Cheese Girl Anna Sheets gets photo bombed.
Cheese Girl Anna Sheets gets photo bombed.

I stopped by on my way to have dinner with the family at Antonios. Nice little tasting. I was very impressed with the Darcie Kent Grüner Veltliner. I think I could enjoy this during the summer. The Herdade do Esporao Alandra Rosé had very nice body. Shame we didn’t have this one at a recent Rosé tasting we had.
At the red table I enjoyed all three but the Aguaribay Malbec was my favorite. The cheeses were great as usual, made even nicer by the evening’s cheese girl, Anna Sheets: Castello Dill Havarti, Smith’s Farmstead Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Gouda and Clawson’s Cotsworld (double Glouchester with rehydrated onions and freeze-dried chives.)
Next up for Wine World is their Beer Tasting on Saturday, May 14, from 4-7PM.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
When: Friday, May 6, 2016, 5 to 8 pm
Cost: $5, with rebate on the purchase of 1 bottle of the featured wines.

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

  1. Darcie Kent Grüner Veltliner 2011
  2. Herdade do Esporao Alandra Rosé 2015
  3. Piquitos Moscato 2015
  4. Fontana Candida Rosso Roma 2013
  5. Aguaribay Malbec 2014
  6. Concannon Founder’s Petite Sirah 2014

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Darcie Kent Grüner Veltliner 2011 | Monterey, California
Pale golden color. Aromas of baked kiwi, & white peppercorn. Supple & dry-yet-fruity on the palate. Medium body with nice minerality. A tangy, green apple, citrus & grass-accented finish. Pad Thai, Chicken Fajitas Shrimp in a Butter-Garlic sauce. Pasta with Spring Veggies. Website Cost: $17.99
Herdade do Esporao Alandra Rosé 2015 | Alentejo, Portugal
Fabulous rosé packed with lovely strawberry & red currant fruit. Crisp & dry. Great food wine. Tapas. Seafood. Fine Charcuterie & cold cuts. Strawberries with cream. Website Cost: $9.99
Piquitos Moscato 2015 | Valentino, Italy
Very lightly sweet with slight effvervescence. Fruit & floral notes suggest mandarin peel, honeysuckle & orange blossom. Pork Loin with Mango/Orange Glaze. Crepes with fruit. Website Cost: $10.99
Fontana Candida Rosso Roma 2013 | Lazio, Italy
Montepulciano, Cesanese, Syrah, Intense aroma of wild berries with slightly spicy notes.Appealing fruity flavor, velvety tannins. Lasagna. Canneloni, Walnuts & Sage. Pizza . urgers, Grilled Herbed Pork.
Cost: $10.99
Grapes: Montepulciano, Cesanese, Syrah.
Aguaribay Malbec 2014 | Mendoza, Argentina
Dark, rich blueberry, cherry & raspberry aromas & flavors. black fruit flavors. Grilled Baby Back Ribs. Paella. Steaks & Chimichurri Sauce. Braised Lamb Shanks. A favorite at Wine World. Website Cost: $13.99
Concannon Founder’s Petite Sirah 2014 | Livermore, California
Full-bodied, rich wine with soft, full tannins. Flavors of cherry, dark berry & blueberry. Notes of chocolate, cassis & toasty, creamy oak. Roast Duck. Goulash. Chili. Prime Rib. Concannon was the first winery to bottle Petite Sirah as a varietal wine. They have been Petite Sirah specialists for decades. Crowd-pleaser! Website Cost: $11.99


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