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Wisconsin is home to three AVAs — each defined by geographic and climatological features: Lake Wisconsin AVA, Upper Mississippi River Valley AVA, and Wisconsin Ledge AVA. They impart distinct characteristics to wines made with grapes grown there. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

The Wollersheim winery of Prairie du Sac is constructing a casual bistro to open at the end of August. It’s also just introduced a canned wine. Read more

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Wisconsin is wine country. And Isthmus Uncorked, back for a second year, showcases local wines paired with local foods. Read more

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Thomas DeVillers

Wisconsin isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind when people talk about wine country. But local vinters have been working hard to change that perception. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Last month, Madison’s first Total Wine & More store opened in West Towne Mall. The chain boasts crazy-low prices on more than 8,000 wines, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 beers. Can local wine and neighborhood liquor stores compete? Read more

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Uncorked will showcase Wisconsin’s wines. New cold-hardy grape varieties make growing grapes in the state more practical. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Paulius Musteikis

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

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Linda Falkenstein

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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Winedown on the way Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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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 Read more

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