Monthly Archives: July 2018

WINE CLUB! Selections July 2018

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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)

Sokol Blosser Rosé of Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee 2017 (Dundee Hills Oregon)
Sokol Blosser was founded in 1971, and focuses on sustainable agriculture. The winery is managed by second generation siblings Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser. Alex is also the head wine maker. Their vineyards are certified USDA Organic by Oregon Department of Agriculture. Sokol Blosser is known for their stunning Pinot Noir, so you would expect their Rosé made from all Estate fruit to be great as well, and it is! Here’s a description from the Wine Enthusiast, who gave the wine 91pts:
“Too many rosés go for power over finesse; this takes the lighter path, to good effect. Made from all organic estate fruit fermented entirely in stainless steel, it’s fragrant and spicy at just 12% alcohol. But there’s no lack of flavor: fresh strawberry, pink grapefruit and blood orange. A hint of pepper spices up the finish.”
Rosé, of course, goes with everything, but I’d pair this with a crisp summer salad, maybe with shrimp and avocado… This wine is lighter than your typical Rosé of Pinot Noir, but it’s certainly bold enough to stand up to salmon or light pork dishes.
This wine will probably change a bit, getting a little more complex and refined over the next year or so, but I wouldn’t hold on to it for too long!

Domaine Des Remizières Crozes-Hermitage 2016 (Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone Valley, France)
100% Syrah. Crozes-Hermitage is in the northern part of the Rhone valley where Syrah rather than Grenache is the most prominent red grape. Domaine Des Remizières is run by the Desmeures family, now in their fourth generation. This wine is made from 100% de-stemmed Syrah grapes aged in large (likely older, and neutral) oak casks to create a pure expression of the grapes and the terroir in which they are grown. This wine is delightfully fresh and clean, while simultaneously bold and forward. It’s a little young still, the tannins are dense and chewy. (which I love! but it’ll settle down in a year or two) Drink it now or hold it for a few years. There’s a touch of what I describe as “lavender” that can be typical of Rhone wines. Dark fruit flavors here with a touch of olive in the finish. It almost smells like grilled meat. Chop up some fresh sage, and rosemary, a little garlic, mix in some Olive Oil and vermouth, a drop of Bragg’s, (maybe a very small amount of honey to get a good crisp.) throw in a skirt steak, grill it hot and quick, this wine will be a perfect match!

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!

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Come by the shop, 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
or give us a call at 803.279.9522

Oregon Wines, Pinot Noir and More! Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday July 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 $30/person ($20 for WINE CLUB Members)
All Attendees will receive their own Riedel wine glass!
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

Oregon Wines, Pinot Noir and More!
with Kaitlin Olinger of Advintage Distributing

Oregon is known for producing great Pinot Noir. We’ll taste some prime examples, along with a few stunning whites, and a wonderful Syrah. Kaitlin worked in the Willamette Valley at Beaux Frères winery for two years. Working with Advintage, she sells wine and beer from all over the globe, but Oregon holds a special place in her heart. Kaitlin knows the wines and the producers, and she has hand picked some of her favorite wines from the region for our seminar. Join us for a fantastic evening of Oregon Wine!
We’ll taste ten wines with a midway break for tasty tidbits.

Anne Amie, Cuvée A Amrita Sparkling (2016)
Van Duzer, Pinot Noir Rosé Estate (2017)
Montinore Estate, Pinot Gris (2016)
Illahe Vineyards, Grüner Veltliner (2017)
Alexana Winery, Chardonnay (2014) 90pts WS
Cristom Vineyards, Estate Syrah (2014) 93pts Vinous
Planet Oregon, Pinot Noir (2016) 91pts Vinous
Bethel Heights, Estate Pinot Noir (2015) 91pts WS
Domaine Serene Vineyards, Yamhill Cuvée Pinot Noir (2015) 91pts WE
Soter Vineyards, Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir (2015) 98pts JS

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 $30/person ($20 for WINE CLUB Members)
All Attendees will receive their own Riedel wine glass!
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

First Friday July 6th Drop-In Wine Tasting

Come taste some wines with us!
Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
Only $5, with a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841

Wine World Wines, Friday, July 6th 2018:

El Casetero, Macabeo 2017 Campo de Borja, Spain
Medium yellow-green hue. Fresh on the nose with aromatic herbs, lime, stone fruit and touches of mineral. Vivid, fresh and long on the palate with apricot, white pepper and lime notes. Balanced acidity and body with great intensity of flavor. linguine with white clam sauce, goat cheese.

Adorada Pinot Gris 2017 California
Romas of Gravenstein apple, Bartlett pear, honeysuckle and orchid on the nose. A palate of orange blossom, orange zest, lemon and honeydew melon with hint of delicate sweetness, but with a touch of seaside minerality. Grilled salmon on a sunlit evening.

Sokol Blosser Evolution Riesling 2017 Columbia Valley, Washington
Presents with aromas of fresh peaches and stone fruits, has a delicate sweetness on the mid palate and finishes with a mix of sweet apple and elderflower.
Grilled Citrus Shrimp with Vegetable Slaw, Stuffed Pork Tenderloins with Bacon and Apple Riesling Sauce.

Cave des Vins de Bourgueil Lieu-dit Beauregard, 2017 Bourgueil, France
100% Cabernet Franc.
Tasting note: Deep ruby-red. Very expressive, complex bouquet, featuring fresh fruit aromas (blackberry) with hints of violet, bitter chocolate and coffee. It starts out full-bodied and soft on the palate, following through with jammy red-berry fruit.
Food & Wine Pairing: Grilled or roasted red meats, game, flavorful roast poultry (e.g. turkey with cranberry sauce).

Fable Wines Pinot Noir 2016 Mendicino, California
The 2016 Fable Pinot Noir showcases dark, red/purple in the glass. The nose is generous with ripe, plummy fruit and bright, freshly sliced strawberries. The palate is well structured yet wound with silky layers of spicy hibiscus and cinnamon and finishes soft, supple and satsfyingly long.

Milbrandt Brothers Red Blend 2012 Columbia Valley, Washington
Enticing Aromas of blackberry, Mocha, black cherry vanilla and a touch of dried herb. The palate is robust, yet supple, with generous flavors of layered fruit that is beautifully framed by polished tannins and a long toasty finish. Burgers, Pizza, Grilled Steak, Pasta Puttanesca.