Dinner at Heartland and the Morning Roundup

A brief recap (including a cocktail recipe) of Monday night’s media launch event for Joia soda (note: we’ve tried the Niver’s drink; it’s a hit), a proposal to exempt small-time Wisconsin brewers from restrictive new legislation, pictures from this past Sunday’s Tour de Farm Chicknic, The Bachelor Farmer “soft opens” to much fanfare, and Lenny Russo and Mega Hoehn of Heartland host a five-course wine dinner next Thursday to celebrate their anniversary.