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Minnesota Welcomes Ancient Peaks!

The year was 1999 when three cattle ranching families decided to put aside 1200 acres of their 20,000 acre holding in Santa Margarita California for grape growing. The wine business was beginning to blossom in nearby Paso Robles and the wineries need quality fruit....

MAN! These Wines Are Great Buys!

M.A.N. Family wines began as a group project for three South African couples already heavily involved in the wine business in one facet or another. The point was to take advantage of the wonderful terrior surrounding Paarl and create a wine of character that was...

Between Two Rivers Lies Great Value

I can honestly say in the eight years I have been writing to you through this outlet, I have never really paid much attention to Bordeaux. It’s not that it isn’t a wonderful wine region but the prices for the top wines are more than scary and that business went...

Cut! Print! Wine!

As Francis Coppola’s Head Winemaker, Corey Beck will tell you, “There aren’t many places in the world with such climatic diversity as California’s Sonoma County.” This allows growers to make both great warm climate wines like Cabernet Sauvignon along with...

For Your Valentine…

The Day of Romance is upon us and it’s time to take care of our Valentines. Sure chocolates and flowers are a good idea but please don’t forget a bottle of wine or two for your special one. Not just any wine either but something that says, “I love you!” The Enamore...

Northern De(Lights)

Last week we featured some great wines from Southern Italy. During the Saturday tasting, these wines wowed our customers. And why not? Great quality and a modest price should always lead to success. Now we go north to Trentino and Piedmonte where the wines are as...

I’m Heading South… At Least for my Wine

I hope you are enjoying this little weather respite. I can’t get away to somewhere warm right now so I am going to spend some warm quality time in my kitchen, make up some fun Italian dishes, and drink some beautiful wines from Southern Italy. A wine revolution has...

Gott Wine and Food Fun

I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone that our wine sale continues this week. Traffic and sales have been terrific and the deals are hot. All in stock wines are at least 20% of with many wines marked down 30% off, and even some marked down 50% off! The...

I’m Seeing Lots of Dots!

Our stores are filled with green and yellow dots! That’s right, the Dot Sale is underway and all wine in stock is at least 20% off; but all wines marked with a green dot are 30% off and any wine marked with a yellow dot is 50% off! There are plenty of great deals on a...

Don’t Stop Him Now, He’s on a Roll!

I caught up to Charles Smith at his downtown Wine Studio in Walla Walla in September. It was the wildest, most crowded place in town. These are heady times for the guy who used to be the new kid on the block. Charles grew up in Sacramento, California but he spent his...
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