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Articles tagged with 'wine'


A chat with Chris Berg of Roots Wine

Published Aug. 20, 2015

Chris Berg was born in Racine and now makes wine in Oregon; we caught up to chat with him in anticipation of the Roots Wine Dinner at c.1880 on Aug. 27.


Ray's Wine & Spirits announces leadership changes

Published Aug. 11, 2015

Ray's Wine & Spirits, the popular family owned and operated purveyor of wine, spirits and beer at 8930 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa has announced changes to its leadership team.


Ray's Growler Gallery expands to include wine, patio

Published July 22, 2015

It's been just over a year since Ray's Wine & Spirits, 8930 W. North Ave., opened its Growler Gallery, an extension of the former Tasting Room and Educational Center. And now there's even more to enjoy.


35 Italian wines? Yes, please

Published July 7, 2015

I'm a fan of wine tastings, where I can really dig in and discover new favorite wines without risking a $20 or more mistake. And it's even better if I can talk to an expert who can give me tips about what to spend my money on. So, you can imagine my thoughts about a wine event that allows sampling of 35 of Italy's most exquisite wines, covering regions from Piedmont to Puglia.


Updated: Ian's Pizza wants to sell wine

Published June 23, 2015

Ian's Pizza By the Slice, 2035 E. North Ave., has applied for a Class C Wine Retailer's License. The Madison-based Ian's opened its first Milwaukee location at the end of 2009 and opened a second eatery at 146 E. Juneau Ave. in 2012.


Dear Santa: Wine, please

Published Dec. 16, 2014

This year, while composing a brief holiday wish list, I included a couple wines, thinking I'd enjoy the experience of a rare bottle of barbaresco or barolo much more than, say, an eight-pack of tube socks from Kohl's. But it got me wondering what some local wine experts might be including in their letters to Santa this holiday season. So, I asked. And here's what they said...


Selecting the right wines can elevate your Thanksgiving feast

Published Nov. 20, 2014

Thanksgiving is on the horizon and you're hosting (or attending) a family dinner. What to do about wine? How to find something that pairs well with both turkey and cranberries? How to find a wine that appeals to you, your parents and Aunt Millie? It can be challenging, but experts say a few simple rules can help guide the way...


A chat with Tendril Wine Cellars' Tony Rynders

Published July 23, 2014

Wisconsin may not have a climate made for producing the best wine grapes, but its fertile soil has produced a plethora of top notch winemakers. One such winemaker is Milwaukee native Tony Rynders.


First look: Hubbard Park Beer Garden

Published June 24, 2014

The Hubbard Park Beer Garden opened this afternoon at 3 p.m. for the first time and celebrated with what has become beer garden protocol - free beer.


Pleasant Kafe aims to open this summer

Published June 15, 2014

Pleasant Kafe, a coffee shop and wine bar, will open later this summer in the former Dentice Bros. Italian Sausage shop, 1600 N. Jackson St.