Rosé all day not just for wine anymore

Rosé has grown to dominate the summer wine scene, but it hasn’t stopped there. The pink drink of choice has also inspired breweries and cideries to attempt to capture its floral, fruity flavors, resulting in a not-insignificant lineup of beers and ciders that are as delightful to look at as they are to drink. Wine-inspired … [ Read more]

In Ontario, Great Lakes Make Great Wine

Wine from the Great Lakes region can feel like a one-trick pony—mostly white and mostly sweet. But venture to the eastern reaches of the area and you’ll find microclimates well-suited to grow riesling, cabernet franc, chardonnay, and pinot noir. And in Ontario, these grapes not only grow, but are nurtured into finished wines worthy of … [ Read more]

Carlos Creek Winery’s owners are starting a Viking-themed brewery in Alexandria

Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, Minnesota, has been a destination for wine lovers in the state since 1999. The winery has grown a lot since opening, adding a new production building in 2015, cider in 2016, and, come summer 2019, craft beer under the brand 22 Northmen Brewing. “Many of us at the winery are as … [ Read more]

Little Minnesota in the Willamette: Winemakers from the North have staked their claim in Oregon’s wine scene

Pinot noir that seduces with satin-and-lace elegance. Riesling worthy of her exalted status as Queen of the White Wines. Chardonnay that walks a tightrope with both energy and grace. These are the kinds of wines coming out of arguably the most exciting wine region in the United States today—Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Over the years, several … [ Read more]

Spirits Close Up: Sherry

There’s no doubt that sherry can be an acquired taste. Sipped neat, one might find it tangy and robust, or acetic and brash. But paired with the right spirit or sugar, it can be transformed to show more like toffee, hazelnuts, and salted caramel. Here’s how to mix it. Bit player: Sherry is an oxidized, … [ Read more]

The best red wine region for your Thanksgiving dinner

Wines for the Turkey Day table should take into account the whole table, not just the bird. For me, November is all about Beaujolais. I know, I know, you may have heard this before. It is natural to think about gamay this time of year thanks to Beaujolais Nouveau, a wine made famous by its annual … [ Read more]

Happy Hour at Borough Bar

Good news for North Loopers…Borough is starting their happy hour Monday, November 13. Happy hour will be available at the Borough bar from 5-7pm Monday through Friday. Special happy hour offerings will include half-off select beer taps, $1/ounce pours of select wines, $6 craft cocktails on tap, and a special happy hour food menu.  

Happy Hour at Borough Bar

Good news for North Loopers…Borough is starting their happy hour Monday, November 13. Happy hour will be available at the Borough bar from 5-7pm Monday through Friday. Special happy hour offerings will include half-off select beer taps, $1/ounce pours of select wines, $6 craft cocktails on tap, and a special happy hour food menu.  

Happy Hour at Borough Bar

Good news for North Loopers…Borough is starting their happy hour Monday, November 13. Happy hour will be available at the Borough bar from 5-7pm Monday through Friday. Special happy hour offerings will include half-off select beer taps, $1/ounce pours of select wines, $6 craft cocktails on tap, and a special happy hour food menu.  

Happy Hour at Borough Bar

Good news for North Loopers…Borough is starting their happy hour Monday, November 13. Happy hour will be available at the Borough bar from 5-7pm Monday through Friday. Special happy hour offerings will include half-off select beer taps, $1/ounce pours of select wines, $6 craft cocktails on tap, and a special happy hour food menu.  

Happy Hour at Borough Bar

Good news for North Loopers…Borough is starting their happy hour Monday, November 13. Happy hour will be available at the Borough bar from 5-7pm Monday through Friday. Special happy hour offerings will include half-off select beer taps, $1/ounce pours of select wines, $6 craft cocktails on tap, and a special happy hour food menu.  

Red Wine 101: The 9 grapes you need to know

In the late 1970s, a historic pinot noir winery in Oregon had to make cabernet sauvignon from purchased grapes just to pay the bills because, at the time, no one was buying Oregon pinot. They hated doing it because it felt like selling out. But having had the opportunity to taste one of those cabs … [ Read more]

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White Wine 101: It’s all in the grapes

“I don’t like Chardonnay. They’re too oaky.” “Cabs are too dry.” “Merlots are…eww, merlot.” Everyone has an opinion on the wine they like and usually an even stronger opinion of the wines they don’t. That’s good. That’s great, in fact. But bear something in mind next time you hate on a particular grape: [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”35969″ … [ Read more]

Cannon Falls Wine & Art Fest

The Cannon Falls Wine & Art Fest is in its eighth year and features over a dozen regional wineries and cideries, plus food vendors and a variety of art to peruse and purchase (over 80 vendors in all). The Wine Market: One aspect that makes this festival unique is that it is a combined wine … [ Read more]

How to explore the world of wine without going broke

For a long while, being educated about wine made you fancy or, so it seemed, automatically a snob. Knowing about liquor meant you were a drunk. Knowing about sake made you exotic but somehow not in a good way. Knowing about beer, though, went from being blue-collar to kinda cool to being practically mandatory depending … [ Read more]