Surdyks has to be my favorite place in the Twin Cities, after a long day at work. Where else can you walk in and get gourmet cheese, fresh from the wheel, from just about anywhere in the world, wine from a truly knowledgeable & helpful staff, to fit EVERY budget, & cigars, from their wonderful walk in humidor?
Surdyks is primarily a wine & liquor store, but its the addition of their gourmet cheese & specialty food store and their cigar selection that truly make them standout above the other mediocre liquor shops around town
Their staff is willing to walk you through a wine selection you can be sure to love, and they are great about not pressuring you into a sale you can't afford, but take every budget into consideration. They are very knowledgeable about their products and the nuances of the varieties of wine & liquor they carry, and can always offer an appropriate selection based on your criteria.
Additionally Surdyks offers occasional wine tastings that are sure to enrich an xenophiles repertoire. And their frequent sales make trying new things fun.