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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
803.279.9522

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.

Third Thursday September 20th 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
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines Thursday September 20th, 2018:

Château La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé

The color is pale pink fuchsia, very bright. The nose is frank, lively, expressive, on white flowers and citrus fruits (pink grapefruit). The palate is fresh and the gooseberry meets again the grapefruit. A wine of great freshness and easy pleasure!
A versatile companion to many styles of cuisine. Enjoy with cheeses and fruit or pair with salmon dishes, poultry in light to medium weight sauces, and fresh salads.

Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino 2017

Pale yellow in color, this wine is delightfully fresh with an intense fruit forward bouquet of exotic fruit and spices typical of the Mediterranean coast. On the palate, it is fresh and crisp with well-balanced acidity and a clean finish. Lovely as an aperitif. Also ideal with seafood, salads, sandwiches and vegetable dishes.

Cline North Coast Viognier 2017

Cline Viognier shows juicy tropical fruit, fresh apricot and notes of mandarin orange and grapefruit. It’s luscious and fullbodied with a slight crisp acidity.
Viognier can be a tricky grape to grow. It buds early and is susceptible to frost. The grape has a thick skin and benefits from a long ripening period to develop full flavors. Vines bask in the sun during the day but experience cool nighttime temperatures contributing to the wine’s fullbody weight and nice acidity.

Via Revolucionaria Bonarda Pura 2017 La Arboleda, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza

This 100% Carbonic Macerated Bonarada was harvested separately at 4 different times and then blended together. A seductively perfumed nose evokes musky dank fruits of blueberry, cherry, and raspberry. The vibrant, fruit dominated nose, leads to a soft and round mid palate, held together by firm tannins and bright acidity.

Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Paso Robles, California

This wine displays blueberry, black cherry, and currant flavors with nuances of licorice, violets and cigar box all wrapped together with a dash of vanilla and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, well-balanced, with soft tannins, this wine shows tremendous dimension, with a seamless finish that lingers throughout the palate.

Casir dos Santos Avatar Malbec 2017 Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

Presents a vibrant red color with glints of bordeaux. Great aromatic intensity. It expresses in a very fresh way, with red fruits and a remarkable sweetness. In the mouth it’s balanced with round and sweet tannins, rich and with a marked acidity.

Special Wines of Portugal, Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday August 24th, 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 $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.

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.

Space is limited. Reserve now!

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.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

Third Thursday August 16th 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
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

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
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

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 $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

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 $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

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
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

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
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

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 $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.

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

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 $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