Who’s afraid of the big, bad Bordeaux? After July, not you!

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Bordeaux? After July, not you!

Who drinks Bordeaux? A rising interest in European wines, especially Bordeaux, has retail wine buyers like me very, very excited. What is curious about the trend toward Bordeaux are the disparate groups behind it — they range from the health-conscious to adventure...

Bodkin Wines and Maison Noir Wines

There’s no better way to launch your sipping into summer than with bottles from Bodkin Wines and Maison Noir Wines. Featuring fresh takes on classics — including America’s first sparkling Sauvignon Blanc — these two labels were founded with a keen sense of old school...

It’s finally May!

Bars and restaurants have been closed for weeks, and we have all been staying home as much as possible while it continues to get nicer outside. After being indoors all winter in Minnesota, we all just need to get out for a bit. This month we’re highlighting spirits...

What May Come

What May Come May is filled with days of celebration and honor:  Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and Oregon Wine Month.   We honor our mothers by celebrating with a glass of sparkling or rose.  We honor Oregon wines by drinking a glass...

Spanish Serenade — An At-Home Tasting Series

“I rather admire the Spaniards for not sharing our time neurosis; but unfortunately I share it myself.” -George Orwell (English Novelist & Journalist) If you ask tourists and expats why they love Spain, they’ll tell you it’s the culture.  Spaniards cherish taking...
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