| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:16 PM
1 For a different take on fast food, visit the Easton Farmers Market on Saturday for the annual Zucchini 500.
The annual event, now in its eighth year, pits racers against each other after they have carved their cars out of zucchini and...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:08 PM
One way to look at Alsace wines is through a glass filled with one of the region's eau de vie, the clearer-than-water distillate of any of a number of fruits such as raspberry (framboise) or cherry (kirsch).
You'd be hard pressed to find another...
| Jul 25, 2014
A few years ago, I got into something of a Twitter war with an aspiring sommelier. He'd tweeted about having been to a dinner party hosted by a wine collector, mentioning the bottles of expensive wine that the collector had served. I replied that the...
| Jul 24, 2014
Our club: Founded in 2008, the Windy City Wine and Book Club is a group of 18 fun-loving, passionate, career-oriented and diverse women.
How we got started: Our founding member, Anne Uible, decided to start the club shortly after graduating from the...
| Jul 29, 2014
Q: I want to know the best way to store cheese...soft cheeses, hard cheeses, etc..Every time I open up the cheese after getting it at the store, I can't wrap it the way they do and it ends up in a Ziploc bag. And can you freeze most cheeses or does it...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:23 PM
All day Tuesday, they came to the Grand Cru wine bar with swollen red eyes, hugging one another and trying to make sense of the loss of a good friend and boss.
They lifted a glass and reminisced about Nelson Carey, the genial and worldly publican of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:19 PM
On Thursday, Vivo Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar in Hanover will debut a biweekly series of Italian movie nights. Each movie night will feature a four-course prix-fixe menu inspired by that night's film.
For the series opener, "The Godfather," Vivo's...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
How do you find your next favorite wine? (Hint: Looking for the label with the weirdest animal on it won't necessarily get you there.) Wine bars are a great starting point if you're just dipping your toes into the wine world, and Chicago doesn't lack...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:12 PM
It was a good week for wine recognition for some of Chicago's top restaurants.
Wine Spectator magazine's announced its 2014 Restaurant Awards, and 52 Chicago restaurants were honored, including Tru (676 N. St. Clair St.), the only Chicago restaurant...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 2:47 PM
A mother-daughter combination from Poquoson sparked their team to first place in their flight as the USTA Virginia 18-and-over district championships continued at Huntington Park, Old Dominion and Christopher Newport.
Charo Hunter and her daughter...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:18 PM
It's one of the oldest fermented beverages in the world, but until recently many people had never even heard of mead.
Now the ancient drink, which was mentioned in "Beowulf" and found in Egyptian tombs, has come to Allentown.
In January, Greg Heller-...