Drinks

Blood and Sand Cocktail

It’s time to prep for Halloween and Day of the Dead.  This hearty cocktail pairs with colder weather, and it’s also great for entertaining.  Shaken or stirred, here we go:

 

Blood and Sand Cocktail

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.

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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.

Montenidoli vernaccia di San Gimignano

Montenidoli makes a wonderful vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Qiuxia and Kevin Welch, co-owners of Boom Island Brewing Company, opening soon in Minnetonka

Boom Island Brewing Company moves from Minneapolis to Minnetonka with a larger taproom and a promise of more beer.

A bottle of La Crema 2015 chardonnay.

In recent years, Oregon has really been trying to prove that they can be known for things other than just world-class pinot noir. Their chardonnay is no exception.

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