When was the last time you went on a Picnic?!
Take some time and relax outside before the craziness of the 4th of July sets in. Grab a basket and head to the park with your sweetheart or a group of friends - there are lots of great spots by the Mississippi! If you are going away to the lake - why not have a picnic at the end of your dock?!
We are turning over the Tuesday Tasting Table
to some of our local brewers.
Tuesday July 2nd: 56 Brewing
Tuesday July 9th: BauHaus Brew Labs
Tuesday July 16th: Lupulin Brewing
Tuesday July 23rd: Inbound Brewing Co.
Tuesday July 30th: Insight Brewing
Friday's Wine Tasting 4-8PM
with Special Guest Logan of Tradition
  • Field Recordings Pet Nat, CA
  • Domaine Duffour, Cotes de Gascogne
  • Forlorn Hope, Queen of the Sierra White
  • Ferdinand Albarino (12oz wine in a can)
  • Ferdinand Rose (12oz wine in a can)
  • Jolie-Laide, Pinot Gris, Sonoma County
  • Ryme, Sangiovese/Fruilano, Mendocino
  • Miro, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
  • Plus a Secret Sipper!

Saturday's Wine Tasting 3-7PM
We are still finalizing the line up but we'll have some great wine to taste!
Please check our Facebook post Friday.

As always, all tasting table wines are 10% off
Quin's :

2016 Matthiasson Tendu White, Napa Valley (Liter)- $17.99  

Coming in a liter bottle and featuring a pop top closure, this zesty, bright, thirst-quenching white screams warm weather picnic. The 2016 version of Tendu is predominantly Vermentino with small amounts of Colombard and Chardonnay blended in for a bit of added body and depth. Aromas of citrus zest and white flowers dominate the nose. Razor sharp acidity, tart fruit, and a crisp, clean finish make this an easy choice for any outdoor summer activity!
Madison's :

2017 Chateau Bianca, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley - $21.99

Pinot noir gets all of the cred for making Willamette Valley great, but the region is full of exciting, affordable white wines not to be overlooked. Chateau Bianca is a small family-owned winery with German roots. Their pinot gris is rich on the palate with an abundance of orchard fruit and light citrus. The food pairing possibilities are great with this one - it is certainly a wine that will compliment and elevate the right dish without stealing the show. It has me thinking sushi, pastas in a light, lemony cream sauce, and even the most impossible pairing.. asparagus. 
Patti's :

2018 Ryme Cellars, Sangiovese/Fruilano, Mendocino - $27.99

Easy sipping and expressive! This blend of red and white grape varietals, not only makes it chillable, but it's also a perfect pick for summer picnics. Friulano softens the tannin of the Sangiovese accenting the fruit and natural acidity. Ryme makes wines that come from organic or sustainable vineyards so they exude the characteristics of the variety and place from which they came. Ryme works with a lot of Italian varietals - which are highlighted in this wine - mostly because of the vast diversity and unique character of varietals coming out of Italy.

Lini 191 'Labrusca' Lambrusco - $16.99

Lambrusco is yet another wine region/style struggling to regain relevance in the shadow of a checkered past. There has always been good wine here but the recent past is full of sweet, forgettable fizz. Luckily, the wine world is experiencing a sparkling wine renaissance that goes far beyond the borders of Champagne. The forward thinking vignerons of Emilia Romagna have responded with dryer wines that add a lot of interest without reducing the fun.
Lini's Labrusca is such a wine. It's dry with plenty of lush fruit and savory accents. If you haven't tried it, Lambrusco is my favorite picnic wine. It pairs particularly well with cured meats and soft cheeses.

2016 Bonny Doon, Clos de Gilroy, Grenache - $21.99

This is perhaps the best wine in the shop for pairing with a hammock. Great, fresh, bright fruit flavors spanning from red raspberry to plum while offering a touch of savory earthiness. It is light on it's feet and you will be too. Don't be shy about putting a slight chill on this before guzzling. 
Patrick's :

2016 Khareba, Saperavi, Kakheti, Georgia (Republic)- $16.99

Going back some 8000 years, the Caucasus Republic of Georgia lays claim to one of the oldest wine cultures on the planet. Of the the nearly 500 different grape varieties unique to this former Soviet region, Saperavi is one those rare red grapes know as a Teinturier grape because the juice is red, as well as the skin. This Khareba Saperavi comes from the dry eastern foothills of the Caucasus mountains with ideal growing conditions at 1700 feet.
 Traditional fermentation has been done for millennia in large clay vessels, buried in the earth, called Qvevri. Stems, skins, and all are thrown in to produce the a very rustic, earthy dry red. While still dry, this expression of Saperavi is not in Qvevri but fermented and aged in a modern style to produce a lighter, fruitier, berry-forward wine that is a friendly introduction to this ancient grape. Enjoy it slightly chilled and paired with grilled burgers with mushrooms.

2017 Frank Cornilissen, Susucaru Rosso, Mt. Etna
Vamos! Vino, Malbec, 12oz can
2014 Michele Satta Bogheri Rosso
2016 Carlos Serres Tempranillo "Old Vines" Rioja
2015 Clos de Nit Montsant Crianza
2013 La Rioja Alta, Aster, Ribera del Duero Crianza
Giuliana Prosecco
2015 Shannon Ridge, Vigilance Cimmaron Red Blend
2017 Moroder 'Aion' Montepulciano
2017 Fabio Oberto Langhe Nebbiolo
2018 Miranda Vinho Verde
2017 Croix Montjoie, L'Impatience, Vezelay
2015 Ferrer Bobet Priorat
2017 Gaintza Txakolina (back in stock)
2018 Paddy Borthwick, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ
2018 Wildflower, Sauvignon Blanc, Hawke's Bay NZ
2016 St. Gregory, Pinot Meunier, Mendocino
2015 St. Gregory, Pinot Noir, Mendocino
2018 Ameztoi 'Rubentis' Rosado
Field Recordings Pet Nat, CA
Domaine Duffour, Cotes de Gascogne
Ferdinand Albarino (12oz wine in a can)
Jolie-Laide, Pinot Gris, Sonoma County