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Kovas Palubinskas
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Attended Loyola Chicago
Lives in Downers Grove, IL
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The Troll Cookbook
It's been a while since I reviewed a cookbook, mostly because I haven't been going out of my way to find new ones and, unfortunately, many seem somewhat cookie cutter. Too many rely on beautiful images and unusual ingredients, making them visually stunning ...
The Troll Cookbook has a simple charm that belies the depth of information in this book.
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Domaine du Théron Cahors Cuvée Prestige 2011
Tasting Notes: 100% 29 year old Malbec planted at a density of 4,500 vines per hectare; maceration for 22 days in stainless-steel; aged for 13 months in new oak; dark berries, anise, coffee and green plant aromas; fruit takes a back seat to dusty tannins in...
Totally unlike Argentine Malbec, this one from Cahors is for those that prefer a more austere wine.
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Cycles Gladiator Merlot 2014
Adam LaZarre grew up near the Finger Lakes in upstate New York, in a family interested in wine. After a stint in the Navy, he attended California’s Fresno State’s Department of Viticulture and Enology, worked for a few wine companies, then started Cycles Gl...
Cycles Gladiator is the classic boy meets girl, loses girl, regains girl love story.
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Kaiken - Premium Wines from Argentina
Kaiken was founded in 2002 by Aurelio Montes, Sr; the wines are now made by his son. The origin of the Kaiken name is the Caiquen (wild geese), birds whose migratory path mirrors that of the Montes family, crossing the Andes in search of a better environmen...
Kaiden make beautiful wines that pair well with food and show a clear terroir-driven flavor.
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Set up of the @KeltyMade Gunnison 1.3 is fast and easy. #keltymade #hikerchat #getoutdoors
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A #gearreview   of the Newton Running Kismet Core Trainer
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Casillero del Diablo Reserva Wines
Casillero del Diablo is one of our favorite daily wines - stored in hell, made in heaven. We're big fans of their wines, always tasty and not too expensive ($12 SRP for the Reserve Collection, though we usually get it for even less than that). Their varieta...
Casillero del Diablo Reserva Wines are great everyday drinkers that pair with a wide variety of food.
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Miracle Valley Vineyard 2014 Merlot
On a recent trip to the East Coast, my wife visited relatives who live on a horse farm in the Northwest of Virginia. Across the way lies  Miracle Valley Vineyard  and she brought home a bottle of their 2014 Merlot. I'll admit, I wasn't a fan of the name or ...
Received as a gift on a recent East Coast trip, this Miracle Valley Vineyard Merlot was an amazing surprise.
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Nik Weis Urban Riesling 2015
I've been lucky to taste this wine over several years via samples, it's been amazing to see the differences but appreciate the ongoing attention to quality as well. As some of you may know, it's urban not as in city, but as in saint of the wine industry. Li...
The Urban Riesling from Nik Weis is never the same but always a pleasure to drink.
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Finding The Best Wine Cooler
Visual appearances do not define a wine cooler as excellent and efficient. The best wine cooler must have various aspects: Have adjustable shelves, keep both red and white wines at the best temperature, and must be energy efficient among others. Reviews.com...
There is more to buying a wine cooler than picking the prettiest model.
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Lodi Live: Mokelumne Glen Vineyard
Lodi’s Mokelumne Glen Vineyard is an unusual vineyard in arguably the most unusual of California's wine areas (and I mean that in the very best sense of the term). The Koth's collection of German and Austrian wine grapes is up to more than 40 cultivars. Fro...
Exciting wines are being made from Lodi's Mokelumne Glen Vineyard, a collection of German and Austrian wine grapes.
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Finding Adventure in my Backyard
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I’m a transplanted Southern Californian living in the Midwest. It’s taken some time, and plenty of searching, to appreciate the nature we have here. In the Midwest we don’t have the jagged peaks or deep canyons others do, but we do have trails to run and hike, rivers to canoe and kayak, and forests to explore. In winter we make do with ski hills, ride fat tire bikes, winter camp and snowshoe to revisit favorite spots.
 
Finding Adventure in my Backyard: trail running, hiking, camping, skiing, and pretty much want to try everything outdoors, at least once.
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Father, husband, Outdoors Enthusiast, wine drinker
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  • Midwest Basecamp
    Publisher, 2008 - present
  • 50 States Of Wine - a Food, Wine, and Travel Blog
    Publisher, 2011 - present
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Downers Grove, IL
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Huntington Beach, CA - St Petersburg, FL - Chicago, IL - Helsinki, Finland - Walding, Austria
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CYA in the Outdoors: Pants That Work
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

A variety of pants suitable to wear for outdoor activities, but also for the office.

Drink in the Great Outdoors with Stanley Brand (#Stanleyness!)
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

Stanley wants you to be armed with the BEST gift for all the outdoor adventurers on your holiday shopping list. Can't go wrong with the Vacu

Motorola Talkabout T460 Gear Review
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

The Motorola Walkabout T460 are the best affordable walkie talkies we've found yet. Beyond having fun adventuring right at home (as my boys

Northside USA Kids' Footwear Gear Review and Giveaway
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

Northside USA shoes are rugged, reliable and affordable for families who want to enjoy the outdoors together.

Midwest Basecamp Get Outdoors Gift Guide 2015
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

This Gift Guide is not an all-inclusive list, but hopefully you'll find some of the items spark your interest.

PROBAR Saved My Ass
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

PROBAR products are non-GMO or organic and saved our asses on Hell Hike And Raft 2015.

Midwest Multisport Life: Finding Adventure in My Backyard
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

Adventures with family, food, skiing, and running around in the great outdoors.

Midwest Multisport Life: Finding Adventure in My Backyard
www.midwestmultisportlife.com

Adventures with family, food, skiing, and running around in the great outdoors.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Free Permaculture Design Course - Regenerative Leadership Institute
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The world's first free online permaculture design course with Larry Korn. Learn permaculture from the world's top experts from the comfort o

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

50 States of Wine - A Food, Wine, and Travel Blog: Winestyr: Buy Wine On...
www.50statesofwine.com

50 States of Wine is a couple with a plan to vist a winery in each of the 50 states. Along the way, we will visit restaurants, wineries, vin

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Women's Endurance Gear - A Mom Reflects on Family, Food and Fitness
www.womensendurancegear.com

A Mom reflects on fitness and family. Run, swim, cycle, ski. All the gear that works or does not.

Wannemaker's is expensive, but we've gone there because they are somewhat local. Today it took 30 minutes to check out because their Internet connection was down -- no discount, no effort to get it done quickly. I won't be back.
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 3 years ago
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