Whether you’re interested in tasting, pairing, purchasing or just learning about different wines, Bottles experts are here to help. As we gear up for the highly anticipated 2019 Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Bottles wine buyer, Mike van Beyrer, shares some favorites to have on your radar. Each of these wine selections are worth a glass and will be available in the retail tent.
Every year, Wolffer’s iconic bottling is the most anticipated rosé to hit the Charleston market. We are proud to announce that the 2018 Wolffer “Summer” Rose will be released exclusively first hand in 2019 under our tent at the Charleston Wine & Food Festival. It could be the bright, colorful label or the fresh burst of bright ripe fruit and lively acidity that people crave, but either way, the lush flavors and perfect balance make this rosé unique, elegant and satisfying. Be one of the first to buy a bottle of this iconic rosé at the Bottles tent at Marion Square.
Founded in 1998, Brooks is a reflection of the visionary Portland native, Jimi Brooks. His reverence for the land and vines made him a practitioner of organic and biodynamic farming. In our opinion, Brooks is one of Oregon’s hidden gems. This wine is 75% estate and has a lovely floral alluring nose. Warm and silky on the palette this ripe, rounded cherry-noted beauty is a textbook example of Oregon pinot noir. Come taste and meet Janie Brooks, the owner, on Saturday in the tent.
In the Northern Rhone Valley, Syrah flourishes in the villages of Cornas and Cote Rotie with ethereal notes of smoked meats and provincial herbs wrapped in a seamless texture. The combination of limestone soils and cool nights brings utter magic to these wines not easily duplicated in the New World. Halter Ranch, in Paso Robles, has recreated this magic with similar soils and air temps throughout the growing season. This wine is a dead ringer for a richer, warmer style Cote Rotie but at half the price. Come check it out in our tent on Saturday of Charleston Wine + Food as the winemaker, Kevin Sass, will be on hand for wine tastings and bottle signing.
Stop by the Bottles Wine Retail Shop in Marion Square from March 6- 10 to find Mike’s picks, attend tastings with our featured winemakers and shop our wide selection of bottles. Don’t forget that any wines you enjoy at Charleston Wine + Food signature dinners or offsite events can also be purchased in our tent. Cheers!