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Summertime Life Hack

Vina 425 Rose watermelon cooler
Keeping boxed wine chilled under the sun With Viña 425 moving at a mighty clip, this boxed format has certainly caught on -not least because the red, white and rosé are every bit as delicious as they are irresistible. Add to that the stamina of the bag-in-the-box format and everyone's happy: it
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Congratulations Tres Picos!

Tres Picos Garnacha
Reigning from the Moncayo Massif on high El emperador de Garnacha En el Imperio de la Garnacha If Campo de Borja is el Imperio de la Garnacha, or the Empire of Garnacha, Tres Picos is no doubt reigning as its emperor. Case in point: the Borsao 2013 Tres Picos Garnacha from Campo de Borja
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Tempranillo Terroir

Rioja galets
We recently wrote a post about why Tempranillo is ideal with grilled foods, along with five facts that you probably didn't know about Tempranillo. Based on the number of views, MANY of you are interested in learning more about this wonderful grape. So without further ado, here is a breakdown of
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Tempranillo: an education

Sierra Cantabria Reserva Unica Rioja
As Spring starts a slow crawl towards reality here in Minnesota (the winter of 2013-2014 was the harshest of the last generation) our thoughts can't help but turn to the idea of grilled food, cooking away on our charcoal grill on the company patio. We do like popping corks around here
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Rioja: Five facts you might not know

Caceres Gran Reserva
1. It's not all about Tempranillo Say "Rioja" and people think about the Tempranillo grape, and for good reason: it comprises the majority of the blend for most Rioja wines (and quite often 100% of the wine). It also gives Rioja its distinctive aromas of dried red fruits and mellow spice
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New great Spanish values: Vina Eguia

Vina Eguia
We have recently brought aboard a handful of incredible new Spanish wines into our portfolio. As we explained in a previous post, Spain is a perfect storm of opportunity for wineries to produce amazing value wines perfectly fitted for today's consumer demands. One of these new labels is Vina Eguia, from
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How does Spain consistently make delicious and affordable wines?

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Spain has been on a roll for the last fifteen years, consistently churning out exciting and dynamic new wines that become the darling of the wine press. We've recently brought in a portfolio of new labels for the Minnesota market, and these represent some of the best buys we've tasted
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“Possibly the single greatest dry red wine value in the world” – Robert Parker on Borsao

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The wines of Bodegas Borsao are legendary values. Often made with a base of Grenache from old, dry farmed, head pruned vines they have consistently over-delivered for the price. Could they get any better? It looks like the 2011 vintage has. The new issue of The Wine Advocate arrived and we
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