Bottle Barn offers one of the largest selections of wine in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Our wine department specializes in providing you with the best selection of wine at the lowest prices possible. Bottle Barn offers an impressive collection of US and imported wines — from Sparkling to Still, Full-bodied to Light, Bottle Barn does it all. Bottle Barn’s wine selection is sure to satisfy every level of wine enthusiast.
Our knowledgeable staff and longevity in the business enables us to source out the best deals on hard to find wines, some of which may be unavailable anywhere else. Bottle Barn is committed to delivering the very best quality and selection at the absolute best value.
Remember, you can always place a special order at Bottle Barn Liquors. We can special order your favorite wine to help you plan that perfect party or special occasion. If you have any questions or are interested in a quote on a particular type of wine, please visit our special orders section. You can also give us a call at (701) 237-6340 or send us an email.
Food and Wine Pairings
Cabernet-like Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignon pair well with similar foods, like grilled and charred meats, whereas softer, fruitier Cabernet share many of the same food-pairing affinities with Pinot noir. Those go well with dishes like salmon, mushroom-based dishes and greens like chard and radicchio. Light-bodied Merlots go well with shellfish, especially if wrapped in a protein-rich food such as bacon or prosciutto. Merlot doesn’t usually go very well with strong and blue-veined cheeses, as they can overwhelm the fruit flavors of the wine. Balance is imperative. If you’re eating mild foods, pair it with a mild wine. Match more flavorful foods with big, flavorful wines. For example, pair a flavorful Pepper Steak with a spicy, bold red Zinfandel. Match the richness of the food, as well. Foods with rich, cream sauces go well with a rich Chardonnay.
Types of Wines
Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced. The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral. It can take on various styles, from crisp mineral wines to wines with oak and tropical fruit flavors. Chardonnay can taste semi-sweet or sour, heady or light. Typical flavors are apple, tangerine, lemon, lime, melon and oak.
Pinot noir is a black wine grape variety. Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world and are considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, though they are a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. Its flavor will be influenced by various factors. It is a light to medium-bodied dry, red wine with black cherry and raspberry tones. It is often used in sparkling wines, like champagne.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. They range from medium to full-bodied and are characterized by their high tannin content. This provides structure while supporting the rich, fruity characteristics. Flavors include plum, cherry, blackberry, blueberry, warm spice, vanilla, tobacco and sometimes leather aromas and or flavors.
Merlot is a darkly blue-colored wine grape that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. Merlot-based wines are usually medium-bodied with hints of berry, plum and currant. Its softness and fleshiness makes Merlot a popular grape for blending with the later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, without the bite of tannins.
Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape variety which originates from the Bordeaux region of France. Sauvignon Blanc produces a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. The grape is also a component of the famous dessert wines from Sauternes and Barsac. It is typically a light to medium-bodied, crisp, dry and refreshing white wine with noticeable acidity. Its wide range of flavors vary from herbal to veggie, grass, hay and mineral tones, to citrus and tropical. It is a very unique and diverse tasting wine.
Whether you’re just discovering spirits or want to expand your horizons, our experts offer insight and reviews of almost 1,000 distilled spirits, along with classic cocktail recipes. Let Bottle Barn help you in understanding all the styles and tastes, and to guide you in stocking your bar.
Spirits distillation is the process of heating a fermented liquid, evaporating off the alcohol as vapor, and then condensing it back into liquid form.
Spirits can be made from any organic substance that can be fermented to create alcohol. Most alcoholic beverages are made by fermenting fruit or grain-based solutions. A still extracts alcohol from a fermented liquid by boiling it and then condensing the alcohol vapors, which evaporate from the boiling liquid at a lower temperature than water.
Spirits are measured by alcohol content. Different scales are used in different countries. Most countries use alcohol by volume (ABV), also known as the Gay-Lussac system, which expresses alcohol content as a percentage of the total liquid volume of the beverage. A 40% ABV spirit contains 40% alcohol. In the United States, the proof scale of measurement is used, with the proof of a spirit being double the ABV. Thus a 40% ABV spirit is 80 proof.
Generally speaking, spirits are classified by the fermented material they are distilled from. Whiskies, Vodka, Gin and most types of Schnapps are made by distilling a kind of beer made from grain. Brandy is made from fermented grape juice, and Fruit Brandy is made from other fruits. Rum and Cane Spirits derive from fermented sugar cane juice or molasses. Tequila and Mezcal come from the fermented pulp of the agave plant. Fortified wines are hybrid beverages in that they are a blend of fermented wine and distilled spirits (usually Brandy).
Whether you’re looking for domestic, import, or micro-brews Bottle Barn Liquors has some of the lowest prices in town, not to mention the extra savings you will see if you make a 3 or 10 case purchase.
Whether you’re looking for ales, lagers or IPAs, Bottle Barn has you covered. The vast variety available at Bottle Barn Liquors will get your party started!
Types of Beer
Dating back to ancient times, ales have been brewed all over the world. Their production is especially famous in England. Ales are typically full-bodied, sweet beers and can range from a pale gold to a dark, rich brown. The coloring is dependent on the types of grains used in the brewing process.
Lagers are loved for their clean, crisp taste, which is largely due to the fermentation process involving yeasts that usually settle on the bottom of the fermenter. Lagers are fermented at lower temperatures than other types of beer, which causes the process to take longer. This creates a smooth, mellow taste.
IPA (India Pale Ale) has a rich history, which makes it even more enjoyable to drink. It was first made in England in the late 18th century. A high-strength recipe was needed for traveling, thus IPA was born. IPAs have big, hoppy, full-flavored distinction, and its popularity has been revived, especially in recent years. With the many variations, you’re sure to find one you love.
If you love Craft Beer you know it’s best when you drink it from a glass, not a bottle or a can. Growlers to-go enables you to enjoy fresh craft beer, straight from the tap, at home with friends and family. Read the History of the Growler and see how The Growler Station is revolutionizing the Growler World.
Anybody can deliver Craft Beer straight from the tap, poured into a Growler. We do it differently. Whether you are a Craft Beer expert or a beginner, nobody should miss The Growler Station Experience.
See what we have on tap!
Bottle Barn Liquors welcomes you to stop in at our Fargo and West Fargo locations and sample some of the finest quality Craft Beers from around the region.
The Growler is what is used to carry fresh craft beer home from a brewery. For beer enthusiasts though, a growler is much more than just a simple container…it is a godsend! Growlers, you see are the best way to ensure the fresh from the brewery taste you are looking for, stays fresh–during the trip and right up until your very last sip.
The patented Pegas counter pressure filling technology used at The Growler Station Express is designed to keep Craft Beer fresh for 30-45 days once we put it in the bottle. This allows you to enjoy your growler at your leisure. You won’t be rushed to drink it within 1-2 days when compared to the traditional tap filling method.
What is a growler?
Buy a growler once, use it over and over again each time you visit The Growler Station. Just make sure it’s washed to make sure you enjoy each fill of beer to the fullest.
The growler’s darker glass protects the beer from excess light and UV, which breaks down the beer’s integrity.
Caps are what seal the growler, not only to make sure none of your precious beer is spilled, but also to make sure it stays fresh. The Growler Station uses special caps with inserts, meaning your beer stays fresher longer.
Almost a half a gallon of the freshest craft beer equals one good night. Oh yeah, if you’re making it an early night we also offer 32 oz. growlers.
At its core, this is what The Growler Station is all about, fresh craft beer served the way it should be.