This wine maven from Cedar Rapids is shaking up the industry, one bottle of sparkling sauv at a time

“I’m the fish that likes to swim upstream.” Chris Christensen used this phrase over and over again to describe his journey from a middle-class upbringing in Iowa to attending Stanford University to starting his own winery in Sonoma County. Christensen’s […]

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Event celebrating wine and classic cinema is returning to NewBo City Market

Wine and classic cinema are making a comeback at NewBo City Market this Saturday night with the return of CinéVino. Wine and cinema-loving attendees will have access to two screenings, wine tastings from various local wineries and one pour of wine. […]

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Forbidden Planet will close next week and reopen with a new concept and name

Forbidden Planet owner Tommy Connolly took to Facebook this afternoon to announce that the downtown Iowa City pizza arcade will be closing its doors for good next week. Responding to questions over the phone, Connolly said he expects the last day will be in the later half of next week, but couldn’t give an exact date. […]

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