wine and spirits Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

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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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  • Mimosas have long been a Sunday morning brunch staple, but local restaurant Theory and Owner Joel Sorinsky are taking the bubbly beverage one step further. “Our sorbet mimosas combine the...

    Sorbet Mimosas at Theory

    Mimosas have long been a Sunday morning brunch staple, but local restaurant Theory and Owner Joel Sorinsky are taking the bubbly beverage one step further. “Our sorbet mimosas combine the...

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  • It’s just a quick glimpse here at the inviting and amazing property at Alpha Omega winery. The wines are approachable yet elegant and I rarely miss the chance to stop...

    Alpha Omega Winery in Napa Valley

    It’s just a quick glimpse here at the inviting and amazing property at Alpha Omega winery. The wines are approachable yet elegant and I rarely miss the chance to stop...

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  • Raising the bar on Mexican Cuisine. Foodies held their collective breath when David Dworshak, former executive chef of Carnivale, announced his departure from the lively West Loop eatery to focus...

    Takito Kitchen

    Raising the bar on Mexican Cuisine. Foodies held their collective breath when David Dworshak, former executive chef of Carnivale, announced his departure from the lively West Loop eatery to focus...

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  • 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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