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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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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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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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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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Alder Springs Syrah at City Winery

Making wine at City Winery Chicago: The 2012 Alder Springs Syrah

Tons and tons of Syrah from Alder Springs Vineyard in Mendocino County, CA arrived on Randolph St. this week, ready to be transformed into wine.  Facing a veritable mountain of grapes and work,  our friend, Beverage Director Rachel Driver Speckan, sent an invitation to help make the first vintage of Syrah at City Winery Chicago.  […]

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Zinfandel vines planted in 1912, Sonoma California

Lagrange Country Club hosts a Scherrer Wine Dinner

  Scherrer Wine Dinner Thursday May 24, 2012 Lagrange Country Club – Open to members and their guests only For reservations, members are asked to email: The Menu: Chef Choice Hors d’oeuvre 2011 Dry Rose, Sonoma County   Pickled West Coast Oysters Ginger, Jalapeno, Corriander, Mustard Seed, Smoked Sea Salt, Champagne Vinegar, Sesame-Seaweed Relish 2009 […]

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Scherrer Cabernet at Prasino Wicker Park

Thanks to Keith Malini, GM at Prasino Wicker Park, for bringing a selection of Fred Scherrer’s wines onto his list. The restrained tannins of the Sonoma Co. Cabernet work very well with chili spice and red meat. I want to pair it with Chef Halverson’s Ancho Braised Lamb Shank.   The video below captures Fred […]

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