The Wine Company

Three great wines for grilled fare

We love our grilled food at The Wine Company, especially during a nice summer evening on our company patio playing a little bocce ball and listening to great music. What to drink with grilled food is a topic that comes up every summer, and this year we have three great

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2014

Today is the day when we celebrate the end of a harvest and raise a glass to the 2014 vintage! But here is something you might not know: Nouveau Day, or at least a form of it, has been enjoyed in almost every major wine region of the world for hundreds

Understanding Cru Beaujolais (and why it’s perfect for Thanksgiving)

Thanksgiving can be such a difficult holiday, and we're not talking just about family members with opposing political and religious views being forced around a table together. We're talking about a bigger conflict: food and wine. We're talking about having a huge variety of deliciousness on the table, including the obscure

Tasting the 2012 Nouveau right off the truck

We've been writing quite a bit about Beaujolais, especially our new Cru Beaujolais that have recently arrived in Minnesota, but we can't ignore what's happening tomorrow. Thursday November 15th is the official release day for the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau. Nouveau gets panned and criticized in parts of the wine world, and

Beaujolais: the top 5 things you need to know

November is upon us, and soon the tsunami of wine known as Beaujolais Nouveau will hit the American shores (we represent the fine selection from Joseph Drouhin -- please seek it out!). As many of you know (or maybe you don't?), there is far more to Beaujolais than just the November
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