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The Ultimate Wine and Music Experience

A very cool place to enjoy an outdoor concert is The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. It’s sort of like Ravinia, north of Chicago, or L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl — only with a much sharper focus on food and wine before

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Cohn Festival: Takin’ It to the… Field of Dreams

It’s the end of one era, and the beginning of another. For more years than I can remember, Bruce Cohn — a man who has guided the careers of the Doobie Brothers and other music stars, and the founder of

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Sips and Swirls Between the Songs: Where to Find Great Wine Near This Year’s Biggest Music Festivals

Rare is the wine festival that does not include some sort of music. The type of music doesn’t seem to matter; the wine-drinking experience just seems to be enhanced by melodic sounds. We’re now deep into America’s music festival season,

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Dining Decadence, Italian Style, in the Windy City

I lived in Chicago for 14 years, leaving in late October of 2013 after completing an all-consuming, sleep-depriving special project in the publishing industry — editing (and writing much of) a 300-page magazine. I got out just in time, too,

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