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11 Halloween Cocktails for a Spiked and Spooky 'Quarantine-o-Ween'

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 22, 2020 11:30:00 AM

It might be ironic that Halloween will be one of the least scary things about 2020. But in a time when it's hard to get together, bonding over drinks with friends is just what so many of us need to feel a bit more normal. Fortunately, we've got a whole list of Halloween cocktails to try at home after all the tricks have been treated and all the Monsters have been Mashed!

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4 Easy, Craveable Cognac Cocktails for Fall

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 15, 2020 11:30:00 AM

A type of brandy made from twice-distilled white wine, cognac is known for its complex, character-driven flavor, courtesy of its prolonged aging (in French oak barrels for at least two years). There's a reason cognac is often poured neat, but cognac cocktails add a bit of a fun twist to this solo brandy.

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4 Fall Wine and Food Pairings to Put Those Quarantine Kitchen Skills to Use

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 8, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Among all the other lessons 2020 has had in store, it's taught many the value of sharpening your culinary skills. For some curious minds, it's been a great time to learn about wine. Now you can put the two together with some of our favorite wine and food pairings for fall!

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How to Make an Oliveto, Minnesota's Most-Googled Quarantine Cocktail

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 24, 2020 11:00:00 AM

During COVID-19, thirsty Americans turned to Google in droves looking for new cocktail recipes. From Alabama to Wyoming, each state Googled something different – and results show that more than any other, Minnesotans crave the oliveto. Here's how to make an oliveto, Minnesota's most-Googled quarantine cocktail.

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Jack’s Mailbag: Prosecco, Best Cooking Wines, Opening & Storing Wine

Posted by Jack Farrell on Sep 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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Try 100 Mill Street Gin While You Can (Even if You're Not a Gin Drinker)

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Among many other descriptors, 100 Mill Street Gin has been called "risky," "versatile," "wild," and "assertive" – and creator Peter Connor welcomes every adjective.

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What's the Deal with Hard Seltzer, Anyway?

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

You could call the boom of hard seltzers a "right place, right time" thing, but even that would be selling it short. The sudden dominance of the new mixed drink, led by brands like Truly and White Claw, was a combination of smart branding, a new crop of thirsty millennials, and a low-calorie, gluten-free, legitimately tasty product.

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Try These Great Summer Wines Before the Season Ends

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 28, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Drinks like beer and seltzer tend to dominate the summer cooler, but wine deserves a spot right alongside them. Whether it's for the taste itself or the way it pairs with summery foods, try these wines before the leaves change color!

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Helping VocalEssence Hit Their 2020 Gala Goals

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 20, 2020 11:00:00 AM

We have a long history of partnering with our community to support the people and organizations bringing change, enriching our culture, and just making Minnesota a more interesting place to be.

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Bring the Ballpark Home: Beer and Foods to Celebrate the Twins' Opening Day 2020

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jul 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

A summer of quarantine threw a curveball for the Minnesota Twins' 2020 season, but sure enough, the game will go on – without the roar of crowds and signature scents of Target Field's most popular food and beverage vendors. You can't be there, but you can order your favorites and watch the game from home!

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