Find The Cold Craft Beer You Need To Celebrate the Brief Summer Cool Down!

After what seems like an eternal stretch of hot and humid weather, downtown Minneapolis – and Minnesota at large – is finally due for a bit of a cool down this coming week. So why not mark this occasion with a cold craft beer or two?

Check out our list of new craft beer below, including an exclusive selection from our friends at Broken Clock Brewing. Remember, too, to stop by our store tonight or tomorrow night for our weekly craft beer, wine and spirits tastings!

Broken Clock RISe Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout $17.99 750ml bottle *exclusive retail location!
Broken Clock Aprihanded Apricot Belgian Pale Ale $7.99 750ml can
Able No Doy Mango Guava Sour $9.99 4pk cans
Drastic Measures Enforcer Double IPA $17.99 4pk 16oz cans
Invictus Blaine It On The Rain Amber Ale $8.99 750ml can
Invictus Avenger American IPA $9.99 6pk cans
Invictus Gopher Hole Belgian Wit $9.99 6pk cans
Invictus Beautiful Buzz Blonde Ale $9.99 6pk cans
Omni Double Dry-hopped FAD $17.99 4pk 16oz cans
Surly Nokken Dry-hopped Farmhouse Ale With Honey $18.99 4pk 16oz cans
Surly Stunner Tropical Ale $12.99 6pk cans
Earth Rider Royal Bohemian Pilsner $10.99 6pk cans
Toppling Goliath Twisted Galaxy Double IPA $17.99 4pk 16oz cans
Oliphant Lt. Daddy Double IPA $9.99 750ml can
Sierra Nevada Life & Limb Ale brewed with Maple and Birch Syrup $15.99 4pk 16oz cans
Wild State Semi-dry Cider $10.99 4pk cans
Founders Double Trouble Imperial IPA $11.99 4pk bottles
3 Floyds Gumball Head Dry-hopped Wheat $11.99 6pk cans
3 Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale $11.99 4pk 16oz cans
The Brewing Projekt RAWR Hazy Double IPA With Honey Malt $14.99 4pk 16oz cans
Deschutes Marionberry Lavender Sour Ale $9.99 6pk cans

Wednesday Wine Specials To Get You Through The Week!

We hope that you were able to make it out to our Bastille Day French Wine Tasting this past weekend. (If not – we encourage you either subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page – or keep up to date with our Events page!)

Whether or not you were lucky enough to attend our Bastille Day tasting on Sunday, you are in luck today, as two of this week’s wine specials hail from the French region.

See our full list below – and we hope to see you in our downtown Minneapolis store soon!

Domaine Amido Cotes du Rhone 2018
Rhone, France
Domaine Amido has just over five hectares of vines in the village of Signargues, about half a dozen kilometers south of Tavel. The soil resembles that of Lirac, with galets roulets and clay, and the vineyards have a southern exposure. The wine is made with 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, and aged in tank. It is forward and fruity, yet with and underlying seriousness that helps it to resemble the more expensive Lirac.
Sale $12.99/bottle
Reg. $14.99/bottle

Bonny Doon Vin Gris 2018
Central Coast, California
In the realm of Vin Gris/Rosé wines, the Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare is one of the most iconic in the history of California. While there are others in the same grouping, this is the wine that had captured wine lovers' palate. The 2018 vintage is an excellent wine. This wine is light in color, mysterious in flavors, and crisp in the finish. Its aromas and flavors of dried fruit, earthly dust are beautifully persistent.
Sale $15.99/bottle
Reg. $17.99/bottle

Cantine del Notaio L'Atto 2014
Campania, Italy
90 Points, Vinous

Deep ruby-red. Rich red cherry, botanical herbs and sweet spices on the enticing nose. Enters sweet and round, then turns herbal; strong notes of quinine and underbrush complement ripe red cherry fruit flavors. Finishes very pure and long. Made from 100 percent Aglianico.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $24.99/bottle

Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2018
Piedmont, Italy
94 Points, Vinous
Luminous pale straw-green with golden tinges. Captivating aromas of orange blossom, lemon verbena, vanilla, sage and ripe grapefruit nectar. Dense, juicy and suave, presenting a multilayered, complex set of flavors similar to the aromas. The finish is very long, resonating with a floral topnote and delightful vibrancy. Outstanding, concentrated, complex and very pure Moscato d'Asti.
Sale $13.99/bottle
Reg. $19.99/bottle

Darnaud Mis en Bouche Crozes Hermitage 2017
Rhone, France
90 Points, Wine Advocate
Thirty percent of the entry-level 2017 Crozes Hermitage Mis en Bouche spent time in wood, but the emphasis here is on the fruit—and immediate accessibility. Brambly notes accent fresh cherries in this silky-textured, medium-bodied Syrah. It's a great quaffing wine, just so easy to drink, with delicate tannins and a bright finish.
Sale $24.99/bottle
Reg. $26.99/bottle

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay 2016
Willamette Valley, Oregon
94 Points James Suckling
Impressive, flinty complexity with yellow citrus fruit and lighter peach aromas, leading to a palate that has a punchy array of vibrant peach flavor and a taut citrus thread to close. Complex and polished chardonnay here!
Sale $29.99/bottle
Reg. $34.99/bottle

Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Marlborough, New Zealand
90 Points Wine Spectator
White pepper notes mingle with ripe peach, melon and tangerine flavors in this smooth and juicy white, offering details of green tea and lime zest that linger on the finish. Finds harmony and grace on the long, expressive finish.
Sale $16.99/bottle
Reg. $25.99/bottle

Bodega Norton Privada 2015
Mendoza, Argentina
91+ Points Vinous
Bright full ruby. Very dark, primary, slightly reduced aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and herbs. Concentrated, dense and ripe but not heavy, with brooding flavors of blackberry and dark chocolate dominating. Finishes adamantly dry, with serious chocolatey tannins, sound acidity and very good length.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $27.99/bottle

Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2016
Piedmont, Italy
91+ Points Wine Advocate
The 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo was bottled last September and is almost sold out at this point. The next vintage, 2017, will be bottled this upcoming September. Because Produttori del Barbaresco makes its Langhe Nebbiolo with declassified Barbaresco fruit, you see less of this wine in the good vintages and more of the wine in the difficult years (in which not all fruit meets the higher Barbaresco standards and is better sold at the more affordable Langhe Nebbiolo price tag instead). For example, 80,000 bottles were produced in 2016 compared to 120,000 in 2014. That said, Langhe Nebbiolo is quickly becoming its own wine with its own distinct identity and consumer. This is an elegant and silky expression with long flavors of dark fruit, tar, smoke and toasted clove. Best of all: it is a terrific value buy. Too bad not much is left.
Sale $24.99/bottle
Reg. $27.99/bottle

BV Rutherford Cabernet 2015
Napa Valley, California
90 Points Vinous
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford is plush, sensual and inviting, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Hints of cedar, tobacco, menthol, chocolate and licorice add aromatic nuance to a core of fleshy dark fruit. Drink it over the next decade or so.
Sale $29.99/bottle
Reg. $39.99/bottle

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Marlborough, New Zealand
92 Points Wine Spectator
A vibrant mix of pineapple, mango and citrus flavors on a smooth, medium body, with plenty of vibrant acidity. Appealing details of orange zest and green apple skin add complexity.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $23.99/bottle

Tuesday Liquor Specials For Downtown Minneapolis!

As we work our way through this wave of heat and humidity that is hitting downtown Minneapolis, we encourage you to stock up your fridge, wine cellar – and of course - your liquor cabinet. And, as always, the team here at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits is here to help!

See this week’s liquor specials below, priced so you can stock up – get home – and stay safe in the AC. (While it may seem an odd thing to mention, we want to assure you that our store in downtown Minneapolis is fully air conditioned!)

We hope to see you soon - and remember - to keep an eye on our Events page to be among the first to see what we will be tasting in our store this weekend!

Bulleit Barrel Strength
750ml
Sale $24.99 Reg. $69.99

Slane Irish Whiskey
Sale $24.99 Reg. $28.99

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
Sale $26.99 Reg. $29.99

Rare Whiskey!

Woodford Reserve Batch Proof
750ml
$129.99 (1 bottle)

Henry McKenna 10yr Single Barrel
750ml
$39.99 (6 bottles)

Stay Hydrated In Downtown Minneapolis This Weekend With Help From 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits

HOT AND HUMID! That’s the weather forecast for downtown Minneapolis over the next couple of weeks. We suspect that you are going to want to cool down with your favorite beverage. 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits should be your headquarters for Hard Seltzer (who saw THAT coming??), craft beer, delicious fruity white and rose’ wines (don’t forget about Summer Reds like Beaujolais, our personal favorite) as well as gin, vodka, tequila …just to name a few great Summer drinks. You aren’t going to want to take bottles to the swimming pool so we have you covered with cans of beer, of course, but also bag in a box wine and even a terrific cider!

Stay hydrated in the heat!

Switching gears for a moment, don’t forget that THIS SUNDAY is Bastille Day and we plan to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the start of the French Revolution with what we think is going to be a terrific tasting of some very good French wines at the store from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. We cannot taste wines from every region of France, but there will be selections from Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux as well as Languedoc. Please join us to sample and perhaps purchase some really memorable products.

In a short six months, you are going to be reflecting wistfully on this wonderful weather while we stoically freeze in the Minnesota winter. Take advantage of the warm weather because it doesn’t get any better!

Just remember drink plenty of fluids while you enjoy tennis, golf, the beach or pool as well as your favorite barbecue. We are hoping that you will get them from us!

Thanks for your business. Thanks for your friendship, advice and counsel. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Sale Wine & Cellar Selections – Just In Time for Mid-Week!

Did you know that every other Thursday, we send out an email newsletter that shares our full list of sale wine, craft beer specials, spirits features and upcoming tastings? Better yet – if you register today – you’ll receive this week’s copy – and a list of all new sale items and upcoming tastings – in your inbox tomorrow!

Take a quick look first at the sale wine and cellar selections, below, from our last newsletter. And before you rush into our downtown Minneapolis store to pick-up a bottle or two, sign-up for our newsletter by scrolling to the form at bottom of this page.

We hope to see you soon – both in our store and online. Remember, too, to join us for our Bastille Day French Wine Tasting this weekend!

Xarmant Txakoli 2018
Txakolina, Basque Country (Spain)
Txakoli is a slightly sparkling, very dry white wine with high acidity and low alcohol content produced in the Spanish provinces of the Basque Country. Xarmant -which means "charming" in French is lovely, light. and delicious. Fermented in stainless steel and bottled with residual carbon to give it its signature natural spritz.
Sale $14.99/bottle
Reg. $16.99/bottle

Planet Oregon Pinot Noir 2017
Willamette Valley, Oregon
90 Points Vinous
Brilliant red. Spice-laced aromas of raspberry, cherry and pungent flowers, along with a smoky nuance and a hint of musky earth. Offers sappy red berry flavors that display very good clarity and tangy lift thanks to a spine of juicy acidity. Finishes silky, gently sweet and quite long, with supple tannins framing the wine's lingering red fruit.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $22.99/bottle

Wagner Stempel Rose 2018
Rheinhessen, Germany
One of our perennial favorite roses is back! The 2018 Wagner-Stempel Rose is a blend of Pinot Noir and St. Laurent. It's bright and racy on the palate, with lovely strawberry fruit flavors and crisp, lemony acidity.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $22.99/bottle

BV Rutherford Cabernet 2015
Napa Valley, California
90 Points Vinous
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford is plush, sensual and inviting, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Hints of cedar, tobacco, menthol, chocolate and licorice add aromatic nuance to a core of fleshy dark fruit. Drink it over the next decade or so.
Sale $29.99/bottle
Reg. $39.99/bottle

Pfeffingen Blanc de Noir 2018
Pfalz, Germany
For this white wine made from red grapes only the best, fully-ripe Pinot Noir grapes were picked by hand. The wine is aged sur lie for four months giving it a rich, viscous texture. This wine shows notes of strawberries and raspberries, yet is dry, with crisp acidity and great depth.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $22.99/bottle

Bodega Norton Privada 2015
Mendoza, Argentina
91+ Points Vinous
Bright full ruby. Very dark, primary, slightly reduced aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and herbs. Concentrated, dense and ripe but not heavy, with brooding flavors of blackberry and dark chocolate dominating. Finishes adamantly dry, with serious chocolatey tannins, sound acidity and very good length.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $27.99/bottle

Schafer-Frohlich Pinot Noir Rose 2018
Nahe, Germany
One of the great Pinot Noir Roses is back, but it is very limited. Tim Frohlich produces some of the greatest wines in the Nahe, if not all of Germany. Sublime and refined, this Blanc de Noir offers aromatics of white roses and strawberries. The palate shows refreshing acidity and juicy cherry and strawberry fruit.
Sale $26.99/bottle
Reg. $29.99/bottle

Borne of Fire Cabernet 2016
Columbia Valley, Washington
96 Points James Suckling
This is the first year made of this wine with wonderful blackberries, rose leaves and blueberries. Wildly floral. Stems. Full body and round and fine tannins. Juicy and intense. Shows an eccentric style. A new nature and personality.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $24.99/bottle

Hartford Russian River Chardonnay 2017
Sonoma County, California
94 Points Jed Dunnuck
This Chardonnay's medium gold color is followed by a rounded, supple, textured Chardonnay that has classic notes of pineapple, white flowers, honeysuckle, and toasted spice. Rounded, fleshy, and textured on the palate, with plenty of oomph, it shows the quality of this estate beautifully.
Sale $24.99/bottle
Reg. $29.99/bottle

Il Poggione Brancato Rosato 2018
Tuscany, Italy
Salmon with amber highlights. Floral nose with notes of raspberry, strawberry and spices. Fresh on the palate, but with a pleasant roundness, this rosé flows onto the palate with an expressive core of perfumed cherries, spices and flowers.
Sale $15.99/bottle
Reg. $19.99/bottle

Taken from Granite Soliel Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
Sierra Foothills, California
A hand-picked treasure from the Golden Age of the Renaissance Vineyard. (Originally Renaissance Vineyard & Winery "Premier Cuvee" Cabernet Sauvignon, now Taken From Granite Soleil) -- North Yuba, Sierra Foothills, 12.5% alcohol -- Medium to dark ruby in the glass, this wine smells of crushed herbs, bacon fat, and red berries. In the mouth the sour brightness of raspberry and red cherries mix with crushed herbs and hints of leather and cedar. Faint powdery tannins linger at the back of the mouth. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Delicious.
$67.99/bottle

Cellar Selections!!!!

Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay 2016
Napa Valley, California
92 Points Vinous
The 2016 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is a very pretty wine. Gentle apricot, tangerine, spice, dried flowers and mint are all woven together. Although quite subtle, the 2016 has plenty of structure, it is just expressed in an understated manner. There is so much to admire in this pristine Chardonnay from Hyde De Villaine. Silky and polished, the 2016 will drink well upon release.
$74.99/bottle (11 bottles)

Domaine Auguste Clape Cote du Rhone 2016
Rhone, France
91 Points Vinous

Opaque ruby. Spice-accented aromas of black raspberry, violet and smoky minerals, plus a hint of allspice in the background. Concentrated yet lithe and precise, offering spice-tinged dark berry flavors and a bracing jolt of acidity that adds focus and back-end cut. Fleshes out slowly with air and shows very good clarity and appealing sweetness on a long, gently tannic finish.
$52.99/bottle (3 bottles)

Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas 2016
Rhone, France
97 Points Wine Advocate

For the 2016 Cornas, a couple of the foudres I tasted from were truly amazing, like the Sabarotte, which is imbued with the bloody-meaty essence of Cornas, velvety tannins and the Reynards Vieilles Vignes, replanted after phylloxera, which showed incredible perfumes and complexity.
$164.99/bottle (3 bottles)

Under Cost Wine Sale To Start The Week!

We hope you are coming off a great holiday weekend, though if you are, chances are your wallet is as lighter as your eyelids are heavier. So why not stop by our downtown Minneapolis store on your way home this evening and pick-up a great bottle of under cost wine?

See what we have available below – and remember to keep up with our Events page to be among the first to know what wine we will be tasting this weekend!

Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rose 2018
Languedoc, France
A soft, pale, brilliant pink with bluish tints developing over time towards more orangey nuances. The bouquet releases aromas of summer fruits, cassis and redcurrant. Floral notes of rose along with hints of grapefruit complete the picture. The finish is fresh, offering notes of candy. On the palate the impression is fresh and full, with great aromatic persistence and balance.
Sale $8.99/bottle
Reg. $18.99/bottle

Montes Alpha Syrah 2016
Colchagua Valley, Chile
92 Points James Suckling
A fine and delicate syrah with chocolate, spice, meat and pepper character. Medium body, light tannins and a juicy finish.
Sale $11.99/bottle
Reg. $25.99/bottle

Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian 2011
Languedoc, France
The complex aromas of black olives and blackberry come from the carefully controlled extraction performed during vinification. Its full, fat body on the palate lends it a remarkable elegance. The long-lasting rich, fleshy bouquet reveals notes of roasted coffee, blackcurrant and prunes.
Sale $11.99/bottle
Reg. $22.99/bottle

Craft Beer of the Month for July 2019: War Pigs

War Pigs - Craft Beer of the Month for July 2019 at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits.jpg

Without collaboration, it’s very possible that our country never could have existed. With this idea in firmly in mind, War Pigs, a craft beer collaboration between 3 Floyds and Mikkeller, felt like the perfect brew to celebrate in July while we celebrate our independence.

See below for month long specials we will be offering in our downtown Minneapolis store on War Pigs six packs, along with a much larger list of craft beer specials. And remember - to please follow our Instagram and Twitter to find out when we get new craft beer in!

July Craft Beer of the Month - War Pigs:
War Pigs 6pks
War Pigs Salmon Pants 6pk Sale $10.99 Reg. $11.99
War Pigs Foggy Geezer 6pk Sale $10.99 Reg. $11.99
War Pigs Lazurite 6pk Sale $10.99 Reg. $11.99

New Craft Beer:
Peak Bloom Organic DDH DIPA 4pk 16oz $9.99
Peak Sweet Tarts Grapefruit/Hibiscus Sour 6pk 12oz $8.99
Surly Grapefruit Supreme Ale 6pk 12oz $9.99
Junkyard Brewing Cha Cha Real Smooth NE DIPA 750ml $8.99
Lake Monster Blood Orange IPA 4pk 12oz $8.99
Mikkeller Rustik Saison 4pk 16oz $12.99
Mikkeller Wicked Sik Spells American Imperial IPA 4pk 16oz $19.99
Deschutes Brewing Black Mirror Black Barley Wine 22oz $16.99
Loon Juice Red Mule Cider 4pk 16oz $9.99
Fulton Solar Vortex Blood Orange Session Ale 4pk 16oz $7.99
56 Super Ssippi Squeeze DDH DIPA 4pk 16oz $15.99
Fair State BBRR (Blackberry/Blueberry/Raspberry Roselle) 4pk 16oz $15.99
Modist Double False Pattern DPA 4pk 16oz $14.99
Modist Double Dreamyard NE DIPA 4pk 16oz $18.99
O'so Hop Debauchery NE DIPA 4pk 16oz $11.99
Bauhaus Fruit Poncho Blackberry Saison 4pk 16oz $12.99
Vander Mill Apple Raspberry Cider 4pk 16oz $10.99
Vander Mill Rose Cider 4pk 8oz $7.99
Blackstack Pull Tabs Pale Ale 4pk 16oz $12.99
Corona Refresca Spiked Refresher 12pk 12oz $17.99
Smirnoff Ice Variety Pack 12pk 12oz $16.99
White Claw 70 Variety Pack 12pk 12oz $16.99
Lift Bridge Jibe Talkin' Apricot Sour 6pk 12oz $8.99
Brewing Projekt Hustle & Flow Pale Ale 4pk 16oz $15.99
Brewing Projekt Mandarinz Puff Sour 4pk 16oz $10.99
Brewing Projekt Razzberry Puff Sour 4pk 16oz $10.99
Brewing Projekt Dare Mighty Things Mosaic IPA 4pk 16oz $14.99
Montucky Cold Snacks 12pk 12oz $12.99
Summit Slugfest IPA 12pk 12oz $15.99
Summit Block Party Variety Pack 12pk 12oz $15.99
Insight Volume One Variety Pack 12pk 12oz $14.99

4th Of July Liquor Specials For Downtown Minneapolis!

While this may be a short work week for you, the team at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits will be here each day making sure you are ready for the 4th of July. Today, let’s make sure that liquor cabinet is ready!

Stop by our downtown Minneapolis store any day this week – even Independence Day! – to stock up on one or more of the bottles below. And remember - to please follow our Instagram and Twitter to find out when we get new and rare whiskey in.

Bulleit Barrel Strength
750ml
Sale $24.99 Reg. $69.99

Bushmill's Irish Whiskey
750ML
Sale $14.99 Reg. $19.99

Maker's Mark Bourbon
1.0L
Sale $24.99 Reg. $33.99

Rare Whiskey

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof
750ml
$74.99 (5 bottles 2A & 3B)

Jefferson's Ocean Wheated Bourbon Sale
$64.99 Reg. $79.99 (6 bottles)

From 4th of July Fireworks to Bastille Day Tastings: Visit 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in Downtown Minneapolis This July!

Time seems to fly by faster the older you get. I just realized that 2019 is just about half over, and for the life of me, I can’t figure out where the time went...

Anyway, next Thursday is Independence Day. For those of you who are not leaving town for “the cabin” or “the lake” over the long July 4th weekend, let us remind you that most of the best places to watch the fireworks in downtown Minneapolis are VERY close to 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits. Gold Medal Park, the Stone Arch Bridge, the whole river front, and of course, the rooftops of just about every apartment building/condominium are wonderful spots to enjoy that most traditional of July 4th traditions, saying ,”OOOOOH and AHHH!” after each explosion in the night air.

Remember, this is thirsty work!! It is hopefully going to be warm next Thursday night and possibly humid. You are going to want to stay hydrated with your favorite beverage. 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits not only has an impeccably curated selection of wines, spirits and craft beer from which to choose (many of which you can taste in our store each weekend!), but we will be open on July 4th from 8 AM until 10 PM…just as the fireworks start! We spend a lot of time on the telephone on July 4th telling people that we are open til 10 PM….now YOU are in the know, so save the phone call, and come see us instead.

Please mark your calendar for Sunday, July 14th to join us for our first (annual if you make it so) Bastille Day French Wine Tasting. We aren’t going to feature wines from every district of France, but we will be showing seven very good, AFFORDABLE wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Provence and Languedoc. The wines are going to be delicious, and you folks make the best company…as well as making the event exciting.

The year may be half over, but the fun is just beginning at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits! Don, Rob, Darren and Cory are constantly on the lookout for what is newest and best in adult beverages, as can be seen by the explosion of hard seltzers and ciders of every flavor that are new to the store, as well as a continuing string of terrific wines that Don has managed to negotiate wonderful low prices. If we aren’t already your go to store for beverage alcohol, we are striving to become just that!

Thank you for your business. Thank you for your trust. Thank you for your friendship and advice and counsel. Thank you for reading this!

Is Your Liquor Cabinet Ready For The Holiday Week Ahead?

While we try not to be braggadocious, one thing our downtown Minneapolis team is quite good at is making sure our customers are not without the spirits they need to get through a holiday week or weekend. This coming week, when we gear up for the 4th of July, is no different!

See our current list of liquor specials below – and let us help you do the holiday stock-up on your next visit!

Be sure to stay up to date on our Events page to be among the first to see the spirits we will be sampling this weekend!

Bulleit Barrel Strength
750ml
Sale $24.99 Reg. $69.99

Larceny Bourbon
750ml
Sale $19.99 Reg. $24.99

Far North Syva Vodka
Sale $24.99 Reg. $29.99

Far North Solveig Gin
Sale $29.99 Reg. $35.99

Far North Alander Spiced Rum
Sale $27.99 Reg. $34.99

Far North Roknar Whiskey
Sale $39.99 Reg. $44.99

Rare Whiskey

Orphan Barrel Forager's Keep
26yr Scotch
$399.99 (1 bottle)

Blood Oath Pact #5
750ml
$110.99 (3 bottles)

Ardbeg Drum 7
50ml $99.99 (6 bottles)

Great Sale Wine To Wrap Up June!

Can we really be this close to the 4th of July? You could blame it on the late start to the season, but really, when has the 4th of July ever felt as though it arrived right on time?

If you feel the need to ponder these questions, we highly encourage you to do so while enjoying a nice glass of wine – preferably from this week’s sale wine – listed below!

Check out this week’s selections – and we hope to see you in our downtown Minneapolis store soon.

Remember to keep up with our Events page to be among the first to know what we’ll be serving during our in-store wine tastings every weekend!

Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian 2011
Languedoc, France
The complex aromas of black olives and blackberry come from the carefully controlled extraction performed during vinification. Its full, fat body on the palate lends it a remarkable elegance. The long-lasting rich, fleshy bouquet reveals notes of roasted coffee, blackcurrant and prunes.
Sale $11.99/bottle
Reg. $22.99/bottle

Sainte Leocadie Minervois Rouge 2016
Languedoc, France
This delicious bistro red is made by partial carbonic macerartion and traditional stomping of the grapes. Aromas of dried thyme and lavender are prevalent, adding complexity to the juicy plum, cherry and wild raspberry flavors. Creamy but firm, with gripping tannins and a cocoa-dusted finish. This is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Carignan.
Sale $10.99/bottle
Reg. $12.99/bottle

Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup Rose 2018
Languedoc, France
Deeply vinous, yet immensely refreshing, it delivers the brambly garrigue and earthy, peppery spice from the brush-covered bluffs of the top grape-growing area in the Languedoc, plus a juicy burst of wild strawberry and lingering salinity that inspire sip after sip.
Sale $15.99/bottle
Reg. $17.99/bottle

Vajra Rosato 2018
Piedmont, Italy
90 Points Vinous
Bright pink. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of red berries and fresh flowers, with a herbal undertone. Classically dry and vibrant rose that closes long and crisp, with nicely persistent notes of herbs and red fruit.
Sale $17.99/bottle
Reg. $19.99/bottle

Bodega Norton Malbec D.O.C. 2015
Mendoza, Argentina
92 Points Wine Spectator
This refined and powerful red features concentrated red plum, raspberry and boysenberry flavors. Offers lilting spiciness midpalate, with a finish that features licorice and dried ginger accents.
Sale $14.99/bottle
Reg. $17.99/bottle

Hofer Gruner Veltliner Liter 2017
Weinviertel, Austria
The 2017 vintage for Gruner Veltliner in Austria was excellent, so we have to imagine that this always consistently delicious liter bottle offering from H & M Hofer will be among the best they've ever made. Lemon lime citrus with a slightly spritzy pizazz, it'a almost as fun to open as it is to drink. The Hofer family farm their 20 hectare estate organically in the small village of Auersthal, on the northern edge of Vienna's suburbs. Inexpensive liter bottles of Gruner Veltliner abound but they are rarely this good and made with such care and attention.
Sale $18.99/Liter
Reg. $22.99/Liter

Hofer Zweigelt Liter 2017
Weinviertel, Austria
The most popular red wine in Austria, Zweigelt is to Austria perhaps what Dornfelder is to Germany and Beaujolais is to France--an all-purpose workhorse that is as at home with a roasted chicken as it is with a hamburger. The 2017 has a cool-weather character, lean and high-toned, with freshness to spare. The perfect zippy red that can take a chill for summer picnics.
Sale $17.99/Liter
Reg. $21.99/Liter

Heidi Schrock Gelber Muskateller 2017
Burgenland, Austria
This 2017 Muskateller has a mere (and welcome) 12.5% alc and a little “natural wine” flavor; it’s juicy, leesy and dry, more the linden and chamomile aspects of Muscat and less of the orange blossom. It actually tastes more like Savignin than like Muscat, fluffy and sort of tightly rich, like bright colors on an overcast day; intense fennel and physalis. Soulful, original, and please don’t drink it too cold. -notes from Importer Terry Theise.
Sale $22.99/bottle
Reg. $25.99/bottle

Arcanum Il Fauno di Arcanum 2015
Tuscany, Italy
93 Points Wine Advocate
The 2015 Il Fauno di Arcanum is a robust and thickly layered blend of 59% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. This wine offers terrific value, especially to those who prize soft richness and concentration in their blended Tuscan reds. This beautiful, medium to full-bodied wine would pair seamlessly with grilled or roasted meats. The warmth and sheer exuberance of the vintage will put a big smile on your face.
Sale $24.99/bottle
Reg. $34.99/bottle

Under Cost Wine Sale To Get You Through The Tuesdays!

On Wednesday of this week, we hope you are able to join us at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Minneapolis where we will be hosting a Spanish wine tasting and seminar, featuring La Rioja Alta! There are still a few tickets available – and you can call us at 612-339-4040 or send an email to info@1010wws.com to reserve your spot.

But why wait to celebrate great wine until tomorrow?

Stop by tonight on your way home and pick-up one or two bottles of this week’s under cost wine! You’ll get a great buy – and have plenty left-over for tomorrow night.

See what we have in stock below:

Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rose 2018
Languedoc, France
A soft, pale, brilliant pink with bluish tints developing over time towards more orangey nuances. The bouquet releases aromas of summer fruits, cassis and redcurrant. Floral notes of rose along with hints of grapefruit complete the picture. The finish is fresh, offering notes of candy. On the palate the impression is fresh and full, with great aromatic persistence and balance.
Sale $8.99/bottle
Reg. $18.99/bottle

Montes Alpha Syrah 2016
Colchagua Valley, Chile
92 Points James Suckling
A fine and delicate syrah with chocolate, spice, meat and pepper character. Medium body, light tannins and a juicy finish.
Sale $11.99/bottle
Reg. $25.99/bottle

Celebrate June With Some Great Wine & Spirits!

June is bustin’ out all over! There are so many great things going on throughout Minnesota the next couple of weeks that I don’t even know where to begin. We CAN tell you that just about everything calls for celebration and a visit to 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in downtown Minneapolis …to make sure that you are properly hydrated as well as in a mellow good mood.

The league leading Minnesota Twins are in town for a nine game homestand. Just being able to say ”league leading” at this juncture of the season calls for a celebratory cocktail or glass of champagne (only if you don’t believe in jinxing the team, of course.)

Tomorrow is Flag Day, so you might think about a red, white and blue themed barbecue or picnic.

Sunday kicks off Pride Week in the Twin Cities. There is a “Family Fun Day” in St. Paul this Sunday, and of course, the BIG parade in Minneapolis next Sunday. The whole week is a celebration of….how far we have all come, and giving thanks that we finally have!

Speaking of liberation, Wednesday June 19th is “Juneteenth”…the traditional celebration of Black Liberation in America. We are, coincidentally, hosting a terrific tasting of the wines of La Rioja Alta. OK, OK…they don’t have much to do with each other, except for timing.

If, however, you are interested in tasting and learning more about some of the best wines in the World (not just Spain), then you will want to contact us either at info@1010wws.com or by phone at (612)339-4040 to make your reservation for this event. As usual, the tasting begins at 6:30 PM and the cost of a ticket is $25.00, which we will refund against any purchase of La Rioja Alta wines you might make at the tasting.

We are planning on breaking with habit regarding Sunday tastings at the store. Sunday, July 14th is the 230th Anniversary of the storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution. Bastille Day is to France what July 4th is to Americans. The French commitment to wines of quality is well more than 230 years old. For a variety of reasons, the French example is the standard by which so many wines are judged even today. In the spirit of French independence from monarchy and in honor of the quality of French wines, we thought we would do a Bastille Day tasting, from 2:00 to 4:30.

The problem with doing a tasting in honor of France is that....well...we limit our tastings to six wines. We have to include a Champagne, so we picked Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee. We include Chateau Latour-Martillac Blanc because we think White Bordeaux wines are under appreciated. Chateau LaRose Trintaudon Haut-Medoc because it has always been a Bordeaux favorite. Gerard Bertrand Cigalus Blanc because the South of France produces so much wine...and this one is stunning. We thought the Domaine Rene LeClerc Bourgogne Rouge was terrific...and affordable. Last but not least, we would never have heard the end of it from my daughter Ann if we had not included Fleurs de Prairie Rose'.

We apologize for not including so many wines from so many important regions....but that is France....and that is why we love its wines!

Mid-Week - Mid-June - Liquor Specials!

Whether your week so far has been easy and breezy, or more of a slog, if you are reading this post – chances are you could use a spirit! We are here to help.

Stop by our store in downtown Minneapolis to discover some of the best mid-week liquor specials you will find just about anywhere.

See our full list of liquor specials below – and remember to also check-out this week’s great sale wine while you are here!

Bulleit Barrel Strength
750ml
Sale $24.99 Reg. $69.99

Aperol Aperitivo Liqueur
750ml
Sale $16.99 Reg. $22.99

RARE WHISKEY

Corner Creek Reserve
10yr
$54.99 (5 bottles)

Willett 4yr Rye
750ml
$54.99 (9 bottles)

New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon
750ml
$41.99 (15 bottles)

Wine Cellar Specials – Perfect For A Rainy Day!

Every summer in downtown Minneapolis will have the occasional rainy day, but this year as a whole has been far wetter than most. Fortunately, we can help you get through these next few rainy days with some great prices on some very special bottles of wine from our cellar!

See the wine cellar specials we are offering below - and check out the rest of this week’s sale wine by clicking here!

Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 2014
Sonoma County, California
95 Points Vinous
The flagship Cinq Cepages is terrific in 2014. Rich, ample and unctuous, the 2014 offers all the richness that is such a signature of this bottling, but with better integration of tannin and finer balance than I can remember seeing in some time. Blackberry jam, grilled herbs, smoke, menthol, lavender and sweet spice all meld together effortlessly. Opulent and dense on the palate, yet not at all overdone, the 2014 is fabulous.
Sale $59.99/bottle
Reg. $89.99/bottle

Revana Terroir Series Cabernet 2014
Napa Valley, Cabernet
95 Points Wine Spectator
Pure, rich, dense and driven by extracted blackberry, boysenberry, licorice, currant, cedar and cigar box nuances. Most impressive for the direct and authoritative presence.
Sale $79.99/bottle
Reg. $109.99/bottle

Try & Buy Some Great Sale Wine Through June 13th!

This week’s list of sale wine is a great mix of bottles you can (and should!) enjoy today, and those that will last far beyond when summer becomes fall and winter once again. Better yet, the list below includes several that we will be tasting in our downtown Minneapolis store this weekend!

Learn more about the wine we are offering at a great price this week and we hope to see you in the store soon:

Chateau La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Rose 2018
Rhone, France
91 Points Wine Enthusiast

Blossomy and berried, the nose is as lovely as the palate of this perfumed dry rosé. Crisp but concentrated black cherry and raspberry flavors persist, tinged by savory herbs and a hint of tannin on the finish. An elegant, sturdy rosé, it stands up well to food and should hold up well beyond the summer.
Sale $15.99/bottle
Reg. $19.99/bottle

Cune Monopole Rioja Blanco 2017
Rioja, Spain
91 Points James Suckling
A bright and fruity white with mineral and sliced apple character. HIints of pear. Medium body, crisp finish. Always delicious. Drink now.
Sale $13.99/bottle
Reg. $15.99/bottle

Merieau Gamay 2017
Loire Valley, France
Jean-François Merieau makes an excellent example of Touraine Gamay, more nervy, high-pitched and mineral than Beaujolais and so satisfying to drink slightly chilled. The palate is very pleasurable in its youth with vibrant red fruit. It will pair pleasantly with grilled meats, as well as soft and mild cheeses.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $22.99/bottle
Taste in our store Friday, June 7th!

Mourat Chenin Blanc 2018
Loire Valley, France
Mourat makes a racey, mineral, limey type chenin with accents of green tea, talc, and orchard. Organic to boot. Bone dry and crispy. Perfect for shellfish and citrus grilled chicken alike.
Sale $16.99/bottle
Reg. $18.99/bottle

Taste in our store Friday, June 7th!

Burlotto Barbera d'Alba 2017
Piedmont, Italy
90 Points Wine Spectator
Expressive, exhibiting cherry, boysenberry, violet candy and earth flavors. Muscular, finishing with a layer of dense tannins. Drink now through 2024.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $22.99/bottle

Beringer The Waymaker Red Blend 2014
Paso Robles, California
The 2014 Waymaker Red Wine offers robust aromatics of ripe blue fruits, cherry and pomegranate with hints of a savory component. The wine is medium-bodied, plush and juicy with firm tannins. The seductive mouth feel is accented by rich flavors of ripe plum, cocoa and subtle spice.

Blend: 56% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Sirah, 6% Malbec, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Tannat

Sale $14.99/bottle
Reg. $23.99/bottle
Taste in our store Friday, June 8th!

Garzon Reserve Tannat 2017
Uruguay
91 Points Wine Spectator

An intensely juicy version, with raspberry and red plum flavors that feature pepper and slate accents. Features grippy tannins, with crunchy minerality, on the finish.
Sale $16.99/bottle
Reg. $21.99/bottle

Taste in our store Friday, June 8th!

Garzon Reserve Alabarino 2018
Uruguay
92 Points James Suckling
This is exotic on the nose with sliced-mango and nutmeg character. Full-bodied, rich and layered with so much character and freshness at the same time. Remains vivid and energetic.
Sale $16.99/bottle
Reg. $21.99/bottle

Maison L'Envoye Morgon Cote de Py 2016
Burgundy, France
90 Points Wine Spectator
Plush tannins hug the cherry tart, red plum and spice box flavors of this medium-bodied red, with fresh acidity highlighting details of licorice, herb and mulberry on the finish.
Sale $18.99/bottle
Reg. $21.99/bottle

Nielson by Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2014
Central Coast, California
Luscious black cherries and touches of sultry smoked pork are deftly brightened with fresh hibiscus aromas on the nose of this bottling from the Byron family of wines. The hibiscus joins pomegranate on the palate, lifted by a pinch of lavender and candied lilacs and leveled by an elegant slate earthiness.
Sale $17.99/bottle
Reg. $28.99/bottle

Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz 2017
Barossa Valley, Australia
93 Points Wine Spectator

Aromatic and stylish, opening with violet, white pepper and subtle sweet cream notes. The core gushes with huckleberry and wild blueberry flavors, revealing shades of rosemary and apricot. Supple and smooth, with tannins hanging in the background, providing appealing traction. The finish sails on and on.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $26.99/bottle

Craft Beer of the Month for June 2019: Able Brewing

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By building close relationships with small grain farmers in Minnesota, our June Craft Beer of the Month is putting its own unique stamp on the idea of local beer.

Able Brewing, located in Northeast Minneapolis, prides itself on creating small, limited batches made with locally sourced seed and grain that it malts on-premise in its seedhouse and brewery. You can even enjoy one or more of their beers, in moderation, from their amazing taproom and beautiful patio!

We are proud to feature Able Brewing as our June Craft Beer of the month and would love to help you get to know them better. See below for special June pricing on offerings from Able, along with a few other craft beer specials that will make you want to stock up.

Remember, too, to check out our Events page to stay up to date on the latest craft beer, wine and spirits tastings happening in our downtown Minneapolis store – and follow-us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to be the first to know when we get our newest beers in stock!

June Craft Beer of the Month: Able Brewing
Able Supergiant Pale Ale 6pk Sale $7.99 Reg. $9.99
Able Cosmic Fuit 6pk Sale $7.99 Reg. $9.99
Able First Light 4pk Sale $7.99 Reg. $9.99

New Craft Beer
56 Fuzzi Lil' Pucker Peach Sour $10.99 6pk cans
The Brewing Projekt Rawr Double NEIPA 4pk $14.99
The Brewing Projekt Double Gunpowder DIPA with Honey, Green Tea & Orange Peel 4pk $15.99
The Brewing Projekt Wiscoast Hybrid Pale Ale 4pk $10.99
Big Wood Cabin Daze Hazy IPA $10.99 4pk 16oz cans
Fulton Hard Seltzer Sample Pack $15.99 12pk cans
Grain Belt Southwest Cerveza Mexican Lager $12.99 12pk cans
Invictus Twinning Double IPA $13.99 750ml crowler can *Limited*
Lift Bridge St. Croix Berries Hard Seltzer $10.99 6pk cans
Lift Bridge Voyageurs Citrus Hard Seltzer $10.99 6pk cans
Lupulin Apricot Blonde $10.99 4pk 16oz cans
Milk & Honey "Bagnum" Golden Russet Cider $20.99 1.5ltr bag
Utepils BRD Helles Lager $7.99 4pk 16oz cans
Ciderman French Cider $9.99 12oz bottle *Limited*
Cigar City Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale $10.99 4pk cans
Founders Mas Agave Imperial Lime Gose Aged in Tequila Barrels $14.99 4pk bottles
Oddside Citra Dank Juice Sale: $10.99 Reg: $11.99 6pk cans
Prairie Vape Tricks Sour Ale with Cherries $8.99 4pk cans
Prairie Rainbow Sherbet Sour Ale with Rainbow Sherbet Flavors $8.99 4pk cans

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits Is Here to Fill Downtown Minneapolis’ Summer Sippin’ Needs!

Memorial Day is in the rearview mirror (and what a washout THAT was!), so it must be Summertime in Downtown Minneapolis. Bunches of our customers seem to be pinching themselves to make sure that the dream season the Twins are enjoying isn’t just that…a dream. The Gopher softball team really is living a dream. Think of it…the College World Series for the first time EVER! Go Gophers!

At 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits we continue to be optimistic about Summer, 2019. We are going to get our fill of barbecuing, boating, camping, golf, tennis and picnics. Starting today warm weather is bound to stay soon. We are going to need to stock up on craft beer, wine and spirits for all the fun outdoor events that define Summer in Minnesota.

In that spirit of optimism, we have done our part. The store is fully stocked with both old standards, as well as the cutting edge of exciting new products. What is going on today in the Craft Beer business is…beyond amazing. Darren and Cory, our two craft beer specialists, bring invaluable knowledge of this new business to our store every day. They are truly invaluable assets to our business! If you are the least bit interested in the myriad of new types and flavor combinations that have burst upon the malt beverage scene recently, then there is no greater source of information than our two craft beer specialists. Take advantage of them, the only thing they like better than talking about all the new trends in beer is to be tasting them! They will steer you to all manner of new taste sensations that will be both fun and flavorful.

The truth be known, the best compliment, the biggest rush for any of us at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits is when YOU come back and tell us how the product we suggested was just perfect for your event. The fact that you relied on our judgement and it worked for you is just so gratifying. It happens all the time, but it never gets old. Thank you!

The sheer volume of beverages that are available for sale today can be overwhelming for any consumer. Our promise to you is that one or more of us has tasted almost every single item in the store before we placed it. When it comes to vintage wines, we taste them every year. This may be overkill, but you are entitled to know that when you make a purchase in our store, the product has passed muster with US before we offer it to you. Our goal is that you feel that you don’t have to know too much about wines, spirits and beers because you rely on us! Our business is built on establishing that trust with you, our valuable customers.

So, thank you for trusting us. Thank you for your business. Thank you for your friendship and advice. Thanks for reading this!

Late May Wine Sale!

Did you feel summer finally arrive this past weekend? It certainly looked like summer from the view of our downtown Minneapolis storefront, even with the Memorial Day rain!

As we prepare to move fully into summer, by moving fully into June, we need to take care of one last bit of spring business by sharing the wine specials we have for you to close out May.

See our list of sale wine below – and remember to check-out our Events page to learn more about our weekly craft beer, wine and spirits tastings.

Castano Monastrell 2016
Yecla, Spain
90 Points Wine Advocate

I hadn't encountered their entry-level, young and unoaked Monastrell for a while, but I tasted the 2016 Monastrell, which fermented in stainless steel and was kept in concrete vats for four to six months. They used some 25% to 30% full clusters in the vinification, and I've never smelled anything like this from Castaño. This is floral and fresh, elegant and balanced, with moderate extraction, ripe tannins and a very pleasant mouthfeel with clean, focused flavors. This is almost too serious for the price. Wow! In the future, they might do some full clusters; I tasted an experimental lot with 100% full clusters in 2016, and the wine was amazing.
Sale $7.99/bottle
Reg. $11.99/bottle

Domaine du Vissoux Chremette Saint-Amour 2017
Burgundy, France
92+ Points Wine Advocate
The 2017 Saint-Amour Les Champs-Grilles is a very promising young wine, unfurling in the glass with notes of rose hip, sweet red cherries and orange rind. On the palate, its medium-bodied, fine-boned and stony, with good concentration and bright acids.
$29.99/bottle

Domaine Prebende Beaujolais 2017
Burgundy, France
91 Points James Suckling
Impressive depth of rich raspberries and cherries here with a wealth of gently grainy tannins. Drink or hold.
Sale $14.99/bottle
Reg. $16.99/bottle

De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2018
Robertson, South Africa
92 Points Wine Spectator
A flash of matchstick gives way quickly to a bright core of green and yellow apple flavors laced liberally with honeysuckle and verbena notes through the nicely detailed finish. Very, very solid. Drink now through 2021.
Sale $17.99/bottle
Reg. $19.99/bottle

Idlewild Flora & Fauna Red Wine 2018
California
Dark cherry, fresh soil, dried herbs, violets, and graphite are highlights of the aromas. The mouth feel is a joyful interplay of brightness with just enough chewy bass notes before the seriousness kicks in with a firm acid and tannin balance on the finish.
Sale $21.99/bottle
Reg. $26.99/bottle

Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
Tuscany, Italy
94 Points Wine Advocate
Warm aromas of dark fruit, potting soil and moist chewing tobacco rise from the bouquet of the 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva. This is an extremely territory-driven wine that emits aromas that recall the red clay soils and warm summer breezes of the Castelnuovo Berardenga area to the southern side of the Chianti Classico appellation. This is a soft and enriched red wine (made with 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) that produces sweet textural richness and plenty of ripe fruit packed within that generous fiber.
Sale $24.99/bottle
Reg. $34.99/bottle

Turley Old Vine Zinfandel 2016
Napa Valley, California
91 Points Wine Advocate
One of Turley's emblematic bottlings, the 2016 Zinfandel Old Vines exhibits a lovely bouquet of raspberries, plums, cherries and licorice. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with rich structuring tannins, a generous core of fleshy fruit and a long, flavorful finish.
Sale $29.99/bottle
Reg. $34.99/bottle

White Rose Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2015
Willamette Valley, Oregon
92 Points Vinous

Light ruby-red. Deeply perfumed aromas of fresh dark fruits, incense and Asian spices pick up a minerally element with aeration. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering sappy blackberry, cola and violet pastille flavors that show very good focus and spicy lift. Conveys a suave mix of power and finesse and finishes very long and smoky, with a hint of vanilla and silky tannins lending shape and grip.
Sale $34.99/bottle
Reg. $39.99/bottle

Memorial Day Under Cost Wine Sale!

We have shared quite a bit already this week to help you get ready for Memorial Day – from providing a seasonal reintroduction to Bootlegs, to revealing our latest cellar wine selections and liquor specials.

But what if you’ve acted on all of these – and now find yourself needing just a bit more – on just a bit smaller of a budget? As always, we remain here to help!

See a list of under cost wine for sale this week and through Memorial Day weekend in our downtown Minneapolis store:

Simonnet-Febvre Pinot Noir 2013
Burgundy, France
The traditional Burgundian techniques together with the low-cropping of Pinot Noir grapes yield this attractive wine which displays typical Pinot Noir flavors of strawberry and cherry. Smooth tannins and good length make this wine the perfect match for charcuterie, white meats, and chocolate cake.
Sale $6.99/bottle
Reg. $14.99/bottle

Montes Alpha Syrah 2016
Colchagua Valley, Chile
92 Points James Suckling

A fine and delicate syrah with chocolate, spice, meat and pepper character. Medium body, light tannins and a juicy finish.
Sale $11.99/bottle
Reg. $25.99/bottle