Drinks

$10 Wines for 10 Years of Twin Cities Live  

Twin Cities Live is celebrating 10 years on the air! In honor of the milestone, Haskell's is offering TCL'ers 10 bottles of wine for $10 each through Sunday, April 22. Twin Cities Live Reporter Emily Engberg joined TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, at their Maple Grove location to sample a few.

The Best of Haskell's Spring Wine Sale  

TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, reveals winning wines and spirits in another edition of The Teddies!

Bootlegger Brewing  

TCL in Your Town takes us to Apple Valley and in the south metro is where you'll find the booch....Kombucha that is.

Beer Cocktails  

Mixing beer with champagne? It's a cocktail with over 150 years of history. Haskell's Ted Farrell stopped by to share a couple beer cocktail recipes.

Mead Beers  

Gone are the days of choosing between only bud and miller if you want to order a drink. Craft beers, local wines and artisan hard ciders are all over liquor stores and bar menus. Jim Watkins from Sociable Cider Werks stopped by to share a variety of mead beverages.

Fish and Wine Pairings  

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stops by to share wines perfect for various fish, including cod, salmon and ceviche. 

The Cabin Bar Mocha  

We are just 22 days away from the “Big Game” that's taking place right here in Minneapolis. Caribou coffee is the official coffee sponsor of the Super Bowl Host committee and they've created a drink that's the ultimate "Tribute to the North." Jenifer Hagness shared more about The Cabin Bar Mocha.

Urbana Craeft Kitchen's Ice Bar   Back To Top

It’s pegged as Bloomington’s only parkside restaurant. It also just so happens to have a hot spot in the dead of winter. An ice bar! The ice bar grand opening event is Thursday, January 11th, featuring live music, food, drinks and giveaways. The event takes place form 4-5:30 p.m. The ice bar is great place to hang with friends and family. You can enjoy a glass of wine or a beer from Fulton.

Haskell’s Wine Bar   Back To Top

Haskell’s has a long history in Minnesota. Their start goes all the way back to 1934.  Over the years, Haskell’s has served the White House, Buckingham Palace and more. Today, Haskell’s has thirteen locations in Minnesota. The Farrell family took over the business in 1970. They have a lot of pride in promoting things local and Minnesotan. That includes some of the cheeses featured on their menu.

Tasty Teas   Back To Top

The grocery store has a wide variety of teas and tea blends.  But you can easily make your own tea blends. Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shows us.

Last Minute Gift Ideas from Haskell’s   Back To Top

If you are like one of the predicted 126 million people who still has Christmas shopping left to do – we have help!  Wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has some last minute gift ideas for you.  

Caribou Coffee’s 25th Birthday   Back To Top

Caribou is celebrating their 25th birthday this year! We all have our go-to drinks, but did you know you can order something from their “secret menu”? Jenifer Hagness from Caribou Coffee stopped by to share some favorite picks off the secret menu.

Driscoll's Christmas Tree Berry Hand Pies and Blackberry Hot Toddies   Back To Top

The Twin Cities consumes 132% more raspberries than the national average! So it's a great time to use raspberries and blackberries to make some holiday treats! Chef Daniel from Driscoll's stopped by to share their recipes. 

Gift Ideas from Haskell's   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares wine accessories you can pick up this holiday season.

Caribou Coffee Gift Ideas   Back To Top

Grab your Christmas sweaters, your festive flannel and your Santa hat....Caribou Coffee wants to help you get in the holiday spirit. Jenifer Hagness from Caribou Coffee explains how to “Antler Up” and shares great gift ideas for coffee enthusiasts.

Gift Giving From Chankaska Creek Winery   Back To Top

Shopping for your loved one this holiday season is in full swing. There are only 27 days left until Christmas. If you’re already feeling stumped on what to buy, don’t worry because gift giving has never been easier thanks to Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery.

Guide to French Wines   Back To Top

Haskell's Ted Farrell returned from a trip to France and shared a roundup of French wines perfect during holiday meals.

Holiday Mocktails   Back To Top

This holiday season, the team at AAA Minneapolis have a simple message -- to not drink and drive. They brought in two Twin Cities bartenders to create mocktails you can make for your upcoming functions.

Best Local Liquors   Back To Top

Besides the cooking and cleaning there is one other thing you should make sure is ready for Thanksgiving.  Is your liquor cabinet stocked?  Joy Summers from Minnesota Monthly shares some of her favorite products from the top breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries right here in Minnesota.

Friendsgiving at Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery   Back To Top

Elizabeth enjoyed an over the top Friendsgiving at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery over the weekend along with a group of about 40 TCL fans. Winemaker Mike Drash along with Assistant Winemaker Josie Boyle were on hand to describe how each course of food was complemented by a Chankaska Wine. For example, a creamy butternut squash soup went perfectly with the 2016 Four Oak White.

Wines from the Mediterranean   Back To Top

Wine guy, Ted Farrell, owner of Haskell’s, is keeping us in the Mediterranean with his wine picks.

Coffee and Bagel Pairings   Back To Top

Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros are joining forces to help you get out of your breakfast rut.  Jennifer Hagness from Caribou stopped by to share which coffee goes great with what bagel.

Batch Cocktails Back To Top

Haskell's Ted Farrell shares recipes for big batch cocktails to please a crowd.

Best Wines on Sale   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stopped by to hand out The Teddies! The awards go to the best wines part of Haskell's Fall Sale, which runs through November 5th at their 12 Minnesota locations. Watch to get Ted's pick for the best wine to stock up on now for Thanksgiving dinner!

Fall Drinks by Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery   Back To Top

The Wine Maker at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery, Mike Drash left winemaking country in Napa to move to Minnesota and make wine at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery instead.  Mike brought his knowledge to the winery where they have created exciting and world-class wines. He stopped by to share some delicious fall inspired drinks you can make right at home.  To find Chankaska wines at a store near you, click here.

Tailgating Drinks   Back To Top

Over the years, the “art” of tailgating has changed.  Our Wine Guy, Ted Farrell, has a few tips to tailgating the right way!  Check out Haskell’s Fall Sale that runs through November 5th.

Caribou Coffee Drinks to Make at Home   Back To Top

You don't have to rely on the weather to let you know what season we're in! Just stop by the local coffee shops and you can tell just by their menu. There's pumpkin chai, white chocolate mochas and caramel lattes.

Fall Style Beers   Back To Top

It dude week and we’re brewing up a bromance for seasonal beers. When the weather chance so might your choice of beer. Today, we shared fresh up and pumpkin flavored brews with Jim Watkins from Sociable Cider Werks.  

He Makes a Whiskey Drink   Back To Top

In honor of Twin Cities Live's Dude Week, Haskell's Ted Farrell stops by to share simple whiskey cocktail recipes. 

Pryes Brewing   Back To Top

Minneapolis has a new brewery. It’s called Pryes Brewing. It sits right next to the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. It’s the first in the state to offer something called Feather Bowling. It’s a cross between curling and bocce ball. So, guests can have a good beer and take on an interesting and new game that uses feathers and wooden cheese wheels.

Save Big at the Liquor Store Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is all about saving you money. Haskell's Ted Farrell stopped by with ways you can get discounts at the liquor store! 

Wines from Croatia   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live Reporter Emily Engberg recently went on vacation in Croatia with a group of Minnesotans. While she was there, she went to a winery. But this isn’t just any winery. Korta Katarina, or KK, is owned by Minnesotans Lee and Penny Anderson. The couple was visiting the area while doing some humanitarian work. They fell in love with the region. They took their passion for wine and their love of Croatia and started KK. Each wine has a story and that’s what the folks at the winery are most proud of.

The Melissa Peterman Wine Four-Pack   Back To Top

In honor of actress Melissa Peterman co-hosting Twin Cities Live, our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stops by with four of her favorite varietals of wine along with a great deal!

Best of the Cities at the Fine Spirits Classic   Back To Top

On Thursday, July 27, the Twin Cities best restaurants and distilleries will showcase food and drink at Minnesota Monthly's Fine Spirits Classic. Food critic Joy Summers stops by with a preview and a half off ticket deal for Twin Cities Live viewers!

Easy Drinks for Summer Parties   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice, is showing us how to host a summer party with fun drinks without spending the whole night playing bar tender.

Honey Drinks   Back To Top

The Radisson Blu Mall of America teamed up with the University of Minnesota Bee Squad to house a colony of honeybees.  They actually use the honey that is produced in some of the drink recipes from Radisson Blue’s Firelake Grill House and Cocktail Bar.

Wine and Liquor Gadgets   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, has comedian Louie Anderson guess the purpose of some quirky gadgets he sells.

Ideas for Your BBQ   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice, has some fun drinks and foods to bring to your summer BBQs or picnics.

Best Fancy Sodas   Back To Top

The craft beer movement is booming, and another is on the rise. Sodas (or pop if you're a true Minnesotan) are going beyond the mass produced stuff in the can. Food critic Mecca Bos shares picks for four made in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Caribbean Backyard Bash   Back To Top

If you've got a summer BBQ in your upcoming plans, we want you to put down that package of hotdogs. Don't even think of buying that relish tray. Instead, escape to the Caribbean. The owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, Tomme Beevas, stopped by to show us how to pull together a Caribbean Backyard Bash.

Bald Man Brewing   Back To Top

Some of the best breweries aren’t in the cities, they’re in the burbs. Throughout the summer, Twin Cities Live is going to feature some of them. Our first stop is Bald Man Brewing in Eagan. It’s a hot spot for folks wanting good beer and a good vibe.

Badger Hill Brewing Company Back To Top

Once you’ve had your fun at Valleyfair, take a break at Badger Hill Brewing Company!  Badger Hill Brewing Company offers tours, has eight beers on tap, and growlers to go!  Click here for information. 

 

Don't Judge a Wine by Its Label   Back To Top

To grab attention in the liquor store aisles, winemakers are spending more money to make fancier labels. But don't let that be the deciding factor on what you purchase. TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, shares four wines with less than glamorous labels that aren't worth passing up.

National Wine Day and Int'l Chardonnay Day   Back To Top

TCL's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stops by to celebrate two 'holidays' he holds close to his heart: International Chardonnay Day and National Wine Day. Plus, he has exclusive deals for TCLers!

Hog Wild Week: Pork Belly Sandwiches   Back To Top

All week long we've been going hog wild with the Minnesota pork board on twin cities live!  Chef Jeff Labeau from Depot Bar and Grill in Faribault, is here to make pork belly sandwiches.

Wines from the Western Mediterranean   Back To Top

In celebration of Steve's upcoming cruise to the western Mediterranean, our Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, stops by with his vino picks for Italy, France and Spain along with a bonus from Gibraltar.

Mother’s Day Mimosas   Back To Top

Brunch is just not the same without a cocktail and all you need is orange juice and dry sparkling wine to make the perfect mimosa!

A Wine Expert's Favorite Wines On Sale   Back To Top

Haskell's 12 Minnesota locations are having their biggest sale of the year. To help navigate you through the deals, we asked our wine guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, to present some awards. We call these "The Teddies."  

Building the Perfect Cheese Tray   Back To Top

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.

Hard Seltzer Picks   Back To Top

With sales booming for flavored sparkling water company, La Croix, other businesses are trying to cash in. Enter the hard seltzers -- waters infused with alcohol. They're popping up on liquor store shelves, so we asked Haskell's Ted Farrell to share options worth trying.