Monthly Archives: October 2017

Michele Chiarlo “Wines of the Piedmont” Italian Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday, November 10th 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.

with Adam Verona
Adam will be our guide to the wines of this iconic producer. Barbera, Barbaresco, Barolo, and more, we’ll taste some of the finest wines of the region. Adam has been to Wine World before and is a great presenter of stories, anecdotes, and history of the wines and their producer. Sign up early, we expect this seminar to sell-out!



First Friday, November 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 First Friday November 3rd, 2017 Wines:

Velata Mer Seguera Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Valencia, Spain
Bright light gold, aromas of yellow apples, delicate grapeyness, pressed linen, and lemon pith with a body and a finish of cottony tannins.
Paella, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas

Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2016, Tuscany, Italy
Lovely white-gold color. Fresh bouquet with notes of pear, peach, anise and honey. Fruity and crisp, refreshing.
aperitif, or light dishes such as grilled vegetables, a range of seafood, Pasta with Shrimp & Zucchini.

Howling Moon Chardonnay 2015, Lodi, California
Shows peaches and cream flavors, goose berries, citrus and green apples, with a bit of sharpness and green herbs on the finish. Medium-bodied. Greek Sweet Potato Fries, Shrimp and Grits, Yogurt-Marinated Apricot Chicken Skewers.

Oscar Tobia Rioja Crianza Seleccion 2010, Rioja, Spain
80% tempranillo, 10% graciano, 10% garnacha. Medium ruby, Nose of bouquet of ripe cherries and blackcurrant with slight undertones of liquorice, black pepper and nutmeg. Persistent finish with hints of ripe red fruit and toffee. Shepherds Pie, Chili con Carne, Manchego Cheese. RP-90pts

Peter Lehmann Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Barossa, Australia
Deeply colored, shows black forest fruits a structured palate with soft, firm tannins. Mocha notes add some elegance to the easygoing, smooth plum and cassis flavors, while accents of herb, spice and toast linger on the finish. Drink now through 2026. Steak, Lamb Shank, Ribs, London Broil, Burgers, BBQ

Peirano Estate “Illusion” Red Blend 2015, Lodi, California
Rich deep burgundy hue. Aromas of opulent chocolate and cocoa, with black currants and plums. Palate of blackberries, black currants, plums and dark fruit. Long, seductive finish of black licorice and has firm, round, supple tannins. sweet potato poutine with black beans and a mild cheese, Spicy Sausage Rigatoni, Moussaka.

“Revelry Winery, Washington State” Wine Tasting Seminar October 27th 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.

“Revelry Winery – Columbia Valley, Washington”
Jeff Hickenlooper, National Sales Manager with Revelry Winery, will guide us through ten of their wines. Founded in 2005 Revelry has quickly become one of the premier winerys in the Columbia Valley, offering both very well made affordable wines under $20 as well as spectacular Single Vineyard bottlings that drink well above their price range! Winemaker and Owner Jared Burns says: “Individually our wines are each very distinct, yet they all share the common qualities of balance, moderate structure, and dynamic flavor.” A few of the wines are being brought into SC specifically for this tasting.
Accompanied by cheeses, tasty tidbits and French bread.

The Wines:
Revelry Chardonnay 2016

Revelry Merlot 2015

Revelry Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Revelry The Reveler 2014

Revelry The Reveler Limited Ed 2012

Revelry Range Red Blend 2014

Revelry Block 18 Syrah 2014

Revelry Aerials HH Merlot 2013

Revelry Cabernet Franc 2014

Revelry Aerial D11 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

WINE CLUB Selections October 2017

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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! 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)

We have a pair of French wines this month both from somewhat iconic producers, enjoy!

Louis Latour Mâcon-Lugny Les Genièvres 2015
2015 is known to be a stellar vintage in Burgundy, particularly for the reds. We tasted several burgundy’s with a representative for LaTour just recently and agreed this “little” white Burgundy was very yummy and a spectacular bargain.
100% Chardonnay (as is true of most white Burgundy) and unoaked.
I wouldn’t look to age this wine for a long period, drink it with pleasure within the next 3 or 4 years.
From the Latour webpage:
“The village of Lugny is located high up in the South of the Mâcon region. It has a great reputation for its white wines which has made Mâcon famous. It is well known that the village of Lugny, with its limestone soils and warm climate, produces the most coveted white wines of the region. The vineyard of « Les Genièvres » is one of the best. Maison Louis Latour selects the best grapes of this village, which thanks to its terroir, was the only village planted with Chardonnay 30 years ago.
Mâcon-Lugny “Les Genièvres” is crisp and yet still typically honeyed. The nose unveils aromas of lemon and green orchard fruit with notes of honeycomb. A clean dry, yet quite rich wine full of light lemon citrus and orchard fruits with nutty notes, it has an elegant smoothness with balanced fresh acidity and a lingering dry-almost honeyed finish. A good value quality white Burgundy that is drinking well now.
Food Pairing: Grilled fish – seafood – Comté cheese”

Château de Ségriés Lirac Cuvee Reservee 2015
50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre
We’re big fans of wines from the Rhone Valley, they tend to be extremely adaptable for pairing with food, and tend to age remarkably well. I had a simple Guigal Cotes Du Rhone from 1995 last night and it was fabulous! This wine comes from Lirac, an appelation just across the river from Chateneuf Du Pape.
These grapes are from 80 year old vines and harvested by hand, and have no oak treatment.
Pairs well with Stews, Grilled meats, Game, Various cheeses, or almost anything else you’d drink a red wine with!
The Wine Advocate gave this wine 92pts.
“The 2015 Lirac Cuvee Reservee is a beauty. Notes of dried Provencal garrigue, cedar, blackberries, blueberries and roasted herbs all jump from the glass of this concentrated, rich and seriously endowed Lirac that has a stacked mid-palate, rocking levels of concentration, ripe tannin and a great finish. It’s another superstar wine to drink over the coming 7-8 years.”

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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Third Thursday October 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

Wine World Third Thursday October 19th 2017 Wines:

Bocelli, Pinot Grigio
Veneto, Italy
Andrea Bocelli loves his white wines, and it shows in their delightfully crisp, complex Pinot Grigio. Grown in the green hills of the Colli Euganei in Veneto, the vines are thick and knotty, averaging about 15 years old, and yielding just enough grapes to make only one bottle of wine per plant. One bottle! With aromas of fresh Meyer lemon, mint, white flowers and sea salt,this wine is zesty, delicious, and made with integrity. Lemon Chicken Piccata, Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Garlic Butter.

Barnard Griffin, Fume Blanc
Columbia Valley, WA
Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of herb, grass, pear and citrus lead to sleek fruit flavors. It shows a lot of elegance but lacks concentration. The 2015 vintage is packed with orange zest, lime, Asian pear andhoneydew melon flavors and aromas. Ultimately refreshing! Finishes with a juicy, cleansing aftertaste. Enjoy this crisp,sunny white as a stand-alone or paired with shellfish or mildly-flavored appetizers.

Montinore, Borealis
Willamette Valley, OR
34% Gewurztraminer, 30% Muller-Thurgau, 28% Pinot Gris, and 8% Riesling. Mouthwatering and multi-dimensional, this perennial crowd pleaser is a blend of cool-climate whites.. Intensely aromatic, with a nose of tropical flowers, ripe kiwi and melon, the silky soft palate is brimming with rose petals, pink grapefruit, mango and white nectarine then finishes on a high, clean note of bright key lime. Organic. Spicy Foods, Fish, White Meats.

Bila-Haut by Chapoutier, Cotes du Roussillon Villages Rouge
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Berry jam up front, followed by darker plum through the palate peppered with subtle notes of licorice. Velvety tannins offer grippy structure without hindering approachability. Bila Haut is a big boy in Chapoutier’s lineup, showing plenty of black fruit and spice, Pair with a nice cut of beef or Mediterranean food.
RP93 The Wine Advocate
The jaw-dropper in the lineup was the quality of the 2015 Haut Cotes de Roussillon Villages les Vignes de Bila Haut. While the entry level wine from this estate, the quality here is incredible, especially at the price point. Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Carignan from a mix of the estate’s terroirs, aged in concrete tanks and stainless steel, it offers a rich, concentrated and serious feel to go with fabulously pure notes of blackberries, black raspberries, crushed rock and melted licorice. Thick, unctuous and luxuriously textured, this will certainly be the greatest vintage of this cuvee to date.
WS90Wine Spectator
This has finesse, with an iron core surrounded by blackberry, cassis, plum and garrigue flavors. Full tannins offer structure, with details of olive and bay leaf that linger into the savory finish. Drink now through 2020.

Jlohr, Los Osos Merlot
Paso Robles, California
The 2014 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot presents a mature red color with a raspberry hue. Plummy fruit aromas are integrated with a chocolaty barrel signature of mocha and baking spice. Whole berry fermentation with a generous use of Malbec in the blend accentuates the fine tannins, bright fruit tones and lengthy finish. This Merlot is dark in the glass, with lots of oak, vanilla and caramel aromas against a black-cherry and chocolate-cake backdrop on the nose. Soft and chalky tannins frame the sip, where blueberry, vanilla and chocolate-cream flavors prove lush and inviting. Delicious with summer grilled sausages or herb-roasted chicken.
WE 90 Best Buy

Silver Totem, Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley, Washington
Fruit from the Horse Heaven Hills and Walla Walla Valley, including Malbec and Syrah. Dark purple hue and aromas of black currant, plum sauce, caramel and crushed green peppercorns. Recommended pairings include wild game, roasted pork, grilled vegetables or ribeye with vegetable puree.
Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

First Friday October 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

First Friday October 6th Wines:

Petraio Vermentino 2016
Tuscany, Italy
Dry and crisp with bright stone fruit aromas, refreshing citrus and orchard fruit flavors, and a floral, herbal twist on the finish.
An excellent aperitif which also complements grilled fish, chicken dishes and fresh cheeses.

Silver Palm Chardonnay 2014
North Coast, California
Nose of apple blossom and pear. On the palate, ripe flavors of white peach, Gravenstein apple and Meyer lemon with a near flinty finish that provides balanced acidity.
Pairs well with a wide variety of light fish and shellfish dishes.

Ironstone Obsession 2015
85% Symphony, 15% Chenin Blanc.
Honey is the key word to describe the nose and flavor of this extremely aromatic and just slightly sweet wine, which also offers notes of honeysuckle and honeydew.
Captivating aromas of gardenia, honeysuckle and star jasmine. Flavors are tropical with peaches, pineapple and a hint of ginger, finishing off crisp and clean.
An ideal complement to many types of cuisine, especially ones that are on the spicy side, such as Pad Thai or other Thai dishes. The hot curry found in Indian cuisine is cooled by Obsession’s fresh fruit flavors, great with grilled fruits.

Montana Rioja Tinto 2015
Rioja Alta, Spain
100% Tempranillo Vines over 20 years old. An approachable young wine with floral and mineral notes and elegant acidity. Not aged in wood.
This youthful red sports floral and mineral notes leading to a palate of deep red and blue fruits. Plummy balsamic notes are the perfect foil for the elegant acidity. Aged completely in stainless to keep the freshness of the fruit. Great with lighter meats and fowl but will also stand up to a steak.

Bodega El Porvenir De Cafayate Amauta Absoluto Tannat 2015
Cafayate, Argentina
Intense ruby red with fuchsia and black notes on the outline. Aromas of huckleberry pie, blackberry, black fig and dulce de leche with hints of mocha and eucalyptus. Concentrated, with a sweet, broad blueberry entry due to the ripe, pliable tannins. Well-structured, with a balanced acidity and long finish.
beef, lamb, strong cheeses

Pacific Oasis Winery Reef Break Red 2014
Columbia Valley, Washington
Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich flavors and bright acidity. Smooth, but robust tannins. Dark fruits, blackberry and plum. burgers and barbecued chicken.