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Best Bars For Wine Tasting In Minnesota

Looking to sample wines from all the world? You can do that right here in Minnesota.

08/06/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: August Deals

We turned a calendar page over the weekend. And that means we still have plenty of bathing suit season to enjoy. They are just one of the great bargains in the month of August.

08/03/2015

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Liquor Price War Means Cheap Booze In Twin Cities

Since Total Wine stores entered the Twin Cities market, full out price wars have been underway in the local beer, wine and liquor markets.

07/20/2015

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Minnesota Summer Wine Fest Comes To St. Louis Park

Love wine? Well, then head to St. Louis Park this Saturday!

07/08/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Allison Wagner Of Savvy Lush

After a long day, it’s sometimes nice to unwind with a glass of wine. But then figuring out what to buy can sometimes launch you right back into the stressful zone. That’s why Allison Wagner started the Savvy Lush. At first it was a joke with friends and then morphed into helping people find tasty wines, cheap. But that’s not all that makes Allison a Minnesotan to Meet. Her day job also raises significant money for a disease that hits our population hard.

06/16/2015

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New Hybrid Grapes Help Grow Wine Industry In Cold US Regions

The Marquette grapevines clinging to a steep, rocky hillside in the southeastern Adirondacks are among a host of new grape varieties that have enabled a boutique wine industry to take root in areas of the Northeast and Midwest that were previously inhospitable.

06/07/2015

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5 Things To Know About Wine, Women And Baseball

Last Friday, the Twins took on the Toronto Blue Jays. The game may have ended in a loss, but for a large group of women attending the night was still a win. That’s because it was Wine, Women and Baseball.

06/03/2015

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Minnesota Winery Celebrates Anniversary With Grand Re-Opening

A trip to Napa for wine sounds nice, doesn’t it? But how about a trip to Waconia instead? Turns out, you don’t have to escape to California to taste, and make, your own wine!

05/28/2015

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Weather Watchers Reap The Sweet Rewards Of Retirement

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.

04/16/2015

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4 Things To Know: Arsenic In Wine, Skin Cancer Risk For Gay Men & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, March 20.

03/20/2015

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Six Food Favorites Affected By Climate Change

The effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.

03/05/2015

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Good Question: Why Are Some Wines So Expensive?

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.

12/31/2014

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Podcast Page: 12-9-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Hosting

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.

12/09/2014

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Target Eyeing Midway Location For Liquor Sales

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.

11/11/2014

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Minn. Lawmakers Prepare For Renewed Sunday Liquor Sales Push

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.

11/09/2014

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The 70/30 Law Just Didn’t Work With The Craft Beer Boom

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.

11/05/2014

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Minneapolis Votes To Scrap 70/30 Law

Voters in Minneapolis have chosen to eliminate the 70/30 law, which restaurant owners have called archaic and harmful to their businesses.

11/04/2014

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Target Debuts Otsego Store With Full Liquor Selection

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.

10/03/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At the Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 7

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.

08/27/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Winery

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.

08/06/2014

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Health Watch: Your Beverage May Have More Alcohol Than You Think

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.

07/04/2014

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Best Destinations For The Wine Lover’s Vacation

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.

06/10/2014

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Voters To Decide Whether To Roll Back 70-30 Rule

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.

06/06/2014

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Mike’s Mix: The Garter Belt

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.

05/16/2014

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