Friday, August 22, 2008

Wine at the State Fair

It's that time again, time for the Great Minnesota Get Together, the State Fair. But did you know that wine is available to purchase at the State Fair? What better to wash down those tasty cheese curds than a glass of Minnesota wine??!! Actually it's a wonderful thing, and if you haven't tried any of the wines lately I would urge you to so. There are some terrific things to taste.

And did you know that there is also an amateur wine-making contest? Every year literally hundreds of amateur wine-makers from around the state vie to see who among them is the best.

Watch this short video to find out more.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sangiovese, The Perfect Summer Red

Greetings everybody,
It looks like we are shaping up to have another great weekend here in the greater Twin Towns. No matter what you are doing this weekend, off to the lake, entertaining with friends... this little video will have a great wine idea for you! Watch and enjoy.
In Vino Veritas, --Sam

Friday, August 8, 2008

What to Drink This weekend

Wondering what to drink this weekend? Well wonder no more. Drink Pink! Just watch this short video to get the lowdown.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Talk Back

Got an opinion? Let your voice be heard! Following is a list of the wines we poured at last nights tasting. Love something? Hate something? Want to rant on another topic, we would love to hear from you. Write you opinions below!

Sam’s Wine Shop
August Wine Tasting

Table 1 Whites

1. Domaine Labbe Savoie, France $14.99/$11.97
2. Boutari Moschofilero, Greece $14.99/$12.97
3. Cline Viognier, California $10.99
4. Crucero Sauvignon Blanc, Chile $9.99
5. Spanish Quarter Chard/Albarino, Spain $12.99/$9.97
6. Doniene Txakolina, Spain $22.99
7. L’Ermitage Costieres de Nimes Rosé, France $11.99
8. H. Lagarde Blanc de Noir Rosé, Argentina $12.99

Table 2

1. Due Mari Sangiovese, Italy $8.99
2. Leese -Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon, California $9.99
3. Diseno Malbec Argentina $9.99
4. Red Rock Merlot, California $11.99
5. Sierra Cantabria Rioja, $13.99
6. Melanto Terrace Zinfandel, Amador $10.99

Table 3

1. Robert Skalli Pinot Noir, France $19.99/$15.97
2. Montellori “Moro” Super Tuscan $14.99
3. Lavradores Tres Bagos, Portugal $18.99/$14.97
4. H. Lagarde “Guarda” Cabernet/Merlot, Arg. $18.99
5. Gran Crucero Limited Edition, Chile $22.99
(Syrah, Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon)
6. Michael David Petite-Petite, Lodi $19.99

August Sale Prices marked in red