Drinks

Wine School with Haskell's  

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

Wine Taste Test

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  

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

Fine Spirits Classic  

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

Champagne 101  

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

Picnic Pairings  

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  

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.

Summer Lemonades   Back To Top

Owner of the Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by the TCL kitchen to show us how to make some tasty summer lemonades! 

Jerk Pork Chicken Sandwiches   Back To Top

Tomme Beevas is the owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen located in the heart of eat street in Minneapolis....he stopped by to make jerk pork sandwiches and tasty drinks to go with it.

Caribou Coffee Bubble Drinks   Back To Top

Jenifer Hagness from Caribou Coffee stopped by TCL to show us how to make one of their new bubble drinks - the Raspberry Green Tea with Bubbles! Here are some tips to make one at home.

Rose All Day with Haskell's   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Wine Guy, Haskell's Ted Farrell, explains the popularity behind rose wine and shares four of his favorites bottles, along with an exclusive deal.

Siriously Delicious Recipes   Back To Top

Cookbook, Seriously Delicious is a Washington Post Besseller.  It's author, Siri Daly, is a popular food blogger, Today Show food contributor, and the wife of Carson Daly.She stops by to prepare two of the recipes from the book.

TCL Happy Hour: Acapulco   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is starting the weekend early with a happy hour and you’re invited! TCL Happy Hour at Acapulco is celebrating at their new location in Andover. The fun begins at 3 p.m. and runs to 4:30.

Infused Drinks   Back To Top

Infusing drinks with herbs and fruits is one of the hottest trends in the 2018 beverage industry. Jim Watkins of Sociable Cider Werks in Northeast Minneapolis stopped by to show us his step-by-step infusion process.

Driscoll's Blackberry Cobbler and Mojitos   Back To Top

Minnesota is the 6th largest blackberry-loving market according to Driscoll's. And they're perfect for a picnic! Chef Daniel joined us in-studio to make blackberry cobbler and blackberry mojitos too!    

Northeast Beer Tour   Back To Top

Northeast Minneapolis is hopping. That certainly includes the beer scene which continues to grow. Minnesota Monthly Food Critic, Joy Summers, teamed up with TCL Reporter Emily Engberg to check out three spots worth visiting in that area. Here’s the list.

Minnesota Breweries Getting Crafty   Back To Top

Minnesota breweries are getting crafty, teaming up with music venues, musicians and others to create special edition cans and bottles of beer. Amelia Rayno and Tom Horgen from the StarTribune share a few of their stories.

Spring Has Sprung at Haskell’s   Back To Top

There might be snow on the ground, but we know one place where spring has sprung -- the aisles of the liquor store.
From honeysuckle to cherry blossom, the smells of beautiful, blooming flowers can be found inside bottles of vino.
Our wine guy is helping us transition seasons. Haskell’s Ted Ferrell stopped by with a few of his favorites.

$10 Wines for 10 Years of Twin Cities Live   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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

Bootlegger Brewing   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.