Chicago Events: Windy City Wine Festival

Set beneath the beautiful backdrop of Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, the Windy City Wine Festival celebrated a successful seventh year on September 9th and 10th.  When I went on Saturday, the weather could not have been more perfect – a cool late summer night ideal for spending time outside…and sampling wine with friends.

With over 270 wines, there was plenty to chose from, including Fess Parker (one of my favorites), Moet, and Cass Winery.  When the lines became too long and the samples too stingy – the only downsides of the event – we discovered several booths handing out generous portions of creamy cheese samples.   Also great was Saturday night’s band, which played a diverse set of music, including some original songs that were quite good.  I’m looking forward to next year’s Wine Festival, but will plan to go earlier in the evening to avoid some of the lines!

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