Discover New Zealand BEYOND Sauvignon Blanc



Tuesday, Jan 13th @ 7pm
at The Black Forest Inn
Tickets: $20


Join us as we visit with winegrower Dr. John Forrest live from New Zealand via Skype! Dr. Forrest will walk us through a snapshot of his wines [check out the winery link below, these guys are busy!] and discuss his brilliant and innovative vineyard work. We’ll examine Kiwi wine way beyond Sauvignon Blanc and dig right into the guts of viticulture and winemaking with one of New Zealand’s pioneers. This terrific event is limited to 25 people so register now!

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Summit Brewing Tap Takeover & Meet the Brewer




JULY 17TH @ 7:00 PM

How would you like to meet the founder of Summit Brewing Co. Mark Stutrud?

Next week is Summit’s Tap Takeover at the Black Forest Inn Beer Garden, and now is the time to reserve your spots for the VIP tasting and to meet the founder of Summit Brewing, Mark Stutrud!

As well as getting to sample a great lineup of beer, we will have some great sausages and starters courtesy of Black Forest. At the end there will be sine kick-ass giveaways and raffles. Be sure to reserve your spot now! We promise- it’s going to be a blast.

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3 Summer Cocktails Featuring Minnesota Made Spirits

Ålander Rum Punch – 12 servings

Put all ingredients except soda water and sparkling wine into a punch bowl; add ice mold. Then add soda water and sparkling wine.

Norseman Gin Rickey

Juice half a lime into a highball glass, and drop it in. Add gin, fill glass with ice and top with soda water. Add simple syrup for sweetness. Stir and enjoy!

Prairie Cucumber & Ginger Mojito

Muddle mint leaves in cocktail shaker. Add vodka,  Powell and Mahoney Ginger, lime juice (and the lime). Shake and pour into a highball glass over ice. Top off with soda water.

Meet the Brewer and Indeed Tap Takeover @ Black Forest June 19th 7pm

Here’s your chance to meet Nathan Berndt from Indeed Brewing Company!

He will be serving up a great line up of beers crafted in Northeast Minneapolis. If you pride yourself in supporting local brews and want a chance to meet the brewer be sure to get your tickets from the link below!

He will also be pouring the newest in the Derailed series! Derailed Pale Lager.

On Tap that night:

Shenanigans Infusion

Mexican Honey

Derailed Pale Lager

Midnight Ryder

There will also be bottles of L.S.D. and Hot Box.

Tickets for the tasting are only $25 and includes special limited Indeed brews, appetizers, giveaways and coupons for beer purchases at South Lyndale!

Eventbrite - Meet the Brewer & Tap Takeover Tour!

California Wine Tasting event with Greg Graziano April 23rd 7-9pm

Join us April 23rd as Greg Graziano presents a California take on classic Italian and unique old world wines. Greg is a 3rd generation winegrower and winemaker whose family has been growing wine grapes in Mendocino County since 1918.

Current labels for the Graziano Family of Wines are Saint Gregory, Monte Volpe, Enotria and Graziano. The four labels are crafted to preserve each variety’s integrity by employing time honored Old World cellar practices perfected by the gentle application of modern technology.Their wines are proudly distributed nationally and internationally.

A wide variety of award winning wines will pair beautifully with all of your favorite recipes, with versatility to go from your private dining table to an elegant affair.

We are also delighted to have Chef Colin Murray from The Wandering Kitchen who has over 20 years of catering experience around the country, preparing delicious finger foods to pair with our evening pours.

It’s free for Grapevine Buyers Wine Club members and $25 for non-members.

There will be limited seating this time around for an intimate experience, so hurry and RSVP now! >> Click here

Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting Event at Black Forest Inn Wednesday, March 26th 7-9pm Only $20

The winemakers keep on comin’! Assistant winemaker David Gates will be on hand to present wines from California’s historic Ridge Vineyards. Ridge continues to lead in old-California style field blends and absolutely excels with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their wines are appreciated [and obsessed over] worldwide. Register now for an evening of sharing top-notch wines in an intimate setting- it doesn’t get any better! To order tickets, click link >> Wine Tasting RSVP

Duxoup Wine Tasting at South Lyndale Liquors Thursday, March 13th 4:30-6:30pm [open house]

Andy Cutter, founder/proprietor/winemaker of Duxoup, will pour and sign bottles at the store. Duxoup wines are silky, fruity, and come from venerable vineyards. The wines express not only terrior, but the highly skilled work of the two owners, both experienced and respected for their independence and consistent quality. The wines are rare, but well worth the effort to find.