The Story of a Bottle: 1994 Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • October 12, 2021

The Story of a Bottle: 1994 Simi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

I love to keep bottles that mean something to me. Yes, I probably have more empty bottles sitting around than I should, but every bottle…

Wines I love: Gran Verano Sauvignon Blanc (best boxed white available)?
  • July 22, 2021

Wines I love: Gran Verano Sauvignon Blanc (best boxed white available)?

The Wines I Love series at Twin Cities Wine is an easy way for me chronicle wines of distinctive personality that I seek out again and again….

In praise of Estelle in Saint Paul
  • July 16, 2021

In praise of Estelle in Saint Paul

Angela and I don’t eat out every much, which surprises a lot of people when they hear me say it. And I’m not just talking…

Wines I love: Raza Pet-Nat Sparkling
  • July 14, 2021

Wines I love: Raza Pet-Nat Sparkling

The Wines I Love series at Twin Cities Wine is an easy way for me chronicle wines of distinctive personality that I seek out again and again….

Wines I love: Ovum Wines “Big Salt” from Oregon
  • July 14, 2021

Wines I love: Ovum Wines “Big Salt” from Oregon

The Wines I Love series at Twin Cities Wine is an easy way for me chronicle wines of distinctive personality that I seek out again and again….

20 Questions, 20 Answers
  • May 19, 2021

20 Questions, 20 Answers

Hey Jason – Do you have a favorite wine quote? I do. And it’s verbose. “We believe that authentic wine, which is the prerequisite for…

The Beaujolais Nouveau to drink in 2020
  • November 19, 2020

The Beaujolais Nouveau to drink in 2020

As promised in the Twin Cities Wine Podcast, here is the info on the wine I suggest you seek out for Nouveau 2020 drinking! It’s…

The Twin Cities Wine Awards Winners 2019
  • August 20, 2019

The Twin Cities Wine Awards Winners 2019

Over 10,000 votes were cast in the 2019 Twin Cities Wine Awards, and the winners were announced on August 19th, 2019, at Black Dog Cafe…

The amazing wine bar scene in … Sioux Falls?
  • July 2, 2019

The amazing wine bar scene in … Sioux Falls?

First, a little background on the business of wine bars. There is probably no harder way for a restauranteur to make money than to open…

The 2018 Twin Cities Wine Awards Winners!
  • July 3, 2018

The 2018 Twin Cities Wine Awards Winners!

THE BEST OF THE BEST in the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Minnesota wine scene! Congrats to all the 2018 winners! To celebrate our strong locally…

Major shifts in the wine world, and how they impact you as a consumer
  • October 27, 2017

Major shifts in the wine world, and how they impact you as a consumer

A perfect storm has emerged, and it is going to impact wine lovers in the Twin Cities for many reasons. I’m not saying the sky is…

Minnesota wines: we’ve entered the third great leap
  • June 10, 2017

Minnesota wines: we’ve entered the third great leap

Up until about 2006, I was the first in line to talk badly about Minnesota wine. My cheeky normal response when I would get asked “what…