Somm Kit: Chianti Kaleidoscope


AVAILABLE October 1 – November 30, 2020

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

This kit: six incredible Chianti wines, from basic but awesome regular old Chianti to dynamic and special Classicos, Senesi, Rufina, Superiore, and more.

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 $133 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 $110.64 plus tax when you pick up the wines at North Loop Wine and Spirits (or have them delivered or shipped for a small charge). Ordering through other local shops is available, just ask.


The Sommelier Survival Kit! Independent sommelier-picked gems of the wine world to keep you stocked up with exciting juice, plus an educational video on theses specific wines, links for learning more, and cellar tags for all the bottles.

This particular pick:

  • Six wines from Chianti, showcasing the range of styles and terroir that Chianti can bring to your glass.
  • INSTANT access to detailed tasting notes, cellar tags, links, and our 30+ minute video of Jason and Angela tasting through and explaining all the wines.
  • Features six selections including:
    • Our favorite straightforward pop-with-a-frozen-pizza Chianti
    • An amazing gem from the Chianti Rufina district
    • Two great and very different Chianti Classicos
    • A wine made in the Chianti Colli Sensei district from the same producer as one of the Classico wines … a perfect way to learn the differences
    • A modernist Chianti Superiore

The Chianti Kaleidoscope: six wines representing six very distinct styles of wine.

Chianti is one of the top wine regions on the planet, but is misunderstood by many. This Somm Kit along with the accompanying information and video will help demystify the category for you. We’ll deep dive into Sangiovese as a grape, the laws of Chianti production, and the variations in style that you’ll find across your wines. This is the best way to learn a ton about Chianti!

$133 worth of wine for only $110.64¬†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