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Beating the Tariff Game with Import Wines

If you are familiar with the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times”, that describes my life right now. For most of my career in wine I have loved Old World wines and in the last couple of years, I have been working very hard to establish contacts in France...

Big Reds for a Winter Warmer

I hope this dispatch from the frozen tundra finds you well as we all hunker down for the heart of a long winter. Big reds are in mind to go with slow cooked meals and comfort foods forged in cozy, warm kitchens. Cabernet Sauvignons, red blends, Nero d’Avola from warm...

Great Value Wines for 2020

Happy New Year! 2020 promises to be a very interesting year and you’ll need wine to help keep your sanity. I know I will. I hope you had a great 2019 and wish you a prosperous 2020. Here we offer you some wonderful values to start the year out right. Pop! Pop!...

Bubbles, Bubbles and More Bubbles!

Happy New Year from all of us at Top Ten Liquors! It’s been quite a ride with store expansions and a full year being open in Chanhassen and our Roseville store continues to soar! To celebrate the season, we are having our staff pour their favorite sparkling wines for...

Last-Minute Christmas Wish List!

Look at you! You’re running out of ideas and more importantly, time. Trust me, we have what your people want. Consumables for gifts are a top pick. Wine will be needed for Christmas dinner and New Year’s celebrations. A Cabernet Sauvignon for Uncle Jeff and a buttery...

California Cabernet Christmas

Give the people what they want; and that goes for wines at the holidays! For gifts or a holiday beef dish, what people want is Cabernet Sauvignon. California and Cabernet are almost synonymous. The King of Red Grapes account for the most acres planted and most gallons...

Christmas Beers

As we shift from stuffing turkeys to stocking stuffers (credit to Andy Molner for that), we start to see some pretty festive beers roll out. Of course, along with most of the seasonal brews, these are super fleeting, and some will probably be out of stock before you...

Giving the Gift of Wine

I do a lot of holiday shopping at Top Ten Liquors. I always have because people love getting nice wines as gifts. They get used, I mean consumed and not returned. It’s a thoughtful gift as friends and family create and maintain bonds over a glass of wine. It’s also a...

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – To Resume the Haze Craze

When I say that it’s the most wonderful time of the year, well, beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder. For beer drinkers, this is absolutely one of the most wonderful times of the year. For normal human beings, this is a wonderful time of the year to spend...

Great Value Wines for the Holidays!

Happy holidays everyone! Lots of parties and entertaining going on and we wanted to chime in with some great suggestions for your holiday wine needs. We have three great wines here that will go well with dinners, hors d’ oeuvres, and holiday snacks that will be...
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