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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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Available exclusively at Standard Markets and Bakersfield

Pioneer from Barra of Mendocino

The Barra Family, Charlie and Martha, along with son Shawn and daughter Shelley, own and farm more than 200 acres of organic vineyards in Mendocino, California. Charlie Barra is a visionary with a great team around him. The modern winery is built on the gamble that he took in high school in 1944. After leasing […]

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Uncommon Ground leads the way (yet again)

Researchers at U of I Urbana found that Chicago is replete with gardens that are off the radar, but not out of sight – if you are able to look down from a bird’s eye view that is.  This comes as no surprise for those of us who have seen the public embrace Uncommon Ground […]

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Turner Pageot Wine Dinner at City Winery Chicago, Friday 11/9

Turner Pageot Wine Dinner at City Winery Chicago, Friday 11/9

Their perspective and intention from the inception of the winery was to make gastronomic wines. Hence the decision to farm Biodynamically and experiment with fermentation, maceration, and atypical oak regiments. This is the end goal: to achieve a tension in the glass, a palpable tension between acidity, tannin, and actual dissolved minerals. These characteristics of the […]

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Tuesday night at the XRT Rockin Lobster Bash @ Red Door

A Big thank you to everyone at the XRT Rockin Lobster Bash on Tuesday

Thank you Red Door for the packed house on Tuesday night. A BIG thank you to Supreme Lobster for providing the tasty crustaceans, and we have to give props to Mindy Segal, Mike Sheerin, Ryan Poli, Dirk Flanagen, Jason Vincent, Mark Steuer, Paul Fehribach, and Troy Graves for cooking up some delicious Lobster for everyone.We […]

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