The Somm Survival Kit: Hidden Gems for Hot Days


Six favorite wines for hot weather drinking, with nothing normal or predictable!

Now with INSTANT access to tasting notes, shelf tags, food pairing ideas, and a video of Jason tasting through the wines.

Only $12 to buy in (this pays for Jason’s work on the project, and is made up through discounts on the wines selected — see here for more explanation), then $94.45 plus tax when you pick up the wines at North Loop Wine and Spirits (or have them delivered for a small charge). The regular price of these wines totals $110.

Available June, 2020. Quantities are limited.
Final purchase coordinated through North Loop Wine and Spirits (delivery and shipping available).


During these strange days, we are working to find ways to bring inspiration and education to your life through wine.

The Sommelier Survival Kit! Hand-picked hidden gems of the wine world to keep you stocked up with exciting juice. 

This particular pick:

  • Six wines, a $110 value, for only $94.45 plus tax.
  • NEW! Instant access to detailed tasting notes, shelf tags, and a video of Jason tasting through and explaining all the wines.
  • Features a bottle each of a great range of white wines for drinking on hot days

    • A favorite Picpoul de Pinet
    • A rocking Fiano from Campania, Italy
    • An organically farmed budget Chenin Blanc
    • One of the best white blends of Collio, Italy (arguably the best white wine region of Italy)
    • A Furmint from Slovenia (!!!)
    • The greatests white to have with freshwater fish dishes

Hidden Gems of the wine world is a category that we love to promote. Nothing normal here! No New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. No California Chardonnay. No German Riesling. What’s left? Some of the best whites around!

$110 worth of wine for only $94.05 plus tax, exclusively through North Loop Wine and Spirits wine shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you live outside of Minnesota, shipping is often available.

For only $12, you buy into specific picks, which is offset (and then some) by the discounts you receive on the wines. Buying this collection through the somm survival kit is cheaper than going to the store and picking them out yourself, plus you get extensive tasting notes with food pairing ideas and more.

Questions? Email Jason Kallsen at