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

Vintages vary, but only to a (price) point

For most wine consumers, vintage shouldn’t matter. After all, the vast majority of bottles sold are of the under-$10 variety...

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

Beautiful Garden: A garden plotted, planted to be at one with nature

Starting with a blank slate 15 years ago, Diane Erdmann crafted spaces that fit in with nature – and the neighborhood. She calls her sloping south Minneapolis back yard “a mix of architecture and ‘let it happen,’ ” with volunteer plants strewn throughout.

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 05:59 PM

Millennials are becoming the foodie generation

People in their 30s, 20s, even their teens, are passionate about what they eat, opting for healthier food and turning...

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 10:38 AM

Wine: Alsace's gems are seriously under-recognized

Looking for something new to sip? Then reach for a French classic.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 04:54 PM

Online contests let you pick the next pope, learn about Catholicism

The conclave has spawned speculative websites that allow participants to prognosticate, pontiff-icate – and maybe learn about Catholicism.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 03:23 PM

Tips for sipping wine

Improve your learning curve — and fun factor — with these pointers from our expert.

Updated: February 27, 2013, - 04:12 PM

Wine deal: 2011 Zestos Old Vines Garnacha

WINEI’m almost convinced that the best we can expect of an under-$10 wine is a friendly, tasty, fairly simple offering...

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 11:25 AM

There's a wine club for everyone

Wine clubs come in every shape and size, covering every region and varietal — and more than a few offbeat themes.

Updated: February 13, 2013, - 01:24 PM

Cheap wine: 'Redemption' blend is delicious

Take a red grape associated with Italy, another with France and finally one from California. Blend them, and what do...

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 10:49 AM

Wine deal: 2010 Chateau Sabatey-Bellevue Bordeaux

WineWith thousands of chateaus and oft-unfriendly prices, Bordeaux is a seriously daunting region for most of us. So it’s always...

Updated: February 01, 2013, - 01:03 PM

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