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.
Panettone & Pandoro
The Loison panettone and more importantly — your favorite the Pandoro Christmas cakes have arrived. Our customers seem to prefer this rich, moist cake (without any dried fruits). Select eggs and premium butter serve as the base for this star-shaped cake, and natural rising and gradual cooling help it keep its fragrance and freshness. Come in and we will show you how to turn your cake into a gorgeous centerpiece for all your gatherings. With a knife and a few simple ingredients. For example: Mascarpone or maybe Nutella and a few strawberries. Cover in falling snow…confectioner’s sugar. Make this Italian tradition part of your family’s Christmas celebrations. And it truly makes a perfect gift!
Old St. Nick!
Vietri Everyone’s favorite Santa — Babbo Natale has arrived from Italy with a sleigh full of new designs. VIETRI’s signature holiday collection is created from maestro artisan Alessandro Taddei’s childhood memories of stories his mother used to read to him about Italy’s Santa. Alessandro relays the stories through his whimsical designs, providing us a glimpse into Old St. Nick’s daily adventures leading up to preparations for each holiday season. Shop early for best selection!
Fourme Au Moelleux Fourme D’ambert injected with Vouvray, a sweet white wine from the Loire Valley. Soft-ripened creamy and dense cow’s milk cheese. Buttery, complex, and delicious. $32.99/lb
Raclette Pink Peppercorn Semi-firm, cow’s milk cheese from Switzerland. Your favorite melter studded with pink peppercorns. Fruity, zesty, and floral. $29.99/lb
Ossau-Iraty Semi-fim sheep milk cheese from the Pyrenees in France. Rich, complex, and satisfying. Toasted wheat aromas and nutty, grassy-sweet flavors. $29.00/lb
Wine of the Week
Guigal Gigondas ’18
“I was told the sample of the 2018 Gigondas represented about 80% of the final blend, so a lot could still change from here to bottling. That said, what I tasted showed intricate notes of garrigue, raspberries and pomegranate, much like previous vintages. Full-bodied and plush, with a long, silky finish, it should be another winner.”
(91-93) Pts Wine advocate $45.99/btl
Wine Collectors’ Corner
Jean-Louis Chave L’Ermitage ’18 “As virtually all of the various components of Chave’s 2018 Hermitage were still separate, I’ve given a rating that reflects the variability I saw when tasting through the barrels and made a guess regarding Jean-Louis’s blending sensibilities and available volumes. For example, the Péléat (92 – 94), a pretty, red-fruited element could add freshness but is likely to be a small portion of the blend (if it’s even included). More impressive were the lush, mouthfilling Les Beaumes (95 -97) and stony, elegant Le Méal (94 – 96). Lots from L’Ermite (98 – 100) and Les Bessards (98 – 100) will likely make up the bulk of the blend, oozing with liquid stone, intense blueberry and cassis fruit, and possessing firm yet ripe structures.” (97-100) Pts Wine Advocate $299.99/btl