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Spring is in full swing and we have plenty of wines for the patio! Whether you have a hankering for rosé, an aromatic white, or a chill-able red...there is an abundance of wine to suit any food or mood. We are excited for Spring and ready to pair wines with this spectacular weather! Drop by this weekend to taste wines with two of our vendors who are ready to share their patio picks with you.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY'S FREE WINE TASTINGS
Friday's Tasting Lineup with Special Guest
Logan from Tradition (4-8pm) :
  • Barter and Trade Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cambiata Albarino
  • Vaughn Duffy Rose
  • Teutonic Sea Foam White Pinot Noir
  • Ilahe Pinot Noir
  • Field Recordings Franc
  • Plus a Secret Sipper

Saturday's Tasting Lineup with Special Guest
Ryan from World Class (3-7pm)
  • Lamberti Prosecco
  • Latour Chardonnay
  • Twomey Sauvignon Blanc
  • Hect & Bannier Rose
  • Frescobaldi Alìe Rose
  • Frescobaldi Remole Toscana Rosso
  • Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Plus a Secret Sipper
UPCOMING EVENTS
Twin Cities Wine Education and
North Loop Wine & Spirits Present :
Altitude Matters: A Seminar
with Master Sommelier
Thomas Price
Tuesday, May 15th
Thursday, May 17th
Emory Blackstone returns to provide us with another chance to "Pass the Bar." This time, he'll be showing us how great rum can be when it was never intended to mix with Diet Coke. Visit Eventbrite for tickets, the lineup and more details.
FEATURED WINES
Staff Picks for the Patio
Doug's Pick:
2017 Two Mountain Rosé
We are only about 75 different labels into our rosé display (which isn't even near where we're going to be) so it's a little premature to make the call on my favorite rose of the year but this bottle by the guys at Two Mountain in Washington will probably make a run for the title. Made from cab franc and cab sauvignon, this wine is fresh and beautiful. It's got basically everything that I look for in a rosé.    - $15.99
Patti's Pick:
2015 Lady Hill 'Radicle Vine' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
In botany, a "radicle" is the first structure to develop from a seed, pushing into the ground and taking root (just like Spring)! Plenty of red fruits in this wine, complemented by baking spices and mouthwatering acidity. It's gulp-able on its own but would also do well paired with game meats, wild mushroom risotto, or the PATIO!  -$19.99
Madison's Pick:
2015 Weingut Niklas Schiava Alto Adige
This is one of the more refreshing red wines you can find on a shelf anywhere. Bright red cherry, almond, violets, and a bit of earthy minerality. Give this wine a slight chill in an ice bucket and its the ultimate red wine for the patio. Known as vernatsch or trollinger in other areas, schiava is a very ancient grape indigenous to this area in Northern Italy, thriving in the cooler climate and high altitude.  -$17.99
Dave's Pick:
Szigeti Gruner Veltliner Sekt Brut
If your anything like me, bubbles on Sunday morning is the new Jaeger Meister on Friday night. While I advise avoiding most of my habits, this one could be a key to sustained happiness. Sparkling wine is not only the beverage of choice for celebrations but can also provide a needed respite from a busy week. This specific wine is made in the traditional method from Gruner Veltliner. Gruner's profile of lemon, white pepper and bright acidity make it a natural for a light and dry aperitif type sparkler at a very reasonable price. Add this one to the arsenal. - $21.99
New & Exciting
WINE
Paraza Minervois
Fullerton Three Otters Chardonnay, Willamette Valley
Fullerton Five Faces Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Fullerton Croft Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Latour Chardonnay Ardeche, France
Cambiata Albarino, Monterey California
Teutonic 'Sea Foam' White Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Paetra Riesling, Yamhill-Carlton
Paetra Elwetritsche Riesling , Eola-Amity
Paetra Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity
Gillmore Mariposa, Chile

2017 ROSE
2017 Decoy rosé, California
2017 Cuvee Jean-Paul rosé, France
2017 Domaine des Carteresses rosé, Tavel France
2017 Rosé des Acanthes, France
2017 Fullerton Three Otters rosé, Willamette Valley
2017 Lone Birch rosé, Washington
2017 Montgravet rosé, France
2017 Il Poggione Brancato rosé , Italy

SPIRITS
Minor Case Straight Rye
Alipus San Juan Mezcal
Aluipus San Luis Mezcal
Los Nahuales Mezcal Joven
Los Nahuales Special Edition Mezcal
Mezcalero Mezcal