Each month Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl will hand select unique yet affordable wines and spirits from Liquor Boy.
Try her picks individually or select two of each for a 'Dara Mixed Case' (call ahead and we'll even have it ready for you!).
The heat is on! Nothing says summer like drinking a great glass of wine outdoors. This month, Dara recommends wines to cool you down and help you celebrate the Fourth of July. Pick up any of these great wines at Liquor Boy.
PAST DARA SELECTIONS:
JUNE (PATIO TIME)
Casa Santos Red Blend Portugal ($7.99), Alexander Valley Vineyards Dry Rosé ($12.99), Piatelli Torrontes ($10.99), Three Rooms Sauvignon Blanc ($14.99), Dreolino Chianti ($5.99), Amalaya Malbec ($10.99)
MAY (FRESH AS SPRING)
Chateau Face Graves de Vayres 2016 ($11.99), Francois Montand Rosé Brut ($13.99), Malene Rosé ($8.99), Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc ($10.99), Broadside 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles ($14.99), Domaine du Pere Caboche 2018 ($11.99)
APRIL (CHEERS TO SPRING)
Pluma Vinho Verde ($6.99), Oak Ridge Zinfandel ($8.99), Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé ($12.99), Ch. Baruaud, Maison Bouey, Bordeaux 2016 ($9.99), Vietti Cascinetta Moscato D’Asti 2017 ($12.99), Cimmaron Tequila ($24.99)
MARCH (SPRING HAS SPRUNG!)
Bonny Soon Proper Claret ($9.99), L’Agnostique Rose’ ($9.99), Viettii Moscato d’Asti ($14.99), Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon ($7.99), Murphy Goode Sauvignon Blanc ($9.99), Evodia Calatayud Garnacha ($8.99)
FEBRUARY (Spirits tO help KEEP YOU WARM)
Pluma Vinho Verde ($6.99), Cline Old Vine Zinfandel ($8.99), Segura Vivdas Brut ($8.99), Chateau L’Ermitage ($10.99), Alamos Malbec ($7.99), Dubliner Irish Whiskey ($19.99)
JANUARY (budget healERS)
Il Follo Prosecco ($12.99), 2015 Faustino VII Rioja ($6.99), Row 503 Pinot Noir ($19.99), D’Autrefois Pinot Noir ($6.99), Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc ($7.99), Finca Flichman Malbec ($5.99)
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is one of the most awarded food writers in the country. She was born in New York City little aware of her destiny—to eat out a lot in Minnesota. She started her career as a 13-year-old restaurant dishwasher, and, after coming to Minnesota for college, became a local restaurant, wine, and drink critic in 1997. In addition to her dining and beverage reviews for the magazine, Dara writes monthly on people, travel, health, and the environment. Her food writing has appeared in Delta Sky, Gourmet, Saveur, Food & Wine, USA Today, and Bon Appetit, to name a few; she has been selected for quite a few editions of the anthology the Best Food Writing in America. Dara has been nominated for her food and wine writing 12 times for James Beard Awards, the Oscars of the food world, and has won five times. Follow her on Twitter @DearDara, on Facebook @Dara.Grumdahl, and at Mpls.St.Paul for all the local food and drink expert info.