Posts in category "Tasting"

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 »

Another Reason to Attend Chicago Gourmet This Weekend: The Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour

Another Reason to Attend Chicago Gourmet This Weekend: The Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour
One of the biggest food and wine festivals, Chicago Gourmet, comes to Loop this weekend–and, just in case you need another reason to attend, Robert Mondavi’s Discover Wine Tour is making a stop here on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. The tour, which began six years ago, is both educational and fun, informational... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

BBQ: To wine, or not to wine?

BBQ:  To wine, or not to wine?
Question:  What should you drink with a big slab of ribs, dry rub upon dry rub and thick, sweet BBQ sauce? Question:  What should you drink with some hickory smoked spicy sausage? Question:  What should you drink with an overflowing pulled pork sandwich? Question:  What should you drink with the biggest, juiciest, 10 hours on... Read more »
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Craggy Range Wine Tasting

Craggy Range Wine Tasting
Recently, Sunda hosted a winetasting for New Zealand Craggy Range Winery. As a huge fan of this region’s wines, you didn’t have to twist my arm to attend. The Hawkes Bay winery produces both red and white wine and on this evening, it offered a tasting of five wines. Needless to say, after trying their... Read more »

Wine Event: Around the World in 80 Sips

Wine Event: Around the World in 80 Sips
WHAT: Bottlenotes hosts their 3rd annual Around the World in 80 Sips™ wine tasting event in Chicago, giving local wine enthusiasts a chance to “stay local” while “drinking global.” Attendees of this popular event will taste 80+ top wines from traditional and emerging wine regions, including, but not limited to: Austria, California, Chile, France, Italy, Lebanon,... 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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Join She Sips in Live Video Italian Food and Wine Tasting Tonight

Do you want to watch She Sips taste and talk about wine and food–LIVE from your home computer? Do you want to know more about Italian wine and food? Then join me online tonight at 7 pm CDT in an interactive live video wine pairing and tasting sponsored by Bertolli. Expert sommelier Stacie Hunt, a... Read more »