wine and spirits Archive

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • I don’t know how it started, but in the past few years I’ve become equally intrigued by the craft cocktail movement as I am with the world of wine. I...

    Spring Cocktails Refresh

    I don’t know how it started, but in the past few years I’ve become equally intrigued by the craft cocktail movement as I am with the world of wine. I...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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....

    Continue Reading...

  • As the wedding season sets in, it’s time to plan the details for your friends and family. It’s fun to be the one to select the wine, often my role,...

    Cava & Flowers: A Perfect Pair

    As the wedding season sets in, it’s time to plan the details for your friends and family. It’s fun to be the one to select the wine, often my role,...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • 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...

    Continue Reading...

  • Bringing the world to the Windy City. If you’re a self-professed Chicago foodie – or someone willing to pay serious money for up-close-and-personal time with celebrity chefs and local culinary...

    Chicago Gourmet 2013

    Bringing the world to the Windy City. If you’re a self-professed Chicago foodie – or someone willing to pay serious money for up-close-and-personal time with celebrity chefs and local culinary...

    Continue Reading...