***Check Facebook for Possible Pop-Up 4th of July Free In-Store Tastings!***
When winter was in full swing this is the kind of weather we swore we would never complain about. So embrace the heat and pack your cooler with plenty of ice and your adult beverages of choice - don't forget the water too! We are Minnesotan's after all and we make the most of summer while it lasts. Find a lake, pool, river, or shady spot in your backyard/deck and relax this weekend. Less moving is better when it's this hot!
Friday's Free Tasting (4-8pm)
with Italian Fine Wine Specialist & Instructor of All Things Wine - Nikki Elperding from Leonardo LoCascio Selections :

  • Marsuret Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene Brut
  • Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Bianco Sicilia
  • Mastroberardino Mastro Greco Campania - NEW!
  • Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa Irpinia Rosato - NEW!
  • Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco Toscana - NEW!
  • Tenimenti d'Alessandro Borgo Cortona Syrah - NEW!
  • Bera Sparkling Brachetto Piemonte - NEW!

***The Secret Sipper will be on Saturday's Tasting***
We have 7 wines instead of our typical 6 on Friday!
Saturday's Free Tasting (3-7pm)
with Special Guest Pat from Grape Beginnings
We will post the lineup to Facebook prior to the tasting - we are still picking the wines.
It's going to be a great selection!
Beat the Heat : Staff Picks
Dave's Pick:
2016 Cave de Lugny Macon-Lugny 'Les Charmes'
Cave de Lugny makes high value and reliable white Burgundy. Whether you need a break from a steady diet of Sauvignon Blanc or something to quaff while your prestigious bottles mature, the Les Charmes is accessible and delicious. 2016 was a quality vintage across Burgundy and, as is typical, high quality can be found at the more affordable end of the spectrum. Les Charmes itself is fresh and driven by just ripe enough orchard fruit. The wine is fermented in stainless steel with a judicious second, malolactic fermentation and lees ageing before bottling. This yields enough richness to pair well with a wide variety of foods without overwhelming its refreshing nature. -$14.99
Doug's Pick:
2017 Ameztoi, Getariako Txakolina, Hundurabi Zuri
If you're not familiar with Txakolis, this is a pretty good place to start. This Basque wine typically has searingly high acidity, low alcohol, crunchy green minty and herbal aromatics and a slight effervescence. I've always been a big fan of this wine especially for pairing with sushi or oysters. It is immensely thirst quenching and a great option all summer long.   -$20.99
Patti's Pick:
2017 Leitz Rose of Pinot Noir
Tasty with a tiny prickle on the tongue this rose of pinot noir is super refreshing on a hot day in Minnesota. The Loess and loam soil composition of the vineyards located in the Johannisberg district of the Rheingau region of Germany, impart a distinct mineral character to the wine. Tart and lively with strawberry and raspberry with the puckering acidity of fresh rhubarb and citrus. Serve it up with fancy charcuterie board or pair it with your next backyard barbeque. -$19.99
Madison's Pick:
2016 Marchesini Marcello Bardolino Classico
Another summertime red recommendation, this time coming from the shores of Lake Garda in Northern Italy. Light and fresh with tart cherry and earth on the nose, this Bardolino will certainly take well to a light chill on a hot summer day. -$16.99
New & Exciting
Kentucky Owl 11yr - VERY LIMITED!!!
Glenmorangie 10yr Single Malt Scotch

Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot (Rated #1 in Wine Spectators Top 100 in 2017)
2014 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Not Yet Rated)
Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel
Robert Gilliard Sion Dole des Monts Red
Robert Gilliard Fendant Sion Les Murettes
Pehu-Simonet Brut Selection 'Face Nord' Grand Cru
St Innocent Momtazi Pinot Noir 
Pierpaolo Pecorari Friulano
Clos Du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (points)
Rabble Merlot
Rabble Zinfandel
Rabble Rose
Rabble Red Blend
Ferrari Carano Merlot
Feudi San Gregorio Greco di Tufo
Alta Mora Etna Bianco
Alta Mora Etna Rosso
Mastroberardino Mastro Greco Campania
Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa Irpinia Rosato
Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco Toscana
Tenimenti d'Alessandro Borgo Cortona Syrah
Bera Sparkling Brachetto Piemonte