Square Wine Co. and Table Wine joining forces and raising funds to help California’s wine country recover after last week’s deadly wildfires. more

Oct 18, 2017 11:53 AM Food News


Cameron Bren

Casetta Kitchen and Counter offers thoughtful pairings for dine-in or take-out. Co-owner James Juedes has a wide-ranging background in wines. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK 1 Comments


Sharon Vanorny

The world of wine can be intimidating for a newbie. But your local wine shop can be a great educational source, thanks to events like tastings and classes. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks


Sharon Vanorny

Drumlin Ridge Winery is slated to open in Westport this October. The family-run operation plans on producing wine made from grapes grown onsite and from California. more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Paulius Musteikis

Barolo is the wine bar Madison deserves, at last. And the focused small plates menu isn’t bad, either. more

Dec 10, 2015 5:00 AM Reviews


Linda Falkenstein

Barolo, Julep and A-OK all open at Robinia Courtyard, and promise great things to come. more

Oct 8, 2015 11:15 AM FOOD & DRINK


Sharon Vanorny

Longtime winemaker David Korb, with the help of son Keenan and fellow vintner Rich Trotta, plans to break ground on his Drumlin Ridge winery in October in the town of Westport. more

Sep 18, 2015 8:58 AM Isthmus Drinks


Kelly April Tyrrell

​Although Wisconsin is known for its beers, not its wines, the state has 120 wineries. The UW-Madison recently hired an enologist to help the fledgling industry gain a foothold. more

Jul 3, 2015 8:15 AM News

Wine lessons for the 4th, a new market at Centro Hispano, and pie for Wednesday. more

Jul 2, 2015 10:30 AM FOOD & DRINK

Winedown on the way more

Jun 11, 2015 1:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Winedown is a new wine and beer lounge set to open in July at 118 State St. Owner Jenna Carol hopes its atmosphere will attract young professionals and graduate students. more

May 27, 2015 4:54 PM FOOD & DRINK

A five-course dinner paired with Chad Melville's wines, featuring Chad Melville, and unraveling risotto and other delights. more

May 7, 2015 11:35 AM FOOD & DRINK

For Thanksgiving, think light. The meal is big, and it's often a slog, lasting for hours. What you're looking for is something to lift you along through the green bean casserole and inevitable uncomfortable political conversations. more

Nov 24, 2014 9:17 PM FOOD & DRINK


Todd Hubler

Wine is as seasonal as the food we eat. In the summer months, we consume a lot of bright, high-acid foods such as fruits and tomatoes. These are perfect for white wine with bracing acidity. As harvest brings its rich flavors and we start to eat more more

Oct 30, 2014 1:00 PM FOOD & DRINK


Carolyn Fath

Australian wine has built a bad reputation for itself over the past couple decades. It certainly doesn't help that ginormous bladders of industrial hooch cross the Pacific to be bottled on our shores as a watery and wretched thing called Yellowtail. more

Aug 21, 2014 2:00 PM FOOD & DRINK


Carolyn Fath

The 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail happened in New Orleans last week, and a number of Madison bartenders and beverage professionals made the trek to the Big Easy to attend seminars, volunteer at events, hobnob, and generally contribute to the mayh more

Jul 24, 2014 2:00 PM FOOD & DRINK


Joe Rocco

Celebrities think they can do anything. Models get delusions they can sing, actors are convinced they can be politicians, and directors believe they're artists. But the worst offense might be when famous folks think they can make wine. more

Jun 19, 2014 2:00 PM FOOD & DRINK

Common wisdom says that asparagus is difficult to pair with wine. The same vegetal, chlorophyll-rich flavor that makes the green stalks crave-worthy in spring causes companion wines to taste metallic. A traditional way to force the pairing is to over more

May 15, 2014 2:00 PM FOOD & DRINK

April is synonymous with rosé wine season. It's when pink juice begins arriving on store shelves in the same way smelt appears at fish fries and crocuses pop in sun-drenched lawns. While it may still seem a bit cold to enjoy wine that is best suited more

Apr 17, 2014 2:00 PM FOOD & DRINK

Over the past few years, Sicily has been throwing off its Mafioso and bulk-wine-stained past (although it's still Italy's third largest bulk-wine-producing area after Puglia and Veneto). more

Mar 20, 2014 2:00 PM FOOD & DRINK