Food & Wine show: A good pour

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These ladies came prepared
A bottleneck quickly formed at the first wine table.  "If you go up a little further, there are a lot more options," Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl tipped off those at the end of the long line.  Minnesota Monthly's annual Food & Wine show to benefit Minnesota Public Radio was clogged with revelers, some donning pun-adorned shirts with wine glasses at the ready, dangling from holders around their necks.

Held at the club level of the new Twins stadium, revelers basked in the bright sun streaming through the windows as they picked over the multitude of food and wine samples.

We'll walk you through some of our highlights.
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Carr Valley applewood smoked cheddar
  Food purveyors ran the gamut from six month old Gracie's Pantry to food distribution giant Sysco and wines were available from all over the world.  Here is a brief sample of what what we enjoyed.

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Wild mushroom panna cotta from Bistro 11


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Chef JP Samuelson of the soon to debut Sopranos

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Chili from Urban Eatery in Minneapolis

Growlers from Fitger's Brewhouse
Growlers from Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth

Is that Santa?
Is that Santa drinking Merlot?
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Kumquat palate cleansing shooter from 601 Graves Cosmos


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