Drinks

Les Bournes Menetou-Salon, our expert's pick for a Thanksgiving dinner wine.

It’s time to start planning Thanksgiving dinner, and sauvignon blanc is always a good pairing for turkey, ham and sweet potatoes.

GD Vajra wine from Piedmont, Italy

GD Vajra from Piedmont, Italy makes terrific wines, and while their single varietal ones are great, our columnist says the blend is a good way to get into them.

Montenidoli vernaccia di San Gimignano

Montenidoli makes a wonderful vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Qiuxia and Kevin Welch, co-owners of Boom Island Brewing Company, opening soon in Minnetonka

Boom Island Brewing Company moves from Minneapolis to Minnetonka with a larger taproom and a promise of more beer.

A bottle of La Crema 2015 chardonnay.

In recent years, Oregon has really been trying to prove that they can be known for things other than just world-class pinot noir. Their chardonnay is no exception.

A beer from Excelsior Brewing Co.

The Lake Minnetonka-inspired microbrewery is a social hub for Excelsior, where, yes, you can get a beer, but you can also meet new friends and attend unique events throughout the year.

A woman stands before a canvas, painting the grapevines at Parley Lake Winery.

Most wine lovers have heard of Napa Valley and Sonoma, but what about the Big Woods region of Minnesota?

Scandinavian Grandma, one of the signature shakes from new Minnetonka restaurant Copper Cow.

Build an at-home version of Copper Cow’s signature Scandinavian Grandma boozy shake.

The bar at Painter Creek Winery, where locally made wines and ciders are poured.

Newcomer Painter Creek Winery & Cidery offers drinks and on-site events.

A bottle of Juggernaut wine

For June, try one of our columnist's favorite wines to pair with any hearty meat on the barbecue—though cabernet lovers will enjoy this all on its own.

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