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  • How Italian wines are named

    How Italian wines are named
    By some accounts, Italian is the most mellifluous of the world's languages. But when it names the wines of Italy, it also may be the most misunderstood. An Italian wine may sound beautiful, but what do the words on its label mean? "Italy is the most...
  • Crisp wines for a Tex-Mex pizza

    Crisp wines for a Tex-Mex pizza
    The origin of pizza is obscure; what it has become is not. Anything goes, as this multicolored Tex-Mex version well shows. In the spirit of the dish, why not have some fun with wines to accompany it? Easily done, for the world of wine is chockablock...
  • Madeira: A historic sip

    Madeira: A historic sip
    Madeira is the Doctor Who of wine. With it, in it, through it, you will travel through time as with no other wine. Its own soul is old, this fortified wine from Portugal's mid-Atlantic island, being born into bottle only after years — sometimes...
  • Gewurztraminer: A grape like no other

    Gewurztraminer: A grape like no other
    The white wine grape gewurztraminer is a world of its own. No other grape, when made into a wine, can boast that it has perfume and flavor as fierce as gewurztraminer's — of rose petals and orange blossoms, litchi fruit, citrus and bergamot peel,...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: World Cup dining

    Phil Vettel recommends: World Cup dining
    The World Cup is under way, continuing through July 13. Because just about all the World Cup matches begin at 5 p.m. or earlier Chicago time, this is more an early-bar event than a restaurant thing. Nevertheless, a few restaurants are stepping up (and...
  • 100 Best Wine Restaurants includes seven in Chicago

    100 Best Wine Restaurants includes seven in Chicago
    Seven Chicago restaurants are among the 100 on Wine Enthusiast's list of best wine restaurants. The magazine's annual list honors restaurants with "unique wine programs." The local restaurants are: Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. Girl & the Goat, 809...
  • Italian wines demand food at table

     Italian wines demand food at table
    When you taste Italian wines by themselves, away from food, you may be disappointed. If any theme is shared by such a diverse group of grapes and regions, it is leanness or austerity of style, like a beam of flavor focused, in this case, by acidity....
  • Modern Chilewich trays serve up creative possibilities

    Modern Chilewich trays serve up creative possibilities
    The hunt for a simple, modern tray that's both practical and versatile should be easy. Yet the ones we stumble upon most often are overly ornate or impractical or too cutesy-crafty — emblazoned with sayings like "Wine a little. Laugh a lot." (Side...
  • Ski resorts gear up for summer activities

    Summer can be a great time to visit ski resorts. The weather is usually glorious, and there are numerous outdoor activities, festivals and cultural offerings aimed at attracting visitors and entertaining locals. In this generally slower time of year,...
  • Hemingway's favorite burger is a moveable feast

    Hemingway's favorite burger is a moveable feast
    He was a soldier, a boxer, a hunter, a fisherman, a drinker, a father and the writer of words and stories that aimed to be, above all else, true and honest and pure. He also knew how to make one hell of a hamburger. Ernest Hemingway would have...
  • Thomas Jefferson's wine

    Thomas Jefferson's wine
    In a garden beside rows of fruit trees and vegetables, grapes ripen on a sun-dappled mountainside. A few yards away, visitors snake their way through Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home. Even those who never have been there recognize the iconic mansion...