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

Oh 'Baby': Bieber's hustling stands out

OK, so we knew that Justin Bieber was different from the rest of us. But it goes beyond the whole...

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 10:59 AM

Drink in these stats: Wisconsin No. 2 in grumbling about hangovers

The latest numbers on who drinks (and pays for it) the most.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 10:36 AM

Fear factor in wine

What better day to talk about the issues that scare serious wine drinkers?If I ever were to dress up for...

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 04:10 PM

Edina native Dave Ready Jr. makes his mark in Sonoma

A lot of winemakers say they “make the kind of wine that I like to drink.” Dave Ready Jr. says, “I make wine because I like to drink it.”

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 07:49 PM

Liquid Assets: Screw caps gain acceptance

The best way to learn about wine, I’ve often said, is to “pop a lot of corks.” It might be time to amend that aphorism.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 02:09 PM

Tribute: Hazan championed Italian cooking

Marcella Hazan was like her native land: passionate, complex and filled with a love of life and food.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 02:24 PM

In the wine world, what's old is new again

The versatile mourvedre grape plays second fiddle in many blends but deserves its place in the spotlight.

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 01:15 PM

Delving into Bordeaux: What you can bank on

In the late 20th century, a common aphorism in wine circles was “Burgundy is just too hard to navigate.” For many of us, though, Bordeaux was more daunting, at least on the vin rouge side.

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 02:24 PM

Wine of the week

WINE OF THE WEEK2011 chateau de costis rougeThe experience: A classic Right Bank blend (40 percent merlot, 35 percent cabernet...

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 01:18 PM

Minnesota — and the region — ranks high in future livability

If you think it’s great to live in Minnesota now, just wait a couple of decades. The region is projected to be the No. 1 place to live in 2032, according to a recent Gallup analysis.

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 10:22 AM

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