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Wines for Easter and Passover

Happy Holidays again everyone! The Lenten season is coming to an end and it’s time for a big feast and some delicious wines. Our family loves a smoky ham for Easter dinner and for that we’ll be looking for fruity whites and a red with soft tannins. Riesling,...

Big, Bold and New!

We have had a lot of great wines coming in lately and I thought it was time to spotlight a few wonderful reds awaiting your enjoyment! These will be great wines to cellar or pull out for grilling season. The Tenshen Red Blend also represents the first time a Joey...

Spring Has Sprung; Now It’s Tasting Time

This Friday is the first day of Spring according to the calendar and I say Amen to that! There might be some bumps, some cold and blustery days ahead but another Minnesota winter has been defeated. This means it’s time to celebrate. A change in cuisine; a cleaning of...

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...
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