Top 10 Places for the Wine Connoisseur

I have to say I love wine. A decade ago I started out with the whites and then jumped into reds. Now it is almost impossible for me to drink a Chardonnay. My favorites are Red Zinfandel and Pinot Noir. Living in San Diego for a couple years afforded me the pleasure of traveling to different California wine districts. While Temecula is good for the quick getaway, traveing north to Napa Valley is really a must if you want to experience some great vintages. My husband and I (he’s a Merlot guy) also visit the San Louis Obispo area every couple of years. They have some fabulous small wineries with big taste. Stay in Cambria along the coast and then drive inland for a day trip. Check out Peachy Canyon if you get a chance.

So if you like to savor a fine glass of wine with friends or have a romantic evening with a loved one then look no further…here are the top 5 Wine Bars in the Minneapolis / St Paul area and the Top 5 Spots with the Best Wine List for the Twin Cities connoisseur.

Top 5 Wine Bars

  • Lucia’s – located at 1432 W. 31st St, Minneapolis (612-825-1572) or visit
  • Willie’s Wine Bar & Cuisine – located at 1100 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis (612-332-8811) or visit
  • Bev’s Wine Bar – 250 3rd Avenue N, Minneapolis (612-337-0102)
  • Marx Wine Bar & Grill – located at 241 S. Main St, Stillwater (651-439-8333)
  • Cesare’s Bistro and Wine Shop – 102 S. 2nd St, Stillwater (651-439-1352) or visit

Top 5 Wine Lists

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