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Pop! Pop! Pop!

All that popping must mean the holidays are fast approaching because ‘tis the season to start “popping” the corks on champagne, cava, sparkling, prosecco,...

Mocktails, Apéritifs, and Digestifs

The Mocktail Serving mocktails doesn’t exactly cause a human stampede to the bar… and in the past anyone who saddled up to the bar and...

Fermented Brew

Nowadays, making your own wine and beer at home is as easy as ordering a starter kit online. For those interested, plenty of information...

The Art of Brewing Handcrafted Beers

Galena Brew Fest is being held August 10 at Chestnut Mountain in Galena. The entry fee is $25. This gets you 24 sample tickets...

Summer Ready Libations

For a moment there, I thought we were going to have to continue to drink warm toddies and big reds. But just as in...

Every Day is a Good Day for Rosé

Rosé: that lovely, soft, yet subtle pink refreshing wine screams nothing but SUMMER! After almost a 30-year “bad rap,” Rosés have finally come back to...

The Last Drop of Wine

I think we can all recall a time when we finished the last of something that was so good that we were sorry there...

Easter Wine

With the calendar turning to April and the temperatures warming, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear with your Easter bonnet....

River Ridge Brewing Co.

Where would you be if you walked into a brew pub that incorporated as many local ingredients as possible into their beers and named...

Hedges Family Estate Winery: Sarah Goedhart – Winemaker

It was my extreme pleasure to share time with Sarah Goedhart, Head Winemaker for Hedges Family Estate Winery since 2015. Sarah is the daughter...