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Cheers : One Night 100 Wines Event

Posted by Mike on 2010/5/11 9:20:00 (1132 reads)

Announcing the Second Annual,

One Night 100 Wines - Benefiting Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure.

Thursday Evening, May 20th 6:30 to 9:30 at the Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis

Hi everyone,
A friend of Cheers Wine & Spirits is holding a wine tasting event on  May 20th.  This cause is near to his heart and ours, so please support his work for the cure. 

Click on "Read more", go to or check out "One Night 100 Wines" on Face book for more information on how you can help.  Anything you can give would be appreciated and you can feel great that it is going to a good cause.


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Cheers : It's Meritage, not Meritage...

Posted by Phil on 2010/2/15 15:00:00 (1174 reads)

So I got to thinking how I can broach the subject of the pronunciation of a word in the wine lexicon without sounding like a snob. I certainly don’t want anyone to think I wear these half glasses because I am one of those wine snob guys; I wear them because I am old and can’t see, if I was one of those wine snob guys I’d have a little chain around the glasses. So here goes:


It’s Meritage pronounced MERIT- IDGE, sounds like heritage, not MER IT AHGE.

The word, like the wine is a blend. The wines are red or white wines, at this point Cheers mostly carries reds. Meritage wines are crafted solely from specific “noble” Bordeaux grape varieties and are considered to be the very best wines of the vintage.

Meritage first appeared in the late 1980s after a group of American vintners joined forces to create a name for New World wines blended in the tradition of Bordeaux. The word was selected from more than 6,000 entries in an international contest. Meritage combines “merit,” reflecting the quality of the grapes, with “heritage,” which recognizes the centuries-old tradition of blending, long considered to be the highest form of the winemaker’s art.

Meritage wines are growing in popularity and are currently the second fastest growing wine category in the industry. They are highly regarded for their aging potential, yet are completely approachable in their youth.

Many Meritage wines have proprietary names in addition to, or rather than, Meritage. In order to obtain a license and use the term Meritage on a label, a wine must meet certain criteria.


So there you have it, I hope I was able to clear that up while not sounding to snobby.





Cheers : Holiday wine tastings are coming up

Posted by Phil on 2009/10/29 14:10:00 (941 reads)

J ust a reminder, Cheers holiday wine tasting events and sale are Thursday November 5th in Bloomington, an d Thursday November 12th in Chanhassen!


Cheers : Wine Tasting Supporting a good cause!

Posted by Phil on 2009/6/3 15:25:47 (842 reads)

One of our friends and associates is hosting a benefit wine tasting on June 11th proceeds from this event will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the cure 3 day walk to cure breast cancer.

What - Wine tasting and charity event to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the cure 3 day walk

Where - The Millennium hotel Minneapolis

When - Thursday June 11th 6:30 - 9:30

Cost - $30.00 per ticket 100 wines to taste silent auction, music, hors d' oeuvers

Attire - semi formal

to purchase tickets or if you have any questions call Chris Brown at: 763-226-0725.


We hope to see you there!