There are so many questions these days from people with gluten sensitivity and gluten free diets about what wines and spirits to try and what wines and spirits to avoid. Haskell's President Ted Farrell explores your gluten free liquor options in this edition of Quick Pours.
People have so many questions about whiskey. Why is it called water of life, why are there so many types of whiskey, and what makes the clear liquid turn brown? Haskell's President Ted Farrell helps clear up the confusion in this edition of Quick Pours.
Rosé is a wonderful year-round treat. But what exactly is Rosé wine? Haskell's Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell explains how the pink stuff gets its unique color in this edition of Quick Pours:
What is Sangria? And more importantly, what makes a great Sangria?
Sangria is a nice wine-based punch, common in Spain and Portugal, using fruit and other ingredients. And this is the rare case where a cheap wine will be just fine, as Haskell's President Ted Farrell explains in this edition of Quick Pours:
Minnesotans love our beers. Especially our craft beers. In fact, Minnesota Craft Beers are growing faster than almost any state in the nation. For example, from 2011 to 2012, we saw an 80 percent increase in the number of breweries in Minnesota. That's why Haskell's Vice President of E-Commerce Beau Farrell is sharing some of his favorite Minnesota Craft Beers in this edition of Quick Pours.
Wine bottles come in many shapes and sizes, but do they mean anything? Originally, they did. For example, a Bordeaux bottle always had square shoulders, and bottles from Burgundy had soft shoulders. The color of the glass also told you what country the wine came from. Haskell's CEO Jack Farrell decodes the difference in wine bottle shapes and colors in this edition of Quick Pours.
Decanting wine has changed a lot over the years. There are all sorts of shapes and sizes of red wine decanters - all serving the same basic purpose: to aerate the wine. In this edition of Quick Pours, Haskell's Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell shows off some unusual shaped decanters, explains how they make wine drinking feel more glamorous, and gives his suggestion on the very best wine decanter (hint: it's not the crazy, curved one):
You may know that Port wine is great for wine cellars and collectors, but what IS Port wine? Port comes from Portugal, and it's a red wine that is made when the fermentation process is stopped by the addition of alcohol – so it's a fortified wine, which gives Port its massive aging potential.
A good rule of thumb is that you should drink most beer within 2-3 months, so beer storage is crucial. There are exceptions, like some sour ales and barley wines, but for the most part, beer should be enjoyed within a few months of your purchase. In this edition of Quick Pours, Haskell's Vice President of E-Commerce Beau Farrell discusses the keys to storing beer correctly, including: light, temperature, and bottle position.
Beau also explains why it's so important to drink beer from a glass. Cheers!
Today we're going to talk about that little extra bit of wine you didn't finish at dinner last night. You could put the cork back in it and put it in the refrigerator and it would probably stay good for about 12 hours. But there's a better, more effective way to store your wine. In this edition of Quick Pours, Haskell's Chairman and CEO Jack Farrell shows you what to do with leftover wine – how to keep it fresh for up to 10 days by pumping the air out of the bottle with a Vacu-Vin.