Category: wine bar

Chicago: Second City of Wine?

Chicago has long been known as the Second City.  Does that apply to wine as well?  This article from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Chicago is indeed the country’s 2nd most important wine city (following New York.) In this piece, Lettie Teague describes Chicago’s wine scene as “vibrant” with many options for dining, retail... Read more »

Wine Bar Review: Vintage 338

Wine Bar Review: Vintage 338
Specializing in French, Spanish, and Italian wines and food, Vintage 338, 338 W Armitage, is definitely worth a stop or two this winter. We went for dinner and a few glasses of wine before the holidays, after some friends recommended it–and we weren’t disappointed.   It doesn’t get much better than French, Spanish, and Italian... Read more »

Review: Blue Star Wine Bar

Review: Blue Star Wine Bar
Just west of the Kennedy on Divison, you’ll find a quaint wine bar that’s been open less than a year called Blue Star, 1209 N. Noble. Its atmosphere of brick walls, granite-topped bar, and electric lighting and furnishings makes Blue Star warm and inviting–especially this winter. There’s a fireplace in one corner and plenty of sitting... Read more »
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You Know You're at a Champagne Vertical When...

You Know You're at a Champagne Vertical When...
Recently at the Chicago Gourmet Grand Cru wine tasting, I had the pleasure of meeting Lily Baetche, the Midwest Regional Manager for Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Over one the best brut rosé I’ve ever had, Lily invited me to a Champagne vertical tasting at Pops For Champagne downtown. Since I’m not one to turn down a free wine... Read more »

My Own Custom Cuvee Thanks to ENO

My Own Custom Cuvee Thanks to ENO
I’m back!  I’ve been out of the drinking scene for over a month now.  On Monday night I got back into the swing of things at the harvest class at ENO.  Located in the Inter-Continental Hotel at 505 N. Michigan Avenue, ENO is a classy yet comfortable wine bar.  With a great selection of flights... Read more »

Wine Bar Review: Rootstock Wine and Beer Bar

Wine Bar Review: Rootstock Wine and Beer Bar
A She Sips’ Introduction to Our First Guest Sips Post He Sips and I are busy. Too busy, unfortunately, to hit all the cool wine bars, restaurants, and stores in a city as large as Chicago. We would love to go out every night and drink wine, but we have day jobs–and a one-year-old boy... Read more »
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