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

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

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

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