Mencia is the grape, it’s from the Ribera Sacra region of Spain. One of the many inexpensive spanish wines we have here at the shop. I just popped it open to find out what’s in the bottle… and yum, a toasty nose, maybe burnt toast, but in a good way, dark fruit flavors up front, bold but not big, very clean, apparently some folks believed it was an ancient clone of Cabernet Franc, until DNA sampling proved the theory wrong. (thanks Wikipedia!) I can certainly vouch for the resemblance.
Friday evening, July 24, 2015, 7 pm
with Michael Simmons of Ben Arnold
at Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave, North Augusta
We’re delighted to welcome Michael Simmons back. His recent Oregon seminar was very popular. Michael has a special place in his heart for these Italian wines. Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, Tuscany, and Beni di Batasiolo , Piedmont, are of Italy’s most highly regarded wineries. Come enjoy good wines, good stories about the producers and a fun evening.
Reserve now. The number of places is limited.
Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco 2012
Batasiolo Gavi 2013
Batasiolo Moscato d’Asti 2013
Frescobaldi Remolé 2013
Frescobaldi Ammiraglia Terre 2012
Frescobaldi Nippozano Chiant Ruffina Riserva 2011
Frescobaldi Tenuta Castiglioni 2012
Batasiolo Barbera 2012
Batasiolo Barolo 2011
Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino 2009
Bread, cheese and nibbles will be served. Attendees will be offered special prices on these wines.
Regular retail prices range from approximately $ 12 to $ 94. We will begin promptly at 7 pm and taste
the wines in sequence, with comments & discussion on each wine. Come early so you won’t miss the first wines. The tasting will last about two hours.
Pre-paid reservations are $20 per person. Entry at the door, if space is available, will be $25 per person.
Please make your prepaid reservation with a check or your VISA or Mastercharge card at: WINE WORLD, 133 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, 29841. Tel: 803-279-9522. e-mail: email@example.com
“San Diego-style IPA, as it has come to be known by many, is a super-hoppy, high gravity, yet highly quaffable ale. Green Flash Imperial IPA is created in this new tradition, with intense hop flavors and aromas from a unique blend of Summit and Nugget hops. It’s all about the hops!” — Brewmaster Chuck Silva
Here’s a really nice rosé from California. It’s a Rhone style blend, Syrah, Grenache, Morvedre, and Couniose, floral and complex, medium bodied, when the distributor rep. brought it by to taste, Dale and I each bought a bottle to take home! (Figured we should get some for the shop as well.)
Wine World Wines, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Torrontés 2014, Trivento ,Mendoza, Argentiino, $10.99
Enticing aromas hints of peach and orange. Beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit, floral and yet still quite dry. Wonderful with smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses, and seafood, spicy Thai food.
Grüner Veltliner 2013. Berger, Kremstal, Austria, $14.99
Summer sipper! Hints of citrus, lemon peel, lychee, and a touch of spiciness. Aromas of green apple, Anjou pear and fresh herbs. Schnitzel, zucchini linguine, Asparagus soup, smoked fish
Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Chasing Venus, Marlborough, NZ, $11.99
Enormous aromatics of grapefruit, lychee and lemongrass. bBight tropical fruits comes a lime zest finish with hints of passion fruit pith. Oysters, sashimi, seared tuna salad wasabi dressing
CDR 2009, Famille Quiot, Rhone, France, $10.99
The color is dark red with purples tints. It promises you red and black berries aromas, elegant tannins and a long finish on the palate. A perfect match to tex mex, tapas and BBQ dishes.
Red Blend Crianza 2011, Mósen Cleto, Fuendejalón, Spain, $11.99
Red ruby colour, clean and brilliant. Medium intensity, complex aromas the toasted and dry fruits intermingle with the jammy fruits. Lamb Shepherd’s pie, Corned Beef, Herbed Meatballs
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Tom Gore, Geyserville, California, $13.99
Dark red in color with aromas of currant and plum and wonderful hints of mocha and coffee on the palate. Fruit forward with a supple mouthfeel and medium body. Seared Tuna, Cioppino, Roast Duck, Aged Cheddar, Chocolate