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Wine of the Week: Celebrating Simply Great Italian Wines; Serbian Style

Lively guitar music and the singing of ethnic songs, mounds of thinly slice ‘Jamon’ (sliced prosciutto), Feta Cheese Burek, Rada’s Perfect Ushtipci, Cevapchichi and Crispy Calamari were the order of the day in a multi-ethnic celebration of Simply Great Italian ...

Wine of the Week: CHILL AT HOME 2020 Nov. 12, 6p-8p

Merchandise Mart event to benefit Respiratory Health Association, visit chill.luxehome.com for info. The years premiere Wine and Culinary Event and the unofficial kick-off of the Holiday gustatory season; LUXEHOME CHILL in cooperation with Wine Spectator goes virtual for 2020. In ...

Wine of the Week: Dry Creek 2019 Fume Blanc-$18.99

Dry Creek Vineyard has been making Fume Blanc for 48 years. The winery is synonymous with Fume Blanc. Founder David Stare was the first to plant Sauvignon Blanc grapes in the Dry Creek Valley appellation of Sonoma County. When the ...

Wine(s) of the Week: The "terroir" speaks volumes for the wine

The French are famous for creating words that do more than simply describe an object, an emotion or a place. They use words that embody a concept. Such a word is one commonly used in the wine industry, terroir. It ...

Wine of the Week: Juan Gil Monastrell Honoro Vera Organic Red Wine 2018-$10

What wine goes best with BBQ, Pizza or a good, juicy hamburger (made with organic grass feed beef) The answer is simple- Juan Gil Monastrell Honoro Vera Organic Red Wine 2018. At just $10 a bottle, it is a surprisingly ...

WINES OF THE WEEK: The wines of Moscato D’Asti in Italy

-Compo Moncalvina Moscato D'Asti-$18.99 -Michele Chiarlo – $19.99 (half bottle) -La Caudrina – $10.99 -Marenco Scrapona– $20.99 -I Vignaioli Santo Stefano/Ceretto – $15.99 half bottle Moscato is most likely the first wine that many people experience in life either at ...

Wine of the Week: Coppo Moncalvina Moscato D’ Asti 2019-$15

The hilltop town of Asti in Montferrat, Piedmont in northwest Italy, is among the most rustic and beautiful regions in all of Europe. Its wine history goes back to the time of the ancient Romans, when it was called 'Apiana.' ...

Wine of the Week – Clos Du Val 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon - $52

Clos Du Val 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($52) is a virtual showcase for Cabernet from Napa Valley’s famed Stag’s Leap District. At well under a hundred dollars a bottle, it is a steal by Napa Cabernet standards. Located on the ...

Wine of Week – Santiago Alarinho Reserva 2018 - $17.59

Fresh flowers. Hints of jasmine and orange blossoms, with flavors of fresh Asian pears and a faint touch of mint, Quinta De Santiago Alvarinho Reserva 2018 ($17.59), is the elegant, rich, and full-bodied white wine you’ve been waiting for. From ...

WINE OF THE WEEK: ITALIAN WINE VIRTUAL TASTING-PART I-ISITUTO GRANDI MARCHI

Some of the biggest names in Italian wine are Zooming into Chicago with the latest vintages of their historic wines. Marchesi Antinori, Masi, Pio Cesare, Argiolas, Ca’ del Bosco, Michele Chiarlo and Umani Ronchi will have their latest vintages of ...

WINE OF THE WEEK-ITALIAN WINE VIRTUAL TASTING-PART I-ISITUTO GRANDI MARCHI

Some of the biggest names in Italian wine are Zooming into Chicago with the latest vintages of their historic wines. Marchesi Antinori, Masi, Pio Cesare, Argiolas, Ca’ del Bosco, Michele Chiarlo and Umani Ronchi will have their latest vintages of ...

Wine of the Week-Wines of Maremma Tuscany II: Casa Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015 $39.99

Maremma is an idyllic hideaway tucked away in the medieval villages that lie in the undulating hills and lush, secluded valleys of southern Tuscany near the Mediterranean coast. Separated by thick chestnut forests sprawling olive groves and copious vineyards that ...

Wine of the Week: Castello Volpaia Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon Maremma Tuscany Italy-$16

Tucked away in the south of Italy's famed Tuscany is one of its true treasures, the Maremma wine region. Far less well known than its famous neighbor, Chianti Classico, Maremma only gets a fraction of the notoriety. Yet, it is ...

Wine of the Week: Mionetto Brut Prosecco DOC NV-$12.99

A real consistent crowd pleaser for summer is my go-to favorite, Mionetto Brut Prosecco DOC NV. Its selling right now for a bargain @12.99, but I’ve seen it for as little as $10.99 a bottle at certain large-scale retailers.

Wine of the Week: DAOU Vineyards of Paso Robles with a Master Sommelier

One of the crippling effects of the current pandemic has been the closing of many tasting rooms and the near collapse of the wine tourism industry. To counter its effects, wineries have been reaching out to their loyal fans and ...

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