Issue 27

Avoiding the High Cost of (Wine) Education

Anyone who has ever sat in gridlock on the 405, or even just hit I-80 at the wrong time of day, has in the very least considered the merits of becoming a small airplane pilot.  When I investigated this possibility

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Bubbly 101

Having the holidays almost upon us signals the coming of many traditions. From the onset of a hard Nebraska winter to various religious observations, and from a zealous embrace of all things capitalistic to the popping of countless corks across

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The Dumpster: Knowing your hash from a hole in the ground

If the big bomb hits tomorrow or ISIS hackers succeed in melting down our power grid, I’ll be happy living off the three-day supply of leftover minestrone my wife made. There’s half a roast chicken in the fridge too. If

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Once A Prawn a Time in Omaha

Once a prawn a time, in a Whole Foods in Omaha, there was a delicious assortment of shrimp, waiting to be taken to a loving home. Each shrimp had his or her own story, told in great detail by the

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Facebooking Reality: The responsibility we all share

In 1992, Madonna wrote the original Fifty Shades of Grey, entitled Sex. There was an uproar (as expected) from the conservative community regarding the dark and explicit nature of the book. In a television interview regarding the negative response from

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Sodas Which You May Not be Entirely Aware of: Green River

Okay folks, here we are again. Your favorite quarterly column showcasing rare and desirable sodas is finally back. This time we will be exploring Green River – I’m quite excited about this featured soda. First, we will look at a

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Death of a Salesman

The wine world is filled with romantic imagery. Vineyards ripe with grapes glistening in the morning sun, cellars awash with the beautiful damp aromas of juice aging patiently in oak barrels, tasting rooms animated by swirling glasses and lively, intellectual

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Beer Chat: The good life

If you love better beer and call the 37th state in the Union home, then the “Good Life” surely has had deeper meaning to you with each passing year as of late. Simply put, Nebraska is making great beer. Last

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Portrait of a Bartender: Justin Swanson

This issue I find myself near a hotel in downtown Omaha, searching out a looking glass.  Through that looking glass I go, and I wait for permission to go through a wall.  Behind this wall of unopened liquor bottles lies

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Healthy Seasonal Eats and Treats: A local guide to making better choices for your body

The Holiday season brings with it shorter days, colder weather, work parties, friend’s parties and family gatherings. It can be easy to indulge in everything. Our city and surrounding areas offer ways to eat, drink and be healthier quite often,

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