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Wine bar opens in Afton

Dave Jarvis, of the Afton House Inn, said he hopes the new wine bar, Swirl, will become a great gathering space for friends to enjoy "serious wines, but very non pretentious."

The Afton House Inn has embarked on a new endeavor with the opening of the new combination wine shop and wine bar Swirl. The store will be located in the area across from the Afton Bean coffee shop.

The concept of Swirl is that it will house around 70 or so wines for sale by the bottle, and it will sell six different wines by the glass which will change every week. Every Friday there will be a wine tasting of the "wines of the week."

In addition to the wines, Swirl will also sell tapas, small plates and homemade desserts. The menu will change every month.

Swirl will have its grand opening May 1. There will be a free wine tasting, of 30 wines, from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., a food sampling and live music from 1-5 p.m and giveaways all day. For more information on Swirl and its hours, visit

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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