Wine/Spirits Archive

  • The advanced sommelier feels that wine carries a sentimental value: the aroma can remind someone of her first date or the taste of her favorite dish.  Sommeliers are by French...

    Salpicón’s Wanda Cole

    The advanced sommelier feels that wine carries a sentimental value: the aroma can remind someone of her first date or the taste of her favorite dish.  Sommeliers are by French...

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  • Mixologists are brightening things up for summer with bold, fruity flavors. We’re quite partial to the Peach Sangria at Packing House – it’s equal parts fruity and refreshing. You can...

    Feeling Peachy

    Mixologists are brightening things up for summer with bold, fruity flavors. We’re quite partial to the Peach Sangria at Packing House – it’s equal parts fruity and refreshing. You can...

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  • Four-grain whiskey, millet bourbon, rose hip liqueur, apple brandy. Chicago is on the threshold of a craft spirit revolution, with several craft distilleries popping up in the past few years....

    Trending: Local Craft Spirits

    Four-grain whiskey, millet bourbon, rose hip liqueur, apple brandy. Chicago is on the threshold of a craft spirit revolution, with several craft distilleries popping up in the past few years....

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  • Two brothers and a high school buddy disrupt the system that leaves out the little guys. A long-lasting friendship that started at New Trier Township High School in Northfield about...

    Winestyr.com

    Two brothers and a high school buddy disrupt the system that leaves out the little guys. A long-lasting friendship that started at New Trier Township High School in Northfield about...

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  • The Hearty Boys and Gale Gand collide to make the world a tastier place. A few blocks away from Wrigley Field, you’ll find chef Dan Smith and mixologist Steve McDonagh...

    SpritzBurger

    The Hearty Boys and Gale Gand collide to make the world a tastier place. A few blocks away from Wrigley Field, you’ll find chef Dan Smith and mixologist Steve McDonagh...

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  • From crafting salty to frothy cocktails, Chicago mixologists get creative with their shakers. With the brutal winter we just had, a comfort-food-like cocktail sounds like a good idea. While we’d...

    Savor the Flavor

    From crafting salty to frothy cocktails, Chicago mixologists get creative with their shakers. With the brutal winter we just had, a comfort-food-like cocktail sounds like a good idea. While we’d...

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  • Selecting wines for an event can be more than a budget challenge, for there are so many options. Whether you’re party’s in August or January, there are several wines you...

    Wines for All Seasons

    Selecting wines for an event can be more than a budget challenge, for there are so many options. Whether you’re party’s in August or January, there are several wines you...

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  • Champagne, one of life’s great pleasures. This year, try sipping this heavenly libation with unexpected food pairings. “The history of Champagne is about the ‘assemblage,’” explains Jean-Marie Barillère, co-president of...

    The Bolder Side of Bubbly

    Champagne, one of life’s great pleasures. This year, try sipping this heavenly libation with unexpected food pairings. “The history of Champagne is about the ‘assemblage,’” explains Jean-Marie Barillère, co-president of...

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  • City Winery Beverage Director Rachel Driver Speckan reinforces the fact that there’s no better pairing than wine and the holidays. ‘Tis the season for indecision. With wine shops offering endless...

    Toast the Season

    City Winery Beverage Director Rachel Driver Speckan reinforces the fact that there’s no better pairing than wine and the holidays. ‘Tis the season for indecision. With wine shops offering endless...

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  • As the final days of summer approach, a ‘beerita’ is the perfect way to say adios to warm weather. Local mixologists are taking tequila to another level adding an unusual...

    ¡Tequila!

    As the final days of summer approach, a ‘beerita’ is the perfect way to say adios to warm weather. Local mixologists are taking tequila to another level adding an unusual...

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