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  • Wine review: 2013 Alta Maria Vineyards 'Carbonic' Pinot Noir

    Wine review: 2013 Alta Maria Vineyards 'Carbonic' Pinot Noir
    2013 Alta Maria Vineyards "Carbonic" Pinot Noir Alta Maria Vineyards makes mostly very serious and seriously delicious Pinot Noirs. This one, though, is lighthearted and fun. Made by fermenting whole clusters the way they do in Beaujolais, the...
  • Sample wines of Provence at 2 events

    Sample wines of Provence at 2 events
    Take your palate to Provence at two events focused on the wines of this French region edged by the Mediterranean Sea. Serving as tour guides for both will be Viktorija Todorovska, cooking teacher, wine educator and cookbook author. She'll be joined by...
  • 30-band concert takes over stadium

    30-band concert takes over stadium
    From a seat on the infield or the bleachers, Hopstring Fest attendees can listen to 30 bands from Illinois plus headliner Cracker Saturday at Silver Cross Field, 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive in downtown Joliet. Presented by Chicago St. Pub, Joliet...
  • Hundreds of wines waiting to be sampled

    Hundreds of wines waiting to be sampled
    Wine (and beer) fans can revel Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, at the Naperville Wine Festival, which offers plenty of tasting and educational opportunities. "We will have close to 360 wines to sample," said Scott Janess, president of inPLAY Events,...
  • Car collector's trophy home set for auction

    Car collector's trophy home set for auction
    As fans and collectors flock to Monterey for the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, a vineyard-estate that previously housed an impressive collection of hot rods and muscle cars is headed for the auction block in Northern California. Found in...
  • Italy's islands produce noteworthy wines

    Italy's islands produce noteworthy wines
    How does Italy, a country just three-quarters the size of California, annually produce one-fifth of all the wine in the world? By planting grapevines everywhere. (Look, there they are in the median on the A1 autostrada from Milan to Florence!)...
  • PasoWineApp, your guide to the Paso Robles wine country

    PasoWineApp, your guide to the Paso Robles wine country
    Now that it’s prime wine country visiting season, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Mendocino and closer to home, the Central Coast, are all vying for tourist dollars.  Paso Robles, though, stacks the deck with its new PasoWineApp (free at the Apple App...
  • ChocoChicken Beer & Bourbon, Petrossian wine dinner, Bourbon Steak early bird menu

    ChocoChicken Beer & Bourbon, Petrossian wine dinner, Bourbon Steak early bird menu
    ChocoChicken hosts its first Beer & Bourbon Festival on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. Breweries showcasing their beers on the ChocoChicken patio will include Spaten, Stella, Hanger 24 and Drakes. Customers will receive a free beer glass when they buy their...
  • 100 cooking classes in Chicago area

    100 cooking classes in Chicago area
    Cooking schools and classes are listed in alphabetical order by category; general classes are listed by geographic area. Fees are listed when given. Inclusion does not imply endorsement by the Tribune. NEW signifies that this is the first time the class...
  • Two wineries plan to produce a crowdsourced wine

    Two wineries plan to produce a crowdsourced wine
    What are the chances that two wineries, one in California and one in Washington, come up with an idea to crowdsource a wine and launch within a week of each other? Odd but true. First comes a breathless news release from Columbia Crest announcing that...
  • Wine Find

    Wine Find
    From: California Price: $12 Serve with: Grilled beef or lamb; pasta This is a great red wine value highlighting one of California's most underappreciated grapes: petite sirah. This intensely fruity, full-bodied wine gives the impression of sweetness...