Posts in category "Chicago"

CHILL Wine and Culinary Event

CHILL Wine and Culinary Event
If you’re a moderately good multitasker, like your wine (and gin, sake, port, beer and more), enjoy trying great food from many of Chicago’s finest restaurants in the same evening and are thinking about remodeling your bathroom or kitchen (even just the tiniest bit), this is the event for you to spend some time at... Read more »

Windy City Wine Festival - The Results are in.

Windy City Wine Festival - The Results are in.
We argued with the weather, delayed our arrival, but ultimately enjoyed a great Chicago evening with a glass of wine at hand at the 7th Annual Windy City Wine Festival.  We did Day 1 of the two day event. Based on the number of tastes your entry fee gets you, the strength of my tasting... Read more »

Looking for Something to Do Tonight: Try the 7th Annual Windy City Wine Festival (part 1 of 2)

Looking for Something to Do Tonight: Try the 7th Annual Windy City Wine Festival (part 1 of 2)
With my office literally in sight of the front gates of the Festival at Buckingham Fountain it was a no-brainer planning to visit after work on the Friday (and first day) of the two-day Windy City Wine Festival.  Unfortunately for the Festival the weather was not the best at this time, and I’m sure we... Read more »
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The Best Way to Wind Down Summer: The Windy City Wine Festival

The Best Way to Wind Down Summer: The Windy City Wine Festival
It’s not quite time to be thinking about our last hurrah of the Summer, but we are getting there.  The Windy City Wine Festival, located right around Buckingham Fountain could easily be the perfect last hurrah, but as it turns out, there’s still a few weeks until the Fall when we really need to start... Read more »

Find Italy in the Heart of Chicago, Thanks to Bertolli

Chef Chris Macchia discusses the meal with us at Coco Pazzo.
Recently, I was invited by Bertolli to an event that promised to show Chicago food and wine bloggers authentic Italy in Chicago. It was an amazing afternoon of Italian food, wine, and culture. And it proved that you don’t have to go to Italy to haven an authentic Italian experience! Bertolli took us to four local... Read more »

The Relaunch of ChicagoNow Means the Relaunch of He Sipped, She Sipped

ChicagoNow is relaunching its website tomorrow. You’re going to see some awesome changes, including on He Sipped/She Sipped. We’re going to look different. We’re going to (inter)act different (think: polls!). And we’re going to write more and cover more wine-related (and some beer and cocktails, too) content. We’ll announce some of these content changes tomorrow,... Read more »
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Chicago: Second City of Wine?

Chicago has long been known as the Second City.  Does that apply to wine as well?  This article from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Chicago is indeed the country’s 2nd most important wine city (following New York.) In this piece, Lettie Teague describes Chicago’s wine scene as “vibrant” with many options for dining, retail... Read more »

NEXT: Is It Worth It?

We have something to confess: We’re not crazy about how ticketing works for Grant Achatz’s new restaurant, NEXT. For those of you who don’t know: NEXT doesn’t take traditional reservations. You have to create an account on the restaurant’s website to purchase tickets in advance. The price of the ticket includes the meal and a service... Read more »

Not Your Typical Wine Tasting: Comment to Win Free Tickets to Wine Riot!

Move over wine snobs (sorry, He Sips)–Second Glass is bringing its interactive wine tasting event to Chicago on Saturday, May 21, and you better watch out, because we’re all going to have some fun! You know it’s not going to be your typical wine tasting of swirl, smell, sip, and spit with a name like... Read more »
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Sipping Wine with Alpana Singh at the Chicago French Market

Sipping Wine with Alpana Singh at the Chicago French Market
This Saturday, I attended the sold-out event at the Chicago French Market called “Meet Alpana Under the Eiffel Tower.” It featured an eight-course brunch with wine pairings–and all 165 guests met Alpana Singh, host of Channel 11 WTTW’s “Check, Please!” and a RedEye wine columnist. Alpana introduced the food and the wine–and mingled with the crowd, stopping... Read more »