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    November 11, 2014

    Dessert Wines to Try and Where to Buy in the Twin Cities

    People love wine. People love dessert. It seems fairly logical that dessert wine would be an incredibly popular thing to put in a glass after dinner. While not exactly under-appreciated, the world of dessert wine could be described as at least a bit under-explored. Fortified wines such as Vermouth, ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Sip on Wine and Watch "A Year in Burgundy" with the Alliance Française

    Do you know what sets Burgundy wines apart from those made in Bordeaux, Napa Valley, or Tuscany? Not all wines are created equal, and even the most experienced oenophile can use a little brushing up on those wine-tasting skills every once in a while. This October, join the Alliance Française in r ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Top 10 wine bars in the Twin Cities

    Spending an evening at a great wine bar is one of life's most elegant, refined, and enjoyable dining experiences. Whether you're rediscovering a favorite wine; exploring little traveled regions, wineries, or varietals; seeking a perfect match of food and beverage; or just relaxing in good company, T ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Do wine and chocolate mix? A few tips on pairing

    The combination of chocolate and red wine often sets similar qualities against one-another​Pairing wine and food is often a puzzle, and the question of what wine goes best with chocolate seems to come up fairly often. For some, chocolate and red wine are both so delightful that any combination ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    I Nonni wine tasting October 30

    I Nonni's wine shop and restaurant offer elite Italian bottlings ​I Nonni Osteria in Lilydale is set to host its annual wine tasting, showcasing the very finest Italian wine available in our market, some of it only available at I Nonni. The tasting will take place Sunday, October 30, from 3 to 6 ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Sommelier Leslee Miller picks great holiday wines

    Courtesy of AmuséeLeslee Miller gives us her picks.​It's holiday time, and we're sure you've bought all your gifts and are getting ready for an onslaught of family and friends. You've got the turkey ordered, your sides planned, and even that amazing dessert is partially completed and tucked in yo ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Broders' Michael Rostance: Chef Chat, Part 2

    A.J. Olmscheid​Here's part two of our chat with Michael Rostance, executive chef at Broders' Cucina Italiana and Pasta Bar in south Minneapolis. (Read part one here.) Today we talk with the veteran chef about the challenges of grilling in front of customers and why American dried pasta will never ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Wine 101: Who made your wine--and why it's important

    St. InnocentTemperance Vineyard Site​Can you name five wine producers? Many casual wine drinkers might mention Robert Mondavi, Sutter Home, Beringer, Coppola, or Kendall Jackson. But what about Monchhof, St. Innocent, and Felsina? In the fourth of a series of Wine 101 topics (which includes terro ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Artisan Vineyards wine tasting: Sample great wines for a good cause

    Mike Feltault PhotographyOld Arizona's Wine Bar​Charity wine events are popular, but not all are created equal. The best have several things in common. They don't just pour wines under $15, and they make sure to list the vintages of the wines. They offer selections from around the globe. (We a ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    City Pages Beer Fest, Triple Rock bacon bargain: The Week in Food

    ​ It's festival week! Pay homage to the state's dietary staples: rhubarb, beer, and dairy products. Enjoy free bacon and set your sights on making the world's largest meatball. God bless a Minnesota summer. Tuesday 6/1 Did you know? The record for the World's Largest Meatball was set three time ... More >>

  • News

    November 26, 2008

    Living on the streets of Minneapolis for a week

    More than 9,000 Minnesotans are homeless. I decided to join them.

  • Restaurants

    April 11, 2007

    Sugar Head

    When Minneapolis restaurant critic Dennis Cass sets out to explore his own brain, the truth (almost) kills

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    Elsewhere in Europe

    Want to taste your way through another country? Local restaurants are a good first stop

  • Books

    October 22, 2003

    Uzbekistan on No Dollars a Day

    'Chasing the Sea' is a postcard sent from a new wasteland

  • News

    August 27, 2003


    When Naomi Gaines threw her babies into the river, we were shocked. The truth is, her impulse isn't all that rare.

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    November 27, 2002

    Sad Spaghetti

    Buon Giorno brings sorrow, Italian-style

  • Books

    June 6, 2001

    Let Them Read Cake

    A new brand of travel writer savors foie gras, catnaps, and voluptuous idle living for the rest of us

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    February 7, 2001
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    December 20, 2000
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    June 21, 2000
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    February 24, 1999
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    January 20, 1999
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