‘Tis the season of cooler weather and lower prices! With familial gatherings put on hold last year, this holiday season could be one for the books. We want to make sure you are prepared for it. Enjoy these deals and events November through the New Year.
Each third Thursday of November, French winemakers release the first wine of the season – making it Beaujolais Nouveau Day. In fact, under French law, it’s released at precisely 12:01 a.m. each third Thursday of November, making it one of the biggest wine release parties around the world.
2021 Release: Thursday, Nov. 18
You can pre-order the 2021 Beaujolais Nouveau but it won't be available for pickup until Nov. 18. Enjoy for Thanksgiving. The wine is meant to be enjoyed immediately upon release!
What is Beaujolais Nouveau?
So the question begets itself: What is Beaujolais Nouveau? Simply, it’s a young, fresh, fruity wine that’s very low in tannins, made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region in France. How young? It’s released just weeks after the wine’s grapes have been harvested.
Before we go any further, here’s how it’s pronounced: boh-zhuh-ley noo-voh. And if you want to listen to the pronunciation, click here.
Touchdown-Worthy Tailgating Beer and Wine Tips
Before the kickoff, you want to kick up the party with the right food and drink. To make the perfect pairings, you need to plan ahead. Anyone who’s attended a football game in Minnesota knows the struggle of tailgating in cold weather, so here are some of our best-kept tailgating secrets.
You are entrusted with buying the drinks for the office party. You must get it right or come under fire from both colleagues and bosses for messing things up. How do you make it great without blowing the budget? Don’t worry, you have come to the right place. Here is an extensive guide on buying alcohol for office parties.
If you are looking for low-calorie, low-alcohol and low-carb beverages to enjoy with your friends and family, you are in luck. The beverage industry has responded to demand for options beyond “a glass of wine a day” to stay active and healthy. In fact, hard seltzers alone grew from around $50 million in 2016 to a projected $2.5 billion by the end of 2021.
Food, beverages, games, rides, people watching -- a sense of normalcy is back for late August in Minnesota. The Minnesota State Fair is a tradition for many Minnesotans and out-of-state visitors. If you’re walking around this year’s fair Aug. 26 to Sept. 6, looking to take in some of this year’s best new food options, we have some food and drink pairing ideas for you. And, if you prefer to stay at home but don’t want to miss out -- or if you want to relive the experience after the fair -- we have the food breakdown for some at-home cooking, along with some beer and wine pairing options.
It’s the time of year when love is in the air and wedding bells are ringing. When planning your special day, there are many checklists to compile and one area we can certainly help with is ensuring you have the perfect wine and beverages to toast the newlyweds. So, here are our time-honored tips on how to choose wine for a wedding and estimate liquor and open bar costs.
Before you pick the wine, here are a few things to consider:
What better way to kick off summer than a barbecue, holding a napkin-wrapped glass of cold bubbly or an ice-crackling cocktail? To make your BBQ beverages standout from the usual suspects, a little planning will go a long way. Haskell’s Jack Farrell has shared some unique wine concoctions that will have your friends and family scheduling your next get together ASAP.
When you look at the calendar and see Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, you may find your liquor shelf lacking some festivity. Perhaps you’ve heard about mezcal or you have had tequila but are looking to branch out. And, what exactly is mezcal, the cousin -- or is it sibling -- of tequila? What is the difference between mezcal and tequila, anyway?
We're known as the Twin Cities premier beverage retailer for everything from casual parties and special occasions to high-end highballs – and our March charity auction let us bring it all together in a whiskey win-win to support Twin Cities food shelves.