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First Friday Tasting-Wine World-Jan. 5

Time for Wine World’s First Friday tasting of the new year. Six wines were featured, 3 white and 3 red. All of these wines are from Europe and South America (France, Italy, Spain and Chile). Don’t forget those cheeses.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, 5 to 8 pm
Cost: $5, with rebate on the purchase of 1 bottle of the featured wines

Here are the wines presented (click to see more):

  1. Vina Galana Verdejo 2016
  2. Feudo Zirtari Bianco 2016
  3. Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Blanc 2016
  4. Tormaresca Primitivo 2012
  5. Chono Red Blend 2014
  6. Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Vina Galana Verdejo 2016 | La Mancha Spain
Lemon green color with intense aromas of mango, passion fruit, grass and elderflower. Light bodied with citrus fruit and a touch of fresh herbs kept in balance with a fresh acidity. Lime Chicken, Carnitas, Fish Tacos.

Feudo Zirtari Bianco 2016 | Sicily, Italy
65% Inzolia, 35 Chardonnay, Deep straw yellow in color, it displays rich floral and fruity notes, with a faint hint of almonds. These sensations are echoed on the palate, along with an acidity that balances out the wine’s alcoholic warmth. Zirtari Bianco makes an exemplary match for many types of food thanks to its complex and varied range of aromas and flavors. This richness makes it ideal for the simplest or most elaborate seafood recipes, or for accompanying white meats. Sicilian grilled octopus, risotto and light pasta dishes, vegetables and soft cheeses.

Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Blanc 2016 | Languedoc, France
Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Terret Blanc. Straw-yellow colour, with a nose of acacia and pear and an harmonious palate of apple, pear, lemon, dill and green olive. Coconut fish curry, penne al pesto, seafood gratin, cheese soufflé.
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Tormaresca Primitivo 2012 | Puglia, Italy
Intense ruby red color. Aromas of plums, and cherries with vanilla and chocolate. On the palate, complex structure with good tannins and a spice note. Brisket, Flank Steak, Braised Lamb Shanks, Grilled Marinated Eggplant
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Chono Red Blend 2014 | Maipo Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Tempranillo intense red color. Nose of raisins, mocha and cocoa, with a hint of blueberries and plums. Flavors of plum, berry, tomato, mint, and fennel. Spicy Kebabs, Barbecued Pork Ribs.
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Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Colchagua Valley, Chile
Aromas of red currant, dried cherry, fig, cassis, oak notes of vanilla and sweet spice. Juicy flavors of baked plum, blackberry, cherry, raspberry and blueberry and subtle notes of oak. fine – grained tannins add balance providing a beautiful and lingering finish. Grilled rib eye with Chimichurri, Pastel de Chocio (deep dish corn casserole with chicken and beef stuffing), Twice baked potatoes with broccoli, Cheddar cheese and fresh scallions.
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