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Sips & Tips: Wines for the Holidays

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by John B. Donovan “The wines that one best remembers are not necessarily the finest that one has ever tasted, and the highest quality may...

Sips & Tips: Red Wines are Back

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October brings cooler weather, and cooler weather to the Wine Crew means red wines are back in fashion. While collectively, the Crew enjoys the...

Sips & Tips: Cooler Weather Wines

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The Wine Crew met right after Natalee and I got back from a 2650-mile driving trip to New York State. A couple days were...

Sips & Tips: Wines for a Summer Affair

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Check any Top 10 list of wines for summer and there’s a good chance both Riesling and Pouilly-Fuissé will be in the line-up. The...

Sips & Tips: 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...

Sips & Tips: 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,...