Almost all of us drink wine, but how many of us really taste it? Nate Norfolk is the wine and spirits director at Ray's, as well as a certified sommelier, and he kindly let me pick his brain about how a wine idiot can become a wine expert.
I have taken a bath with a glass of wine before, and I have drank coffee while showering, but last night I joined the ranks of millions (?) and experienced my first showerbeer.
While guys went for stripper poles and high heels for their choice for Milwaukee's best bar for a guys' night out or bachelor party, the ladies went for joysticks and high scores for their pick.
Touching may not be allowed at the strip club, but things got awfully close between Silk and last year's victor, AXE MKE, as a mere two votes separated the two nightlife hot spots.
The Outsider is certainly in style when it comes to Milwaukee's bustling hotel bar scene - at least according to OnMilwaukee Best of Bars poll voters, who voted the scenic Third Ward hotspot the best of the bunch for the third straight year.
Which Brew City delicacy did readers choose? Find out here...
When you're with the right person, anywhere can be perfect for date night - but according to the OnMilwaukee voters, few places set the mood better than The Outsider at the Kimpton Journeyman hotel.
Sometimes we could all use just a little bit more happy in our lives. And what's better way to get happy after a long day than some friendly conversation with a cool (discounted) drink to wash it all down.
The readers' pick for best bar in a restaurant has been a Milwaukee staple for decades.
The wine lovers in Milwaukee have spoken. And they've declared a perennial favorite the winner of this year's Bar Month readers' poll for best wine list.
Talk about consistency: With this year's win, the Bay View beer haven has claimed this prize from the voters for ten whole years - a decade of delicious beer dominance.
This week, fellow mocktail explorers Shary Tran, Yollande Deacon, Yomarie Castellano and I explored Amilinda where we ventured to Portugal and Spain right here in Milwaukee - with the help of the restaurant's seasonal mocktails.
Jessica Schlitz is a career bartender. With her years of experience, the 46-year-old Mequon native has seen a lot. But now that she's not currently bartending, she's willing to tell the stories most bartenders would never divulge.
With its menu-free approach, dimly lit and warmly jazzy vibe, and - of course - its old-school cocktails, ice cream drinks and tasty tipples, Bryant's may be a total throwback, but the South Side lounge is a classic no matter the year.
If you're axing alcohol for a New Year's resolution or just for Dry January, you can still drink well at bars without the booze thanks to contributor Erik Kennedy's continuing quest for mocktails in Milwaukee.