Sample a variety of wines, spirits, and beer at the Chalet Party Shoppe Valentine’s Tasting Event.
In this week’s wine blog I want to share and update you on several items I hope you’ll find interesting. Lettie Teague, wine columnist, author I have been reading The Wall Street Journal for years and one of my favorite columns is Lettie Teague’s “On Wine.” The column appears weekly in The Journal’s “Off Duty” […]French wines, Lettie Teague, wine books, Wine Club, wine dinners, Wine in Words, wine shops, wine tasting
For the last couple years I have struggled to find a new wine distributor in the Chicago area who would handle our wines. In today’s wine world if you aren’t producing upwards of 10,000 cases of wine per year (I make less than 1,000 cases) the major distributors aren’t interested in your wines. The distributors […]Chicago, Glenwood Cellars, Manfred Bauer, Morton's Steakhouse, Original Morton's, wine tasting
A couple of weeks ago I had a friend ask me: “How long can a bottle of wine be open before it goes bad?” My answer to the question was “two to three days, depending on how it is stored.” Once the bottle is open, the oxidation process starts. In the beginning this is good […]Beckmen “Cuvée Le Bec”, Javier's Bistro, Lucchese’s, McCarthy's, storing wine, wine dinner, wine tasting
When you are a wine distributor you have the tough job of tasting wines from various vineyards, importers, other distributors, etc. in an attempt to find just the right wines to purchase and add to your sales portfolio (tasting is the fun part, then you have to write the checks). A number of months ago […]Juan Barreda, Torre de Barreda, Uptown Kitchen, wine tasting