Wino Wednesday update: May 4, 2011

Local wine scene happenings and updates: Bill talks about a love of Viognier and Chenin Blanc Leslee gets a bit ‘crunked’ in HD on wine made by lead singer of Tool (yes, Tool) Thursday May 5: The Cork Dork has some great stuff being poured tomorrow night including a full line up of Rioja Thursday […]

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Me at Surdyk's flights

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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