Red Wine

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    How to Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau in the Twin Cities

    Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! Today, fans around the world will be celebrating the arrival of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 -- a young and playful wine fresh off the vines from the southernmost tip of Burgundy. See also: Twin Cities Wine Guru, Bill Summerville, on His Collection for Sp ... More >>

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    November 11, 2014

    Dessert Wines to Try and Where to Buy in the Twin Cities

    People love wine. People love dessert. It seems fairly logical that dessert wine would be an incredibly popular thing to put in a glass after dinner. While not exactly under-appreciated, the world of dessert wine could be described as at least a bit under-explored. Fortified wines such as Vermouth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Cheap Wine, Great Dessert, and an Offhand Comment: Date Night at the Red Stag

    Week 4 of our official Date Night Research brings us to Facebook, loading and refreshing the Red Stag Supperclub's page throughout the day to see if Date Night details (and pictures) have been posted. Like Bryant Lake Bowl, options are limited, so we cross our fingers and hold our breath for a delig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    6 Wisconsin Cheeses to Try and Where You Can Find Them in the Twin Cities

    Cheese makers from America's Dairyland brought back a haul of awards from the recent American Cheese Society awards, held in Sacramento, California earlier this summer. In dozens of categories -- such as "Rindless blue-veined, made from goat's milk" and "aged cheddar, aged over 48 months, all milks" ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    The best wines for your Memorial Day weekend

    It's finally balmy here in the Twin Cities, so this Memorial Day will mean picnics, grills, and all manner of outdoor eats. Of course, someone will show up with the obvious beverage choice -- beer -- but what about wine? What quaffs will go well with your holiday grub?  To find the answer, we w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Homemade "poptails" aplenty: A frozen, Fourth-ready drink of the week on a stick

    By now you've got the brats, you've got the best cheap beer in America, and back up propane on deck for today's patriotic festivities; if not, get a move on. While you're breaking a sweat prepping for the party, let's talk boozy popsicles, or "poptails": the best way to imbibe on a hot day such as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Beaujolais Nouveau Day: Celebrate at Barbette

    In America, there's a certain Thursday in November that wine drinkers look forward to. This is also true in France, but the holiday is a week earlier and it doesn't involve as much food, but it does involve a lot more wine. The point is, this Thursday is Beaujolais Nouveau Day! When the clocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Top 10 wine bars in the Twin Cities

    Spending an evening at a great wine bar is one of life's most elegant, refined, and enjoyable dining experiences. Whether you're rediscovering a favorite wine; exploring little traveled regions, wineries, or varietals; seeking a perfect match of food and beverage; or just relaxing in good company, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Biella hosts Lake Minnetonka dinner cruises

    Even though it's been a beastly hot summer, Minnesotans would be wise to take advantage of outdoor dining opportunities when they present themselves, before autumn takes hold.  Still, sitting on a stifling hot patio is a bit of a hard sell this month. However, Biella Italian restaurant in Excel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    White Castle to sell beer?

    Soon, that cup could be filled with merlot!​Times are tough for America's restaurant owners.  McDonald's is planning a large-scale makeover for many of its restaurants, hoping to make them more 'chic.'  Wendy's has reworked its menu, changing to natural-cut fries and new burgers. Even Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Top 5 Thanksgiving wines

    Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. Food and football. The meal is built around turkey, but it's the side dishes, traditional to your family and friends and as varied or exotic as your friends and family, that make the meal. Thanksgiving Day dinner offers wine lovers a unique challenge as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    W.A. Frost will host Anti-Nouveau Beaujolais tasting this Thursday

    There's more to Beaujolais wines than Nouveau​On Thursday, November 17, while celebrations of the release of Beaujolais Nouveau take place across town (most prominently at the Jeune Lune Event Center), W. A. Frost and Company will be inviting wine lovers to explore the lesser-known wines of Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Beaujolais Nouveau is coming: Here's where to celebrate like the French

    All Beaujolais is not nouveau, bit it's a reason to have a good timeNovember 17! Mark your calendar. The third Thursday of November is the traditional debut of the world's freshest, least pretentious wine: Beaujolais Nouveau. One of the best places to celebrate this year may be at the Jeune Lune Ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Do wine and chocolate mix? A few tips on pairing

    The combination of chocolate and red wine often sets similar qualities against one-another​Pairing wine and food is often a puzzle, and the question of what wine goes best with chocolate seems to come up fairly often. For some, chocolate and red wine are both so delightful that any combination ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    5 weird web food stories: August 15-19

    Yum, DSL- Digital Sushi LunchFights in the kitchen! Rockers pushing wine!  And a contract that must be signed before getting a reservation? We take a look at five of the weirdest food stories kicking around the web this week.  

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    CRAVE Wine Academy offers delicious instruction

    Debbie TallenBacalao with charmoula and spring greens, paired with Evodia Garnacha ​Every month, CRAVE hosts a Wine Academy--a mini class on the basics of appreciating wine, conducted over a 4-6 course pairing dinner. CRAVE Executive Chef Mike Agan creates the menu, and Sommelier Tim Edmunds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Cèdre Héritage 2008 Cahors: a deep, dark, mid-winter red

    A little Cahors to warm the night​Cèdre Héritage 2008 $9/$5Kings Wine Bar4555 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis612.354.7928The end-of-January blues have set in, and we're tired of sampling brown liquors (for the moment). So we went looking for a sturdy, deep glass that could stand up to the cold temps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Sommelier Leslee Miller picks great holiday wines

    Courtesy of AmuséeLeslee Miller gives us her picks.​It's holiday time, and we're sure you've bought all your gifts and are getting ready for an onslaught of family and friends. You've got the turkey ordered, your sides planned, and even that amazing dessert is partially completed and tucked in yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Psycho Suzi's liquidation sale--all liquids must go--this Week in Food.

    Kathy EasthagenDo your part: drink up. ​ Monday 11/5 Gather at Brit's with members of the Guthrie to honor the theater's smash-hit production of The 39 Steps, based off of Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film. Trivia host John Cosgrove will kick off the evening at 7:15 p.m. with a Movies and Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    It's Beaujolais nouveau season! Here are 2 ways to celebrate

    The first wine of 2010​We don't have a lot of wine vineyards in Minnesota, but there's still plenty of reason to celebrate another grape harvest by opening a bottle of French Beaujolais nouveau. The first bottles of this year's vintage--meant to be drunk when it's barely off the vine--are offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Haskell's wine sale: 10 recommendations

    Haskell'sHaskell's Wine Sale on Now​Wine shop sale week continues with the annual Haskell's Fall Sale. I hope you were able to attend the free tasting last Saturday. A lot is going on at Haskell's over the next month. Here are some of the events, plus recommendations on great wines to look fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Pot brownie sparks interest

    Bin Wine BarGet high legally--on chocolate, anyway​That got your attention, didn't it? While you won't get anything except a sugar high from Bin Wine Bar's terra cotta-wrapped dessert, its novelty doesn't show signs of fading anytime soon. "In the last two weeks, I've probably sold a couple hundre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Wine Sale Week: Surdyk's fall blowout includes free tastings

    Surdyk's big fall sale: Here are in-store tastings and 10 recommendations on what to buy​When you pull into the Surdyk's lot on a Saturday afternoon during it's big sale, you'd think you were trying to find a parking spot in downtown New York. There's a reason for that: Surdyk's offers not onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Wine Shop Sale Week (Today: great deals at South Lyndale Liquors)

    Time to load up the cart​Each day this week we are featuring an ongoing wine shop sale and 10 recommendations from each. Today's feature is South Lyndale Liquors, a solid wine shop specializing in wines under $25. Its sale ends Saturday.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    The best free wine tasting of the year

    Haskell's DowntownHaskell's Downtown Minneapolis: Try before you buy​Everyone who drinks wine has been to, or at least noticed, an in-store wine tasting, whether it's a winemaker in town or a distributor pouring six of their value wines. Well, a big in-store tasting tomorrow (Saturday, October ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Alexis Bailly Vineyard harvest wine available this weekend only

    Wanna feel exclusive? Then head out to Alexis Bailly Vineyard this weekend for some of its very limited Nouveau 2009 wine.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Rosé a terrific, affordable spring choice

    It's not Boone's Farm, it's not white zinfandel, it's rosé! And you should drink some.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Wine shops dole out Oscar party advice

    Local wine shops suggest cava, Napa wines to liven up your Academy Awards party.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    5 Great Bottles: Minnesota wines

    Land of 10,000 wines? Not quite. But Surdyk's rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Wine industry toasts the Obamas

    Winemakers are happy to have a drinker in the White House.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    5 Great Bottles: Wines under $15, plus a Zipp's coupon

    Looking for more bang for your buck in a bottle? Zipp's L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    5 Great Bottles: Eco-friendly drinking with organic wines

    Raise a glass, reduce your impact. France 44 recommends five gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    5 Great Bottles: Think outside the bottle, best boxed wine

    These wines stack up, literally. Lowry Hill recommends five great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Bears and otters would like you to drink

    When shopping for classy wine, you might be tempted to shy away from bottles festooned with pi ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    August 22, 2007

    Safe and Sound

    Summer Road Work? Rotting Bridges? Maybe It's Time to Eat Closer to Home. Maybe a Place Like Café Levain.

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    May 31, 2006


    Grocer-with-a-cult-following Trader Joe's will make half your dreams come true

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    June 15, 2005

    Noble Grapes

    Car-seat country scores a family-friendly wine bar with a serious education mission

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    July 14, 2004

    Vintage Bargains

    One more reason to toast: Half-price wine nights have caught on all over the Twin Cities

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    February 18, 2004

    Levain Unleavened

    To redefine success, a south Minneapolis hot spot needs some polishing

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    January 28, 2004

    Pop Sensation

    Local boy comes home from the Culinary Institute of America to make good in Nordeast

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    July 10, 2002

    Days of Wine and Chocolate

    Pairings perhaps too explosive for the general public

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    November 14, 2001
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    October 31, 2001

    Cooking by Numbers

    New American Grill Food: A Lowbrow Concept Sparks Predictable Results

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