BILL THE WINE GUY

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Wine for Working People!

Happy Labor Day. What a blur the Summer of 2016 has been. School has started and soon the white stuff will fly (OK, a little less drama please). It is a working weekend for us in the adult beverage industry, but we’ll still find time to enjoy some wine and grillables....

Music to my Beers

Did you hear about the concert that happened last Saturday night? It’s been plastered all over social media. It feels like it will go down as one of the most talked about events of the summer. No? (I’m pretending you haven’t heard about it) I’m...

Fair Time for Minnesota Wines!

The State Fair is an excellent time to celebrate all things Minnesota. We have been featuring Minnesota beers all month and the support of our customers has been great. Minnesota is blessed with a robust and healthy brewing industry. Minnesota also happens to have a...

How Do You Like Them Apples?

As Minnesota Craft Beer month rolls on, I wanted to highlight another one of Minnesota’s hidden treasures: cider. They have been on a rise in Minnesota the past few years. Now, poised with at least 13 cider makers in the state, cider is beginning to mirror the current...

Classic Styles, Small Prices

Extravagant wines don’t need to come at extravagant prices. We carry a number of classic, yet affordable wines. For instance, in his comprehensive book about the Bordeaux wine region, Robert Parker called Chateau Recougne a perennial best value. We have carried...
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