Monthly Archives: December 2017

Third Thursday, December 21st 2016, 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, Third Thursday December 21st, 2017

Les Vignerons de Florensac Picpoul 2016 Picpoul de Pinet, France
aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and stone fruit flavours of citrus, melon, grapefruit, and orchard fruits with a hint of minerality. Swordfish, Scallops, Clams, Oysters, Rich Cream or Butter Sauces.

Terlato Pinot Grigio, 2016 Friuli, Italy
Bright aromas of green apple, white peach, pear and spring flowers. The palate is complex and layered with ripe peach, apricot, pear and juicy nectarine zest. Mouthfilling texture and crisp, mineral finish. Shellfish, white fish, appetizers and sushi.

Gouguenheim Extra Brut Rose of Malbec, NV, Mendoza, Argentina
100% Malbec Red fruit aromas, cherries and strawberries. Soft tones of cherry on the palate with a gorgeous strawberry finish nicely balanced with acidity. Canapés and fresh salads, Lemon pancakes with strawberry compôte and vanilla cream

Les Jamelles Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Vin De Pays D’oc, France
Aromas of dark cherries, raspberry, and blackberry, with traces of toasty vanilla and a dusty tone. The palate similar, but even more fruit forward, with a bit of mocha on the finish. Lighter pasta dishes, Shepherd’s Pie, Rich Stews.

Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy Grenache 2014 Monterey County, California
75% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre, 4% Syrah, 3% Pinot Noir, 2% Cinsaut, 1% Grenache Blanc, 1% Roussanne & 1% Counoise Nose of raspberry, hibiscus, cola and iron. Palate is plum with notes of strawberry and red cherry, pomegranate, black and white pepper. Grilled salmon burger, Peppered Ahi Tuna Steak

Coppola Director’s Cut Zinfandel 2013 Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Spicy raspberry nose, with a cigar-box edge, Jammy, dark berries, cracked pepper flavors, baked cherry, green pepper, grilled anise and toffee hints. BBQ Lamb Loin Chops, Duck Ragu, Pizza

South Africa Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday December 15th, 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.

with Jennafer Tuffner of importer Vineyard Brands
Jennafer will be our guide through ten fantastic wines. South Africa has been producing wine for over 350 years and is one of the most exceptional wine regions in the world. We’ll explore some of its most important varietals from some of its best producers!

The Wines:
Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc
Hamilton Russell Ashbourne White
Reyneke Chenin Blanc
Wolftrap Rose
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
Porcupine Ridge Syrah
Tormentoso Pinotage
The Chocolate Block
Boekenhoutskloof Syrah
Stark Conde Cabernet Sauvignon

Call us at 803 279 9522 to reserve your space using your credit card,
or Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
to pay with a check, cash, or credit card

Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

WINE CLUB Selections December 2017

Join WINE CLUB Today!
call (803) 279 9522
(see below for pricing and perks)

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)

Broc Cellars Love White, 2015, Madera, California
We love a Rhone style blend at Wine World, and this 90% Marsanne, 7% Rousanne, 3 % Viognier wine fits the bill. Broc Cellars focuses on site specific wines, all grapes are grown sustainably, organically, or biodynamically. The grapes for this wine come from “Love Ranch” The wines are fermented using native yeasts, naturally occurring on the skins and in the winery. Round full and floral, with flavors of honeysuckle and cantaloupe.
As I’ve said before and will say again, Rhone blends White or Red are extremely adaptable food wines, different elements of the blend will come out with different foods. Roussane, the majority grape in this blend goes particularly well with seafood, especially dishes that are fully spiced or smoked, also great match for almost any spicy asian dish. This will be great with a Roast Chicken!
These other suggestions I found online that while sipping this wine made me hungry! Smoked Trout Chowder, Crab Salad with Ginger and Dried Orange Peel, Creamy Cauliflower Pasta

The British wine magazine Decanter like this wine too!
91pts Decanter
“This crystal clear classic white Rhone blend is ripe with honeysuckle and peach mixed with warm marzipan and toasty flavors. It is succulent with touch of dried herbs and a waxy texture.”

Levendi Symphonia Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley California
This was a mistake, a happy accident! Wetasted this and were given a price much too low for this wine. By the time the distributor caught the error, we’d already set it up for WINE CLUB. They graciously let us go ahead with the quoted price, as the mistake was theirs, so here we have a wonderful holiday surprise for you all.

Winemaker Alison Doran has been making wine in Napa for more than 30 years, and the Gianulias family has been involved in Napa wine since 1926. They focus on making big, extracted, lush wines, and Symphonia is a prime example. gave this wine 92 points and the following description, which is accurate:
“Bright dark indigo color. Attractive aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits and nuts, berry pie a la mode, and chocolate rice bar with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, appealing, medium-length dried cherries and toffee finish with fine tannins and light oak. A supple and attractive cabernet that will improve with time.”

I’ll add that this is classic Napa Cab, intense and extracted without being sweet. It’s great now, (just had my last sip) but couple years in the bottle will bring out some more sublte character, and if you grab an extra bottle (while we still have some!) and put it under the stairs for 10 years, you’ll be greatly rewarded!

As far as pairing… grilled meats! Especially Lamb. I’d reccomend a little honey, some rosemary and lots of garlic in the marinade. Slow cooked short ribs, anything with blue cheese… I’d might have this with grilled skirt steak, sliced about a quarter inch thick and spread a little Point Reyes Blue on when we eat it. Or maybe we’ll sit on the back porch with a box of crackers and a big wedge of Cambozola, maybe a little prosciutto and some sliced red onion for texture and spice! Yum!

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