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  • Two Italian wine regions you need to learn

     Two Italian wine regions you need to learn
    Our visitors to the tasting room today are a couple of winemaking regions from Italy's South: Abruzzo and Campania. Abruzzo Halfway up the eastern side of the peninsula, behind the "knee" of the boot, Abruzzo should be well recognized by Americans....
  • Wine Etc.: Some pinot grigios to savor this summer

    Wine Etc.: Some pinot grigios to savor this summer
    Pinot grigios are popular because of their abundant fruit flavors and a ripe profile that can include some residual sugar. Often dominated by a peach or apricot character, these wines make refreshing aperitifs and can be matched with grilled chicken,...
  • Wauconda Fest features wine tasting, water fights

     Wauconda Fest features wine tasting, water fights
    In the past few summers, Wauconda Fest added two new attractions: a wine tent and a businessmen water fight. Both are so popular that they're returning this summer, said Nancy Burton, director of parks and recreation for the Wauconda Park District,...
  • Independent Spirits in Edgewater champions small distilleries, wineries

    Independent Spirits in Edgewater champions small distilleries, wineries
    A framed poster, "The Periodic Table of Scotch Whisky," sits behind the counter at Independent Spirits in Edgewater. For proprietor Scott Crestodina, the squares of pseudo-chemical data — malt, grain and blended whisky distilleries color-coded by...
  • Former Glencoe wine shop reopens in downtown Winnetka

    Former Glencoe wine shop reopens in downtown Winnetka
    Theresa Lucas will never forget the bitter-cold January morning when she walked into her then Glencoe-based champagne and wine boutique, Good Grapes and witnessed a disaster. "It was 110 degrees in the shop and a malfunctioning heating issue had...
  • 'Bigger footprint' for this year's Wine Down Wednesday events

    'Bigger footprint' for this year's Wine Down Wednesday events
    When the Wine Down Wednesday events open for the season this year, attendees will have a larger area to mingle and sip. East Dundee Village President Bob Skurla said last year's inaugural season opened with about five hightop tables and some picnic...
  • Burgers (and wine) for grownups

    Burgers (and wine) for grownups
      ★★★½ Could it be true that getting older means not wanting to eat burgers delivered through your car window? I thought about that last week as we sat down, menus in hand, at Zinburger at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise. Because...
  • Nearby wineries offer wine, yes, but lots of music and special events, too

    Nearby wineries offer wine, yes, but lots of music and special events, too
    Wineries sell wine, of course, and many folks travel to local wineries for tastings and the chance to buy a case of their favorite varietal not found in local stores. But wineries also present concerts and other special events. The months ahead are...
  • Wine, etc. Chanson wines are once again receiving acclaim

    Wine, etc. Chanson wines are once again receiving acclaim
    Domaine Chanson wines are once again receiving acclaim, as evidenced by our tasting of their current releases. The Burgundy wine-growing region in France has always been a difficult area to grow healthy grapes and make good wine. Dominated by the fickle...
  • Lehigh Valley food events include Canal Dinner Cruise, Italian Food and Wine pairing

    Lehigh Valley food events include Canal Dinner Cruise, Italian Food and Wine pairing
    CANAL DINNER CRUISE 1 The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor will hold its first of five "Conversations on the Canal" Dinner Cruises, with the theme of "The Corridor's Irish Past" 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday. The event includes a 2 1/2- hour ride...
  • How to decipher a wine label

     How to decipher a wine label
    Trumping whatever aesthetic value a wine label may have, its main function is to impart legal information to the consumer. As such, the bottler, winery or winemaker, as well as the legal authority in the country where the wine is sold, have an interest in...