BILL THE WINE GUY

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With Spring on Hold…

I have had it with winter. I was hoping we were done with it, but nature has other ideas. If that is so then I will recommend some nice, dark rich reds to warm the soul with the last blast of comfort food. I recently purchased an instant pot and have been trying a...

Finnegans Brewing Company, New Brewery, New Beers

Nestled in downtown Minneapolis, Finnegans has built a new brewery connected to a hotel which was introduced to the world as a “brewtel”. They had their Grand Opening Party a few weeks ago and are set for a hard open sometime in April. Offering a fun tap...

Part 1: Rosés for Spring: The Big Guys

The first thing I want to do is wish everyone a Happy Easter and Passover! We have even more excellent Holiday choices for wine this week. THE STORY in the world of wine is the phenomenon that is the Rosé demand. Everybody is getting in on the bit and this week...

If The Matrix was Beer

Forewarning, I will probably be making many Matrix references and puns… You’ve been warned. Now, if The Matrix was beer, I am not sure what beer it would be, but if the choice between the red pill and the blue pill were choices in beers, I think I would be...

Happy Easter and a Blessed Passover

Time for another set of holidays where wine will be prominent. These family gatherings are memorable and fun. I had my first taste of wine at an Easter dinner many years ago and it was love at first gulp. I’m pretty sure it was Manischevitz Concord but I didn’t...
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