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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 »

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 »
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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 »