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WINE CLUB! August 2017 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, 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! (see below for pricing and perks) Our goal is to show excellent wines in a wide range of styles.   We only choose wines we have tasted and don’t base our choices on ratings.(Although we’ll often include them in the write-up)

Jolo Vineyards, Golden Hallows 2016
Yadkin Valley, North Carolina

Vidal Blanc 55%, Viognier 35%, Traminette 10%
$23.99

Dale and I like to tell our wine reps to bring us the “Weird Stuff”, meaning strange varietals from interesting places. This is the first East Coast U.S. wine we’ve used for the wine club. Yadkin Valley, N.C is now a designated American Viticultural Area or “AVA”, which makes it a bona fide American wine region. The primary crop in Yadkin until recently was tobacco, today there are 38 wineries in the region. The grapes in this blend are all highly aromatic grapes. The primary grape, Vidal Blanc, is a hybrid most notably used to make icewine in Canada and Sweden, it’s high in sugar, has great acidity, can survive colder climates. Viognier is a part of the “Rhone Blend” providing floral aromatics and some viscosity in the mouth feel, it’s often used in small percentages to add complexity to Syrah.  Traminette is a cross between Geuwurtztraminer and “Joannes Seyve” a french/american hybrid, with the purpose of creating a hearty, full cluster grape with the flavors found in Gewurtztraminer.
This is a fun and funky wine!

I’ll post the winery’s description below, I’d like to add that this wine will pair wonderfully with spicy food, Asian, Indian, anything with complex flavors.
This is a very dry crisp wine, but with lots of funky fruit!

“2016 was a very hot and dry growing season. With little rainfall and hot sunny day slowly ripened the fruit and concentrated the flavors. This wine is crisp, clean and refreshing. Equal parts of elegance and delicate aromatics offer pineapple, passion fruit and white flowers with loads of Asian pear, freshly peeled apple, and pineapple dancing on the palate. The finish is crisp and rounded with a citrus and wet stone. This is a very enjoyable wine alone and also pairs well with shellfish, white fish, chicken, roasted pork, pastas in butter or pesto sauces. This wine should be consumed within the next 4 to 5 years to savor the harmonious balance of fruit and acidity. Enjoy!”

oh, and on a side note, only 5000 bottles of this were made, and each bottle is numbered individually.

Tenuta Sant’ Antonio Monti Garbi Ripasso 2013
Veneto Italy

Corvina and Corvinone 70% – Rondinella 20% – Croatina and Oseleta 10%.
$22.99

Ripasso! A style we love here at Wine World, and the first one we’ve used for wine club. We think this is a wonderful example. Ripasso is a sort of combination of Amarone and regular Valpolicella. Amarone is made from grapes that have been dried, so that they are almost raisins. Ripasso, is “passed through” the Amarone leavings and refermented, making for a bolder, more complex wine than “standard” Valpolicella.

Here’s what the winery has to say:
“The wine is a lovely ruby red color. Aromas of red fruit and cherries. The flavors are slightly sweetish, soft yet powerful, fresh, and full-flavored with a trace of tannin and a spicy aftertaste. Pasta entrées with meat ragout and Italian sauces, grilled, roast or stewed white meats, hard medium-ripe cheeses.” Also… Pizza!!, Cambozola Cheese!!

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 it 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, August 4th, Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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
803.279.9522

Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino, Tuscany, Italy 2016
Pale yellow. Delightfully fresh with an intense fruit forward bouquet of dried papaya and green apple. Fresh, crisp with well-balanced acidity and a bright finish. Seafood, Salads, Sandwiches and Green Vegetable dishes.

Mirabello Prosecco, Veneto, Italy NV
Fresh and gently fruity fizz from northeast Italy (Veneto) with citrus and green apple aromas. Delicate and lively on the palate with ripe, lightly grapey fruit, zesty acidity and a clean, refreshing finish. frittata, sushi, prawn toasts.

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie “Gneiss de Bel Abord”, Loire, France 2016
Golden yellow, intense and brilliant. Complex nose combining white fruits (quince, peach) well walls and delicate floral notes. The palate is rich and long, well balanced between fresh and beautiful chiseled minerality and intense ripe fruit. Seafood, white meat, fish.

Feudo Zirtari, Nero d’Avola/Syrah, Sicily, Italy 2012
Deep ruby red in color, it offers perfumes of fresh red fruits and a delicate but appealing spiciness., On the palate, it is elegant yet full-flavored, with a supple and pleasantly refreshing texture. Grilled meats, roasts, pasta and rice dishes, mature cheeses.

Domaine de Verquière, AOC Côtes du Rhône, France 2015
Grenache: 80% Syrah: 20% With a strong beautiful red colour, alive with round, fresh with tart black fruits, peppery notes, and background spice. Dark layered fruit with some floral notes from the Grenache are balanced by spicy, peppery notes from the Syrah and the finish is long and lingering. Rabbit, Lamb, Mediterranean cuisine.

Honoro Vera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Jumilla, Spain 2015
Deep ruby, Perfumed scents of cassis, blackberry and cedary oak carry subtle tobacco and vanilla overtones. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering dark berry, bitter cherry and cracked pepper flavors that unfold slowly. Dusty tannins add shape and grip to the smoky finish, which hangs on with good spicy tenacity.
Braised Beef Short Ribs, Zucchini Gratin with Tomato Confit, Point Reyes Blue Cheese Crostini.