He Sipped / She Sipped is a Chicago wine blog written by a husband-and-wife team. It covers all things wine from the Loire to the Loop.

He Sips: Mike Wilson has certification through the International Sommelier Guild. When not enjoying a nice glass of wine from St. Emilion, he works in IT for a futures trading firm.

She Sips: Evelyn Lauer is a writer, poet, and teacher who loves a French-style rosé on a summer day.


Our Story

We met at a bar; it wasn't a wine bar, more of a cocktail lounge. When we met, He knew nothing about wine; in fact, He brought bottles of Two-Buck Chuck over to her house and She was a snob about it.

After five months of dating, however, we went to Napa for a friend's wedding. And everything changed for He Sips.

She  fell in love with wine in the Santa Ynez Valley in her early 20s, when She lived in LA and visited wine country often. He fell in love with wine in Napa in 2005 when She insisted on wine tasting the day before the wedding.

That's all it took. One trip to Turnbull, a few sips of cabernet into it, She knew she had him. He was hooked. Later that day, buzzed on good wine, He said, "I'm already picturing coming back here with you."

Since 2005, we've been wine tasting together A LOT (Santa Ynez/Santa Barbara, Bordeaux, Rioja, Texas Hill Country, Long Island, Virginia, back to Napa, even Michigan and Illinois). We were also married on Rideau Vineyard in Santa Ynez, CA.

Thanks for joining us on our wine-tasting journey!

For more information, please contact us at hesippedshesipped@gmail.com