These last few temperate weeks feature no shortage of weekend events around the Twin Cities, but if you're feeling, say, more Enlightenment than Renaissance, consider instead a visit to the Carlos Creek Winery this weekend for a Grape Stomp and Fall Festival. Live music, chainsaw carving, come ... More >>
Haskell's DowntownHaskell's Downtown Minneapolis: Try before you buyEveryone 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 >>
Mark VlossakMark Vlossak of St. Innocent WineryOf the five most important facets of wine--terroir, vintage, appellation, wine producer, and winemaker--the last is arguably both the most and least important. The winemaker is the most critical factor in what comes out of the bottle, yet all win ... More >>
Ernst LoosenMosel region in GermanyIn this third part of a series about important wine terms and concepts, we'll talk about appellation, which tells you what region of the world your wine comes from. (You can read here about the first two terms, terroir and vintage.) Appellations are geograph ... More >>
Vina SiegelChile is home to amazing value wines and is creating a reputation for producing wines to rival Napa Valley and Bordeaux. Vitis vinifera grapes were planted by the Conquistadors back in the 16th century, but it has only been recently that their wine has been exported in volume.