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Wine of the Week - Moscato d’Asti

From the land of chocolate and hazelnuts, come some exquisite sparkling wines that you can enjoy throughout the Holiday Season. Everyone knows Asti Spumante, but few know of its origin and wide variety. A recent trip to Piedmont in northwestern ...

Wine of The Week: Prosecco with Villa Deli Olmi - $12

wine@thetimesweekly.com As the Holidays approach, there are myriad celebrations great and small in the offing. Almost any time of day offers an opportunity to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers. Special considerations abound such as lunch with the boss, a ...

Wine of the week: Wine for the Holiday table

Countryside, IL - Mainstreet's 2018 Wine and Food for the holiday was a virtual cornucopia of Holiday delights with over 200 wines poured and copious bites from nearly a dozen local restaurants and catering companies. Tasting participants had the opportunity ...

Wine of the Week: For your Thanksgiving table serve the European Wines of the Year

Fontanafredda, the largest certified organic producer in Piedmont, presented its Barolo DOCG wines to a distinguished gathering of wine professionals in Italy's La Scuola (the school). Fontanafredda was awarded the title of European Winery of the Year 2017 during the ...

Wine of the Week: Panthera 2016 Russian river Valley Chardonnay - $36.99

RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY, Sonoma County, CA--The Russian River Valley is one of the unique growing regions of Northern California. With its rich volcanic soil and proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the area is one of the best places in the ...

Wide world of wine: Simply Italian great wines US Tour 2018 – Majestic wines of Italy

The largest trade tasting of the vast variety of Italian wines in North America has just completed it US tour. More than 80 wines were presented by the leaders of that country's most renowned consortiums, who were personally on hand ...

Wine of the Week: Exitus bold and fearless Red Wine Blend

Tired of all those boring, forgettable wines, then try something adventurous. Something bold and fearless. Exitus wine is a wine without rules. Crafted for the adventurous drinker looking for a novel experience, the wine gets its signature smoky overtones from ...

Wine of the Week: Cotes du Rhone Wines – The Art of Wine

The confluence of wine and art was affirmed in the presentation of wines from the Rhone Valley in France at Art Space 8 on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Master Sommelier Laura Maniec, wine educator and owner of the CorkBuzz wine studios ...

Wine of the Week

Poggi del Sasso, Grosetto, Italy--Move over Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico, there's a new star in Tuscany, Italy's most celebrated wine region. It’s Montecucco, a new wine region in Southern Tuscany that just made DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation ...

Wine of the Week – Castello Del Poggio sparkling Moscato - $14

Piedmont is home to some of Italy's most sought after wines. That is precisely the home of Castello Del Poggio Sparkling Moscato ($14), part of their portfolio of refreshing, low alcohol wines that make up their Sweet Collection. The wine ...

A Bordeaux blend for under $40 that is absolutely fantastic!

I can't say enough about Chateau Revered 2010 Listrac-Medoc, a Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux blend that absolutely defies all stereotypes about wines from the region. Created by the Thomas family in the heart of the Medoc, the wine is a mix ...

Wine of the Week: Villa Sandi ll Fresco Proscecco - $15

TREVISO, ITALY--Prosecco, once considered the stepchild of Champagne, has truly come into its own. It is the sparkling beverage of choice among millennials and is now the widest selling sparkling wine in the world. This golden gift from northeastern Italy, ...

Wine of the Week: Old and new barrel aging techniques combined to create California Zin blend

In the early days of California wine, vintners employed used Bourbon barrels in their winemaking. French oak was nearly unheard of and American oak, well, that was used strictly for making whiskey. Enter the modern day of California winemaking and ...

Wine of the Week: The Trip to Bountiful – HALL Winery Napa Valley

St. Helena, NAPA Valley, Ca. - Thursday, September 13 is a landmark day in Chicago wine history. That is when Kathryn Hall, owner of HALL Family Winery will visit the Windy City to host a tasting event of her new ...

Wine of the Week: Raimat Family Vineyards Rosada Rose 2017 – Organic wine from Spain $16.

One of the great bargains of the season is Raimat Family Vineyards Rosada Rose 2017. It's a dry organic wine from Spain that sells for only $16.80 a bottle. The wine is a light-bodied blend of two red grapes that ...

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