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Celestra – Library Release from Sainte Croix

Celestra: What’s old and new from Sainte Croix Following Liz Bowen’s visit to Chicago where she shared a few bottles of one of her and Jon’s early bottlings of Celestra, we are pleased to share a library selection of the 2005 along side the current release, 2013. Buyers – please note that we have only […]

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Harvesting Pinot Noir in the Gunsalus Vineyard

Josh Raynolds on Fred Scherrer

“I continually learn from Fred. I think he would have made an amazing professor… I think it’s great that people are finally realizing how cool (the wines) are. they are ego free. That’s rare.” Josh Raynolds on Fred Scherrer. “Everybody I know, including me, ends up late to his next appointment. There aren’t that many […]

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Knoll Riesling and Gruner at Canid Wines Chicago

Austrian Wine in Chicago

How to Learn About Austrian Wine in Chicago This fine question was posed by a wine loving friend: “I have decided to focus on learning more about Austrian wines in the next few months, and saw that you have a lot of them in Candid Wines on SevenFifty. I was wondering if there are any […]

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Wine Chocolate Chicago Valentines Day Events

2/14 Wine and Chocolate at Katherine Anne Confections

Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Pairing Sunday, February 14 at 5:30pm, $65.00 Katherine Anne Confections 2745 W. Armitage Chocolate Truffle, Marshmallow and Caramels, paired with Candid Wines at Katherine Anne Confections Katherine and Damien will walk you through a decadent, eight course wine and chocolate pairing. Michelin-starred restaurant Table, Donkey, and Stick will be providing their exemplary […]

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Organic wines from Saumur by Domaine Guiberteau

“Some of the most exquisite white wines in the world…”

Ryan Arnold, divisional wine director for Lettuce Entertain You restaurants was asked by Michael Austin of the Chicago Tribune to dress up an easy and comfortable bowl of corn chowder with franks for a cold January day in Chicago. Among Ryan’s suggestions is the 2012 Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc.  Ryan says: This chenin blanc possesses flavors […]

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Fred Scherrer tasting Pinot Noir in the Platt Vineyard

Fred Scherrer at Good Grapes 11/17/15

Meet Fred Scherrer at Good Grapes in Winnetka! Winemaker Fred Scherrer of the Scherrer Winery will be at Good Grapes in Winnetka on Tuesday, November 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 pouring a selection of his wines Sonoma County. Please visit Good Grapes’ Good Grapes or call the store for more information at 866.807.5700 Tuesday  Fred […]

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Biodynamic Sangiovese Natural Wines

Cosimo Maria Masini Vintage Report 2015

Harvest in San Miniato, Tuscany at Cosimo Maria Masini began on August 21st with the Sauvignon Blanc for Annick and then the Trebbianno for their Vinsanto, Fedardo, on the 26th.  Harvest work is completed by a combination of professionals and WWOOFER’s (volunteers looking for experience on organic farms) and seems to combine rigor and precision with […]

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Melon de Bourgogne Ecu Candid Wines Biodynamic

Domaine de l’Ecu Vintage Report 2015

Reports from harvest in Muscadet at Domaine de l’Ecu in the Loire Valley. Photos and updates come from Fred Niger. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook with the #CandidHarvests2015 hashtag. Click here for a full list of our wines from Domaine de L’Ecu on www.sevenfifty.com.  (Illinois trade only). Domaine de l’Ecu Vintage Report 2015 9.11.15 […]

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