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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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Domaine de L'Ecu Muscadet "Classique" 2011

Domaine de l’Ecu “Classique” 2011 Muscadet now at Telegraph Wine Bar

Jeremy Quinn, Sommelier at Telegraph, Reno and of course Webster Wine Bar is pouring the Muscadet Classique 2011 from Domaine de l’Ecu at Telegraph these days. No surprise, along with Craig Perman, Jeremy is one of the city’s leading lovers and promoters of single vineyard Melon de Bourgogne. Craig is in Nantes at l’Ecu literally […]

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The Bottle Shop

Fred Scherrer at The Bottle Shop 4/16/13

Amy Lafontant and the team at The Bottle Shop in Wilmette have sold more wines from Fred Scherrer than anyone in the state, and it will be a pleasure to launch Fred’s 2013 trip to Illinois with a tasting on Tuesday, April 16th at the store from 6-8 PM. We hope to see many old […]

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

The Man, The Melons, The Mustache. (And a great Bordeaux, too)

This Saturday, March 30th from 3-4:30, Kevin will be pouring wines from the dynamic and wonderfully mustachioed Jo Landron at The Bottle Shop in Wilmette, along with one of the best values from Bordeaux that we’ve come across, Chateau Peybonhomme Les Tours. Kevin will pour Jo’s “Domaine” alongside the “Amphibolite”.  Both of these Muscadet’s are […]

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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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Through rain and wind and snow, Fred will deliver exceptional Muscadet.

Snow Day!

Snowy weather in Chicago reminds us of how important a good solid winter is for vines all over the world.  We hear again and again from producers that without a break, the incredible engine that is a vine can not produce the sort of fruit that it is capable of without a long winter’s nap. […]

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Jo Landron. Domaine Landron, Amphibolite

What to Pair with Muscadet? Depends on the Muscadet.

Not all Muscadets are made equal, and good Muscadets are rarely made alike. “Amphibolite” from La Louvetrie comes from a tiny parcel in the center of Jo Landron’s pristine vineyards. This is the wine from Jo’s that is meant to be drunk youngest as it sees none of the lees aging that enrich his other […]

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Bar Pastoral

The Hungry Hound Digs In at Bar Pastoral

Bar Pastoral has opened to rave reviews from a number of critics and publications around town, not the least of which is Chicago Magazine’s inclusion of them on their list of the Top 6 Wine Bars in the city. Steve Dolinsky, aka ABC 7’s The Hungry Hound, focuses more on the creative small plates, all […]

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Landron’s Atmospheres: World Domination Continues

I’m convinced that there must be a Sommelier in a wine bar somewhere who does not love Jo Landron’s sparkling “Atmospheres”, but I have not met that person yet.  Remember this is the only wine we’ve ever sold that inspired a tattoo.  (i.e. a tattoo of the label – it’s quite possible we’ve sold wine […]

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Slideshow: A Night at Curtis Duffy’s Grace

Grace has opened to much fanfare, and our friend Huge Galdones and his camera were offered a front row seat in the back of the house for a night of service at one of the country’s most inspired new restaurants. The wine list features many selections from Candid Wines to go with the vegetable and […]

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