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Harvesting Pinot Noir in the Gunsalus Vineyard

Josh Raynolds on Fred Scherrer

“I continually learn from Fred. I think he would have made an amazing professor… I think it’s great that people are finally realizing how cool (the wines) are. they are ego free. That’s rare.” Josh Raynolds on Fred Scherrer. “Everybody I know, including me, ends up late to his next appointment. There aren’t that many […]

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Wine Chocolate Chicago Valentines Day Events

2/14 Wine and Chocolate at Katherine Anne Confections

Valentine’s Wine and Chocolate Pairing Sunday, February 14 at 5:30pm, $65.00 Katherine Anne Confections 2745 W. Armitage Chocolate Truffle, Marshmallow and Caramels, paired with Candid Wines at Katherine Anne Confections Katherine and Damien will walk you through a decadent, eight course wine and chocolate pairing. Michelin-starred restaurant Table, Donkey, and Stick will be providing their exemplary […]

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Fred Scherrer tasting Pinot Noir in the Platt Vineyard

Fred Scherrer at Good Grapes 11/17/15

Meet Fred Scherrer at Good Grapes in Winnetka! Winemaker Fred Scherrer of the Scherrer Winery will be at Good Grapes in Winnetka on Tuesday, November 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 pouring a selection of his wines Sonoma County. Please visit Good Grapes’ Good Grapes or call the store for more information at 866.807.5700 Tuesday  Fred […]

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Scherrer Rose for Thanksgiving

Scherrer Rosé for Thanksgiving

Scherrer Rosé for Thanksgiving? Yes, Chef! Chef Julius Russell offers up a series of simple, but delicious and healthy sides for Thanksgiving in his feature on Windy City Live.  He shares recipes for oven roasted root vegetables, none too sweet Sweet Potatoes, and a can’t miss technique for Brussel Sprouts with a secret ingredient. He has […]

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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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Zinfandel vines planted in 1912, Sonoma California

Scherrer Old & Mature Vine Zinfandel: A Wine Spectator Personal Top Ten of 2013

The people, the meal, the moment. Fred Scherrer has always made wines with the idea that they would be part of a larger whole; a pairing, an experience, a group of people gathered to celebrate. I love that this, along with the elegant, reserved nature of the wine is the focus of Tim Fish’s review […]

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Fred Scherrer inspects Chardonnay in the bladder press.

Video: Why Fred Scherrer whole cluster presses Chardonnay grapes

Fred Scherrer loads whole clusters of berries, skins, seeds, stalks and all into his presses at the Scherrer Winery and then presses the juice out of them very gently. This is a trick he “stole” from Champagne and sparkling producers who want only the finest juice, and it is also the technique used at Domaine […]

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Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented Rosé from Porter Creek

Porter Creek 2012 Rosé

2013 has been the year of Rosé here at Candid with Lambert’s “Mathilde” made from Cabernet Franc and Scherrer’s “Dry Rosé” made from Grenache and Syrah going out the door fast than ever.  To beef up our offering we added the Barra‘s Rosé of Pinot Noir for the first time and direct imported Dominique and […]

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Wine stems at Prasino

“Age Before Beauty”: Fred Scherrer at Prasino

Prasino Wicker Park’s Chef Riley Huddleston and Sommelier Keith Malini chose “Age Before Beauty” as the theme for their wine dinner with Fred Scherrer of the Scherrer Winery. Turning convention on it’s head, they served the wines “backwards” moving from Fred’s Zinfandel with the first course to his Chardonnay with the last. It was a […]

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