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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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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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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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Domaine Bourdic, Languedoc, Winery

Candid Wines at The Empty Bottle Chicago

Heading to the Empty Bottle for a show?  We are pleased to have a wide range of offerings available at this iconic Chicago concert space and dancing destination. Members of the Empty Bottle team – please use the tags below as tasting sheets for each wine, and send us any questions you might have!

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Big Jones use of Huff Kerner

Big Jones on Check, Please!

Big Jones and Chef Paul Fehribach on this week’s Check, Please! The feature shines a light on Paul’s hospitality and some of the inspiration for his food.   I feel fortunate that Jessica has connected our wines with Paul’s food and I love that we can be even a small part of the environment and experience […]

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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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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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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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