THE POUR

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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Our Top 10 Favorite Wine and Cheese Pairings

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 9, 2017 7:23:13 PM

wine and cheeseWhy do wine and cheese make such a heavenly pair? Science. One study looked at "mouthfeel," and another recent scientific study examined how cheese influenced perception of wine. We also know that they just taste great, especially when you have the right pairing. So, what cheese goes with what wine, or perhaps what wine goes with the cheese? You need to start somewhere, so we'll start with OUR list.

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How to Make Ponche Navideño Hot Mexican Fruit Punch

Posted by Beau Farrell on May 2, 2017 5:36:09 PM

Ponche Navideño literally translates to Christmas Punch. But make no mistake, this classic Mexican hot tropical fruit punch will warm your soul on any cool Minnesota night — by the lake, on the deck or around the bonfire with friends (or in celebration of Cinco De Mayo!). This is a punch. It's meant for a social occasion.

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Kentucky Derby: 3 Derby Day Recipes for the Perfect Mint Julep

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 27, 2017 5:09:09 PM

The first Saturday in May is reserved for one of America's longest running and greatest sporting traditions, the Kentucky Derby, which dates back to 1875. Along with the race comes the rich traditions of sporting high hat fashion, the garland of roses, and of course, the much adored and beloved Mint Julep.

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Beergarita: The Best of Both Worlds

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 25, 2017 7:55:54 PM

Spring is in the air — a perfect time to enjoy a cold beer or sip on a margarita out on a patio with friends. But which will you choose in celebration of Cinco De Mayo coming up? Here's a twist. You don't have to choose one over the other thanks to the refreshing thrill of the new classic Beergarita. Say what? Don't worry. It's real, and we gathered some recipes to make it go down smooth.

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What Are the Best Gluten Free Liquor Options?

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 18, 2017 5:20:43 PM

Gluten sensitivity, or celiac's disease, can make everyday eating and drinking laborious. For many, that means many beers and whiskeys are off limits (whiskeys are made with gluten-containing cereal grains). So, what are the best gluten-free liquor options? Good news. There are plenty. Of course, you know yourself better than anyone, so if you aren't sure, stick to something you know works.

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Vineyard Spotlight: Moët Hennessy Champagnes and Sparkling Wines

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 13, 2017 1:57:40 PM

About Moët Hennessy

MOËT HENNESSY USA is the leading importer and marketer of luxury wines, spirits and champagnes in the U.S. The Moët Hennessy portfolio includes renowned brands such as: Hennessy Cognac; Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart Champagnes; Belvedere vodka; Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies; and fine wines, including, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Newton Vineyard, Numanthia, Terrazas and Domaine Chandon California sparkling and still wines.
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Five Easter Cocktail Recipes: What's Appropriate?

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 11, 2017 2:32:41 PM

Are you looking for ideas for "just the right" adult beverages for your Easter brunch? What's appropriate to go with ham, lamb and all the wonderful sides that make this traditional spring meal special? What's a tasteful drink that even Grandma will like?

We've come up with some ideas to help get you and your guests cheering for the Easter Bunny. And, these recipes are super easy and fast, so you can spend more time with your family and friends. You can easily make any of the cocktails "virgin" by simply not adding the alcohol, too.

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Wine For Beginners: Discovering Wine Without the Intimidation

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 4, 2017 3:56:13 PM

When it comes to wine, it's all about versatility. It can be complex, simple, sophisticated or affordable – no matter your favorite blend. It's also been around since basically forever. Wines have been enjoyed by humankind for thousands of years (archaeologists found evidence in Georgia dated to circa 6000 BC), and now in the 21st century we can marvel at the thousands of wines available to sip and swirl on any given day. There are red, white, rose, sparkling and more than 10,000 types of wine grapes around the world. So, where does one even start? No worries. We have Jack Farrell and the entire Haskell's team of wine experts to help.

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