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Part of being a great restaurant in a growing town means that sitting on our laurels is out of the question. From bringing in fresh, local foods from area farms to donating to local charities, at Söntés, we’re always striving to fill a need in our community. This week we introduce our newest endeavor: Tessa’s Office, a wine boutique that also offers beer and spirits.photo-3

Tucked neatly to the right of the Söntés host station, the boutique offers specialty wines at great prices and hard-to-find items like Pimm’s, Aperol, Campari, Pisco, Luxardo, and Angel’s Envy. For the budget-conscious, one entire wall contains shelves of wines all priced under $30. Tessa’s Office also sells beer, vodka, gin, rum, scotch, sherry, and port, and is the first and only liquor store downtown.

The wines in stock at Tessa’s Office augment the selection at Söntés, each carefully chosen by proprietor Tessa Leung herself, with no repetition. Handwritten postcards placed on the shelves give quick and easy descriptions of the wines.

photo“Just like stories on postcards, wines are experiences from around the world,” Tessa says. “I’m so excited to unveil this new boutique and to invite shoppers to take their time finding their perfect wine.

Working together with Söntés neighbor Aynsley Jones, the owner of The Doggery, Tessa has amassed a liquor selection for the shop that will feature some of Aynsley’s own recipes for specialty cocktails. “Tessa’s Office has an awesome collection of liquors,” Aynsley says. “My recipes will give fun ideas for what to do with them.”

photo-2For the past seven years, Söntés has been here for you when you needed a great wine recommendation to pair with duck, scallops, cheeses, or just for sipping. You’ve trusted us to make your special occasions the events of your dreams, and your everyday lunches and dinners the kind of experiences to write home about. We thank you for your belief in us, and for inspiring us to always aim higher. Tessa’s Office was not only inspired by you, but for you.

Tessa’s Office is open during liquor store hours, opening Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m. (earlier by request by calling 507.226.7763), and closing Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.

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