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Valued Top Ten Customers and Community Members,

To Our Valued Customers We would like to apologize for our ill-timed blog post on Friday, May 29yh amid all the pain that has swept our city in recent days. We are horrified and deeply saddened by the senseless murder of George Floyd. Racism and hatred have no place...

Go the distance for the Argentinian Revival

Another weekend is just miles and minutes away. The wine labels are seared on the edges of your memory wall for an easy queue. You’re feeling confident. Only a quick pit stop to Top Ten Liquors before the distance to relaxation become mere numbers in your head. You’ve...

August Cocktails!

If you feel stuck in the quarantine doldrums, we have a variety of great cocktails we’re featuring this month to offer some inspiration. Each cocktail will be offered as a bundle during a different week. They’re all easy to make, and hopefully help keep life exciting....

On the Hunt for Unique and Affordable Italian Wines.

Sometimes Italy’s flashy Barolos, Super Tuscans, and Brunellos can detract from enjoying the affordable and everyday wines made from unique grapes like Montepulicano and Primitivo, which were once very popular and familiar. Other times, a spot of fear of the...

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Bordeaux? After July, not you!

Who drinks Bordeaux? A rising interest in European wines, especially Bordeaux, has retail wine buyers like me very, very excited. What is curious about the trend toward Bordeaux are the disparate groups behind it — they range from the health-conscious to adventure...

Bodkin Wines and Maison Noir Wines

There’s no better way to launch your sipping into summer than with bottles from Bodkin Wines and Maison Noir Wines. Featuring fresh takes on classics — including America’s first sparkling Sauvignon Blanc — these two labels were founded with a keen sense of old school...

It’s finally May!

Bars and restaurants have been closed for weeks, and we have all been staying home as much as possible while it continues to get nicer outside. After being indoors all winter in Minnesota, we all just need to get out for a bit. This month we’re highlighting spirits...

What May Come

What May Come May is filled with days of celebration and honor:  Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and Oregon Wine Month.   We honor our mothers by celebrating with a glass of sparkling or rose.  We honor Oregon wines by drinking a glass...

Spanish Serenade — An At-Home Tasting Series

“I rather admire the Spaniards for not sharing our time neurosis; but unfortunately I share it myself.” -George Orwell (English Novelist & Journalist) If you ask tourists and expats why they love Spain, they’ll tell you it’s the culture.  Spaniards cherish taking...

Easter Pairings: Serve Your Sunday Best!

Whether you are getting together with the Family, or practicing safe social distancing, we’ve got great recommendations for you to enjoy this Easter Sunday. Cheers and Happy Easter! Pre-Meal Bubbles Pair your hor d’oeuvres with something sparkling....
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