THE POUR

Vacation at Home with These 7 Fun Tropical Drinks

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 22, 2017 6:17:35 PM

On a hot summer day, there's nothing quite like a cool beverage. For those of you with a sweet tooth, refreshing, tropical drinks are just the ticket!

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Sunday Liquor Sales at Haskell's: What You Need to Know

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 20, 2017 6:01:04 PM

There are many reasons to celebrate this Independence Day, including the lift of Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor sales. Starting July 2nd, 2017, Minnesota will allow off-sale liquor sales, which means ALL 13 Haskell's locations will be open on Sundays!

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Change-Up Your Routine with These Moscow Mule Variations

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 13, 2017 6:31:55 PM

If you haven't yet indulged, chances are pretty high that you've seen the vodka and ginger beer cocktail served in copper mugs that people are raving about.

Like most good things, what's new is old. The Moscow Mule gained popularity back 1940s, as legend goes, thanks to three guys with business woes and lots of inventory of vodka, ginger beer, copper mugs. To make it work, add a little bit of Hollywood.

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Minnesota Wineries: Local Wines With Worldly Taste

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 6, 2017 5:20:45 PM

Cold-hardy. That describes so much of Minnesota, and the types of grapes that grow well here. What kind of grapes? Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Concord, Delaware, Edelweiss, Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, Geisenheim, Gewürztraminer, La Crescent, La Crosse, Leon Millot, Malbec, Marechal Foch, Marquette, Riesling, Sabrevois, Seyval Blanc, St. Croix, St. Pepin, Syrah, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, and Zinfandel. It's safe to say that Frontenac is a frontrunner. So, what to drink and where to find it?

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Mint Condition: 4 Ways to Perfect Your Mojito Making Skills

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 1, 2017 5:09:30 PM

mojitoAre you looking to up your mojito-making skills? The classic Cuban highball is a summer favorite for a reason. It's refreshing. And, it's pretty simple to make. You don't need to tell your guests that part, but there are a few tips we'd like to share to help you impress your friends and let you kick back with mojito in hand. You may want to reach for a cigar as well.

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Made In MN: Local Breweries to Visit This Summer

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 30, 2017 6:16:14 PM

Minnesota summers mean festivals, road trips and enjoying great food and drinks with friends and family. And, for those who love craft beer, there is no lack of adventure to be had.

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Bartender for Hire: How a Pro Sets Up a Party

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 25, 2017 7:24:07 PM

It's the time of year when weekends are booking up for parties: graduations, showers, weddings, block parties, backyard bashes, or just because it's summer in Minnesota. Make your get-together the one your guests will rave about and one you can actually enjoy. Whether it's casual, formal, or business, having a professional bartender taking care of bar services will keep the party flowing. How do the pros plan a party? A little planning and knowing who to contact. You know the saying, "I know a guy, or gal." Keep your party hassle-free by letting a bartender for hire handle the work.

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Spanish Wine: Experience Spain Without a Passport

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 23, 2017 5:18:46 PM

You don't need to be fluent in Spanish, or have a passport to Spain to enjoy all the wonderful wines available from this magnificent country. Spain has been producing wine for thousands of years. In fact, it's only behind Italy and France in production of wine. You won't need your passport to enjoy the best of Spain's vast amount of wine offerings. Before we offer some great recommendations, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Best Champagne Brands to Have at Your Upcoming Party

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 16, 2017 4:35:02 PM

"In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening" – Willie Gluckstern

Spring is here and so are many upcoming parties — graduations, showers, weddings, deck parties, cabin toasting, marshmallow roasting — and there is one drink that fits all: Champagne.

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Vineyard Spotlight: Louis M. Martini Winery

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 11, 2017 5:39:51 PM

Louis M. Martini emigrated to the United States in 1899 at the age of 13 from Genoa, Italy. Louis made his first wine at home in 1906 alongside his father, who wisely sent him back to Italy to hone his craft and study winemaking at the University in Alba, Piedmont. He moved back to California and in 1922, started the Louis M. Martini Grape Products Company. The company offered medicinal and sacramental wines as well as wine bricks. Wine bricks were batches of concentrated grape juice which could legally be used in home winemaking during prohibition. Did you know that each household could legally produce and consume up to 200 gallons per year?

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