Somm Survival Kit: Great Values of Bordeaux



WINE TASTE BETTER WHEN YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT IT. That’s what the Somm Survival Kits are all about.

This kit: Six Bordeaux wine (two white, four red) that because of a combination of great vintages, awesome producers, and phenomenal importers, is a Somm Kit of amazing VALUE!

Each wine is from family-owned wineries. Each wine is from sustainably and organically farmed vineyards. And each wine has its own thing going on, which we cover in detail in the video.

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 tasting through these six wines. Buying the wines through the Somm Kit is cheaper than going to the store and finding them yourself.

A $120 value. Only $12 to buy in (this pays for The Wine Workshop’s work on the project, and is made up through discounts on the wines selected — see here for more explanation), then $95.35 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 Sommelier Survival Kit! Independent sommelier-picked gems of the wine world to keep you stocked up with exciting juice. 

This particular pick:

  • Six wines, four red, two white, picked for one simple reason: awesomeness!
  • INSTANT access to detailed tasting notes, maps, cellar tags, and a video of Jason and Angela tasting through and explaining all the wines.
  • Features six selections including:
    • Two amazing and totally different white Bordeaux wines, including a rare 100% Semillion.
    • A high-toned gem from the region best known for detailed and refreshing Bordeaux reds.
    • Two awesome wines from the most over-performing but little known regions of Bordeaux.
    • A big, brawny, full-bodied, and perfectly aged wine from St. Emilion.

Bordeaux! The land of … values?? What??

Yep, it’s true. A string of great recent vintages combined with careful picking of the best of the best results in this Somm Survival Kit. Bordeaux is a vast sea of wine, and there is a ton to choose from, but when great vintages, fine producers, and amazing importers collide you end up with a WAY above average batch of wines.

$120 worth of Bordeaux picks for only $95.35 plus tax, through North Loop Wine and Spirits¬†wine shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you live outside of Minnesota, shipping is often available. If you live in Minnesota and wish to pick up at a different shop, options are often available. Email us with your request, we can usually make it happen. We are “retailer agnostic” as long as they are good people and a locally-owned shop.

Questions? Email Jason Kallsen at