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THE POUR

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

Posted by Beau Farrell on Apr 30, 2021 2:59:13 PM

When you look at the calendar and see Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, you may find your liquor shelf lacking some festivity. Perhaps you’ve heard about mezcal or you have had tequila but are looking to branch out. And, what exactly is mezcal, the cousin -- or is it sibling -- of tequila? What is the difference between mezcal and tequila, anyway?

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

Posted by Jack Farrell on May 22, 2020 1:05:12 PM

Though stay-at-home restrictions are slowly lifting, you've probably already gotten used to buying alcohol online during the COVID-19 quarantine. We've certainly seen an uptick in online orders here at Haskell's, partly because we quickly pivoted to offer curbside pickup and delivery specials in the Twin Cities.

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Catch Up On the History of Tequila for Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Jack Farrell on May 1, 2020 1:15:00 PM

What do you know about tequila? Maybe it's the smooth, not-sweet-but-not-harsh flavor. Maybe you remember the thing with the worm (which is false, actually – that's only in mezcal, not true tequila). To get in the Cinco de Mayo mood, we're sharing the history of tequila, all the way back to its roots – or should we say "heart"? – in Mesoamerica and the Spaniards who all but conquered it.

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