Category Archives: #Wine Education

Grower vs. Négotiant Champagne

I had the pleasure of attending a seminar on Grower vs. Négotiant Champagnes…what a treat! Our presenter was Jeff Hacker who works at Binney’s Beverage Depot in Des Plaines, Illinois.  Jeff has been in the industry for over 11 years.  … Continue reading

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Wine Trivia #2- Locate these Wine Regions

As promised, here is your next set of wine trivia questions.  These questions will focus on where these wine regions are located throughout the world. There are three levels… ready, set, start locating! Within which country would you find them? … Continue reading

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Wine Trivia Time

As we enter into the fall season when the days get shorter and the sun sets a bit sooner every day, I think of things to do indoors.  I am a trivia “geek”- love to learn new facts whether they … Continue reading

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Cognac- Bin 36 Class with Alexandre LeClerq from Maison Maxine Trijol

COGNAC Cognac, named after the town of Cognac, France, is a variety of brandy. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name, in the French Departements of Charente and Charente-Maritime. For a … Continue reading

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Wine Wednesday Women into Wine 2017

Syrah or Shiraz…what do you call this beautiful red wine? This was the varietal we studied to kick off 2017.  We were supposed to take a look at Syrah back in November, but due to illness, work schedules, etc…we postponed … Continue reading

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Pairing Wine with Vegetarian/Vegan Cuisine

How exciting to share my passion for wine and love of teaching to the incredible customers of Bin 36!  Located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, this restaurant / wine bar is a true gem.  Owner Enoch Shully has a gift … Continue reading

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Wine Wednesday Women into Wine Study Group Update

This year seems to be flying by!  I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Our wine study group has had some fantastic sessions. We took advantage of a warm September evening to tackle Rosé and to welcome a … Continue reading

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