Drinks

Vina Tondonia Reserva 2004

Rioja is a large wine region in northern Spain known for great medium- and full-bodied reds made from predominantly tempranillo.

Horse Heaven Hills Canoe Ridge Explorer red wine

Enjoy this one with beef or veggie stew, roast beef or chocolatey desserts.

Janie Geyen, CEO of women-owned business Sattwa Chai

Wayzata’s Sattwa Chai is dedicated to delicious drinkables.

Truce Juice, an organic, vegan and raw juice shop, opened its fourth location at the Wayzata Promenade in January.

As the days get warmer, beers change to match the seasons. Spring beers from local brewers are usually lighter styles with a crisp taste, while winter beers tend to be heavier and with higher alcohol content.
 

Improving one’s health is the quintessential New Year’s resolution. Local holistic health guru Jodi McKee has a recipe for aspiring health-nuts in 2018: It’s a comforting classic—hot chocolate—with a twist. The secret ingredient? A mushroom called chaga. Don’t let the weirdness stop you.

It goes without saying that the competition is stiff in the local beer scene. Lake-area residents—and our city-dwelling neighbors, too—can choose from an ever-expanding list of quality breweries and taprooms when they’d like a fresh, local pint.

The story of Bootleg begins in the clubhouse at a country club on Lake Minnetonka, during Prohibition. A group of friends finished a round of golf and indulged in the newly crafted beverage.

While everyone has their own tastes and preferences, there are a few themes to consider as you’re choosing springtime wine for meals and gatherings this season.

Eggnog is always a hit around the table during the holiday season, but it can sometimes feel a little predictable. Switch it up this year and impress your family, friends and guests with some new beverages.

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