Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same day this year - not to mention the weather is gorgeous! We have all the goods for your backyard party this weekend (minus the hats). Check out our tasty selection of Mezcals and Tequilas some of which are very fancy and limited. We also have free wine tastings on Friday and Saturday so swing through!
Friday's Tasting Lineup with Special Guest
Tom from New France (4-8pm) :
  • Casal de Arman Ribeiro
  • Groiss Gruner Veltliner
  • Cibonne Tentations Rose
  • Castillo de Jumilla Rose
  • Baudry Chinon Les Granges
  • Brock Love Red
  • Plus a Secret Sipper

We are still picking the wines for the  Tasting  on  Saturday (3-7pm) .
We will post the lineup to Facebook prior to the tasting.
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.
Staff Picks : Chill & Grill
Doug's Pick:
2015 Andrea Felici Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
I recently made it a personal mission to become more familiar with the Italian white grape varietals grown beyond the Northern reaches of the country. It's been a fascinating journey as I'm exploring Vermentino, Verdicchio, the varied expressions of Trebbiano etc. This particular Verdicchio was incredibly intersting with an almost green-almond-piney characteristic, deep citrus bordering on zesty lime and grapefruit, and bright fresh acidity. A super pretty wine and one that I'll likely revisit multiple times throughout the Summer. -$18.99
Patti's Pick:
2016 Kentia Albarino
Are you ready for the patio? Thinking about some grilled fish or shrimp tacos this weekend? Grab a bottle of Kentia Albarino and your favorite lawn chair. This wine has the backyard vibe in spades. Round on the palate with a crisp finish. This wine has it all - citrus, herbs, and white flowers with a kiss of stonefruit. Chill it and enjoy. -$14.99
Madison's Pick:
2016 Cardedu 'Praja' Monica, Sardinia
This wine pairs well with a bucket of ice, hot weather, and anything fresh off the grill. This is the type of red wine that works perfectly with a good chill down - its light, dry, and earthy with a bit of red fruit. Cardedu's vineyards are in the remote southeast corner of Sardegna - the Loi family focuses on native Sardinian varietals and can certainly meet the definition of a "natural" producer, although they think of themselves more as simple traditionalists instead. -$23.99
Dave's Pick:
2012 Paitin 'Ca Veja' Nebbiolo D' Alba
Spring aromas abound in this classic style Nebbiolo. The extracted, oaky style preferred by some producers certainly has its merit but this wine sports the full spectrum of complexity: sappy forest notes, orange zest and fine tannin. Also if your a die hard chewy bold red fan this is a perfect transition to warmer weather. The pale color and bright acidity make it deceptively light on its feet, the pedigree and complexity make it sure to please any wine geeks you may know. -$27.99
New & Exciting
Groiss Gruner Veltliner Wienveiertel
Quinta do Homem Albarino
Broc Love Red
Casal de Arman Ribiero
Argot Estate Syrah
Red Car Syrah
Whoa Nelly Pinot Noir
Helioterra Pinot Blanc
Alamar Sauvignon Blanc
Domain Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Blanc Les Baronnes
Mantlerhof Gruner Veltliner
Domus Aurea Red Blend
Philipponnat Royal Reserve
Bodegas Oliveros Vermouth Crianza

2017 Bleda Rosado Jumilla
2017 Ostatu Rosado
2017 Domaine Maby Tavel Rose
2017 Leah Jorgenson Rose
2017 Koehler Ruprecht Pinot Rose
2017 Elena Walch Rose
2017 L'Agnostique Rose
2017 Petit Bourgeois Rose of Pinot Noir