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

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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

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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

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

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Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC
or Call us at 803 279 9522 to reserve your space.
Only $25/person ($18 for WINE CLUB Members)
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

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

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, 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

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, 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.

“California Family Values” Wine Tasting Seminar, Saturday May 19th 7pm

Saturday, May 19th, 7pm
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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.

with Kristin Lowe, Grace Reynolds, and Caroline Taylor of Republic National Distributing Company

California Family Values means Great Wine! We’ll taste ten high-end wines from several iconic family owned California wineries. We’ve decided to up our Glassware game for this seminar. You’ll get your very own Riedel glass to use during the event and take home with you!

The Wines:

Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Talbott Kali Heart Chardonnay 2016

St. Supery Rose 2016

Fel Pinot Noir 2014

Seghesio Sangiovese 2013

Plumpjack Merlot 2014

Round Pond Kith and Kin 2016

Klinker Brick Syrah 2014

Odette Adaptation Cabernet 2014

Cliff Lede Stag’s Leap Cabernet 2014

Space is Limited Sign up now!
Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC
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Only $30/person ($20 for WINE CLUB Members)
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

BIG SALE, end of bins, Wine and Beer, Thursday May 10th through Saturday May 12th, 10am-7pm

End of Bins SALE!
Wine and Beer
Thursday May 10th
through Saturday May 12th
10am-7pm
15% to 30% off many wines
Deeper discounts on some items!

We’ve added several wines and beers to the SALE room.
We’ll taste a bunch of the wines on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Drop by the shop, see what’s open to taste, and grab some deals from the front room!

Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC
803 279 9522

First Friday May 4th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

First Friday May 4th
Drop-In Tasting 5-8pm
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

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, May 4th 2018:

Charles Smith Wines, Band of Roses 2017 Washington State
Brand new from Charles Smith 100% Pinot Gris “A Very cool wine. Pure, vibrant, fresh, penetrating perfume giving way to lilac, guava, tangerine, and passion fruit. Delivered on a silky palate, this rosé has got the beat!”

Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough, New Zealand
Succulent, fleshy peach and nectarine flavors are accented by Key lime, mango and ruby grapefruit notes. Shows nice intensity on the long, expressive finish. Lemon and Prawn Risotto, Fresh Fish, or a Cheese Platter.
90pts Wine Spectator

Robertson Special Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2016 Western Cape, South Africa
Full bodied wine with honeysuckle and rose petals in bouquet. Rich and smooth with beautifully balanced sugar and acid give an extra interest by a touch of honeyed botrytis. Ideal with fresh fruit based desserts and mild soft cheeses.

Babylonstoren Babel 2015 Western Cape, South Africa
39% Shiraz. 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. 10% Malbec 6- 6 % Petit Verdot
This dry, full-bodied red wine is a fusion of blackcurrant and spice with a hint of chocolate, with sweet tobacco and fynbos on the nose. Perfect for rack of lamb and a good piece of beef.

Masi Campofiorin 2014 Veneto, Italy
Blend: 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara
With an intense, ruby-red color and violet traces, the wine shows generous, ripe aromas of plum and cherry jam, with hints of spice. Bold and rich flavors of bitter cherries and berry fruits stand out on the palate, with good acidity, balance and velvety tannins.
This very versatile wine is perfect with many different foods, including pasta with rich meat- or mushroom-based sauces, grilled or roasted red meats, game and mature cheeses.
90pts Wine Enthusiast

Terra D’Oro Petite Sirah 2015 Amador County, California
The color is almost black, with lots of dark berry and black pepper aromas. Flavors are of pepper, meat and boysenberries. Bold and spicy with mineral details and refined tannins. A dark and opulent aubergine color in the glass, the wine has a powerful nose of sweet oak vanillin and bright, juicy fruit. The palate is focused with crisp and captivating flavors of ripe blueberry and jammy blackberry cobbler, with a warm oaky spice note on the finish. For a delightful and mouth-watering pairing, serve this wine with roast tenderloin of wild Boar, or baked root vegetable lasagna. Tannins make the mouthfeel thick and layered. A lingering finish attests to its considerable concentration.
91pts Wine Enthusiast

Third Thursday April 19th, Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Come Taste Some Wines with Us!
 
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
 
Wine World Wines, Thursday April 19th 2018:
 
Chateau La Freynelle Blanc 2016 Bourdeaux France
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, Muscadelle
Brilliant straw robe. Lovely Fruit nose of white peaches, citrus fruits, and beeswax. Elegant, charming palate with good fruit flavors and a smooth buttery finish.
A lovely dry wine that is very refreshing. Serve chilled with seafood, pasta, chicken, veal, and pork.
Trivento Torrontes Reserve, Mendoza, Argentina
Golden yellow in color with greenish reflections. An alluring bouquet with floral notes of roses and violets and hints of citrus. On the palate, the wine is crisp and well-structured, offering flavors of delicate tropical fruit and citrus.
Pairs wonderfully with seafood, grilled poultry, and other white meat. It also goes well with spicy Asian fare.
Willamette Valley Vineyard Riesling  2015  Willamette Valley Oregon
This semi-sweet wine opens with luscious aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. The mouthfeel is juicy with bright acidity that activates the palate and displays flavors of peach, pineapple and honeysuckle. The finish is wonderfully persistent with balance of sweetness and refreshing crispness. Serve well-chilled and allow to warm in your glass for optimal enjoyment of aroma and flavor. Perfect as an aperitif or as an ideal pairing to spicy Asian dishes, seafood and rich cheeses. This wine is versatile enough for dessert pairings like fruit tarts or savory options like blue cheese creme brulee.
Gouguenheim Merlot Mendoza, Argentina
This Merlot has a dark ruby color with a bouquet of red and black fruits such as cherries, blackberries, and red currants. On the palate it shows rich flavors and lots of fruits in the mouth. It has a good balance and a long finish.
Roast duck, lamb chops grilled on vine prunings and flavored with oregano. Drink as an aperitif too.
Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese Veneto, Italy
With an intense, ruby-red color and violet traces, the wine shows generous, ripe aromas of plum and cherry jam, with hints of spice. Bold and rich flavors of bitter cherries and berry fruits stand out on the palate, with good acidity, balance and velvety tannins.
This very versatile wine is perfect with many different foods, including pasta with rich meat- or mushroom-based sauces, grilled or roasted red meats, game and mature cheeses.
Kenwood Six Ridges Alexander Valley Cabernet
Wonderfully complex aromas of fig, plum, and ripe berry join subtle hints of vanilla, cocoa nibs, and cola. This wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with complex tannins that give way to a lingering, silky finish.
Being both full-bodied and elegant, this Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent accompaniment to richly flavored food such as Barbeque Beef Ribs, Chicken with Port and Figs, or Pan-Roasted Veal Chops with Mushrooms.

“Wine for me Argentina” Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday April 27th 7pm

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Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC
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Only $25/person ($18 for WINE CLUB Members)
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

with with Jennifer Tuffner of Vineyard Brands
Jennafer will present to us ten Argentine wines from the Vineyard Brands portfolio. We’ll not only taste some great Malbec, but Cabs, Blends, a Pinot Noir and a Bubbly Rose of Malbec and Pinot. Some of you will remember the great South African Seminar Jennafer hosted last December, join us to taste these wonderful wines.
-We’ll taste 10 wines with a break halfway-ish for heavy Hors d’Oeuvres.

The Wines:
Alma Negra Brut Rose NV
Catena Siesta Pinot Noir 2012
Maal Biutiful 2016
Angulo Innocenti Malbec 2014
Tinto Negro Limestone 2014
Maal Imposible 2015
Alma Negra M Blend 2015
Tahuan Cab Sauv 2013
Catena Siesta Cab Sauv 2011
Angulo Innocenti Unisono 2013

Space is Limited Sign up now!
Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC
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Only $25/person ($18 for WINE CLUB Members)
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, April 6th Drop-In Wine Tasting, 5-8pm

Come taste some wine with us!
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

Les Hauts Plateaux Rose 2017 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
Syrah – 40%; Grenache – 40%; Cinsault – 20%
The syrah is a characteristic red varietal of the northern part of the Côtes du Rhône. It gives to the wine its structure, its color and its aromas of small red berries, with a characteristic flavor of violet Rosé wines LES HAUTS PLATEAUX is of a salmon color, possessing great intensity on the nose (gooseberry), supple in texture, and easy to drink.
quiches, pissaladières, and crudités

Protea Chenin Blanc 2016 Swartland, South Africa
Crisp passion fruit and lemon leaf with a whiff of white pepper on the nose. The same flavours make an immediate impact on the palate which is well-rounded and medium-bodied. Acidity is kept in check – with no tart spikiness apparent. Smooth mouthfeel with just a hint of gravel and flinty flavour on its long zesty finish.
chilled avocado soup with shrimp and chives, sushi, Grilled fish

Cline Cellars, Farmhouse White 2017 California
41% Palomino, 25% Muscat Canelli, 22% Roussane, 6% Marsanne, 5%Viognier, 1% Riesling.
Emerald straw color. Toasty, earthy, tropical aromas and flavors of coconut yogurt and kiwi-papaya relish with a soft, fruity light body and a sleek, easy guanabana, melon rind, nutskin, and kaffir lime finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. An interesting, exotically tropical white blend.
Grilled Fruit Salad, Salmon Burger, Chicken Fajitas

Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 California
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot Medium bodied with ripe plum, black currant, and blackberry flavors with a touch of mint. Cedar and dusty earth emerge on the long, layered finish.
Roasted Duck Breast with Pecan Purée, Grilled Steak with Salsa Verde. Pan-Roasted Veal Chops with Cabernet Sauce

Terra D’Oro Barbera 2015 Amador County
Terra d’Oro Barbera showcases the refreshing acidity of the grape with inviting aromas of sweet red fruit and fresh toasted bread. Enticing flavors of cherry cola and blueberries coat the palate, and polished tannins boast an elegant, round finish.
A perfect complement to savory dishes, Terra d’Oro Barbera pairs particularly well with pork roast or orecchiette bolognese. Roasted Boar, Tallegio Filled Crespelle, Lasagna

Steele Clear Lake Zinfandel 2014 Catfish Vineyard
A mouth full of bright red fruit, and many layers of jam, coffee, and eucalyptus along with good structure and
balance.
Catfish Vineyard was planted in 1901, the wine is a field blend of a number of varieties, including small amounts of carignan, alicante bouschet, cabernet sauvignon , petite sirah, and cinsault. Having more than one variety assured the old-time vintners that they would have some grapes to harvest regardless of the spring frosts or autumn storms.
Enjoy this wine with Cioppino, pasta or red meat in a cream-based sauce. Grilled venison, spice-rubbed leg or rack of lamb, pizza with pesto and sausage.