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Party Planning: A Drink Calculator for Weddings, Graduations, and More

Party planning can be really fun, but anyone who’s planned an event might say that it’s also...

Can the President Get Drunk? And Other Presidential Drinking Facts

What if we told you there are an abundance of interesting facts and glimpses from history about...

4 Summer Cocktail Recipes to Beat the Heat

For reasons scientists are yet to explain to us fully, there's just something about having a drink...

6 Refreshing Wine Recipes with Fruit

Wine is made from grapes. So, it makes sense that wine can mingle with other fruit as well. Add a...

Made in MN: Three Great Minnesota Wine Brands

When you think of where wine comes from, where is the place that comes to mind? Mabe Italy, France,...

Five O'Clock Somewhere: 3 Must-Try Extra Anejo Cocktails

Whoever decided Happy Hour could only start after 5:00pm was foolish. We like to think that Happy...

Best Valentine's Day Drinks

Your sweetheart and a little booze is all you need to make this Valentine's Day unforgettable. Do...

Creating a Signature Cocktail for your Wedding

Weddings: an all-eyes-on-you, love-filled event where friends and family gather to celebrate you...

What to Know When Traveling with Alcohol

Whether it's a bottle of bubbly, bourbon, or beer, special care is required when traveling with...

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

This might be one of the most fun "work" projects we do all year. After sampling hundreds of wines...

Mark Your Calendar: Haskell’s Holiday Sales 2021

‘Tis the season of cooler weather and lower prices! With familial gatherings put on hold last year,...

What is Beaujolais Nouveau Day All About?

Each third Thursday of November, French winemakers release the first wine of the season – making it...

A Guide to Game Day Food and Drink

Touchdown-Worthy Tailgating Beer and Wine Tips 

Before the kickoff, you want to kick up the party...

A Guide to Buying Drinks for the Office Party

You are entrusted with buying the drinks for the office party. You must get it right or come under...

Low-Calorie Drink Options for Any Party

If you are looking for low-calorie, low-alcohol and low-carb beverages to enjoy with your friends...

Beer and Wine Pairings for 2021 MN State Fair Food

Food, beverages, games, rides, people watching -- a sense of normalcy is back for late August in...

Estimating Open Bar, Wine Costs for Your Wedding

It’s the time of year when love is in the air and wedding bells are ringing. When planning your...

White Wines, Wine Cocktails and Bubbly for BBQs

What better way to kick off summer than a barbecue, holding a napkin-wrapped glass of cold bubbly...

Cinco de Mayo Drinks: The Mezcal vs. Tequila Face-Off

When you look at the calendar and see Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, you may find your liquor...

Whiskey for Charity: 40 Bottles, Dozens of Bidders, and $6,000 for MN Food Banks

We're known as the Twin Cities premier beverage retailer for everything from casual parties and...

Delicious Irish Dishes and Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

You don’t have to drink green beer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (if you do, we’ll try not to...

Spirited Women: Highlighting MN's Beverage-Making Women

Women have been at the center of the world of spirits for as long as humans have been there has...

This National Margarita Day: Let’s Celebrate An Unsung Hero, Orange Liquor

 

We’re not sure who decided to put National Margarita Day (February 22nd) in the coldest month of...

What's the Right Wine for the Big Game? First, Ask What’s For Dinner

Game Day might look a bit different this year than most, but you can still kick back and watch the...

The Best Winter Wines for Hearty Comfort Eating

The secret to a fabulous winter wine is finding one that can go toe-to-toe with the flavors on the...

Seven Sweet Peppermint Schnapps Recipes to Get Through This Winter

Peppermint schnapps tastes like a candy cane in liquid form: sweet but not too sweet, minty with a...

Choosing a Sparkling Wine: Comparing Champagne and Prosecco

According to historians, Winston Churchill had a half-bottle of Pol Roger Champagne served on his...

Three Affordable Wines Perfect for Thanksgiving

Maybe you're staying in with close family; maybe you're celebrating together from afar. Whether you...

A Closer Look at Our 2020 Beaujolais Nouveau Selections

Tomorrow is the most wine-derful time of the year: Beaujolais Nouveau Release Day! We're very...

How a WWII Veteran (Almost) Smuggled $5,000 of Haskell's Liquor to the Pacific

This story was originally written by Minneapolis-based writer Dave Arundel.

This Veterans Day, we'd...

How to Pick Red Wine Like You Know What You're Talking About

Red wine is a great choice for fall weather and the meals that go with it. But how do you pick the...

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

It might be ironic that Halloween will be one of the least scary things about 2020. But in a time...

4 Easy, Craveable Cognac Cocktails for Fall

A type of brandy made from twice-distilled white wine, cognac is known for its complex,...

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

Among all the other lessons 2020 has had in store, it's taught many the value of sharpening your...

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

During COVID-19, thirsty Americans turned to Google in droves looking for new cocktail recipes....

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

Among many other descriptors, 100 Mill Street Gin has been called "risky," "versatile," "wild," and...

What's the Deal with Hard Seltzer, Anyway?

You could call the boom of hard seltzers a "right place, right time" thing, but even that would be...

Try These Great Summer Wines Before the Season Ends

Drinks like beer and seltzer tend to dominate the summer cooler, but wine deserves a spot right...

Helping VocalEssence Hit Their 2020 Gala Goals

We have a long history of partnering with our community to support the people and organizations...

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

A summer of quarantine threw a curveball for the Minnesota Twins' 2020 season, but sure enough, the...

Our 11 Favorite Summer Sangria Recipes (and How to Invent Your Own)

The origins of sangria are clouded in a bit of mystery, but it likely originated on the Iberian...

13 Fourth of July Drinks to Show Off Your Patriotism

What better way to toast America this Independence Day than with adult beverages crafted with...

Why You Should Jump on the Rosé Wine Bandwagon This Summer

"Rosé all day" is more than the mantra of rosé lovers everywhere. It means there's never a wrong...

4 Tips to Save Money, Time, and Stress When Buying Alcohol Online

Though stay-at-home restrictions are slowly lifting, you've probably already gotten used to buying...

4 Reasons Why Now is a Great Time to Learn About Wine

COVID-19, social distancing, and quarantine may have set your social calendar back – but why not...

Catch Up On the History of Tequila for Cinco de Mayo

What do you know about tequila? Maybe it's the smooth, not-sweet-but-not-harsh flavor. Maybe you...

How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour

Happy hour might be a little less flashy during quarantine, but that doesn't mean you can't have a...

Wine Pairings and Cocktails for Easter Dinner

Even if your Easter dinner is smaller than last year's (thanks to social distancing), you can still...

Where to Get Nitro Beer on Tap in the Twin Cities

A waterfall of liquid, with churning thick microbubbles and creamy cascading that fills a pint...

Women Who Whiskey: A Guide to Joining the Ranks of Whiskey-Drinking Ladies

Let’s talk whiskey!

There are some great things happening in the whiskey world. People love to...

Move Over, Champagne — 3 Oscars Cocktails for Your Party

Are you ready for February’s best occasion for making a big batch of drinks for a lot of people?...

Why You Might See a Rise in Chinese Wine in 2020

One of the best things about wine tasting is that it’s an experiential (and delicious) way to...

Good Flask Drinks: How to Start Using the Flask You Got In That Wedding

Flasks have a certain kind of connotation: It’s in the pocket of your perpetually drunk uncle who...

Cutting Back for January? Keep Your Resolution With This Mocktail Guide

The New Year is upon us, and that also means resolutions. For us, it means a whole new year of...

Your New Favorite Christmas Morning Drinks

Ring the bells! Play the music! We’ve finally made it all the way to Christmas! And of course, that...

Maple Syrup Cocktails and Other Minnesota Mix-ins? Um... Yes, please!

Cocktails aren’t just about the spirits and liqueurs. Especially in the colder months when a little...

Classic Winter Cocktails for Snow Days

It’s hard to believe we’re in the throes of winter, isn’t it? Well, since we’re here and all trying...

Our #1 Wine and the Story Behind It

Every once in a long while, things line up perfectly and you get an opportunity you couldn’t have...

Make a Day of It: Best Wineries to Visit This Winter

With the ebb and flow of the seasons, you might be feeling like it’s time to put away any road trip...

Does Alcohol Mix with Your Keto, Whole30, Paleo or Vegan Diet? {Yes*, Yes*, Yes* and Yes*}

Can you have vodka on keto? Whiskey on Whole30®? Peppermint Schnapps on Paleo? Or will you have to...

Louisa's Liqueur: A Popular Coffee Caramel Pecan Liqueur for Winter

One of the most famous regions for winemaking in France is the Bordeaux region located in...

Farrell Family Favorites: Our Favorite Wines Right Now

No doubt, it’s fun to go big and buy special bottles of wine for those special occasions. But what...

Haskell's Happenings: Make Your Plans for Now Through the End of the Year

After a busy summer of bright cocktails, crisp beers, and refreshing wines, it’s time to turn our...

The Best Scotch for Every Budget

Typically one of the more acquired tastes among spirits, Scotch is the Scottish cousin in the...

We're Playoff Bound! Raise a Glass for Twins Bomba Squad & MNUFC Loons

After a summer filled with Bombas and Wonderwall, the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota United Football...

What is Caballero Liqueur? The Spirit of Spain

Do you know about the "Spirit of Spain?"

“Spain has a spirit?” you ask. “I thought it was only...

Best Rosé Wines That Are Sweet, Dry, and Everything in Between

Remember when rosé was considered passé? Not anymore. Rosé wines have undergone a big...

The Classic Margarita Recipe and More: Your Official Guide to Margaritas

You don’t have to wait for Cinco de Mayo or National Margarita Day (February 22) to celebrate in...

Ope That's Good: 5 Quintessential MN State Fair Food and Wine Pairings

You know it’s almost autumn in Minnesota – not by the changing colors of leaves or kids returning...

Day Trip Itineraries for Minnesota Wineries

It’s no secret that Minnesota has grown to produce lots of craft beer — and we’re getting attention...

The Hot List of Minnesota Craft Beer and Where to Go to Enjoy Them

We could write every day about Minnesota craft beers and never lose things to talk about. Why?...

The Best Mojito Recipes: The Classic Mojito, Strawberry Mojito, Virgin Mojito and More!

It’s time to up your Mojito-making skills. The classic Cuban highball cocktail is a summer favorite...

4th of July Drinks That Are More Exciting Than Fireworks

Summer in Minnesota is pure magic. If you haven’t already been hanging at the lake, taking weekend...

Syrah vs. Shiraz: What's the Difference?

It may sound like the name of your spunky aunt, but it’s actually delicious wine (or two). Syrah...

Best Minnesota Beers According to Our Customers

Whether during the dead of our harsh winter or on one of our sunny summer days, Minnesotans look...

Pinot Grigio vs Pinot Gris: What's The Difference?

You’re standing in the wine section surrounded by bottles from around the world, but you can’t...

Your Guide to the Best Cabin Happy Hour

The time we all dream of is here: summertime “up at the cabin.”

That’s right – the upper Midwestern...

Beer Dabbler and More: The Minnesotan’s 2019 Guide to Wine and Craft Beer Events

It’s no longer news to say that Minnesota has risen to the ranks of serious wine and craft beer...

Bouquet of Rosé and Other Mother's Day Gift Baskets

Moms are truly the best. Often times, they care for their family without ever expecting anything in...

Cinco de Mayo Margaritas and Everything You Need for a Fiesta

Food and drink are central to all the big holidays — including one of our favorites, Cinco de Mayo.

Off to the Races! The Perfect Mint Julep Recipe and Food Pairings

What comes in sets of four hooves, goes in circles, wears big hats, and has its own special drink?...

Burgundy Wine 101: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

The two most famous grape types from the Burgundy wine region are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. But...

Eggcellent Easter Family Traditions to Start This Year

Spring is upon us, and the next big day on the calendar for many of us is Easter. What are your...

Wine for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Like a wide-eyed child in a toy store — or deer in the headlights — entering the universe of wine...

Hangover Helper: 4 Doctor-Approved Remedies for The Morning After

We’re all familiar with those nagging symptoms after a night drinking with friends, buying a round,...

Slam Dunk Drinks for the NCAA Basketball Tournament Here in Minnesota

One tournament. Fourteen locations. Sixty-eight teams. Eighteen game days. One winner. 

The madness...

Cheers, Lad: 6 Ways to Enjoy Irish Whiskey This St. Patrick’s Day

What happens if you’ve had your fill of green beer and busy nightlife for a while, but you still...

Cabin Fever Cures: Best Beach Drinks for Your Spring Break Staycation

You’ve been waiting all winter for the chance to escape the routine of work/school, eat, sleep,...

An Intro to Muscat Wine: Characteristics, Pairings and Recommendations

Cabernet Blanc, Syrah, Pinot Grigio, Tempranillo, Malbec, Muscat — wait, what’s a muskrat doing in...

Rice, Rice, Baby: How to Drink Sake

You’ve tried all the beers that stood out at the local beer shop. Even though you love it, you’re...

Gewürztraminer and Other White Wines to Try This Winter

They tell you dark beer is for winter and citrusy beer is for summer. They tell you to stick with...

You Betcha! The Best Drinks to Pair with Your Favorite Hotdish Recipes

There's nothing better than a good ol' Minnesota hotdish on a cold winter's eve, dontcha know.

...

Mix Things Up: 3 Valentine's Day Drinks to Try for Date Night

Valentine's Day is right around the corner — a time to express your love through food, candy,...

Rams vs. Patriots: Tailgate Drinks for The Big Game

West coast vs east coast. Rookie coach vs longest tenured coach in the league. A second-year...

Wine Shopping Tips: Top Questions to Ask the Experts

You've likely experienced some confusion when shopping for a new wine to try. There are hundreds of...

Barolo vs. Brunello: The Difference Between Italy's Popular Red Wines

When you start paying attention to wine, you’ll hear a lot about certain wine regions — and when...

Hostess With the Mostest: How to Plan an At-Home Wine Tasting Party

You like wine — trying different wines, serving different wines, telling your friends about wines —...

Pop Some Bubbly: Why Do We Celebrate Special Occasions with Champagne?

Can you believe it’s almost New Year’s Eve? Before your mind spins out of control about your plans...

Wine Basics: Everything You Need to Know About Cabernet Sauvignon

There is probably no wine more popular around the world than Cabernet Sauvignon.

With roots in...

Santa-Approved Cocktails: 5 Christmas Drinks for the Holidays

Ah yes, it’s that time of year... when snow, visiting relatives, and a little too much time on your...

Obscure Spirits: 4 Cocktails with Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur

When you hear “spicy,” you might think of dried poblano peppers and the cuisine of the Southwestern...

Sommelier Secrets: Rare Varietals You Really Ought to Try

Wine is a never-ending universe of different flavors from different places. You could keep trying...

Wine for Beginners: What to Expect From My Glass of Malbec

You’ve probably heard someone rattling off the wine list at a restaurant or mention their favorite...

Tis the Season for Giving: Best Wine for a Host/Hostess Gift

Tis the season for gatherings, food, wine, and gifts. So, if you're invited to a holiday party this...

Boston vs. LA: Team-Themed Drinks for Your World Series Watch Party

East Coast vs. West Coast. Fenway Frank vs. Dodger Dog. Chris Sale vs. Clayton Kershaw.

The battle...

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: 5 Cocktails to Celebrate Autumn

The remainders of summer have disappeared and we’re fully immersed in fall, including the...

Trick or Treat: Hauntingly Delicious Liquor-Infused Candy Recipes

Seeing ghosts in your future? Hopefully — because fall is rounding the bend into everyone’s...

5 Applesolutely Tasty Ciders to Try This Fall

When the leaves begin to change hues from a bright green to a vast array of reds, yellows, and...

Healing Powers: 4 Alcohol Remedies for Colds

You’ve probably tried tea, essential oils, medication, sleep, and chicken soup—but have you tried...

Wine Packaging Gets Eco-Friendly and Innovative

When it comes to wine packaging, the bottle is just the beginning. 

We are often asked about the...

Made in MN: Local Breweries to Visit This Fall

As much as us Minnesotans like the warmth and sunshine of summer, there's nothing quite like the...

Champagne, Sherry, Port: Types of Wine Glasses and Why They Matter

“Can you grab us some wine glasses?” your friend asks as she opens a bottle in the other room....

8 Sweet Wines Not Just for Dessert

Wine pairing—lots of people think they get it, but more likely than not, they’re just parroting...

Liquor vs. Liqueur, What's the Difference?

If you look closely, you’ll find liqueur in the liquor section of your favorite specialty shop or...

How to Read Wine Labels [VIDEO]

What is the first thing you see when you are buying a bottle of wine? The label.

Whether we’re...

Global Taste: 4 Interesting International Beers to Try

Sure, you can love your good ole’ domestics year-round. And you can explore the burgeoning world of...

Crazy about Kombucha? Try These Kombucha Cocktails This Summer

What is that pungent odor? Why is there a strange film floating on the surface of this beverage?...

Clearing the Confusion of Bordeaux Wines: Right Bank vs. Left Bank [VIDEO]

One of the most famous regions for winemaking in France is the Bordeaux region located in...

Pucker Up: 7 Tasty Sour Beers to Quench Your Thirst

Have you ever taken a sip of a freshly poured pint, then instinctively wrinkled your nose while...

Cozy Up with These 3 Campfire Cocktails This Summer

It’s Friday afternoon and your awkward coworker is the only other person in the office because...

Backyard Bartender: Best Patriotic Beer for a 4th of July Celebration

One of the biggest celebrations is coming up — Independence Day! We know you’re making plans to...

Wine Drinking 101: Types of Wine Glasses [VIDEO]

Wine glasses come in all different shapes and sizes designed to bring out the best characteristics...

Scotch Gifts for Dad this Father's Day

Fathers play an important role in your life. They guide you toward doing the right thing, teach the...

Minnesota Original: The Real Story Behind the Bootlegger Drink

Minnesota is a golfer's state. In fact, we consistently rank at or near the top in golfer...

Magnificent Margaritas [VIDEO]

 

 

Just like summer, Cinco de...

Decanting Wine: Why, When, and How

What’s the big deal with decanting wine? Wait — what does decant even mean?

Take a Crack at Raw Egg Cocktails

It might shock you if you’re not prepared for it, especially if you’ve never even heard of egg...

4 Refreshing Cocktails with Elderflower Liqueur for Warmer Weather

Can you feel it? The days are slowly getting longer, and you’re inevitably getting thirstier, which...

Showcase Team Spirit During the NCAA Tournament with These Local Drinks

When some people think of March, they think of St. Patrick's Day, daylight saving time, or spring...

Irish Whiskey vs the Rest: What's the Difference?

Caramel-colored liquid in glass bottles…“It all seems the same to me.”

That’s what many people say...

Test Your Tastebuds: What to Expect from My Glass of Merlot

Run through a mental list of wine types you and your friends know, and it won’t be long until...

New England vs. Philadelphia: Team-Themed Drinks for The Big Game

The biggest Sunday in football is right around the corner and, better yet, it's in our own...

Is Skunky Beer a Thing? The Truths and Myths of Beer Storage

We've all heard about skunky beer — when a beer goes from being cold to warm and back again, making...

Get into the Holiday 'Spirits' With These 8 Christmas Cocktails

When it comes to Christmas cocktails, there are the "must have" holiday classics and then there are...

'Tis The Season For Eggnog! But why?

Nothing else signifies that the holiday season is here quite like eggnog. Whether you're hosting a...

Wine Gifts that Look and Taste Expensive but Won't Break the Bank

Holiday gift giving is easy when wine lovers are on your list. From wine accessories, to the wine...

Brush Up on Wine and Food Pairings Before You Host the Holidays

The holiday season is in full-swing! Whether the dinner table will be set with traditional...

Turkey Traditions: How to Find Your Go-To Thanksgiving Wine

The holiday season is upon us, and first up is our favorite feast, Thanksgiving. Part of being a...

Hospices de Beaune: The Story Behind the World Famous Wine Auction

November is a time to give thanks. For wine lovers, it's a time to give thanks for the legendary ...

Bucks, Brews, and Full-Bodied Reds: Best Drinks to Pair with Venison

There's nothing better than seeing a white-tailed buck emerge from the tree line during deer...

Giving Back: Wine Sales to Benefit California Wildfire Relief

Though two-thousand miles away, the devastating wildfires that blazed through California earlier...

Out With the Light and in With the Dark Seasonal Beer

It's the season of change. You know the drill. Bring out your favorite sweaters, light the wood...

Orchard Ales: Minnesota's Booming Cider Beer Scene

Once October hits, it seems our fascination and  deep  thirst for all things from the orchard...

Get Ready For Pumpkin Everything, Like Pumpkin Cocktails

Pumpkin spice. You can eat it, you can drink it, and it is certainly not just for pie and coffee...

Sophisticated Sommelier: The Basics of Wine Tasting Etiquette

Autumn means many things, and the season is ripe for trips to wine tastings and wineries. Whether...

What Are Hops? A Lesson on Beer Fermentation.

The ever-growing craft beer movement in the U.S. means an explosion in the demand for hops and that...

What Is Cognac? Understanding this French Brandy, from VS to XO.

"All Cognac is brandy, but not all brandy is Cognac."

What is Cognac? Yes, it's complicated. Named...

New to White Wine? Here's a Crash Course on Finding Your Favorite.

Picking the right white doesn't need to be a fright. Looking at the miles of choices can feel...

3 Vikings Party Must-Haves to Celebrate Your Minnesota Pride

Hey Vikings fans, are you stoked and stocked for Sunday? Do you have your Minnesota Vikings party...

5 Cocktails Perfect For Labor Day Weekend at the Cabin

Labor Day Weekend signals the seasonal change from summer to, well... not summer. Depending on the...

Tailgating Season: Pack Your Cooler With These Pre-Game Essentials

Football season is around the corner and nothing says team spirit quite like a good tailgating...

Haskell's to Judge Amateur Winemaking Contest at the MN State Fair

If you’ve ever been to the Minnesota State Fair, you know you’re bound to find just about any food...

What's the Best Rose Wine for Summer? Here are Our 7 Top Favorites.

A rosé by another name would still be delicious, and still be the perfect summer sipping wine....

Ready To Drink: 3 Pre-Mixed Cocktails That Aren't Half Bad

Everyone loves a little convenience once and a while, and there are some terrific options on our...

Forget the Orange Juice: Three Mixers for Your Next Round of Mimosas

Weekends are made for mimosas — champagne and citrus served up on with a side of cheer. While good...

Mix Things Up With These 5 Fun Daiquiri Recipes

Sitting on the deck, sipping a Daiquiri. It sounds so refreshing and little tropical, too. But you...

Hosting a Shower? Here are 3 Classy Drinks to Serve Your Guests.

Are you hosting a bridal (or other) shower and need a few classy drinks to ensure guests are ready...

Booze Cruise: Enjoy the View, Sip a Few on Haskell's Summer Boat Cruise

All aboard! Imagine a leisurely cruise along the stunning St. Croix River on a beautiful charter...

Vineyard Spotlight: Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita represents the best of tradition, innovation, a passion for authentic and...

Backyard Bartender: Our 7 Favorite BBQ Cocktails

A trick for keeping your backyard barbecue a success is making it all (seem) simple. You've got...

Summer Beer: Our Top Light and Refreshing Brews

A crisp, refreshing and light beer can quickly cool you down and make mowing the lawn a far more...

Why Cucumber Vodka Makes a Perfect Summer Cocktail

If you are a vodka purist, you may feel inclined to avoid flavored vodka. Don't. We're here to tell...

Vacation at Home with These 7 Fun Tropical Drinks

On a hot summer day, there's nothing quite like a cool beverage. For those of you with a sweet...

MN Sunday Liquor Sales at Haskell's: What You Need to Know

As of July 2nd, 2017, Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor sales was lifted and Minnesota...

Change-Up Your Routine with These Moscow Mule Variations

If you haven't yet indulged, chances are pretty high that you've seen the vodka and ginger beer...

Minnesota Wineries: Local Wines With Worldly Taste

Cold-hardy. That describes so much of Minnesota, and the types of grapes that grow well here. What...

Bartender for Hire: How a Pro Sets Up a Party

It's the time of year when weekends are booking up for parties: graduations, showers, weddings,...

Spanish Wine: Experience Spain Without a Passport

You don't need to be fluent in Spanish, or have a passport to Spain to enjoy all the wonderful...

Best Champagne Brands to Have at Your Upcoming Party

"In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening" – Willie Gluckstern

...

Vineyard Spotlight: Louis M. Martini Winery

Louis M. Martini emigrated to the United States in 1899 at the age of 13 from Genoa, Italy. Louis...

Our Top 10 Favorite Wine and Cheese Pairings

Why do wine and cheese make such a heavenly pair? Science. One study looked at "mouthfeel," and...

How to Make Ponche Navideño Hot Mexican Fruit Punch

Ponche Navideño literally translates to Christmas Punch. But make no mistake, this classic Mexican...

Beergarita: The Best of Both Worlds

What’s a beergarita, you ask? Remember the song, “put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up”?...

What Are the Best Gluten Free Liquor Options?

Gluten sensitivity, or celiac's disease, can make everyday eating and drinking laborious. For many,...

Vineyard Spotlight: Moët Hennessy Champagnes and Sparkling Wines

About Moët Hennessy

MOËT HENNESSY USA is the leading importer and marketer of luxury wines, spirits...

Five Easter Cocktail Recipes: What's Appropriate?

Are you looking for ideas for "just the right" adult beverages for your Easter brunch? What's...

Wine For Beginners: Discovering Wine Without the Intimidation

When it comes to wine, it's all about versatility. It can be complex, simple, sophisticated or ...

What's Better Than Cake? Layer Cake Shiraz.

Aw, cake! What is not to love about rich, dense, dark, luscious, creamy cake? Especially, if it's...

Pop the Cork: Wine Reviews From The Experts at Haskell's

It's easy to keep choosing the same bottle of wine simply because the choices can be overwhelming....

Beer Recipes: Spring Menu Items Featuring Favorite Beers

Two things that never go out of season in Minnesota: beer and walleye. And though this pair is...

Erin Go Bragh: Celebrate St. Patty's Day With Irish Beer

You don't have to "GO Green" to celebrate all things Irish on March 17. What began as a religious...

Wine Bottle Crafts: 5 More DIY Projects For Your Empty Bottle Collection

Are you a handy, do-it-yourself wine lover looking for something clever and interesting to do with...

Best Cocktails: Our List of the Top Mixed Drinks for 2017

Cocktails remain King and Queen in 2017. From classics to innovative concoctions by mixologists...

Red vs. White: What's the Proper Wine Serving Temperature?

Are you storing your white wines in the back of the refrigerator and your red wines on top of the...

How Well Do You Know Wine Tasting Terms?

Understanding wine tasting terms, as well as using them, will go far in your next wine tasting...

Margarita Day: Our All-Time Favorite Margs

Holy Moly. Pass the tequila. February 22 is National Margarita Day.

The Best Sweet Wines For Your Sweetheart This Valentine's Day

Are you looking to add a little sweetness to your life? Perhaps to celebrate the sweetheart who...

10 Drink Ideas For Your Valentine's Day Party

Whether you are having a party for two – or twenty – we have some strong, sexy and satisfying...

10 More Fun Facts About Wine

We love wine and love writing, talking, drinking and sharing everything about it. Are you a wine...

Here's Our Best Irish Coffee Recipe in Honor of National Irish Coffee Day

"Cream as rich as an Irish brogue; coffee as strong as a friendly hand; sugar sweet as the tongue...

What's the Difference? Single Malt vs. Blended Whisky

"I don't mind growing old. If I have to go before my time, this is how I'll go – cigarette in one...

Sustainable Sipping: What is Organic Vodka and Why Should You Switch?

Interested in artisanal, organic or environmentally sustainable products? Then this blog's for you,...

What Wine Legs Say About Your Wine [VIDEO]

Have you ever heard someone talk about “legs” in wine? What are they and what do they say about...

Why Lamarca Prosecco is Great for Every Occasion

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