Twin Cities Wine Tasting with John Glas of Wineglas
Host your own wine tasting with John Glas

My Wine Guarantee


I am well aware what happens at 99% of wine tastings' in Minnesota and that is why I serve only the best wines for the money.  Many restaurant tastings are run by distributors who want to sell you wine not provide the best wine for the money.

Since I don't sell wine your next event can experience any wine producer in the world.


Wineglas Signature Event $80 vs. Corporate America's $85 event.

I am not sure who would attend the $85 event but if you would then check out my new wine and dine events at Muffuletta's in St. Paul.




If we need to ship wines in from another state (legal only) then that is what I will do to save you the consumer money and time.  Since I don't sell wine for a living, I don't have any pressure to serve wines I represent.

My research is the best in the business and my pricing can't be beat at any corporate function.  I challenge anyone to come up with a better line up of wines for the money.

It is actually cheaper to hire me to plan your corporate event then to attempt to do it on your own.  I am the best at negotiating wine pricing in the Twin Cities.


Wineglas World class Wines from Past Events


Under $25 Gems

Wines at some of the recent tastings:

2006 Dr. Loosen Wehlner Sonnenuhr Spatlese Riesling

Color:  Medium gold

Nose:  Mineral, honey, apple

Taste:  Slate, honey, nice acidity, crisp

Finish:  Medium with slate, honey, sour apples

Evaluation:  Slate as in Terroir here.  A great before dinner sipper or try with some fresh fish.  92 points


2004 Jeff Runquist “R” Petite Sirah
Color: Dark Purple
Nose: Plum, cherry, smoke, earth tones
Taste: Spice, violets, smoke, pepper
Finish: A lot going on in the finish with floral notes, pepper, cinnamon, and moving into a buttery finish. The finish is pushing two minutes and is multi layered.
Evaluation: This is one of the more interesting wines I have had this year with so much complexity going on it is incredible that I paid around $25 for this wine. One of the best values of the year! 94 points


2005 Conquista Mendoza Reserva Malbec

Color:  Medium purple

Nose:  Toasted oak, plum, cherry, vanilla, the fruit is intense

Taste:  Toasted oak, spice, floral, plum, and earth

Finish: Spice, floral, crushed rock, earth, vanilla, buttery finish.  This is a solid medium finish.

Evaluation:  The best Malbec I have had to date.  Extremely complex!  91 points


2006 Marquis Philips Shiraz

Color:  Dark purple

Nose:  Blackberry, plum, spice, black pepper, crushed rock

Taste:  Blackberry, plum, spice, black pepper, crushed rock, flavor, tannins smooth

Finish:  Long and impressive.  Totally balanced wine with all of the above.

Evaluation:  Number one wine under $15 of all time.  93 points


Over $25 Gems


2003 Leeuwin Artist Series Margaret River Chardonnay

Color:  Medium gold

Nose:  Big with apple, oak, vanilla, pear, and noticeable alcohol

Taste:  Wow with oak, vanilla, apple, pear, spice

Finish:  Long with a nice buttery finish.  Spice, oak, pear, vanilla on this multi layered effort.

Evaluation:  Third best Chardonnay I have ever had!  93 points


2002 Shafer Relentless Napa Valley Syrah

Color:  Dark purple

Nose:  Big with pepper, spice, plum, cherry, oak

Taste:  Wow.  Best US Syrah to date with pepper, spice, plum, cherry, oak, vanilla

Finish:  Long and satisfying. Complexity is amazing.

Evaluation:  This wine will improve with age and is a great value at $55.  95 points


2004 Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee Chateauneuf du Pape
Color: Dark purple (darkest wine)
Taste: Medium tannic structure with plum, mineral, cherry, crushed rock, violets, and raspberry. I had to analysis this one very carefully as there was a lot going on here.
Finish: LONG with raspberry, mineral, crushed rock, violets, and cherry. No funk on this wine.
Evaluation: Buy and cellar. Drinking great tonight after 4 hours decanting but ten plus years will do this justice. 94 points


2004 Joh. Jos Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese $$$$

Color:  Medium gold

Nose:  Honey, tropical fruit, mineral, Intense!

Taste:  Wow.  Honey, slate, peach, pear, and really balanced

Finish:  Long and intense.

Evaluation:  A treat to say the least.  94 points





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