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?

Head to the Lake at These Idyllic Retreats

You don’t need to travel far to have a fun summer vacation. These four destinations known for their watery attractions are just a day trip away.

GreenFire: For Those Who Crave Something Different

This Rockford restaurant only uses natural, fresh and seasonal ingredients, all cooked in wood stone ovens. And, it boasts extensive wine, cocktail and craft beer lists to wash it all down.

Raise a Glass to Supporting Local Nonprofits

Artale & Co.’s First Friday wine tastings attract an eclectic mix of wine drinkers. Check out how these events market new bottles and nonprofit causes.

NWQ Getaway Guide, Spring/Summer Edition

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play.

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.

Smart Living Weekly – August 6, 2014

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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.

Events at a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region of the Old Northwest Territory! Here’s a sample of our recreation and destination events