Posts tagged "downtown"

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 »

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 »
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Wine Event: Meet Alpana Singh at the Chicago French Market

I will be attending a wine event called “Meet Alpana Under the Eiffel Tower” on Saturday, Feb 19 at the Chicago French Market. For $40, you’ll get an 8-course tasting brunch with wine pairings. Attendees will also receive an autographed copy of Alpana Pours. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This... Read more »

My Own Custom Cuvee Thanks to ENO

My Own Custom Cuvee Thanks to ENO
I’m back!  I’ve been out of the drinking scene for over a month now.  On Monday night I got back into the swing of things at the harvest class at ENO.  Located in the Inter-Continental Hotel at 505 N. Michigan Avenue, ENO is a classy yet comfortable wine bar.  With a great selection of flights... Read more »