Monthly Archives: April 2018

Third Thursday April 19th, 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, Thursday April 19th 2018:
Chateau La Freynelle Blanc 2016 Bourdeaux France
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, Muscadelle
Brilliant straw robe. Lovely Fruit nose of white peaches, citrus fruits, and beeswax. Elegant, charming palate with good fruit flavors and a smooth buttery finish.
A lovely dry wine that is very refreshing. Serve chilled with seafood, pasta, chicken, veal, and pork.
Trivento Torrontes Reserve, Mendoza, Argentina
Golden yellow in color with greenish reflections. An alluring bouquet with floral notes of roses and violets and hints of citrus. On the palate, the wine is crisp and well-structured, offering flavors of delicate tropical fruit and citrus.
Pairs wonderfully with seafood, grilled poultry, and other white meat. It also goes well with spicy Asian fare.
Willamette Valley Vineyard Riesling  2015  Willamette Valley Oregon
This semi-sweet wine opens with luscious aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. The mouthfeel is juicy with bright acidity that activates the palate and displays flavors of peach, pineapple and honeysuckle. The finish is wonderfully persistent with balance of sweetness and refreshing crispness. Serve well-chilled and allow to warm in your glass for optimal enjoyment of aroma and flavor. Perfect as an aperitif or as an ideal pairing to spicy Asian dishes, seafood and rich cheeses. This wine is versatile enough for dessert pairings like fruit tarts or savory options like blue cheese creme brulee.
Gouguenheim Merlot Mendoza, Argentina
This Merlot has a dark ruby color with a bouquet of red and black fruits such as cherries, blackberries, and red currants. On the palate it shows rich flavors and lots of fruits in the mouth. It has a good balance and a long finish.
Roast duck, lamb chops grilled on vine prunings and flavored with oregano. Drink as an aperitif too.
Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese Veneto, Italy
With an intense, ruby-red color and violet traces, the wine shows generous, ripe aromas of plum and cherry jam, with hints of spice. Bold and rich flavors of bitter cherries and berry fruits stand out on the palate, with good acidity, balance and velvety tannins.
This very versatile wine is perfect with many different foods, including pasta with rich meat- or mushroom-based sauces, grilled or roasted red meats, game and mature cheeses.
Kenwood Six Ridges Alexander Valley Cabernet
Wonderfully complex aromas of fig, plum, and ripe berry join subtle hints of vanilla, cocoa nibs, and cola. This wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with complex tannins that give way to a lingering, silky finish.
Being both full-bodied and elegant, this Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent accompaniment to richly flavored food such as Barbeque Beef Ribs, Chicken with Port and Figs, or Pan-Roasted Veal Chops with Mushrooms.

“Wine for me Argentina” Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday April 27th 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 with Jennifer Tuffner of Vineyard Brands
Jennafer will present to us ten Argentine wines from the Vineyard Brands portfolio. We’ll not only taste some great Malbec, but Cabs, Blends, a Pinot Noir and a Bubbly Rose of Malbec and Pinot. Some of you will remember the great South African Seminar Jennafer hosted last December, join us to taste these wonderful wines.
-We’ll taste 10 wines with a break halfway-ish for heavy Hors d’Oeuvres.

The Wines:
Alma Negra Brut Rose NV
Catena Siesta Pinot Noir 2012
Maal Biutiful 2016
Angulo Innocenti Malbec 2014
Tinto Negro Limestone 2014
Maal Imposible 2015
Alma Negra M Blend 2015
Tahuan Cab Sauv 2013
Catena Siesta Cab Sauv 2011
Angulo Innocenti Unisono 2013

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.
The Seminar will begin promptly at 7pm

WINE CLUB! April 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)

Domaine des Aubuisieres Bernard Fouquet Cuvée de Silex Vouvray 2016

Vouvray is usually associated with the semi-sweet wine made from Chenin Blanc grown there.
This wine is Chenin Blanc, but dry, and wonderfully delicious!

The soil where this particular wine comes from is Clay-siliceous, hence the name “Cuvée de Silex”

Here’s the blurb from the Importer’s web site:
“Bernard Fouquet, a quiet-spoken man, is making some of the most serious Vouvray you’ll find these days. He is regarded in France and the international press as one of the top Vouvray producers. No one succeeds better than Bernard in capturing the mineral tones unique to Vouvray’s soil, with the marvelous balance of explosive fruit and titillating sensation of the Chenin Blanc grape.”
and about the production
“A sec (dry) Vouvray from 2 flint soil parcels. Entirely hand-harvested and only indigenous yeasts used. Fermented and matured in stainless steel thermo-regulated vats.”

Citrus, green melon, touch of almond, a hint of honey, minerals, and a great acidity that grounds the wine, yummy!
Try it with the Green Hill cheese we have in the shop, Grilled Chicken, or spicy fish cakes.

Praxis Lagrein Central Coast California 2008

Only 600 cases of this wine were produced.

Long time WINE CLUB members may remember that we used the Praxis Gewurtztraminer a couple of years back. Here’s another grape with a funny name from this winery. Lagrein is traditionally grown in Northern Italy and produces a big chewy wine with high acidity and tannins. It’s a ” this cool climate, high-elevation red varietal is a 500 year-old cross between Teroldego and Pinot Noir”

At 10 years old this 2008 is drinking fabulously now. Don’t be afraid to decant the wine and let it get some air for an hour or so, but be sure to taste it when you open it so you can see how it evolves.

This wine will turn your lips purple!
From the Praxis webpage:
“The color of the wine is saturated purple with red highlights. Aromas of coco nibs and mulberry jam rise from the glass with hints of mocha. On the palate, flavors of crushed black fruit, blueberry and cranberry are predominant. The wine is smooth with mouth filling tannins and a long, soft, plush finish evidencing the Pinot Noir heritage.”

Grilled Lamb, smoked pork, Tacos al Pastor

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 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

First Friday, April 6th 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

Les Hauts Plateaux Rose 2017 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
Syrah – 40%; Grenache – 40%; Cinsault – 20%
The syrah is a characteristic red varietal of the northern part of the Côtes du Rhône. It gives to the wine its structure, its color and its aromas of small red berries, with a characteristic flavor of violet Rosé wines LES HAUTS PLATEAUX is of a salmon color, possessing great intensity on the nose (gooseberry), supple in texture, and easy to drink.
quiches, pissaladières, and crudités

Protea Chenin Blanc 2016 Swartland, South Africa
Crisp passion fruit and lemon leaf with a whiff of white pepper on the nose. The same flavours make an immediate impact on the palate which is well-rounded and medium-bodied. Acidity is kept in check – with no tart spikiness apparent. Smooth mouthfeel with just a hint of gravel and flinty flavour on its long zesty finish.
chilled avocado soup with shrimp and chives, sushi, Grilled fish

Cline Cellars, Farmhouse White 2017 California
41% Palomino, 25% Muscat Canelli, 22% Roussane, 6% Marsanne, 5%Viognier, 1% Riesling.
Emerald straw color. Toasty, earthy, tropical aromas and flavors of coconut yogurt and kiwi-papaya relish with a soft, fruity light body and a sleek, easy guanabana, melon rind, nutskin, and kaffir lime finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. An interesting, exotically tropical white blend.
Grilled Fruit Salad, Salmon Burger, Chicken Fajitas

Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 California
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot Medium bodied with ripe plum, black currant, and blackberry flavors with a touch of mint. Cedar and dusty earth emerge on the long, layered finish.
Roasted Duck Breast with Pecan Purée, Grilled Steak with Salsa Verde. Pan-Roasted Veal Chops with Cabernet Sauce

Terra D’Oro Barbera 2015 Amador County
Terra d’Oro Barbera showcases the refreshing acidity of the grape with inviting aromas of sweet red fruit and fresh toasted bread. Enticing flavors of cherry cola and blueberries coat the palate, and polished tannins boast an elegant, round finish.
A perfect complement to savory dishes, Terra d’Oro Barbera pairs particularly well with pork roast or orecchiette bolognese. Roasted Boar, Tallegio Filled Crespelle, Lasagna

Steele Clear Lake Zinfandel 2014 Catfish Vineyard
A mouth full of bright red fruit, and many layers of jam, coffee, and eucalyptus along with good structure and
Catfish Vineyard was planted in 1901, the wine is a field blend of a number of varieties, including small amounts of carignan, alicante bouschet, cabernet sauvignon , petite sirah, and cinsault. Having more than one variety assured the old-time vintners that they would have some grapes to harvest regardless of the spring frosts or autumn storms.
Enjoy this wine with Cioppino, pasta or red meat in a cream-based sauce. Grilled venison, spice-rubbed leg or rack of lamb, pizza with pesto and sausage.