YOUR WEEKLY NEWS & UPDATES
Make the most of the summer days leading up to the State Fair and get social. This weekend there are some fun events to check out in the Twin Cities - take a peek at the list below, we've included links so you can find out more. It doesn't get much better than craft beer, food trucks, games and live music. We've also got our regular wine tastings on Friday (4pm-8pm) and Saturday (3pm-7pm). We'll make sure there are some delicious summer sippers ready for your refreshment.

Saturday August 18th - Mears Park 12pm-10pm - Free

Sunday, August 19th 2pm-8pm - Ticket Info

Augtoberfest Sunday, August 19th 3pm-8pm Presented by Tilia & Fulton - $8 Admission

Thursday August 16th - Sunday 19th

FRIDAY & SATURDAY'S FREE WINE TASTINGS
Friday's Free Tasting (4-8pm) :
SELECTIONS FROM OUR WINE BUYER!!!
We will post the wines to Facebook prior to the tasting - It will be good we promise!
Saturday's Free Tasting (3-7pm):
We are still picking the wines for Saturday.
We will post the lineup to Facebook prior to the tasting.
STAFF PICKS
Patti's Pick :
Pavão Vinho Verde
The Minho region has been producing wine since the Romans were in Togas. Vinho Verde literally means "green wine" but translates to "young wine" because it is release 3-6 months after harvest. Vinho Verdes are typically high in acidity thanks to the granite soils in this area, making them a natural match for food. Don't be fooled though, these wines are as easy to drink as a bottle of water on a hot day at the beach! If there is some food to be had, all the better. I would recommend something along the lines of salad or sushi. Pavão has bright lime and subtle peach, it's vibrant, chuggable and has a price tag that goes easy on your pocketbook. The name of this wine deserves an exclamation point - it packs a punch - PA-VAO!!! -$8.99
Dave's Pick:
2016 Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Reserve de Vaudon
Maison Joesph Drouhin is one of the larger land holders in Chablis. This little gem is sourced from an estate vineyard sandwiched between two Premier Crus. Of course, Chablis is famed as the Northern limit for Chardonnay table wine production, a place where the grape can be fresh and bright and mineral but it's the decisions made in the winery that really single this out. This shows why judicious oak and limited malolactic fermentation can push Chardonnay into class all by itself in white wine. This wine is one hundred percent fermented and aged in used oak barrels. The seasoned oak doesn't overwhelm the wine with spice, vanilla and tannin but instead provides a rich and savory mid palate. The malo adds complexity to the vibrant citrus flavors. This is one you will want to sit with for a while. -$38.99
Doug's Pick:
2017 Olivier Minot "La Boutanche" Gamay
There are a few wines around the shop that I really should be buying cases of at the begining of June and opening up throughout the summer. This Gamay is one of them. It is fruity, fresh, light, juicy, chillable, comes in a liter format, inexpensive, has a cool label, pairs with bocceball, non-fussy, and made sustainably. This is a wine for everybody. Will it be your favorite all time wine? Maybe, but probably only if you're having the best summer day of all-time while on the lake and surrounded by fantastic people. For all those other days, this will be totally suitable and refreshing.    -$23.99
Madison's Pick:
2015 Peillot Mondeuse Bugey, France
From Franck Peillot, one of Bugey's quality leaders, and his adorable basset hound, we now have this wonderful little Mondeuse on our shelf. Bugey is a little area outside of Lyon on the southern tip of the Jura range. Think Jura soils with Savoie grape varieties. Peillot's Mondeuse is fresh and fruity bright cherry and herbs finishing with a little bite of tannin. These are true wines of place - with nothing else quite like them to be found anywhere else.  -$22.99
Patrick's Pick:
Unti Dry Creek Valley Syrah 2012
Dark and brooding with aromas of blackberry and blueberry, the nose on this Syrah is intensified from partial whole-cluster fermentation. The palate is a mouth-watering combination of blackberry and red licorice, laced with spice. This estate grown Syrah from Unti is evocative of wines from the Northern Rhone, St. Joseph or Crozes-Hermitage. A specialty of this small family-owned winery in Sonoma's Dry Creek is the careful Estate growing of Rhone and Italian varietals. The 2012 vintage should be enjoyed now and for the next few years to come, especially with lentil and lamb stew. -$31.99
New & Exciting
NEW WINES
Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir
Louis Michel Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 2016
Fevre Chablis Premier Cru Montmains 2016
Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux 2017
Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Premier Cru 2015
Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Reserve 2016
Fausse Piste Le Communard White
Olivier Minot La Boutanche Gamay
Smockshop Band Spring Ephemeral Pinot
Dr Hermann Erdener Treppchen "Herzlay" Spatlese
McManis Viognier
Failla Syrah Hudson Vineyard
Phillipe Girard Sancerre
Andrew Rich Syrah
Brick House Vineyard Evelyn's Pinot Noir 2014
Lolea No 5 Rose Sangria
Fuentesca Red 3L Box