Monthly Archives: October 2018

First Friday November 2nd Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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 November 2nd 2018:

Gaia Wines Moschofilero Monograph 2017 Peloponnese, Greece
The grapes for the Monograph Moschofilero come from vineyards located in the Arcadianplateaus in the Mantinia region of Peloponnese, at an altitude of 1,500ft. In this cool climate,the pink-skinned Moschofilero thrives, developing intense, spicy and floral aromatics andcrisp acidity.
This lively, dry white wine has an intensely floral and fruity nose, with hints of rose petaland spice. A refreshing wine, with a crisp acidity and flavorful finish.
Playing off its characteristically floral bouquet, this wine is a great pairing for seafood, MiddleEastern and Asian cuisine, or paired with fresh fruit or fruit-based desserts.

Maison de Grand, Esprit L’etre Magique 2017 Provence, France
55% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 15% Syrah. Complex and elegant, with notes of red berries and with a citrus finish. Fresh raspberries, hints of wild flower and grapefruit complete this beautiful bouquet. A palate of refined cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit.

Bodega Colome Torrontes 2016 Salta, Argentina
Torrontes is the signature white wine of Argentina, dating from early vineyards first planted in the 1800s. DNA research has shown that the varietal is a cross between the Mission grapes of Galicia, Spain, and Muscat of Alexandria. This popular expression of Argentina is growing in acclaim around the world, popular for a light, refreshing wine with Muscat notes redolent of jasmine and orange blossoms. Excellent as an aperitif, it also finds a welcome place with delicate first courses.
91pts Decanter
“Founded in 1831, Argentina’s oldest winery is owner of the highest vines in the world at 3,111m above sea level. This is made from grapes grown at 1,700m, giving fresh aromas and bright floral notes mixed with citrus and spice. An absolute cracker – refreshing and vibrant, which makes it ideal as an aperitif or with Asian food.”

Noah River Wines Pinot Noir 2016 California
Ruby in color. Alluring and intoxicating aromas of vibrant black cherry, pomegranate, cardamom, steel, savory garrigue undertones. Perfumed with black cracked peppercorn, deep rose, dark chocolate powder, kirsch and sandalwood. Beautiful and vibrant, fresh layers of sultry fresh blueberry, rich dark plum skin, cinnamon with a savory underbrush.

Murphy Goode Red Blend 2014 California
34% Zinfandel, 27% Merlot, 16% Petite Sirah, 13% Petit Verdot, 6% Syrah, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. This year’s California Red Blend is a soft red wine comprised of different varietals to create complexity and to show off the great fruit flavors that our grapes in California contribute. The nose kicks in with dark aromas of black cherries and blueberries while the first taste mixes things up with raspberries and Bing Cherries. The mouthfeel is rich yet soft and has a nice long finish. Pair it with a pot roast or simply your favorite burger.

Cantine di Ora Amicone Rosso 2014 Veneto, Italy
Ruby red colour with delicate and vinous bouquet characterized by intense raspberry and black cherry aroma. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, soft and velvety, with hints of spices and chocolate. Amicone is obtained from a unique blend of selected red grapes cultivated in Veneto region. Part of these grapes undergoes a particular overripe process in the vineyards, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Once obtained the final blend, part of it goes into a slow maturation process in Tonneaux. Red meats, game, roasted meat and cheese.

Third Thursday October 18th, 2018 Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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 October 18th 2018:

Jean Perrier & Fils Cuvee Gastronomie 2017 Savoie, Apremont, France
100% Jacquère
Brilliant white gold color. Aromas of white flowers and hawthorn, flinty notes reminding us of the soil. Bright, with fresh acidity carrying honeysuckle, white peach and chamomile notes along. A mineral streak adds more cut on the zesty finish. Great with salmon and a salad. WS 90pts

Thomas Henry Wines, Chardonnay 2015 Napa Valley, California
100% Chardonnay
A beautiful nose of Fuji apple, pear, peach, hints of mango and lemon zest lead to lovely fruit flavors and a light touch of creamy oak. Risotto with peas and asparagus, fresh crab, crab cakes, sushi.

Foucher-Lebrun ‘La Vigne des Sablons’ 2016 Loire, Vouvray, France
100% Chenin Blanc
This Vouvray is a pale yellow color with green tints. Apricot and pear aromas show on the nose. The wine is balanced on the palate thanks to a natural acidity which brings freshness. Blue cheese, Gruyere, carrot-ginger soup, white fish with mango salsa, gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce. Try Linguine with Pears and Gorgonzola.

Masciarelli Montepulciano 2015 Abruzzo, Italy
Rich and ripe dark cherry fruit, along with attractive spicy, smoky notes. Fleshy and full, with surprising depth and length. Roasted meats, pastas and pizza.

Masseria Li Veli ‘Contrade’ Negroamaro 2016 Puglia IGT, Italy
Deep ruby red; intense aroma, with notes of cherry and blueberry jam, cocoa, licorice and floral fragrances. Round with warm structure and smooth tannins. sausage and spinach gnocchetti.

Zuccardi Serie A Malbec 2016 Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Intense and lively red purple color. Intense red ripe fruit aromas such as prunes and cherries with black pepper and tobacco. Chocolate, cherry liqueur and spicy notes. Soft and velvety entry, firm tannins with lovely juicy finish. RP 91pts

WINE CLUB Selections October 2018

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Domaine Delalex Marin Clos de Pont 2014
100% Chasselas, Single Vineyard
Savoie is in the foothills of the Alps south of Lake Geneva near the border with Switzerland. Marin is a sub-appelation of the Savoie region. The Chasselas grape is thought to originate there. Chasselas produces a dry clean, acidic wine. These wines are known for there age-ability and this wine in particular is held at least a year before it’s released. I found a few quotes from Chasselas producers “It’s not easy to make a very light wine, but it is a wine that has something to say”, “unique freshness and elegance, and it is very delicate. It doesn’t make you tired when you drink it”, “expresses the minerality of the soils where it comes from, and the microclimate”. Look for deep but subtle complexity in this wine. It will be great with light to medium cheeses, almost any fresh lightly seasoned seafood, and perfect with or as a base for Fondue, Enjoy!

Descendientes de Jose Palacios “Petalos” 2015 Bierzo, Spain
This wine is made mostly from a grape called Mencia, which we believe originates in Portugal. Bierzo is in the upper left of Spain just above Portugal, it may be indigenous to the region. read the “Wine Advocate” review below for more info on the blend:
92 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The entry level 2015 Pétalos del Bierzo, their regional wine, in the new official category that will start working in the appellation from the 2017 vintage, a blend of many different vineyards planted with field blends, where the breakdown might come to some 5% white varieties (Valenciana/Doña Blanca, Godello and Palomino/Jerez) and around 1% other reds (Pan y Carne, Negrada and Gran Negro), all from vines ranging between 40 and 90 years of age on slopes (half of the grapes around the village of Corullón and the remainder in the rest of Bierzo). It’s a showy, approachable, aromatic and open version of Pétalos, and as I tasted it later on in the season, it felt more polished and round, with a lush texture. It’s extremely aromatic, in a way similar to the 2012. This is always one of the best values not only of Bierzo but for the whole of Spain. (LG) 92+”
So yes, a field blend of mostly Mencia and a few other grapes, all old vines, but more importantly, what’s in the glass is absolutely delicious!, A little hint of lavender and cocao in the nose, with a palette of big, lush, velvety, dark fruit leading to a little “cigarbox” and substantial but not overpowering tannins. This wine will age well! We enjoyed it with grilled steak and it shone brightly! 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 discount on Wine Tasting Seminars at Wine World (usually $5)
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
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Classical Wines of Spain, Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday, October 19th, 2018, 7 pm

with Lisa Bonet of “Classical Wines”
Classical Wines has since the early 80s has focused on importing wines from quality, individual family vineyards of Spain. Lisa will be our guide as we sample ten classic Spanish wines from Cava to Rioja, Albarino, Godello, Mencia, a sherry made from the Pedro Ximenez grape harvested in 1988, among others. Lisa will share stories about the families that make these wines, their histories, and how they are produced.
We’ll taste ten wines with a midway break for tasty tidbits.

Space is limited. Reserve now!

The Wines:
Mont Marcal Brut Rosé
Mont Marcal Brut “Extremarium”
Peza do Rei Godello, 2017
Legado del Conde Albariño, 2017
Bodegas Carchelo “C” Jumilla Red Blend, 2016
Peza do Rei Mencia, 2016
Vina Magna “Seis Meses”, 2016
Vina Magna Crianza, 2011
Valenciso Rioja Reserva, 2011
Albala Gran Reserva PX, 1988

Reserve now! The number of places is limited.
$30 paid reservation. ($25 for Wine Club Members)
$35 at the door, if places are available.
Attendees will receive a Riedel glass

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

First Friday October 5th, 2018 Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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 October 5th 2018:

Tricky Rabbit Sauvignon Blanc/Carmenere 2017 Maule Valley, Chile
90% Sauvignon Blanc 10% Carménère. Fresh citrus notes mingled with pineapple and fresh herbs. Nice acidity, balanced mouthfeel, citrus & mineral finish.

Zestos Blancos Old Vines Malvar 2016 Madrid, Spain
This full-bodied, fresh, crisp white will turn your head with its assertive stone fruit, white peach and fresh apricot aromas and fresh, easy drinking character. Zestos Blanco will pair excellently with wrapped sandwiches, sushi, chicken kabobs, chicken burritos and just about any fresh shellfish or seafood you can think of, especially swordfish, sea bass and monkfish.

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2016 California
Crisp and tangy, with a green-apple aroma, vivid apple and lime flavors and lively acidity. Grilled Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Fried Clams, Sweet n’ Sour Shrimp, barbecue eel sashimi.

Castel Del Lupo Pinot Noir 2016 Oltrepò Pavese, Italy
Organic. Pronounced, warm, ripe, black-fruited, spicy and complex aromas. Lively acidity offsets the ripe wild plum and bramble fruit and the palate combines concentration, delicacy and structure. A great match with rich pasta dishes and middle aged cheeses.

Lucien Lardy 2015 “Vignes de 1951” 2017 Beaujolais, France
Crimson red robe with purple tints. The nose is very fruity with blackcurrant notes. In the palate, the wine is also fruity, supple with a bright and mineral finish. Country pate, cured meats, cheese, pasta, mexican and/or asian dishes.

Sassoregale Sangiovese 2016 Tuscany, Italy
Its color is a bright ruby red. On the nose, it is clean and precise, with hints of morello cherries, wild berries and a moderate spiciness. On the palate it reveals a full-bodied, assertive flavor, which expresses both great intensity and elegance. Ideal with grilled red meats, bur also with matured salt pork products or the traditional sheep’s milk cheeses of Tuscany.