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Good Question: How Do You Find The Best Value For Wine?

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?

02/13/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Romantic Restaurant

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.

02/04/2014

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The Minnesota Flavor Of Wine & Spirits

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.

12/10/2013

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Private Vineyards You Can Almost Afford To Buy

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?

12/05/2013

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Matching A Wine With Your Hunted Game

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.

11/05/2013

Wine Shortage

Wine Shortage On The Way?

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.

10/31/2013

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University Of Minnesota Hosting Taste This Weekend

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.

10/03/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Grape Stomp At Carlos Creek Winery

The socks are coming off and the juices will be flowing this weekend at Carlos Creek Winery. The annual Grape Stomp gives visitors a chance to see and feel how wine was made the old-fashioned way, starting with a pair of bare feet.

09/10/2013

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Local (Wine) Tap: ‘Minn. Wine Country’

Minnesota Wine Country is enjoying its new digs — and lauding the ever-growing industry of wine – at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair.

08/29/2013

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These Aren’t Your Old World Grapes, But They Make Great Wines

The fifth annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition is awarding top honors for the finest red, white and specialty wines made from cold-climate grapes.

08/16/2013

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Frosty Minnesota’s Wine Industry Faces Challenges

A new study says Minnesota’s wine industry is growing up, but faces challenges.

07/17/2013

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For The 1st Time A Century, Beer Might Flow At Minn. Capitol

There are few other places in the historic Minnesota State Capitol where beer drinking should be more welcome: The basement cafeteria, styled as a German Rathskeller. Now, for the first time in almost 100 years, alcohol may be available on certain occasions.

05/22/2013

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Minn. Legislature Allows Beer, Wine Sales In Capitol

Your favorite brew may soon be available for purchase at the state Capitol. The Legislature passed a bill Monday that includes a provision that directs the city of St. Paul to issue and on-sale wine and malt liquor license to the Capitol cafeteria. The bill now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/20/2013

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Good Question: Is The Legal BAC Limit Too High?

Saying they could save hundreds of lives every year, the nation’s highway safety advocates want states to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for driving by 35 percent — from 0.08 to 0.05.

05/14/2013

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Good Question: How Strict Are Minnesota’s Liquor Laws?

No one at Haskell’s in downtown Minneapolis or at The Four Firkins in St. Louis Park expected Minnesota’s liquor laws to change Tuesday.

05/01/2013

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