Drinks

Doug Hudson holding a bottle of homemade wine from a winemaking kit

With the rise of cooking competition TV shows and Netflix streamers about homespun desserts, it’s easy to get caught up in the magic and pride that comes with creating restaurant-quality delicacies in the comfort of your own home.

Winemaking, wine fermentation, homemade wine

Here's a handy list of terms you'll need to know if you're making (or drinking) wine.

Friends, family and colleagues are making New Year’s resolutions left and right, most involving getting healthy. Before you hop on board and buy kale in bulk at Costco, check out these juice and smoothie joints around town.

Less than a year ago, Dan Justesen’s long-time project came to fruition, and Utepils (OOH-ta-pilz) Brewing opened its doors in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood.

Lowry Hill Liquors and Lakeside Wine + Spirits in Long Lake have been family-run businesses from the beginning.

Looking for a non-alcoholic drink that nonetheless carries a sophisticated taste? This was founder Nate Uri’s quest when starting Prohibition Kombucha in 2014.

Equal parts industrial distillery and welcoming watering hole.

The story of local vodka company AVIV starts with its founder Marc Grossfield, who has strong roots in St. Louis Park. He grew up on the west side and graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1975.

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to sample some seriously awesome brews. Jason Alvey, owner at the Four Firkins, suggests four Irish or Irish-inspired beverages to transport you to the Emerald Isle:

What makes a perfect cup of hot chocolate? The folks at Good Day Café are experts. Manager Zack Carroll says the secret is in the chocolate itself—none of that packaged, powdery nonsense.

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