Food & Drink

A glass of rosé

Triennes rosé is nice and dry with bright, crisp strawberry and melon flavors, and great acidity.

Gavin Kaysen, owner of Demi, Spoon and Stable and Bellecour

Five Twin Cities chefs are among the contenders for Best Chef: Midwest, and the full list of James Beard Award semifinalists features several other local chefs and restaurants.

A brisket sandwich from Buddy Boy Barbeque

Buddy Boy Barbeque draws fans of smoked meats year-round.

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.

King crab served in white spoons from The Caterers in Hopkins

The Caterers is a commercial kitchen, catering facility, event venue and part-time restaurant.

A spread of cheese, chocolate, fruit and nuts.

Local cheesemongers and wine experts share their recommendations for a perfect Valentine’s Day spread.

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.

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