Monthly Archives: July 2017

“Italian Wines with Jean Pierre Chambas” Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday July 28th, 7-9pm

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.

Italian Wines with Jean Pierre Chambas
Jen Pierre, CEO of Aleph Wines, will guide us through ten of his favorite Italian offerings. 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)

The Wines:

Masciarelli Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

Tommasi Soave Superiore

Tommasi “Le Rosse” Pinot Grigio

Tommasi Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore

Poggio Al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon

Tommasi Filodora Prosseco

Masseria Surani Heracles (Primtivo)

Casisano Rosso Di Montalcino

Casisano Brunello

WINE CLUB! July 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, and the longer you sign up for, the better the deal! (see below for pricing and perks) Our goal is to show excellent wines in a wide range of styles.   We only choose wines we have tasted and don’t base our choices on ratings.(Although we’ll often include them in the write-up)

Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Napa Valley, California
Bright, clean, and elegant, this is a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc. It’s all about balance and subtlety, notice how it sits on the palette. We’ve tasted quite a few really nice California Sauvignon Blancs lately, and this one really stood out. It’s got 4% Semillon and 1% Muscat to give a little roundness. Most of the wine is aged in stainless steel with 10% in neutral oak, which “softens” the wine by allowing small amounts of oxygenation.

Honig is in Napa Valley and has been family owned and operated since 1964, the vinyards are sustainably farmed and solar power provides most of the electricity used by the winery.

This will go great with any lightly seasoned white fish, a light salad or asparagus. Maybe add a little chevre and fresh dill, yum!

Here’s the winery’s Description:
Bright acidity lends a crisp freshness to the flavors of peach, passionfruit, and lemongrass, artfully balanced by a touch of freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime. Juicy and refreshing, with aromas of jasmine, peach, and grapefruit rind. Medium-bodied, with a lingering finish.


Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles 2012
Barossa Valley Australia
This was one of Dad’s favorites! Cuvee Juveniles is a Rhone style blend from Australia consisting of 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 20% Mataro. Our distributor still has the excellent 2012 vintage. We were suprised at how youthful the wine shows when we tasted it again! In my experience Rhone blends age very well, it’s fun to see how this is progressing! The Spectator gave the 2012, 91 points and said “Drink now through 2019” I’d give at least a few more years. This wine was originally made in 1999 for “Juveniles” a cult wine bar in Paris.

Rhone style blends are remarkably adaptable food wines. Almost anything you would pair with a red wine will work. Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Lavender, think Herbes De Provence will go great with this. It can also stand up to quite a bit of spice! Beef & Bean Chile Verde, Indian Spiced Shrimp, Middle Eastern Lamb Stew, Red Curry with Vegetables.

Here’s the producers description:
Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in natural, pure, unseasoned wine. Its fragrance, intensity and energy are all reminiscent of freshly fermenting must, with ripe juicy flavours of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and Asian spices wrapped around a skeleton of fresh acidity and fine mineral laden tannins. Soft and sensuous, this wine is frightfully drinkable already, but as with its predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar.

Critical Acclaim
Wine Spectator – “Smooth, rich and expressive, with chocolate undertones to the cherry and guava flavors, lingering easily against polished tannins. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2019”
Vinous / Antonio Galloni – “Bright violet color. Aromas of raspberry preserves, fresh flowers, licorice and white pepper show very good energy and focus. Juicy, focused and lively on the palate, offering bitter cherry and red berry flavors underscored by a spicy element. Shows a sweet floral pastille quality on the finish, along with silky, even tannins.”

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, July 20th, 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, July 20th, 2017

Laurent Perrachon, Beaujolais Blanc, France 2016
Chardonnay, “Perle Blanche” Aromas of white blossom, stone fruit and apple accents of crushed herb (chervil, perhaps) and a little butter. Flavors of pear, apple, peach, and a dusting of crushed stone. Refreshing on its or with roast chicken, seafood and more.

Wairau River, Pinot Gris, Marlborough, NZ 2014
Vines dating back to 1990 planting, cool-fermented in stainless-steel, with a portion in seasoned French oak. Aromatic yellow stonefruits with nuts and kernels, with exotic florals and spice notes. Medium to full bodied, luscious flavours of stonefruits, florals and honeysuckle. White meat dishes and Middle Eastern fare.

Houchart Cote du Provence Rosè, France 2016
Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah. Nose is fresh, with strawberry and red berry notes, delicate aromas of yellow peach and grapefruit. Fresh and delicious, with a fine attack, it is well balanced and long in the mouth. Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Goat Cheese stuffed Chicken Breast
91pts Wine Enthusiast

Frescobaldi, Remole, Toscana, Italy 2015
85% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep purple-red color, brilliant and intense. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry and black cherry, followed by aromatic and spicy notes of black pepper and eucalyptus. Fresh, medium-full bodied Remole proves to be an elegant wine with a long finish. Cured meats and sausages, barbecued meats and vegetables

Montes, Classic Merlot, Colchagua, Chile 2014
85% Merlot, 15% Carmenère, fruitiness and spicy black pepper, Red currant and dark plum flavors. Notes of dried green herbs, with hints of chocolate and pepper. Chicken with mushroom sauce and roasted potatoes, Humitas (Chilean tamales), Lasagna.

Howling Moon, Pinot Noir, Monterey, California 2014
A medium bodied 100% Pinot Noir. Aromas of cherry and raspberry with hints vanilla and spice on the finish. Pairs with chicken or veal Parmesan and semi sweet chocolate desserts.

First Friday, July 7th, 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, July 7th, 2017

Bodegas Latue, Tempranillo Rosado, La Mancha, Spain, 2016
Vivid pink in color,strawberry and watermelon notes on the nose. Moth shows soft acidity, cherry and a pleasant tang vibrancy. Semolina Cavatelli, Braised Free-Range Veal, Yellow and Red Cherry Tomato Confit.

Mondavi, Private Selection, Bourbon Barrel, Chardonnay, Monterey, CA, 2015
Golden yellow, with aromas of vanilla, toasted coconut, flavors of ripe pineapple, juicy peach, toasty oak, and caramel, rich and present bourbon effect. English cheddar, roasted pork tenderloin, shrimp scampi.

Villa, Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2014
Aromas & Flavors of Honey, Candied Lemon, Green Apple, Dried Apricot, Honeysuckle, crisp acidy and a hint of minerality. Cider-Dijon pork chops with roasted yams and apples.

Coto De Hayas, Garnacha Centenaria, Campo de Borja, Spain 2014
Delicious dark plummy fruits on the nose, with hints of vanilla spice, leather and red liquorice. On the palate, dark fruits, cocoa, cardamom dusty cedary oak and boysenberry jam notes frame blackberry and clove flavors, Seafood Paella, Wine Braised Short Ribs.

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Whiplash Malbec, California 2014
Garnet color, aromas of spice and plum, palate has notes of black cherry and fig soft tannins and a smooth finish. Duck Confit with Blueberry Sauce, BBQ Pulled Pork and Honey Glazed Ham.

Chateau Souverain Cabernet, California 2014
Deep ruby-purple in color and boasts vivid aromas of roasted vanilla, mocha and baking spices with elegant layers of blackberry and ripe cherry flavors. Balanced fruit, acidity and round tannins and a juicy, lingering finish. Grilled Steak, Cheeseburger.