Wine & Spirits

Wine & Spirits

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...

Domaine de ProvenSol Winery

One of the highlights of our trip to France was an overnight stay at ProvenSol Winery in Venterol. Venterol is located on the eastern...

E. Guigal – A winery with a rich history

I knew of and had already enjoyed wine by E. Guigal when I learned the winery and operation was very close to Vienne, my...

In France there is Wine… and much More

The weather in France was warm, but spectacular, the scenery in the country-side was like out of a picture book, and the people were...

Plastic – Coming to a Wine Store Near You?

I hope you enjoyed that flash back to 1967 and the film, The Graduate, directed by Mike Nichols and staring Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman,...

Rosé – There’s More to Blush About than You Know!

It’s summer and time to lighten your wine, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose flavor. Maybe you need to take a serious...