to Jun 20

La Rioja Alta Spanish Wine Tasting & Seminar

When you think Spanish wine, one of the first wineries you think of is La Rioja Alta. This week, on Wednesday June 19th, at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, we are fortunate to welcome Rafael Momene, Export Director to the Americas from La Rioja Alta. Momene will be here to share more about the history and present of this winery, as we drink and learn together.

As stated on La Rioja Alta’s website, their philosophy has always been….

“Quality, elegance, innovation, evolution... They are the pillars on which the five founding families erected our winery in 1890 and built a way of living, feeling and producing wines of the highest quality that continue to evolve subtly, perfectly adapting to new tastes. Today they are an example of some of the finest wines being made in Rioja.”

We are excited to learn more in person this week and hope you will be there to join us! To reserve your spot, call our store at (612)339-4040 or send us an email at info@1010wws.com. The cost of the event is $25, which can be used toward the purchase of anything that night. Also if you would like a reminder the day of the event please let us know and we can either call you or send a reminder email.

See the tentative wine tasting lineup below:

Lagar de Cervera Albarino 2017
La Rioja Alta Aster 2014
La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi 2013
La Rioja Alta Vina Arana 2009
La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza 2009
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2009
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2005

Remember, too, to keep up with our Events page to stay up to date with our weekly craft beer, wine and spirits tastings.

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to Jun 15

Taste Some Great Wines & Our Craft Beer of the Month – This Weekend!

As June continues to bust out all over, we are confident that your days and nights continue to be more and more packed with activities. We hope that you have left a bit of room in this weekend’s schedule, though, as we will be tasting some great wines – along with our craft beer of the month – this Friday and Saturday night.

See the wine and craft beer that we will be opening and tasting, below, and we hope to see you in downtown Minneapolis this weekend!

Friday June 14th
Hofer Gruner Veltliner
Pax Chenin Blanc
Ermitage Rose
Chateau Montaud Rose 3L Box
Hofer Zweigelt
Sainte Leocadie Minervois

Able Brewing Co-Op
* Craft Beer of the Month - June 2019! *

Saturday June 15th
Bretonniere Sauvignon Blanc
Bertrand Cote Des Roses
Bertrand Saint Chinian
Garzon Reserve Cabernet Franc
Drouhin Macon Villages
St Jean Cinq Cepages

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to Jun 8

Taste Some Fine Wine, Belgian Beers & Local Spirits This Weekend!

We have made it through the first full month of June, or as we like to say, we have now officially entered Summer Sippin’ season! June is perhaps the most beautiful month of the year in downtown Minneapolis, and you are like us, this is about all the reason you need to celebrate.

With that said, we hope to see you this Friday and Saturday as we launch our own little summer tasting celebration by opening some great wine, selections of German and Belgian Beers and even some local spirits!

See what we will be tasting this weekend, below:

Friday June 7th
Mourat Chenin Blanc
Koehler Ruprecht Pinot Blanc
Gris Marin Rose
Merieau Gamay
Sindicat la Figuera Garnatxa
Skaramuca Plavac Mali

Saturday June 8th
Garzon Reserve Tannat
Scaia Rosato
Antica Chardonnay
Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc
Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot
Beringer Waymaker Red

German/Belgian Beers

Bet Vodka LOCAL!

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to Jun 1

Wine Tastings On May 31st and June 1st!

If you are sharing our optimism about Summer 2019 in downtown Minneapolis, you are also likely sharing our frustration at the up and down weather cycles this year. It seems that the moment we start to brag about great weather, we get a sudden rainstorm that washes out a small part (but a part, nonetheless!) of our Memorial Day weekend.

Whether you are feeling optimism, frustration – or both – we hope either doesn’t keep you homebound this coming weekend, as we will be opening some great wines to taste this Friday and Saturday.

See the wine tastings we have scheduled below:

Friday May 31st
Tete Blanche Chenin/Sauvignon Blanc
Cune Monopole Viura
La Nerthe Rose
Tete Red Cabernet Franc/Grolleau
Pilizota Plavina
Cune Seleccion de Fincas

Saturday June 1st
Garzon Reserve Albarino
Maison L'Envoye Morgon Cote de Py
Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz
Confidencial Rose
Scaia Bianco
Paxis Red Blend

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to May 25

Weekend Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits Tastings Through Memorial Day!

After the last winter we had, can you believe that we are now nearly through the month of May? And if we are nearly through May, we are also getting extremely close to Memorial Day. As such, you had better be sure you are fully stocked up on all the wine, craft beer and spirits you will need as we approach summer’s unofficial kick-off.

As always, we are here to help!

See the craft beer, wine and spirits we have on hand and will be tasting in our downtown Minneapolis store, this weekend and next.

Remember, too, to follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and keep an eye on our Events page – to stay up to date on all of our scheduled weekend tastings.

Friday May 17th
Elk Cove Vineyards Will Be On Hand Tasting:
Pike Road Chardonnay
Elk Cove Pinot Gris
Elk Cove Pinot Noir Rose
Pike Road Pinot Noir
Elk Cove Estate Pinot Noir
Elk Cove Mount Richmond Pinot Noir

Beam Suntory Will Be On Hand Tasting the Following Spirits:
Toki Japanese Whiskey
Roku Gin
Haku Vodka

Saturday May 18th
Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva
Alexander Valley Vineyards Rose
Montes Alpha Syrah
Fantinel Pinot Grigio
Muriel Reserva Rioja
De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay

Pryes Brewing

Friday May 24th
Casamaro Verdejo
Bargemone Blanc
Prebende Beaujolais
Idlewild Flora & Fauna Red Wine
Castano Monastrell

Codigo Tequila

Saturday May 25th
Rodano Chianti Classico
Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin
Whispering Angel Rose
Piazza Grande Rosato Lambrusco
Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc
Charles & Charles Red Blend

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2:00 PM14:00

Elk Cove Wine Tasting Event Tonight!

Elk Cove Vineyards is one of Oregon's historic family-owned wineries and was founded in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell. Tucked into the foothills of the Coast Range Mountains, the tasting room has spectacular views of the surrounding vineyards.

Second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell produces excellent Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs as well as crisp aromatic Pinot Gris, Rose, and Chardonnay with an emphasis on estate-grown fruit. Living his whole life among the vines, Adam has a tremendous respect for the land on which the grapes were grown:

“High quality wine really starts in the vineyard. The time I spend stomping through our 300 acres of vines not only helps us make good decisions in viticulture, it also informs our winemaking decisions."

Elk Cove Vineyards National Sales representative Cam Christie will join us in our downtown Minneapolis store tonight from 4-7pm to pour these great wines - and we’ll have some open as soon as 2pm.

Here is the line-up...
Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2017
Pike Road Chardonnay 2017
Elk Cove Rose 2018
Pike Road Pinot Noir 2015
Elk Cove Pinot Noir 2015
Elk Cove Mount Richmond Pinot Noir 2016

We hope to see you tonight – and invite you to check out the other great craft beer, wine and spirits tastings happening this and next weekend!

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4:00 PM16:00

4th Annual Best Free Indoor Rose Tasting in MN

Just before Mother’s Day, we hope you join us in downtown Minneapolis for our 4th Annual Free Indoor Rose Tasting!

This event will feature some of the newest and some of the best new Roses from the 2018 vintage.  Visit us to both sample and discover for yourself what Roses you will be drinking this summer.  And, of course, do not forget to leave with a few extra bottles for mom!

Event details may be found below:

4th Annual Best Free Indoor Rose Tasting in MN
May 11th
4 – 7pm
1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
1010 S Washington Avenue
Downtown Minneapolis

While we hope to see you at our Rose tasting this May, remember to visit us for our Spring Sale before it ends this Sunday, April 21st!

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to May 11

Early May Wine, Spirits & Craft Beer Tastings!

As the calendar turns to May, we ready ourselves for some of the finest weather that Minnesota has to offer. In the same sense, our store prepares to receive some of the finest wine, craft beer and spirits available – many of which we invite you to taste along with us!

Below, see the wine, spirits and craft beer we will be tasting in our downtown Minneapolis store in early May:

Friday May 3rd
Miraflors Blanc
Division Sauvignon Blanc
Les Cimels Rose
Peyrie Cahors Malbec
Fontsainte Corbieres Rouge
3 Vines Old Vine Red Blend

Belgian/German Beer Tasting

Saturday May 4th
Maison de Grand Esprit Cremant
Carpineto Vino de Nobile di Montepulciano
Domaine de Menard Marine White
Dogajolo Rosso
Simonnet-Febvre Pinot Noir
Cocagne Rose

Friday May 10th
Lubanzi Chenin Blanc
Kumea River Chardonnay
Teutonic Rose
Jean-Paul Brun L'Ancien Gamay
Vallana Campi Raudi
Lubanzi Red Blend

Bellboy Spirit Tasting with Sharon
Boondocks 11yr American Whiskey
Plantation 5yr Rum
St Elder Elderflower
Jackson Morgan Peaches & Cream|
Unlce Val's Botanical Gin
Cinzano Prosecco

Sisyphus Brewing

Saturday May 11th
Best Free Indoor Rose Tasting in MN!!

Happy Rose Day!!

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6:30 PM18:30

Ridge Vineyards Wine Seminar and Tasting - May 1st

This is another can’t miss event, happening next week in downtown Minneapolis!

Ridge Vineyards is one of the most historic wineries in all of California. The Monte Bello Cabernet was a participant in the Judgement of Paris in 1976 and the first Monte Bello wine was produced in 1892. While they are known for their reds wines, they have been producing world class white wines, including Chardonnay, since 1962 as well.

The Ridge Vineyards approach is straightforward: find the most intense and flavorful grapes, guide the natural process, draw all the fruit's richness into the wine. There is no set way to make any wine, each harvest is treated differently and the result is usually amazingly good wine at relatively affordable pricing.

Tentative Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting Lineup:

• Ridge Estate Chardonnay 2017

• Ridge 3 Valleys Red 2016

• Ridge Geyserville 2017

• Ridge Lytton Springs 2016

• Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel 2016

• Ridge East Bench Zinfandel 2016

• Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah 2016

• Ridge Estate Cabernet 2016

Call 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits at 612 339-4040 or send us an email at info@1010wws.com for reservations.

The cost of the event is $25, which can be used toward the purchase of anything that night. If you would like a reminder the day of the event let us know, when registering, and we can either call or send you a reminder email.

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to Apr 27

Our Final April Wine Tastings

This weekend represents the last bit of spring before we get into May – or to put it in more 2019 terms – we are just one week away from finally being safe from the winter!

So why not celebrate by stopping by to see us in downtown Minneapolis, this Friday and Saturday evening, for some great wine tastings?

See what we have coming up below – and remember to check out our 4th Annual Indoor Rose’ Tasting this May 4th.

Friday April 26th
Merieau Sauvignon Blanc
Vin de Days Blanc
The Emily
Le Clos
Yangarra Old Vine Grenache
Sallier de la Tour Syrah

Saturday April 27th
Kenwood Six Ridges Cabernet
Secret Indulgence Emancipation Red Blend
Latour Ardeche Chardonnay
Saurine Rose
Ercole White Wine
Broadside Merlot

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to Apr 13

Early April Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits Tastings!

Have you had the opportunity to stop by and check out our Annual Spring Wine Sale? If not, we hope to see you in downtown Minneapolis soon, as sale prices will end before you know it, on April 21st.

Should you need something else to compel you to visit, know that we will be offering great tastings on fine wine, craft beer and to notch spirits every weekend throughout the sale. See what we have coming up below – and remember to like us on Facebook to be among the first to see what we will be sampling!

Friday April 5th
Katie from Bourget will be sampling:
Felines Picpoul
Sallier de la Tour Grillo
Morgan Metallico Chardonnay
Morgan Cotes du Crow Rhone Red
Vina Ardanza Rioja
Sallier de la Tour Nero d'Avola

Finnegan's Brewing

Bellboy Spirits will be sampling:
Her Spirit Vodka
Jackson Morgan Banana Creme Liqueur
Talisker Storm
Mathilde Cassis
Michters Rye

Saturday April 6th
Mitch from The Wine Company will be sampling:
Nortico Alvarinho
Chateau Recougne Bordeaux Blanc
Eyrie Chardonnay
Failla Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Cerejeiras Tinto
Darnaud Mise en Bouche Crozes-Hermitage

Oliphant Brewing

Friday April 12th
Logan from Tradition will be sampling:
Field Recordings Blanc de Franc
Matthiasson Tendu Vermentino
Forlorn Hope Semillon
Ground Effect Pinot Noir
Matthiasson Tendu Red Wine
A Tribute to Grace Grenache

Omni Brewing

Saturday April 13th
Susan from Winebow will be sampling:
Stadt Krems Gruner Veltliner
Saint Cosme 'Les Deux Albion' CdR Blanc
Hahn SLH Chardonnay
Hahn SLH Pinot Noir
Saint Cosme 'Les Deux Albion' CdR Rouge
Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec

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to Apr 21

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits Spring Sale Starts This Week!

At 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits, we pride ourselves on offering one of the best selections, and some of the best prices, on craft beer, fine wine and top notch spirits that you will find anywhere in downtown Minneapolis.

But for a few weeks every April, we outdo ourselves.

Visit us tomorrow through April 21st for our annual Spring Sale where you will find the best prices we offer all year! See our full list of sale items below – and we look forward to seeing you and helping you stock up this month!

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits - 2019 Spring Sale!

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to Mar 30

Early Spring Wine & Beer Tastings!

This week, we are thankful to welcome the arrival of spring in downtown Minneapolis. Real spring, that is. Warm weather and snowmelt, rather than just a date circled on the calendar.

That said – if you are the type to circle big dates on calendars, we encourage you to circle all of the dates below – and to head into 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits for our early spring rounds of fine wine and craft beer tastings!

Remember, too, to stop by the first week of April for our annual Spring Sale – when nearly every brand in our store will be available at some of the lowest prices offered all year!

Friday March 22nd
Baumard La Caleche (Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay)
Le Petit Caboche Rose
Mocali Suberli Sangiovese
Maestracci Clos Reginu
Casa Santos Colossal Reserva
Pepiere Clos Briords

4 - 7pm
Mikkeller Brewing

Saturday March 23rd
Clos du Bois Marlstone Red
Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay
The Fableist Sauvignon Blanc
Intrinsic Cabernet
Marques de Riscal Reserva
Whispering Angel Rose

Friday March 29th
Villa Sparina Gavi
Haut-Rian Rose
Le Petit Caboche Rouge
Lechuza Garnacha
Domaine Drouhin Macon Villages
Burlotto Barbera

4 - 7pm
Insight Brewing

Saturday March 30th
Calera Chardonnay
Dom Diogo Raza Vinho Verde
Stags Leap Investor Red
Juan Gil Albacea Monastrell
Louis Jadot Rose
Mout Olivet CDR Vielle Vignes

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5:30 PM17:30

Tuscan Wine Dinner – This Thursday!

This Thursday, March 21st, we hope you join us with our friends at Monello, in downtown Minneapolis, for an evening of some of the finest wines from the Tuscany region of Italy.

A selection of food pairings to complement each of our five courses makes for an evening you surely will remember. Click here to learn more about the event – and to get an early look at the menu and wines.

Tickets are $126 per person and we encourage you to reserve your spot soon as seats are limited!

Tuscan Wine Dinner
Thursday March 21st at 5:30
at Monello
1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

We invite you to like us on Facebook to be among the first to know about upcoming events and tastings.

Remember, too, to stop by 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits, while in downtown Minneapolis, to see our latest wine specials and cellar selections!

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to Mar 16

Fine Wine & Craft Beer Tastings Throughout Early March!

Since when has a little bad weather - and a lot of snow - kept Minneapolis residents from sampling the best in fine wine and craft beer? Never is the answer, of course, and will remain so through this month as we are set to offer great tastings this weekend and next.

See what we will be sampling at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits below:

Friday March 8th, 2-7pm
Cazin Cheverny
Ferdinand Albarino
Ferdinand Rose of Tempranillo
Puech Haut Prestige
Ground Effect Pinot Noir
Baudry-Dutour Chinon (Cabernet Franc)

Saturday March 9th, 2-7pm
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cab
Cusumano Nero D'Avola
Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino
Domaine du Pouy
Zilliken Estate Riesling
Ste Michelle Rose

Saturday March 9th, 4-7pm
Broken Clock Brewing 4-7pm

Friday March 15th, 2-7pm
Ca'Stella Pinot Grigio
Burgans Albarino
Groundwork Counoise
Usseglio Ventoux
Cune Rioja Reserva
Agriverde Montepulciano

Friday March 15th, 4-7pm
Insight Brewing
Five Farms Irish Cream

Saturday March 16th, 2-7pm
David from Breakthru Beverage Group will be here to sample:
Norton Privada
Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rose
Prelius Cabernet
Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc
Volpaia Chianti Classico
Hartford Russian River Chardonnay

Saturday March 16th, 4-7pm
Lakes & Legends Brewing

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 Lopez de Heredia Spanish Wine Tasting
6:30 PM18:30

Lopez de Heredia Spanish Wine Tasting

This January 16th, join 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, MN as we welcome Monica Nogues, Owner of Think Global, as she leads us through a seminar on Spanish wines with a focus on one of the most iconic estates in Spain, Lopez de Heredia.

Monica Nogues was born in Barcelona Spain and founded Think Global Wine Selections in January 1996 in Santa Barbara California. Think Global wines have a sense of soul and authenticity. They regard wine as artisanal crafting and an expression of nature. When nature is respected, it reveals aspects and truths of those earthly places filled with traditions and history. In essence, wine evokes memories, emotions, and enjoyment.

Tenative Lineup of Wines:

  • Mestres 1312 Reserva Brut Cava

  • Casa de Arman Ribiero Blanco 2016

  • Vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco 2004

  • Vina Cubillo Crianza 2009

  • Vina Bosconia Reserva 2006

  • Vina Tondonia Red Reserva 2005

  • El Pedrosal Ribera del Duero 2015

  • Buil & Gine Gine Gine Priorat 2016

Call the store at 612 339-4040 or send us an email at info@1010wws.com for reservations.

The cost of the event is $25, which can be used toward the purchase of anything that night. Also if you would like a reminder the day of the event let us know, we can either call or send you a reminder email.

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to Jan 19

Warm Up With January Wine & Craft Beer Tastings at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits!

As we work our way through January, we here at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in downtown Minneapolis invite you in out of the cold to enjoy our latest round of wine and craft beer tastings!

See what we’ve got planned below – and remember - our 4th Anniversary Sale runs through January 27th!

Friday January 11th, 2-7pm

  • Jordan from Phillips Wine & Spirits

  • Juan Gil Dry Muscat

  • Girard Sauvignon Blanc

  • Joel Gott Chardonnay

  • Albacea Monastrell

  • Girard Cabernet

  • El Nido Clio

  • O'so Brewing 4-7pm!!!

  • Earth Rider Brewing 4-7pm!!!

Saturday January 12th, 2-7pm

  • Cherry Pie Pinot Noir

  • San Felice Chianti Classico

  • Double Canyon Cabernet

  • Santorini Assyrtiko

  • Hild Ebling Sekt

  • Tenshen White

Friday January 18th, 2-7pm

  • Mitch from The Wine Company

  • St Innocent Villagees Cuvee

  • Maslauris Rouge Cab/Syrah

  • Day Zin

  • Il Follo Prosecco

  • Hofer Gruner Veltliner

  • Decoy Sauvignon Blanc

  • Utepils Brewing 4-7pm

Saturday January 19th 2-7pm

  • Lafage Centenaire Blanc

  • Becker Pinot Noir

  • Stonestreet Estate Cabernet

  • Illahe Viognier

  • Leitz Dragonstone Riesling

  • Chateau Lestruelle

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to Jan 27

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits 4th Anniversary Sale This January!

Has your bar and wine cellar been decimated by the carnage wrought by holiday entertaining? Or is it about to be? Never fear – as 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits – in downtown Minneapolis, MN – is gearing up for its fourth anniversary sale this January!

From Wednesday, January 9th through Sunday, January 27th, we will be offering terrific store-wide deals on downtown Minneapolis’ best selection of craft beer, wine and spirits – helping ensure you replenish your bar, fridge and cellar. Better yet, we’ll have in-store tastings of beer, wine and spirits every weekend!

Don, Rob and Darren have already started working on putting together the best deals possible to thank you for four great years together.

Call the store at 612 339-4040 or send us an email at info@1010wws.com for more information!

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to Jan 5

Early January Wine Tastings!

Ring in the new year at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in downtown Minneapolis and enjoy 2019’s first round of in-store wine tastings!

See what we’ll be sampling this week below - and remember - our 4th Anniversary Sale starts next week!

Monday Dec 31st 2-7pm

  • Roederer Estate Brut

  • G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge

  • Gruet Rose

  • Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay

  • Argyle Pinot Noir

  • Arrowood Kinghts Valley Cabernet

Friday January 4th, 2-7pm

  • Pullus Pinot Grigio

  • Milou Chardonnay

  • Mas Carlot Rose

  • Fattori Valpolicella

  • Milou Rouge

  • Flux Red

 Saturday January 5th 2-7pm

  • Jack's choice!



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Annette Peters Champagne Tasting
4:00 PM16:00

Annette Peters Champagne Tasting

Annette Peters is the President of Domaines and Appellations, a local importer. Domaines and Appellations seeks out small producers and family farms making wines that reflect their place of origin  as purely and naturally possible. The goal is to deliver wines with a high pleasure factor, precisely made, easy to drink wines that are affordable, made more for the glass and less for the pedestal, but inspiring  intellectual exercise if you should so chose. They also are conscientiously geared to serve a legacy of family, environment, tradition, and culture.

For this rare in store appearance Annette will be focusing on some of the spectacular Champagne producers she works with along with some other premium world class wine selections.

Tenative Lineup of Wines:

AR Lenoble Intense Brut NV
Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut NV
Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut NV
Jean Fournier Marsannay Blanc 2015
Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo 2017
Pra' Ripasso 2016

This is a free in store tasting at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits. 

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Tokiwa Imports Japanese Whisky Tasting
4:00 PM16:00

Tokiwa Imports Japanese Whisky Tasting

Tokiwa Imports is the premier importer of family owned Japanese Whisky and other select Japanese spirits. Tokiwa Masamune was the name of the family sake brewery in historic Kawagoe, Saitama Prefec-ture, Japan. Yuno Hayashi’s grandfather, who owned the brewery, had a deep love of good food and drink which he passed on to his granddaughter. It is his admiration for fine beverages that propelled Yuno onwards along her journey with whisky and spirits.

We are in love with this portfolio at 1010 and hope you can join us for this special tasting event. Mitch from The Wine Company is leading us through the tasting!

Tenative Lineup of Spirits:

Iwai Tradition
Iwai Whisky
Akashi Whisky
Akashi Ume Plum Whisky
Ichiro Malt & Grain Whisky
Kyoto Kinobi Gin

This is a free in store tasting at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits. 

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