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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...

Sips & Tips: Summer Wines

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August is often our warmest month, but after the temperatures in June and July I’m hoping for a reprieve. However, whatever the weather, August...

Sips & Tips: Wine in Cans

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by John B. Donovan Greetings friends. I’m back and I’ve missed you all. In this section “Sips & Tips,” we’ll highlight a couple of wines each...

Cider, Cidre, Hot, Cold, Boozie not Boozie!

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As I sit here writing this article in early September, the weather is cold, grey, and wet, so PERFECT for this article. But you...

Brew Some Summer Fun at Potosi Brewery

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The restoration of the original Potosi Brewery has breathed new life in Potosi’s downtown along with plenty of hometown pride. The building has undergone...

March Madness… and we are not talking basketball!

For the last 12 years, a “little” event has been held at the end of March in Galena: The Wine Lovers Weekend. In its...