Wine & Spirits

Wine & Spirits

Harvest Time at the Winery

It's September! The month of the Autumnal Equinox which brings the first day of autumn. Critters are hustling and bustling as they stock up...

Up Close & Personal with a Winemaker

John Bookwalter – J. Bookwalter Winery, Richland, Washington I've known John and enjoyed the fruits of his vineyards since conducting a fundraising campaign for Kadlec...

The Dubuque-area Society of Brewers

Think what you will of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President, but he is the reason the home brew or craft beer revolution is now...

Summer Beverages

Warm weather is just around the corner and what better time to think about all the wonderful brews, wines, and other beverages available to...

EJ Droessler – A Life’s Journey of Wine

It was my pleasure to catch EJ Droessler out from behind the bar at L.May Eatery one afternoon to talk wine. To be fair,...

Dubuque Heritage Winery

It was last month when I sat down with Matt and Kathy Haas in the back of Java Joe's Coffee Shop. Matt and Kathy...

Check Out What’s Brewing in Dubuque

With so much brewing in Dubuque, this month I'm setting my wine glass aside and I’m going to enjoy a glass or snifter of...

Reconsidering Midwest Wines

This month finishes the last drop of the first four years of writing for Julien's Journal. With February’s edition a new bottle is opened,...

Wine Gifts for the Holidays

Nearly everyone has someone in their circle of holiday gift-giving friends who enjoys wine. It would be my guess that you have fretted over...

Dubuque Food and Wine Returns to Port of Dubuque

The fourth annual Dubuque Food and Wine event, sponsored by Hotel Julien Dubuque, returns to the Port of Dubuque with the Grand Tasting kicking...