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

Posted by Beau Farrell on Mar 16, 2021 11:59:10 AM

You don’t have to drink green beer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (if you do, we’ll try not to judge you too much), but March 17th still offers a yearly opportunity to treat yourself to a tasty delicious Irish meal coupled with tasty spirits to warm your spirit! From traditional pairings to the new kids on the block, we’ve got you covered with the best Irish meal and drink combinations to serve up this St. Patrick’s Day. 

 

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Spirited Women: Highlighting MN's Beverage-Making Women

Posted by Beau Farrell on Mar 8, 2021 2:28:08 PM

Women have been at the center of the world of spirits for as long as humans have been there has been fermenting and brewing their drinks. Like hops in your beer? Thank Saint Hildegard of Bingen, the German nun and scientist credited with adding the grain in the 12th century. Champagne wouldn’t be the same without Madame Clicquot of Veuve Clicquot, who in the 1800s developed a technique to remove sediment from champagne that's still used today.

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

Posted by Beau Farrell on Feb 16, 2021 1:59:08 PM

We’re not sure who decided to put National Margarita Day (February 22nd) in the coldest month of the year, but with these frigid temperatures and the pandemic keeping us from our winter retreats south of the border, it’s the perfect season to tip back a cool drink and dream of warmer times.

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Seven Sweet Peppermint Schnapps Recipes to Get Through This Winter

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 7, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Peppermint schnapps tastes like a candy cane in liquid form: sweet but not too sweet, minty with a nice, peppery spice. Unlike liqueurs and crème de menthe, it's got a subtler sweetness that makes it an ideal choice for cocktails without skimping on crisp minty flavor. Warm drinks with peppermint schnapps are also the perfect way to stay toasty during the midwinter chill. (You're just keeping warm! Nothing wrong with keeping warm!)

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Choosing a Sparkling Wine: Comparing Champagne and Prosecco

Posted by Beau Farrell on Dec 28, 2020 1:00:00 PM

According to historians, Winston Churchill had a half-bottle of Pol Roger Champagne served on his breakfast tray every morning. When asked, “Why, Winston, do you drink champagne?” he is reported to have said, “In defeat, I need it. In victory, I deserve it.”

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Three Affordable Wines Perfect for Thanksgiving

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 24, 2020 2:02:15 PM

Maybe you're staying in with close family; maybe you're celebrating together from afar. Whether you need it for your table or your generous host's, wine is one of the quickest ways to complete a great Thanksgiving meal.

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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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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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Wine Pairings and Cocktails for Easter Dinner

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 6, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Even if your Easter dinner is smaller than last year's (thanks to social distancing), you can still create a delicious meal at home – including wine pairings for all your favorite dishes. Go beyond whites-and-reds with these perfect wine pairings for turkey, ham, lamb, and everything else on the dinner table.

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Can the President Get Drunk? And Other Drinking Facts for President's Day

Posted by Beau Farrell on Feb 13, 2020 1:20:00 PM

Just because we’re in the midst of winter doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to celebrate. You know February as the month of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, but is there more if you dig a little deeper: President’s Day.

You might not think President’s Day is something worth celebrating—or what it even is. But what if we told you there are an abundance of interesting facts and glimpses from history about presidents and drinking? It’s true. Some of the past leaders of the United States of America were mighty big fans of alcohol and its many forms and functions.

Let’s start off with the most relevant question and fact to know:

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