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Fiano harvest at Tommasone

Cantina Tommasone 2015 Vintage Report

Of all the places in the world where one might grow grapes and make wine, the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples is high on my list of spots to visit during harvest.  Lucia Monti is sharing her shots from Cantina Tommasone on island as they bring in Biancolella, Forastera and Fiano for the […]

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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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California Orgnaic Suavignon Blanc Candid Wines Edward Wallo

Yorkville Cellars 2015 Vintage Report

Edward Wallo checks in from Yorkville Cellars in the Mendocino Highlands with a note that the 2015 harvest was set to start before the end of September, the earliest on record at the estate. Check back regularly for updates from Edward and the Yorkville Cellars team and follow the #CandidHarvests2015 hashtag for more from all […]

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Chef Aaron Martinez at Intro dinner with Candid Wines

Intro: Chef Aaron Martinez

The Duo of Lamb, pictured above is paired with Domaine Pierre André Châteauneuf-du-Pape, our newest arrival. Please join us Wednesday night, August 26th when Intro will offer the pairings at 50% off and Damien will be serving as a guest sommelier for the evening. Staff Training Guide for Intro Wine Pairings with Chef Martinez Below […]

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La Serre, Domaine Sainte Croix, Saint Croix

La Serre from Domaine Sainte Croix

La Serre blends Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris from Jon and Liz Bowen’s organic vineyards in Corbieres, France at Domaine Sainte Croix. The vines average 60 years old and the wine is vinified in tank for a pure expression of the two varieties.     Jon Bowen describes the differences between the two similar grapes […]

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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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Organic Serbian Chardonnay Roglievo

Francuska Vinarija Tanja

Francuska Vinarija Tanja “Tajna” is 100% Chardonnay from Cyrille and Estelle Bongiraud, the Burgundian couple who have set up shop in Roglievo, Serbia.  We’ve thought from the start that it is reminiscent of White Burgundy from a much higher price point.  It’s made exactly as many “classic” Burgundian Chards are made: After harvest, it’s pressed […]

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Biodynamic Bordeaux Blanc Peybonhomme

Peybonhomme Les Tours Blanc

  Peybonhomme Les Tours Blanc on Palate Press The 2013 Peybonhomme Blanc was singled out by Simon Woolf on Palate Press as  a wine not to miss from the estate and “stupidly cheap”.  We’ve long agreed and been proud to offer the wine in Chicago.  It’s a wine we run out of frequently as there […]

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