Drinks

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.

A local summer beer sits on a patio table next to a grapefruit.

OMNI Brewing Company, Unmapped Brewing, Wayzata Brew Works and Back Channel Brewing offer up their best beers for summer nights.

A flight of craft beers sits on a bar. Behind, a row of craft beers on tap.

While Minneapolis may be Minnesota’s craft beer capital, the Lake Minnetonka area is a hub in its own right, with plenty of great local options.

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