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Wine Bars: Surdyk’s Flights in MSP

I had been trying to get to Surdyk’s Flights, the new wine bar, deli, and wine shop inside Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport, for months. I’d flown out of town about five times in the previous twelve weeks, but each and every time I flew out of the Humphrey Terminal (now confusingly and blandly called Terminal […]

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The joy of blind tasting

Two nights ago I conducted a fantastic class called “Battle of the Cabernets”.  It was a great event, and an eye-opener for everybody involved. I’m not a fan of blind tasting in the way that most approach it.  I don’t like being handed a glass of wine with somebody asking “What do you think it […]

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The Ultimate Wine Cellar

I taught a great Ultimate Intro to Wine Class last night … a fun group, great questions, good energy (it’s always the students that really make the class).  One of the topics we talked about is the role of the wine cellar in historical context and present definition. In the past, when many wines were […]

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Drinking wine on a snowy day

Image is from the wonderful not to be missed Dr. Vino blog (Tyler Coleman) who has an another good story of wine and snow. I awoke early this morning, looked out the window, and smiled.  It’s a snowday. The predictions are in the range of 15 to 24 inches of the white stuff, with strong […]

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