Posts in category "Wine Bars"

Chicago Food and Wine Crawl Creates Unique and Enjoyable Experience for All

 Chicago Food and Wine Crawl Creates Unique and Enjoyable Experience for All
While traveling to Napa in 2012 for a wine country tour I stumbled upon what I thought was a great idea. How do i provide the same wine tour experience in an big city setting. While Chicago may not share the Napa Valley landscape (or the great year round weather) one thing Chicago does have... Read more »

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 »

This Sunday-Websters Celebrates Bastille Day The Only Way You Should, With An All Day Party

This Sunday-Websters Celebrates Bastille Day The Only Way You Should, With An All Day Party
The fine folks at Webster Wine Bar really know what Bastille Day is all about…the love of  champagne that wonderful gift from our friends in France.  This Sunday, with some assistance from Henriot they will be throwing an all day party in celebration of Bastille Day and all things French.  Sunday, July 14th, from 1-8pm.... Read more »
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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: After 18 Years, Webster's Is Still Pouring Good Times

The Great Chicago Wine Bar Search: After 18 Years, Webster's Is Still Pouring Good Times
Finally, after a year of great wine bar searches my journey leads me to the “granddaddy of them all” Webster’s Wine Bar (1480 W Webster Ave), while  trendy wine establishments come and go, this north side staple has been here since 1994.  It is by far Chicago’s oldest and has become the place when Chicago... Read more »

RM, West Loop’s Highly-Anticipated Champagne Salon to Open Doors on August 2nd

RM, West Loop’s Highly-Anticipated Champagne Salon to Open Doors on August 2nd
Sought-after sommelier Jason Wagner, 32, who formerly served as Wine Director alongside 28-time Michelin Star recipient Joël Robuchon, has announced that his progressive hospitality project, RM, will officially open to the public on August 2nd. Alongside the nationally-revered nightlife visionaries of Element Collective, Wagner will launch the 1,500 square foot high style champagne salon and... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Glen Ellyn Winestyles Becomes A Hub of Local Activity

Glen Ellyn Winestyles Becomes A Hub of Local Activity
Winestyles in Glen Ellyn has become quite a neighborhood staple in the quite Western burb.   Husband and Wife owners William and Kim Dozier keep things lively with free wine tastings, wine of the month pickup parties and surprises.   A recent visit on a Saturday to pick up wine led to an hour long tasting and... Read more »
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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 »