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  • Next unveils (comparatively affordable) 2015 menus, starting at $70

    Next unveils (comparatively affordable) 2015 menus, starting at $70
    If there's one headline to be gleaned from Next's announcement of its 2015 menu, it's this: They're comparably affordable to previous iterations of the shape-shifting West Loop restaurant (953 W. Fulton Market). The base price for menus past (not...
  • Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more

    Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more
    Calendar not yet completely full for the next couple of weeks? Good. To fill in those blanks, here are some possibilities tailored for food and wine lovers. Champagne & Alsace tastingĀ  On Thursday Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., the luxe Beverly Hills wine...
  • Restaurant review: RPM Steak

    Restaurant review: RPM Steak
    It doesn't take much for a steakhouse to make me happy; properly cooked prime and better-than-average wine will do the trick. But great steakhouses are rare. RPM Steak, which is all of 3 months old, is a great steakhouse. Like its sibling, RPM Italian,...
  • Deconstructing Champagne: Many wines come together in one bottle

     Deconstructing Champagne: Many wines come together in one bottle
    We know Champagne as a singular wine, in at least two meanings of that word. It's exceptional, isn't it? Nothing quite like it, this wine that smiles. But it also presents itself as complete and finished, a wine as a singularity, from the...
  • A holiday gift guide for wines in every price range

    Wine is the infinitely malleable holiday gift. Easily adjusted to the tastes of the giftee, readily found in the price range appropriate to the receiver. However your friends like their wine, you can oblige dry or sweet, red or white, powerful or subtle,...
  • Jacques P�pin still charms the TV viewer in the kitchen

    SAN FRANCISCO When a world-renowned French chef offers to share his bottle of pinot noir at noon on a Monday, the answer is yes especially when the partner in wine is charming raconteur Jacques Pepin. In October, Pepin was in San Francisco shooting one...
  • Australia's Barossa Valley wine, food scene grows and old charms remain

    Australia's Barossa Valley wine, food scene grows and old charms remain
    A sweet whiff of ripe grapes mingles with the aroma of eucalyptus trees, delivered on a hot breeze rippling across acres of vineyards. Needle-spired Lutheran churches puncture an impossibly blue heaven above old-time villages of stone cottages. The...
  • Wines that elevate Thanksgiving leftovers

     Wines that elevate Thanksgiving leftovers
    Leftover food, especially home-cooked meals, will be much around these next two months. Some people I know cook more than they will need for however many people they're hosting for Thanksgiving dinner just so they will have buckets of leftovers. I've...
  • Dress Up Your Party for the Holidays

    Dress Up Your Party for the Holidays
    Luckily, there are a few ways to help you host the ultimate party with family and friends this season without breaking the bank. A menu consisting of mulled wine and beautifully presented appetizers can make your holiday gatherings truly special. Here are...
  • 11 inexpensive wines for holiday parties

    11 inexpensive wines for holiday parties
    For even the most reclusive, the holiday season can involve a fearsome round of dinner parties and festivities. And whenever appropriate, you may want to show up with a bottle of wine in hand. Champagne is easy -- and always welcome. But if you want to...
  • The Wingman's guide to liquid giving

    The Wingman's guide to liquid giving
    Booze has saved my holidays more times than I can count. Not only has it livened up family gatherings, a bottle of whiskey or wine has been my go-to gift for friends, relatives and any last-minute folks on my Christmas checklist. Check out some highlights...