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Almost Free Friday's Lineup

For  Almost Free Friday, we are pouring two wines that overperform for their price! 

Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc

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Native to the Bordeaux Region of France, this green skinned grape likely takes its name from the French word "sauvage" meaning wild and "blanc," white. Now grown and made wine all over the world, the version from Chile, such as Santa Ema, is most similar to the French style. Generally light to medium in body, the grapes take on the particular characteristics of its home terroir.

Chilean Sauvignon Blancs tend to be quite aromatic and tropical on the palate. Santa Ema is no exception. Remarkably clear and bright straw in color, the aroma is fresh citrus including ripe pears and green apples. Notes of fine herbs add complexity to the nose and palate. Fresh, voluminous  and lively on the plate, this 100% Sauvignon Blanc offers well balanced acidity and a deliciously fruity finish.

Santa Ema is a sustainable winery following environmentally friendly practices and socially responsible policies.

 

La Fiera Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2012

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 La Fiera is a third-generation family wine business producing wines from Veneto, Piedmont and Tuscany. Did you know, according to our wine expert Andy Hale, that the grape Montepulciano is not grown in the actual place of Montepulciano? It is actually grown in surrounding areas in Italy. Sangiovese is actually the wine of Montepulciano. The grape variety is Montepulciano grown in the region of Abruzzo, Italy. La Fiera Montepulciano is a deep, ruby-red color with violet highlights and a pleasant and fruity bouquet. On the palate the finish is full-bodied with soft tannins and good acidity. This is a full-bodied red wine with soft tannins and good acidity.  Expect dark berry fruit and spice.

 The winemaker notes:

In parts of the Abruzzi, most notably in the low hills of the northern province of Teramo, Montepulciano offers full-bodied age ability alongside a supple smoothness that makes this wine irresistible even when young. La Fiera Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a full-bodied red wine with violet highlights, a fruity bouquet and a palate of dark berry fruit and spice. An outstanding red wine value!

This wine is best paired with tomato-based pastas, pizza and roasted poultry.

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Try these wines for Almost Free Friday and enjoy them with other great performers during Comedy Night! 7pm-8pm $10! With headliner Jack Morgan; featuring Tom Emmons; Carolyn Adams host!

Jack Morgan is a very original, intelligent, and improvisational comedian who is based out of Charlotte. He is also a math teacher.

Tom Emmons is a Greenville, SC comedian, whose dry delivery of intelligent and thought provoking one-liners has earned him accolades and festival appearances across the Southeast.

Carolyn Adams is a Greenville, SC comedian whose first book, "Ruthless," will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2015.

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