Ward on Wine

Blog URL: http://www.startribune.com/blogs/wine

Thirty years ago at a trattoria on the isle of Capri, Bill Ward had a lusty homemade red that rocked his world. Ever since this "so that's what wine's all about" moment, he has been seeking similar experiences.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: wine, red wine, white whine, Star Tribune

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Relocation relocation relocation on Jul 31, 2009 in UncategorizedWe’re moving, ostensibly to a better neighborhood. The Star Tribune is updating/migrating its blogs, and now it’s Ward on Wine’s turn. So from now on, please go here — early and often — to keep up with the blog. (If for...



All about you on Jul 29, 2009 in UncategorizedEric Asimov is one of the very best wine writers around. His weekly column in the New York Times is a must-read, always insightful and interesting, never stuffy. Today’s piece on the state of the wine business in California is no exception. B...



Petters’ cellar and something Fresher on Jul 27, 2009 in UncategorizedSo I’ve been told that I’m a competitive sort, which of course tends to come with the turf in my chosen field. But I also believe in giving credit where it’s due. So kudos to Minnesota Monthly’s Dara Moskowitz Grundahl for une...



Unsweet home Alabama on Jul 24, 2009 in UncategorizedYou couldn’t even remotely make this stuff up. Alabama has banned the sale of Cycles Gladiator wines because of the label, which a side-angle drawing of a nude woman on it. (For those naughty readers who might want to scrutinize the label to d...



Beyond sublime on Jul 23, 2009 in UncategorizedYou know you’re having a memorable evening when a 2000 Ducru Beaucaillou is struggling to finish a distant fourth in the Wine of the Night competition. But that’s where my kismet-kissed self landed on Wednesday, when six of us gathered f...



‘What I want to drink’ on Jul 19, 2009 in UncategorizedPerhaps only in wine and spirits distribution can someone who has “about 100 accounts” be considered a “little guy.” But that’s what Domace Vino, a Shoreview-based wholesaler, most decidedly is. Being small also affords...