Spotlight Wine Region: Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Remember wine writers Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch and their “we’re unimpressed” review of Est! Est!! Est!!! wine? Basically, they said that the Est! Est!! Est!!! wine is actually nothing to write…
Intro to Italian Wines

Ahhh, Italy. Does anything get better than the sweet aromas of fresh bread, the rolling hills of Tuscany and the bustling cobblestone streets of Rome?  Actually, it does, because that list excludes…

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Bellini: The New Brain Food.
It seems like the world’s most refreshing cocktails include just a bit of sparkling wine and some sweet fruit juices. Your current go-to may be a mid-morning mimosa, with some simple OJ…
The Wine & Camping Campaign

Have you heard the news?! August 10th is National S’mores Day! Beer may be the old standby, but we’re determined to make wine the campers’ bevvy of choice this year. Grab your…

How a Winged-Aphid Changed Wine Forever

Last weekend I went over to a friend’s house for a bonfire. A very Wisconsin thing to do, I know, but we only get summer for maybe two months every year. It’s…

What We’re Consuming: The Vesper
The name’s Blanc, Lillet Blanc. The Vesper is a great cocktail for someone who wants to serve a creative classic. A classic Vesper uses gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc. It’s rather strong,…
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Why Does Rosé Taste So Damn Good?

As I slid into the booth at my favorite Milwaukee restaurant, I snatched up the wine menu. Scanning the list for the wine I wanted only took a few seconds. “Are we…

What I’m Drinking: Dancing Juice
I’m at work right now. It's Friday. I work for a wine company, so I can drink at work. I’m listening to The Roots, drinking La Cueca Sauvignon Blanc and thinking about…