Monthly Archives: May 2016

Boisset Ambassador Academy with Marnie Old

Jean-Charles Boisset, the passionate man, who with his sister, is responsible for the Boisset Collection. The Boisset Wine Living portion of this amazing company guides ambassadors to grow their own businesses, learn about wine and share that with their friends, families, … Continue reading

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Bin 36- Chicago’s West Loop “Hotspot” for Wine 101 Classes

What do you do when a friend asks you to help?  Of course, you help.  That is what I have had the opportunity to do for my friend Enoch Shully, owner of the West Loop “hotspot” Bin 36!  Want a … Continue reading

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Wine Wednesday Women into Wine

What a fun night!  Merlot was our varietal to be studied and we were pleasantly surprised by our tastings!!  Our wines tonight were from Napa, California ansd Stellenbosch, South Africa. The small difficulty was finding wines that were 100% Merlot! Here … Continue reading

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Spark Ventures- Business Driven Philanthropy

April 28th was a beautiful evening.  I had the privilege of attending the Spark Ventures fundraising event.  It was an amazing night!  A wine tasting, silent and live auctions, delicious food, and kind-hearted, generous people made it a perfect night.  … Continue reading

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CASA Chicago “Whine” About Winter Event

  A few months ago I was approached to help with an amazing event sponsored by CASA Chicago and the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Professional Women-NAPW.  I am happy to have been a part of such a great … Continue reading

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French Wine Scholar- I Reached My Goal!!

Last May I decided to begin my intensive study of French wines through the distance learning program with the French Wine Society (now the Wine Scholar Guild ). Having lived in France, this has been an interest for a number of … Continue reading

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Women into Wine Study Group

Back in January, I decided a good way to become more proficient, accurate, and/or experienced in recognizing wine varietal monikers- flavor profiles/ aromatic notes/color intensity as it pertains to age, grape, climate… was to begin a study group.  I invited a few … Continue reading

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