Fair Time for Minnesota Wines!

The State Fair is an excellent time to celebrate all things Minnesota. We have been featuring Minnesota beers all month and the support of our customers has been great. Minnesota is blessed with a robust and healthy brewing industry. Minnesota also happens to have a...

Classic Styles, Small Prices

Extravagant wines don’t need to come at extravagant prices. We carry a number of classic, yet affordable wines. For instance, in his comprehensive book about the Bordeaux wine region, Robert Parker called Chateau Recougne a perennial best value. We have carried...

Amazing Summer Values

“The beat goes on” as Sonny Bono once said, and the summer of 2016 just keeps rolling. We are in back-to-school mode at my house, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need wine. If you are like me, you’re looking for fun and interesting (not to mention great tasting)...

A Toast to Robert Hall

It’s been two years now since Robert has been gone and it feels good to have his presence in the stores again. We’ve always carried the Hall wines, but it’s time to focus some attention on them. Tasting through the current offerings made by his longtime winemaker Don...

More European Finds!

Rest assured the wine buyer is doing his job! Let’s take a little trip starting in the rolling hills above Lyon. The Beaujolais countryside is something a Minnesotan can take to heart and speaking of heart, the people of Beaujolais have got it in spades! The wine is...

When the Numbers Don’t Lie

First of all, with regards to wine ratings in magazines, I view them as a reference or an affirmation, not as dogma. I like to taste for myself first and make up my own mind. The wines this week all have scores in the Wine Advocate of 90 points or higher. I’ve tried...
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