Somm Kit: Euro Pass, Fall 2020 Edition


AVAILABLE October 1st – November 15th

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

This kit: six incredible European wines spanning the continent. Two whites, a rosé, and three reds. Variety is the goal, and this is a great way to reload your wine rack.

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 $108 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 $88.15 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 fantastic wines from six different countries. The goal is variety!
  • 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:
    • A dynamic white from Portugal from one of our favorite grapes.
    • A banging rosé of Garnacha from Spain, ideal for autumn drinking.
    • One of our favorite Côtes du Rhones from a top producer.
    • A gem from the heel of Italy.
    • An outstanding Austrian red in a one liter bottle.
    • A pitch-perfect Riesling from the Mosel Valley of Germany.

The Euro Pass! A great variety pack of wines for fall drinking!

This kit has it all. Big reds. Delicate whites. Rosé. Dry. Off-dry. Light bodied. Full bodied. You name it, it’s here! The fun part is the variety and the overview each wine gives you of particular sub-regions of Europe. This is an outstanding kit to re-load your wine rack to be ready to pair with any foods, anytime.

$108 worth of wine for only $88.15 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