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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...

Climate Change Effects on Wine and Spirits

Normally this little column addresses fun stuff like parties, alcohol trends, wine, and such. This month, however, I want to draw attention to the...

Travelogue – Portugal: A Land of Soul and Wine

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Portugal is on the westernmost edge of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, bordered to the east by Spain and to the west by the...

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...