Somm Survival Kit: Rhôning Around the World



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

This kit: six wines all made from Rhône varieties, from around the world! Four whites and two reds including a rare Rousanne from Washington State.

All wines are from family-owned and sustainably/organically farmed estates.

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 $127 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 $107.94 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 incredible wines from around the world, all from Rhône varieties. Four whites and two reds, all great for summertime.
  • 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 value white blends from South Africa, one Rousanne based, the other Viognier based.
    • Our favorite white Côtes-du-Rhône, from a favorite producer, from a great vintage.
    • An incredible rarity: A 440 case total production single vineyard Rousanne from one of the top winemakers in Washington state.
    • Two great reds, one 100% Carignane from California, the other 100% Mourvedre from France.

I’m a Rhône nutcase. I love the stuff so much. What’s fun about this selection is that it focuses on Rhône grapes, but nothing Grenache-based, and includes four white wines. A perfect line up for summertime enjoyment!

$127 worth of wine for only $107.94 plus tax, exclusively 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 for details.

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, videos, maps, and more.

Questions? Email Jason Kallsen at