Vernon Hills Event Puts Spotlight On Variety Of Beer

The Vernon Hills Park District held a Craft Beer Tasting event on March 3.


Escape Cabin Fever With Naperville Ale Fest

Feb. 24 marks the fifth anniversary of the Naperville Ale Fest — Winter Edition, which also has a summer edition.


9 Chilean Cabernets Catch You Up On What’s Been Happening With Country’s Iconic Wine

With Chilean cabs you can expect juicy dark fruits, maybe a kiss of vanilla or chocolate, moderate tannins and texture that leans toward the softer side.


Beer Trade Group Starts Crowdsourcing Effort To Buy Budweiser Maker — For $213 Billion

In a dig at Anheuser-Busch InBev's numerous recent acquisitions of craft breweries, the Brewers Association trade group is launching its own takeover bid that's


Smoke, Wildfires Damage California’s Famed Wine Country

Workers in Northern California's wine country picked through charred debris and plotted what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through vineyards.


Terlato’s Chimney Rock Winery Imperiled By California Fires

Lake Bluff-based Terlato Wine Group is keeping close tabs on its Napa wineries surrounded by wildfires.


Fox Lake Wine Walk Adds More Vino, Food

The Fox Lake Harvest Wine Walk is on Oct. 14, featuring 20 businesses and 40 types of wine.


These Are The Best Barrel-aged Beers You Need To Try This Fall

Once the leaves begin to change, many drinkers start looking for stronger beers aged in wood. Here are a few barrel-aged beers you'd be wise to look for.


This Beverage Pro Seeks Out Rare Booze For Country’s Best Bars

A veteran of Charlie Trotter's and Billy Sunday, Alex Bachman is making a name for himself with his booze sleuthing skills.


Caperitif, A Forgotten Aperitif From South Africa, Is Back After 100 Years

Caperitif is a fortified and aromatized wine similar to vermouth, made bitter with cinchona bark, a major ingredient in tonic water.

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