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.
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.
Minnesota Wine Country is enjoying its new digs — and lauding the ever-growing industry of wine – at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair.
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.
A new study says Minnesota’s wine industry is growing up, but faces challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twin Cities dwellers will likely soon be able to enjoy a drink while spending time at a popular Twin Cities lake.
After a recent decision, beer and wine sales at Lake Harriet look more and more possible.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. This weekend, it’s all about movies, wine and beer.
When the legislature approved beer sales at TCF Bank stadium a couple years ago, lawmakers and the University of Minnesota estimated profits — more than $1 million.
The Radisson Blu hotel, connected to the Mall of America, is now open. The first guests checked in Friday morning, and the staff of 185 is trained and ready.
Each week on “Off the Menu” with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, we’ll spotlight the people doing amazing things with food and drink! Local farmers, experts in food, wine, beer and spirits, chefs, restaurant owners and much more.
Minnesota lawmakers got an earful from angry bar and restaurant owners Wednesday about a plan to significantly raise the state’s alcohol taxes.
After a season of liquor sales at TCF Bank Stadium, a state lawmaker wants to allow hockey and basketball fans at the University of Minnesota to buy beer and wine.
Government health experts want to highlight what they call an under-recognized problem for women: binge drinking.