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Grand Red Tasting

6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

NEW Location: Muse Event Center

This intimate high-end tasting kicks-off the 23rd Annual Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience, pairing fine wine with gourmet bites. All wines featured at the event retail at $20 or higher and showcase the best from vineyards across the globe.

$90 – Purchased online, in advance.
$95 – At the door, subject to availability.

Eventbrite - 2017 Minnesota Monthly Grand Red Tasting - March 3
All attendees receive a complimentary Riedel wine glass!

*Complimentary Valet available.


2017 Grand Red Sponsors

2016 Grand Red Tasting Menu


Artesian Meats and KerryGold Cheese

Chef Composed Salads

Duck Prosciutto and Beet Salad

Crispy Duck Prosciutto, Dried Smoked Beets, Julienne Red Onions, Crumbled Humboldt Fog Chevre, Toasted Pine Nuts, Arugula

Bacon and Baby Frisee

Oven Dried Tomato, Caramelized Cippolini Onions, Sous vide Egg Yolks, Parmesan-Bacon Vinaigrette

Station One

Sous Vide Lamb Loin

Rutabaga and Potato Mash, Peppercorn and Pomegranate Red Wine Reduction,

Station Two

Sous Vide Pheasant Breast Roulade

Vanilla Cream Reduction, Caramelized USA Pears, Cranberry, and Fig Compote, Walnuts, Red Quinoa

Station Three

Koji Marinated Beef Short Rib

Roasted Root Vegetables, Bourbon Pan Jus, Crispy Taro Root

Station Four

Seared Sea Scallops

Rissoto, Blood Orange Buerre Blanc, Micro Parsley

Dessert Station

Pear and Brown Butter Tart

*Menu subject to change.

2016 Grand Red Wines

  Williamette Valley Vineyards Elton Vineyards $45.00
  Williamette Valley Vineyards Tualatin Vineyard $49.00
  Canoe Ridge Reserve Cherry Street Red Blend $25.00
  Canoe Ridge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $25.00
  Canoe Ridge Reserve Merlot $25.00
Bronco Wines
  Niner Cabernet Sauvignon $35.00
  Big Guy Red Blend  
  Balletoo Russian River Syrah $27.99
  Brady Petite Sirah $22.99
  Robert Hall Meritage $33.99
  Clos De L’Oratoire-Chateauneuf Du Pape $44.99
Columbia Crest
2014 Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $20.00
2012 Columbia Crest Reserve Walter Clore Red Wine, Columbia Valley $35.00
2011 Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $45.00
Forgeron Cellars
2013 Forgeron Cellars Zinfandel $35.00
Northstar Winery
2012 Northstar Merlot, Columbia Valley $40.00
2011 Northstar Red Blend, Walla Walla $45.00
2012 Northstar Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $48.00
  Opolo Mountan Zinfandel  
  Opolo Grand Rouge  
  Opolo Sangiovese  
  Opolo Petite Syrah  
  Opolo Cabernet Sauvignon  
Rodney Strong
2012 Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $24.99
2012 Rodney Strong Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $34.99
2012 Rodney Strong Symmetry – Meritage $49.99
2013 Davis Bynum Jane’s Vineyard Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $29.99
Treasury Chateau & Estates
2011 Beringer Quantum Red Blend $65.00
2013 Etude Pinot Noir $47.00
2012 Stags’ Leap Winery Merlot $35.00
2012 Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $67.00
2011 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet – Shiraz $70.00
2012 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon $40.00
2012 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages $75.00
2014 Run Riot Pinot Noir $25.00
Troubadour Wine Bar
2014 The Fableist Wine Company  
2014 The Fableist Fable 053: The Famer Sun Sauvignon Blanc  
2014 The Fableist Fable 395: The Snake, The Eagle and the Farmer Merlot  
2014 The Fableist Fable 373: The Ant or the Grasshopper Cabernet Sauvignon  
2011 Raptor Ridge Estate Pinot Noir $47.00
2011 Piattelli Grand Reserve $27.00
2012 Raymond Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $44.00
2010 Bon Pas Chateauneuf-du-Pape $41.00
2010 Cesari “Jema” Corvina Veronese $45.00
The Wine Company
  Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon $75.00
  Duckhorn Merlot $95.00
  Goldeneye Pinot Noir $55.00
  Paraduxx Red $48.00
  Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel $40.00