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Wine Hack

If I asked you what kind of wine you liked, what would you tell me? Or, when you walk into a wine shop, how...

A New York State of Wine

As Billy Joel sings, “Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighborhood” and I am suggesting for your next wine...

Holiday Pairings

November begins the season when folks think about hosting dinners and parties, often for small groups of friends, but sometimes it grows into a...

Two Countries – Two Wineries: Babos and TYCOGA

Babos Winery – Istria, Croatia Right after I retired, the opportunity to travel to Croatia and learn about how business cooperatives operate there presented itself....

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...