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

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 22, 2017 7:12:53 PM

The holiday season is in full-swing! Whether the dinner table will be set with traditional favorites or a few new dishes, we have just the right wine choices to help bring your festive meals to life. 

Like holiday gifts, the options are bountiful. Go with the crowd pleasers, and consider having at least one red and one white available so everyone can enjoy a glass of wine with their holiday dinner. For instance, if you are having turkey, consider choosing a Riesling and Pinot Noir, or any other combination.

If you're unsure of which ones to pick up, you're in luck. Jack just released his 2017 favorite wines in this year's Haskell's Hundred list. You can't go wrong with any of these, and they're all retailed under $100!

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

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 16, 2017 1:33:44 PM

The holiday season is upon us, and first up is our favorite feast, Thanksgiving. Part of being a gracious guest is always bringing a host or hostess a gift. Show appreciation to those who prepared the meal and invited you into their home with a bottle of wine that is food friendly, and ready to drink. So, how do you find the right Thanksgiving wine?

Consider that a traditional Thanksgiving will likely have a roasted turkey which can go with just about any wine. It's the side dishes that are the wild card. Gravy, mashed potatoes, wild rice stuffing, cranberries. It's truly a feast, so you'll need to keep your wine versatile like the food on the table.

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Vino and Venison: Wine Pairings For Your Hunter's Game

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 2, 2017 4:58:02 PM

Minnesota's first official deer season dates back to 1858, the year we first became a state. And here we are getting ready for Deer Hunting Season 2017. Assuming your family member or friend doesn't come home empty-handed, you're going to need a little vino to pair with the venison you'll soon be enjoying.

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Wine Lovers: Pick the Best Chardonnay for Any Gathering

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 1, 2016 12:57:32 PM

Golden leaves and cooler temperatures may tempt us to forego the whites and concentrate on the heavier wines and beers. However, a good chardonnay never goes out of style. You have to put away your white shoes and belts for the fall, but your white wine is just fine. And with so many celebrations coming up, we've put together a list that will help wine lovers pick the best chardonnay for any gathering. Cheers!

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Five Grapefruit Vodkas You Should Try Right Now

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 25, 2016 10:38:50 AM

Grapefruit — the softball-sized cousin of an orange that doesn't get nearly as much attention — is loaded with juicy, tart, tangy citrus flavor that borders from sour to semi-sweet. And that, dear friends, is why grapefruit is such a good flavor for premium vodka. Flavored vodkas have become immensely popular, and it helps to know which ones to watch out for. We have a full line of flavored vodkas available at all our locations — plus available with ease online— but these are five grapefruit vodkas you should try right now.

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America's Spirit: A Few Facts for the Bourbon Enthusiast [VIDEO]

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 11, 2016 11:42:37 AM

Wine and spirits are truly international. We love French wine, Scottish whiskey, Russian vodka, and German beer — but bourbon is truly American. If fact, there are laws to prove it. No wonder bourbon has become popular. In this edition of Quick Pours, Haskell's President Ted Farrell shares a few of the most interesting facts for the bourbon enthusiast.

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10 Can't Miss 90+ Point Wines from Our Fall Wine Sale

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 6, 2016 9:04:09 AM

It's time for our spectacular Fall Wine Sale and we are excited to bring you a plethora of fantastic offerings including plenty of 90+ point wine picks. Not sure where to begin? That's okay. We've put a quick list together for you right here. Of course, you can order these great 90+ point wines online, but it's also fun to shop the shelves, so feel free to bring your own list and lots of questions.

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Why is Everyone Looking for Ponche Caballero Spanish Liqueur?

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 4, 2016 12:49:02 PM

Do you know about the "Spirit of Spain?" If you haven’t yet discovered the glory that is Ponche Caballero Spanish liqueur, there is still time.

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Five Fall Cocktails to Go With Your Favorite Fall Foods

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 15, 2016 7:54:29 AM

Five, count them, five great cocktails to head into autumn. As much as we love summer in Minnesota, there is something incredibly special about the change of seasons as the maple leaves begin to cross over to their autumnal colors, the air becomes crisp, apples beg to be picked, and the bourbons beckon you for a great pour. While vodka and gin remain perennial favorites, it's time to let some of those fine, brown liquors get into the limelight along with apples, cranberries, and cider. And football. Go Vikes, and enjoy these five fall cocktails to go with your favorite fall foods — including one with Viking in its name.

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How to Pick the Perfect Craft Beer Gift Basket

Posted by Beau Farrell on Sep 1, 2016 8:53:23 AM

The craft beer craze is far from bubbling over. More men and women are discovering and loving the myriads of malty, hoppy creations from brewmasters around the nation – many of them locals. You might say Minnesota’s craft beer scene is hops ahead of the curve. That means we have access to tremendous beer right in our own backyard. And, our stores have plenty of local AND national craft beers in our coolers – for you or for gifts. Putting together the perfect craft beer gift basket is easy and you can do it from desk right here on our website with a few taps (if you’ll pardon the pun).

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