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Winner: Best Wine Selection 2017

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The newest and largest Happy Harry's Bottle Shops store located at 4001 53rd Avenue South in Fargo features 11.5 miles of fir and cedar wood lining the inside of the building. Dave Wallis / The Forum2 / 2

Winner: Happy Harry's Bottle Shops

Location: 1125 19th Ave. N., Fargo; 1621 45th St. S.W., Fargo and 4001 53rd Ave. S., Fargo

How would you describe your wine selection?

"Our wine selection is constantly evolving," said Happy Harry's CEO Dustin Mitzel. "We try to ensure we have something of everything. Our team travels to wine conferences and regions all over the world to experience the world of wine and bring that back to Fargo and Grand Forks. We also listen to customer feedback on wines they would like us to try and get in our stores."

What's a favorite wine you recommend?

"One of my favorites is the Katherine Goldschmidt Crazy Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015," Mitzel said. "The winery owner, Nick Goldschmidt, is kind of a rock star in the winemaking world and has been here a couple of times in the last few years. Of his many awesome wines, the last 3 vintages of the Katherine have been outstanding and priced under $20 it is an absolute steal!"

What is it that makes your business so successful?

"Service, selection and price are what we focus on. Everything from our carry out service, to party planning, food pairing and gift giving ideas are things that we constantly provide to our customers. We instill with our staff that every customer is our best customer," Mitzel said.

Second Place: Bottle Barn Wine & Liquors

Third Place: Porter Creek Hardwood Grill

Tracy Briggs

Tracy Briggs is a former TV anchor/radio host currently working as a features writer and video host for Forum Communications.

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