Wine & Whiskey Specials to Mark Your Mid-Week!

Is there any surer way to make a Wednesday feel like a Friday than a great set of whiskey and wine specials? Especially during those weeks between the bitter end of summer and the glorious start of autumn? 

We look forward to hearing your answer when you stop by our downtown Minneapolis store! See what we have on-hand, from under cost to cellar selections, in the list below.

Remember, too, to keep an eye on our Events page to see what wine and spirits we will be tasting in our store this weekend!

Under Cost Wine: 
Sixto Roza Hills Chardonnay 2014 
Columbia Valley, Washington 
93 Points Wine Advocate 

The 2014 Chardonnay Roza Hills Vineyard is another beauty from this label that does everything right. From chalky soils and an elevation of 1,350 feet, it offers a rich, rounded, concentrated style to go with classic stone fruits, melon, honeysuckle and underbrush. 
Sale  $24.99/bottle 
Reg.  $54.99/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 

 
Wine Specials: 
Cune Monopole 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. (Bill Ward Wine of the Week!) 
Sale $13.99/bottle 
Reg.  $15.99/bottle 

 
Morgan Metallico Chardonnay 2016 
Monterey, California 
91 Points James Suckling 

A dense and fresh white with sliced-apple, honey and lemon character. Full-bodied, layered and flavorful. No oak. Drink now. Screw cap. 
Sale $19.99/bottle 
Reg.  $25.99/bottle 

 
Morgan Cotes du Crows 2016 
Monterey, California 
91 Points James Suckling 

Lots of peppers and spices with dark berries, chocolate and hints of meat. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. A fun blend of syrah, grenache, and tempranillo. Drink now. Screw cap. 
Sale $21.99/bottle 
Reg.  $25.99/bottle 

 
J.L. Chave Selection 'Offerus' Crozes Hermitage 2016 
Rhone, France 
92 Points Vinous 

Brilliant magenta. Expansive scents of fresh blackberry and boysenberry are complicated by suggestions of cracked pepper, olive and pungent flowers. Sappy, appealingly sweet dark berry preserve and cherry flavors show sharp delineation and spice and mineral qualities that build with air. Finishes with strong, energetic cut, well-knit tannins and lingering sweetness. 
Sale $34.99/bottle 
Reg.  $39.99/bottle 

 
Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2016 
Sonoma County, California 
93 Points Wine Spectator 

Plump and loaded with rich, jammy fruit, this Zinfandel is a pleasure to drink. Bold accents of wild berry, spicy cinnamon and licorice glide dynamically toward plush tannins.  
Sale $22.99/bottle 
Reg.  $26.99/bottle 

 
Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 

Tuscany, Italy 
90 Points Wine Advocate 

The 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori is Sangiovese that has been enhanced by small percentages of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  This wine shows very nice ripeness with luscious, dark fruit flavors backed by spice and leather. 
Sale  $29.99/bottle 
Reg.  $39.99/bottle 

 
Grgich Hills Fume Blanc 2014 
Napa Valley, California 
91 Points Wine Enthusiast 

Dark golden-hay in color, this white was fermented mostly in 900-gallon French oak foudres, with the remainder fermented in smaller French oak barrels. Nutty lime and gooseberry provide intrigue and saltiness against bright acidity, making for a complex and compelling impression on the palate. 
Sale $24.99/bottle 
Reg. $29.99/bottle 

 
Vina Hermina Crianza 2015 
Rioja, Spain 
91 Points James Suckling 

This is a prototypical, modern Rioja red with a very attractive balance of blueberries, fine, toasty and bitter-chocolate notes (from oak) and rather fine-grained tannins. Good length. 
Sale  $12.99/bottle 
Reg.  $16.99/bottle 

Wine Cellar Selections!!!! 

Terre Rouge DTR Syrah 2012 
Sierra Foothills, California 
94 Points Wine Enthusiast  

This is a big, flavorful wine, luscious in aroma, flavor and texture from the first whiffs of spicy oak and funky earth through saturated blackberry and clove flavors. The texture is both velvety and almost stiff at the same time. Drink now through 2020. 
Sale  $44.99/bottle 
Reg.  $54.99/bottle 

 
Bollinger La Grand Annee Brut 2008 
Champagne, France 
97 Points Wine Advocate 

Bollinger's 2008 La Grande Année is superb, wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, ripe lemons, honeycomb, warm biscuits, dried white flowers and a delicate top note of walnuts and fino sherry. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a beautifully refined mousse, superb concentration at the tightly wound core, incisive acids and a supremely elegant intermingling of Bollinger's oxidative stylistic signatures with fresh, vibrant fruit. The finish is long, precise and chalky. This is a Grande Année built for the cellar—the real excitement will come with a bit more bottle age—but this is already a thrilling Champagne in the making.  
$169.99/bottle  (6 bottles) 

Liquor Specials!!! 
Crown Royal Peach
750ML 
$26.99 ****Limited 

Sobieski Vodka
1.75L 
Sale  $16.99  Reg.  $21.99 

Maker's Mark Bourbon
1.75L 
Sale  $44.99  Reg.  $56.99 
 
Rare Whiskey 
Willett Rye 4yr
750ml
$54.99  (3 bottles) 

Craft Beer of the Month for September 2019: Pryes Brewing

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It’s a testament to how quickly September can fly by, that we are just now formally announcing that Pryes Brewing is our September craft beer of the month!*
(*Our newsletter subscribers have been in the know for some time, of course. You can join them by subscribing at the bottom of this page!)

Pryes Brewing, located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, MN, brews award-winning and thoughtfully designed craft beers. You can enjoy one or more of their offerings by visiting their tap room in the North Loop – or – by stopping by our downtown Minneapolis store anytime this month!

See the specials we are offering in our store this month from Pryes Brewing, along with several more craft beer options, below. And remember to keep an eye on our Events page to see what craft beers we will be tasting in-store this weekend!

September Craft Beer of the Month:
Pryes Brewing Co. 4pks
Pryes Mass Haze-Teria 4pk Sale $12.99 Reg. $13.99
Pryes Miraculum IPA 4pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99
Pryes Royal Raspberry 4pk Sale $10.99 Reg. $11.99

New Craft Beer:
Drekker Multiple Ectogasms DDH IPA $15.99 4pk cans
Drekker Key Lime Slang du JOur Key Lime Pie Sour $18.99 4pk cans
Drekker Orange Ya Glad We Didnt Say Prrrrt Mall Style Milkshake IPA $18.99 4pk cans
Surly 3DH Triple IPA $18.99 4pk cans
Surly Damien Dry-Hopped Black Ale $13.99 4pk cans
Broken Clock Pocket Watch Pecan Brown Ale $7.99 32oz Crowler
Fulton Spectre IPA $15.99 4pk cans
Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale $13.99 4pk bottles
Seattle Pumpkin Cider $11.99 4pk cans
Wild State Raspberry/Hibiscus Cider $10.99 4pk cans
Oliphant Oktoberboi Oktoberfest $8.99 750ml can
Oliphant Teenage Mutant Ninja Roshi Double IPA $9.99 750ml can
Bad Weather Tippin' It Down ESB With Earl Grey Tea $9.99 6pk cans
Lagunitas Hazy Memory IPA $13.99 6pk cans

Make 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits Your Downtown Minneapolis Destination For Autumnal Adult Beverages!

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, it is time to look forward to the last third of 2019. For the moment, at least, the Twins seem to be a lock for the post season, the Vikings and Gophers are undefeated and anticipating successful seasons. The Lynx have clinched a playoff spot and Minnesota United is playing exciting soccer. There’s high school football every Friday night for the next couple of months…and the weather is still good enough to enjoy spectator sports as well as getting out for a round of golf or just a nice Autumn walk or bike ride.

Yes, September and October can be as good as it gets in Minnesota! Before you know it, there will be a crispness in the air that has been missing for awhile and we will all find that we are craving hearty meals... perhaps fewer summer salads and more spicy soups and stews. Many of you are going to be entertaining at pregame tailgating parties, as well as dinner parties and brunches.

Wait for it!!!

Here’s my lead in…for ALL these late Summer and early Autumn events, please remember to visit us at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in downtown Minneapolis and let us help you find the perfect adult beverages to complement your dining, entertaining and leisure time activities! As usual, we have a vast and ever changing selection of tasty and interesting wines, spirits, craft beers and don’t let me forget Hard Seltzers to excite your palate as well as your thirst for what’s new and fun!

THIS Thursday September 12 from 5-7pm we will be tasting the Iberian Peninsula wines from Ole’ Imports with the Midwest Regional Manager Erin Drain! We suspect that this tasting will be just as much fun as the special Thursday tasting we had last week. We are offering a special discount for this tasting only. There will be a 10% discount for purchases of 6 bottles and 20% should you buy a case or more! These guys are one of our favorite sources for both Spanish and Portuguese wines. Mark this on your calendar…it is going to be a terrific tasting!

We also have scheduled TWO outstanding tastings in the next six weeks at the Aloft Hotel. September 18th, Carl Moberg will guide us through a selection of small lot, mostly organic wines from Italy, France, and Germany all imported by Louis/Dressner.

Then, on October 22nd, Paul Brown from Dreyfus-Ashby is conducting what should be an exciting tasting of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Burgundy and Oregon plus some other French standards, Bordeaux and Champagne! We think you will find that this is not a competition, but an exposition of how terroir affects taste. Both tastings begin at 6:30 PM. The cost of a ticket is $25.00 which can be refunded by the purchase of wines from the tasting. You can reserve your place by contacting us online at info@1010wws.com or by telephone at (612) 339-4040.

Of course, we hope you will also join us for our in store tastings every Friday and Saturday, beginning at 2PM and lasting til 7:00PM. Subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page, or keep an eye on our Events page, to see what we will be tasting every weekend!

As always, it is a pleasure to serve you! Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for your custom. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Wednesday Whiskey & Wine Specials For A Short Week in Downtown Minneapolis!

After a holiday weekend, it can be difficult to remember whether we are at the beginning, middle or end of the week at any given time.   

This feeling of weekday confusion can make it nearly impossible to decide whether it’s time for a lighter white wine, more robust red wine or even a more refined and elegant whiskey.  Fortunately, we have great prices on all three in our downtown Minneapolis store as we speak! 

See our list of whiskey and wine specials going on now in the list below - and remember to subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page - or keep an eye on our Events page to see what we will be tasting in our store this weekend!  

Wine Specials 
Beaucastel Coudoulet 2017 

Rhone, France 
(91-93) Points Wine Advocate 

Tasted as a representative sample that was blended from several foundres, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel looks to be another sensational example of this wine. Sourced just outside the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, it’s full-bodied yet silky and long, with standout aromas of lavender and crushed stone backed by layers of cherry and berry fruit.  
Sale  $29.99/bottle 
Reg.  $39.99/bottle 

 
Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2014 
Veneto, Italy 
93 Points James Suckling 

What a delicious nose of brambleberries, vanilla, mocha-scented oak, spice box, plum liqueur, licorice and milk chocolate. Full-bodied and rich with plenty of dense fruit and fresh acidity that carries this to a long finish. Almost verges on too much but pulls back. 
Sale  $14.99/bottle 
Reg.  $22.99/bottle 

 
Altos Las Hormigas Malbec 2017 
Mendoza, Argentina 
92 Points, Tim Atkin 

Altos’ “classic” Malbec marries fruit from Medrano and the Uco Valley and, in keeping with the winery’s philosophy on its cheaper wines, is entirely unoaked. Aromatic and refined, with lovely minerality and dark cherry and blackberry fruit. 2019-25  
Sale  $11.99/bottle 
Reg.  $13.99/bottle 

 
Canoe Ridge The Explorer Red Blend 2015 
Columbia Valley, Washington  
91 Points Wine Spectator 

Expressive and well-built, with lively blackberry, smoky pepper and anise flavors that build toward big but refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 
Sale $19.99/bottle 
Reg.  $24.99/bottle 

 
Pinyolet Garnacha 2017 
Montsant, Spain 
This shows all the big, ripe black cherry and brambly raspberry fruit aromas we love from Garnacha, along with the trademark fresh-cracked black pepper spice.  It’s a sweet delicious joy on the palate, oozing concentrated kirsch liqueur fruit, and showing lovely wild herb and garrigue spices, lavender, and anise flavors…complexity that I’ve not encountered in other Spanish Garnachas at this price, ever. 
Sale  $13.99/bottle 
Reg.  $15.99/bottle 
 

Macrostie Chardonnay 2016 
Sonoma Coast, Califronia 
92 Points Wine Advocate 
The 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay offers a great intensity of fresh, pure apple and white peach aromas with hints of baker's yeast and allspice plus a waft of honeysuckle. Medium to full-bodied and delivering mouth-filling stone fruit and spice flavors, it has a satiny texture and great length. Totally over-delivers at this price point! 
Sale  $18.99/bottle 
Reg.  $24.99/bottle 
 
Chateau 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 

Wine Cellar Selections!!!!  
Bella Union Cabernet 2016 
Napa Valley, California 
The 2016 Bella Union opens with inviting aromas of black cherry, dark plum, blueberry, and cassis with intimations of warm oak, vanilla, and baking spices. Expansive, fruit-forward plum, black cherry, and blueberry flavors coat the midpalate, followed by notes of toasted oak, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Supple tannins and bright acidity pave the way to a mouthwatering finish. 
Sale  $59.99/bottle 
Reg.  $79.99/bottle 

 
Penfolds Bin 389 Shiraz-Cabernet 2016 
South Australia, Australia 
92 Points Wine Spectator 

Generous, intense and juicy, with vivid blueberry cobbler and maraschino cherry flavors. Plush, smooth and appealing vanilla custard, cigar box and spice notes linger on the finish. 
Sale  $64.99/bottle 
Reg.  $74.99/bottle 

Whiskey & Liquor Specials!!! 
Crown Royal Peach
750ML 
$26.99 ****Limited 

  
Rare Whiskey 
Willett Rye 4yr
750ml
$54.99  (2 bottles)
 

Old Ezra Barrell Strength 7yr 
$49.99  (6 bottles) 

Our Under Cost Wine Sale Helps You Recover From The Holiday Weekend!

This year, the Minnesota State Fair set attendance records!  If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you helped the Minnesota State Fair achieve these milestones. And in that event, the list below is for you. 

See the wine we are offering this week in our downtown Minneapolis store – at under cost!   

We hope to see you soon – and be sure to sign-up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page – and keep an eye on our Events page – to see what we will be tasting in-store this weekend. 
 
Sixto Roza Hills Chardonnay 2014 
Columbia Valley, Washington 
93 Points Wine Advocate
 
The 2014 Chardonnay Roza Hills Vineyard is another beauty from this label that does everything right. From chalky soils and an elevation of 1,350 feet, it offers a rich, rounded, concentrated style to go with classic stone fruits, melon, honeysuckle and underbrush. 
Sale  $24.99/bottle 
Reg.  $54.99/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 

Win Two Tickets to See UB40 At The Cabooze from 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits!

Red, Red, Wine. It’s running over your mind right now, isn’t it?

This fall, UB40 will be celebrating their – can you believe it? – 40th Anniversary with a tour due to make its Minneapolis stop at The Cabooze on September 14th. Better yet, we have the tickets you need to get in!

Visit 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in downtown Minneapolis anytime between today and Sunday, September 8th, and either leave a business card or fill out a slip to automatically be entered to win two tickets to the show. And, because you can’t have Red, Red Wine running over your mind unless its also running over your taste buds, we’ll include 3 bottles in this prize package for a total value of $125.

We hope to see you anytime between now and September 8th – and wish good luck to you and all those that enter!

Remember, too, keep an eye on our Events page to see the craft beer, spirits – and yes, red wine – that we will be tasting the next two weekends.

Refill Your Craft Beer Fridge Before The Holiday Weekend!

Most Tuesdays, you may find yourself finishing off what you have left in your weekend craft beer fridge, and clearing space for when it’s time to refill later in the week. But, this is no ordinary Tuesday. This is a Tuesday before a holiday weekend! As such, we’d recommend getting started on the refill of your craft beer fridge a bit earlier!

Fortunately, we have all the craft beer you need – and much, much more – waiting for you now in our downtown Minneapolis store. See what we have on special throughout this week below, including several selections from our August Craft Beer of the Month, Invictus Brewing.

When you’re done browsing, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page to sign-up for our newsletter, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram to be among the first to know when we get great new craft beer in stock!

August Craft Beer of the Month - Invictus Brewing:
Invictus Brewing Co. 6pks & Crowlers
Invictus Avenger 6pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99
Invictus Beautiful Buzz 6pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99
Invictus Gopher Hole 6pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99
All Invictus Crowlers $1 off!!!

New Craft Beer:
The Brewing Projekt Literally Double IPA With Citra and Simcoe Hops $21.99 4pk 16oz cans
The Brewing Projekt Peaches & Cream Resist $15.99 4pk 16oz cans
The Brewing Projekt IP-A Tropical IPA $14.99 4pk 16oz cans
Dogfish Head Punkin Brown Ale Brewed With Pumpkin $14.99 6pk bottles
Lagunita's Lil' Sumpin' Hazy IPA $9.99 6pk bottles
Wasatch Black-O-Lantern Pumpkin Stout $9.99 6pk cans
Mikkeller Aloha Friday's Tropical Gose $19.99 4pk 16oz cans
Mikkeller Cryo Room IPA $15.99 4pk 16oz cans
Eastlake/56 Wizard Mode DDH Double IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans
Drastic Measures Il Intent Double IPA $17.99 4pk 16oz cans
Drastic Measures Stupid Good IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans
Able/Drekker Collaboration Whoa Bundy IPA With Grapefruit, Peach and Apricot $12.99 6pk cans
Drekker Brain Squeeze Blueberry And Pineapple $14.99 4pk 16oz cans
Drekker Brain Squeeze Raspberry And Passionfruit $14.99 4pk 16oz cans
Indeed Oktoberfest $10.99 6pk cans
Invictus Wifey White IPA Sale: $7.99 Reg: $8.99 750ml can
Headflyer Dreamshake Milkshake IPA $14.99 750ml can
Headflyer It Was All A Dream IPA $11.99 750ml can
Oliphant The Little Razgul Raspberry Wheat $9.99 750ml can
Omni Oktoberfest $9.99 4pk 16oz cans

Your Downtown Minneapolis Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Destination For The Busy Final Weeks of Summer

There is no excuse for any of us to sit home alone and be bored these next two weeks! Look at just a short list of what is going on around Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota:

• The State Fair runs through Labor Day.

• The Minnesota Twins are having the most exciting season in years, hopefully culminating in some late October games….with a threat of snow?

• College Football begins with the first game next Thursday night at TCF Bank Stadium.

• The Vikings season is not far behind, with their first game on September 8th.

• School starts. That’s back to work for our kids….and a bit of vacation for parents!

In addition, don’t forget that we are coming into the best weather of the year, with cooler temperatures, lower humidity and blue skies, so there are countless opportunities for outdoor adventures.

Forgive me for leaving out the myriad of cultural opportunities that abound in the Twin Cities (if you haven’t yet seen the “Heart of Our Peoples” exhibit at MIA, make sure that you do!). Having said that, our neighbor, The Tyrone Guthrie Theater is about to begin its Fall Season in just a few weeks.

Each and every one of these events is just another occasion for you to come see us at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits to select the perfect craft beer, wine or spirit to enjoy before, during or after whatever YOU choose to participate in. As we indicated above, the kids going back to school certainly calls for a celebratory glass or two of champagne.

We also hope you joint us for more of our craft beer, wine and spirits tastings that we host in our downtown Minneapolis store every Friday and Saturday.

There are so many interesting new craft beers, wines or spirits available, it seems almost criminal to drink the same things over and over…not necessarily because we like them so much, but because they are “safe”. Come to our tastings and take the opportunity to explore new flavors without too much commitment. There is no telling what discoveries you might make! Our tastings run from 2PM til 7 PM every Friday and Saturday.

OK…thanks for reading this! Enjoy the end of August and beginning of September. Have a great time at the Fair! Come see us! We are here for YOU!

Help Us Clear Our Spirits & Wine Cellar With These Great Sale Prices!

With summer 2019 now firmly within its wind down phase, and summer budgets nearly exhausted, we would never dream of inviting you into our downtown Minneapolis store by promoting the pricier bottles of wine or spirits down in the cellar. Unless, of course, we could offer these bottles at great end of summer sale prices!

We hope you make 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits one of your go-to spots for the end of summer – and when you stop in – we hope you help us clear our wine and spirits cellar by taking advantage of the great sale prices below!

Chappellet Signature Cabernet 2016
Napa Valley, California
96 Points Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature has a very deep garnet-purple color and opens with wonderfully expressive notes of warm cassis, baked plums, black raspberries and kirsch with suggestions of underbrush, lilacs and chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals layers of red and black berries with stunning freshness and an approachable, grainy texture, finishing long and earthy.
$74.99/bottle

Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut 2008
Champagne, France
93 Points Wine Spectator
A vivid version, like raw silk on the palate, with a powerful frame of acidity well-meshed with saline-tinged, minerally underpinnings and flavors of black currant, apricot, almond biscotti and crystallized honey.
Sale $74.99/bottle
Reg. $104.99/bottle

Ketel One Vodka
1.75L
Sale $34.99 Reg. $48.99

Jack Daniels
1.75L
Sale $44.99 Reg. $49.99

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

Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye
$74.99 (6 bottles)

Under Cost Wine For A Costly Time of the Year!

This week will mark the official 2019 opening of the Minnesota State Fair! For many residents of Minnesota, including those within our downtown Minneapolis neighborhood, this means a little bit of extra budgeting to ensure that our great annual event can be enjoyed as thoroughly as possible. So let the team here at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits help with a few great wines we are offering this week at under cost sale prices!

See wine selections we have available this week at under cost prices below - and - be sure to ask about the rest of the great wine selections we have on sale when you are here!

Sixto Roza Hills Chardonnay 2014
Columbia Valley, Washington
93 Points Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chardonnay Roza Hills Vineyard is another beauty from this label that does everything right. From chalky soils and an elevation of 1,350 feet, it offers a rich, rounded, concentrated style to go with classic stone fruits, melon, honeysuckle and underbrush.
Sale $24.99/bottle
Reg. $54.99/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

Weekend Wine Sales & Specials!

If you are reading this, you have officially made it to the last true weekend of summer WITHOUT the Minnesota State Fair happening. Could there be a more perfect time to pause and reflect ….with a nearly perfect glass of wine in hand?

Fortunately, we have a number of nearly perfect wines on special this week in our downtown Minneapolis store. See our full list below – and remember – to stop by either tonight or tomorrow night to taste some great wines, craft beers and spirits before you buy!

Burlotto Dolcetto 2016
Piedmont, Italy
89 Points Vinous
The 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba is gracious, medium in body, and exquisitely delicious. Readers should expect a fragrant, lifted wine with generous aromatics, silky, textured fruit and impeccable overall balance. A touch of whole clusters adds aromatic dimension throughout. This is one of the more restrained, gracious Dolcettos readers will come across.
Sale $17.99/bottle
Reg. $22.99/bottle

Olivier Riviere Rayos Uva 2017
Rioja, Italy
90 Points Wine Advocate
The entry-level red blend 2017 Rayos Uva was destemmed and fermented with indigenous yeasts. It's a similar blend of grapes—50% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha and 20% Graciano—from Rioja Baja. 2017 was a ripe and early harvest with low yields that delivered concentrated juice. This is fruit-driven and juicy, very drinkable.
Sale $16.99/bottle
Reg. $19.99/bottle

Catena Altamira Malbec 2016
Mendoza, Argentina
93 Points Wine Advocate
The 2016 Appellation Paraje Altamira Malbec is simply superb. Floral, mineral and focused, this comes from the Nicasia Vineyard and matured in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.
Sale $16.99/bottle
Reg. $24.99/bottle

Puech-Haut Rose 2018
Languedoc, France
91 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Pretty, vibrant notes of white peach, white flowers, and salty minerality all emerge from the 2018 Prestige Rosé. Made in a crisp, elegant style, it stays balanced and layered on the palate, and is going to be an incredibly versatile rosé to drink over the coming 6-12 months. The blend is 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault brought up all in tank.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $22.99/bottle

Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent 2017
Bordeaux, France
93 Points Wine Spectator
Delicious, featuring a mix of pear, tangerine, yellow and green apple flavors, lined with light honeysuckle and fennel hints. Creamy along the edges, and pure and vibrant through the middle. This combines racy and exotic notes in a distinctive package.
Sale $21.99/bottle
Reg. $24.99/bottle

Gulfi Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2017
Sicily, Italy
93 Points Vinous
Deep ruby. Intense violet/black cherry on the very perfumed nose. Then big dense and juicy, with ripe black cherry and candied violet flavors complicated by flint and aromatic spices. Finishes long with building tannins and a strong floral note derived from the Frappato. An outstanding Cerasuolo di Vittoria.
Sale $24.99/bottle
Reg. $29.99/bottle

Hacienda de Arinzano Tempranillo 2015
Navarra, Spain
92 Points James Suckling
Plenty of plush raspberries, cassis and red plums on offer here with a smooth, simple and delicious palate. Really silky and fresh. Drink now.
Sale $17.99/bottle
Reg. $24.99/bottle

Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016
Napa Valley, California
91 Points Wine Spectator
A juicy, full-bore style, with concentrated apple, mango and ripe pear flavors that are intensely spiced. The buttery finish is mouthfilling and quite rich-tasting.
Sale $14.99/bottle
Reg. $21.99/bottle

Dry Creek Heritage Zinfandel 2017
Sonoma County, California
91 Points Wine Spectator
Briary and vibrant, with zesty raspberry, toasted sage and cracked pepper flavors that take on richness toward polished tannins. Always one of the better values in Zinfandel!.
Sale $17.99/bottle
Reg. $23.99/bottle

Craft Beer of the Month for August 2019: Invictus Brewing

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We’ve commented before about how the summer seems to be flying by. It seems that this is even more true in the month of August, as we find ourselves at the mid-month point and are just now announcing our craft beer of the month!

Please do not let our tardiness in announcing this month’s featured craft beer make you wonder. Invictus Brewing, headquartered in Blaine, MN, is truly focused on making great beer through the ultimate combination of art and science. We think that it shines through beautifully in the final product.

We invite you to visit our store in downtown Minneapolis anytime this month to pick up one or more styles of craft beer from Invictus Brewing – or any of the craft beers featured on the list below. We also hope you follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – or subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page – to be among the first to know when we get great new craft beers on the shelf!

August Craft Beer of the Month
Invictus Brewing Co. 6pks & Crowlers
Invictus Avenger 6pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99
Invictus Beautiful Buzz 6pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99
Invictus Gopher Hole 6pk Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99
All Invictus Crowlers $1 off!!!

New Craft Beer
Almanac Strawberry Basil Sournova $15.99 4pk 16oz cans
Brass Foundry Cream Ale $9.99 4pk 16oz cans
The Brewing Projekt Skull Simcoe & Mosaic IPA $14.99 4pk 16oz cans
The Brewing Projekt Resist with Citra, Mosaic and Lactose $15.99 4pk 16oz cans
The Brewing Projekt Weird Tiger Sour Double IPA with Pineapple and Passion Fruit $15.99 4pk 16oz cans
Drekker Ectogasm IPA $14.99 4pk 16oz cans
Drekker Freak Parade Double IPA $15.99 4pk 16oz cans
Drekker Thor Is My Copilot Lactose Double IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans
Drekker Slang Du Jour Sour $18.99 4pk 16oz cans
Fat Orange Cat What The Doormouse Said NE IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans
Inbound Electric Grenades Triple Dry-hopped IPA $10.99 4pk 16oz cans
Indeed Hop Dab IPA $10.99 4pk cans
Lupulin Mango Fruitsmack IPA $19.99 4pk cans
Millstream Oktoberfest Sale: $8.99 Reg: $9.99 6pk bottles
Oddside Citra Radler $9.99 6pk cans
Oddside Strawberry Banana Fruitsicle $9.99 4pk cans
Oddside Papaya Strawberry Fruitsicle $9.99 4pk cans
Oddside Tangerine Dank Juice $11.99 6pk cans
Stone Woot Stout $17.99 6pk cans
Surly Oktoberfest $16.99 12pk cans
Surly Temple Kettle Sour with Pomegranate, Mango and Lactose $18.99 4pk 16oz cans
Prairie No Way Fozé Sour with Lime, Strawberry and Pineapple $8.99 4pk cans
Tin Whiskers Schottky Pumpkin $12.99 4pk 16oz cans
Uncle Johns Apricot Cider $10.99 4pk 16oz cans

Find Late Summer’s Best Selection of Wine, Spirits & Craft Beer at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits In Downtown Minneapolis!

We seem to have an ongoing theme of time flying by…

That is because we want YOU to be aware of the passing of days and that life is to be savored and enjoyed. With all the hustle to and fro, there has to be time set aside to enjoy life.

This is self-interest of course, because nothing speaks better to a life well lived and total enjoyment than a perfect glass of wine with a great meal, a cold craft beer on a warm summer’s day, or that perfect dram of scotch, bourbon, cognac or rum at the end of a long day. We will not allow that last sentence to pass without saying that we think the best place to shop for these elixirs of a wonderful life is, of course, 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in downtown Minneapolis.

As for time flying….the next time we send out this little newsletter will be Opening Day for the Minnesota State Fair!! Football season and snowfall cannot be far behind. We say this only to encourage you to take advantage of our beautiful Minnesota Summer before it fades into memory…and yes, we would love to help you find the perfect adult beverage for your late summer outing.

Let me repeat myself from the last note we shared with you.

We like to think that 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits has one of the most carefully curated selections of wines, spirits, craft beers and yes….hard seltzers that you will find in a store our size anywhere in either Minneapolis or all of Minnesota. To add to that statement, we would say that some of the best stores in the whole country are right here in Minnesota. Wine and Spirit outlets in Minnesota HAVE to be good! By law, that is what we sell. We are specialists, devoting full time to finding the newest and the best, most delicious beverages we can. It is a good thing too, because YOU are the best educated, best traveled, most affluent consumers in the world. We like to think that we have to devote our efforts to keeping up with you and expanding your choices along with your horizons.

That whole riff is a preamble to thanking you for your business…and asking again that you take advantage of the selection we offer. What’s fun about being an American consumer, besides all the patriotic responses, is that you have the best selections available to any consumer in the world. Almost everything we sell is made to make your life more enjoyable. It all tastes good….or we don’t put it in the store. If it isn’t good, we stand behind every product we sell. Please take advantage of us!

I had better stop…

Thanks for everything. Thanks for reading this!

Great Wine Sale Specials From Our Shelf or Cellar!

As a provider of fine wine, craft beer and spirits in downtown Minneapolis, it’s most common for us to see crowds start to roll in at the end of the workday on Friday. (Attracted by our in-store tastings that happen every weekend, no doubt!)

But, truthfully, you can stop in just about any day of the week for great specials. In fact, if you stop in before the weekend rush, we just may have some more time to help you find that perfect selection.

See our list below for some great wine specials this week, both from our shelf and the cellar. Stop in before the weekend and we’ll help you stock up!

Chateau Gassier Esprit Rose 2018
Provence, France
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
This wine is the heart of the production from this estate. The blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Vermentino creates a wonderful freshness, while also showing richness and a touch of spice. It is intensely fruity and ready to drink now.
Sale $17.99/bottle
Reg. $20.99/bottle

Gulfi Valcanziria 2018
Sicily, Italy
From a blend of Chardonnay and Carricante. The Chardonnay gives its aromatic richness to the wine and brings roundness and the Carricante brings acidity and complexity. The palate is bright and fresh showing peach and citrus fruits.
Sale $17.99/bottle
Reg. $21.99/bottle

Gulfi Rossobleo 2018
Sicily, Italy
Rossojbleo by Gulfi is a fresh, fruity and fragrant Sicilian red wine from Nero d'Avola grapes from Monti Iblei, vinified only in steel tanks. It smells like red fruits, flowers, orange zest and Mediterranean scrub. The flavor is fresh, subtle, fruity, smooth, pleasant and easy drinking.
Sale $17.99/bottle
Reg. $21.99/bottle

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2014
Rioja, Spain
93 Points Wine Advocate
The blend of the 2014 Rioja Reserva is very similar to the 2013, 84% Tempranillo with 9% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha. The nose is subtle and very harmonious, with aromas of red cherries and some aromatic herbs. The palate is soft, it has a velvety texture with polished, round tannins, and there is a subtlety and harmony that is laudable.
Sale $22.99/bottle
Reg. $29.99/bottle

Roederer Estate Brut NV
Mendocino, California
92 Points Wine Spectator
The fruit flavors are apparent, fresh and lively in this medium-bodied, beautifully balanced brut. Light pear and pineapple aromas are followed by richer pear and citrus flavors, and subtle hints of baking spices, almonds and a nice earthy touch emerge.
Sale $22.99/bottle
Reg. $27.99/bottle

Chateau Yvonne 'La Folie' Saumur-Champigny 2017
Loire Valley, France
Biodynamically farmed and certified organic. 100% Cabernet Franc. La Folie comes from plots in the village of Champigny itself with vines ranging from 15-50 years in age. Clay and limestone soils. Hand-harvested. Being richer than "Quatre Sous", but less tannic than the village Saumur-Champigny makes the La Folie the most versatile of Yvonne's reds, and maybe the best bang-for-buck, too.
Sale $31.99/bottle
Reg. $34.99/bottle

CELLAR SELECTIONS!

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
Tuscany, Italy
94 Points James Suckling
There’s a plethora of intense fruit here, from dark cherries and brambleberries to lifted orange rind, citrus and so much sage and lavender. Full-bodied and very layered with a wall of structured tannin and a medium-long finish. From organically grown grapes.
Sale $32.99/bottle
Reg. $37.99/bottle

Chateau Yvonne Saumur Blanc 2016
Loire Valley, France

No surprises here, the Yvonne Blanc is drop dead gorgeous Chenin. Imagine crispy and crystalized tree fruit infused with flecks of flint, chalk, and Burgundian mineral. At least in its youth, this is a wine that's right there with Foucault renditions of Saumur Blanc. I'm thrilled to tuck away a few bottles myself and watch magic happen. This is a wine that I seriously doubt will even begin to fade in the decade or two. Liquid magic from the hand of Mattieau Valle. Extremely rare and precious.
Sale $54.99/bottle
Reg. $59.99/bottle

Groth Cabernet 2013
Napa Valley, California
93 Points James Suckling
Subtle and complex with mint, black currant and licorice aromas. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a fresh finish. Clean and refined. A delicious cabernet to drink now or later. Yes.
Sale $49.99/bottle
Reg. $59.99/bottle

Great Under Cost Wine to Start Your August!

As we get further into August, you may feel as though you are under the shadow of the impending autumn. Whether you celebrate this feeling, or resign yourself to it, picking up some wine from our downtown Minneapolis store – priced under our cost! – seems the perfect way to mark the occasion.

See the under cost wine we have available this week, below, and remember to keep an eye on our Events page – or subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the scroll – to be among the first to see the wine we’ll be selling and tasting later this week!

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

The Last of our July Liquor Specials!

Earlier this week, we shared the amazement we feel to find ourselves so suddenly in the waning days of summer. A quick look at the calendar today, and the realization that July 2019 is just a few short hours away from ending, just reinforces this feeling.

If you are feeling the same, we think that’s as good a reason as any to stop by our store in downtown Minneapolis to stock up on the last of our July liquor specials!

See what we have below, and remember to keep an eye on our Twitter and Instagram to be among the first to see when we get those new, hard to find spirits in stock!

Bulleit Barrel Strength
750ml
Sale $24.99 Reg. $69.99 (12 bottles)

Pikesville Rye
750ml
Sale $44.99 Reg. $54.99

Casamigos Blanco Tequila
750ml
Sale $34.99 Reg. $42.99

RARE WHISKEY

Henry McKenna 10yr Single Barrel
750ml
$39.99 (3 bottles)

Find The Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits You Need To Enjoy The Waning Days of A Minnesota Summer!

If you don’t think that 2019 is slipping away on us, then you have not noticed that the Minnesota Vikings have started training camp and the first pre-season game is in New Orleans on August 9th…less than two weeks from now! The first University of Minnesota game is four weeks from today….and it takes place during THE STATE FAIR!!!

What we are suggesting is that our glorious Summer is slipping away from us and we all need to be taking advantage of the beautiful weather to enjoy our great outdoors. That last sentence means different things to each of us. Regardless of how you view the month of August, be it golfing, tennis, hiking, biking, boating, barbecuing, or just sitting at the edge of a body of water and chilling out…every one of these activities demands a selection of craft beer, fine wine and spirit from 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits in downtown Minneapolis!

It doesn’t matter what your beverage choice might be, wine, spirits, craft beer, even adult seltzer, we are stocked full of both old favorites as well as the most current new releases from around the world, all at competitive prices. We think our selection will amaze you while still being kind to your pocket book.

One of the great things about shopping for beer, wine and spirits in the United States is the sheer number of choices that are commonplace here, but not available in the rest of the world. Try finding a bottle of Burgundy in Italy, or a bottle of Chianti in southwest France! Forget about finding a bottle of American wine in Australia, or Germany. The same is true of good Bourbon whiskey. We recall being in a pretty good restaurant in Paris and having it pointed out that there was no vodka on the back bar.

We mention this because we see so many of our customers shopping only for the one or two products that they ALWAYS drink. You know, all over the world professional distillers, brewers and vintners dedicate their lives to producing products that TASTE GOOD! Please don’t be afraid to try new taste sensations that you haven’t had before. (In fact - keep an eye on our Events page - as we proudly host tastings where you can experience something new every weekend!) One of the most rewarding things we do is to suggest different products to our clients….and see the smiles on their faces when they return to tell us how delicious our suggestion was and how it paired perfectly with their dinner. We would love to help YOU!

So, there’s plenty of Summer left to enjoy, even if we can see the end if we squint. There are plenty of beverages at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits that you have not tried yet. Make an adventure out of the rest of your Summer and try something new while you enjoy the best weather of the year!

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Thanks for everything you do for us.

Great Wine Specials At Every Price Point!

If you have attended one of the many weekend wine tastings hosted in our downtown Minneapolis store, you already know that we have great offerings for every budget level. And – if you have not yet attended one of these tastings – keep an eye on our Events page to see what we’ll be tasting next!

Below, is a quick look at some of the wine specials we are offering this week. Visit today – and we’ll help you stock up!

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

Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015
Tuscany, Italy
95 Points James Suckling
The purity of fruit here really makes an impression on you. The nose shines with freshly picked blackcurrants, dark plums, freshly cut herbs, cinnamon, raspberry cheesecake, glazed cherries, orange and lemon rind. The palate is so well-crafted with a silky ball of tannins surrounded by layers of blue and red fruit and enveloping acidity. A long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold.
Sale $44.99/bottle
Reg. $52.99/bottle

Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga Barbaresco 2015
Piedmont, Italy
94 Points Wine Advocate
This impressive wine opens to warm notes of dried cherry with camphor ash, licorice stick and balsam herb. The 2015 Barbaresco Martinenga is an articulate and complex wine that unveils new aromas with each swirl of the glass. It shows firmness and tightness at the core, a good indication of the wine's aging potential. However, what stands out most at this point in the wine's life is the ethereal and graceful nature of the bouquet. The wine is already open and generous and yet promises much more to come.
Sale $54.99/bottle
Reg. $64.99/bottle

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet 2016
South Australia
90 Points Wine Advocate
Slightly herbal and leafy on the nose, the deep, currant-scented 2016 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon blends fruit from five different regions of South Australia. It's medium to full-bodied, with soft, measured tannins and true Cabernet identity. Aged in French and American oak, there are some cedar and mocha notes apparent on the nose and finish, but the cassis fruit carries the day.
Sale $64.99/bottle
Reg. $74.99/bottle

Dom Perignon 2008
Champagne, France
96 Points Wine Spectator
There's power to this graceful Champagne, with the vivid acidity swathed in a fine, creamy mousse and flavors of toasted brioche, kumquat, pastry cream, candied ginger and poached plum that dance across the palate. An underpinning of smoky mineral gains momentum on the lasting finish.
Sale $199.99/bottle
Reg. $219.99/bottle

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