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

Beards Are for the Birds

In case you haven’t heard, beards and beer bellies aren’t prerequisites for making seriously stellar spirits. For Women’s History Month and National Cocktail Day, I spoke with three very talented Minnesotans in the craft spirits world who are handily proving just...

Bites of Spring

However you celebrate Easter holidays this year, it’s certainly an excuse to chow down. And what’s a celebratory feast without something cheers-able in your glass? Our team of wine specialists has put together a special menu of festive wine pairings for all those...

From Rack to Bracket

In the spirit of competition, we’ve put some of Top Ten’s top contenders head-to-head to determine which bottles will prove champions of their categories. So fill out your bracket and get out your face paints and foam fingers. It’s game time.  THE CLASSIC RIVALRY...

So Much Sunshine to the Milliliter

What’s up, 5:30 p.m., you’re lookin’ good these days! Sunset is finally retreating into the later hours and we’re digging every extra minute of those sweet rays. If you feel like shaking off the frost of the last few months with some lively liquid sunshine, we’re way...

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...
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