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Backyard Beers

We talk a lot about the weather here in Minnesota, it’s a go-to icebreaker that frequently segues into another Midwestern topic like the goin’ up nort’, fishing on da boat, or those darn mosquitos. And I just have to say, “It sure is a hot one, eh?” The beer staff have been taking refuge in […]

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Wine Feature: Dopff & Irion ‘Crustaces’

We dare you to buy the ugliest label in the wine world. No, really. We dare you. This back-to-the-80s-looking white…

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A New & Improved France 44 Experience

We always say that the one constant at France 44 is change. After twelve years on the same platform, we’ve…

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Old-World Beer, New-School Cans

Thanks to a few dedicated importers, a recent surge of shiny, fresh cans of old world beer styles have been…

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We made a new liquor staff make peanut butter cocktails. Here’s what happened.

Fireball has dominated the raucous party scene and image for decades now. Well, a new contender has come on the…

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Lambrusco for Lovers

Ah, Lambrusco! No longer the sappy-sweet swill of college parties, this infinitely food- and wallet-friendly wine from Italy’s Emiliga-Romana region…

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Make it a double

…IPA, that is. The seemingly annual tradition lives on. February has low-key become the seasonal month of Double IPA releases.…

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When the wine bug bites…

Maybe you’ve been frequenting our weekend wine tasting bar. Perhaps you’ve taken a class or two from us. Hopefully you’ve…

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Gascony On My Mind (Normandy, Too)

Asking a staff member at France 44 what booze they are currently excited about is a very risky gamble. On…

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Slightly-Kind-Of-Dry (depending on the day) January

New year, new you! Hey, you really crushed it in 2019—you accomplished some goals, got a few projects done, hopefully…

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