NWQ’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a chore. Make it an adventure by exploring six trendy local boutiques and dozens of suggestions for wonderful gifts found at locally owned stores throughout our area.

A Checklist of Regional Craft Wine and Beer

We’ve made a checklist of the best craft breweries and wineries in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Can you visit them all this season?

Award-Winning Wines to Try This Season

You don’t have to travel to Napa Valley to enjoy a glass of wine by the vineyard. These Northern Illinois wineries are crafting a reputation for excellence with many award-winning vintages.

Milestones: Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery at 10

A decade into their new venture, this Freeport-area couple has carved out a special niche in a territory beloved for its cold-weather winemaking skill. See how they did it, and how they continue to invent new ideas.

Exploring Our Region’s Vineyards & Wineries

Illinois is experiencing a new renaissance in cold-weather winemaking, and our region stands at the center of this activity. Discover a few prime vineyards right in your own backyard.

Making Medal-Winning Midwestern Wines

The Illinois winemaking scene is slowly coming into its own, and our area includes some impressive displays of talent. Discover some of our local medal-winning wines.