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

Oregon feels a lot like home to Olson

Mary Olson did quite well in the telecommunications business. But when she purchased the Airlie winery in 1997, she was...

Updated: August 29, 2012, - 03:59 PM

Possessed by money

U of M researcher says the pursuit of money makes us selfish -- and focused.

Updated: August 29, 2012, - 03:19 PM

4-H kids' passion plays

Hundreds of projects provide throwback appeal and a look at what's on kids' minds.

Updated: August 28, 2012, - 07:56 PM

Wine deal: Samora Tejo white blend

WINEThe conventional wisdom is that Portuguese wines haven't caught on because of the unfamiliar grape names. It's certainly not because...

Updated: August 25, 2012, - 04:29 PM

Fishing's a major lure

For the half-dozen anglers lollygagging alongside their cars in a small unpaved lot off Sucker Lake Road, a famished fish would be a bonus.

Updated: August 24, 2012, - 01:39 PM

Condi: Here's how to kick off your Augusta membership

The former secretary of state could concoct some unusual links on the old-boy course.

Updated: August 24, 2012, - 01:10 PM

Wine's stature building at State Fair

State Fair visitors who make yearly pilgrimages to the Epiphany Diner will be in for a shock this year. The erstwhile church dining hall now houses a "wine bistro."

Updated: August 22, 2012, - 05:47 PM

These days, baldness is no big hairy deal

For more women, bald is a beautiful, or at least more acceptable, look for their men.

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 08:51 AM

Spring Valley winery the toast of the U of M wine competition

The host state in general -- and a new kid on its block in particular -- came up big at Thursday's International Cold Climate Wine Competition. Four Daughters' 2011 La Crescent captured "best in show" among white wines in the fourth annual event at the University of Minnesota.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 08:57 PM

This fest fare really sticks out

Not exactly straight out of the Renaissance comes a sweet-savory oddity.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 03:50 PM

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