Wines for Thanksgiving: What you need to know

Wines for Thanksgiving: What you need to know

The greatest of all holidays is near, where we gather in America to eat and drink, converse and laugh. No presents. No major commerce push (except for incredibly affordable poultry and butter). A holiday based on the three greatest verbs: eating, drinking, and entertaining. In year’s past I’ve done short articles outlining some ideas regarding […]

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Stop and smell the flowers (in your wine)

Stop and smell the flowers (in your wine)

Lilacs are in bloom. Need I say more? We are in that special window of time in Minnesota where the blossoms are drawing the bees, and wandering through the neighborhood the explosion of floral aromas makes me giddy. I’ve found myself looking over State Park maps, plotting camping trips. Cleaning up the canoe and camping […]

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46 Hours in Seattle

8 am Friday I landed. 6 am Sunday I departed.46 hours. That’s what I had in Seattle, and boy I made the most of it. It had been too long, many years, and I returned to enjoy sights, sounds, tastes, views, and new discoveries. I was flown out for the weekend by the Washington State Wine […]

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Tell your wine when you’ll set it free!

Your wine wants to be enjoyed.That’s why it exists.But a great problem for many wine lovers is stockpiling so much wine that bottles are forgotten, left to die a slow fading death without ever breathing fresh air. A shame. Here’s what we do to solve that problem in our cellar. We tell the wine, early […]

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