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Scherrer Rose for Thanksgiving

Scherrer Rosé for Thanksgiving

Scherrer Rosé for Thanksgiving? Yes, Chef! Chef Julius Russell offers up a series of simple, but delicious and healthy sides for Thanksgiving in his feature on Windy City Live.  He shares recipes for oven roasted root vegetables, none too sweet Sweet Potatoes, and a can’t miss technique for Brussel Sprouts with a secret ingredient. He has […]

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Eat to the Beat with Sound Opinions

Eat to the Beat

   eat to the beat Join Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot of Sound Opinions for a one-of-a-kind experience. Chefs Paul Kahan of Nico Osteria, Blackbird, and the Publican, and Matthias Merges of Yusho, Billy Sunday and A10 present a spectacular multi-course dinner inspired by the groundbreaking 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico – with special […]

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Biodynamic weed control and green manure at Cosimo Maria Masini

Salmone al Forno con Daphne: Meatless Monday in Texas

Fox News Austin featured Francesco di Fillipis of Tenuta Cosimo Maria Masini in Tuscany and Daniela Marcone of  Andiamo Ristorante in Austin earlier this month ahead of the pairing dinner they co-hosted. In this clip, Daniela prepares a clean and easy oven roasted salmon while Francesco gives an overview of the biodynamic estate. They chose […]

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Emmanuel Pageot and Attila Gyulai at Embeya.

Embeya welcomes Emmanuel Pageot of Turner Pageot

Chef Thai Dang and Sommelier Atila Gyulai join forces with Emmanuel Pageot from Turner Pageot in the Languedoc for a five course menu at Embeya, one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants for 2013.   Embeya Chef Thai Dang is excited to serve a special 5 course menu that will reflect, highlight and compliment the true […]

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Turner Pageot family

Turner Pageot Wine Dinner at Trenchermen

Winemaker Emmanuel Pageot and Chef Patrick Sheerin of Trenchermen team up to bring you six courses of delicious on October 29th at 7:00 PM. Reserve your space here. 48 Hours (rosé) • Torta espagnole, sun dried tomato • Ortiz anchovy, celery root • Beef tartare, fermented black bean DINNER 1. La Rupture — house smoked […]

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Wine stems at Prasino

“Age Before Beauty”: Fred Scherrer at Prasino

Prasino Wicker Park’s Chef Riley Huddleston and Sommelier Keith Malini chose “Age Before Beauty” as the theme for their wine dinner with Fred Scherrer of the Scherrer Winery. Turning convention on it’s head, they served the wines “backwards” moving from Fred’s Zinfandel with the first course to his Chardonnay with the last. It was a […]

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Domaine de la Louvetrie, Jo Landron, Muscadet, Atmostphere, Louvetrie, Amphibolite, Fief du Briel, Les Houx

The Man, The Melons, The Mustache. (And a great Bordeaux, too)

This Saturday, March 30th from 3-4:30, Kevin will be pouring wines from the dynamic and wonderfully mustachioed Jo Landron at The Bottle Shop in Wilmette, along with one of the best values from Bordeaux that we’ve come across, Chateau Peybonhomme Les Tours. Kevin will pour Jo’s “Domaine” alongside the “Amphibolite”.  Both of these Muscadet’s are […]

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Pat McCroy of Standard Market

Sauvignon Blanc and String Cheese: So happy together.

Turner-Pageot’s “La Rupture” Sauvignon Blanc from Languedoc is an oddball in the world of Sauvignon Blanc, to be sure.  Rich, layered, mineral and yet wonderfully edgy, it’s just not like many other wines from Langudeoc. The team at Standard Market in Westmont has become a big supporter of Karen and Emmanuel’s wines, and we pour […]

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Jo Landron. Domaine Landron, Amphibolite

What to Pair with Muscadet? Depends on the Muscadet.

Not all Muscadets are made equal, and good Muscadets are rarely made alike. “Amphibolite” from La Louvetrie comes from a tiny parcel in the center of Jo Landron’s pristine vineyards. This is the wine from Jo’s that is meant to be drunk youngest as it sees none of the lees aging that enrich his other […]

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