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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 »

Tasting the Wines of Umbria

Quick – name an Italian wine region.  What did you say? Chianti? Barolo? I’m guessing the first region that came to mind wasn’t Umbria.  In fact, if you asked me to name as many Italian DOCs as I could, I probably wouldn’t even think of Umbria.  Well, at least I wouldn’t have before attending the... Read more »

Quick Review: Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir

Sokol Blosser 2007 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir ($45 at http://www.sokolblosser.com/) He Sips It had been a while since She Sips and I just opened a bottle to try on a random night.  So last night, we popped open a bottle of Sokol Blosser 2007 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir from Oregon.  We were not disappointed.  In the... Read more »
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Bottle Review: Simi Sauvignon Blanc

If you’re looking for an easy-drinking wine that’s perfect to sip on before a meal, try the 2009 Simi Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma. It’s crisp and light and a little fruity and finishes clean. At $15, it would make a great girls’ night wine. Finding a well-priced bottle of California Sauvignon Blanc can be a... Read more »

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 »

Bottle Review: Sokol Blosser Evolution, Lucky Edition (the perfect wine for Counting Crows at Ravinia)

Bottle Review: Sokol Blosser Evolution, Lucky Edition (the perfect wine for Counting Crows at Ravinia)
What attracts me to this bottle is always its hip label. Evolution pops out at you on the shelf. And I’m pretty sure that why I first bought an Evolution six year ago. I remember liking this easy-to-drink white wine–and thinking it was a good deal. So, when I found myself bottle-less at Ravinia a... Read more »
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