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Ionian Splendor

On the beautiful Ionian coast of Calabria lies the Southern Italian DOC of Ciró. In this ideal area for viticulture nestled between sea and mountains, grapes have been grown and wine has been made for a thousand years. The local cuisine is spicy and sea inspired. The...

Great Wines for $15 or Less!

Around my house we drink wine every day so no one loves a bargain better than me. I don’t think I should have to compromise on quality, flavor and complexity when I spend $15 or less on a bottle. The truth is don’t have to. Most of the wines I buy are between $8 and...

Wild Horses…

The Wild Horse winery started as batch of Pinot Noir fermented in a plastic bucket and punched down with a baseball bat in Kenneth Volk’s garage circa 1981. The horse label was chosen to honor the mascot of his alma mater, Cal Poly in beautiful San Luis Obispo. From...

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...
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