Posts in category "women"

On Writing a Wine Blog ... Pregnant

On Writing a Wine Blog ... Pregnant
So, I know, we’ve been absent from our blog for a while. Two months, in fact. It’s been difficult even thinking about wine, as I learned in late October that I was pregnant with our second child. Little Sips 2. Just kidding; we aren’t calling the baby that. For now. Since the positive pregnancy test... Read more »

Street Fest Wines: A Good or Bad Thing?

Street Fest Wines: A Good or Bad Thing?
While I had thought about trying wine at Wrigley Field this season, I decided against it because it would be (a) somewhat un-American/wrong for a baseball fan and (b) the potential mocking would be too much. I will admit, however, that I have been drinking wine at a few of Chicago‚Äôs great weekend street fests... Read more »

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 »
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Join She Sips and Win a FREE Wine Tasting Kit

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 virally this Wednesday, May 4 at 7 pm CDT in an interactive live video wine pairing and tasting sponsored by Bertolli. Expert sommelier... Read more »

Drink Like Royalty: Royal Wedding Wine Available in Chicago

Drink Like Royalty: Royal Wedding Wine Available in Chicago
Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office via Getty Images This week the wine that will be served at the Royal Wedding was announced. According to Decanter, Prince William and Kate Middleton will serve Pol Roger NV Champagne at their ceremony Friday, April 29. Surprisingly, it’s actually an affordable bottle–and available in Chicago! Binny’s in Lakeview  (3000 N. Clark) carries... Read more »

Review: Fin Sushi Bar in Ravenswood and 2008 J. & H. Selbach "Fish Label" Riesling

Last Friday, my girlfriends and I tried Fin Sushi Bar in Ravenswood, 1742 W. Wilson Ave. It’s BYOB, and it accepts reservations, which is perfect for a group. The sushi was good (make sure to try the dragon roll and the sea toast). More importantly, if you’re going to a BYOB, you’re going to need a bottle... Read more »
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Bottle Review: Segura Viudas Brut Reserva

Some of my girlfriends and I have started a monthly poker night. Usually this consists of lots of gossip and food–and of course wine! Last Friday, I brought along a sample bottle we received–and my friends and I really liked it. Retailing at $10, Segura Viudas Brut Reserva is a perfect bottle of cava (Spanish sparkling... Read more »

How to Make Her Swoon: The Perfect Wine for Valentine's Day

Inspired by a recent post on A Good Time with Wine, I’m letting all you desperate guys in on a little secret: If you want to impress her, impress her with wine! Say you’re making her dinner this weekend or you’re inviting her over for a pre-dinner drink (or post-dinner), I’ve got the perfect bottle... Read more »

Local Sweets and Wine Tasting at Lush in Roscoe Village

Local Sweets and Wine Tasting at Lush in Roscoe Village
One of my favorite things to do in conjunction with this blog is host events. Recently, I hosted another Girls’ Night at Lush in Roscoe Village. Manager Jane Lopes picked out three bottles of wine and a bottle of scotch and a bottle of whiskey to pair with three local desserts, made by Chicago women. Besides the free wine... Read more »
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Imagine a Bath Tub Full of Wine--and You in It!

We all know that a glass of red wine is good for the heart. But what about a bath of it? Yes, a bath of it!! At Bella Uve spa in the Torgiano, Italy this is a reality. A bath of Sangiovese in a wine-barrel-like tub. Grape-infused ointments. A glass of wine to sip while... Read more »