THE POUR

The Guide To Ultimate Christmas Cocktails

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 6, 2016 1:05:48 PM

For many of us, the holidays are all about tradition. The parties, the food, the drink. This year, we want to help you perfect your holiday party game with a quick guide to the ultimate Christmas cocktails. Where to begin? Stocking your bar. By ensuring you have the basic core ingredients of many holiday drinks, you can be a home mixologist, but by adding a few special spirits and touches, you can be a mixologist with flair.

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Mixology 101: The Perfect Dark and Stormy Recipe [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 1, 2016 12:58:12 PM

Are you looking for a new drink to spice up your repertoire? In this edition of Quick Pours, Haskell’s President Ted Farrell shares the perfect Dark and Stormy recipe. It’s a very fun, exotic drink with a hint of ginger, that's so simple to make.

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Wine Spotlight: The Best Amarone for Any Budget

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 29, 2016 1:40:00 PM

Italy is known for many things: fashion, food, and wine. Oh, the wine. So much passion goes into products that come from this boot-shaped country, and Amarone della Valpolicella, simply referred to as Amarone, is one of those complex, passionate contributions.

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What in the World is a Sommelier and Why Your Party Needs One

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 22, 2016 10:47:31 AM

As the holidays slowly approach, so do many decisions we'll have to make. Where to celebrate? Who is hosting? What can we do differently? Here's a thought. Consider bringing world class beverage knowledge to your event by hiring a sommelier. At a restaurant or hotel, a sommelier (French in origin for wine steward) is a highly trained wine professional knowledgeable in all aspects of wine including food pairing. And now you can get that restaurant quality at home. Make your next holiday affair one to remember. In fact, you'll have to work less so you can enjoy your guests more.

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The Best Moscow Mule Recipe to Make at Home [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 17, 2016 12:33:21 PM

In this edition of Quick Pours, we’re going to share with you how to make a very simple drink that’s making a huge comeback. In this video, Haskell’s President Ted Farrell shares his favorite Moscow Mule recipe to make - a simple, light, and refreshing drink to enjoy any time of year.

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Impress The Family Wine Snob With These Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 15, 2016 12:53:51 PM

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner – turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pies and whipped cream. Many families know exactly what will be on the dinner plate every holiday. So why not break from tradition and consider changing up what's in your glass? This year, consider some of these impressive Thanksgiving wine pairings for your holiday feast.

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Minnesota's Best Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 Celebration Spots

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 8, 2016 10:12:46 AM

Just one week before our very American tradition of Thanksgiving, wine lovers around the world will be going into a frenzy waiting on the French tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau Day. It's a different kind of holiday, celebrating the young wine made from Gamay grapes just weeks after harvest. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m. local time each year on the third Thursday in November. That makes November 17th the day for celebrations to begin, and all Haskell's locations will be celebrating as we unveil the release of the 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau. So, as we prepare to enjoy this annual event, here are some of Minnesota's best Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 celebration spots.

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Made in Minnesota: Loon Liquors

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 3, 2016 10:09:52 AM

“Cows, college, and contentment” is the slogan of the quaint town of Northfield, Minnesota. Though, it may soon need to add “cocktails” to that slogan, because a little distillery called Loon Liquors is making a name for itself (as well as some terrific Made in Minnesota vodka, gin, and whiskey).

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Wine Lovers: Pick the Best Chardonnay for Any Gathering

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 1, 2016 12:57:32 PM

Golden leaves and cooler temperatures may tempt us to forego the whites and concentrate on the heavier wines and beers. However, a good chardonnay never goes out of style. You have to put away your white shoes and belts for the fall, but your white wine is just fine. And with so many celebrations coming up, we've put together a list that will help wine lovers pick the best chardonnay for any gathering. Cheers!

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Five Grapefruit Vodkas You Should Try Right Now

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 25, 2016 10:38:50 AM

Grapefruit — the softball-sized cousin of an orange that doesn't get nearly as much attention — is loaded with juicy, tart, tangy citrus flavor that borders from sour to semi-sweet. And that, dear friends, is why grapefruit is such a good flavor for premium vodka. Flavored vodkas have become immensely popular, and it helps to know which ones to watch out for. We have a full line of flavored vodkas available at all our locations — plus available with ease online— but these are five grapefruit vodkas you should try right now.

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