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

Wine deal: Santi Montedoro Moscato

The moscato craze shows no sign of abating, and wines such as the Santi Moscato Montedoro ($12) provide ample evidence...

Updated: November 10, 2012, - 02:11 PM

Some chardonnay lovers roll away the barrel

Tastes have changed from the days of oaky, buttery chards; some new entries are finding a grateful audience.

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 03:03 PM

Which catchphrase will catch on?

Campaign catchphrases sometimes gain lasting traction, turning bywords into watchwords. What will be this year's "swiftboating," "vision thing" or "giant sucking sound"?

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 03:31 PM

Quiz: Get the final word

A pop quiz on political catchphrases, past, present and maybe future.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 10:09 AM

Wine deal: Casa das Mouras Douro Reserva Tinto

OK, granted, $19 for a bottle of wine from a lesser-known country might seem like a lot. But the Casa...

Updated: November 03, 2012, - 03:46 PM

Wine deal: Vina Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignin

WINEDon't even bother trying to find a $13 California cab as good as the Viña Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon. Red...

Updated: October 27, 2012, - 04:57 PM

Move over, Sonoma: Mendocino has arrived

With its local connections, wines from Sonoma's northern neighbor are worth a taste.

Updated: October 24, 2012, - 03:12 PM

Boomers truckin' into old age

The generation that walked on the wild side in its youth faces health issues. The good news is that many of the ailments have more effective treatments than ever - if boomers will acknowledge the reality of aging.

Updated: October 20, 2012, - 04:20 PM

Wine deal: Charles Smith Boom Boom! Syrah

WINEA buddy of mine likes to say that he feels sorry for Southerners because "they have such a short syrah...

Updated: October 20, 2012, - 03:15 PM

Are jingles 'M'm! 'M'm! Good'?

Advertising jingles have fizzled in recent years, but some are hoping they'll catch on again.

Updated: October 17, 2012, - 01:35 PM

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