Monthly Archives: July 2016

Third Thursday July 21st 2016 Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

We’ll taste 6 wines, 3 whites, 3 reds, and cheese.
Drop-In anytime between 5 and 8pm.
$5 and a $3 rebate when you buy a bottle of featured wine.

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Wine World Wines, Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ch Jolys, Jurancon Sec, 2013, Jurancon, France
Petit & Gros Manseng. Nose is elegant & intense with floral & fruity aromas: honeysuckle, jasmin. Fresh, fruity and rich favors. Crab Cakes, Lobster Tails, Mussels in cream sauce.

Jéan~Paul, Blanc de Blanc, 2015, Gascogne, France
Aromatics, zesty and invigorating. Flavour is equally fresh & zingy, dry but fruity. Sushi, Citrus fruit, pineapple.

Belstar, Cuvée Rosé, NV, Veneto, Italy
Elegant fusion of Merlot, Pinot Nero & Sauvignon. Bouquet of delicious fruity and floral aromas. Fresh, juicy, soft and sweet with citrus, licorice, melon and ripe strawberries. Clean, easy style with light, creamy mousse.

Valentin Bianchi Elsa, Malbec, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina
Aromas of ripe plum and violets, with hints of vanilla. A rich and weighty mouth feel
with soft silkiness. The soft, supple palate leads to a lingering finish. Salmon or other flavorful fish, pork and beef. Supreme Pizza, Veal Scallops, Aged Cheddar Cheese.

Chamisal, Pinot Noir, 1213, Central Coast, California
Red cherry, plum and wild blackberry, with attributes of briar and forest floor. The palate is full and round with bright fruit, hints of cotton candy. Chateaubriand, Bison Burger, Pasta

Barossa Valley, GSM, 2013, Barossa, Australia
Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre grapes. Fragrant violet with a burst of red berry fruits lingering softly on a velvety texture. Ripe fruit, plummy flavors. Grilled Hanger Steak, Ratatouille

Wines of Veneto, Italy. Wine Tasting Seminar Friday July 29th 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 $20/person ($15 for WINE CLUB Members)
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The Veneto, in northeastern Italy, is among the most well known, most popular, and most beautiful Italian wine regions. It stretches from Lake Garda at its southern end to the foothills of the Alps and Austria in the north. Dan Suchko will be our entertaining and informative guide. We’ll taste some classic whites, and a rose. We’ll taste an example of single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, representing the recent use and acceptance of “international” grape varietals in the region.
 
The heart of the seminar is in the Corvina-based red wines: a marvelous close comparison of five wines from three of the best producers, starting with traditional Valpolicella and progressing through the “raisined wines” leading to Ripassa and Amarone. We’ll sample examples of these world class wines, truly an exceptional opportunity!
 
The Wines:
Lamarca Prosecco
Bertani Bertrarose
Pieropan Soave
Tenuta Polvaro Oro White Blend
Tenuta Polvaro Cabernet Sauvignon
Allegrini Valpolicella
Masi Campofiorin
Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre
Zenato Ripassa
Allegrini Amarone
 
We’ll taste the first five wines then take a break for heavy Hors d’oeuvre then taste the other five wines
 
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 $20/person ($15 for WINE CLUB Members)

WINE CLUB July 2016 Selections

“The first rule of WINE CLUB is… ALWAYS talk about  WINE CLUB!”
The Wine buyers (Andrew and Dale) pick two wines each month for you that we love, one white (or rose, or bubbly) and one red.  The total value of wines will exceed $40 (usually between $45 and $50) and the longer you sign up for, the better the deal! (see the bottom of the post for the pricing structure and perks.)

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La Spinetta
Il Rose di Casanova 2015
Casanova, Tuscany, Italy
50% Sangiovese and 50% Prugnolo Gentile.
Finally a Rose! Many of you know that Dale and I are both enamoured with dry Rose. I imagine you wondering “Why haven’t they chosen a dry rose for WINE CLUB?” Now we have! This is a beautiful wine, both delicate and full flavored, lots of complexity, layer upon layer is revealed with each sip. it spends only one hour in contact with the skins while on the press, then is aged for three months on the lees. the dead yeast cells left over from fermentation, this can add nut, bread, and yeast flavours to the wine depending on the yeast. This rose is made with yeast occuring naturally in the winery. The label is cool too, it’s a representation of a rhinoceros from 1515 by Albrecht Dürer, who had never seen one, the woodcut was based on a drawing sent to him by an unknown artist. Notice the armoured plates, curled horn on the back, and scaly legs. There’s no particular connection to the estate, other than head winemaker Giorgio Rivetti being a fan of the illustration.
The tech. sheet says to pair with poultry, fish and any type of appetizer, I’d add table water crackers topped with with Prociutto, Camembert, Capers, and thinly sliced red onion, because it’s easy and what we had for dinner last night!
Here’s the detailed tech. sheet for the wine:
http://www.la-spinetta.com/pdf%20wine%20tuscany/Il%20Rose%20di%20Casanova%202015%20Inglese.pdf
and the wiki for the Rhino picture:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BCrer%27s_Rhinoceros

Chateau de Noblesse
Le vin rouge 2013
Bandol, Provence France
95% Mourvedre 5% Grenache
This wine is small production, from a multi generation family estate. It’s a direct import from Grassroots, one of the smaller more specialized distributors that we work with. This wine is young, amazing now, but I plan to tuck at least a couple of bottles away at the house for a few years and see where it goes. Wikipedia says that reds from Bandol usually require 10 years of ageing before developing fully. The (adorable, and very informative) website for the Chateau gives this advice: “When young, it is perfect with white meats, later on it is perfect with red meat (roast beef), or with soft cheeses. When it has aged somewhat, 7 to 10 years, it can accompany game, marinated or stewed meat. You should open the bottle 1 to 3 hours before sampling.” I’d lean in the direction of grilled pork and roast beef, rather than chicken. Bandol is in the region of Provence, southeast of Marseilles, near the Mediterranean, Mourvedre, originally a Spanish grape, is the primary red grape of the region and throughout Provence. Full disclosure… I did not open this wine 1-3 hours before drinking, but I swirled A LOT. I would recommend decanting this wine and letting sit around for a bit if you have time. Yum.
Check out the Ch. Noblesse website, just do…
http://www.chateaudelanoblesse.com/

Here’s the price structure WINE CLUB:
3 months $40/month = $120 and you also receive a FREE Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 and you also receive two FREE Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 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%)

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