The Vintage: Wine, Beer and Spirits in Chanhassen

The Vintage in Chanhassen marks the beginning of a good era for wine shopping.
Michael and Lisa Clausen, owners of The Vintage in Chanhassen.

Stocking the wine cellar, beer fridge or liquor cabinet doesn’t have to be yet another annoying errand to run—not if you swing by The Vintage in Chanhassen. The shop, which opened October 31, is owned and operated by husband and wife team Michael and Lisa Clausen.
 
After working for 30 years in the wholesale beverage supply industry and living in Chanhassen for 15 years, Michael says he was inspired to open The Vintage after finding the perfect location. The shop is stocked with a wide selection of wines, craft beers and spirits, and since Michael is working most days, shoppers have access to his extensive knowledge.
 
But it’s the little touches, like the wooden floors and distressed stainless steel tasting counter, that make liquor shopping at The Vintage more entertaining than your typical errand. The Clausens put that tasting counter to good use, highlighting wines from local wineries and inviting local industry experts, like Kieran Folliard of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, into the shop for tastings.

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The Vintage
8971 Crossroads Blvd., Suite. 160, Chanhassen
952.975.9175; facebook.com/VintageWineBeerSpirits