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.