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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? more

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Isthmus Uncorked is this Saturday at McPike Park. Here are 5 reasons why we think you should attend. more

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

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Linda Falkenstein

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

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

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Winedown on the way 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. more

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

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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

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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

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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

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