Row by Row

Hopping it up in Midvale with 2 Row Brewing.

Bitter Harvest

2016 is shaping up to be a bust year for French Chablis.

Cucina by the Glass

Avenues eatery ups the wine ante with sizeable selection.

Utah Wine Economics 101

Why we pay more for wine than Californians do.
It's difficult to make a profit selling wine in Utah—be it in a wine bar or a restaurant—when the wines first have to be purchased from the state at retail prices.

Uniquely Utah Liquor

Savoring Ogden's Own Distillery's crowd-pleasing creations.
Ironically, Utah didn't have a problem with the depiction of pioneer women in petticoats holding kittens in front of their crotches.

Oktoberfest 2016

Snowbird's little bit of Bavaria.
It attracts some 60,000 visitors each year, making it one of Utah's biggest festivals.

Ravenswood's Big 40

Celebrating four decades of American zin.
Thankfully, you don't have to travel to Sonoma to taste these iconic California zins

Veneto Vino

Discovering one of Italy's most productive wine regions.
Thankfully, in the past couple of decades, winemakers here have stepped up their game.

Beer Debunked

Setting the record straight on suds.
Serious beer aficionados love their lagers. They are time-consuming and labor-intensive to make, and a good German- or Czech-style lager is a work of art.

State Street Suds

The Bayou has an app for that.
There is no shortage of watering holes on State, ranging from downtown Salt Lake City all the way to Draper. For beer lovers, however, there is only one "beervana," and it's called The Bayou.

Italy's Signature Sparkler

Prosecco is an affordable luxury.
In last week's column, I extolled the virtues of the venerable French Champagne house Moët & Chandon.

Magnificent Moët

A visit to the Champagne house of Moët & Chandon.
One of the highlights of my recent visit to France's Champagne region was spending the better part of a day at the glamorous house of Moët & Chandon, also known simply as Moët. The day began with selfies of the missus and me with the statue of Dom Pérignon, which welcomes visitors to the cellars, and ended with a tasting of various vintages hosted by the house sommelier. Days like that don't suck.

That Special Summer

Perfect patio partners for summer sipping.
Crisp, dry sauvignon is particularly tasty in summer, especially alongside cold or hot shellfish and seafood.

Stills in the Hive

Getting into the Pioneer Day spirits.
Since that time, he's had to build a second location near Wanship at Sky Blue Ranch

No Ordinary Joe

Behold the pioneering wines of Joseph Phelps.
Falling quickly in love with Napa, Phelps purchased a 600-acre former cattle ranch in 1973

A Chile Summer

Experience the world-class wines of Viña Montes.
But just like wines from other parts of the world, they vary greatly in quality.

For the Birds

Eat Drink SLC returns to Tracy Aviary to benefit nonprofits
Whiskey Street, Trestle Tavern, Stoneground Kitchen, HSL, Frida Bistro, Current, Copper Onion, Bambara, Avenues Proper and Amour Spreads among them.

A Summer Classic

Park City Food & Wine Classic returns in July
Tickets to participate in the Classic are priced from $65 and up


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