dry and brisk in mouth-cleansing acidity, with soft tannins and rich flavors of dusty baking spices, blackberry puree, cherry compote, cola, shaved dark chocolate, red licorice and a savory coating of toasted cedar wood. Great accompaniment to barbecue, game, roasted chicken, stews and lasagna.

Spellbound, Petite Sirah, Monterey, California
An intense color and generous bouquet of rich blackberries and blueberries, vanilla bean and roasted coffee. Turkey, Game Hens, Beef, Pork Chops, Sharp Cheddar, Chevre.

WINE CLUB February 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)

Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2014
Au Bon Climat began making wine in 1982, focusing on Burgundian varietals made in a classic style. This is a beautiful Chardonnay, elegant bright citrus, slight minerality, with only a hint of oak. We had the previous vintage of this wine in a seminar a little over a year ago and liked it very much then. I recently took a bottle of the 2014 home and Amy and I were blown away by how lovely this wine was!
Will go great with shellfish in a light buttery sauce, a little garlic, zucchini and tomato, Baked Chicken with parmesan, sauteed white mushrooms, and asparagus.
Tikal Patriota 2013
60% Malbec, 40% Bonarda,
We tasted this just about a week ago with several really nice wines from South America, there wasn’t a bad wine in the bunch, but this really stood out as a special wine, and an interesting blend! Big Dark and Brambly, dark cherry nose, blackberry and licorice on the palette, a nice touch of spiciness, and a long finish that stays and stays, Finishes with a soft acidity that balances the generous fruit and some fairly hefty tannins. This wine should age well for several years as the tannins soften and the fruit mellows, but it’s wonderful now!! Drink this with grilled or smoked meats, grilled lamb in particular will go great with this. The spiciness and bold fruit will make this a great pizza wine as well!

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

Wine Tasting Seminar with Jean-Pierre Chambas, “My Favorite Wines from the Southern Hemisphere” Friday February 24th 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 these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

Jean-Pierre Chambas, CEO of Aleph Wines will share with us some of his favorite wines from South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. JP will tell us about the producers of these wines and share personal anecdotes. Jean-Pierre’s seminars are always wonderful; great wines, great stories, great information on the wines. (sign up early)
We’ll taste 10 wines with a break halfway-ish for heavy Hors d’Oeuvres

Rustenburg Rouge 2012
Rustenburg Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Rupert & Rothschilde Classique Red 2012
Barista Pinotage 2015
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2014
La Yunta Torrontes 2015
Aguaribay Malbec 2014
Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2011
San Pedro De Yacochuya Malbec 2012

Third Thursday February 16th 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 Thursday February 16th 2017

Le Bruniche, Chardonnay, Tuscany, Italy
Shows citrus and exotic fruit on the nose and palate, with medium body. Absence of oak allows the Chardonnay character to shine through. Crab stuff Sole, Chicken in wine cream sauce.

Bellngham Citrus Grove, Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa
Vibrant gold with bright green glimmers citrus aromas of orange, tangerine, honey melon and pineapple. Key Lime and Clementine flavors with minerality Enjoy it with sushi, Thai chicken wraps, Caesar salads or crumbed calamari.

Angevine, Rose D’Anjou, Loire, France
Bright and Refreshing. Slightly Sweet, with Crisp Acidity to balance, and Hints of Strawberries. Pairs nicely with a Smoked Bar-B-Q Chicken, Strawberry Shortcake.

Altovinum Evodia, Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain
Aroma featuring rich blackberry and blueberry fruit, cola, spice, licorice and pepper. Tasting this smooth and delicious wine reveals a ton of savory fruit and nice spice. Charcuterie with Blue Cheese, Lasagne.

Montes Twins, Red Blend, Colchagua & Rapel Valleys, Chile
A wine of vibrant acidity with layers of plum skin, blueberry and blackberry fruit while the oak aging contributes with subtle notes of vanilla and liqueur. Beef Teriyaki, Dijon Roast Pork, Paella.

Robert Mondavi, Private Selection, Monterey, California
Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Deep flavors of black cherry and blackberry, Bourbon Barrel aging add nuances of vanilla, brown sugar and toasty oak. Bourbon glazed grilled ribs, charcuterie board, Beef Brisket.