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4 Italian red wines to welcome spring

Published April 22, 2017

Summer is beer season in Milwaukee, it's true, but in spring, when the temps can fluctuate wildly, a nice glass of red wine can still warm the soul. Here are four Italian reds I've tasted recently that are worth scouting at fine wine purveyors around town ...

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Lovino Sangria makes comeback after two-year hiatus

Published March 8, 2017

It's been almost two years since Lovino Sangria disappeared from store shelves, leaving fans of the refreshing party-perfect beverage in the lurch. But, thanks to Jennifer Clearwater, who purchased the recipe and brand, the sangria is making a comeback.

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Bartolotta lunch with author Hyland spotlights Piemontese wine & food

Published March 7, 2017

Chicago wine and food writer Tom Hyland celebrates the cuisine of Italy's Piemonte region in "The Wines and Foods of Piemonte." On Saturday, March 11, Ristorante Bartolotta fetes the book with a special lunch featuring Piemontese food and wine pairings.

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Try this for happy hour: Flights & Bites at c.1880

Published March 1, 2017

Has it been a while since you've been to c.1880? If so, you might want to consider a visit. The restaurant just rolled out a brand new monthly "Flights & Bites" menu, which will be available Tuesday through Thursday evenings. And it's pretty delicious.

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Wine specials at All Purpose give customers reason to try something new

Published Dec. 21, 2016

If you've ever stared long and hard at a restaurant's wine list, hoping to find something that looks familiar, that you know you'll like, at a price point you can afford, you're not alone. New wine offerings at AP Bar & Kitchen aim to make the world of wine a bit less intimidating.

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A drinker's holiday gift guide

Published Dec. 18, 2016

Who doesn't love to kick back with a nice little cocktail and enjoy the season? OK, there may be a few, but for the rest of us, here are some suggestions to help you get into the, ahem, spirit, of the season (see what I did there?) ...

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What to drink now: 6 holiday wine recs from Bartolotta's Katie Espinosa

Published Dec. 14, 2016

There's no time like the holidays for festive meals accompanied by delicious wines. But, finding the perfect wines to go with holiday meals can sometimes be a challenge. So we asked Katie Espinosa for some of her best recommendations for affordable holiday wines.

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First look: Total Wine & More in Brookfield

Published Nov. 8, 2016

On Thursday, Total Wine & More - the country's largest independent wine, beer and spirits retailer - opens its first Wisconsin store in the Calhoun Crossing Shopping Center, 17300 W. Bluemound Rd., in Brookfield. We took a peek inside.

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Downtown dining guide

Published Oct. 26, 2016

If you're heading into Downtown Milwaukee for a Bucks game, a day of work and a night out with friends, you can find almost anything and everything to eat. So the next time you head into the city, here's a full list of places to check out for a meal on the town.

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Cooler temps revive passion for red wine

Published Oct. 18, 2016

Maybe it's just me, but I lean more toward beer in summer and wine as the weather cools. Because I tend to choose reds over whites, I like the warming feeling of holding a glass of red wine and of the wine as I swallow it. Here are a few wines I've tasted lately.

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European style cheese shop on the docket for Tosa Village

Published Oct. 6, 2016

The Wauwatosa Village may have its very own cheese shop as soon as early December. A proposal for The Village Cheese Shop for the retail space at 1430 Underwood Ave., is slated to go before the Wauwatosa Plan Commission on Monday, Oct. 10.