Drinks

Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy in-home wine tasting

If you’d like to become more familiar with different wine regions, varietals and qualities of wine, as well as the vocabulary of wine, an at-home wine tasting can help you become more knowledgable about wine in a fun, relaxed environment.

Fall isn’t simply a change in the weather. It brings a transformation in decor, activities and flavors.

Dogs do more than make us smile. They are supportive, loving pets; they provide a source of humor (and make efficient foot-warmers, too). They are our playful pals, our furry protectors and now, dogs help children gain confidence in reading.

There’s nothing quite like a perfect cup of coffee to start your day. Whether it’s a good old-fashioned cup of Joe, a fancy mocha with chocolate and whipped cream, coffee liqueur cocktail or coffee over ice, yes, these java drinks will have you caffeinated and ready to roll.

White Bear Nutrition, opened by Bryan Foss, Michelle Foss and Luke Popham in July 2014, offers meal alternatives and health-coaching services on-site.

Terry and Anne Kellerman’s latest project, The Alchemist, is new to White Bear Lake, and the guests are loving it.

After a revival on the coasts, rosé wine is making a comeback in Minnesota. Eric Hendrickson, owner of Mahtomedi Liquor Barrel, has seen an increase in requests for rosé over the past year, and he is fond of the trend.

With holiday gatherings right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect wines to accompany your meal.

It was about one o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon when the head brewer asked me, “Is it too early to drink?”

“Naw,” I replied. “That’s why I’m here.”

Beat the summer heat with the delicious cucumber margarita from Acqua. Cucumber and mint infused with Sauza Blanco tequila, fresh lime and salt served on the rocks will go down smooth and cool.