Apr 27, 2011

Pissing off the wine snobs

Want to really piss off someone who equates the quality of wine with where it comes from and how much it costs?  Tell them you really like Missouri and Illinois wines. 

Of course, not every wine made from Illinois or Missouri vineyards is cheap, nor is every one tasty.  But, in reality, I actually like a lot of the wines I’ve tasted right here in the Midwest. 

Apr 14, 2011

Things discussed at the Brewhaus

Probably everyone who enjoys an occasional libation has a place where, as the TV theme song says, “everybody knows your name.” 

Apr 5, 2011

Hail to the Hurricane

Recently, the author of one of the blogs I follow discussed the question:  If you could only drink one type of cocktail for the rest of your life, what drink would it be?  For me, I would never tire of the hurricane. 

A commoner dines at Baumgartner’s Cheese Store and Tavern, Monroe, Wis.

I wasn’t sure a place existed that could be the perfect representation of Wisconsin life, but then I traveled through Monroe, Wis., one week...