BILL THE WINE GUY

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Adding Alsace to Your Playlist

In all my 25 plus years as a Wine Buyer, I have never seen a region as ignored and neglected by the wine buying public as the wines of Alsace, France. The Alsace is truly one of the greatest white wine growing regions of the world and yet it gets even less respect...

Mango Madness

The title of this blog says it all. This year it is all about the MANGO. Everywhere I look, there is something with MANGO, and I’m trying to find room for them on my shelves or in my cooler. The best thing about it is that it never seems to last. I’m going...

Bill’s Best Buys for Summer Sipping!

I have been busy finding great stuff for the stores. According to the boss, I might have been a little too busy but as the “head wine guy” here at Top Ten, I am constantly on the lookout for excellent values to add to the wine department. This week we have wines from...

All Day Fun

With the holiday weekend upon us, I looked for something that will please the crowd that’s not too aggressive so you can hang all day. The following three beers are perfect for the three-day Memorial Day weekend. – Cassie And Now, the Brews   White...

Saluting A Great American Winery

Jim Bernau is an Oregon wine pioneer. He is also a very generous and genuine guy. He was drawn to wine at a young age and even as a child he was fascinated by the transformational power of fermentations. He bought the first block of land that would become Willamette...
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