Somm Kit: Spain, West to East


AVAILABLE September 8 – November 7

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

This kit: six incredible Spanish wines spanning the country from the Atlantic in the west to the Mediterranean in the east.

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 $131 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 $107.05 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 super cool Spanish wines with a huge variety of styles represented.
  • 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 pitch-perfect Albariño from Rias Baixas
    • A rare Mencia, done in a different style than most
    • One of our favorite Ruedas
    • An old-school Rioja that is a spectacular value
    • A hopped up ultra modern Grenache that will blow you away
    • A perfect Priorat at a bargain price

Spain, from west to east! A great way to get an overview of Spanish wines!

Ah, Spain! So many great wines, so much value, and quality that seems to go up every year. This particular Somm Kit will give you a great tour of northern Spain, from the wet northwests to the dry northeast, through whites and reds, from sea level to the mountains, and everywhere in-between. Our 40+ minute video will step you through all the wines and give you a ton of food and wine pairing suggestions.

$131 worth of wine for only $107.05 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