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Taking a break from summer beer to taste new wines ... and one vodka

Published July 21, 2017

With beer season in full swing - though of course it's always beer season in Brew City - I admit I've fallen a bit behind on tasting new wines. But I have set my mind to the task - and I know you're thinking, hard work - and uncorked a few that I'm sharing with you here.

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Charles E. Fromage to feature cheese, wine and more on Vliet Street

Published July 17, 2017

There's something delightful coming to the old LA Family Barbers space. And the venue's name and tagline are as clever as can be. Charles E. Fromage, "a place where adults can be adults," is both a play on words and an apt description of what guests will find.

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Upgrade your Summerfest experience at the new Corkscrew wine bar

Published July 1, 2017

Summerfest has always been a great place to fill up on cold beer and fried foods. But, it's traditionally been a virtual wasteland for wine lovers. All that has changed this year, thanks to the inaugural run of the Corkscrew, a wine bar located just outside the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.

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Eat this now: (New) lunch at Rare Steakhouse

Published June 29, 2017

We tried a virtual smorgasbord of items off the new lunch menu at Rare Steakhouse. And we've deemed it not only a great spot for an impressive business lunch, but also a great spot to stop for a mid-day glass of wine (or two) and appetizers.

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Get a taste of the untapped at the Door County Wine Fest on June 24

Published June 7, 2017

What many don't realize is that this Midwestern getaway produces a remarkably diverse selection of wines. Traditionally known for its fruit-based wines, an increasing number of wineries are now working with cold-climate grapes like Maréchal Foch, Marquette, Vidal, Seyval and Frontenac.

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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.