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White Wine Summer

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It’s summer and the perfect time to enjoy a fresh, crisp white wine. The challenge for the Wine Crew (Miranda & John McVoy and...

Canned Wine – Is It Worth It?

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I surprised the Wine Crew this month with four different wines, in cans. Upstairs from where I get my haircut in Platteville, WI is...

Sips & Tips: Wines For April Showers

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The Julien’s Journal Wine Tasting Troupe had fun with the wines selected for this month’s article. With very clear guidance, they selected the wines...

Sips & Tips: Wines for the End of Winter and the...

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It’s always nice to know we are in March. Most of the harsh winter is behind us and Spring is around the corner. Mid-month...

Sips & Tips: Reds For Your Heart!

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by John B. Donovan February is Heart Month, in more ways than one. The American Heart Association recognizes Heart Month to encourage everyone to steps...

Sips & Tips: A Time for Reds

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In November, it was my pleasure to attend a tasting of local wine put on by Iowa State University Oenology Department with Aude Waterlot,...

Sips & Tips: Christmastime Wine

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It’s December and time to play a bit. I’ve not reviewed fruit wine in the past, and it seems that Christmastime is a good...

Sips & Tips: Thanksgiving Wines & Wine Glasses

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I wish I had a bottle of wine for every time someone has asked me, “What’s a good wine for Thanksgiving?” The answer: it all...

Sips & Tips: Galena Cellars and Fragrance Terms

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If you have not been to Galena Cellars (galenacellars.com) recently, then head over to the vineyard (4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL 61036) some...

Sips & Tips: September Wines

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by John B. Donovan September is a wonderful month for travel. Since most of us are not yet hopping on planes and flying over the...