Somm Survival Kit: Dog Days of Summer, August 2020



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

This kit: six awesome wines for hot and humid weather (4 white, 1 rosé, 1 red), perfect for enjoying on the deck while absorbing every last bit of summer enjoyment. 

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 $124 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 $103.45 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 wines, four white, one rosé, and one red, picked specifically for the season.
  • 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:
    • A single vineyard, organically farmed, small-production Vinho Verde
    • A super-rare white wine from Bolgheri (the land of the Super Tuscans)
    • One of our favorite bone-dry Rieslings from the Clare Valley in Australia
    • A beautiful Petite Chablis that way over-delivers for the price
    • The most pitch-perfect southern France rosé bargain we’ve found this year
    • A small production Cru Beaujolais from the Regnie area, ideal for serving with a slight chill during summer evenings.

The end of Summer! Time to pop some character-filled whites and enjoy them to the fullest on the deck. Or, honestly, save a few of them for the fall … we provide suggestions in the video. The main thing here is these are wines you may have walked right by at the store, simply not knowing what they are. That’s why we are here to help!

$124 worth of Day Days of Summer picks for only $103.45 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 with your request, we can usually make it happen.

Questions? Email Jason Kallsen at