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Co-production of the Beanery Cafe and Northern Lights Wine Club




Beanery Cafe - Aitkin, MN
In the Historic Butler Building - Downtown Aitkin
301 Minnesota Avenue North
Aitkin, MN 56431

An informal and educational food and wine event for everyone interested in
expanding their knowledge and love of fine wines

Angeline Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Angeline Chardonnay Reserve 2012
Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2012
Martin Ray Rosé of Pinot Noir 2012
Angeline Pinot Noir Reserve 2012
Martin Ray Pinot Noir Russian River 2012
Angeline Merlot Reserve 2010
Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Santa Cruz Mountains 2008
Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Diamond Mountain District 2007

In 1990, Courtney Benham was walking through an old warehouse in San Jose when he chanced upon a forgotten treasure -- some 1,500 cases of library wines, dating back more than forty years, made by California wine pioneer Martin Ray. Courtney explored further and found several old wooden crates filled with letters, press clippings, winery brochures and price lists from Ray's four decades as a winemaker. It was clear that Martin Ray had quite a history, so Courtney contacted the Ray family and acquired the wine library and rights to the Martin Ray label. He decided to take up the Martin Ray brand with the goal of creating wines whose quality would make Martin Ray himself proud. This was no small task, for Ray was an iconoclast who rejected mediocrity and an innovator who was one of the first to use grapes from the Santa Cruz Mountains to create premium wines.

Martin Ray Winery & Angeline located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma Valley.
Martin Ray Winery's Founder Courtney Benham acquired the historic Martini & Prati winery in July, 2003. The tasting room structure, which dates back to the 1900's, used to serve as a stable and bunkhouse where Italian immigrants stayed during harvest. Beginning a new era for Martin Ray Winery at this historic site in the Russian River Valley has given the opportunity to create a home for the Martin Ray and Angeline wines in a very unique and inviting setting.

An informal and educational food and wine event for everyone interested in expanding their knowledge and love of fine wines. We will cover some basic topics relating to wine appreciation. Taste and compare wines from around the world. This is the perfect place for wine beginners to learn about wine and why it can be a life long, enjoyable experience. Experienced wine lovers can also benefit by using this evening to brush up on their wine knowledge and tasting skills. There is always something to learn about wine.

The Beanery Cafe will serve an assortment of appetizers with the wines. All wines are served in Riedel stemware. No product purchase is required. You do not have to be a member of the Northern Lights Wine Club to attend any wine event at the Beanery Cafe.

Space is Limited


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