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-wise, Washington does right by whites

The Evergreen State’s under-the-radar white wines are great for bargain-seekers.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 01:57 PM

Seminar aims to help coaches address boys' abusive behavior

A seminar aims to give coaches the tools – and permission – to address abusive behavior.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 04:40 PM

Local amateur historian has a blast with the past

A local history buff rediscovers people and places that might be gone, but shouldn’t be forgotten.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 04:05 PM

A tour of 'forgotten' Twin Cities sites

Amateur historian Carrie Hatler recommends checking out these sites in the metro area.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 01:16 PM

North of Napa, Lake County shines

Lake County is producing stellar wines at bargain prices; the best is yet to come.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 02:56 PM

Twin Cities diners are losing their appetite for noise

Restaurants aim for just the right combination of music, conversation and kitchen clatter to create a vibrant atmosphere. But for many diners, noisy eateries are a buzzkill.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 11:37 AM

Taking stock of noise levels at local restaurants

A sound expert and a reporter take an auditory tour through several North Loop hot spots.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 02:44 PM

Steals and deals for wine lovers during taxing times

These are taxing times for the populace, and thus vexing times for wine enthusiasts. So we've unearthed 10 wines that cost $10 or less and deliver quality usually found at twice the price.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 01:59 PM

Share your ode to potholes

Fuming over potholes? Write a haiku about them instead! Share your original verses -- instead of curses -- with us, and we'll publish the best ones.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 03:07 PM

Starting, and stocking, a wine cellar

A wine collection doesn’t require a cellar, but it does need to be in a dark, not-too-dry space that stays consistently cool. It also doesn’t require expensive racks, at least until a later, perhaps inevitable growth spurt.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 02:35 PM

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