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Beer and Wine Pairings for 2021 MN State Fair Food

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 23, 2021 12:58:02 PM

Food, beverages, games, rides, people watching -- a sense of normalcy is back for late August in Minnesota. The Minnesota State Fair is a tradition for many Minnesotans and out-of-state visitors. If you’re walking around this year’s fair Aug. 26 to Sept. 6, looking to take in some of this year’s best new food options, we have some food and drink pairing ideas for you. And, if you prefer to stay at home but don’t want to miss out -- or if you want to relive the experience after the fair -- we have the food breakdown for some at-home cooking, along with some beer and wine pairing options.

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White Wines, Wine Cocktails and Bubbly for BBQs

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jun 24, 2021 8:48:00 AM

What better way to kick off summer than a barbecue, holding a napkin-wrapped glass of cold bubbly or an ice-crackling cocktail? To make your BBQ beverages standout from the usual suspects, a little planning will go a long way. Haskell’s Jack Farrell has shared some unique wine concoctions that will have your friends and family scheduling your next get together ASAP.

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

Posted by Beau Farrell on Feb 2, 2021 2:07:31 PM

Game Day might look a bit different this year than most, but you can still kick back and watch the big game with your favorite game day foods! Which leads to the next big question: what will you use to toast your team’s good fortune? 

Choosing the right beverage always starts with what you intend to serve on the plate, so we’ve put together a list matching the classic game day dishes with the best wine pairings available. Whether it’s hot and spicy, creamy, or hearty, following these simple tips will ensure that no matter which team you’re cheering for, you’re sure to score very, very big on Sunday. Let’s kick off!

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The Best Winter Wines for Hearty Comfort Eating

Posted by Beau Farrell on Jan 29, 2021 12:26:57 PM

The secret to a fabulous winter wine is finding one that can go toe-to-toe with the flavors on the table. Hearty foods need hearty wines. Not elegance, but strength: something robust and assertive that can hold its own with the filling meals we eat in wintertime, like pot roast, lasagna, bread soup, short ribs, and more.

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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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A Closer Look at Our 2020 Beaujolais Nouveau Selections

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Tomorrow is the most wine-derful time of the year: Beaujolais Nouveau Release Day! We're very excited about this year's crop, so we wanted to give you a little bit more information about the wines we've selected to carry at Haskell's this season.

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

Posted by Beau Farrell on Nov 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Red wine is a great choice for fall weather and the meals that go with it. But how do you pick the right one? Of course, the choice comes down to your individual taste, but there are a few ways to evaluate red wine that can help you find a new favorite or just make the perfect pairing.

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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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