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Bloomington, MN




Are you intimidated by wine? Let us simplify your next glass and crush your WINEtimidation every Thursday. Tune in to our weekly radio show on Blogtalk Radio for wine education, specific brand recommendations and industry insider interviews.




9001 E. Bloomington Freeway Suite 143 Bloomington, MN 55420 +95 2 405 9595


Sweet Wines for your Valentine

Need last-minute Valentine wine recommendations? Listen in for Jennifer's "sweetie" wines, meaning some are sweet and all of them are favorite go-to wines for drinking and gifting.

Duration: 00:13:35

S.O.B. Wine Savvy Q & A

Are you confused about the difference between S.O.B. wines? Sustainable, Organic, and Biodynamic that is! Jennifer will answer your questions on this sometimes confusing subject. Post your wine etiquette, general wine questions and more on Facebook or Twitter and she'll answer them here!

Duration: 00:15:34

The Inside Sip: Eco-friendly Wine Recommendations

Earth Day is just around the corner. Making wines that are organic, sustainable and biodynamic is becoming more popular. We'll recommend wines that are boutique yet easy to find at your local store.

Duration: 00:13:16

Oregon Wine Country

Listen as Jennifer talks you through Oregon's wine country. Learn about their organic, sustainable and biodynamic wine efforts. Recognized for award-winning Pinot noirs, Oregon is an ideal place for this often times difficult to grow grape.

Duration: 00:15:41

Insider Interview with Winemaker Elias Fernandez

Jennifer interviews Elias Fernandez, award winning winemaker for Shafer Vineyards. He has been with the family-owned winery for 29 years.

Duration: 00:22:44

Wine Etiquette Q & A

Are you hosting Easter dinner and unsure of the wines you should serve? Or are you in charge of bringing the wine and intimidated by what wine to choose? Or wondering if the left over wine should stay with the hostess or is it appropriate to take home? We'll answer these tricky questions and many more! You can post your questions on Facebook, Twitter or call in Live.

Duration: 00:15:59

America's Famous Wine Region: Napa Valley

Have you visited the Napa Valley in California? Napa is known around the world for producing quality wines. Jennifer recently tasted barrel samples of 2011 and will teach you about the most well known sub-appeliations to look for. Listen in to learn more about the beloved Napa Valley, and for bonus travel tips for your next trip.

Duration: 00:16:20

Winter Warming Reds Recap

With the chill in the air it's the perfect time to recap our Winter Warming Reds suggestions!

Duration: 00:13:20

Minnesota Wines

Have you ever wondered about Minnesota's wine industry? Listen to Cassie McLemore, Minnesota wine industry veteran speak about how it has grown over the years and what grapes to look for.

Duration: 00:14:30

Savvy Dessert Wines - Dec 13,2012

Cold weather is upon us and what better way to warm up on a chilly night than with a nice port or dessert wine? In this segment you will learn about various dessert wines and Jennifer will give specific recommendations of her favorites.dessert | port | wine | ice wine | holiday wine

Duration: 00:14:57

Savvy Holiday Wines - Nov 29,2012

The holiday season is in full swing and so are the parties. Which wine is a good hostess gift? Does price really dictate quality? If you are hosting a party, how much wine will you need? Learn the answers to these questions and ask your own!holiday | wine | gift | hostess | party

Duration: 00:15:16

Italian Wine Savvy - Nov 15,2012

There are over 800 grape varieties in Italy and historically the US imports more wine from Italy than any other country. Learn about the popular grapes and wines from the best known regions of Tuscany and Piedmont. Jennifer will answer questions and share some of her favorite Italian food and wine pairings.Italy | wine | Tuscany | Piedmont | grapes

Duration: 00:14:38