Vintage Wines from 2008  

The year 2008.  What a fantastic year!  That’s the year that Twin Cities Live debuted.  To celebrate, we asked Ted Farrell from Haskell’s to pick his vintage wines from that year!   

Empty Calories in Alcohol  

It’s really no secret that when you are enjoying some cocktails, you are also enjoying some empty calories.  Registered Dietitian and blogger Cassie Bjork says not to worry!  There are some drinks that are better for you than others and she’s here to clear that up!

Juicing Recipes  

Juicing has been around for a while now and is becoming a favorite of many folks with its healthy ingredients.  Robin Asbell has a new cook book out called, Juice It, with over 65 recipes.  Robin shares some of the recipes (with permission from Chronicle Books) and the benefits you’ll receive.

Haskell’s Nickel Sale  

Although the wine isn’t five cents a bottle at the Haskell’s Nickel Sale any more, there are still some pretty spectacular deals!  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has his picks from the sale.  

Taste Washington Wine Month  

Washington state is the biggest producer of premium wine in the entire country, right behind California.  March is Taste Washington Wine Month and Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has is favorite picks from Washington. 

Whiskey Drinks  

Whether or not you are an ol’ pro with whiskey drinks or you are just drinking it in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we have a drink for you!  Proprietor of Bittercube Bitters and partner at Eat Street Social, Nick Kosevich, shows us how to make some St. Patty’s day cocktails.       

Healthier Shamrock Shake  

Dietitian Cassie Bjork use to stand in line to splurge on Shamrock Shakes from McDonalds.  She decided to come up with her own version to make at home that is not only tasty, but healthier too!

The Teddies   Back To Top

In honor of the Oscars airing this Sunday on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, we asked our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, to come up with his own awards. We present...The Teddies!

Romantic Drink Picks   Back To Top

Our Wine Guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells is playing Cupid!  He’s giving us his picks for some “romantic” drinks for Valentine’s Day. 

Organic & Biodynamic Wines   Back To Top

The produce section at the grocery store isn’t the only place to find organic products.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s explains the organic and biodynamic wines you’ll find in the wine aisle. 

DIY Almond Milk   Back To Top

You will find more than just whole, skim, and 2% milk in the milk aisle these days.  Dairy substitutes like almond milk have shown up and are healthy and becoming pretty popular.  Health coach Kelley Suggs shows us how you can make your own almond milk at home.

The Warming House   Back To Top

It’s the perfect temperature to be sipping on some hot chocolate.  At The Warming House, owners Jill and Zac Stafford are hoping to have you sipping on flavors like cardamom, chai, cinnamon, and cayenne mixed generously with the finest chocolates. 

Warm Drinks   Back To Top

Don’t fight the cold weather – embrace it!  Cuddle up by a fire with a warm drink.  But if a hot cup of tea or hot cocoa sounds boring, Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig has some was to spice up your hot drink favorites!

Wine Resolutions   Back To Top

A lot of New Years resolutions are about healthy eating and exercise.  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskell’s, has some wine resolutions for you to add to your list. 

New Year's Eve Drinks   Back To Top

Flair bartender and owner of Liquidmotion, Brian Zachau, shares some drink recipes to help ring in 2014. 

Gifts from the Liquor Store   Back To Top

Don’t worry about deciding what to get for gifts from the liquor store.  The pros at Haskell’s will do the work for you!  Wine Guy, Ted Farrell, shows off some of the great options you’ll find at Haskell’s

Zero Proof Mix Off   Back To Top

Part of your job as a good party host means making sure that everyone gets home safely.  One way to do this is to offer cocktails that are alcohol free.  We’ve put three people to the test to come up an alcohol free cocktail that everyone will love for your holiday gatherings.

Gin Cocktails   Back To Top

The second annual Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic is taking place at Mill City Nights on Thursday, December 5th.  Owner of Eat Street Social, Nick Kosevich, shares some cool ideas for mixing up cocktails using gin.  

Holiday Drinks   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is here with some drinks perfect for the holidays. 

Thanksgivukkah Menu   Back To Top

This year, the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day.  This mean, this year we will celebrate Thanksgivukkah.  The last time this occurred was the year 1888 and the next time we will see this happen is the year 79811!  To help celebrate the occasion, David Weinstein, from Rye Delicatessen & Bar brought some recipes that bring the two holidays together. 

French Wines   Back To Top

For wine enthusiasts around the world, November 21st is a big day.  It’s the day that a new edition of Beaujolais Nouveau is released.  The grapes to make this wine come from the Beaujolais region of France and are harvested early to make this wine stand out.

Easy Drinks with Cascade Ice   Back To Top

The Thanksgiving day menu can take a lot of planning and a lot of preparation.  One thing you don’t have to stress out about are the drinks!  Mixologist with Cascade Ice Water, Kimberly Amack, has three easy drinks you can serve. 

90+ Point Wines Under $12   Back To Top

Wines from around the world are ranked on a scale up to 100 points.  Ted Farrell from Haskells, is here to tell us what the point rating means.  Plus he shows us his picks for wine that rated 90 plus points and they are all under $12.00. 

North Folk Winery   Back To Top

In the small community of Harris, Minnesota, just about forty miles from the Twin Cities, is North Folk Winery.  It’s a perfect place for a girls day out and Emily was happy to check it out. 

Spooky Wines & Beer   Back To Top

Even your wine can be perfect for Halloween.  Ted Farrell from Haskells is here with some spooky types of beer and wine. 

Fall & Halloween Drinks   Back To Top

Bartender and Beer Consultant, Chris Myers offers two easy ways to add fall flair to cocktails.

Hot Russian Tea Back To Top

Writer and cook, Kirsten Shabaz, is here to show us some recipes she uses her crockpot for other than the main dish!

Don’t Have this Wine? Then Try That   Back To Top

You sit down at your favorite restaurant and take a look at the wine menu.  A moment of panic sets in when you notice that your favorite type of wine isn’t on the menu.  Ted Farrell from Haskells is here to help! 

Autumn Wine   Back To Top

It’s official, the season is Autumn.  It’s time to celebrate fall with a wint perfect for harvest season.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is here with his picks for Autumn wines, all under $15. 

Bradstreet Crafthouse   Back To Top

USA Today is calling Bradstreet Crafthouse one of the best bars in the United States.  The Head Mixologist, Toby Maloney, is here to show us some of the concoctions that distinguish them as such and tells us how to make them at home. 

Pairing Beer with Food   Back To Top

With the fall season comes the perfect day – and for many there are two things that make it so awesome.  Football and beer.  Throw in some food and you’ve got a perfect game day.  Executive Chef, Ian Pierce, from The Hole Sports Lounge  is here with some surprising food and beer pairings.

Wine & Football Party Foods   Back To Top

Beer isn't the only choice to go with wings, chili and potato chips. Our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by with wine pairings to go with your favorite game day foods.

Sangria with Minnesota Wines   Back To Top

Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell joined us out at the State Fair with recipes for sangria you can make with Minnesota wines.Sangria, by Robin Asbell.

State Fair Flavored Cocktails   Back To Top

One of our expert bartenders brings the flavor of those State Fair foods into some creative cocktail recipes.

Finding the Perfect Wine and Cheese Pairing   Back To Top

With so many different choices of wine and cheese if might be hard making the perfect match. Our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, joins us with some suggestions.

Irish Inspired Drinks   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskells is at the Irish Fair of Minnesota with Emily showing her some drinks that you could actually make at home that are inspired by the Irish! 

Egg White Cocktails   Back To Top

You might think it’s weird to put an egg or an egg white in your cocktails but other country (especially) have been enjoying them in their cocktails for over 100 years.  Eggs and egg whites are enjoying a renaissance in the current American cocktail culture as well.  Beer Consultant and Bartender, Chris Myers, is here with some recipes.

Wines for Every Occasion   Back To Top

If you need a good bottle of wine, Ted Farrell from Haskells,  is the man to go to.  From which wine is the best for sipping on the patio to wines under $10 that are crowd pleasers, Ted is back with the summer edition of “The Teddies”!

Wines from Croatia   Back To Top

Croatia doesn’t necessarily make you think of wine when thinking of top producers.  Haskell’s, Ted Farrell, says Croatia is one country you won’t want to pass by in the wine aisle though.  Ted joins us with wines from spots off the beaten path.

Cucumber Mojito Back To Top

Larry Pfarr is here with some recipes using items you’ll find available at the St. Paul Farmers Market now. 

Truce Juice   Back To Top

Juicing has become quite popular in homes.  Now Juice Bars are popping up and folks are claiming that the juice you get there provides you with the most vitamins and minerals possible.  Even more than the juice you can make at home.

Beer Cocktails   Back To Top

Beer Consultant and Bartender, Chris Myers believes that creating a beer cocktail is a great way to enjoy a cold one!  He shows us three of his favorite recipes.

Napa & Sonoma Wines   Back To Top

Even if you haven’t been to wine country, you can still enjoy the tastes.  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells has his picks from some of those places.

From Farm to Family   Back To Top

When you need milk, if you are like most people you head to the grocery store and grab a gallon without giving it much thought.  In honor of Dairy Month, Emily heads to a 4th generation dairy farm in Buffalo to show us what it takes to get that milk from the farm to your family.

Lake Superior Brewing Co.   Back To Top

Chris is a fan of craft beer so he decided that while he was in Duluth he would visit the Lake Superior Brewing Company.  Established in 1994, it was well before craft beers became as mainstream as they are today.  Co-owner of Lake Superior Brewing Company, Dale Kleinschmidt, says he sort of just stumbled on the art of brewing beer.

Canadian Club Whisky   Back To Top

Dan Tullio is known as the “Godfather of Canadian Whisky.”  He has worked in the industry for over 30 years and he has a put together a few drinks that he thinks event non-whisky drinkers should try.

Ted’s Sicilian Wine Picks   Back To Top

Our wine guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskells, recently got back from a trip to Italy.  He was busy visiting the vineyards who supply the wine at Haskells.  Ted is here with some of his favorite Sicilian wine picks. 

Zero Proof Mix-Off   Back To Top

It’s the unofficial start of summer and maybe you’re celebrating by having a few cocktails – but maybe you’re celebrating without them!  Three local bartenders go head to head to in our Zero Proof Mix-Off sponsored by AAA.

Spring Wines that Match the Flowers   Back To Top

You hear the saying there are “notes of flowers” in wine.  Our wine guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskell’s, has some wines that you might want to try that match spring flowers.

Celebratory Wines   Back To Top

Buying an anniversary or retirement gift can be challenging.  Wine Guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskells has some perfect gift ideas.