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We will be CLOSED Easter Sunday - get your shopping done early!
Regular Hours Saturday & Monday.

There is nothing better than spending time with family and friends (even when Spring is holding out on us). All of the wine professionals here at North Loop Wine and Spirits are ready to help you select the perfect wines for your Easter celebration or whatever you need for the weekend in general. Check out the staff picks section for this week's recommendations. We are also excited for the Twin's home opener - hopefully the weather cooperates by then!
Friday's Tasting Lineup with Special Guest Brady Cotton (4-8pm) :

  • Scarpetta "Timido" Spumante Brut Rose, Italy
  • Skylark "Orsi Vineyard" Pinot Blanc Mendocino, CA
  • Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley, CA
  • Weingut Dreissigacker Riesling Trocken Rheinhessen, Germany
  • Matthew Fritz Pinot Noir, Carneros, CA
  • Skouros Saint George Agiorgitiko, Nemea, Greece
  • Plus a Secret Sipper: Dampfworks Rabbit in the Rye (Whiskey-based Liqueur)

We are still picking the wines for the Tasting on Saturday (3-7pm) .
We will post the lineup to Facebook prior to the tasting.
Cinco de Mayo Warmup
Thursday, April 26th
 Did you know that Tequila is made only from Blue Agave, but Mezcal can be made from up to 28 varieties of Agave? We'll learn about this and so much more. Visit Eventbrite for tickets, the lineup and more details .
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.
Darrin's Pick:
2015 Mayacamas Chardonnay, Mt Veeder, Napa Valley
I thought I should go out with a bang (see the Blog for more), and this is certainly in the conversation for Big Bang Chardonnay of California. Sleek is the first word that came to mind as I swished this around my mouth. It is all about the dry-farmed, old-vine fruit that comes from this historic property as most of the blend is raised in larger neutral barrels. Apple, pear, lemon and lime notes can all be detected with subsequent sips. Acidity is central to the winemaking philosophy here, so early picking is the norm; it shows through in the liveliness of the wine and their nearly legendary age-ability. Many changes have happened over the winery's 129 year history, but tasting this vintage gives this fan reason to believe the new winemaking team (since 2013) is back on the right track. -$67.99
Patti's Pick:
2015 François Chidaine, Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos Habert
François Chidaine is a biodynamic producer in the Loire Valley specializing in Chenin Blanc. For me, this was the stand out at a recent comparative tasting comprised of 10 other Chenin Blancs from the Loire Valley. The prestigious site Clos Habert, has soils comprised of Silex (flint), clay, and chalk. Low yields, hand harvesting, and the fact that the vines are 60-90 years old with roots deeply embedded in the limestone bedrock, all indicate a special tasting experience is to be had. Although this wine is always vinified in a demi-sec style, it is focused with a bracing freshness. The palate is complex, presenting notes of exotic fruits, delicate honeysuckle, and lemongrass. It's a wine for sharing with friends and family and it would be delightful paired with your Easter meal. -$35.99
Katrina's Pick:
2013 Albert Boxler, Edelzwicker Reserve
Albert Boxler, the Alsatian Domaine founded in 1673, produces some of the worlds finest white wines with organic farming and a traditional approach to wine-making. Boxler's 2013 Edelzwicker is a blend of Pinot Blanc, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer. While traditionally thought of as an Alsatian table wine, Edelzwicker is far from a simple white blend. Layers of aromatics and flavors will infinitely entertain your senses and offer a versatile array of food pairings. You couldn't go wrong with this wine if you tried. -$29.99
Dave's Pick:
2016 Birichino Saint Georges Pinot Noir Central Coast
Here in the waning days of the 2010 decade, California's reputation as a world class wine region seems firmly established. Crafty winemakers are using this credibility to explore marginal, idiosyncratic sites and wine styles more closely aligned with thier European inspirations. As Bonny Doon veterans, the team at Birichino have more experience with this sort of mindset than most. With the Saint George bottling they've combined some cool rocky sites on the Eastern side of the Santa Cruz mountains to create a light bodied Pinot with bright pops of earthy spiciness and savory fruit notes like pomegranate and cranberry. This is of that special style where big flavor defies apparent weight. This will be a great choice if you happen to be eating ham this weekend and want something a bit out of the ordinary. -$28.99
Madison's Pick:
2015 Heinrich Red, Burgenland Austria
RED is the intro wine of Gernot and Heike Heinrich's selection, a leading producer in Austria's Burgenland region. It is a biodynamic blend of Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, and St. Laurent - Austria's three signature red grapes. Don't let the screwcap and unassuming label fool you into discounting this wine's greatness. Its a little floral, a little spice, earthy red berries, refreshing acidity, and totally delicious. -$18.99
Chidaine "Clos Habert" Montlouis, Loire, France
Birichino Saint Georges Pinot Noir, Central Coast, CA
Birichino Cinsault Bechtold, Central Coast, CA
Birichino Grenache "Villes Vignes", Central Coast, CA
Einaudi Barolo Cannubi 2013, Piedmont, Italy
Einaudi Barolo Cannubi 2012, Piedmont, Italy
Mionetto "Il Prosecco", Italy
Mionetto Prosecco Brut, Valdobbiadene, Italy
Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany, Italy
Terre Nere Etna Rosso Guardiola 2011, Sicily, Italy
Walt Pinot Noir Clos Pepe 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands
Flegenheimer Brothers Sparkling Shiraz, Australia
Louis Michel Chablis 2014 (375ml), France
Solomon Hills Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Bien Nacido, CA
Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013, Bien Nacido, CA
Bien Nacido Estate Chardonnay 2015, CA
Bien Nacido Estate Pinot Noir 2013, CA
Domaine Ciringa Fosilni Breg Sauvignon, New Zealand
Scarpetta Timido Brut Rose, Friuli, Italy
Skouras St George Nemea 2014, Greece
Skylark Pinot Blanc "Orsi Vineyard" 2016, Mendocino, CA
Matthew Fritz, North Coast Pinot Noir 2016, CA
Dreissigacker Organic Riesling Trocken 2016, Rheinhessen, Germany
Black Cabra Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina
Mayacamas Mount Veeder Chardonnay 2015, Napa, CA

2017 Rose
Patton Valley, Rose of Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2017
Airfield Rose 2017, Washington
Ameztoi Rubentis Rose 2017, Spain
Bargemone Rose 2017, Provence, France
Underwood Sparkling Rose Cans
BY. Ott Rose 2017, Provence, France
Charles & Charles Rose 2017, Washington
Bieler Pere Et Fils Rose 2017, Provence, France

Dampfwerk Rabbit in the Rye 375ml, Minnesota
Old Raj "Blue Label" Gin, United Kingdom