There are many new wine bars in the Twin Cities these days and I recommend visiting them all, including a classic, Swirl Wine Bar in Afton. They boast the largest wine club in Minnesota with over 700 members! Swirl wine bar is a part of the historic 150 year old Afton House Inn, family owned and located on the St. Croix Train in Afton MN, 20 minutes south of Stillwater.
Dave Jarvis (owner), certified Sommelier and all around wine geek, runs Swirl with a passion! He puts on monthly wine club events, including an annual Boat cruise! Check out all they have to offer, it seems endless! If you want to find some new wine friends, swirl makes it easy. If you want to travel to different wine countries, Swirl wine club travels, they just got back from Croatia. They have Friday night tastings and monthly flash internet sales.
I am so impressed by all of the benefits of membership this club has to offer.
So get out of the city and check it out, they are not open every day so consult the website before you go. http://www.swirlmywine.com/