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Throughout the month of July, SOHO will feature wines from France and California, showcasing different varietals with old world and new world characteristics. SOHO will showcase Côtes du Rhône on flight night, Wednesday, July 2. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 15.

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 First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Jean-Luc Colombo “Les Abeilles” from Côtes du Rhône, France. The wine, a 80% Clairette, 20% Rousanne blend is described: “This wine has a floral and fruity bouquet. The taste is complex, crisp and well-balanced.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Morgan “Cotes du Crow” from Monterey, California.  The wine is a 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache blend. The winemaker notes, “The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins. It offers a mouthful of cherry, dried apricot, and leather flavors.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Chateau de Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône from Côtes du Rhône, France. The wine, 100% Syrah, is medium-bodied and elegant with flavors of red currant and blackberry.

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas dishes to pair with each wine.

2012 Jean-Luc Colombo “Les Abeilles”, Côtes du Rhône, France
80% Clairette, 20% Rousanne
Paired with: Grilled gulf shrimp with peaches, saba, and extra virgin olive oil

2012 Morgan Cotes du Crow, Monterey, France
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache
Paired with: Seared mini filet with shiitake mushroom jus

2013 Chateau de Saint Cosme, Côtes du Rhône, France
100% Syrah
Paired with: Lamb sliders with tzatziki sauce

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!