BILL THE WINE GUY

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Great Wines for $15 or Less!

Around my house we drink wine every day so no one loves a bargain better than me. I don’t think I should have to compromise on quality, flavor and complexity when I spend $15 or less on a bottle. The truth is don’t have to. Most of the wines I buy are between $8 and...

Wild Horses…

The Wild Horse winery started as batch of Pinot Noir fermented in a plastic bucket and punched down with a baseball bat in Kenneth Volk’s garage circa 1981. The horse label was chosen to honor the mascot of his alma mater, Cal Poly in beautiful San Luis Obispo. From...

Wines for Easter and Passover

Happy Holidays again everyone! The Lenten season is coming to an end and it’s time for a big feast and some delicious wines. Our family loves a smoky ham for Easter dinner and for that we’ll be looking for fruity whites and a red with soft tannins. Riesling,...

Big, Bold and New!

We have had a lot of great wines coming in lately and I thought it was time to spotlight a few wonderful reds awaiting your enjoyment! These will be great wines to cellar or pull out for grilling season. The Tenshen Red Blend also represents the first time a Joey...

Spring Has Sprung; Now It’s Tasting Time

This Friday is the first day of Spring according to the calendar and I say Amen to that! There might be some bumps, some cold and blustery days ahead but another Minnesota winter has been defeated. This means it’s time to celebrate. A change in cuisine; a cleaning of...
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