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Praise for Paitin of Piemonte

We recently held a major trade tasting featuring all of our wineries from Piemonte, Italy. Popping the corks on table after table of Barbera, Dolcetto, Barolo, and Barbaresco is an easy way to bring the top wine experts of our retail and restaurant scene out of the woodwork. The room was

Barbera: A Tale of Two Cities

The chummiest friend-for-life out of the Piemontese family, Barbera is the first to explain what Piedmont is all about and it does this so effortlessly that you wonder at its breadth of expression and its humble talents. This red ripens late but for good reason; it is known for its

Arneis: Piemonte’s Best Kept Secret

Arneis is a white variety hailing from the Roero hills -a place more known for the solid stamina of deep and rich Nebbiolo reds. Walking the vineyards of Piedmont might be heaven on earth for its immediate access to all of the incomparable Barolo and Barbaresco the heart desires but

Nebbiolo Three Ways

Nebbiolo is one of the great red wine varieties. Of the highly regarded red wine grapes it is probably the least adopted by winemakers worldwide jealous of the complex, big wines it makes. The Piemontese guard against prolific export of cuttings but even more significantly many vintner and winemakers feel

Tempranillo Terroir

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

Tempranillo: an education

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

Notable Noses: Bill Hooper

We are proud to announce a new video series from The Wine Company entitled "Notable Noses" featuring some of our favorite wine personalities from around the Twin Cities, the state of Minnesota, and the world beyond. In Notable Noses we will cover lots of great information to help you gain insight
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