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Candid Wines Temple Bar Chicago

Wine at Temple Bar Chicago

New Wine at Temple Bar Chicago Candid Wines is excited to work with Temple Bar Chicago to present a new and exciting selection of wines.  Click through the tabs below to learn more about each bottle on the list, from technical information to videos with the producers.

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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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Nico Osteria

Candid Wines’ Staff Training Guide for Nico Osteria

Welcome, Nico Osteria team members, and congratulations on joining a great team. This page centralizes many resources on the selections that Bret Heiar has made for the wine list. Please reach out to me if you have any questions on the wines, estates, of farming methods discussed below. Click on any of the estates that […]

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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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Cru Unveils Wine List

Few spots in the city have more regular surprises that Feast on Damen Ave.  That’s because Bret Heiar is always looking around town to see what sort of new grapes are being grown around the world and what wine regions are emerging or re-emerging at the moment.  You’re likely to find indigenous grapes from Portugal, […]

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Big store, old fashioned family feel – Glencoe News

When NBC News Correspondent Mike Leonard was crafting a piece on civility or the lack thereof in American society, he chose to feature The Grand Food Center. As Leonard says about The Grand, “This is a culture where there’s real human, face-to-face interaction, and that developed because of management and who they employed, and customers […]

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