Category Archives: Wine Pairings

Easter Wine Pairings

 Spring is right around the corner! Easter is a big family gathering food feast! What wine goes best with those Easter brunch and dinner dishes? I decided to repost from a couple of years ago with a few new wine … Continue reading

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Favorite Wine-Food Pairing

I am a foodie…well, maybe a foodie snob!  I have always loved cooking, so pairing wine properly can elevate my dishes to new heights.  When I take the time to create a beautiful meal, I want it to dazzle my … Continue reading

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IBM’s Chef Watson- Wine and Chocolate Truffle Pairing

          Last night I had the pleasure of working at an IBM sponsored event at Bin 36 in Chicago. “The product helps professionals across industries solve complex problems and reveal insights from large amounts of data.” (IBM) The component being … 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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Thanksgiving – Let the Holiday Season Begin!

Can you believe how quickly this year has passed?  It seems like we were just ringing in 2016…yet we are just weeks away from 2017. How will you describe this year?  It has definitely been a wild, emotional ride. Since … Continue reading

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BIN 36 Presents- Alceo Wines Dinner

An evening to remember… Bin 36 Owner, Enoch Shully, Brian Duncan, Founder at Down To Earth Wine Concepts LLC, and the Direttore Commerciale of Priduttori Vini Manduria- Giovanni, created an outstanding wine paired dinner that highlighted the wines from Puglia, … Continue reading

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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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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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