Sommeliers Choice Awards

Sommeliers Choice Awards aims to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. It is back with its second edition which is going to take place in San Francisco on 18 May 2020. A judging panel of top level sommeliers, on-premise wine … [ Read more]

Grapes to Glass Wine Tasting Garden Party

Sample German wines from six regions and enjoy food and wine pairings in the Germanic-American Institute’s twist on the Biergarten party. Wine regions include Franken, Nahe, Pfalz, Rheinhessen, Baded and Mosel. Food pairings, including a summer vegetable tart, smoked salmon canapés, and sauerbraten aspic on homemade black bread, are designed specifically for the wines by … [ Read more]

Seven Sparkling Wines to Ring in the New Year

New Year’s Eve. It’s a time for reflection and reminiscing, celebrating and cheer. The drink that pairs perfectly with all of these things: sparkling wine. We’ve combed our archives from the past year to bring you our top bubblies to help you ring in 2019. They’re fresh, they’re fun, and they’re full of personality—just like … [ Read more]

What wine lovers really want

The 2015 Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey uncovered many things about wine drinkers in America: 35% consider themselves to be “wine adventurers.” (25% chose “novice,” 20% “traditionalist,” 11% “brand loyalist,” 3% “imposter,” 3% “snob,” and 3% “other.”) 85% of frequent wine drinkers believe wine is appropriate for both casual and formal settings. 95% would try … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20