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Fine SOB Cabernet

If you want to drink the best wines, look for the SOB.

Huh? You know, wine made from Sustainable, Organic, or Biodynamic… 1,480 more words

Bear Dalton

Testing our Symmetry Chops: The Rodney Strong Meritage Blending Workshop

I think it’s fair to say if I could hit the replay button on life, I’d come back as a winemaker (….working at a winery with gently rolling hills, south and southwestern exposures, limestone soil, a long growing season, warm climate – where you don’t have to bury the vines, 36 inches of annual rainfall, AND no tarantulas, snakes or Huntsman spiders in the vineyard or winery – since this is make-believe). 996 more words

Wine Talk


Dark nutty nose, chirping of alcohol and dense fruit, funk burns off with decanting and gobs of heavily-manipulated dessert-spice overtones remain. Bitter and dark, a stew of banana peel tannins obfuscate everything but the burn of overt wet leather, pond-water and sultry cinnamon concentrated into a flabby muss so saline it leaves you frantically searching for fruit. 142 more words


Oakville Splendor

Dark dried garnet, staining orange. Honey-baked ham and wildflower tincture run thick with dank mint driven deep into worn out work boots. The concentrated oak directs sauced onion and jelly-donut frosting into a savory stillness dripping with luxury. 234 more words


2014 Sterling Vintner’s Collection Meritage

From the winemaker – “A ‘whole greater than the sum of its parts,’ the Meritage is the result of the special synergy that is formed when everything comes together perfectly – in this case: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. 73 more words


Bite Of Minnesota: TC Tastes In July

By Crystal Grobe

Another food-filled month has passed by in the fast lane and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. Between music festivals like Rock the Garden, birthday parties, and beautiful patio weather, there’s always something to fill up the long days of summer. 556 more words


Three outdoor events in the Twin Cities July 8 and 9 (and they're family-friendly)

I joined Lindsey Brown on KSTP-TV to highlight three outdoor events happening this weekend, July 8 and 9, 2017. Watch the video here and get more information by clicking the links below. 31 more words