Category: Summer wine

BBQ: To wine, or not to wine?

BBQ:  To wine, or not to wine?
Question:  What should you drink with a big slab of ribs, dry rub upon dry rub and thick, sweet BBQ sauce? Question:  What should you drink with some hickory smoked spicy sausage? Question:  What should you drink with an overflowing pulled pork sandwich? Question:  What should you drink with the biggest, juiciest, 10 hours on... Read more »

What to Drink This Summer Part 3: Tinto de Verano Recipe

What to Drink This Summer Part 3: Tinto de Verano Recipe
As summer temperatures continue to soar, avid red wine drinkers such as myself are sweating bullets trying to find an icy alternative to our favorite vino. While traditional sangria can be a tasty treat at barbeques and pool parties, young adults who frequent wine bars in Spain have created a lighter, cheaper option equally pleasing... Read more »

What to Drink this Summer Part 2: Sangria Recipe

What to Drink this Summer Part 2: Sangria Recipe
Warmer seasons bring brisk and refreshing cravings to the palate. During summer months red wine drinkers may switch colors out of preference for a chilled beverage – not because they are keen to white wine, though. For the troubled and sweaty wino partial to reds, sangria will solve all of your summer woes. Sangria is... Read more »
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What to Drink this Summer Part 1: Pancake Cellars' Big Day White Wine

On Thursday, ChicagoNow will be relaunching its website, complete with a new redesign and new features. The He Sipped / She Sipped blog will also relaunch, with polls, twitter feed, and new contributors. Stay tuned for a complete list of our new writers; but for now, check out this post written by John Taylor, one... Read more »

Bottle Review: 2009 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle Review: 2009 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc
Some times I have a wine that I enjoy so much I actually slow down while drinking it–to savor it more, to remember it, to feel it in my mouth, let it coat my tongue and cheek insides and throat, and let it live there. Merry Edwards latest release of Sauvignon Blanc ($30) is this... Read more »

Bottle Review: 2009 Doña Paula Estate Torrontés

When it comes to Argentinean wine, two grapes come to mind – malbec and torrontés.  Torrontés is a white grape that isn’t really grown anywhere else.  There is some wine made from a grape called torrontés in Spain, but it’s not clear if that grape is even related to the one grown in Argentina.  Like... Read more »
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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 »

Giveaway: August Ziegler Pinot Noir

Giveaway: August Ziegler Pinot Noir
Hello Readers! We’re putting together a list of the best wines for the summer, which will run next week, in time for summer’s official beginning (and for the rain to stop, hopefully, here in Chicago). And we’d like your input. So, tell us your favorite wine to sip over the summer. We’ll try to find... Read more »