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

Hangover helper: The lowdown on feeling low, down

There’s more folklore than fact about hangovers. We took a run through the recent research to help you sort hangover myth from reality.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 01:52 PM

Modern-day predictors develop thick skins

We know there are no crystal balls, but still we love to hate the professionals who call the weather, the awards, the big games and future of the economy.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 08:44 AM

Resolve to go wider, deeper with wine

A lot of New Year’s resolutions are about reduction. But for wine enthusiasts, the resolving should be about expanding, especially one’s horizons.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 09:56 AM

Wine books: a vintage year

Pull up a chair and a glass of wine and read about one of our favorite subjects.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 03:10 PM

Once a day of rest, Sunday has become Sad Day

Austrian psychotherapist Viktor Frankl coined the phrase “Sunday night blues” in 1946. But it is real, and surprisingly widespread — affecting schoolkids, office workers, even recent retirees.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 09:46 AM

Hidden Rome

To find the heart of this Italian treasure, stray off the typical tourist path.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Champagne: Tiny bubbles from tiny operations

In what is the ultimate “estate” winery, many Champagne growers are now bottling, too.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 02:22 PM

Simple rituals may make our food taste better.

Little everyday habits, such as twisting an Oreo apart or popping the cork on a bottle of Champagne, can enhance our enjoyment of food.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 02:22 PM

Wines for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a singularly American holiday. So when it comes to wine for this annual feast, I say: Three cheers for the red, white and … pink.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 02:56 PM

A state-by-state study of personality shows Wisconsin beats Minnesota in extroversion

While Minnesota and Wisconsin share many similar traits, Cheeseheads are much more extroverted, a new study says.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 02:27 PM

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