Tag: 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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »