Monthly Archives: March 2018

“California Family Owned Wineries” Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday March 23rd 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.

“California Family Owned Wineries”
with Kristin Lowe, Grace Reynolds, and Caroline Taylor of Republic National.
We’ll taste ten stunning wines from California with Kristin, Grace, and Caroline. They’ll tell us about the families that make these wines and how they fit into the history of California winemaking. There will be several BIG California reds, along with a couple of excellent whites, a great rose, and a beautiful Pinot Nior from Anderson Valley. Join us for this wonderful evening!

Accompanied by cheeses, tasty tidbits and French bread.
Reserve now! The number of places is limited.
$25 paid reservation. ($18 for Wine Club Members)
$30 at the door, if places are available.

Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Talbott Kali Heart Chardonnay 2016

St. Supery Rose 2016

Fel Pinot Noir 2014

Seghesio Sangiovese 2013

Plumpjack Merlot 2014

Round Pond Kith and Kin 2016

Klinker Brick Syrah 2014

Odette Adaptation Cabernet 2014

Cliff Lede Stag’s Leap Cabernet 2014

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.
(you may also mail a check, but please do so early, reservation is not guaranteed)
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

WINE WORLD, 133 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, 29841.
Telephone: 803-279-9522

WINE CLUB! March 2018 Selections

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 loved.   We don’t base our choices on ratings. (Although we’ll often include them, for your reference,  in the write-up)

Calvet Cremant de Bordeaux Rose 2015
90% Cab Franc 10% Merlot
Neat, neat, neat! A pink bubbly from Bordeaux, know more for its iconic red blends and sweet Sauternes. It’s rare to see a vintage bubbly in this price range, usually it will be a “Non-Vintage” blend of different years to preserve a house style. This wine is equally crisp and creamy with bright red berry notes, smells and tastes like flowers. (not that I eat flowers often, but I think you know what I’m trying to mean…)
Calvet has been making wine in France since 1818. Sixth generation direct descendant Jean-Christophe Calvet, and his eldest son Jean-Sebastien Calvet run the company. This Brut Rose is the Calvet’s reintroduction into the American market. They have holdings in the Rhone, Burgundy and Bordeaux, and were the largest French wine company in the 19th and most of the 20th century!
This, because of it’s tart and cream will go with a wide variety of foods, it’ll shine in a situation where there are many different appetizers served, or you could have it with Tuna Tartare, or Greek Yogurt with Fruit and Honey.

Gratia Raftacco Vineyards Malbec 2011
29.99 (Would normally be around $40/btl, we got a deal!)
100% Malbec
This is the first Malbec we’ve used for WINE CLUB and it’s a doozy! This wine was made by Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud. (who are also the viticulturist and winemaker for the highly acclaimed and fairly expensive Paul Hobbs “Cobos” Malbecs.)

This is a big round powerhouse of a wine. It gets 18 months of oak aging in french barrels, but the wine is so full that the oak is fully integrated. It’s very present but doesn’t stick out as a separate element which I think gives it a kind of rustic flair that I quite like.

Here are the tasting notes from the producer.
“Deep color, lustrous pigmentation, intensity with purple tones. Very ripe red and black fruits. Extremely well structured with oak, clover, white pepper and violets.”

This will go great with grilled meats and veggies.

Wine Enthusiast gave this wine 92pts here’s what they had to say
“Raspberry, blackberry and tobacco aromas settle in front of a chewy, round, solidly built palate. Medicinal berry flavors come with notes of rooty spice and resiny oak. A finely oaked finish holds root beer and dark-berry flavors that smoothly fade out. Drink through 2021”
(I think it could go quite a bit longer)

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 March 15th Drop-in Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Come taste some wine 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 Thursday March 15th 2018

Banfi Le Rime Pinot Grigio 2016
Pale straw in color, the wine offers impressive rich, ripe fruit aromas that hint of pear and white flowers. The wine is well balanced with an unusually lively acidity.
Le Rime takes its name from the lines that form on the sloping vineyard floor as water washes down the hillside, much as the ebb tide leaves its mark on the sandy beach. This Pinot Grigio catches that fresh minerality inherent to the terrain of southern Tuscany. The exclusive use of free-run juice at fermentation, followed by cool temperature fermentation and early bottling, makes the wine brilliant, vibrant, and appealingly fresh.
A splendid aperitif and a delightful complement to antipasto, pasta, and light meals.

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2016
On the nose, the 2016 La Crema Monterey Chardonnay shows Meyer lemon, passionfruit, grilled pineapple and pie crust. On the palate, nectarine, papaya and crisp lemon-tangerine notes are complemented by a touch of spice, complex minerality. Balanced acidity lingers on a long finish.
quickly-seared flounder accented with a toss of al dente bean sprouts, Dungeness crab or pan-sautéed petrale sole, Manchego Cheese.

François Millet Rosé 2016 Sancerre, Loire, France
The Millet family’s history in Sancerre dates back to the 1930s. This Pinot Noir-based wine, the most serious of the rosés that the family produces, is a ripe strawberry-flavored wine with a tangy, bitter-cherry edge.
Produced in tiny quantities, François rosé Sancerre offers a shiny, salmon pink colour and aromas of wild strawberries and spring blossom. The texture on the palate is very moreish, with an almost strawberries-and-cream quality. Fruit flavours are very much to the fore here with a luscious finish.
paëlla, minestrone, bouillabaisse, summer salads, barbecue

Alias Pinot Noir 2015 California
100% Pinot Noir
Dusty ruby color. Mild aromas of cherry, roasted pepper, and putty with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk blood orange and whole nuts finish with papery tannins and light oak. A carefree table wine.
A rather impressive wine for the price. Sourcing from mostly the Mendecino region as well as Sonoma. This wine offers ripe and pretty pinot fruit with great balance and freshness.
This is a perfect wine to enjoy on its own, and can also pair with any chicken or pork dish, and just about anything else.

Montana Crianza 2015 Rioja,Spain
97% Tempranillo and 3% Graciano
Spice and leather complement the deep blackberry fruit and ferrous minerality of Rioja’s red soils. Mouth-filling yet fresh, with the structure for improving in the bottle for a number of years.
Roasted chicken breast stuffed with peppers, caramelized onions, and goat cheese. Herb encrusted New York Strip Steak, Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Fattoria di Lucignano Colli Fiorentini Chianti 2015 Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino & Merlot
Medium intensity ruby red. The nose on this wine is intense, overflowing with fruity aromas of black cherry and violets. Soft and medium bodied on the palate it balances rather present tannins with moderate acidity. An ideal accompaniment to pasta dishes, medium aged cheese.