Bill Ward

Features reporter | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Wine
Phone: 612-673-7643
Bill looks for stories off the well-trod path, covers baby boomer issues, and writes about wine in his Liquid Assets column.

Recent content from Bill Ward

What's in a name? Plenty

A sure sign that rosé has hit the big time: It now has its own “cult wine.”A new brand, Chateau...

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 02:25 PM

Zookeeper gets 'personal' with wild animals

In our continuing series about everyday people mastering their craft, a grizzly man talks about working with wild animals.

Updated: April 23, 2013, - 09:03 AM

Last call for 3.2 beer bars

Two decades ago, 64 Minneapolis establishments had licenses that allowed them to sell only lower-alcohol beer. Now most are gone. But the people who frequent the remaining 3.2 joints say they do so because of camaraderie, not the percentage of alcohol in the beer.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 11:38 PM

Spring and summer reds, patio furniture optional

It is patio season, no matter the clime, and a fitting time to partake of one of my favorite counterintuitive treats: red wines suited for spring and summer.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 03:18 PM

Chew on this: Wrigley rolls out caffeinated gum

Wrigley is rolling out Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, with each piece containing 40 milligrams of caffeine. That’s about the same “kick” as a 12-ounce can of Diet Coke or half a cup of coffee.

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 08:50 AM

Ideas for enjoying spring, despite the weather

We want our warm weather — and we want it now. Grab spring by the throat with these out-of-the-box tips.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Fresh eats offer a taste of spring

If we can’t have spring, we can at least eat it. Here are some spring-evoking dishes from “The Splendid Table’s” Lynne Rosetto Kasper

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 04:53 PM

Teen non-prodigy turns into stellar winemaker

Mankato native Stephen Dooley headed West and found success. It started in his early college days, when he spotted a Time magazine (Nov. 27, 1972) with Ernest and Julio Gallo on the cover.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 04:18 PM

Some tasty news about chocolate

Feeling guilty about chomping the ears — and probably more — off that chocolate Easter bunny? Don’t. It could be good for you, studies suggest.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 07:41 AM

Wine of the week: Boomtown Pinot Gris

boomtown pinot gris 2011The experience: The first job of a wine is to be delicious, and this juicy Washington white,...

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 12:58 PM

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