This weekend North Loop Fest is back and better than ever! Grab a friend or two and join in for live music, food and beverages from North Loop restaurants and breweries on Saturday, July 28th 5-10pm. Swing in on your way for our back-table wine tasting and don't forget to support your local business sponsors! We'll be ready with all your pre & post-party libations. Click here for North Loop Fest Tickets .

If you want to make a day of it on Saturday the Loring Park Art Festival goes from 10am-6pm. The festival will also be open on Sunday from 10am-5pm.
Friday's Free Tasting (4-8pm)
with Scott from Roostock :

  • Cantina Colli Euganei Prosecco
  • Domaine Bernard et Christophe Richel
  • La Marea Albarino Kristy Vineyard
  • Grati Chianti
  • Domaine Rouge-Bleu Mistral
  • Le P'tit Paysan, San Benito County Le P'tit Pape
  • Plus a Secret Sipper
Saturday's Free Tasting (3-7pm)
We are still picking the wines for our North Loop Fest wine tasting on Saturday. We will post the lineup to Facebook before we kick things off!
STAFF PICKS : Summer Cool Down
Patti's Pick:
2016 Yalumba "Y Series" Vermentino South Australia
Dangerously drinkable, this Vermentino should be a summer staple. Yalumba's Y series keeps me coming back for more with it's quality value driven wines and fun varietal choices. Vermentino hails from the Liguria region in Italy, which is why it's neat to try one coming from South Australia. Loads of freshness and racy acidity - I find crunchy green apple, grapefruit pith, underripe peach and hints of white flowers. Crisp, clean, quaff-able and for the money it's a home run!   -$13.99
Dave's Pick:
2015 Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Rouge
I'm going to reach out of my comfort zone and talk about a French wine...and a Pinot Noir at that. So maybe I'm a little stuck sometimes but the reason for recommending this wine is not quite based on it's Frenchness. It's said that there are no bargains in Burgundy but it may depend on what your hoping to get out of it. This is not the kind of Burgundy that comes from 4 vines in the middle of a row passed down for multiple generations. In fact, it is blended from souces all over the Cote d'Or and the Cote Chalonaise but it provides robust fruit with bright acidity, moderate alcohol and no heavy oak dosing. Instead there are hints of Pinot's natural spiciness. I have been obsessed this year with summer weight reds, this one is right on target. -$23.99
Madison's Pick:
2016 Jose Garcia "Unculin" D.O. Bierzo
Wonderfully bright, brambly and chuggable- this is real vin de soif style Bierzo. Flavors are fresh and clean, quite the antidote to the over-oaked extractions that come to mind when many think Mencia from Bierzo. I highly recommend consuming this somewhere outside with lots of bread, cheese, and cured meats.   -$20.99
Doug's Pick:
2016 Stolpman Vineyards "Para Maria"
The Ballard Canyon AVA in Santa Barbara Count is United States's only Syrah Focused Appellation and it's easy to understand why when drinking this offering from Stolpman. It's undeniably New World in style as it's big, fresh, and juicy but there is also something beyond the fruit. It showcases plenty of pepper, bacon, and herbs. This is a great option for a grilled steak.   -$22.99
New & Exciting
Belle Meade Bourbon
Belle Meade Sherry Finish
Belle Meade Cognac Finish
Belle Meade Madeira
Ron Abuelo Centuria Rum

Clos Saron "Old Man's Reserve"
Clos Saron "Kind of Blue"
Clos Saron "Home Vineyard" Pinot Noir
Li Veli Askos Susumaniello
Li Veli Askos Verdeca
Digby Brut Rose
Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir
Luzon Monastrell
Monte Antico Toscana
Cantina Colli Euganei Prosecco
La Marea Albarino Kristy Vineyard
Grati Chianti