Drinks

Friends gather around a table at The Vine Room in Hopkins

Hopkins’ new The Vine Room offers wine and a Cali vibe downtown.

A glass of Aviary Cabernet Sauvignon

Aviary Cabernet Sauvignon is just $15.99, and would be a great contender in a blind tasting.

A martini made from Gray Duck Vodka.

Retired Viking Chad Greenway creates a hit spirits line.

A bottle of Aska red wine from Banfi.

For Valentine’s Day, sip on an Italian blend from Banfi.

A group of friends enjoy glasses of wine while on vacation.

Take a wine-focused vacation that bucks the clichés.

Torres 10 brandy

Torres 10 is like brandy meets sherry meets rum, our liquor expert says.

A variety of great sparkling wines for the holidays

Local liquor expert Kevin Castellano recommends some great sparkling wines.

An aperitif sits on a bar cart with a bottle of liquor from Tattersall.

Learn about aperitifs and digestifs from knowledgeable purveyors.

Les Bournes Menetou-Salon, our expert's pick for a Thanksgiving dinner wine.

It’s time to start planning Thanksgiving dinner, and sauvignon blanc is always a good pairing for turkey, ham and sweet potatoes.

GD Vajra wine from Piedmont, Italy

GD Vajra from Piedmont, Italy makes terrific wines, and while their single varietal ones are great, our columnist says the blend is a good way to get into them.

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