wine and spirits Archive

  • Fruity and refreshing! At Raffaello Hotel’s Drumbar the options are endless. Enjoy the Pineapple (green), Taste of Sunshine (yellow) or First Bloom of Spring (maroon) in the speakeasy-style lounge on...

    Main Squeeze

    Fruity and refreshing! At Raffaello Hotel’s Drumbar the options are endless. Enjoy the Pineapple (green), Taste of Sunshine (yellow) or First Bloom of Spring (maroon) in the speakeasy-style lounge on...

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  • You’re embarking on building a wine cellar and purchasing wine for the space. It can be daunting, but not as difficult as you might think. First, you need a designated...

    Build a Wine Cellar Collection

    You’re embarking on building a wine cellar and purchasing wine for the space. It can be daunting, but not as difficult as you might think. First, you need a designated...

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  • If reading about beer-infused foods in the March issue had your mouth watering, have we got a treat for you! Restaurateur/Chef David Burke has teamed up with Samuel Adams to...

    Sam Adams Brunch Recipes

    If reading about beer-infused foods in the March issue had your mouth watering, have we got a treat for you! Restaurateur/Chef David Burke has teamed up with Samuel Adams to...

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  • Adding a unique, urban flavor to your wine tasting experience. If you haven’t checked out City Winery, which opened this past August, you need to. It’s unique to Chicago and...

    City Winery

    Adding a unique, urban flavor to your wine tasting experience. If you haven’t checked out City Winery, which opened this past August, you need to. It’s unique to Chicago and...

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  • Not Your Average Steak House Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue on Fair Boulevard lies a hidden gem: III Forks. Open for over a year, it’s named...

    III Forks

    Not Your Average Steak House Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue on Fair Boulevard lies a hidden gem: III Forks. Open for over a year, it’s named...

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  • Another Toast For 30 Years While most anniversaries bring great anticipation, Tom Verhey didn’t expect to be celebrating a 30th for his venerable bar, Pops for Champagne. “It feels like we’ve...

    Pops for Champagne

    Another Toast For 30 Years While most anniversaries bring great anticipation, Tom Verhey didn’t expect to be celebrating a 30th for his venerable bar, Pops for Champagne. “It feels like we’ve...

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  • The drink market’s bourbon renaissance. Bypass that bowl of grits and hefty portion of gumbo. The South’s best-kept secret is out, and it’s all about bourbon. In the past decade,...

    Bourbon’s Bounce

    The drink market’s bourbon renaissance. Bypass that bowl of grits and hefty portion of gumbo. The South’s best-kept secret is out, and it’s all about bourbon. In the past decade,...

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  • Finding the best sangria in the city. Masa Azul Jenny Kessler, Beverage Director “We wanted to do a summer sangria, not just the traditional sangria made to use up old...

    ¡Muy Delicioso!

    Finding the best sangria in the city. Masa Azul Jenny Kessler, Beverage Director “We wanted to do a summer sangria, not just the traditional sangria made to use up old...

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  • One of life’s simple pleasures – an icy-cold margarita on a summer afternoon. Local restaurants are offering fresh updates for our favorite frosty treats by swapping the standby Cointreau and...

    Margaritas with a Twist

    One of life’s simple pleasures – an icy-cold margarita on a summer afternoon. Local restaurants are offering fresh updates for our favorite frosty treats by swapping the standby Cointreau and...

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  • Salpicon Vincent Satkoff, Wine Director/Owner Argyle Brut “Bouquet of pear, apple and white peaches, crisp and well-balanced with a long finish. $55 NV Egly-Ouriet Pere et Fils Brut Tradition Grand...

    Summer’s Best Sparkling Wines

    Salpicon Vincent Satkoff, Wine Director/Owner Argyle Brut “Bouquet of pear, apple and white peaches, crisp and well-balanced with a long finish. $55 NV Egly-Ouriet Pere et Fils Brut Tradition Grand...

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