A Month of Harvest Part III: Social Media Giveaway!

As October begins to give way to Halloween, Trick or Treat is on the brain. We've got a little of both for you. Really more of a Truth rather than a Trick is that we'll be taking a break from Tasting this week as Justin will be in Napa to witness some harvesting first hand. We're sure he'll have plenty of stories to regale us with when he's back next week pouring for you!



In the meantime, we have a challenge for you! And this is the Treat portion of things! Here's what we'd like you to do: Post a picture of one (or several) of your favorite bottles you got in the Shop to your Instagram, or even a picture of the Shop itself (feel free to take selfies!). It needs to be a Post and not a Story (though feel free to put those up too). The most important part is that you tag The Wine Shop of Charleston in the photo. Once tagged, we'll be able to see that you tagged us and we'll keep track of how many Likes the photo gets. The photo that has the most Likes by October 31st wins. In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive a bottle of Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve from us!

(And yes, we'll help out and and Like every photo as well!)

From the heart of the city of Reims in Champagne, France, House Taittinger has been producing Champagne by the Taittinger family for nearly a Century. In the immortal words of Chairman Clovis Taittinger, "Champagne is the best way of saying "I love you" in any language." So this bottle of excellent Champagne will be our thank you gift to the winner of this Instagram contest. Not too shabby for skipping a Tasting week!

In the meantime, here are some spooktacular, er spectacular, wines to get you in the mood for Halloween.

First off, a black cat named Bobes. Bobes the Cat (Czec for Bob) adorns the label of The Bohan-Dillon Pinot Noir from Hirsch Vineyards in Sonoma. The 2020 vintage was just released and we've got it in the Shop.

From the Piedmont region of Italy be sure to check out Vietti's Barbera D'Asti. A depiction of a monster haunts this label, a sketch by the late Italian sculptor and artist Pietro Cascella. But no need to be frightened, the wine is delicious and nothing haunted about it!

Of course orange is the new black, and conveniently orange and black are the colors of Halloween. From winemaker Andrew Jones, one of the new cool kids of California, we've got his orange wine. What is an orange wine? It's a white wine where the seeds and skins of the grapes are left in contact with the juice, creating an orange-hued color to the wine. Think rosé, they are extremely similar, both in flavor and how they're created. Andrew's Field Recordings SKINS is a blend of Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc and Albarino. Zombies need not apply.

As a second Orange option for you, we have Gonc Winery's "Starman" from Slovenia and by Peter Gonc. This label is designed in an unconventional way with the symbol of David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust and lyrics from Starman, inviting wine lovers for an extraordinary trip. In memory of the great performer, we promise the journey with this bottle of wine will be anything but boring.

Back to black, toast All Souls Day with The Immortal Zin Old Vine by Peirano Estate. This is the black to juxtapose the orange. Deep, dark, rich and inky, you'll need to spark up a candle inside a Jack-o'-lantern to light your way through this one!

Have a great week and we'll see you for something truly spectacular next week. Here's a hint for what's in store: It'll be like drinking the stars.

 See you soon!


The Wine Shop Team

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