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Drink Oregon Pinot for a good cause

OK, let’s see. Seriously worthy cause? Check. A bunch of awesome wines? Major check. Sublime setting? Check. Bocce ball? But of course. The Stars of Oregon breast-cancer benefit almost looks like a too-good-to-be true deal, especially since it costs a pittance. But it’s for real, and a real deal. For $20, you can sample 85 […]

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Marquette Grapes, a Coming of Age Story

Minnesota vintners have had a tough row to hoe over the years, especially if the row contained red grapes. Some of the hybrids crafted decades ago by Elmer Swenson made some passable wine. But the same U of M outfit that created the Honeycrisp apple has not had as much success with red grapes. Frontenac, […]

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Wino Wednesday: May 11th, 2011

An incredibly busy week ahead for Twin Cities wine lovers! TONIGHT, Wednesday May 11th 6:30pm: Ultimate Intro to Wine at North Loop Wine and Spirits taught by Jason Kallsen of Twin Cities Wine Education. Thursday May 12: The Taste of Edina. Marsha Trainer of City Pages talks about one of the best food and wine […]

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