Drinks

Wine Deals  

Whether your go to wine is a chardonnay or a good house wine, you’ll want to head to Haskell’s Fall Wine Sale where you can get buy one and get one free.  Ted Farrell has his picks to check out. 

Cider Cocktails  

Just as craft beer production has grown, so has the production of cider.  Just like beer cocktails, Twin Cities restaurants are creating cider cocktails too.  Jim Watkins, co-founder of Sociable Cider Werks, shows us a few of those cider cocktails.

Shrub Cocktails  

When you hear the word shrub, you probably think of the plant.  In the cocktail world, a shrub is a sweet vinegar concoction.  Creator of Joy on the Rock.com and editor of Eater Minneapolis, Joy Summers, shows us some pretty tasty shrub cocktails.

Ask the Wine Guy  

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s travels the world to bring the finest wines back to Minnesota.  Haskell’s carries over 10,000 wine products and Ted knows a lot about wine in general.  He answers some of the questions you have about wine.

Harvest Beer Festival  

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s Guide to the Twin Cities Beer Scene is on stands now.  Get a taste of what the Twin Cities has to offer at the first ever Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s Harvest Beer Festival!  Dining Editor, Stephanie March, is here with a few samples.

Fall Cocktails  

Nick Kosevich, owner of Bittercube Bitters and partner at Eat Street Social, shares some recipes for fal drink cocktails.

High Rated Wines  

On a bottle of wine, you may have noticed a point system given.  It’s based on a scale of 100 and is used by wine magazines and enthusiasts.  An excellent bottle of wine will have a score of 90 and above.  Wine Guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskells shares four “excellent” wines for under $15 a bottle.

Finnegans Beer   Back To Top

Finnegans is making a name for itself in the craft beer scene.  This week they are unveiling a new beer.  Emily went to check it out and what she found out what they do with their profits was a nice surprise.

Healthier Happy Hour   Back To Top

When you have been working out or had some progress with the diet you’ve been working on, you might think about skipping that party or happy hour.  It might just be easier to skip the temptation, right?  Believe it or not, you don’t have to.  Workout expert Nancy Stoneberg shows Emily some healthier options when going out.

Harvest Drinks   Back To Top

Ted Farrell of Haskell’s shares the flavor of fall with apple wines, pumpkin beers, and more. 

9/24 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth is back from vacation!  Steve and Elizabeth do a little catching up.

Napa Wines   Back To Top

Last week, Napa, California experienced their worst earthquake they’ve seen in over twenty years.  The 6.0 earthquake did some damage but not enough to cause worries over a price hike on your favorite wine, says Ted Farrell from Haskell’s Wine.  

Minnesota Wine Country Booth   Back To Top

Located near the Food Building is the Minnesota Wine Country booth.  It’s where you’ll find wine from the 40 wineries and 600 vineyards across Minnesota.  Kyle Peterson, co-owner of Wine Haven Winery shows us some of the best wine Minnesota has to offer.

Farrell House Wines   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has been sharing his vast knowledge of wines from around the world.  We wondered which ones were his personal favorites.  We asked Ted what he always makes sure to have in his wine rack in his own home.  

Beer Cocktails   Back To Top

Having a nice cold beer on a warm summer evening is heaven.  But mix in a few ingredients for a beer cocktail and it’s a whole different kind of flavor.  Head bartender Chris Myers from Brasserie Zentral has three different beer cocktails that will get your taste buds excited.  

Really Cool Drinks   Back To Top

The cocktail scene around the Twin Cities is flourishing and mixologists are stirring up some pretty impressive cocktails.  Joy Summers, creator of the website Joy on the Rocks, shows us some of the more impressive ones. 

Haskell’s Wine & Brew Cruise   Back To Top

Ted Farrell with Haskell’s took Emily along with him down the St. Croix River on the Haskell’s Wine & Brew Cruise to sample some of this year’s most popular grape varietals.

Fine Spirit Classics   Back To Top

Ordering high end spirits might be a little bit intimidating.  Minnesota Monthly is helping to make you a lot more comfortable with the 3rd Annual Fine Spirit Classic

Minnesota Distilleries   Back To Top

Entrepreneurs in Minnesota are taking a chance in the tight liquor market, hoping to make it big with their micro-distilleries.  Ted Farrell from Haskells brought in some samples from some of the distilleries finding success. 

Make Your Summer Drinks Look Great   Back To Top

Cool off in the summer heat with a refreshing drink.  Why not kick it up a notch and make it look great too?  Food Stylist, Rachel Sherwood shows us some simple ways to add something fun and keep you cool this summer.

Domestic Wines   Back To Top

With just a week until we celebrate our declaration of independence, Ted with Haskell’s has his favorite picks for wines that were “born in the USA.”  

Summer Beer Bucket List   Back To Top

Craft breweries are popping up all over the place and it’s hard to keep up.  Our Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, has found a way!  She’s creating a “Summer Beer Bucket List.”

The World of Rosé   Back To Top

Ted Farrell from Haskell's stopped by the studio to tell us about a few of his favorite rosé wines! Farrell described the difference between the coloration of each wine and how that color affects the taste.

Kemps Soda Shop Recipes Back To Top

The Kemps Moooseum shares some recipes from the fully functioning 1940’s era Soda Shop Fountain you can order from!

Flavor Infused Water   Back To Top

Leave the pop and lemonade at home for your next barbeque.  Cookbook writer, Mary Jane Miller, suggests quenching your thirst with flavor infused water instead!

Perfect Cocktails   Back To Top

You can build the perfect cocktail no matter what you have in your liquor cabinet.  Nick Kosevich, from Bittercube Bitters and Eat Street Social, shows us how using different spirits in your formula create different cocktails.       

Sangria   Back To Top

The fruit infused wine, known as Sangria, has been served up for centuries.  However, it didn’t make its U.S. debut until 1964 during the World’s Fair.  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has some ways to make your own or some ready to drink options. 

Sociable Cider Werks   Back To Top

Jim Watkins and his business partner, Wade, left the corporate world of investment banking behind, moved back to Minnesota and started up a “decidedly different” business.  Sociable Cider Werks is their creation that started in a garage and now their cider can be found in places around the Twin Cities.

Grilling with Latin Flair   Back To Top

It’s grilling season - so grab those burgers and throw them on the grill.  Chef and cookbook author, Amalia Moreno-Daamgaard shows us how to take your meal and give it a Latin flair, just by adding a couple of extra items.  

Fresh Limeade with Fresh Ginger, Poppy Seeds & Panela Back To Top

Fresh limeade (Limonada Con Gengibre, Chan Y Panela) is a very common cold drink to accompany lunch or dinner.  The poppy seeds, fresh ginger, and panela elevate this drink to a gourmet level.

American Craft Beer   Back To Top

Although beer sales are down, according to the American Brewers Association, craft beer consumption grew 18%.  Chris Furbacher, from Grand Teton  Brewing Company, is helping to take some of the confusion away from craft beers and clarify exactly what it is. 

Low Tea   Back To Top

Low Tea is one of the hottest “foodie trends” in 2014.  Cookbook author, Mary Jane Miller is here to explain exactly what it is.

Boxed Wines   Back To Top

It’s shatter-proof, it holds the equivalent of four bottles, and it will stay fresh in your refrigerator for at least a month.  If you aren’t a fan of boxed wines, our wine guy Ted Farrell from Haskell’s might just change your mind.  He’s here with some of his picks for boxed wines to give a try.

Vintage Wines from 2008   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.