Category Archives: Wine Pairings

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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South African Winemaker, Ken Forrester, Comes to Chicago!

KEN FORRESTER VINEYARDS “Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa’s most famous wine region Stellenbosch, our vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc and other premium award-winning wines. Over … Continue reading

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How to Pair Wine with Turkey

I saw this article in a post from Wine Cooler Direct and decided it was worth reposting on my own site. The original author was Wine Savvy.  Thanks for the detailed information!! I take no credit, other than being wise enough … Continue reading

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Chimney Rock Wine Dinner @ Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Chicago

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending a special wine dinner at Del Frisco’s Restaurant in Chicago. The setting was beautiful!  The staff is well-trained, the wine director is quite skilled in his selections, and the food is amazing. … Continue reading

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Holiday Open House with Boisset Wines

Ready or not, the holiday season has begun.  Christmas music is already playing in the stores and on the radio, decorations can be seen on lampposts, store windows, and yes, even on homes, and the marketing ads have hit TV … Continue reading

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