Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Slumbering Spirit Awakes

It’s the final tasting of the year and the final tasting in our store for one of our favorite people: Jon Olson of Tradition Wine & Spirits. We worked with Jon to create some barrel aged cocktails in our used 11 Wells whiskey barrels, and one is finally ready to go!   Zipps purchased a…
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Holiday Spirits Guide Part Deux

Last week we gave you a few examples of great gifts for this holiday season, and this week we’d like to give you some more! We’ve done the dark, now let’s move on to the clear.   Loved one takes their martini extra dirty? Oh my! (Read that in George Takei’s voice please) Some might…
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Paetra: Minnesota to Germany, & home in Oregon

Tonight while you shop for last minute gifts, parties, and just stocking up for the holiday weekend we will have a few wines open for you to taste! Two of the wines from a winery called Paetra, Latin for “rock”, have Minnesota connection along with a Zipps connection.  Bill Hooper, the winemaker, had part of…
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Holiday Beer Favorites (part 2)

Holiday and Christmas-themed beers are in full swing, and there are plenty of delicious options to sift through. These beers cover a wide spectrum, with many involving a twist on a style such as spices or fruit infusions. The common thread is that they are brewed to be comforting, hearty, and strong enough to get…
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