Wine 101

Wine 101
We take you back to school but this time it’s a lot more fun than calculus or algebra.  Haskell’s Wine Guy Ted Farrell teaches us a little Wine 101. 5 Steps to Wine Tasting What Does it Look Like? Observe the Wine First Smell (bouquet) First Sip Aerate wine Aftertaste 6 Noble Grape Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon ...

FeBREWary: Brew Roundup

FeBREWary: Brew Roundup
Producer Lisa Adams has a variety of local brews to check out and where you can get them. Lisa featured: Honour Coffee, Northeast Minneapolis Jinx Tea, Linden Hills neighborhood in Minneapolis Northstar Kombucha, Minneapolis Minneapolis Cider Company, Minneapolis Minneapolis Cider Company is giving away $100 worth of cider...

FeBREWary: Bootlegger

FeBREWary: Bootlegger
Kombucha (“booch”) is a fermented drink that has a ton of health benefits that also tastes good.  The owner of Apple Valley’s Bootlegger Brewing, Jake Haneman stopped by with some of the Kombucha flavors they offer. Studies have shown that kombucha can improve gut health, cardiovascular health, improve cholesterol, and it may protect...

FeBREWary: 56 Brewing

FeBREWary: 56 Brewing
TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich heads to Northeast Minneapolis to 56 Brewing microbrewery.  It’s where they price their beer on the weather, “The Colder the Weather, The Cheaper the Beers!”

Febrewary: Coffee Beans

Febrewary: Coffee Beans
All week we are talking about local brews…from beer to tea and coffee to even Kombucha.  TCL photographer, Seth Holst is an aspiring coffee snob and he kicks us off with a Beginner’s Guide to Beans & Better Coffee!

Valentine’s Day Wines

Valentine’s Day Wines
Valentine’s Day, “the day of love”, is the perfect time to enjoy a glass of wine with your sweetie.  TCL’s Wine Guy, Ted Farrell of Haskells has some suggestions. Valentine’s Day 6 for $60: Grandin Sparkling Maison Fortant Languedoc Rose Cote du Rhone Blanc Les Murieres Obscured Red Wine Chateau des Mille Anges ...

Wine & Drink to Warm You Up

Wine & Drink to Warm You Up
The temperatures are now sticking to the teens and below lately and one way adults can warm themselves up is with a good old adult beverage.  Ted Farrell of Haskell’s Wine has some suggestions. Click here for 7 Sweet Peppermint Schnapps Recipes. Wines that Warm You Up: La Forge Chardonnay Reg price: $16.99 Sale price:...

Cozy Cabin Drinks

Cozy Cabin Drinks
Sipping a cup of hot chocolate next to a roaring fire sounds amazing.  It’s even better when you realize that you can actually get some nutritional value out of it and not just a big sugar bomb.  Nicole Nelson of Living Well with Nic shows us how to make a healthier cup of hot chocolate. Healthy Hot Chocolate