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.

 

WINEGLAS WINES VS. A RESTAURANT

 

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

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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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