Posts in category "Getaways"

The "Fall Crawl" Features Wine and Food Pairings on Mini Tour of Chicago Restaurants

The first time we tried a Wine Crawl back in the spring it was like “hey let’s just see if we could do it” in the summer it was more like lets see how big we can make it.  But for the upcoming  “Fall Crawl” (November 16th 2:30 – 10PM) we wanted to really raise... Read more »

Wine Lovers Unite at "Spring Wine Crawl" Mini Tour

Wine Lovers Unite at "Spring Wine Crawl" Mini Tour
Since my visit to wine country last year I’ve been trying to figure out how to recreate the wine tour.  I figured I’d create a mini tour for starters.  This Saturday the 23rd  “Wine Crawl” will visit 3 popular wine bars/stores in Chicago on a chartered coach.  Then we’ll head to the House of Blues... Read more »

The Great Chicago Wine Bar Search: Rittergut Wine Bar

The Great Chicago Wine Bar Search:  Rittergut Wine Bar
When you look for Rittergut Wine Bar and enter from the construction laden Wacker Drive side, you think you’re going on some sort of scavenger hunt for some mysterious hideout. There are a few turns and a little confusion at first, but once you arrive you’ll find it was well worth the trip.  Rittergut  has... Read more »
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The Great Chicago Wine Bar Search: 694 Wine and Spirits ..Spreading "Cheers" in River West

The Great Chicago Wine Bar Search: 694 Wine and Spirits ..Spreading "Cheers" in River West
Part of my semi-monthly look at great wine bars in the Chicago Area.  This month, I profile 694 Wine and  Spirits “When a man says no to champagne, he says no to life…” This is one of the many sayings that grace the menu of 694 Wine And Spirits (694 North Milwaukee), an inviting spot... Read more »

Sip, Sate, Savor and Support This Wednesday At The "Sexy" Tasting Room

Sip, Sate, Savor and Support This Wednesday At The "Sexy" Tasting Room
I have one very hard and fast rule when visiting   The Tasting Room one of my all time favorite Chicago stops.  That’s if you roll with me, you must look like you belong.   There should be a sign at the door with the requirement “beautiful people only”.  Elegant , relaxed , romantic, and... Read more »

Great Wine Bars In Chicago: Vintage 338

Great Wine Bars In Chicago: Vintage 338
This is the first in a series of periodic blogs about great wine bars in the city. Vintage 338 can best be described as cozy, nestled between Park West and Gejas the wine bar could easily be missed, but that would be a big mistake..this is a wonderful spot for a relaxing glass of wine... Read more »
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Guilty Pleasures: The Holiday Edition

This is the time spread cheer and and goodwill,  that includes spreading some to yourself, so I’m here to provide a few Holiday Guilty Pleasures, things you can do for yourself that won’t make you look or feel very “grinchly” (totally made up word for you amateur editors out there)…or “scroogy” (yes another one, sue... Read more »