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Creating a Signature Cocktail for your Wedding

Posted by Haskell's on Jan 12, 2022 11:30:00 AM

Weddings: an all-eyes-on-you, love-filled event where friends and family gather to celebrate you and your loved ones launch into a new chapter of life. Between gatherings, dress fittings, color/theme selection, cake tasting and sending invitations, you may, perhaps, find yourself making a cocktail or sipping some wine to help with all of this planning. 

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What to Know When Traveling with Alcohol

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Jan 5, 2022 11:25:00 AM

Whether it's a bottle of bubbly, bourbon, or beer, special care is required when traveling with alcohol. One wrong step and your delicate cargo can leave a bitter taste and create a not-so-sweet memory. Every ounce of attention you devote to addressing the logistics of traveling with wine, beer, spirits, and liquor is well-worth the reward. Before you hit the road or head for check-in, the following suggestions will help ensure your bottles arrive safely and ready to drink.

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2021 Haskell's 100: Top 12 wines in the Twin Cities sourced from around the globe

Posted by Haskell's on Dec 17, 2021 8:58:55 AM

This might be one of the most fun "work" projects we do all year. After sampling hundreds of wines from across the globe, we collect our thoughts into our favorite 100 --  and maybe they become your favorite 10, 12, or 100 wines in the Twin Cities for 2021! 

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Mark Your Calendar: Haskell’s Holiday Sales 2021

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 11, 2021 9:40:29 AM

‘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.

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What is Beaujolais Nouveau Day All About?

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 9, 2021 2:05:00 PM

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.

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A Guide to Game Day Food and Drink

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 20, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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.

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A Guide to Buying Drinks for the Office Party

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 11, 2021 12:48:07 PM

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.

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Low-Calorie Drink Options for Any Party

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 13, 2021 4:46:14 PM

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.

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Beer and Wine Pairings for 2021 MN State Fair Food

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 23, 2021 12:58:02 PM

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.

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Estimating Open Bar, Wine Costs for Your Wedding

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 12, 2021 1:07:00 PM

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:

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