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It’s not often that we have to close for snow in Atlanta, so it was a surprise when a winter storm rolled through, with roughly 3 inches of snow and ice! Sadly, we had to postpone Flight Night until Thursday, but all is good, because we’ve got some fabulous red varietals to feature this week, perfectly paired with Chef Joe’s tasty tapas. We do love a good blend, so we’re celebrating with these G.S.M.’s that both stand alone, or pair well with food.  Shake off your cold comas and come warm up with us!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday January 17th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through January 23rd.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Gerard Bertrand Corbières from Southern France, and offers the following tasting notes,

“A deep, concentrated colour. The complex aromas of black fruit come from the carefully controlled extraction during vinification and from the exceptional ripeness of the grapes. A wine of distinctive character with all the flavours of ripe fruit, with subtle hints of spices and liquorice. Its full, fat body lends it a remarkable elegance.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Yalumba “The Strapper” from Barosssa Valley, AU. The wine is described as,

“This is a highly aromatic GSM, exhibiting aromas of raspberries, menthol, smoky BBQ notes and hints of strawberry leaf. The palate is just as alluring with red berry flavours, cinnamon spice, a juicy mid palate and lovely ferrous like tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Laurent Miquel Père & Fils Syrah-Grenache from the Pyd d’Oc, France.  The winemaker says,

“Typical Southern French blend with dominant spicy Syrah and juicy full Grenache. This wine offers a ripe nose of red fruits, with delicious mocha herbs and spices. The palate is mellow with intense berry flavour and characteristic rosemary, thyme and floral notes. A real taste of the garrigue.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zalinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Gerard Bertrand Corbières
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Paired with: Finocchiona Flatbread, Arugula, Piquillo, Pickled Shallot, Shaved Toma

2014 Yalumba “The Strapper”
Grenache, Syrah, Mataro
Paired with: BBQ Duck Sliders, Drunken Goat Cheese Sauce, House Pickles

2014 Laurent Miquel Père & Fils Syrah-Grenache
70% Syrah, 30% Grenache
Paired with: Prime Beef Carpaccio, Grated Fiore Sardo, Cherry-Espresso Reduction

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!