wine and spirits Archive

  • 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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  • Despite well-known climate mood swings and recession setbacks, Illinois winemakers are supported by local consumers, pushing the state to become one of the top 12 wine producers in the nation....

    The Rise of Illinois Wines

    Despite well-known climate mood swings and recession setbacks, Illinois winemakers are supported by local consumers, pushing the state to become one of the top 12 wine producers in the nation....

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