Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
Happy Twin Cities Pride!

This week: Summer is officially in full swing. Jazz Fest, Pride Parades, Twins Games, and the plethora of good-weather related festivities — we can't stop smiling or finding enless reasons to be jovial! What a great time to be in the Twin Cities.
-Jazz Age Cocktails-
(in honor of Jazz Fest)
Gin Rickey

2oz Gin
.5oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
Club soda, to top
Lime Wheels, for garnishing

First, fill a highball glass with ice and add your Gin & Lime Juice. Top with Club Soda and garnish with lime wheels.
Gin Rickeys are a fabulously easy classic cocktail, with refreshing balance without being sweet. A London Dry Gin is our preferred style for this simple drink.
French 75 Cocktail

1.5oz Gin
.75oz Lemon Juice
.5oz Simple Syrup
Champagne, to top
Lemon Twists, for garnishing

In a cocktail shaker, combine Gin, Lemon Juice & Simple Syrup with ice. Shake until well chilled, then strain into your glass. Top off with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.
This cocktail was named after the fast-firing 75 millimeter field gun utilized by the French during WWI, because of it's powerfully boozy nature that will get you feeling jazzy in just a few sips!
Singapore Sling

1.5oz Gin
1oz Bénédictin Liqueur
.5oz Cherry Liqueur
1oz Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
.25oz Simple Syrup
2oz Club Soda
Lemon Slice & Maraschino, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine ice cubes, Gin, Bénédictin, Cherry Liqueur, Lime Juice & Simple Syrup. Shake well, until chilled, then strain into your glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon slice & Maraschino cherry.
The Singapore Sling variant of the Gin Sling was first created by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles hotel in Singapore in the beginning of the 20th Century. Over the years, we've seen this cocktail reduced to something cloyingly sweet and pre-mixed, but when made correctly the Singapore Sling is quite tart and refreshing.
-Friday Tasting Table-

Join us for a free wine tasting this Friday - led by Shar of Bourget Imports!
6oz Pour Wine Education Class:
Pinot Club - American Pinot Noir
Wednesday, July 6th, 7pm
($75 per ticket)

Join us in our cellar for an educational extravaganza led by Doug Hultgren of 6oz Pour.
To reserve your seat, click the link below!

-New Items This Week-
Finnegan's Cluster Truck (12.99)
Lupulin American Pils ($13.99)
Lupulin Friend Pack ($17.99)
Indeed Key Lime ($12.99)
Bell's Sparkle Berry ($14.49)
Offshoot Retreat ($20.99)
Mas Agave Clasica Grapefruit ($15.99)
Mas Agave Clasica Lime ($15.99)
Brooklyn Pulp Art Hazy IPA ($9.99)

Glenfiddich 18yr Scotch ($139.99)
Henry Duyore's Straight Bourbon Whiskey ($39.99)
Quevedo Prime Edition Gin ($43.99)
Quevedo Wild Flowers + Orange Gin ($43.99)
Jeppson's Malort ($28.99)
Amador Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey ($38.99)

Los Bermejos Malvasia Volcanica Brut Nature ($45.99)
2021 Los Bermejos Malvasia Seco ($33.99)
2020 Paul Nicolle Chablis ($31.99)
2019 Dei Martiena Toscana Bianco ($21.99)
2018 Colli Di Lapio Fiano Di Avellino ($27.99)
2020 Calcarius 'Soul Glou' Primitivo ($31.99)
2021 Oscar's Quevedo Rosé ($15.99)
2021 Koehler-Ruprecht Rosé of Pinot Noir ($24.99)
2021 Domaine De Nizas Le Clos Rosé ($21.99)
2021 Ant Moore Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($17.99)
Staff Picks: What to Drink This Week
Things our staff thinks you should consider trying!

Puianello Borgoleto Lambrusco, Emilio Romagna, Italy - $18.99
Lambrusco has come a long way, baby! This isn't the sticky sweet jug wine your grandma drank. Grown in Northern Italy, Lambrusco is actually a family of very old grape varieties. Most wines are a blend of several distinct varieties, each with a unique taste profile and the best ones are dry. The Contrada Puianello Borgoleto is the perfect partner to grilled food, salty charcuterie and hard cheeses; Prosciutto and Lambrusco are the best of friends! Dark fruits and red delicious apple skin on the nose with just a touch of sweetness on the palate, dry lambrusco should definitely be in your summer wine arsenal. 

2019 Georges Lignier Aligote, Bourgogne - $27.99
The Domaine of Georges Lignier is defined by structural elegance with robust aromatics. If graceful, terroir driven wines are your thing — rejoice as you enjoy this exciting white Burgundy for under $30. While Chardonnay is the dominant white grape of Burgundy, Aligote is an affordable alternative grape of the region, also part of the broader Pinot family but less fussy in the vineyard!. The dry white wine of Aligote is often added to Chardonnay to increase structure and boost aromatics. Georges Lignier's Aligote is crisp, mineral driven, and remarkably food friendly. The bright acidity will soften characteristics of spice, salt, or fatty flavors (a few of my favorite things).

2020 Salomon Undhof, Grüner Veltliner, Hochterrassen, Österreich - $16.99
Weingut Salomon was founded in 1792 and is still owned and operated by the same family.
Overlooking the Danube, just up river from Vienna, their terraced vineyards of Grüner Veltliner are still hand-harvested in the traditional manner. The resulting wine is light bodied, lively, and zippy. Clean aromas of white flowers and pear lead to a palate of green apple spritzing along with white pepper to a long gripping finish. Like most Grüner Veltliners this one, too, is very "food versatile". You can happily pair it with everything from Sushi and spicy Thai to Austrian potato salad (no mayonnaise) to traditional Wiener Schnitzel.

2020 Lena Filliatreau Saumur Blanc - $24.99
Fresh and approachable chenin blanc from Saumur in the Loire Valley, France. It is dry with a bright acidity. As far as food pairings, you name it and it probably works, but roasted vegetables, fresh water fish and roast chicken. A great all-arounder, flavor and price wise.

2021 Companion Wine Co. Skin Contact Pinot Gris 375ml Can - $12.99
Yes, you can Can again! We quest further into can wonderland (375ml in this case) for convenient, high-quality summer taste. This is a skin contact wine of 100% Pinot Gris grapes from Contra Costa County made by Scott Schultz of Jolie Laide winery with his trademark non-interventionist philosophy. Three days of contact produces a pinky-amber hue liquid that drinks like a cross between an orange and rosé, a style the Italians call ramato. With a nose of soft peach with zesty grapefruit, spice and a light cool mineral mouth feel, it is a palate and a purse pleaser. Each year brings a new label from various artists – just look for the wine bather. You know. . skin contact. 
VERY IMPORTANT: Furry Friends Who Visited This Week
Cheers everyone!
-The Team at North Loop Wine & Spirits