The Vine Room

The Vine Room
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.  

Rose All Day: 6 for $60

Rose All Day: 6 for $60
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 ...

New Fair Beverages

New Fair Beverages
This year you will find 56 new beverages at the Minnesota State Fair.  Producer Lisa Adams gives a preview of a few. Featured: 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

A’BriTin’s Hitch & Sip

A’BriTin’s Hitch & Sip
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. ...

6 for $60: Wines from Around the World

6 for $60: Wines from Around the World
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...

Willows Coffee

Willows Coffee
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...

TCL Beer & Hard Seltzer

TCL Beer & Hard Seltzer
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...

Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery

Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery
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...

Lemonade with Simple Syrups

Lemonade with Simple Syrups
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...

The Teddies – 6 for $60

The Teddies – 6 for $60
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...

Drinks for Brunch with Drew

Drinks for Brunch with Drew
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. Sea Breeze 1 part Vodka 2 parts Cranberry Juice 1 Ounce Grapefruit Juice Sunny Sunday 1 part Vodka 2 Parts Mango Juice 3 Parts Orange Juice Fill to top with Sparkling...

Local Hard Seltzers

Local Hard Seltzers
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. Kelli featured: Bauhaus Brew Labs: Bolo Tin Whiskers Brewery: Gummy Bear Hydropower Hard Seltzer & Arnold Palmer Hyropower Hard Seltzer Wooden Hill...

Party Planning Tips

Party Planning Tips
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 ...