Feel A Little Irish With Our Liquor Specials!

This week brings us right up to the brink of St. Patrick’s Day, and if your liquor shelves and cabinets are not yet ready, the team at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits is here to help!

See below for our newest list of liquor specials, Irish and all. We look forward to seeing you soon in downtown Minneapolis to help you stock up – and remember – to arrive early for this weekend’s fine wine, craft beer and Irish liquor tastings!

2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
750ml Sale $15.99 Reg. $21.99

Five Farms Irish Cream
750ml Sale $27.99 Reg. $34.99

Roca Patron Silver
750ml Sale $34.99 Reg. $64.99

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof
750ml $74.99 (2 bottles)

Mars Whisky Komagatake Single Malt Japanese Whisky
750ml $179.99 (1 bottle)

And last but not least, our store pick:

If you haven't gotten in to try the brand new Old Forester Barrel, holy cow is it good. Get in and grab a bottle or six! It is an impressive combination of spice, caramel and fruit with enough heat to taste, but not blow you away with. The complexity of it is amazing!

Stock Up With Our Sale Wine...Including Some Cellar Selections!

At 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits, we are proud to host weekend wine tastings where we introduce downtown Minneapolis to some of the best selections available throughout the world.

But regular customer know that we are also proud to offer some of the best prices on fine wine every day of the week!  See the wine selections we currently have available at very special price points – including some selections from the cellar! 
Francois Cazin Cheverny 2017 
Loire, France 
A blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay, the Cazin Cheverny features bright citrus aromas and complex mineral notes. The palate is deep, surprisingly full-bodied, with great acid and remarkable length.  
Puech Haut Prestige 2015 
Languedoc, France 
93 Points Wine Advocate 
The 2015 Saint Drezery Prestige is a ripe, sexy beauty that gives up full-bodied notes of black cherries, melted licorice and roasted herbs. Like all the wines from this estate, it has lots of richness and texture, yet stays balanced, lively and pure. It's a year in and year out value that's a no-brainer purchase. It will drink beautifully over the coming 4-5 years (possibly even longer). 
Sale  $19.99/bottle 
Reg.  $21.99/bottle 

Stephane Usseglio Ventoux 2016 
Rhone, France 
Over the last few years, Raymond’s son Stephan has taken over his domaine, and it is he whom we have to thank for this delicious little Ventoux from the region right next door to Chateauneuf. A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, all grown biodynamically, the wine has aromas and flavors of ripe red cherries with a little smoke and licorice, and the wine has a perfect balance of weight, acidity, alcohol, sweetness, and juicy fruit. 
Sale  $17.99/bottle 
Reg.  $19.99/bottle 

Baudry-Dutour Amaranthe Chinon 2017 
Loire, France 
In partnership with Jean-Martin Dutour, Christophe Baudry (nephew of Chinon eminence Bernard) has formed a mini-empire in Chinon. This bottling is a model of new-era Loire Valley Chinon (Cabernet Franc), devoid of ‘greenness’ and rivaling cru Beaujolais in quality-for-price. The palate shows creamy black cherry fruit and violets. Try with roasted pork or a mushroom casserole. 
Sale  $16.99/bottle 
Reg.  $19.99/bottle 

Ground Effect Pinot Noir 2016 
Central Coast, California 
In the glass the color is delicate ruby with light pink edges. Diving in to the wine, the aromas are -like cracking into a fresh pomegranate while walking through a rose garden. Vibrant Red fruit hits the palate with a flash while dark cherry flavors search out each end of the palate. Satin tannins with a touch of vanilla are matched with the cinnamon spice and that wisp of acidity that craves another sip. 
Sale  $17.99/bottle 
Reg.  $19.99/bottle 

Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2016 
Tuscany, Italy 
91 Points Wine Spectator 

Pure, fruity and elegant, featuring cherry, plum, currant and iron aromas and flavors. Well-structured, yet balanced, with a lingering, fresh aftertaste of fruit, iron and leather notes. 
Sale  $19.99/bottle 
Reg.  $24.99/bottle 

Arrowood Knights Valley Cabernet 2014 
Sonoma County, California 
92 Points Wine Advocate 

Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 4% Malbec, is scented of red currants, blackberries and wild blueberries with touches of olives and underbrush. Medium-bodied, tightly wound and packed with tense red and black fruits, it has a fine-grained texture and savory finish. 
Sale  $28.99/bottle 
Reg.  $42.99/bottle 

Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet 2016 
Napa Valley, California 
91 Points Jeb Dunnuck 

The value-priced 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is well worth seeking out and is ideal for readers who feel all the wines in Napa are over-priced. This sexy, rounded effort sports a deep, inky color as well as upfront cassis and jammy blackberry fruits, medium body, sweet tannins, and terrific overall balance.  This is a gorgeous wine! 
Sale  $27.99/bottle  
Reg.  $36.99/bottle 

Cusumano Nero D'Avola 2017 
Sicily, Italy 
91 Points James Suckling 

There’s some bitter chocolate, along with lots of black fruit and a hint of sweetness to balance. The generous, supple tannins make this so easy to enjoy. Long, ripe but harmonious finish. 
Sale  $9.99/bottle 
Reg.  $13.99/bottle 

Cune Rioja Reserva 2012 
Rioja, Spain 
93 Points Wine Spectator 

This sleek red offers cherry, licorice, mineral and smoke flavors that mingle harmoniously over light, firm tannins, driven by lively acidity through the savory finish. Discreet, but shows depth and intensity. Drink now through 2025. 
Sale  $22.99/bottle 
Reg.  $26.99/bottle 

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2012 
Tuscany, Italy 
95+ Points Wine Advocate 

Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. The quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos.  
Sale  $74.99/bottle 
Reg.  $89.99/bottle 

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2013 1.5L 
Tuscany, Italy 
96 Points Wine Advocate 

The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino lives up to the impeccable reputation garnered by this estate over the years. This is a profound and beautifully rendered Sangiovese that delivers bold and luscious fruit quality with black cherry and spicy plum at the start. The bouquet follows through with mild oak notes of smoke, tar and toasted nut. There is another aromatic component that includes crushed stone and dried herb or mint. This Brunello shows elegant evolution in the glass and promises a very long aging future ahead. 
Sale  $169.99/bottle  (2 bottles) 
Reg.  $224.99/bottle 

March Craft Beer Specials of the Month!

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This past weekend, we narrowly missed yet another Snowmageddon, while this week, temperatures may get up to 50 degrees. In other words, it must be March!

If we have yet to see you this month, chances are you have yet to see our craft beer of the month. See what we have featured and on special below – and we hope to see you in person in downtown Minneapolis soon!

Remember to follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find out exactly when we get new beers in.

Insight Brewing

Insight Splendid Moose 4pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99

Insight Troll Way 4pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99

Insight Phantom Taxi 4pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99

Insight Devil's Companion 4pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99

Insight Banshee Cutter 4pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99

Insight Dankbot 4pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99


12welve Eyes Blueberry Milkshake IPA $9.99 750ml crowler can

12welve Eyes Cherry Pie Cream Ale $6.99 750ml crowler can

Broken Clock Chocolate Raspberry Law & Porter $7.99 750ml crowler can

Bad Weather Mythic Mongrel Irish Cream Ale $10.99 4pk 16oz cans

Fair State Strata Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA $16.99 ***Available Friday 3/8

Finnegans Caorthannach Russian Imperial Stout $14.99 750ml bottle

Indeed Mexican Honey Light $10.99 6pk cans

Milk & Honey Flora 2018 Vintage Cider $14.99 4pk 330ml bottles

Modist Inda Couch Double Dry Hopped Double IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans ***Available Monday 3/11

Pryes Mass Haze-teria Hazy IPA $13.99 4pk 16oz cans

Sisyphus Bottle Cap Mosaic IPA $13.99 4pk 16oz cans

Surly Sound Into Color Kettle Sour With Cherries and Raspberries $18.99 4pk 16oz cans

Surly Rosé $10.99 4pk 16oz cans

Utepils Springbok Heller Bock $7.99 4pk 16oz cans

Almanac Fruit Cobbler Oak-aged Peach Sour $5.99 375ml bottle

Almanac Plum Fairy Sour Farmhouse Ale With Plums & Vanilla $5.99 375ml bottle

Almanac Farmers Reserve Barrel-aged Sour With Cherries, Strawberries, Raspberries and Pears $8.99 375ml bottle

Almanac Cherry Sournova Barrel-aged Cherry Sour $15.99 4pk 16oz cans

Blake's Great Blakes Coffee Infused Hard Cider $10.99 6pk cans

Clown Shoes 2019 Hammer Of The Holy American Imperial Stout Aged in Rum Barrels $11.99 22oz bottle

Firestone Walker Rosalie Beer Rosé $9.99 4pk 16oz cans

Mikkeller Ripple Effect American IPA $15.99 4pk 16oz cans

Mikkeller Big Sky Lullaby Double NE IPA $20.99 4pk 16oz cans

Mikkeller Super Glogg Strong Ale With Grape Must, Cherry and Spices $7.99 16oz can

Mikkeller Træblod Imperial Stout $7.49 16oz can

Oliphant Anutart Pineapple & Blueberry Sour $9.99 750ml crowler can

Oliphant Sound Of The Fart Side Citra Pale Ale $9.99 750ml crowler can

Craft Beer, Fine Wine & Spirits For All Your Upcoming March Celebrations!

Before Winter bids us adieu, there is much to celebrate…and we believe that all celebrations should start at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in downtown Minneapolis. After all, if you have the right craft beer, fine wine or spirits, every occasion is a celebration.

First of all, it is State Tournament time. All of the High School tournaments are ahead of us for all of the sports. While each of these events is associated with its own BLIZZARD, it is also a chance for each of us to root for our old school as it winds its way to the championship that eluded us when it was our turn.

In addition, we can look forward to Big 10 tournaments …again in all the sports…so we can cheer on the Gophers, or some other school, should you choose to.

Last but certainly not least, the NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament will be at US Bank Stadium the first full weekend of April. (For those of you just meeting us through this post, know that we are the closest liquor store in downtown Minneapolis to US Bank Stadium.) There are big games every weekend of March Madness, and we are pretty sure that there will be an entertainment event for each game.

While all these sporting events are going on, it is still unwise to forget St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17th. That is NEXT WEEKEND!! We are fully stocked on the best…and the best selling Irish Whiskies and, of course, a good supply of the appropriate beers necessary to toast the driving out of the snakes from Ireland.

We appreciate that everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day, but those of us who aren’t can also celebrate St. Urho’s Day on March 16th. For those of you who are not familiar, this is a truly Minnesotan holiday invented by citizens of Finnish descent in the 50’s to mark the driving out of the grasshoppers from Finland. It is also an opportunity of mention our new Finnish Gin…Napue Rye Gin from Kyro Distilling. It JUST came on the market, and it is delicious. Available for $34.99.

There are so many opportunities to mark an important occasion with the appropriate toast with a glass of wine, spirits or craft beer from 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits over the next couple of weeks that we hope you found something ELSE to give up for the Lenten season!

We are really looking forward to helping you choose a beverage for all the excitement that awaits us in March! Visit us for an upcoming beer or wine tasting and we’ll be sure you leave with the perfect selection.

Thank you for reading this…thank you for everything you do for us…it is a pleasure to be your favorite liquor store….your friendship is a GIFT!

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits 4th Anniversary Sale - Now Through January 27th!

Has it really been four years?

When we opened back in the halcyon days of 2015, our goal was to establish a warm and inviting destination offering the best selection of wine, spirits and craft beer in downtown Minneapolis. With your help, we think we’ve done a pretty good job! And now, we’d like your help celebrating!

Through January 27th, we’ll be offering terrific deals storewide, helping you to both stock up - or replenish your bar or wine cellar, now that the holidays are safely behind us.

See the link below showing our full list of sale items - and we look forward to seeing you in-person soon!

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits - 4th Anniversary Sale!

Remember, too, to check out our list of upcoming tastings and events - including a Lopez de Heredia Spanish Wine Tasting, happening on Wednesday, January 16th! Call 612 339-4040 or send us an email at info@1010wws.com for information on any of our upcoming events or tastings.

Last Call! December Specials on Wine, Champagne, Spirits & Craft Beer!

As 2018 ends, so do some of downtown Minneapolis’ best specials on wine, champagne, spirits and craft beer!

Check out our full list below - and stop by 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits today to stock up for your New Year’s Eve party and New Year’s Day hibernation!


Raymond Generations Cabernet 2014

Napa Valley, California

97 Points Wine Advocate

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations tends to be a mix of four vineyards, two in St. Helena, one in Oakville and one in east Napa. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and was bottled unfined and unfiltered, after spending 19 months in 60% new French oak. Production is a modest 1,600+ cases. A brilliant wine from Boisset, it exhibits notes of blackberry and cassis, truffle, chocolate and spice bow. Layered and multidimensional with terrific opulence and purity, this is a “wow” wine, and while drinkable now, capable of evolving for 20 or more years.

Sale $59.99/bottle (84 bottles)

Reg. $124.99/bottle


Piazza Grande Lambrusco Rosato Brut

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Rose petal, wild strawberry and cherry aromas carry over to the bright palate along with a hint of white pepper. It's elegant and easy drinking, with a light mousse and fresh acidity.

Sale $11.99/bottle

Reg. $13.99/bottle

L.A. Cetto Sparkling Brut

Baja, Mexico

This sparkling wine is produced using the "Traditional Method". The grapes are harvested a little earlier than normal to help ensure freshness. Floral bouquet, fruity with hints of hibiscus.The bubbles are fine and persistent with a pleasant dryness.

Sale $14.99/bottle

Reg. $16.99/bottle


Louis de Grenelle Brut Rose

Loire Valley, France

This is not sparkling wine made by “leftover” juice as is unfortunately the case in many Loire sparkling houses. The fruit for these bottlings is harvested by hand and yields are quite low. 100% Cabernet Franc from vineyards just outside of Saumur. Fermented and aged in tank, this is produced using the Méthode Champenoise. Very low dosage to protect the aromas and flavor of the varietal. Bright, crisp, and delicious sparkling rosé.

Sale $19.99/bottle

Reg. $21.99/bottle

Roederer Estate Brut NV

Mendocino, California

93 Points Wine Spectator

Seamless and silky, showing an almost effortless sense of complexity, with notes of lemon and pear paired with toasty brioche, fresh ginger and hazelnut details. #27 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018

Sale $22.99/bottle

Reg. $27.99/bottle

Argyle Brut 2015

Willamette Valley, Oregon

The 2015 sparkling wine vintage in the Willamette Valley was impeccable, showcasing the enticing depth and focused precision the region has to offer. The Pinot Noir dominated blend provides impressive red-fruited dimension to the white peach, wild honey and toasted brioche. The middle palate is invigorated with dynamic acid backbone and edgy minerality, bringing balance and concentration to the long finish.

Sale $21.99/bottle

Reg. $29.99/bottle

JCB #21 Brut Cremant de Bourgogne NV

Burgundy, France

90 Points Wine Enthusiast

This Cremant is crisply apple and lemon flavored, a bone-dry, textured wine that is destined for food. It finishes with elegant acidity. Also the winner of an in house blind tasting of best sparkling wine under $25.

Sale $19.99/bottle

Reg. $23.99/bottle

Peillot Montagnieu Brut

Bugey, France

This is a really lovely alternative to Champagne and a great value. Montagnieu is a village south of Cerdon, in the Jura, with premières côtes overlooking the Rhône valley. This wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Altesse and Mondeuse and has complex herbal aromas, nice lemony ripeness on the palate and a long, dry finish.



Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut

Champagne, France

91 Points James Suckling

An updated and renovated NV offering from LP, this has bright white stone fruit aromas and flavors with a silky smooth palate and gently nutty build into the finish. Chardonnay leads the wine, while pinot noir and meunier deliver structure and reserve wines add depth and interest.

Sale $39.99/bottle

Reg. $49.99/bottle

Mousse L'or D'Eugene NV

Champagne, France

"80% Meunier and 20% PN. The aroma is refined, friendly but not ingratiating; on the palate it’s a superb Blanc de Noirs, diligent, structured, fruity but not gushing, disciplined but not severe. I think and have always thought it’s the ideal for Meunier NV; thoroughly delicious but not an avalanche of chocolate and pumpernickel." -Terry Theise

Sale $44.99/bottle


Pierre Gimonnet Blanc de Blancs NV

Champagne, France

The wine is soft and rounded although unmistakably from Chardonnay in the chalky Côte des Blancs. Crisp apples have a light creaminess as well as lively acidity. Coming from Premier Cru vineyards, it shows a strongly mineral character that is filled out by the ripe fruitiness.

Sale $45.99/bottle


Maximin Grunhaus Sekt Brut 2014

Mosel, Germany

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Enticing whiffs of brioche, biscuit, lemon and lime introduce this lovely brut-style sparkling. It's bracingly fresh yet bursting with juicy tangerine and yellow peach flavors. Filigreed in structure and with pin-point, persistent petillance, it's a convincing argument for Champagne lovers to drink more sekt, especially considering its price.



Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2008

Champagne, France

100 Points Wine Enthusiast

This latest incarnation of the famous brand is a superb wine. It is on par with, maybe even better than, the already legendary 2002. Its balance is impeccable: Apple and citrus flavors working with the tight minerality to give a textured yet fruity wine. Produced from Roederer's own vineyards which are mainly biodynamic, the wine has its own intense purity and crispness. It has amazing potential and is likely to age for many years.

$299.99/bottle (1 bottle)

Bereche Reflet D'Antan NV (2012)

Champagne, France

93 Points Vinous

The flagship NV (2012) Reflet d'Antan is quite rich and intense, yet it also maintains striking translucence. Dried flowers, herbs and spices add aromatic nuance throughout, but, as is often the case, Reflet d'Antan is a wine of texture and feel above all else. Dosage is 6 grams per liter. Disgorged December 2016.

$139.99/bottle (6 bottles)


Basil Hayden Bourbon Sale $36.99 Reg. $45.99

Glenlivet 12yr Scotch Sale $34.99 Reg. $41.99

Rare Whiskey

Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye $44.99 (6 bottles)

***Games of Thrones Scotches are selling very quickly, if you have any interest buy them while you still have the opportunity


Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas IPA Sale $7.99 Reg. $8.99

Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99

Lagunitas Maximus Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99

Lagunitas Super Cluster Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99


Junkyard CitraZaic Double IPA $8.99 750ml can

Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout $9.99 375ml bottle

Firestone Walker Agrestic Wild Red $13.99 375ml bottle

Milk & Honey Deepcuts Bourbon Barrel-aged Cider $14.99 4pk bottles

Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout $10.99 6pk cans

Decadent Peach Cream $15.99 4pk 16oz cans

Decadent Blackberry Cream $15.99 4pk 16oz cans

Toppling Goliath Sosus Double IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans

Toppling Goliath King Sue $19.99 4pk 16oz cans

Toppling Goliath Gamma Gamma Ray $7.99 22oz bottle

Lupulin CoHoperation IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans

Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Imperial Stout Brewed with Coffee $16.99 4pk 16oz cans

Sisyphus Peanut Butter Jackpot Stout $13.99 4pk 16oz cans

Sisyphus Scoopshot IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans

Indeed Blue Blood Brett Saison Brewed with Blueberry and Blood Orange $7.99 375ml bottle

Blacklist Barrel Stout $19.99 750ml bottle

Blacklist Cherry Stout $19.99 750ml bottle

Fulton 300 Mix Pack including Mango 300 and Brut 300 $16.99 4pk 16oz cans

Hammerheart Midvinter Ol Black Ale aged in Aquavit Barrels $9.99 500ml bottle

Hammerheart Laurentian Mesquite-Smoked Porter with Spruce Tips $6.99 500ml bottle

Broken Clock Ancho Chile Law & Porter $6.99 750ml can


Gull Dam Raspberry Wheat $2.99 4pk 16oz cans

Gull Dam IPA $2.99 4pk 16oz cans

Happy New Year From 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits!

Well, almost….

If YOU plan to have a Happy New Year, then make sure that you beat a path to 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in downtown Minneapolis to check out all the special offerings of CHAMPAGNE, as well as craft BEER, WINE and SPIRITS!!! The shelves and displays are loaded with beverages just waiting to make your New Year’s celebration the most memorable ever.

Ok…so 2018 is almost in the rear view mirror. First of all, thank you for making it a great year for us! We celebrate 4 years at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits next Saturday, on January 5th. Looking back, we are still amazed at the changes we have made in the store. I am not sure that there is a spot in the store that looks the same as it did four years ago. What is even more amazing …and truly gratifying…is the number of really good friends we have made. We believe that we have changed the entire mission of the store. What is truly gratifying is that YOU seem to have accepted and embraced what we are trying to do.

With this in mind, you should know that our 4th annual ANNIVERSARY SALE will begin on Wednesday, January 9th and run through Sunday, January 27th. Don, Rob, and Darren have already started working on getting you terrific deals to replenish you bar and wine cellar after the carnage wrought by Holiday entertaining.

On January 16th, we will be welcoming Monica Nogues, Founder and Owner of Think Global Wine Selections, to lead us in a terrific Spanish wine tasting. What differentiates the selections she has made is that all of the wines exhibit a real sense of place as well as being, as we said, fully aged so you can consume them at their optimum drinkability. I think we are in for a very exciting evening!

Call the store at (612) 339-4040 or send us an email at info@1010wws.com. As per usual, the tasting will be at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, MN at 6:30 PM. The cost of a ticket is $25.00, which can be credited against purchases from the tasting. We would really like to see you join us.

Thank you for four great years together. Thank you for your advice and counsel. Have a Happy and SAFE New Year! We look forward to 2019, and beyond, with YOU!

Visit Our Fall 2018 Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Sale – From October 17th – November 4th, 2018!

Despite an early snowfall, the calendar indicates that we are still within the fall season. And the fall season cannot be allowed to pass without our annual craft beer, wine and spirits sale at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits, in downtown Minneapolis!

This year’s sale runs from Wednesday, October 17th through Sunday, November 4th, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you soon – and invite you to get a sneak peak at our fall sale prices below!

1010 Washington Wine & Spirits – Fall 2018 Sale!

We also invite you to one or more of our in-store craft beer, wine and spirits tastings happening in October. See the full tastings schedule here!