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This September, SOHO will explore the wines and flavors of South America. The South American tour begins this week on flight night, Wednesday, September 1.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2009 Sur de Los Andes Torrontes from Mendoza, Argentina. This white wine features a very floral nose, with lots of citrus on the palate. Next, SOHO will pour a 2008 TanTerra Tannat-Syrah from Uruguay. This blend of Tannat and Syrah offers tastes of ripe fruit with a touch of white pepper and currant.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Clos de los Siete from Tunuyan, Argentina. This wine is a blend of Malbec, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers a complex nose and plum and currant flavors. Overall, the Clos de los Siete is big and rich, with light tannins, according to SOHO’s resident wine expert, Lars Snavely.

SOHO’s Chef Joe has created three tapas plates inspired by South America to pair with each wine. The following will be available until Wednesday, September 8.

2009 Sur de Los Andes Torrontes, Mendoza, Argentina
100% Torrontes
Tuna Carpaccio with fresh citrus and Chilean extra virgin olive oil

2008 TanTerra Tannat-Syrah, Uruguay
Grilled mini pizza with dry-aged chorizo

2008 Clos de los Siete, Tunuyan, Argentina
48% Malbec, 28% Merlot, 12% Syrah and 12% Cabernet Sauvginon
Charred hanger steak with yucca and chimmi churri

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!