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Alexis Bailly Vineyards on a Sunday afternoon: does life get any better?

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We are in the middle of summer in Minnesota. The excitement of the first blossoms of Spring are long behind us, the anticipation of the State Fair is in the air. Some days are sticky to the point of New Orleans dreams at night (very fitting considering the focus of
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New arrival: Hindsight Wines of Napa Valley

Hindsight Chardonnay
Perhaps it's our love of European wines, with their acidity and food friendliness. Or perhaps it's because of Wil Bailey's extremely picky nature even with things as straightforward as rose'. Whatever it is, here is the truth: we don't represent very much Napa Valley wine at The Wine Company, mainly because
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Barbecue Wines: Finding the perfect pairing

Larry Colbeck tending the ribs at Saint Thibault 2011.
Summer season is in high gear, and this week we will be celebrating with the feast of Saint Thibault (barbecued meats and French wines). The question comes up often: what are the best wines for barbecued fare? It's a broad question, and has a multitude of answers. Let's start with some
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New arrival: Heartland wines of Australia

If you've been avoiding Australian wines lately, seeks out these gems.
There is a cosmic shift happening in Australian wines. While the ranks of the 'big guys' (Rosemount, Penfolds, Lindemann's, Yellow Tail, the list goes on and on...) continue to pump out forgettable juice while desperately creating new products to try to grab market share, there is a quiet minority actually
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