The Somm Survival Kit: Grilling in the Springtime


With full notes on all the wines, plus bonus video from Jason on a new way of cooking a thick steak

Available May 11th – May 15th, 2020

This particular pick:

  • Six wines, a $130 value, for only $107.94 plus tax.
  • Features a bottle each ideal for springtime grilling season
    • A South African white blend great with grilled fish
    • A 2019 Spanish Rosé that is serious and savory
    • A 1L bottle of Zweigelt, one of our favorite hamburger wines
    • A great high-elevation Malbec from Argentina
    • One of the biggest bang for the buck old vine Zinfandels made in California
    • A higher-end Grenache from Santa Ynez Valley

Only $12 to buy in (this pays for Jason’s work on the project, and is made up through discounts on the wines selected), then $107.94 plus tax when you pick up the wines at North Loop Wine and Spirits (or have them delivered for a small charge).

See the info below for more details.


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During these days of stay-at-home orders, 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. 

Burgers. Brats. Chicken legs. Skewers of veggies. Steaks. The smell of the charcoal. It’s grilling time!

Certain styles of wine go particularly well with grilled foods, and this Somm Kit will keep you stocked up for the rest of the month on a range of wines ideal with a little char on your steak. One white, one rosé, and four reds, all of which play a different role in pairing with grilled foods. Six wines total in this kit.

You’ll get comprehensive descriptions of all the wines plus access to a special video showing you a new and awesome way to cook a thick steak.

$130 worth of wine for only $107.94 plus tax, exclusively through North Loop Wine and Spirits 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.

Questions? Email Jason Kallsen at