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Ravinia Wine Shop

We have new friends at Ravinia Wine Shop in Highland Park. Located just two blocks from the train station, and just across the street from the free park n’ ride for Ravinia Festival is a quaint little wine shop run by Sharon and Tobias Norberg. The shop focuses mostly on small producers with a passion […]

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Napolini Sagrantino at Moto Restaurant

Wine and food pairings most often start in the kitchen. The Chef will present the Wine team with a new project, maybe simply a flavor profile. The Sommelier can then consider the concept and reach into memory, past notes, or bottles from the cellar to match the focus of the dish. As with most dining […]

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Quince specializes in fresh, seasonal, and sustainable fare.

Jo Landron’s Hermine d’Or Now at Quince!

The Wolf, The Biodynamic Wizard, or just Jo. Regardless of the name you use, there is now a little more mustache on the wine list at Quince. The menu for Quince at the Homestead has been described as “bold, bright with just a touch of whimsy” which serves just as well as a descriptor for […]

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Pastoral’s Pairing of the Week: Lambert’s Les Terrasses Chinon and St. Maure

The folks at Pastoral have become big fans of Pascal and Beatrice Lambert’s “Les Terrasses”.   Guest Monger Heather says “The Chinon to me smells like a large bouquet of flowers. It has great structure and bright acidity. There are bright raspberry nuances and slight vegetal and mineral  undertones. This wine pairs well with the St. […]

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Many delicious Candid Wines are available at Feast

Domaine Bourdic “La Sentinelle” at Feast Bucktown

Our friend Bret Heiar sat in on our very first tasting of wines from Domaine Bourdic in Chicago when we were still debating their merits and comparing them to other wines from Languedoc.  Bret, the sommelier at Feast, was unequivocal in his support for the wines.  He felt they were best in class for the region […]

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