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  • Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend

    Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend
    Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
  • The Valley Line: Annual wine, food tasting event attracts hundreds

    The Valley Line: Annual wine, food tasting event attracts hundreds
    It was a spectacular autumn afternoon on Sunday, when more than 800 people came to Memorial Park to sip fine wines and sample gourmet foods at the 12th annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and premium wine auction event. The gathering was sponsored by the...
  • Answers to frequently asked wine questions

    Answers to frequently asked wine questions
    My favorite part of any wine talk that I might give is when I'm done — not because the talk is over but because, before it's over, I get to answer people's questions. I loves me my Q&A. Here are some recent questions about wine that I've been asked,...
  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August
    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • Cruising California's Pacific Coast Highway on a classic summer road trip

    Cruising California's Pacific Coast Highway on a classic summer road trip
    When four twentysomething women are silent in a car, you know something is up. Or down. Or in this case, both, in the form of hundred-foot rocky cliffs that dropped off sharply to our left, plummeting to meet the aquamarine Pacific Ocean, and the scrub-...
  • 30-band concert takes over stadium

    30-band concert takes over stadium
    From a seat on the infield or the bleachers, Hopstring Fest attendees can listen to 30 bands from Illinois plus headliner Cracker Saturday at Silver Cross Field, 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive in downtown Joliet. Presented by Chicago St. Pub, Joliet...
  • Upping your burger game? Eight wines that will show it off

    Upping your burger game? Eight wines that will show it off
    Labor Day is coming up. Of course you've got your weekend burger planned. But what are you going to drink with it? Burgers come in all guises, from Tommy’s chili-drenched patties to haute grass-fed beef burgers adorned with farmhouse cheese on a...
  • Hundreds of wines waiting to be sampled

    Hundreds of wines waiting to be sampled
    Wine (and beer) fans can revel Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, at the Naperville Wine Festival, which offers plenty of tasting and educational opportunities. "We will have close to 360 wines to sample," said Scott Janess, president of inPLAY Events,...
  • Restaurant review: Boltwood, in Evanston ★★

    Restaurant review: Boltwood, in Evanston ★&#9733
    Brian Huston had no idea that his 2-month-old Evanston restaurant, Boltwood, would be so popular. Or so noisy. The popularity he loves. Huston had made a name for himself as the opening chef de cuisine at The Publican, where he worked for six years, but...
  • Sample wines of Provence at 2 events

    Sample wines of Provence at 2 events
    Take your palate to Provence at two events focused on the wines of this French region edged by the Mediterranean Sea. Serving as tour guides for both will be Viktorija Todorovska, cooking teacher, wine educator and cookbook author. She'll be joined by...
  • Wine review: 2013 Alta Maria Vineyards 'Carbonic' Pinot Noir

    Wine review: 2013 Alta Maria Vineyards 'Carbonic' Pinot Noir
    2013 Alta Maria Vineyards "Carbonic" Pinot Noir Alta Maria Vineyards makes mostly very serious and seriously delicious Pinot Noirs. This one, though, is lighthearted and fun. Made by fermenting whole clusters the way they do in Beaujolais, the...