Champagne Bash is SOLD OUT!
Join us Friday, December 10th for a beautiful evening full of bubbles and bites at this year’s annual Champagne Bash.
Event Highlights + Details:
The evening will feature six champagnes with perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres including caviar, sushi, charcuterie, cheese, and more.
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: The Gourmet Shop (724 Saluda Avenue)
Dress: Cocktail attire
Safety: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required
Tickets: Tickets are available for $50 (per person). To purchase, please call The Gourmet Shop at (803) 799-9463. Must be 21+ to attend.
Toadfish Non-Tipping Wine Tumbler is an elegant addition to their Smartgrip drinkware line. The innovative SmartGrip® ® technology will keep your drink upright while the double-walled stainless steel construction keeps your drink perfectly chilled. A non-tipping drink tumbler for all the wine drinkers / G-Shoppers. And you can opt to purchase a glass liner for the wine tumbler to ensure your wine taste exactly as it should. Pour your favorite drink and the SmartGrip Technology keeps your beverage upright while being hit or rocked. The Toadfish Wine Tumblers hold on when others can’t- check out the one taking a ride on a surf board. The beer can cooler and the slim-line cooler for White Claw type beverages are all back in stock. Perfect stocking stuffers!
Hot Chocolate We always have the best selection of chocolates in town — well, come take a look at the “drinking” chocolates we have brought in for the winter season. Hot chocolates from an array of artisanal chocolate makers. We have a new hot chocolate section in the shop. We have the latest hot chocolate BOMBS- so you can WOW your kids. And, handmade marshmallows… You should treat yourself or someone you love with a decadent- dark- drinking chocolate.
Perlagrigia Italian cow’s milk cheese with flakes of black truffle. The rind is rubbed with beechwood ash and spices to preserve the natural truffle flavor! $29.99/lb
Point Reyes Tomarashi A buttery toma made with Sichimi Togarashi – a Japanese spice blend containing nori, toasted sesame, poppy and hemp seeds, chili flakes, and ginger. Creamy and grassy semi-firm cheese. $28.99/lb
Old Forest Salami A unique blend of lean pork. Initial meaty notes and subtle savory tones. Finishes with a mild, sweet, ash wood smoke flavor with hints of pepper. $19.99/lb
Wine of the Week
Domaine Huet Le Haut-Lieu Vouvray ’19
“The deep brown clay soils of the Haut-Lieu plateau provide the typical fruitiness and freshness wonderfully in Huet’s 2019 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec. Ripe pear, tangerine and orange fruits with notes of lemon grass and green pimientos intertwined with very fine chalky and later tobacco notes give a remarkably fine, elegant and harmonious, subtly complex and simply gorgeous bouquet with floral (lime blossom!) and yeasty aromas that are immediately attractive. Delicate and linear on the palate, this is a pure, fresh, bone-dry, lean and textured, highly refined and perfectly interwoven Chenin with persistent purity, finesse, salty-mineral tension and very fine tannins. Highly finessed and so pure and vivacious! This is a chalky picture-book Haut-Lieu that can age for many years, even though it is already dangerously seductive! There was no dry Le Haut-Lieu produced in 2018, but the 2019 is possibly the finest, most delicate and elegant I’ve had in recent years, at least at this early stage. A terrific and buoyant Vouvray that any Chenin lover should try—or, better yet, cellar! 13% alcohol. 80,000 bottles made. Tasted in July 2020.”
95 Pts Wine Advocate $38.99/btl
Wine Collectors’ Corner
Damilano Barolo Cannubi ’16 “The Damilano 2016 Barolo Cannubi shows depth and a profound nature. This is the DNA of the Cannubi cru, maybe the most celebrated in the appellation with mildly compact, well-draining sandy soils (actually, a mix of 45% sand, 35% silt and 20% clay, to be precise). These conditions contribute to the dark concentration and the firm textural support found here. These assets are particularly apparent in this classic vintage. Dark fruit and dried cherry cede to earthy truffle and licorice. Of these various single-vineyard expressions, the tight tannins on this Cannubi definitely suggest a long drinking window. This wine is my favorite in this flight from Damilano, and this vintage of 40,000 bottles is distinguished by its sheer excellence. Drink 2024-2050.”
97 Pts Wine Advocate $85.99/btl