BILL THE WINE GUY

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Beautiful Wines for Beautiful Weather

Enjoy this folk’s because it won’t last long. In little more than 2 weeks the days will be getting shorter and in two months I’ll be changing the oil on my snowblower. Welcome to the best part of the year here in the North! Now is the time for sipping Rosé on the...

Local Craft Gateway Beers

Back when one of the Store Managers here at Top Ten ran a restaurant, he decided to put a craft golden ale on tap and take a domestic golden lager off tap. Long story short, it was very well received by his patrons. Many were leary at first, and wanted their good old...

New Wines From 90+ Cellars

New Wines From 90+ Cellars The great values from 90+ Cellars just keep coming. We first met up with Kevin Mehra last year at a big wine convention in San Francisco. He described how his company came about, buying overstock wines in bulk from well-known wineries around...

New Hops to the Game

Hops, hops, hops… Just like new breweries and beer varieties popping up all the time, new hops are popping up all the time as well. Some are naturally growing, and some have been cultivated by cross breeding different strains of hops. Currently, there are hundreds of...

Canned Oregon

“I’m going, I’m going where the water tastes like wine   I’m going where the water tastes like wine   We can jump in the water, stay drunk all the time” * Oregon wine is synonymous with quality, having earned a reputation to rival the world’s finest...
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