Planeta La Segreta Rosso

This is a everyday Sicilian red that is a blend of 50% Nero d’Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc. It has a ruby red color with purple highlights. The nose has fresh berries, cherries and plum. The taste is fruit forward with smooth tannins and enough acidity to pair well with any hardy meal. Food and Wine Magazine picks this as one of their top Italian wine for under $20. Make some lasagna and enjoy a bottle of La Segreta  Read More

Summer Wines!

Although our warm spring and record temps here in Charleston make it seem like summer had arrived weeks ago, we have just passed the official first day of summer, and with that we thought it would be appropriate to make a post about great, refreshing wines for summer sipping! Even some of our hardcore red wine fans will admit that a nice light white wine is a nice complement to a hot day. What makes whites so ideal for the summer? White wines have... Read More

Wine and the Founders

As we get closer to our nation’s birthday on July 4th, I thought I would post some wine facts about some of our early statesmen. It seems like the Founder’s had quite a taste for wine and celebration! Thomas Jefferson was known as a connoisseur of fine wines, especially fine Bordeaux and Madeira, but few know how committed he was to his wine! In 1801, his salary was $25,000 – certainly a great sum for the day! He did, however, make... Read More

Tasting Notes Blog

This blog is our way of sharing our love of wine, cheese and specialty foods with our friends in Charleston and around the world. Here we will post reviews of new wines and staff favorites, information about cheese and new trends and really about anything that captures our attention in the world of gourmet food. We invite you to check back often to read what we are thinking about and to see what events are coming up! Thank you! Jacki Boyd and the... Read More