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Connecting the dots via Knudsen Vineyards

For me, this is what the wine industry is all about. Mid Summer, 1995: The Mall of America had been open for three years, and the hottest restaurant in the Mall was California Cafe. I was there waiting tables, scrapping together every bit of money I could while attending the University of Minnesota. I didn’t […]

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A Basic Cheat Sheet For Ordering Wine At a Restaurant

After a recent wine class, a student named Alyssa shared an exciting story. She was out for dinner with her boss, and her boss’ boss, and (you guessed it) the boss’ boss’ boss. It was a French-fusion-meets-steakhouse restaurant in Chicago with a pretty extensive wine program including two full time sommeliers on staff. As they […]

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