BILL THE WINE GUY

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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...

Spring Hop Hazificationization

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for some tropical juice bombs. This week I won’t even attempt to hide my prejudices, or my excellent tastes. You’ve got some serious Hop Haze coming at you right here. If you aren’t ready for this Hoppy Hazificationization,...

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...

Start Spring Off the Right Way

Spring is finally upon us. After the late onset of Winter and the cold that just didn’t seem to quit, it feels like we’re almost out of it. Fingers crossed that we don’t get another April blizzard like last year, but hey, this is Minnesota. We knew what we signed up...

Cultivating the Grape is a Family Tradition

Top Ten Liquors is proud to offer to our customers for the first time a selection of Tobias Wines; a vineyard with a strong family tradition.  To explain why we are so excited about carrying these wines, a deeper dive into the family behind them is important.  Toby...
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