Dining Duster

Drinking, Minnesota Drinking, MN

Discover Midwest Wine Country with the Winery Passport

Dining, drinking & discovering Minnesota and its neighbors is exactly what Dining Duster is about. Imagine our delight when we stumbled on the MGGA Winery Passport!  The Minnesota Grape Growers Association passport is $25 and includes 10 tastings from 48 participating wineries scattered around Minnesota as well as the Iowa and Wisconsin borders. This is pretty much right in our wheelhouse!  The passport also includes discounts such as BOGO’s and discounted bottles  ...

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Dining, Discovering, Drinking, Minnesota Discovering, MN

Traveling Deeper at the New Ulm Instameet

We attended the New Ulm Instameet in New Ulm, MN hosted by Pickles Travel and New Ulm, Minnesota.   This was our first Instameet. We love visiting New Ulm and do so often as it is a charming little community that is just 25 miles west of where we live in Mankato. Our check-in point was the Convention Visitors Bureau in New Ulm. Upon arrival , Sarah Warmka with the New Ulm Chamber and Greta from Pickles Travel greeted us with goody bags for attending,  name badges and a little information  ...

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Drinking, Wisconsin Drinking

A tour of Leinenkugel’s Brewery in Chippewa Falls, WI

The next stop for Kelly’s birthday celebration was…Leinenkugel’s Brewery. We highly recommend this tour if you are within driving distance. It’s not called the Leine’s Lodge for nothing- when you pull up, it really is a lodge! The Leinengugel’s Brewery Tour is well-run tour lasting about 45 minutes. For $5 you get to taste 5 samples of beer that are in season. You get to take home a little Leinenkugel’s glass, perfect size for bloody mary chasers.  ...

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Drinking, Wisconsin Drinking

Autumn Harvest Winery in Chippewa Falls, WI

We took a trip this past week to Chippewa Falls, WI.  It was Kelly’s birthday so we combined work with some fun. Our first stop was Autumn Harvest Winery in Chippewa Falls. The long and winding road on the drive to the winery was beautiful and the only thing that could have made the drive better would have been the beautiful fall colors. We visited on a Tuesday so we had the place to ourselves. We did a tasting and really enjoyed the fruity wines made with apples from their own  ...

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