When it’s time to retire, we generally think about slowing down, more down time to relax, but we have a couple of Weather Watchers who did just the opposite. They started a whole new chapter in their lives when they moved out of the cities and bought 11 acres in Lake City to start a vineyard.
These are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, March 20.
The effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.
Christmas has come and gone, but at Haskell’s in Minnetonka, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. At Haskell’s, you can splurge even more for a bottle of wine. A lot more.
John Hines fills in for Dave Lee….and finds out about the 50th Anniversary of Rudolph….click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.
Target may be continuing its push to get into the liquor business, as officials with the retailer say they want to add a liquor store inside of its existing Super Target in St. Paul’s Midway area. The retailer reportedly also recently filed paperwork to open a liquor store at its St. Louis Park location.
Minnesota lawmakers next year are preparing again to take up the issue of Sunday liquor sales. Minnesota is one of only 12 states that require liquor stores to be closed on Sundays. And many Minnesota consumers cross the border to Wisconsin, where Sunday sales are legal.
Minneapolis voters chose to knock down the 70/30 law Tuesday night. The restricts restaurant revenue to 70 percent from food and 30 percent from beer and wine. It was a ratio that was getting tough to manage thanks to the city’s huge craft beer boom.
Voters in Minneapolis have chosen to eliminate the 70/30 law, which restaurant owners have called archaic and harmful to their businesses.
You can buy a lot at a Target store in Minnesota. But if you’re looking for alcohol, your selection is limited to just a few types of beer. That is unless you visit Target on 87th Avenue Northeast in Otsego, where a new pilot program is giving customers a new option to buy booze.
Wednesday was another cool but gorgeously clear day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and there was no shortage of activities for all of us at WCCO-TV to investigate.
With 160 acres of rolling hills and grape vines, Carlos Creek Winery is the type of place where you can you forget you’re in Minnesota. But make no mistake, this is Minnesota wine.
Here’s a little tip if you’re planning on drinking at your 4th of July party – your drink, may be stronger than you think. And depending on how it’s made, you could be consuming more than you intended. The National Institutes of Health says most people don’t realize how much alcohol is actually in a drink. So they’ve created a new online alcohol calculator to help.
While Napa Valley deserves to be mentioned on any short list of the country’s top wine destinations, there are several other destinations nationwide that are worthy of merit.
Minneapolis voters will get the final say on the proposed changes to the city’s liquor laws. Currently, restaurants in residential neighborhoods have to follow the 70-30 rule, which means their sales have to be made up of at least 70 percent food and no more than 30 percent alcohol.
Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout April, Mike’s picking up some exciting recipes from the newest dining hotspot in south Minneapolis: the just-opened Heyday in the Lyn-Lake area. This week’s selection has a provocative title but a smooth and breezy taste.
The parking lot has been full ever since Total Wine and More opened for business about a month ago in Roseville, Minn. With wide aisles, high ceilings and neatly stacked shelves, Total Wine feels more like its big box brethren than a traditional liquor store. Which is exactly what president David Trone was going for.
Many of us will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday with a nice dinner out and maybe a bottle of wine. That had us wondering: How do you find the best value for a bottle?
Valentine’s Day is almost here and if you’re still trying to figure out what to do, we’ve got you covered. I went in search of Minnesota’s Best Romantic Restaurant, and your votes sent me west of the cities to Alexandria for Bella’s on Broadway.
Our state is known for its 10,000 lakes, frigid winters and “Minnesota Nice,” but fewer people know about the “Minnesota Flavor.” It’s a mellow sweetness that many winemakers and distilleries count on, and it comes from a surprising source – our woods.
If you’re going to spend your money, might as well spend it on something useful. Check out these awesome vineyards that you would actually be able to afford. Who doesn’t love some good wine?
The average Minnesota hunter spends $1,500 each year, and many of those who track deer will take a short break this weekend to enjoy a fine meal. Edward Moody and Jamie Yuccas from the WCCO This Morning show got in on the adventure as they headed north for a week to learn about the hunting craze. On Tuesday, they showed us how they learned about pairing wild game with wine.
A new report could drive wine lovers to drink. Morgan Stanley says we could soon face a worldwide wine shortage. Demand keeps climbing in the U.S. and China and because of weather and other factors, production is down.
The 6th Annual Taste! will showcase the best in local food, wine and specialty beers for 2013. On Friday and Saturday, you can enjoy the cooking by 40 top chefs, 350 wines and 100 specialty beers.