Somm Kit: Old World vs. New World, Part One


THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE BETTER IT TASTES. That’s what the Somm Kits are all about.

Six FANTASTIC wines that represent three categories (Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and Pinot Noir … two bottles in each category), a 30+ minute video of us stepping through the selections, cellar tags, and more links for learning in this fun Somm Kit.

A $133 value for only $113.95 plus tax when you pick up the wines at North Loop Wine and Spirits (or have them delivered or shipped for a small charge). The $12 cost covers our work on the educational aspect, and is offset through the discount offered by North Loop Wine and Spirits. In the end, you learn AND you save!

Time for the OLD WORLD vs. NEW WORLD throw down!


The Somm Kit! Independent sommelier-picked gems of the wine world to keep you stocked up with exciting juice. 


The value of the Somm Kit: INSTANT access to tasting notes, cellar tags, food pairing ideas, articles, links, and a video of sommelier Jason Kallsen and Angela Kallsen tasting through these wines. Buying the wines through the Somm Kit is cheaper than going to the store and finding them yourself.

This particular pick:

  • Six wines that throw it down between Europe and the new world. Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and Pinot Noir (three categories, two different bottles of each).
  • A rocking New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, plus an amazing Sancerre. Who will win?
  • An unpretentious southern France Rosé, plus a phenomenal Santa Barbara Rosé. Which is the best?
  • A traditional and classic Burgundy Pinot Noir, and a Willamette Valley Pinot made with the exact same organic and biodynamic farming methods. Who gets the trophy?

Only $113.94 plus tax, through North Loop Wine and Spirits wine shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Regular price on the wines is $133. You always save money by buying a Somm Kit!

Easy delivery options in the metro area. If you live outside of Minnesota, shipping is often available.

Questions? Email Jason Kallsen at