We admit it. Getting started with wine can be a bit intimidating for beginners. All those countries, all those varieties, and all those price points. So, how do you even start down the path of finding your favorite wines? Haskell's Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell has some easy tips for understanding wine for beginners in this edition of Quick Pours.
Halloween is a great excuse to bring out the kid in all of us. We dress up and indulge in some silly behavior, but we also have some ideas to help remind you that you don't have to be a kid to have fun. We've culled some very adult cocktail recipes for your upcoming Halloween party that will absolutely get you and your guests into the spirit. The names of these are so good, you may consider creating recipes cards at the party. A little mood lighting, dry ice, good music, good food, and these killer cocktails will be a hit. Here are three great Halloween drinks for your costume party that will have all of your guests coming back for more.
Wine and spirits are truly international. We love French wine, Scottish whiskey, Russian vodka, and German beer — but bourbon is truly American. If fact, there are laws to prove it. No wonder bourbon has become popular. In this edition of Quick Pours, Haskell's President Ted Farrell shares a few of the most interesting facts for the bourbon enthusiast.
It's time for our spectacular Fall Wine Sale and we are excited to bring you a plethora of fantastic offerings including plenty of 90+ point wine picks. Not sure where to begin? That's okay. We've put a quick list together for you right here. Of course, you can order these great 90+ point wines online, but it's also fun to shop the shelves, so feel free to bring your own list and lots of questions.
Do you know about the "Spirit of Spain?" If you haven’t yet discovered the glory that is Ponche Caballero Spanish liqueur, there is still time.
It's that time of year when the end of summer brings on a number of fall sales — and wine is no exception. But not all wine sales are created equally. So, how do you sort the great deals from the clunkers when you're buying wine on sale?
Are you looking for a high end wine option that you can really splurge on? Do you have a great celebration coming up? You could choose one of the great wines of Bordeaux, some California wines, or maybe Oregon, Italy, or Spain — they all make world-class wines that are worth splurging on. But Haskell's Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell shares his personal favorites — and the story behind its name — in this edition of Quick Pours.
It might not be an age-old problem, but we do get plenty of questions about storing wine. Why, when, and how should one age wine? There are plenty of thoughts on this topic, but let's start at the top. To age a wine simply means you intend to store the bottle in a cool, dark place (like a cellar - hence, the term cellaring) for a number of years, with the goal of improving the quality of wine as it matures. Sounds simple enough, but it's not. Let's separate fact from fiction.
Do you worry about letting cold beer get warm? Do you buy room temperature beer to avoid those up-and-downs? Don't fall prey to the most common beer storage myth. We'll set you straight on what will and won't hurt your beer in this edition of Quick Pours.
Five, count them, five great cocktails to head into autumn. As much as we love summer in Minnesota, there is something incredibly special about the change of seasons as the maple leaves begin to cross over to their autumnal colors, the air becomes crisp, apples beg to be picked, and the bourbons beckon you for a great pour. While vodka and gin remain perennial favorites, it's time to let some of those fine, brown liquors get into the limelight along with apples, cranberries, and cider. And football. Go Vikes, and enjoy these five fall cocktails to go with your favorite fall foods — including one with Viking in its name.