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Special Wines of Portugal, Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday August 24th, 7pm

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Special Wines of Portugal
Wine Tasting Seminar
with Dorit Handrus Co-Owner of Tambu Wines
Friday Evening, August 24thth, 2018, 7 pm. At Wine World.

Tambu is a small importer of a handful of specially selected wineries focused on small-production, terroir-driven, minimal-intervention wines. With Dorit as our guide we’ll taste several wines from Vinho Verde, exploring different types of wine produced in the region. We’ll also visit Alentejo, Beiras, Dão, Minho, and Douro, learning about how these wines are made, the people that make them, and the lands from which they are grown.
We’ll taste ten wines with a midway break for tasty tidbits.

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The Wines:
Espaço Rural, Bojador Vinho de Talha Branco Amphora (2014)
Bojador, Rosé (2017)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Phaunus Palhete (2015)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Phaunus (2016)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Vinhão Yakkos Grande Reserva (2006)
Casa de Darei, Dão Lagar de Darei Branco (2015)
Casa de Darei, Dão Tinto Lagar de Darei (2013)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Loureiro Ten (2015)
Espaço Rural, Bojador Vinho de Talha Tinto Amphora (2016)
Quinta do Romeu Moinho do Gato Tinto (2015)

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.
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Third Thursday August 16th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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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
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines Thursday August 16th 2018:

Clément Et Florian, “P’tit Berthier” Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 Loire Valley France
With its pale rose colour, this Rosé shows aromas of red fruits, fruit drop, and some spicy notes. On the palate the wine shows both the suppleness and refreshing acidity of the Pinot Noir. Heaps of red fruit aromas with hints of spice on the nose.

Domaine de Cristia Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2017
50 % Viognier, 20% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette, 15% Rousssane
Golden yellow with green undertones, bright and clean. Very intense on the nose with ripe yellow and white stone fruits (apricot and peach) and white flowers bringing freshness. Round and full, very balanced with a long mineral finish. Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat.

Lucashof Riesling QBA 2017 Pfaltz, Germany
Their philosophy is to employ environmentally sound viticultural techniques, and in the cellar to use the least amount of intervention possible. Christine has obtained an organic certificate for her wines from the Deutschepradikat. The Pfalz region is known to make Riesling that is a bit drier in style and fuller in body, and this wine is no exception. Starts out with tropical fruit aromas on the nose, pineapple, mango, and is rich and round in the mouth finishing with good acidity in a dry, yet crisp finish.

Giuliano Rosati Rosso Toscana 2016 Tuscany Italy
Sangiovese, Merlot. A rustic red wine with flavors and aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries, and zesty black pepper. Smooth tannins, acidity, and structure make this wine a perfect choice for many of your favorite dishes.

Vina Maitia ‘Weon’ Carignan 2017 Maule Valley, Chile
This 100% unoaked Carignan The nose is bursting with notes of cherry, plum, rose petal, cinnamon, lavender, and anise that lead to a bright palate of cassis and blackberry. There are hints of mushroom and earth underneath the dark fruit. A touch of black pepper spice and a solid dose of structural tannins round out the wine.
91pts Tim Atkin

Freelander, District One, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 California
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of dark berry preserves on graham crackers and dark roasted nuts with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a brisk grilled beets and nutskin finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. Pizza dinner, burgers or pot roast with mushroom gravy

First Friday August 3rd Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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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
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines Friday August 3rd, 2018:

Vina Eguia Rioja Blanco 2015 Rioja, Spain
100% Viura. This wine is a bright pale yellow color with greenish reflections. The fruit in the nose and palate are fresh, with notes of pear, apple and citrus. The palate is juicy, with floral hints. The mouthfeel is round and vibrant and the finish is fresh and pleasant.
This wine is best served with pastas in light sauces, fried and steam fish, sushi and all kinds of salads. Ideal by-the-glass as an aperitif, served chilled.

Two Angels Sauvignon Blanc 2017 High Valley, CA
This fruit-forward wine shows great intensity as it is poured into the glass, with hints of grapefruit, pear, honeysuckle, and citrus blossoms to name a few. A little sur lies aging adds a little weight to the mid-palate without sacrificing the refreshing crispness form entry to long, lingering finish. Added flavors of honeydew melon and mineral notes are evident on the palate.
Serve slightly chilled, a great accompaniment to fish and shellfish.

Torresella Prosecco NV Veneto, Italy
100% Glera. The aroma brings a fragrance of spring flowers, pear and apple, while on the palate, a fine string of bubbles is your first indication of the quality of this Prosecco. The flavor is soft, with a creamy fruitiness that hints of almond. This wine is great as an apéritif or with dry sweets and soft cheeses. Serve well chilled. 90pts W&S

Domaine Roman Pinot Noir 2016
A complex nose of smokey red fruit, vanilla and mild peppery spice. A core of plum, cherry and raspberry fruit with added characters of spices and vanilla on the palate, the wine is backed with a long, lingering, finish. Roasted or BBQ meats and fuller flavored cheeses.

Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 67 Sonoma County, California
Old Vine Red is a proprietary red wine made to replicate the field blends of many of the old vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Predominantly comprised of Zinfandel, Old Vine Red combines pure fruit, a supple mouth feel and a rich, solid structure. A groundbreaking combination of varietals and multiple vintages first produced in 1982, this wine has blazed the path for red blends for decades. With a historic underground following, it is one of the longest lasting and best known red blends produced today. Marietta’s flagship NV Old Vine Red Lot Number 67 is a combination of wine from the 2016, 2015, and 2014 vintages. 60% aged in neutral barrels and 40% aged in stainless steel. Dry, fruit-forward, rich, supple.
Ripe, juicy fruit and a lush mouth feel are the hallmarks of Old Vine Red, with peppery spice and dusty earth adding an extra level of richness. Moderate but focused tannins ensure this blend will stand up to almost any food.

Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco, NV Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Deep colour which foreshadows intense, but never excessive scents. It combines roundness and austerity, telling in detail of its terroir. Passionate. Pasta, charcuterie and, in general, traditional dishes from Emilia. (Cured Meats, Parmesan, Balsamic Vinegar)

Oregon Wines, Pinot Noir and More! Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday July 27th 7pm

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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

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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

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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
803.279.9522

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.

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

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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
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines, Thursday June 21st 2018:

Fleurs de Prairie Rose 2017 Cotes de Provence, France
Crafted in the traditional Provencal style, Fleurs de Prairie is a pale salmon color with delicate flavors of strawberry, rose petals and herbs. Its bright, refreshing acidity makes it a perfect companion with a meal or as an aperitif.

Cà Montini Terre di Valfredda Pinot Grigio 2018 Trentino Italy
Lemony fresh and breezy on the nose, with aromas of wet stone, apricot, pear, and Maraschino cherry. Bone-dry and mineral-laden on the palate, it presents fresh squeezed lemon juice with just a hint of green apple skin.
Pairs well with a variety of dishes including fish, white meats, soups, pasta and risotto.

Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc 2016 California
Vibrant aromas of grapefruit and lemon with subtle grassy characters and a crisp clean finish. This wine is a fine accompaniment to shellfish or on its own.

Santa Tresa Frappato 2017 Terre Siciliane, Italy
The nose shows blueberry with earthiness, undergrowth and herbs. Light smoky cherry with a hint of tart notes. Chunky ‘chewy’ smoky sour cherry & tarry minerality. Juicy raspberry, wild strawberry, aniseed and red liquorice. Complex. Youthful. Dry. Typical Italian high acidity. Med tannins, med body, med+ finish. Lovely juicy fresh cherry, strawberry, raspberry. A good food wine.

Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec 2017 Mendoza, Argentina
Deep, shining red color. Very mineral on the nose, with strong evidence of calcareous soils, such as chalk. Very fresh on entry, with great volume and texture. The tannins are somewhat edgy and the finish is a long one.
The destemmed grapes fermented in cement vats with indigenous yeasts and was kept in those vats between five and ten months until bottling, as there are four bottling lots. The nose is very fruit-driven and mixes berries with a hint of pollen and honey, giving it an accessible and easy to understand profile. The palate is juicy, with cherry flavors and almost unnoticeable tannins. It ends dry, with seriousness.
91pts James Suckling

McPherson Sangiovese 2015 High Plains, Texas
Sangiovese is an Italian Cultivar well suited for sometimes unforgiving climates. We have worked with this variety more than a decade and developed a consistent style in homage to our favorite Chianti table wines of Tuscany. Notes of red licorice, black cherry cola, and bright balsamic strawberry. The wine ages in neutral French oak, adding a beautiful texture that brings further depth and richness to this wine.

Castello Banfi Italian Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday June 22nd 7pm

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Only $30/person ($20 for WINE CLUB Members)
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Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

Castello Banfi Italian Wine Tasting Seminar
with Jacob Gragg of Cru Artisan wines

Banfi was founded in 1978 by Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani. The brothers goal was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines.

The wines of Banfi are born of a passion and love for unique terroirs, from continuous research, and from the intimate knowledge of different territories and the ability to marry time tested and respected techniques with innovative solutions in both the vineyard and the winery.

Jacob Gragg is the fine wine specialist for Cru Artisan wines, the luxury agent of the Banfi portfolio, and earned his Advanced Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers at the age of 24. He is also a Certified Specialist of Wine, and was named one of the Best New Sommeliers of 2012 by Wine & Spirits magazine.

The Wines:
San Angelo Pinot Grigio
Principessa Gavi
Centine Rosso
Fonte alla Selva Chianti Classico
Belnero
Rosso di Montalcino
Brunello di Montalcino
Toscana Excelsus
Summus Red
Rosa Regale

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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

“Exploring Japanese Sake” Wine Tasting Seminar, Wednesday June 6th 7pm

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Only $25/person ($18 for WINE CLUB Members)
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The Seminar will begin promptly at 7pm

with Alexis Abu South East/South Central Regional Manager for Joto Sake

Many people love sake but find it intimidating and indecipherable. Joto’s mission is to serve as a bridge between Japanese artisanal sake and the American market. They aim to bring the world of artisanal sake to life without “dumbing it down,” “Americanizing” it.

Joto is Japanese for “highest level” and describes the makers of our sake and our aspirations as their importer. They are the exclusive importer for multi-generational, family-owned breweries whom they identify and approach after trying their sake in Japan and reading about their brands in Japanese food and beverage publications. Our jizake (local) breweries are located throughout Japan, producing sake in small batches with locally-raised indigenous rice varieties, offering flavors and styles ideal for a range of cuisines. Our passion for breweries that have rich and wonderful histories makes them fun to learn about and explore.

The Wines:
One Cup “Graffiti Cup” Honjozo
Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu Honjozo
Joto Junmai
Shichi Hon Yari Junmai
Maboroshi “Mystery” Junmai Ginjo
Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo
Joto Daiginjo
Joto Junmai Nigori
Hou Hou Shu Sparkling
Joto Yuzu

 

First Friday June 1st Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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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
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines, First Friday, June 1st, 2018:

Domaine La Taste Blanc 2016 Gascogne France
60% Colombard, 20% Ugni Blanc, 11% Gros Manseng and 9% Sauvignon Blanc. In the glass, the wine is a light gold with green highlights. Aromas of ripe grapefruit, white peach and white flowers explode from the glass in a concentrated, inviting manner, accented with a subtle, mineral earthiness. The first sip of this wine displays an intensity of flavor that is eye-opening. There is a beautiful texture to the wine and a subtle note of honey that adds to its complexity. A fresh, vibrant acidity washes across the palate and leads to a zesty finish that calls you back for more. Enjoy with a tomato and watermelon salad, zucchini pancakes or quinoa-stuffed peppers.

Les Bremailles Pineau d’Aunis Rose 2017 Touraine, Loire Valley, France
100% Pineau d’Aunis
Formerly called Chenin Noir, Pineau d’Aunis is the oldest grape of the Loire Valley. On the nose, it develops a nice bouquet of fresh fruit slightly peppered. On the palate, it is a supple, slightly acidic wine, the ultimate summer wine. It can be enjoyed as an aperitif, with your appetizers, fruit-based desserts and exotic dishes.

Clean Slate Riesling 2016 Mosel Germany
The fresh, balanced taste of clean slate is achieved by carefully selecting grapes from vineyards throughout the Mosel. The steep blue slate slopes of the Lower Mosel give the wine its minerality while the Middle Mosel provides a hint of spice to complement the characteristics fresh peach flavors of the Upper Mosel. The result is a clean, fresh flavor that is delicious with food and perfect to share with friends.
Pairs beautifully with spicy cuisines, Asian, Tex-Mex, Indian and sushi.

Castello Del Trebbio Chianti Superiore 2016 Rufina, Chianti, Italy
Sangiovese 85% Canaiolo + Canaiolo + Ciliegiolo 15%
Chianti, Tuscany, Italy- Vibrant fruit complements the floral bouquet of this wine, made, like all Chiantis, primarily from the Sangiovese grape. A hint of flowers on top of red cherry and herbs with flavors of ripe cherry, raspberry, chocolate and spice leading to nice tannins and a solid finish.
Serve this wine with hamburgers, Tuscan Crostini, Cold Cuts, Roasted Meats.

Bodega Casir Dos Santos Cab 2017 Mendoza Argentina
Lovely deep red color, with ripe blackberry fruit. The spiciness of the nose is echoed on the palate and combines well with juicy red fruit flavors. Well integrated oak and fine tannins ensures a long and classic finish. Red meat, pasta, lamb.

Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre 2015 Contra Costa County, California
Ancient Vines Mourvèdre offers distinct chocolate characteristics, luscious deep plum, and concentrated cherry. This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by soft tannins. grilled
lamb or pork, sautéed asparagus and curried deviled eggs.

Third Thursday May 17th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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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
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines, First Friday, May 17th, 2018:

Laurent Miquel Cinsault Syrah Rose 2017 Pays d’Oc France
70% Cinsault, 30% Syrah
Characterized by a beautiful pale pink robe, this Cinsault Syrah epitomizes the best of southern French rosés with fruit-forward flavours and perfect balance. The Cinsault adds a fresh, smooth texture to the blend and the Syrah reveals delicious red fruit flavours with a dramatic colour. Delicious on its own or with salads, cold meats, chicken dishes and barbecues. You can even try it with shellfish or light spicy foods!

Chamisal Stainless Chardonnay 2015 Edna Valley Central Coast California
Tropical notes of juicy Satsuma, ripe kiwi and mango are highlighted by aromas of candied lemon peel, apple blossom and refreshing minerality. The palate supports the nose, revealing the Stainless winemaking with its round, weighty mouthfeel. Crisp acidity and flavors of white nectarine, papaya and key lime pie round out the clean, lingering finish. Baked whitefish, Grilled Tarragon Chicken.

Gouguenheim Valle Escondido Torrontes 2016 Mendoza Argentina
Bright approachable nose of honeysuckle, canned peaches, Asian pear, vanilla bean, slight geranium. Light bodied, almost airy, but with reasonably strong pear, lemon, tangerine, peach, and cantaloupe notes. Mildly saline and perfumed, with gentle acidity and some minerals. Geranium floral elements more prominent in the finish than on the nose.

Enrique Mendoza La Tremenda Monastrell 2016 Alicante Spain
Bright ruby-red in color, this wine shows expressive notes of fresh black cherries and red berries mingled with hints of sweet spice, toast and cocoa. On the palate, this accessible red shows silky texture, liveliness and long length. Pair it with pork chops, Kobe beef, or parmesan-crusted asparagus tips. Wine Advocate 92pts

Tormentoso Old Vine Cinsault 2015 Paarl South Africa
A ruby-red Cinsaut showing faint spice, cinnamon and red cherries on the nose, followed through by strawberries and cream on the palate. This juicy wine with silky berry-fruit flavours is backed by earthy, cigar-box-aromas and soft oak tannins. Will pair nicely with a wide range of dishes; try with margherita pizza, seafood pasta, cottage pie and spareribs.

Zin-phomaniac Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel 2012 Sonoma, California
The grapes for this old-vine wine come from various appellations within Sonoma, including Dry Creek and Sonoma Valley. The Zin is blended with mixed blacks and Mourvèdre. Aromas of tobacco, cola, plum and clove. Wild raspberry, plum, cherry and molasses flavors are complemented by white pepper, anise and clove flavors on the spicy lingering finish.