Check Out Our Anniversary Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits Sale!

It’s the third anniversary of our store in downtown Minneapolis and we’re celebrating with a huge sale on our outstanding collection of fine wines, spirits and craft beers this January 3rd – 21st!

Stop in today or check out our list of sale items in the link below.

And remember to stop-in anytime for the best bourbon and craft beer selection in downtown Minneapolis and 10% off any purchase of 12 or more wines!

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits Anniversary Sale!


Our Fall Wine & Spirits Sale Starts NOW!

Today through September 24th, 2017 - come to 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in downtown Minneapolis for our annual Fall Wine & Spirits sale!

Visit us at 1010 S Washington Ave in Downtown Minneapolis to stock-up - and check-out some of our deals before you head-out by clicking on our flyer below!

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits - Fall 2017 Wine & Spirits Sale!

Stock up during the Spring Sale

Our Spring Sale has begun!  Between now and Saturday, April 23rd be sure to visit 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits for GREAT SAVINGS on all of our wines, spirits and beers as well as daily tastings and even a Pinot Noir Seminar on April 11th!  There will be more specifics on all the events as you read through this newsletter.

Meanwhile, the weather is trying to cooperate and bring us wonderful Spring weather…perfect for outdoor grilling, picnics, golf, tennis, or just a long walk to enjoy the warmer weather.  We are starting to receive our allocations of wonderful 2015 vintage Rose’ wines that complement the optimism of the season.  Be sure to take a look at all the great new offerings.  It seems that the sales of these new age pink wines improve dramatically every year.  This isn’t your Mom and Dad’s Lancers or Mateus.  These are full flavored, delicious wines that are dry enough to go with whatever you’re making for dinner…or just to toast a beautiful sunset.

The Masters is this weekend. The Twins season has begun!  Time to get ready for Spring.  Let us help!

Once again, thank you for your continued readership and trusting us to help you choose the perfect beverage!  Please don't forget if you get a case of wine it is STILL 10% off these great sale prices.  This is a great opportunity to stock up and re-stock the wine cellar or the liquor cabinets.

Click here to check out our full sale list!

Stick Your Nose In It. Don't Be Shy...

Demystifying Wine

Stop by and let us help you broaden your horizons.

In our experience, wine shops seem to intimidate their customers with the superior wine knowledge of their staff.  So, when we created our own store experience, as a team, we agreed we were going to try our hardest to set the table for our customers and let them decide what they like best, from the selections we made available.

To that end, we are constantly looking for the best examples of fine wines from both emerging and classical areas of production.  We put out as much information as we can about the wines from our own experience as well as independent reviewers, but at the end of the day what matters most is what YOU like.

We schedule regular in store tastings every Friday and Saturday from 2PM to 7PM.  Please join us!  It is a great opportunity for us to get to know you better, and for you to better define your own taste in wine.  Additionally, we will continue to schedule special events during the week to highlight special wines as well as some of the unique personalities in the wine industry who come through town.

A number of people have asked us about conducting private tastings for their friends and neighbors outside of the store.  Drop us an email, or better yet, come on into the store and we will talk about what you want to accomplish with a tasting and how we can help make it work best.  We can help you and your group with the selection of wines, and we are always happy to make some suggestions on how to become more astute tasters….and wine consumers.

In case you haven't noticed, we have added a section in this news letter called  "Cellar Starters". These are wines that we either have on hand, or have received our allocation for the year. These are expensive, small production, highly rated and intended to age for several years. We are highlighting these items because... well... they deserve to be highlighted, but also because we know that everyone is looking for a special bottle of wine. The definition of special depends on the person.

At the end of the day, the wines, spirits and beers we sell are merely beverages.  Many of them come from exotic places, have wonderful histories, and multiple layers of flavor.  Let us help you discover what you like best.

We Are Halfway Thru The Summer

It's hot and we love it!
Can you believe that we are half way thru the summer? We, at 1010 Washington Wine and Spirits, have been so busy most of the summer tasting weather appropriate beer, liquor and wine every single week that we haven't even noticed the time flying.

TONIGHT we are having a VERY exciting pinot noir and chardonnay tasting!!
 National Director of Sales for Failla, Matt Naumann

is joining us this evening from 6:30-7:30 to go thru their very impressive portfolio. Failla was founded by Ehren Jordan former winemaker at Turley. Failla produces well balanced Pinot and Chardonnay along the Sonoma Coast to critical acclaim. We will be sampling a selection of their Pinot and Chardonnay.  Please call 612-339-4040 or email to let us know you are coming, we have a few spots left.

We are working on keeping the website updated with tastings and events so please check and check out who is pouring what over the upcoming weeks! 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas...

Mothers Day is in FOUR days...

The most challenging countdown ever.

In our culture we dedicate one day to celebrating "Mom". One solitary, lonely day is set aside to thank the woman who raised us; the woman who kissed away our tears, who rocked us to sleep. 24 hours devoted to the only person in the world who will let us call at any hour--for any reason. It hardly seems like enough tribute. And to make matters worse--we are supposed to buy a card and a present that encapsulates our love, gratitude and commitment to this woman. Who has that kind of time?? We, at1010 Washington Wine and Spirits would like to offer the gift of wine--a gift you can share with whomever you are celebrating on May 10th. To all of the mothers out there, we salute you! 


We would like to take this opportunity thank all of our vendors and neighbors for helping to make our grand opening sale so successful! We appreciate all of the time and energy that was put in to making this sale happen. We hope you were able to stop by, taste some wine and find some deals. We are working hard to be your go-to neighborhood wine, beer and spirits store and we hope it shows.
Thanks for shopping with us!

Spring Has Sprung!

Now that the calendar has officially won out (fingers crossed…) we are hard at work getting our spring cleaning on! We are busy requesting prices and deals from our vendors so we can have our first sale in April, however that is pretty time intensive so we are going to focus this news letter on the deals we currently have on hand.  

Please remember we have an exciting tasting with Peter Kenefick from Kenefick Ranch  on March 26th at the Aloft Hotel from 6:30-8:30. To buy tickets, call(612)339-4040 or email It is going to be a lot of fun!

Also, please mark your calendars for April 18, we are having our Rose tasting! We hope to have at least half of our offerings available for an in store walk around tasting. More info to come! 

Finally, please stop by on Fridays and Saturdays from 2-7, we always have wines open to taste and we are working on beer and spirits tastings throughout the spring and summer as well.

Looking forward to seeing you at the store! 


Jack Goldenberg, Owner 
Don Hanson,  Manager 
Rob Bonelli, Fine Wine Buyer 

Working Towards Spring

March Madness Begins!

Though it seems that all of our focus is on the actual store, we have spent much of these past few weeks setting up events and purchasing deals so that we can offer you everything that you have come to expect from your local fine wine store.
We want you to have an opportunity to meet wine makers and sample exciting wine portfolios, and we are trying to partner with our neighbors to bring you the best and most exciting experiences possible! We are working on a wine sale for April, and we are also putting together a fun in-store, walk around tasting of our Rose early arrivals on April 18.

In the nearer future,  March 26th we will be hosting a tasting of wines from the Kenefick Ranch of Calistoga (Napa Valley), California. This tasting will be held in a private space at the Aloft Hotel just across 10thAvenue South from our store.  The presentation runs from 6:30 until 8;30 PM.  There will be light hors d’oeuvres served to accompany the wines.  I think you’ll find Kenefick Ranch wines to be fun and interesting.  The tasting will be $15 and space is limited. 
So, come on down and give us a visit!  We think you will find the store to be convenient and friendly with interesting wines and brews as well as a great selection of spirits.   Oh, and don’t forget, we have free indoor parking available!  The entrance is on 11th Avenue South, right next to the entrance to the tenants’ garage for the Bridgewater Lofts.

Jack Goldenberg | Proprietor
Don Hanson | General Manager
Rob Bonelli | Fine Wine Buyer

Free indoor parking | Delivery | Beverage Event Planning | Special Requests 

The Doldrums of Winter Are Upon Us...

We Are Dreaming of Tropical Weather But For the Moment We Will Look Within...

While this winter has not been as difficult as last year, many are suffering from various forms of cabin fever. We at 1010 Washington Wine and Spirits have been so busy over the past eight weeks that we have barely noticed. 

By way of introduction, the new management team has over 75 years combined experience in the beverage alcohol field and specifically in the fine wine segment. We think you will be pleased with the increased selection of fine wines from France, Germany, Spain and yes, the New World. that has been added to the store. Not only will you find some rare gems(and values) from the finest small producers, but we hope to reintroduce you to some old favorites from among the largest selling wineries in the world. We sometimes forget that the true art of winemaking is the ability to make 25 or 50,000 cases of wine that is still worthy of high critical acclaim. 

If you have not been in the store this year, there have been a myriad of changes since we took over on January 5th. We have expanded the selection of craft beer to a 36 foot long cooler that allows you to shop a much larger selection and to easily build your own six pack with a variety of interesting beer and ciders. We brought in new shelving for the spirits section which has allowed us to expand our selction and to make our liquor prices more competitive! 

In short, you have welcomed us into your nighborhood, it is our desire to become the best neighborhood purveyor of wines, spirits and beer in the best neighborhood in Minnesota. We welcome your ideas and suggestions as we work to make 1010Washington Wine and Spirits your first choice when you think of alcoholic beverages. 

Jack Goldenberg | Proprietor
Don Hanson | General Manager
Rob Bonelli | Fine Wine Buyer

Free indoor parking | Delivery | Beverage Event Planning | Special Requests

Welcome to 1010 WWS!

Formerly Sorella Wine & Spirits, 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits is a fully-stocked wine and spirits shop in the heart of Minneapolis. New owners and a store renovation are reinvigorating downtown's taste. Please stop in during business hours or during a tasting. We'd love to meet you.