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March 14, 2017, Tuesday - Dusty Bottles Charity Wine Tastings at North Loop Wine & Spirits

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: North Loop Wine & Spirits, 218 North Washington Avenue

Presented by Twin Cities Wine Education

In the summer of 2016 Twin Cities Wine Education received a donation of a significant amount of wine from one of the premier collections in the city, owned by a well known family going through the settlement of an estate. Much of the best of the best was consumed years ago, but a good pile of wines that should be incredible were left.

This collection will form the basis of a series of wine tastings and mini-classes throughout 2017 and into 2018. The Dusty Bottles Charity Wine Tastings will bring a selection of these wines out from the cellar to be opened, decanted, and enjoyed while learning a bit about all of them.

Will the wines be drinkable? Sampling a few of the wines in the collection I have to be honest that some are over the hill. But as they say in the wine business, at a certain point of aging wine there is no such thing a great vintage, only great bottles. A few of the wines I've had from the collection have been head-spinningly good, and rank as some of the best I've ever had. Yes, it will be a roll of the wine dice, but with the proceeds going to charity we can rest well in the fact that we're popping the corks for the right reasons!

For part one of the Dusty Bottles Charity Tasting we'll be donating 100% of the proceeds to DARTS, a community-based nonprofit that connects people to services and partnerships that improve their quality of life, help them age well, and enables them to engage in their community. Click here to learn more about DARTS.