Monthly Archives: March 2017

Around the World with Banfi, Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday March 24th 7pm

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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.

Around the World with Banfi
Hosted by Grace Reynolds Republic National Luxury Specialist for South Carolina.
With Grace as our guide, we’ll taste some greats from Banfi’s Italian portfolio, including the Belnero, Amarone, and Brunello, along with some of Banfi’s really interesting new world offerings, a Cabernet and a Chenin Blanc from Washington State, a Pinot Noir from Oregon, and a super classy Syrah-based blend from Chile. Banfi is one of the most prominent wine producers and importers in Italy, and are a family owned business who also imports and produces fine wines around the world.
We’ll taste 10 wines with a break halfway-ish for heavy Hors d’Oeuvres.

Cuvee Aurora Brut Rose, Piedmont Italy
Pacific Rim “Hahn Hill” Chenin Blanc, Washington State
Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino, Tuscany Italy
Rainstorm Rose, Oregon
Silver Totem Cabernet, Washington State
Banfi Fonte Alla Selva Chianti Classico, Tuscany Italy
Banfi Belnero, Tuscany Italy
Emiliana Coyam, Colchagua Valley Chile
Bolla Amarone, Veneto, Italy
Banfi Brunello, Tuscany, Italy

Third Thursday March 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 March 16, 2017

Montinore, Almost Dry Riesling, 2014,Willamette, Oregon
aromas of lime, fresh flowers and roasted pineapple with hints of pear. On the front of the palate, a spark of sweetness and an elegant, almost silky fresh entry is followed by flavors of citrus accented with green apple. The finish brings a refreshing, palate-cleansing acidity with accents of lingering grapefruit and mineral flavors. Compliments Seafood Salads, or Aperitif, Schnitzel

Innocent Bystander, Sauvignon Blanc, 2015, Marlborough, Australia
Plump and ample in the mouth, while the aromas are laced with hints of struck flint, snow pea, celery leaf and gooseberry, all woven into fine balance and possessing a long, mouthwatering finish. Gazpacho, Smoked Salmon, Sushi and Sashimi.

Mayu, Pedro Ximenez, 2016, Elqui Valley, Chile
Stylish white wine that offers appealing floral and fruit aromas, with flavors balanced by fresh acidity, minerality and a long finish. It is best served with a range of foods, especially shellfish. Best known as a grape used to make sherries.

Trapiche, Oak Cask Malbec, 2015, Mendoza, Argentina
Blending soft, creamy fruit with polished oak and butter-soft tannins. The classic palate is
vividly expressive and lifted, with lovely floral and fruit characters. Sticky BBQ Ribs, Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Sausage, Pulled Pork, Crockpot Lamb Shanks

Kenwood, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Sonoma, California
Ripe fruit aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and plum with notes of licorice and nutmeg. Full-bodied flavor with excellent acid balance and well-structured tannins that give way to a long finish. tomato-based pasta dishes and beef rib roast.

Hopes End, Red Blend, 2015, South Australia
Shiraz, Grenache and Malbec. Bright, deep purple red. Boysenberry and cherry jam. Forest fruit jam, vanilla with subtle oak, a hint of chocolate and velvety smooth finish. Grilled Ribeye, hearty BBQ, your favorite Pizza.

WINE CLUB March 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)

Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rubentis, Spain 2016
Txakolina, (pronounced Chacolina) or Txakoli is a style of wine from the Basque area of Spain, that’s made from grapes native to the region. 50% Hondarribi Beltza (red) and 50% Hondarribi Zuri (white) the white and red grapes are worked together, and go through a cold maceration for about 12 hours, (during which the wine gets its color from the red grape skins) then fermented in stainless steel for 20 days. The resulting wine is fresh and clean with bright red fruit flavors, a super crisp acidity, a bit of minerality and a touch of salinity. It’ll remind you of Vinho-Verde. Traditionally the wine is served in a large tumbler and poured from a height to enhance the slight effervescence. (although it’s great in a wine glass too!) In Basque, Txakoli is commonly served with “pintxos”, tapas-like appetizers served on a spike, a toothpick or skewer, usually a mix of seafood, sliced meats, cheese, breads, peppers, olives… This wine will pair well with almost anything, do an image search for “pintxos” and you’ll get the idea! (you’ll also be hungry!)

Feudo Maccari, Saia, Sicily 2013
Nero D’ Avola from Sicily. We had the 2012 as part of seminar last year, it was one of our favorite wines that night, we decided to revisit Saia for WINE CLUB. The current vintage is 2013 and it’s yummy. Blackberry on the nose dark cherry on the pallet, big without being bulky or dense, clean, pretty, and complex, while still a big full flavored wine. The tannins are substantive, but not blocky. Drinks great now, should be amazing in a couple of years, and should hold up well for 8 or 10 if you want to sit on a bottle. Pair with grilled steak, venison, wild boar, stews, roasts, blue cheese, charcuterie

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!

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