We are having some crazy rain this morning in Chicago! But don't let flash flooding stop you from having a little fun. Hop in your canoe and paddle over to your local wine bar. Here are my picks for September:
Rioja Rosado Flight & Education at Nightwood
Friday September 12, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2119 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Cost: $25 (3 wine flight, dinner priced separately) Click Here for more info!
Rioja Tailgating Party
Saturday September 13, 2014 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mainstreet Wines & Spirits
5425 S. LaGrange Rd
Countryside, IL 60525
Cost: FREE Click Here for more info!
California Dreamin' Napa and Sonoma Wine Dinner
Tuesday September 16, 2014 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Blue Star Bistro and Wine Bar
1209 North Noble Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Please call Blue Star Bistro at 773-278-2233 to make a reservation.
This is a 6 Course Food and Wine Pairing event. Only 24 Seats available.
Justin Vineyards and Landmark Vineyards Portfolio Tasting
Tuesday September 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WineStyles Park Ridge
105 S. Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Cost: $20 ($15 for members) Light Appetizers will be served. Click Here for more info!
An Evening with Schramsberg
Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
the WineBar Located in the Lounge of Plum Market Old Town
1233 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Cost: $20 Click Here for more info!
tay Dry and Happy Sipping!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is TOMORROW? I still have tons to do to get ready for our family dinner, but I CANNOT WAIT to eat a ton of food, take lots of naps, and indulge in great wine.
Speaking of tasty juice, here are my picks for 5 Wines to Serve on Thanksgiving:
It has come to my attention that low calorie cocktails are becoming a thing. I came across Slim Lizzy's at the Go Blog Social pop-up earlier this month. These canned cocktails are perfect for mixing (hello champagne!) and they offer big flavor without all the guilt of high calorie beverages. Seems like a win to me. Here's the recipe for one of their new Fall drinks:
It's Fall Beer season and cold weather swept Chicago with a vengence last weekend. We decided this was the perfect time to host a mini-Oktoberfest of sorts, thus our 1st Annual Seasonal Beer Taste Off was born.
Lakeshore Beverage is a Chicago Distributor of craft breweries and cideries from around the world. They host fun and unique events within their space and they work with writers on educational pieces about beer and the industry. It's a vast topic and there's always more to learn!
During a long tasting day, we stopped into Alexander Valley Vineyards because we've heard great things about their wine. The Vineyard has a beautiful wine cave on the property, which was unfortunately closed when we arrived.
We chose to go to the Silver Oak location in Geyserville because we guessed it would be less hectic than their Napa Valley tasting room, and we were right. The Geyserville location is quiet, stately, and relaxed. They spent a lot of time giving us background on their wines and we enjoyed sharing their passion for Cabernet Sauvignon.