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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 »

The Unobvious Reasons Why We Love Wine: Reason 1

Because the bottles are cool. We’re obsessed with them. Works of art in their own right. We collect empty ones. Pretty ones. Special ones. Expensive ones. Ones we want to remember. It’s not just about what’s inside (although, that’s the best part). The package sells it. Here’s one of our favorites: The best rosé we’ve had... Read more »

How to Make Her Swoon: The Perfect Wine for Valentine's Day

Inspired by a recent post on A Good Time with Wine, I’m letting all you desperate guys in on a little secret: If you want to impress her, impress her with wine! Say you’re making her dinner this weekend or you’re inviting her over for a pre-dinner drink (or post-dinner), I’ve got the perfect bottle... Read more »
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Bottle Review: Freixenet Cordon Rosado; the Perfect New Years' Wine

Bottle Review: Freixenet Cordon Rosado; the Perfect New Years' Wine
Search no further. I’ve found the perfect, cheap bottle of festive sparkling wine for your New Year’s Eve delight and debauchery: Freixenet Cordon Rosado or a Brut Rose Cava, in short. Retailing anywhere from $7-13, this bottle is a perfect for New Years. It’s cheap. It’s good. It’ll go down easy. And it’s pink and... Read more »

10 Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

10 Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers
Every year, I struggle to think of gifts to buy my wine lover, He Sips. So, this year, I’ve set out to make the holiday season easier by compiling this list of 10 GIFTS for OENOPHILES. FOXY Wine Charms http://www.foxyfusions.com/6 charms for $35 plus shipping With these artistic charms on your wine glasses, your guests... Read more »

WWDDD Part 2: Mateus and Lancers?

WWDDD Part 2: Mateus and Lancers?
Our first post about what wine Don Draper would drink created a lot of interest on Twitter. People liked to think about what wine he would drink, but few people had actual ideas, including us.  Considering I wasn’t born until the mid-70s, I know nothing about wine from back then; so I turned to my... Read more »
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What Women Want Out of Their Wine: The Results from Our First Girls' Wine Night, Featuring Wine from Four Chicago Wine Shops

What Women Want Out of Their Wine: The Results from Our First Girls' Wine Night, Featuring Wine from Four Chicago Wine Shops
Note to Self: Don’t serve Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc before a tasting. That cat’s-pee smell stays in the glass. Note to Chicago Wine Stores: Women want more from their wine. We’re ready and willing to go beyond the sparkling, the white, and the rosé. Last Friday, I hosted the first of (hopefully) many She Sips... Read more »

5 Wines to Drink this Summer

Everyone loves a list; so, here’s ours. Please note these are only five wines we like to drink during the summer; there are many more. In compiling the list, we tried to think of wines we like to drink on a warm, sunny day, wines that go down easy, sometimes too easy. We also tried... Read more »

Just in Time for Summer: a Rosé that Pairs with Grilled Meat

The meal: grilled pork tenderloin The store: Provenance Food and Wine in Lincoln SquareThe wine: a Washington state roséThe details: $15.50 for the 2007 McKinley Springs Rosé Horse Heaven HillsThe verdict: split, but the wine stood up to the meat Last post, we reviewed Provenance Food and Wine, 2312 W. Leland Ave.  While we were... Read more »
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