The Somm Survival Kit: Loire Valley Variety Pack


Six favorite gems from the storied region
With tasting notes and food pairing ideas

Available May 11th – May 15th, 2020

This kit coordinates with Wine Date Night: Loire on Friday night May 15th. The wines are not required for the webinar, and the webinar is not required for the wines. Some people do just the wines, some just the webinar. The ones we feel sorry for are the ones that do neither!

Wine details below.

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 $98.05 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 $117.

These picks will be discussed and will be coordinated with our Wine Date Night workshop on Friday 5/15, should you wish to attend.

Wines not required for the workshop, and vice-versa.

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. 

This particular pick:

  • Six wines, a $117 value, for only $98.05 plus tax.
  • Features a bottle each of a great range of wine
    • An incredible Crémant de Loire (sparkling)
    • A Muscadet, ideal with shellfish
    • A great Saumur Blanc (Chenin Blanc)
    • A wonderful Bourgueil (Cabernet Franc)
    • Our favorite Chinon (Cabernet Franc)
    • The best Pouilly-Fume in the market today (Sauvignon Blanc)

The Loire Valley of France brings to the wine lover one of the greatest ranges of wine of any one region in the world. Sparkling wines, crisp whites, sweeter whites, dynamic reds, dessert wines, rosé, and more. It’s the ideal region to enjoy during the springtime when you don’t know what mother nature is going to throw at you.

$117 worth of wine for only $98.05 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