Tag: Beer

The Relaunch of ChicagoNow Means the Relaunch of He Sipped, She Sipped

ChicagoNow is relaunching its website tomorrow. You’re going to see some awesome changes, including on He Sipped/She Sipped. We’re going to look different. We’re going to (inter)act different (think: polls!). And we’re going to write more and cover more wine-related (and some beer and cocktails, too) content. We’ll announce some of these content changes tomorrow,... 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 »

The Process of Drinking Wine

I wish I had more time to drink wine. That might be a strange statement coming from a wine blogger. But it’s true. Most days, I’m too tired from a long day at work, taking care of my son, and trying to keep my house semi-clean that the thought of uncorking a bottle is too much to... Read more »
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Round Barn Winery: The Perfect Weekend Wine Getaway

Round Barn Winery: The Perfect Weekend Wine Getaway
Round Barn Winery, located in Baroda, MI, 95 miles from Chicago, has it all: wine, beer, vodka, rum, and bourbon (the spirits are sold under the DiVine label). Situated in a quaint area of mostly farmland–and, surprisingly, a whole lot of grape vines–Round Barn is the ideal day-trip from the Loop. It’s easy to get to–and... Read more »

Top-10 Signs that You're Now a Wine Drinker

Top-10 Signs that You're Now a Wine Drinker
10. You find yourself drinking more wine than beer or liquor. 9. White Zin is no longer an option. 8. The thought of fruit wine makes your stomach turn. 7. You have more than a few bottles in the house. 6. You stop storing your wine: a) on the counter; b) in a wine rack; and c)... Read more »

You're Officially a Wine Drinker; Now What? Win 33 Wines, a Wine Journal

You're Officially a Wine Drinker; Now What? Win 33 Wines, a Wine Journal
So, you read our top-10 list–and you’re officially a wine drinker; now what? You need a user-friendly wine journal to keep track of all your tasting notes and bottle history, especially if you’re headed to the Windy City Wine Festival (this weekend) or Chicago Gourmet (Sept 24-26). You’re in luck: my friend, Dave Selden, makes these... Read more »
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Can't Get a Rez at Girl & the Goat? Try Chicago Gourmet!

Can't Get a Rez at Girl & the Goat? Try Chicago Gourmet!
If you’re looking for a food-and-wine event that promises to be worth both the time and money, look no further than Chicago Gourmet scheduled to take place September 24-26 in Millennium Park. Sponsored by Bon App├ętit, Chicago Gourmet brings some of Chicago’s best chefs, sommeliers, brewers, and mixologists together in one place for all Chicagoans to enjoy.... Read more »

West Lakeview Liquors: Evolving as North Center Evolves

West Lakeview Liquors: Evolving as North Center Evolves
West Lakeview Liquors, 2156 W Addison, in North Center has come a long way since its beginnings as a “scary underage store” in 1988, says owner Kristina Bozic. As the neighborhood evolved, so did the shop. It’s now a liquor store, specializing in beer and wine, and a small grocery shop under the name A... 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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Girl & The Goat (& Wine)

Girl & The Goat (& Wine)
Approachable food and approachable wine. This seems to be a trend in the food-and-wine world, and Girl & The Goat, 809 W. Randolph, Stephanie Izard’s new restaurant in the West Loop is following suit. The wooden tables are sans white table clothes This is NOT Trotters (not like you want it to be). The waiters... Read more »