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New From 90+ Cellars

Wines from 90+ Cellars continue to thrill our customers! These wines are great values, assorted from producers around the world by U of M Carlson School of Management grad, Kevin Mehra. You know the concept by now; Kevin works globally with wineries who have excess...

Only at Top Ten Liquors Just for You

This is such an exciting time to be a wine lover. As I stated in a previous blast, we have been doing a lot of traveling and sleuthing out some great bottles from France, Spain and Italy. Old World wines have such a solid, classical make-up to them with interesting...

Ciders!…?

This week, I’m taking a few steps outside of my comfort zone, and writing about Hard Ciders. I will honestly say right off the bat that I am not a huge fan of ciders, but I approached this with open eyes, an open mind, and an open palate.  I suppose I’ll start with a...

Darkness on the Edge of Lodi

All of us at Top Ten Liquors were exited last week to welcome back wines from a winery we consider and old friend and a customer favorite. The Klinker Brick Winery from Lodi, California is back and sending some seriously delicious wines to Minnesota. Folks in Blaine...

The Road to Great Value Runs Through Gaston, Oregon

I first visited the Elk Cove winery in 2009 as part of the Pinot Camp training that was sponsored by prominent Willamette Valley wine producers. The Campbell Family have a beautiful spot in rural Gaston, Oregon. At that time, they were busy growing and implementing...

Finding Water In a Dry Lanscape

If Water is Life, Wine is Living The first time I visited Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Cold Creek Vineyard, I thought the Sonora Dessert looked more hospitable. The view for 180 degrees was brown dirt and scrub brush, but turn around and beautiful, green vines climbed up...

Oktoberfest

September means that Oktoberfest beers have been flooding stores for weeks. For pessimists, this signifies the end of Summer. For optimists, this hints at the beginning of the wonderful Fall. For many, this is very confusing, as they associate Oktoberfest beers with...

Montoya, Good to know Ya!

Back to school time is a great time for some big value wines. There’s a touch of Fall in the air I’m looking to get a nice wine for less than $15. Welcome Montoya Vineyards! Here is a Monterey Valley producer who is really making nice varietal wines at terrific...

From the Pacific Flyway : Decoy

For many millennia, over a billion migratory birds a year travel the Pacific Flyway from Alaska to Central America. This includes many species of ducks, geese and swans. I’m sure this was the inspiration for the Duckhorn winery when in 1985, they created the first...

It’s a Fine Conundrum to Enjoy.

Way back in the formative years of the Caymus Winery, owner’s Chuck Wagner and his son Charlie would blend wines directly from bottle to create flavor profiles and make food pairing more fun. It was a game and there no blends they could go out and buy. In 1989 they...
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