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Get to Know Lone Birch Wines

Marcus Miller’s family has been involved in farming in the Yakima Valley since the 1920s. The Miller family’s involvement in grape growing began in earnest at the end of World War II when his great-grandfather, H. Lloyd Miller, converted a former Army Air Corp...

Super Wines for Super Foods

The top foods that will be served at parties for the big game this Sunday are in order of popularity; Chicken Wings, Pizza and Burgers. I was a little disappointed that Kansas City style BBQ was not in the top three, but we can make recommendations for that. We could...

New Year, New Beer

Well hello, my fine, exclusive, die hard readers. I know, you are all upset that there weren’t any blog posts to get you through the holidays. Guys, listen, sometimes, for science’s sake, the Beer Blogger (myself) needs to get back to basics, and just sit and drink...

California Calling

What can I say about California that hasn’t already been said? It’s a beautiful, wonderful mess. As I said in last weeks’ missive, these are interesting times. With all the discord and cloudiness surrounding the European wine market in the United States, I find myself...

Welcome to Top Ten’s Spirits Blog

Welcome to the first-ever spirits blog from Top Ten Liquors. My name is Fred and I’m the spirits buyer. This monthly newsletter will highlight great items in our stores that are a little off the beaten path. We have so many spirits that don’t get the recognition they...

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...
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