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The end of March brings the last few days of our Washington Wine Sale, the start of baseball season, and some great patio weather. After you do a little "spring cleaning" on your wine rack (A.K.A. drinking most of your winter-weight wines), stop in and re-stock with 2018 rosé, chill-able reds, and fresh whites!

Be sure to check out our upcoming wine tasting events:
(they are basically FREE with your purchase of wine after the tasting)!!!


LAST DAYS OF OUR SALE on WA WINES !!!
Receive 20% off your purchase of 2+ bottles of Wine from Washington
Through Sunday, March 31st
UPCOMING EVENTS
Taste Wine with Robert Sinskey
of Robert Sinskey Vineyards

On Thursday, April 18th North Loop Wine and Spirits is thrilled to introduce Robert Sinskey, the man behind some of the most prized wines (particularly Pinot Noir) in California wine country. The  Robert Sinskey  winegrowing operation is certified 100% organic and biodynamic. The fruit coming from some of the most premium vineyard sites in the Carneros and Stags Leap districts of Napa and Sonoma. "Rob and winemaker, Jeff Virnig have adopted methods that not only produce wines of individuality, but leave a minimal footprint on the land. Rob believes that wine should not be a “quick study,” but rather seduce you as the wine opens in the glass and bottle." Join us for a seated educational wine tasting in our cellar. Tickets are limited. We hope to see you there!
Note: The $25 purchase price of your ticket will be refunded with any wine purchased from the event.

Vini d'Italia Walk-Around Wine Tasting featuring over EIGHT Italian Producers

We are thrilled to host Vini d'Italia - an Italian Wine Tasting featuring EIGHT+ Producers and Winemakers. This is a rare opportunity and is not to be missed. Minneapolis has only hosted Vini d'Italy once in the last 20 years! Try over 40 wines in various styles and pricepoints during this walk-around wine tasting! A taste through the LLS portfolio is a journey across Italy's rich spectrum of geography, history, culture and cusine. All featured wines will be available after the event for purchase at 20% off. Must be 21+ with a valid ID to attend. 

NOTE: Your $20 ticket cost can be applied toward your purchase of any wine from the event!

WEEKEND TASTINGS - WINE + SPIRITS
Friday's Wine Tasting 4-8pm:
with Special Guest Paul Dagget of The Wine Company

  • Il Follo Prosecco
  • Andrea Felici Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
  • Novelty Hill Rousanne
  • La Vieille Ferme Rosé
  • Januik Red Blend
  • Hedges Red Mountain 'DLD' Les Gosses Syrah
  • Plus a Secret Sipper: Ridge

Saturday's Wine Tasting 3-7pm :
  • Field Recordings "Dry Hop" Pet Nat
  • Forlon Hope Queen of the Sierra White
  • Ca Maiol Lugana
  • A Brand New 2018 Rosé
  • Nikolas Schiava
  • Fantini Sangiovese

Check out our Facebook Page for more lineup details

STAFF PICKS
Final Days of the Washington Wine Sale
David's Wine Review :
Alexandria Nicole 'Shepherd's Mark' Destiny Ridge Vineyards, Horse Heaven Hills, 2017 - $24.99
Shepherd's Mark combines the three most aromatic and beguiling Rhone Valley white varietals, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier. Even though the production is a modest 763 cases, it is the heart and soul of this winery and shows their true passion for wine making. The wine is remarkably consistent across vintages and is full of ripe tree fruit, perfumed jasmine blossom and just enough acidity to lift this heavier textured white. Quite a unique wine and on it's way to becoming iconic.
Patrick's Wine Review :
The Velvet Devil Merlot, Washington State, 2016 -$14.99
I thought a real crowd-pleaser from the maverick wine-maker of Washington State, Charles Smith, was in order to finish up our focus on the booming wine scene in that beautiful state. The Velvet Devil Merlot certainly fits the bill! Redolent of green pepper and currant, the smooth "velvety" tannins (see what I did, there? LoL) enfold juicy plum and blueberry fruit with a kiss of oak. Perfect for a hearty red sauced lasagna.
And, remember, buy 2 mix and match WA wine and get 20% off! 
Patti's Wine Review :
Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend, 2015 - $49.99
Dennis Cakebread of the renowned Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley, has made it his mission to make a world-class Washington State wine. Quality is his M.O. so you know you are getting your money's worth on this one. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc make this blend a deeply layered, intense wine with dark fruits like blackberry and chocolate covered cherries balanced by spice box and dried herbs. Aged 18 months in French and American oak barrels, it is full bodied with integrated tannins and a backbone. -94pts Wine Advocate
Doug's Wine Review :
Cayuse Syrah, En Chamberlin Vineyard, 2016 - $144.99
This is a Syrah for the Syrah Afficionado. This is not a Syrah that pretends to be a cab. This is a Syrah for the consumer who is looking for olive tapenade, game, and blood in the glass. This is the type of Syrah that nods to the Northern Rhone. This is a glorious, age-worthy Syrah.
NEW & EXCITING
Knoll Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Reid Kreutles
Domaine Pallus Messanges Chinon Rosé
Elk Cove Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir
Knoll Riesling Federspiel
Foradori Manzoni Bianco Fontanasanta
Broc Love Rosé
Radikon Friuli IGT Slatnik
Garzon Pinot Noir Rosé Reserve
Vanderpump Ros é
Lavendette Alpes de Haute Provence Rosé
Friends' Wine Almetis Mtsvane White Kakheti 
Drouhin Pouilly Fuisse 2016
Perrin Vinsobres Cornuds
Ramirez de la Piscina Rioja Reserva