Monthly Archives: May 2017

First Friday June 2nd, 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

DeLoach Heritage Reserve Rose, California 2016
A delightful aperitif, this 2016 California Rose offers floral aromatics of white jasmine and orange blossom with ripe raspberry notes. Refreshing upon the palate, juicy flavors of wild strawberry, Bing cherry and a touch of rose petal are balanced with bright acidity and a smooth finish. Brilliant on its own, it is also a delicious pairing with mild cheeses, flakey white fish dishes and rosemary chicken. 80% Barbera, 9% Pinot Noir, 6% Zinfandel, 5% Merlot

Indaba Chenin Blanc, South Africa 2016
Chenin Blanc, also known as “Steen” is South Africa’s most widely planted varietal. This un-oaked Chenin Blanc shows kiwi and melon nuances on the nose followed by a crisp, medium-bodied palate filled with tropical melon and citrus fruit flavors ending in a long finish with a touch of spice. salmon and avocado tartare, Salt and pepper squid, Goat cheese.

Michael David Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi California 2015
Light in color, the 2015 Michael David Sauvignon Blanc oozes aromas of freshly juiced grapefruit and guava with hints of waxed pepper. An elegant, light-body style that is zesty with fresh acids and quite easy drinking. Tomato-and-Cilantro-Marinated Chicken Skewer, Grilled-Vegetable Pasta with Cumin.

Franco Serra Dolcetto d’Alba, Piedmont, Italy 2014
A graphite note runs straight down the middle of this Dolcetto, anchoring the cherry and spice flavors. Linear and firm overall, Garnet to ruby on the glass. Red fruits on the nose, toasted almonds. Dry, medium tannins, medium acidity, medium bodied. Cranberries mostly, but raspberries and a hint of cinnamon. Antipasta, Sage Veal Chops, Pizza

Wente Southern Hills Cabernet, Livermore, California 2013
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec, 7% Petite Sirah This Cabernet Sauvignon is brilliantly focused with aromas and flavors of bing cherry, black cherry, raspberry, and blackberry with notes of herbs, bay leaf, roasted coffee and subtle dark chocolate. The wine has excellent concentration and a full mouthfeel with gripping tannins and balanced acidity. A perfect pairing for red meats, pasta or grilled vegetables.

Conundrum Red, California 2014
Features dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It is rich, complex and approachable. With lush flavors of cherries and baking chocolate, this wine has fine tannins that create a silky smoothness. Bright notes of cherry, raspberry and blackberries, and a slight spice. Sweet ‘n Spicy BBQ Ribs, Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili

“A Tour of France” Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday May 26th, 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.

“A Tour of France”
with Kristin Lowe of Republic National Distributing
Very knowlegeable and a great speaker, Kristin will be our guide as we explore many of the prominent wine regions in France, Provence, Loire, Languedoc, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Beaujolais, are all represented with great wines!

The Wines:

Jean Luc Colombo Rose, Provence
Andre Jacquart Blanc de Blanc, Champagne
Cote Mas Cremant Limoux Brut Rose, Bordeaux
Domaine Paul Mas Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc
Domaine Verdier Sur Lie Muscadet, Loire
Vincent Sancerre, Loire Valley
Clos Reyssier Pouilly Fuisse, Burgundy
Chateau De La Chaize Brouilly, Beaujolais
Louis Jadot Puligny Montrachet, Burgundy
Chateau Greysac, Medoc
Chateau Meyney, Bordeaux

WINE CLUB May 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)

Hopler Gruner Veltliner 2015

Gruner is one of our favorite grapes here at Wine World, crisp acidity, peach, apricot, apple, citrus, white, pepper, and a touch of minerality are common descriptors. We’ve had this Hopler in the shop for many years and after recently tasting the current vintage, decided it would make a great WINE CLUB wine!

Pair with… cold starters, sushi, light pastas, salads or use as an aperitif.
Handley, Anderson Valley, Pinot Noir 2014

Round, soft, and beautiful, this is a wonderful Pinot Noir from the Andreson Valley, California, an region know for expressive Pinot. Anderson Valley has a cooler growing season, producing more “classically” oriented Pinot similar to what we find in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Handley is a small family producer making only about 12,000 cases yearly of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Gewurtztraminer. Here’s what they have to say about this wine:

“The 2014 harvest was even earlier than the early 2013 vintage. Warm and dry conditions during winter and spring forced early bud break and bloom. We had drained and repaired our pond at the end of 2013, and had little rainfall that winter. We did not have water in reserve for frost protection and little was available for irrigation. Luckily, we avoided frost damage in our Estate Vineyard and no rains fell during bloom. Summer temperatures were moderate. As a result our yields were also moderate, but the grapes were intensely concentrated. This blend was largely sourced from the Handley Estate Vineyard, located at the cooler end of Anderson Valley, closest to the Pacific and subject to coastal influence. Our vineyard is usually one of the last in the valley to be picked. The fruit our old vines produce is nicely perfumed, especially in warmer vintages, and still maintains good acidity which provides structure to the wine. The grapes from our Estate Vineyard were combined with fruit from Ferrington and Helluva vineyards. These two sites are located in the warmer end of Anderson Valley and contribute fleshy red fruit flavors and soft texture. We also added grapes from our mountaintop RSM vineyard because of their dense dark fruit character and complexity.

The fruit for this blend were gently destemmed and crushed, retaining about 40% whole berries. It was then transferred to small open top fermenters, where it was chilled and cold soaked for three days. As we slowly warmed the fruit, we inoculated it with a variety of yeasts selected to express different characters, some to enhance floral and fruity aromatics, some for good tannin extraction, and others to promote mouthfeel and a long finish. We punched down the fermenters twice a day, and at completion of fermentation the wine was pressed to tank and allowed to settle for three days. Then it was racked to barrels and stirred on the lees until it completed malolactic fermentation. This Pinot Noir was aged for 10 months in a mix of French Oak barrels (25% new), after which It was sterile filtered to maintain consistency and stability. (No animal derived products were used in the production of this wine).

Our 2014 Anderson Valley blend has aromas of freshly baked Bing cherry pie, dried rose petal, and baking spices. With the concentrated ripe fruit flavors indicative of this warm vintage, it’s juicy and full on the palate with black cherry, raspberry, and sour plum, with hints of violets and nutmeg. The finish is long and lingering punctuated by bright acidity.

We’ve found this wine is a perfect complement to Spaghetti Carbonara, Quinoa & Sweet Potato Salad, or Roasted Guinea Hen with au jus.”

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

Third Thursday, May 18th, 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

Wine World Wines, Third Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Murviedro, Monteros Cava Brut, Valencia, Spain
traditional method resulting in tiny consistent bubbles in the glass. Lemony notes. 100% Macabeo grapes.  White Stone oysters on the half shell with tapioca pearl mignonette, Seafood Paella.

Bedrock, Shebang White, Cuvee IV, Sonoma, California
Old Vine Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Mucadelle and Chasselas sourced from great vineyards throughout the North Coast of California. Aromatically enticing with medium weight and a vibrant core of fruit Fresh, clean with bright acidity and a wonderfully weighted mid palate, Lemon Caper Halibut, Chicken Piccata.

Bougrier, Vouvray, Loire, France 2015
Chenin Blanc, Clean, clear, refreshingly acidic with a small amount of residual sugar. Peaches bordering tropical notes. Apple Sorbets, Mandarin Orange and Goat Cheese, Pate with Toasted Bread.

Gassier, Cercius Rouge, Cotes Du Rhone, France 2015
85% Grenache, 15% Syrah, wild strawberries, blackberry jam, pepper and violets/raspberry, licorice, mineral and Provencal herbs/Dried raspberry, blackberry, clay, and smoke soft, supple and silky. Wine Braised Lamb Shanks, Stuffed Mushrooms with Proscuitto, Shallots & Sage.

Indaba Mosaic, Western Cape, South Africa 2015
blackcurrant, ripe brambly berry fruit, with subtle spice notes. Bouncy cherry and dark plum notes are laced with a licorice snap detail. Features a shot of toasted vanilla on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Shepherd’s Pie, Veal Parmesan, Mushroom Risotto.

Château-Vincens, Malbec, Cahors, France 2014
This ripe, fruity, full of black fruits and a lightly earthy character that shows in the acidity, the smoky aftertaste and silky tannins. Chilli con carne, Pot roast pheasant, Farmhouse cheddar.

First Friday May 5th 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 First Friday May 5th 2017

Walnut Block, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, Australia 2016
aromatic notes of stone fruits over a herbaceous background. The smooth, textured palate, concentrated with exotic fruits and citrus flavors. Natural acidity leaves a pure and lengthy finish. Seafood with lime, chili and coriander, Thai fish cakes.

Encostas Do Lima, Vinho Verde Rosé, Portugal 2016
75% Souzao, 15% Borraçal, and 10% Espadeiro. This Vinho Verde Rosé has a bright pink color. The aromas of strawberry and raspberry subtle notes of citrus. Youthful but elegant, well-balanced, fresh, with a long, lingering finish. tapenade, grilled fish, or grilled shrimp.

Conundrum White Blend, California, 2015
Fragrant and juicy, honeysuckle, peach, apple, and lemon verbena, set on a light and effortless frame. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon and Muscat Canelli. lobster, grilled swordfish, asian style duck, grilled chicken, roast chicken.

Pannonica Red Blend, Burgenland, Austria 2013
Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir.  Aromas of ripe, black cherries, baked plums, pepper, Flavors of juicy blackberries, hints of spice and soft tannins. Fresh acidity keeps the rounded fruit in check, BBQ or steaks.

Three Zinfandel, Contra Costa, California 2013
77% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane, 2% Mataro, 1% Alicante Bouschet. Ripe black cherries and spice with a minerality (earthy berry) sneaking through. The mouth-feel is rich and balanced with a lingering peppery finish. Indian Spiced Short Ribs, Italian Spaghetti with red sauce and meatballs.

Manifesto Cabernet, California 2014
Aromas rich notes of black pepper and dark fruits on the nose. subtle notes of cassis and black olive black pepper and dark fruit flavors joined with hints of oak and vanilla. Asian BBQ Lamb Ribs, Beef Tenderloin with Blackberry Dressing, Grilled Steak with Salsa Verde.