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This is such a great time to be in Atlanta!  The holidays are coming, and the weather is pleasant enough that you can sit outside and enjoy a few glasses of wine in the sun while the leaves change into their brilliant fall colors.

When we decided to feature our wine pairings from New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa, it’s because our favorite selections are so drinkable on their own, AND with food. So it’s really a win/win for everyone who comes through our doors.

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 15th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 21st.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Allan Scott Pinot Noir from Marlborough, N.Z., and offers the following tasting notes,

“Deep red appearance with aromas of red cherries, raspberries and violets. Rich flavor with subtle hints of smoky oak and bright berry flavors on the palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz from Barossa Valley, AU. The wine is described as,

“This is a classic Barossa Shiraz showing warm aromatics of dark cherry, dried herbs, licorice and dark chocolate. The wine is marked by clear dark fruits that carry a lovely richness and intensity. The palate is svelte, showcasing depth accompanied by precision and focus, not cloying but concise and balanced.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2016 The Chocolate Block from the Swartland, S.A.  The winemaker says,

“The nose is exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and intense aromas of white pepper. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured, opulent palate with notes of cardamom, cumin,

SOHO’s Sous Chef Alabaas Fraser has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2013 Allan Scott Pinot Noir
10% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Smoked Ricotta Flatbread, Arugula, Shallots, Luxardo Cherries

2013 Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Pork Confit Croquettes, Fall Spice Carrot Puree, Currant Gastrique

2016 The Chocolate Block
Syrah 79%, Grenache 11%, Cabernet 6%, Cinsault 3%, Viognier 1%
Paired with: Pulled Chicken Mole, Spanish Rice, Black Bean Puree

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!