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Northern Vintners Work To Improve Wines’ Quality

Wine connoisseurs who favor vintages from Bordeaux or Napa Valley might not have heard of the grape, but Marquette has been exciting Northern winemakers since a Vermont vintage won best-in-show red at a 2009 cold-climate wine competition.

03/29/2012

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Wisconsin Legislature Passes Home-Brew Bill

Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday passed a closely watched bill that would make crucial changes to how home-brew enthusiasts around the state share their suds.

03/15/2012

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Booze Brackets: March Madness Hits Liquor Stores

The price of liquor is going down — sort of. A Twin Cities liquor store chain is jumping on the college basketball bandwagon.

03/14/2012

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Study: Red Wine May Prevent Breast Cancer Cell Growth

Many studies have found that alcohol can increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer, but new research shows red wine may prevent the growth of cancer cells.

01/06/2012

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Haskell’s: Burglars Broke In, Stole $12K In Liquor

Haskell’s Liquor Store representatives say thieves stole $12,000 worth of liquor at their St. Paul location early Friday morning.

12/09/2011

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Pick-A-Side: Which Thanksgiving Food Is Your Favorite?

Turkey, cornbread or stuffing? Choose your favorites from this array of classic Thanksgiving foods.

11/21/2011

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U Of M Joins Cold-Climate Wine Industry Project

University of Minnesota researchers have joined a multi-state effort to help the cold-climate wine industry shine.

11/02/2011

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Project Seeks To Expand South Dakota Wine Industry

South Dakota State University is taking part in a project aimed at stimulating the grape and wine industry in South Dakota and a dozen other northern states with cold climates.

10/21/2011

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Wis. Wineries Hopeful For Big Grape Harvest

Wisconsin’s wineries are hopeful that this year’s warm, dry summer creates a big harvest for grapes.

09/17/2011

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Minnesota Wineries Struggling Due To Wet Weather

The wet summer weather may just have an impact on your glass of wine. Some of Minnesota’s grape growers are now dealing with damaging effects of a long stretch of humidity and rain.

08/05/2011

Good Question: Can A Glass Change A Wine’s Taste?

For most of us, we are being fancy if we put white wine in a white glass, and red in a red glass — or if we take the beer out of the can. But there are dozens of different types of glasses for specific varietals of wine and specific types of beer. So, can a glass really change the flavor of our drinks?

11/11/2010

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DeBlog: Does Wine/Beer Glass Really Affect Taste?

I’m skeptical. You go to Target now and see huge displays of Riedel glassware. (you can see them online here.) They’ve got glasses for red and white, of course. But there are also special glasses for pinot noir, and zinfandel, and cabernet.

11/11/2010

9/18/10 Charlie Boone and Jack Farrell

Jack Farrell of Haskell’s Wine and Spirits joins Charlie for their weekly chat!

09/20/2010

Napa Valley Photo Gallery

Browse through these photos featuring John Hines’ vacation through Napa Valley!

06/30/2010

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