Wine

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An idiot's guide to drinking wine like a real sommelier

Published May 25, 2020

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.

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Life is rough: It's time to treat yourself to something sweet & comforting

Published March 19, 2020

The world has been turned on end. And it's the perfect moment to find joy in the little things. Maybe that's a cookie, or some ice cream. Maybe it's a bottle of wine or a cocktail. Here are some ideas for treating yourself (and maybe even your friends and neighbors) while supporting locally owned small businesses.

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Hidden gem: Louie's Coop inside G. Groppi Food Market

Published March 6, 2020

One of the city's oldest grocery stores, a true neighborhood landmark for generations, stretching all the way back to 1913, has gotten in on the concept of opening a bar - and, most importantly, gotten it totally right.

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Downtown dining guide 2019

Published Oct. 21, 2019

If you're heading into Downtown Milwaukee for a Bucks game, a day of work or 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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Spend the day in Cedarburg: Spots to eat, drink and while away the hours

Published Oct. 15, 2019

Film-goers will have a new theater to enjoy during this year's Milwaukee Film Festival Oct. 17-31 thanks to the addition of Cedarburg's Rivoli Theater. Of course that means it's a good excuse to spend a day (or a few) exploring the history, shopping and eateries in the area.

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Do This: The Blind Horse Gourmet Food Truck Festival this weekend

Published Aug. 14, 2019

More than 20 food trucks, a winery and a great patio. What more could you want from your weekend? If you've never been to The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery - a destination which merges a Napa Valley-style restaurant and a world-class winery - this weekend would be a great time to visit.