what: Les Acanthes ’12 Côtes du Rhône, France
ABV: 13.5 percent
With the spice, flavor and honest value of a classic Côtes du Rhône, this wine, from the co-op in Tavel, really delivers at this price point. This is grenache country, hence the blend of 63 percent grenache, 17 percent syrah, 14 percent carignan, and 6 percent mourvedre, grown in incredibly rocky soil in the warm climes of the southern Rhône, just across the river from the more famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This is old-school Côtes du Rhône with moderate alcohol, good acids and nice fruit. Definitely worth a look!
The wine was nice with grilled pork tenderloin, roasted sweet potatoes and sautéed brussels spouts. You might also try with burgers topped with melted Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar.
The 80-member co-op also produces excellent rosé in several different styles (the Tavel AOC is a rosé only), but the grapes are the same.
Serve with a slight chill.
Appearance: Dark purple with a lighter magenta rim.
Nose: Ginger, spice and dark fruit.
Taste: Soft tannins, good acidity and a long tasty finish. — Richard Fadeley
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
$10 Spa Specials!
Join us for 60-minute facials, microdermabrasion, bikini waxing, and more for only $10! 823 Gervais Street, Suite 120. Text your appointment request to 803-468-4643.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
Veteran Vapors now open!
Veteran-owned and operated, Veteran Vapors is located at 2308 Airport Blvd. in West Columbia. This month, 10% of all juice sales will be donated to Save the Ta-Tas. Special discounts available to veterans, military and public safety officials.
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