YOUR WEEKLY NEWS & UPDATES
Most of us see the State Fair as marking the end of summer. We would rather see the glass as half full and consider it marking the beginning of the next season. Fall is a time for Oktoberfest beers which are starting to drop this week. This means there will be lots of new beers to try. Make sure to hit us up at our tasting on Tuesday nights. We will be sampling them out a few at a time. Our staff picks section for wine include some fun pairing suggestions for the "Great Minnesota Get Together" so be sure to read more below.
AROUND TOWN THIS WEEKEND:
Friday August 24th - 6:00-10pm

Beer Dabbler @ CHS Field
Saturday August 25th - 5:30-9:00PM - Tickets on Eventbrite
MEZCAL TASTING EVENT - SUNDAY AUG. 26TH
Join Twin Cities Tequila for an educational series with S.A.C.R.E.D. (Saving Agave for Culture, Recreation, Education, and Development) at North Loop Wine and Spirits.

Lou Bank, Executive Director of S.A.C.R.E.D., will be presenting a special tasting of rare agave expressions showcasing three aspects of the mezcal making process. 

-Doors at 3pm & Tickets on Eventbrite
-Presentation at 3:30pm - Sunday, August 26th
-Get 10% off agave spirits day of event

Presented by Twin Cities Tequila and S.A.C.R.E.D.
Proceeds support S.A.C.R.E.D., a USA-based, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

For More Details visit Twin Cities Tequila Facebook Event Link
FRIDAY & SATURDAY'S FREE WINE TASTINGS
Friday's Free Tasting (4-8pm) :
Wines to pair with Food on a Stick!
We will post the wines to Facebook prior to the tasting.
Saturday's Free Tasting (3-7pm)
with Special Guest Derek from Wine Merchants:
We are still picking the wines for Saturday.
We will post the lineup to Facebook prior to the tasting.
STAFF PICKS FOR THE STATE FAIR
Dave's Pick:
2017 Red Car Rose of Pinot Noir
It's been an obsession among wine folk for over a decade. Now, the wine buying public seems duly convinced that rose' is delicious and mostly not sweet. This does not mean all pink wines are created equal. With a constantly proliferating number of choices it can be difficult to tell one from the other. So what makes one rose' better than another? Often the difference is structure more than flavor. The 2017 Red Car Rose' of Pinot Noir is rich and smooth with a clean finish. It opens nicely with some time in the glass and is both interesting and refreshing, perfect for late summer sipping pre, post, or in conjunction with corndogs.  -$22.99
Doug's Pick:
NV Cantina di Carpi e Sorbara "Piazza Grande"
I have never tried a fried green tomato. Deep fried ham and cheese sandwiches on a stick are not on my life-experiences list. Chocate dipped and deep-fried whatevers topped with such-and-such and skewered with a stick have escaped my forty years of existence but if I was going to try all of these things, along side some other crazy deep fried foods, all in one afternoon, I'd probably want something fresh, fizzy and fruity in my glass. This 100% Lambrusco is dry, palate refreshing, and fun. Let's not get too serious about wine and food every single time we pop a cork or take a bite. Let's relax and enjoy the wonderful combination of wetnaps and bubbles.   -$13.99
Patti's Pick :
2013 Monte Antico Toscana Rosso
We taste through lots of inexpensive wine to find the gems and this is one I'm excited to share with you. The Monte Antico, an Italian red, combines value and quality in a way too many wines under $20 don’t anymore. Deep ruby in color it has ripe red fruits, counterpointed with subtle licorice, leather, and a more traditional earthiness. The silky texture makes it really approachable and dare we say gulpable?! This would be fabulous paired with savory state fair favorites like Mouse Trap cheese curds, turkey legs, or Prontopups!  -$12.99
Patrick's Pick:
2015 Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River
From colonial hardship to today's global economy, the extreme Western Australian region of Margaret River has beckoned wine makers. But, it wasn't until 1965 that the region was fully established as an ideal growing area for Bordeaux varietals, from a soil study by Dr. John Gladstones, and confirmed by Robert Mondavi. The temperate maritime climate combines with the bracing sea breezes of the vast Southern Ocean meeting the eastern edge of the Indian Ocean to cool the grapes, giving this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, from Ringbolt, a distinctive briar and sea breeze nose rushing over bright cherry. This is a classic quality to the wines of the Margaret River region, where vineyards are just a stone's throw from the ocean. So too, the palate of spiced oak, plum, vanilla, and chocolate, entice the tasting of more from this meeting place of forest, farmland, and sea. Hailed by many as a real value at this price point, enjoy this cabernet now or for the next 5 years with roasted game stew or a juicy cut of angus beef with steak butter. -$21.99
New & Exciting
NEW WINES
Lustau Dry Oloroso Sherry
Lustau Manzanilla Papirusa
Lustau Rare Amontillado Escuadrilla
Salentein Portillo Rose
Margaret's Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc