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Domaine de L'Ecu at Candid Wines

Fred Niger: Changes in Muscadet

  Domaine de L’Ecu has long set the standard for single vineyard, biodynamically farmed Muscadet.  On an annual visit to Chicago and Candid Wines, Fred Niger sat down with the team at Ask a Winemaker for a conversation that touched on the wines from Granite, Gneiss and Orthogneiss, of course, but also a look at his […]

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Wine is a wePod

(Orange) Wine is a wePod

“The iPod is one symbol of our increasingly fragmented and atomized lifestyle.  Plugged into our own choices of music and culture, earphones seal us off from the outside world.  And yet we join online communities to share thought, ideas, and music. Wine encourages us to take time to share pleasure and communicate face to face. […]

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Tete

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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Fred Niger inspects Mark Hayes' tattoo of Jo Landron's Atmospheres.

A Perfect, Bubbly, Storm

Jo Landron and Fred Niger are good friends. Jo and Fred both love great bubbles, and they both make great bubbles.   Mark Hayes, from Pastoral here in Chicago, loves Jo Landron’s bubbles. I mean, this dude loves Atmospheres. So it was with some trepidation that we introduced Fred to Mark at Rootstock. Would it […]

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