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 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.