Tag: wine store

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 »

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 »

She Sips Girls' Night at the Cellar Rat in Bucktown

She Sips Girls' Night at the Cellar Rat in Bucktown
On Friday, about 30 female readers (and a few lucky guys) of He Sipped / She Sipped gathered at the Cellar Rat, 1811 W. North Ave., in Bucktown for a free wine tasting. Owner Dean Schlabowske poured 11 wines (a sparking, two whites, and eight reds). The reds were paired together as an old world... Read more »
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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 »

Lush Wine and Spirits: A Peek Inside Chicago's "Best Wine Shop"

Lush Wine and Spirits: A Peek Inside Chicago's "Best Wine Shop"
Lush Wine and Spirits (3 locations) recently won the “Best Wine Shop” in Chicago voted by the Chicago Reader’s readers. This news prompted us to call our local Lush in Roscoe Village, 2232 W Roscoe, and set up a visit. The huge, bright, Vegas-like sign in the window of the Roscoe store definitely catches the... Read more »