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More snow, means you need more wine. The month of March is a great time to try new wine from Washington because we are having a SALE! See below for details. We have some wine recommendations in our "Staff Picks" section or come in and see us for a more customized selection. If you are gearing up for the Irish holiday we have beer and whiskey ready to help you celebrate. Stay warm and we hope you can find a way to stay positive about the snow.

We are having a SALE on WA WINES . Receive 20% off your purchase of 2+ bottles of Wine from Washington during the month of MARCH.


Check out these links to learn more about Washington Wine:
HAPPENING THIS SATURDAY...
GET YOUR TICKETS!
(We are keeping an eye on the snowstorm
and will let you know ASAP if there is a need to cancel)

Wine Tasting with Master of Wine
David LeMire, of Shaw+Smith & Tolpuddle

WHERE : In our Cellar Space
WHEN: Saturday, March 9th at 3:00pm
WHAT : North Loop Wine & Spirits is excited to host an informative seated tasting guided by one of only 379 Masters of Wine in the world, David LaMire. This is a rare opportunity and we hope you will join us for an opportunity to learn from one of the most knowledgeable wine professionals out there. David will focus on the wines of Shaw+Smith and Tolpuddle, two of the top projects in Australia today. Discussion will focus on the role of cooler climates and higher elevation in the production of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Tasmania, plus a range of wines from the Adelaide Hills of Australia. Seating is limited.

WEEKEND TASTINGS - WINE + MN CIDER
Friday's WASHINGTON Wine Tasting 4-8pm:
  • Boomtown Pinot Gris
  • Dama Wines Cowgirl Blanc
  • Revelry Rosé
  • Alexandria Nicole "A Squared" Cabernet
  • Novelty Hill Syrah
  • The Originals Red Wine
  • Plus a Secret Sipper - Abeja
* PLUS Keepsake Cider
will be here to taste their lineup of MN Ciders!

Saturday's Wine Tasting 3-7pm :
Check out our Facebook Page for details on the lineup
STAFF PICKS FOR WASHINGTON WINE MONTH:
Patrick's Wine Review :
Novelty Hill, Roussanne, Stillwater Creek Vineyard, 2016 - $25.99
This rare expression of the Rhone white, Roussanne, was my favorite white wine at a recent Washington State wine tasting. Harvested from this single family-owned vineyard, the Roussanne grapes, along with a dash of Viognier, are hand-picked and fermented 100% in neutral French oak. This vintage result has bright pear, honey and floral aromas leading to a lush, silky, and juicy palate that is perfect to enjoy with goat's milk cheese and quince!
Madison's Wine Review :
Abeja Washington State Chardonnay, 2015 - $42.99
This is certainly on the high end of what Washington chardonnay's have to offer: richly textured, butter and lemon cream with toasty notes of brioche and creme brulee, a strong showing of apples and poached pear with a hint of tropical fruit on the nose. This is one of those wines that makes food pairing fun (and easy). This begs for anything involving lobster, crab, or scallops. Bring on those cream sauces.
Doug's Wine Review :
Gramercy Cellars Lower East Syrah 2015, $31.99
This is the kind of wine you get when Master Sommelier Greg Harrington crafts it - a beautiful broad mid-palate, great acid for food compatibility, and aromatics that can only come from Washington state but still manage to nod and wink to the Northern Rhone. I don't know a single Syrah drinker that isn't completely impressed by this offer. I recommend pairing this with a ridiculous weekend snowstorm. 
Patti's Wine Review :
K Vintners "Roma" River Rock Vineyard, Walla Walla, 2014 - $64.99
Comprised of 80% Cabernet / 20% Syrah this wine is refined and powerful. Concentrated blackberry, black cherry liqueur, cocoa and spice are all in balance with wood, acid, and polished tannin. The finish is long, supple, and lingering. Lay it down or drink it now - either way your mouth will thank you. Is it worth the price tag? - Absolutely - especially if you purchase it during our Washington Wine Month SALE!
David's Wine Review :
Alexandria Nicole 'A Squared' Cabernet Horse Heaven Hills - $24.99
This Cab is a blockbuster. It's rich with the flavors of blueberry, cassis and black cherry. The opulent fruit is supported by dense but fine tannins and Washington states ever present lively acidity. There's a modest 650 cases made, all from the estates Destiny Hill vineyard. This is a ready to drink wine that really delivers, 'nuff said.
NEW & EXCITING

NEW WASHINGTON STATE WINES
Revelry Rosé (WA)
Basel Cellars Sauvignon Blanc / Semillion Blend (WA)
Treveri Sparkling Rosé Sec (WA)
Jones of Washington Merlot (WA)
Jones of Washington Cabernet Sauvignon (WA)
Mark Ryan 'The Vincent' Red Blend (WA)
 Trust Cellars Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (WA)
Trust Cellars Columbia Valley Riesling (WA)
Trust Cellars Columbia Valley T.A.T.T. - Tried and True Table Wine (WA)
Canvasback Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (WA)
DaMa Cowgirl Blanc (WA)
Andrew Will Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc (WA)

OTHER NEW WINE
Stefania Barbot Campi Taurasini 'Ion'
Roma Rosso, Fontana di Papa
Luberri Rioja 'Orlegi'
Esteva Douro Red, Ferreira
Gritsch Riesling Federspiel 1000 Eimerberg
Izadi Rioja Reserva
Biagio Prosecco 187ml
Pomum Cellars IDILICO Albarino