A New Look at Bordeaux

Bordeaux is France’s biggest wine region, that makes it essential drinking. It is also one of France’s most esteemed wine districts with a history that is unmatched in its international cultural connections. Bordeaux was shipping wines to the rest of Europe since,...

Exquisite Italians

All of us at Top Ten Liquors are excited to be involved in the big Vini d’Italia tasting at the Authentic and Modern Pazzaluna Restaurant non Sunday, May 5th. This will be the biggest all-Italian tasting for 2019 in Minnesota. As a preview to the big event we are...

Happy Easter!

This week I’ll give you great picks to make your Easter Holiday, a beautiful and memorable event. First a word about what kind of wines we are looking for with this holiday meal. With a cured ham, I like a fruity white with a little residual sugar. Not too much, but a...

Springtime Rosé Now in Season!

I am told by the calendar that it is Springtime, but cancelled meetings and events are coming in due to a massive snowstorm about to arrive. Ahhh, life in Minnesota. Well it’s Springtime somewhere, not here though. Rosés are in and we are ramping up for another pink...

Flying High in Oregon

As you read this, I am flying in a small aircraft over the Willamette Valley taking an aerial tour of the region’s seven AVAs (American Viticultural Area). My pilot is Scott Neal, owner and winemaker for Coeur de Terre Vineyards of McMinnville, in Oregon. Scott is a...

Some of My Favorite Wines

People always ask me, “What is your favorite wine. What do you drink at home?” Picking a favorite wine is difficult since I have been drinking wine regularly since, well, a long time ago. There have been so many great wines over the years (some due to the great...
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