Drinks

Aegir Brewing Company  

The brother of Aegir Brewing Company, Tim and Jeremy Jones, joined Twin Cities Live at our TCL In Your Town broadcast in Elk River. 

Seeing Double at Haskell's  

If you are entertaining guests for Easter or need to stock up on wine, right now is the perfect time to stop by the liquor store. Twin Cities Live’s Wine Guy, Haskell’s Ted Farrell, stopped by with his favorite buy one, get one free wines as part of their 2019 Spring Wine Sale.

Spring Cleanse with Healing Insight  

Owner of Healing Insight, Senia Mae, stopped by the TCL studio to share information on cleanses and an opportunity for you to start a 4-week program. 

Drinks from Hrbek's Pub at Target Field  

Twins legend Kent Hrbek and bartender of Hrbek's Pub, Jordan Charipar, showed us how to make some tasty drinks that will be available at Target Field this season. 

Healthy Tropical Drinks  

Certified Personal Trainer Sara Gerbracht stopped by the TCL studio with some tasty tropcial drinks that have a healthy twist. 

Margarita Madness  

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament isn't the only madness occuring... Stephanie March of Mpls-St. Paul Magazine stopped by with her picks for Margarita Madness. 

Morning Protein Smoothie  

When making a smoothie, the possible ingreidents are endless. The Real Food RN Kate Doubler stopped by the TCL kitchen with her go-to healthy recipe. 

St. Patrick's Day Drinks   Back To Top

Jim Watkins of Sociable Cider Werks stopped by with two-ingredient St. Patty's Day themed drinks. 

Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience   Back To Top

Minnesota Monthly’s 25th annual Food & Wine Experience is March 2nd and 3rd at Target Field, but TCL reporter Kelli Hanson got in a day early to check it all out. She sipped on wine and tried Minnesota made snacks and she brought back a special TCL Discount Code. 
 

Sexy Wine   Back To Top

Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s, explains why wine is considered an aphrodisiac and guides you as to which wines to reach for.

Valentine's Day with Haskell's   Back To Top

Haskell's Ted Farrell has creative ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, including a special on bouquet of rose wine!

Big Game Drinks   Back To Top

Jim Watkins of Sociable Cider Werks stopped by the TCL studio to share so easy yet tasty drink recipes for the big game. 

Big, Bold Red Wine   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by with the biggest, boldest red wines sold at Haskell's. And they're all under $30.

Bubbly and Festive Drinks to Enjoy All Year   Back To Top

Champagne doesn't have to be a drink you only enjoy on New Year's Eve. Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a chef and cookbook author and she stopped by with three bubbly and festive drinks you can enjoy throughout 2019.

Last Minute Gifts from Haskell’s   Back To Top

Whether you’re picking up a bottle of wine last minute to head to Grandma’s house for Christmas, or you need an unique gift, Haskell’s can help! Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson headed out to their Maple Grove location where our Wine Guy shared his gift ideas. 

Strawberry Santas and Raspberry Vodka Martinis with Driscoll's   Back To Top

Chef Daniel from Driscoll's stopped by with some fun holiday recipes! For the kids, we made strawberry Santas and for the grown ups, we made raspberry vodka martinis! 

Eggnog Recipe   Back To Top

Katy Gerdes, owner of Angel Food Bakery, stopped by the TCL studio with a festive eggnog recipe. 

Wine Gadgets and Stocking Stuffers from Haskell's   Back To Top

The folks at Haskell's have kept Minnesotans in fine spirits since 1934. And their aisles are filled with more than just great bottles of wine and liquor. Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by with wine gadgets and other stocking stuffers you can pick up at the liquor store.

Wines to Pair with Thanksgiving   Back To Top

Don't let shopping for spirits stress you out before Thanksgiving. Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by with what to serve to guests before and after dinner along with what pairs well with turkey.

Holiday Food & Wine Pairings   Back To Top

Sommelier Greg Carlstrom stopped by the TCL studio to share some holiday food and wine pairings that are perfect for your next party.

Fall Ciders   Back To Top

Sociable Cider Werks owner Jim Watkins stopped by with some tasty fall themed drinks great for everything from your ladies night to a family get-together.

Halloween Cocktails with Haskell's   Back To Top

No matter how excited you are for Halloween, Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, has a "spirit" for you.

Pumpkin Palooza Week: Pumpkin Kegs   Back To Top

Cooking for Dads, Rob Barrett stopped  to show us how he turned an ordinary pumpkin into a fun pumpkin party keg that's perfect for your Halloween get-together.

BET Vodka Cocktails   Back To Top

It's Fall, almost Winter, but we’re celebrating another season too -- Sugar Beet season!  Why should we care? Sugar Beet sugar makes up about 20% of the world's sugar.  And thanks to one very smart Minnesotan, Sugar Beets are now being turned into vodka. It’s called BET Vodka, and it was created by Ben Brueshoff. Ben stopped by our studio to make BET Vodka cocktails you can make at home!

Drink Pink This October Back To Top

Minnesota-based Haskell's has partnered with the Park Nicollet Foundation and the Jane Brattain Breast Center to ensure women in need can access breast cancer screenings. During the month of October, $1 from every featured bottle purchased will benefit the Jane Brattain Breast Center's Mammo a-go-go Community Outreach Program. Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares the wines you can pick up that'll support a great cause.  

Tasty Fall Recipes for Oktoberfest   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten stopped by to whip up a delicious fall recipe that’s perfect for Oktoberfest.  For more information or to purchase a copy of one of Amy’s cookbooks, click here.

Spiral Brewery & Alexis Bailly Vineyard   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is celebrating everything Hastings! The small town is hopping with cool, classic spots and brand new businesses.

Apples with Sweetland Apple Orchard   Back To Top

Now is the time to make tasty apple treats using different apple varieties. Gretchen Perbix from Sweetland Orchard and Recipe Developer Mary Jane Miller put Gretchen’s Apples to good use and made delicious apple recipes for the fall.

Looks Great, Tastes Great with Haskell's   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares wines with great labels which also taste great. Plus, he has an exclusive Twin Cities Live deal!

Fall Inspired Drinks   Back To Top

Jim Watkins from Sociable Cider Werks is here with some fall inspired drinks.

Apple Cider Drinks   Back To Top

Laruie Crowell of Golden Fig stopped by the TCL kitchen with some tasty apple cider drink recipes. 

Fall Drinks at Caribou Coffee   Back To Top

Caribou Coffee has released new tasty drinks and foods to help you get ready for the fall season. Kayleen Trecker of Caribou Coffee stopped by to give us the inside scoop.     

Flavors of Fall with Haskell's   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stops by with flavors of fall, including a wine that is the perfect transition form summer to fall.

Minnesota Wine Vineyard Tour   Back To Top

The cover story of Minnesota Monthly features autumn getaways, including trips to Minnesota-based vineyards. Katie Hickman from Minnesota Monthly takes us to three spots worthy of a day trip.

Slow Cooker Fall Drinks   Back To Top

Author and Latin & Food Culture Consultant, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard stopped by with fall drink ideas you can make in your slow cooker.

Blue Ribbon Worthy Wines   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by the State Fair stage with wines he says are worthy of blue ribbons.

Wine School with Haskell's   Back To Top

Haskell's Ted Farrell shares the five steps for drinking wine and breaks down the difference between Brut and Champagne.

Wine Taste Test   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, serves up a TCL taste test with Steve, Elizabeth and actress Melissa Peterman. See if they can tell the difference between a $3 and $30 bottle of wine.

Three Ingredient Cocktails   Back To Top

Owner of Sociable Cider Werks, Jim Watkins, stopped by to share recipes for three tasty cocktails that only require three ingredients.     

Fine Spirits Classic   Back To Top

Food critic Joy Summers and mixologist Louie LeFleur stopped by to chat about MN Monthly's Fine Spirits Classic event.

Champagne 101   Back To Top

Sommelier Greg Carlstrom stopped by TCL to share all of his champagne drinking tips. 

Picnic Pairings   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares his picks for vino that pair well with picnic essentials.

Red, White & Blue Boozy Drinks   Back To Top

The 4th of July is USAs top beer-drinking holiday with more the 1-billion dollars spent on the cold brew. But what if you're not a beer drinker and want to celebrate with a cocktail instead? Red white and blue boozy drinks you say? Sounds like it's time for another Twin Cities Live Staff Showdown. Producers Mandy Tadych, Lisa Adams and Mike Marcotte stopped by to mix things up!

Best Chilled Wine Under $10   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by with his picks for four chilled vinos all under $10.

Purple Rain Latte with City Girl Coffee   Back To Top

Alyza Bohbot took over her parents' coffee business and City Girl Coffee was born! They support women coffee growers with every bag they sell! You can find them in the Yellow Food Area at the 2018 Twin Cities Pride Festival and they shared a recipe for a Prince-inspired latte you can sample there!

American Made Wines   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farell, stopped by the studio on Flag Day and celebrated by featuring some of his favorite American made bottles of vino!

Patio Party Drinks   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice stopped by to share some of her favorite portable patio drinks and show you how to serve them in fun and simple ways!

Italian Summer Drinks   Back To Top

Jim Watkins of Sociable Cider Werks just got back from the wine country and he brought back some tasty italian cocktails to share in the TCL kitchen. 

National Wine Day with Haskell's   Back To Top

May 25th is National Wine Day! Twin Cities Live wanted to celebrate, and the best person to help us party is Haskell's Ted Farrell. He stopped by with his list of the three wines you'll want to sip on this summer.

Radisson Blu vs. Radisson Red   Back To Top

The Radisson Blu at Mall of America is celebrating its fifth birthday in June! And it has a younger sibling in town. The Radisson Red is in downtown Minneapolis and is the only hotel of its kind in the United States. We had a bit of sibling rivalry in the studio. Bartenders Taylor Shaver from FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar and Britt Benner from OUIBar + KTCHN inside Radisson Red sling up some red, white and blue inspired drinks.