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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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Zappa Bourdic Languedoc Organic

Domaine Bourdic Zappa

  Domaine Bourdic: Zappa Côtes de Thongue Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP) Organic Syrah and Grenache give this red Languedoc blend body, structure and fruit. At Bourdic, the wines are never heavy or highly alcoholic – a real boon in a region that can produce inexpensive, clunky wines. The secret to Zappa, though, is the small […]

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Domaine de L'Ecu Muscadet at Mott Street in Chicago (4)

momofuku meets avec at Mott Street

Throw avec and momofuku noodle bar circa 2005 in a blender and the result is Mott Street, 2013. Myriad other influences seem to have driven the creators of this new Wicker Park gem, but the link between NY and Chicago jumped out at me the instant I walked in the front door. In 2005, avec […]

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Joe's Wine Cellar

Drink at Joe’s

Looking for an outpost for good wine in the Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood? Look no further then Joe’s Wine Cellar located at 2108 W. Division Street. Joe’s Cellar is full up with some fine selections from Candid Wines, that you can pull off the shelf or, if you’re in luck, try at the wine station. Grab […]

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Domaine bourdic, vineyard

Promoting Biodiversity at Bourdic

[portfolio_slideshow id=11991] Hans and Christa at Domaine Bourdic in the Côtes de Thongue in Languedoc spent quite a lot of time this winter planting more than 250 trees and shrubs as part of a pilot program intended to promote and increase biodiversity in the area. Hans raved about the process during my recent trip to […]

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Big Jones

Jonesing for some Kerner? Eat at Big Jones!

If you have a hankering for a glass of Huff Kerner and some crawfish etouffee then you need to get yourself over to Big Jones in Andersonville. Big Jones is Chicago’s home for heirloom southern style cooking, so we figured it was also a good home for some of our, using the term loosely, heirloom […]

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Green Walnuts Macerating

Candid Vin de Noix at The Violet Hour

  This perplexing concoction is another exploration of libation creation from The Violet Hour based on a traditional French liqueur: Vin de Noix. The pivotal ingredients of this liqueur are wine, green walnuts, eau de vie, and sugar. Most commonly made with red wine, the folks at the Violet Hour wanted to use a white […]

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