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Haskell's to Judge Amateur Winemaking Contest at the MN State Fair

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 17, 2017 5:45:58 PM

If you’ve ever been to the Minnesota State Fair, you know you’re bound to find just about any food on a stick, and a lot of competition. From arts and crafts, to livestock and garden fresh foods – every year, hundreds of Minnesotans enter their talented work for a chance at the blue ribbon. That’s also true for the amateur winemaking competition, which has been a part of the Minnesota State Fair for decades.

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What's the Best Rose Wine for Summer? Here are Our 7 Top Favorites.

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 10, 2017 5:22:44 PM

A rosé by another name would still be delicious, and still be the perfect summer sipping wine. Americans are drinking more rosé wines than ever, but the French continue to eclipse us, as they should. Rosé wine has become so popular, Fortune magazine says the sales are up more than 57 percent in the last year. We can't tell you why but we can tell you about some great wines to buy and try for yourself.

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Ready To Drink: 3 Pre-Mixed Cocktails That Aren't Half Bad

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 8, 2017 5:31:25 PM

Everyone loves a little convenience once and a while, and there are some terrific options on our shelves and in our coolers when it comes to "ready to drink" (RTD) cocktails or premixed drinks. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the diversity and the quality of offerings when it comes to premixed cocktails out there today. We're even talking Manhattan's, folks. It's a new world when it comes to cocktails, so why worry about bringing all the fixings when you can have great taste in one single bottle.

These aren't your premixed cans from your college days. Not even close. In fact, these are high-end cocktails worth sipping anytime, anywhere. 

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Forget the Orange Juice: Three Mixers for Your Next Round of Mimosas

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 1, 2017 5:22:40 PM

Weekends are made for mimosas — champagne and citrus served up on with a side of cheer. While good ole orange juice is always a great way to brighten your day with a dose of vitamin C, why not branch out for your next round of mimosas with these three extra-ordinary versions on the classic? Try these. They're perfect for summer brunch gatherings with friends, or just the two of you. Cheers!

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Mix Things Up With These 5 Fun Daiquiri Recipes

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 27, 2017 3:47:05 PM

Sitting on the deck, sipping a Daiquiri. It sounds so refreshing and little tropical, too. But you don't have to travel to the Carribean to enjoy the delicious citrus flavors of this rum creation.

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Hosting a Shower? Here are 3 Classy Drinks to Serve Your Guests.

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 25, 2017 4:26:25 PM

Are you hosting a bridal (or other) shower and need a few classy drinks to ensure guests are ready to toast the guest of honor? We have a few cocktails in mind that are sure to make your shower a hit with everyone from grandma to the bridesmaids.

One idea to keep it classy, and easy on yourself and your guests, is to have a few large format drinks ready when they arrive. Make them ahead of time so you can spend your time enjoying your company and celebrating the guest of honor.

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Wedding Drink Calculator: How Properly To Stock Your Open Bar

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 18, 2017 3:56:05 PM

Have you been to a backyard or farm wedding in Minnesota? What a wonder! We love to be outdoors, so it's easy to understand why more Minnesotans are opting to hold receptions on their own. One question that can be confusing is what to do for cocktails. It comes down to math. We may not be wizards, but we do have some experience in this area, so we've put together a bit of a wedding drink calculator to help you figure out what you need, and how much.

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Minnesota Original: The Real Story Behind the Bootlegger Drink

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 13, 2017 4:59:25 PM

Minnesota is a golfer's state. In fact, we consistently rank at or near the top in golfer participation in the U.S. What does this have to do with cocktails? Plenty — maybe. Minnesota's unofficial official cocktail, The Bootleg, or Bootlegger Drink, has been a favorite of the state's country club set for decades.

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Booze Cruise: Enjoy the View, Sip a Few on Haskell's Summer Boat Cruise

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 11, 2017 5:38:52 PM

All aboard! Imagine a leisurely cruise along the stunning St. Croix River on a beautiful charter boat while sipping from an array of specially curated wines and beers. You can do this, by attending one of Haskell's Summer Boat Cruises!

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Vineyard Spotlight: Santa Margherita

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 6, 2017 2:38:57 PM

Santa Margherita represents the best of tradition, innovation, a passion for authentic and enjoyable wines, and respect for the people and the lands that produce them. 

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