This Friday, March 7th from 4 to 7 p.m. — $5/person…..Free for Grape Nuts — The major wine players of the southern hemisphere include South America, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, and all of these countries and their respective producers have “upped their games” considerably in the past 10 to 15 years. Although each country produces a wide range of types and styles of wines, each country seems to be known especially for one signature wine. We’ll explore these signature grape varietals for this Friday’s Wine Down, and we invite you to stop by and get your week end off to a good start.
We’ll start with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that is dry, tart, refreshing and packed with zingy lime, kiwi and green apple notes before we move on to an organic, apple and floral nuanced Chenin Blanc driven blend from South Africa. Next up are the reds, starting with a beautifully pure, dark fruited and warm spiced Malbec from a biodynamic producer in Argentina. Next up is a brand new Aussie Shiraz that displays really nice notes of baked blueberry, plum and spice cake, and we’ll wrap it all up with a South African Pinotage that straight up smells and tastes like coffee, chocolate and maraschino cherry. It’s going to be a mighty good time, and a great opportunity to “try before you buy” some deliciously affordable wines from “down south.”
All tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle and 15% off if you mix any six of them!
1. 2013 Walnut Block Sauvignon Blanc
(Marlborough, New Zealand)
2. 2012 A.A. Badenhorst The Curator White
(Swartland, South Africa)
3. 2012 Zorzal Malbec “Terroir Unico”
4. 2012 Thorne-Clarke Milton Park Shiraz
5. 2012 The Barista Pinotage
(Western Cape, South Africa)