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Expert tips on wine, spirits and beer from our resident experts.

When Life Blows, Bordeauxs

Plans feeling fragile of late? About to throw up your hands in frustration? Don’t despair! Take a breath…and a lesson in embracing the unexpected from one of the world’s most precarious wine regions. Renowned for expensive and age-worthy wines, Bordeaux is actually...

You Make Wine Like a Girl

Mentions of the “feminine” and “masculine” are difficult to avoid if you spend any considerable time talking wine. The simple truth is, we all eventually reach the end of our fruit rolodex and end up leaning on these dusty descriptors from time...

Celebrating Black Makers

In celebration of Black History Month, we’re featuring some of our favorite bottles by Black makers. They top our team’s list year-round, so spend this February getting acquainted with these stellar selections and add them to your regular rotation. Baller, Shot...

2020: Goodbye & Good Riddance Part 1

That’s all we need say about that. Let’s take this clean slate and run with it! Whether you are a practiced resolutioner or just ready to shake the dust off, we’ve come up with a small but fun way to better ourselves in the New Year: new wine! We’ve got a two-part...

Q&A with Top Ten Liquors Wine Leads Part 3

Ever wondered what a wine expert might want drink while skydiving or what kind of bottle can wow even someone who tastes wine for a living? Top Ten’s Zoe and Brie take on pairings and perfect bottles this week, with a few fun facts about themselves along the way....

Q&A with Top Ten Liquors Wine Leads Part 2

This week we’re introducing you to two more Top Ten wine experts – Morgan Hawley at Top Ten Vadnais Heights, and Mark O’Connor at Top Ten Chanhassen. Curious about which spirits Minnesota does best or how to pair asparagus? You’ve come to the right place. Q&A...

Top Ten is talking bubbles…

Everyone knows that a bottle of bubbly is one of the greatest pleasures we can each give ourselves and others, but the liquid nectar sleeping behind the cork is a misunderstood creature. If you’ve ever wondered what goes into your favorite bottle of bubbles, here’s a...

Perfect Pairings

The mercurial nature of our midwestern weather patterns aside, it is still fall. It is the season of the oven: the almighty, gravitational center of the kitchen, if not the home. Gourds of every color and variety are piled up like small mountain ranges at the grocery...

Q&A with Top Ten Liquors Wine Leads

November means the start of the holiday season, and with that the season of family. Whether you’re gathering in person or remotely this year, this Thanksgiving is sure to be a memorable one. As you’re settling into cooler days outside and warmer fires inside, we want...

Essential Producers of Piedmont and Paso Robles

Some of the best wineries derive their essential identities from their land and appellations while working hard to keep their creative and forward-thinking winemaking alive. G. D. Vajra and Tablas Creek are two exceptional examples. They each look to the land first as...
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