We’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Solo Vino Wine Shop with two special Somm Kits, available exclusively through Solo Vino.
This is the New World Somm Kit, with six fantastic selections plus a video of Jason, Chuck, and Angela stepping through all the selections.
If you have not yet purchased your New World Somm Kit, head on over to Solo Vino to pick one up! Only $125 plus tax for six amazing wines.
Enjoy your wines!
Video: Somm Kit - Solo Vino 20th anniversary, New World!
New Zealand Winegrowers: Pinot Gris in New Zealand (lots of good stats, taste profiles, and info).
The Camins 2 Dreams Gruner Veltliner is an amazing wine from an amazing winery. Learn more about the winemakers and their philosophies, history, and plans. This is a winery to watch!
Willamette Valley isn’t known for bargains, and the holy grail of the wine world is to find great and affordable Pinot Noir (like the one in your kit). Why is it so hard to find great affordable Pinot Noir from Willamette? This article from Wine Enthusiast explains it.
Kitá Winery is an incredible Native American and women owned winery in Santa Barbara (same winemaker as the Camins 2 Dreams). Here’s a great article from 2017 about this project.
Heading down to Argentina on the last two wines, it can be surprising to many to read of Touriga Nacional (from Portugal) being planted in the high elevations of Mendoza. Vinalba is one of the few wineries to work with it, and it makes for an amazing wine. Here are more details on the Vinalba Reserva.
The Zuccardi and the Vinalba are both from Valle de Uco, one of the highest elevation wine regions in the world. Learn more about this region that is redefining Argentine wine.
Also, feel free to download our wine region elevation chart.
And if you want to see the Parks and Recreation clip that Chuck was talking about, you can find it here.
Thanks everyone! Enjoy your Somm Kit!
Jason and Angela Kallsen
Co-owners, Twin Cities Wine Education