Becoming a wine expert might not be as hard as it seems. The Vine Room in Hopkins wants to make wine tasting fun and not so intimidating. Ali Hanson, the owner, shows us how they are teaching folks how to sample wine.
O’Shaughnessy Distilling Company in Minneapolis is the country’s first American whiskey to be made in the Irish style. TCL Reporter Kristin Haubrich is checking it out.
Rose has been around for a long time and some even think it may have been the first type of wine altogether. It has had some ups and downs over the years, but today it is one of the most popular types of wine. Ted Farrell from Haskells presents his Rose All Day: 6 for $60 Deal.
Wines included in the 6-pack:
Villamont Cremant Rose
This year you will find 56 new beverages at the Minnesota State Fair. Producer Lisa Adams gives a preview of a few.
Ginger Shady at The Blue Barn
Waffle Dog Breakfast Ale at The Hangar
Tangerine Titan at Dino’s Gyros
Lulu’s Juicy MN Midway Hazy at Lulu’s Public House
Mobile bars have become quite popular but A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality’s “Hitch & Sip” comes with the only fully licensed bartenders in Minnesota. They hired local craftsman to renovate a 1970’s horse trailer into a mobile bar. The trailer and professional bartending services is available to rent starting at $500. ...
Ted Farrell of Haskell’s Wine gives us his pick of favorite wines from all over the world. The 6 for $60 Wines from Around the World Special includes:
From France: Pavillion Rose
From Australia: Koala Ranch Chardonnay
From Spain: El Circo Granacha
From Italy: Natale Verga Barbera D’Asti
From Argentina: Aguaribay...
A great cup of coffee is essential for many of us. And, we know that not all coffee is created equal. Elizabeth met Viviana Gurdian-Roquebert from Woodbury, the creator of Willows Coffee. Viviana knows a thing or two about a good cup of coffee because the beans behind her coffee are grown in her home country of Costa Rica by her...
It’s official, Twin Cities Live has their own beer and now you can get it on tap at Invictus Brewing Company in Blaine. It’s 3 O’Clock Somewhere is a hazy pale ale now available on tap. If you are a lover of hard seltzers, give TCL’s “Sun’s Out Fun’s Out” a try! It’s a blueberry lemonade now also available on tap at...
Ted Farrell from Haskell’s Wine shares his picks for perfect patio party wines.
Patio Party Pack 6 for $60 includes:
Cantina Della Torre Pinot Grigio
Craft Creamery Chardonnay
Maison Fortant Languedoc Rose
Pra Vinera Reserve Cabernet Savignon
Summer is a great time to get out and explore. With the local wine industry in our state continuing to grow, gathering your friends for a wine tasting experience is a fun event to consider. TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich is at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery in Kasota. https://www.chankaskawines.com/
Check out Chankaska Creek Ranch and...
Laurie Crowell, the owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, shows how a simple syrup can make all the difference in your summer lemonades.
Simple Syrup Recipe
1.5 C cane sugar
1 C water
Bring to a boil, let simmer 3 minutes. Cool, jar and store in fridge. Will keep at least one month.
Variations are endless. You could add 1 TB lavender...
Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shares some easy ideas for the kids to put together the night before or the morning of for simple but tasty breakfast eats on Mothers Day.
Overnight crock pot French Toast
1 loaf bread cut or pulled into large cubes
2 Cups milk (or non dairy milk of your choice)
6 large eggs
2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
If you’re planning a Mother’s Day gathering and want to serve some fancy drinks, Lindsay Guentzel the food writer for Bring Me the News has something for everyone. Click here for her recipes.
Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is here to announce his “award-winning” wines. The wines that he would give The Teddie to are:
Best Sparkling Wine: Farelli Prosecco
Best White Party Wine: Perlita Chardonnay
Best Red Party Wine: El Jamon Garnacha
Most Awarded Wine: Fog Mountain Field Blend
Best Wine for...
TCL Photographer and our “Office Mixologist” has put together some cocktails that are a little different than what you might normally reach for at brunch.
1 part Vodka
2 parts Cranberry Juice
1 Ounce Grapefruit Juice
1 part Vodka
2 Parts Mango Juice
3 Parts Orange Juice
Fill to top with Sparkling...
Twin Cities breweries are not only creating beer, they are also dabbling in hard seltzer waters. Reporter Kelli Hanson has a roundup of some Minnesota made seltzers to sip in.
Bauhaus Brew Labs: Bolo
Tin Whiskers Brewery: Gummy Bear Hydropower Hard Seltzer & Arnold Palmer Hyropower Hard Seltzer
Susan Ritts is the creator of Putting on the Ritts, a website with tons of tasty recipes.
4 Roasted red & yellow bell peppers (purchased roasted)
Caramelized onions (page)
2 yellow squash, sliced in ½ inch slices (discs or strips)
2 zucchinis, sliced in ½ inch slices (discs or strips)
Crazy Good Dressing (CGD) Original...
When planning a party, you may wonder how much bubbly should you get, or do you have enough wine for everyone? How many servings are there in a bottle anyway? Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is here to clear all of the up for us with his party planning tips.
Things to consider:
Length of time and time of day
Menu and format
Whether you have time to plan or are in a pinch, Haskell's Ted Farrell shares advice on building the perfect cheese platter for your next gathering.
Whether you’re hosting or attending a bridal show, wedding shower, or baby shower, Laurie Crowell the owner of Golden Fig has some recipes that would be just perfect.
Chevre with flowers
This one is as easy as it sounds. You need 1 4 oz piece of chevre and some edible flowers. Press the flowers on the cheese OR pull the petals into...