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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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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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Day Wines, Candid Wines, Oregon, Organic Pinot Noir

Day Winery 2015 Vintage Reports

2015 is a big year for Brianne and Day Wines.  Not only has she dramatically upped her commitment to growers for the total tons of grapes and the total types of grapes that she will by, she has also christened her new winemaking facility in the Dundee Hills. The Day Winery 2015 Vintage Reports will […]

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Chardonnay from Domaine Guillot Broux distributed by Candid Wines in Illinois

Why is Chardonnay called Chardonnay?

Emmanuel Guillot of Domaine Guillot-Broux makes wine at the estate he and his family have built over three generations in the Macon region of Burgundy, France. During a visit to our offices, he explained the origins of the word Chardonnay, which is the name of a town in Burgundy that is far older than any known […]

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Sales Representative at Candid Wines in Chicago

Steven Fladung at Candid Wines

Chicago Sales: On Premise On Monday, April 13th, Steven Fladung joins Candid Wines as a sales representative focused on-premise in the City of Chicago. Steven started in our industry as a line cook at ‘Dewey’s Other Place’ in Urbana nearly fifteen years ago while working towards a degree in hospitality.  From the humblest of beginnings, Steven […]

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Domaine de L'Ecu at Candid Wines

Fred Niger: Changes in Muscadet

  Domaine de L’Ecu has long set the standard for single vineyard, biodynamically farmed Muscadet.  On an annual visit to Chicago and Candid Wines, Fred Niger sat down with the team at Ask a Winemaker for a conversation that touched on the wines from Granite, Gneiss and Orthogneiss, of course, but also a look at his […]

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Sound Opinions and John Cale Eat to the Beat at Nico

Sound Opinions hosts Greg Kot and Jim DiRogatis along with producers Robin Linn and Jason Saldanha joined Chefs Paul Kahan and Matthias Merges along with Candid Wines to host John Cale of Velvet Underground fame at Nico Osteria. Both Paul and Matthias are “huge music dorks”, and Nico Osteria takes it’s name from the German singer Nico, whose […]

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

Pronouncing Muscadet with Jo Landron

How is Melon de Bourgogne, the grape of Muscadet, pronounced? This is a great question to ask Jo Landron, winemaker at Domaine de La Louvetrie in Muscadet Sevre et Maine. Melon is the main grape of the region, but it is by no means the only grape grown in the area around the city of Nantes […]

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Tete

TÊTE Charcuterie – Staff Training & Tasting Info

  Candid is excited to be working with Co-executive chefs Thomas Rice and Kurt Guzowski on their long awaited sausage and charcuterie mecca TÊTE! Included below are details, stories, photos, and videos to introduce you to the producers who make the wonderful wines on the Tete wine list. Champagne Pierre Moncuit, Le Mesnil, France Featured […]

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