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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 ...

Wine of the Week-4 Anna De Codorniu Brut Rose-$16.97

The name Codorniu is legendary in the realm of Spanish Cavas, which is their version of Champagne. Codorniu is Spain's oldest and largest producer and the wines, produced in the authentic Methode Traditoonalle, are among the finest. So comes the ...

Wine of the Week: Department 66 Fragile Rose 2017 - $18

From the historic wine growing region of Maury, France, nestled high in the Pyrenees-Orientales Mountains, an area known as France's Department number 66, comes Fragile Rose 2017 ($18). Maury is a village that is legendary for its legacy of growing ...

Wine of the Week: Zonin Cuvee 1821 Prosecco D.O.C. $31.97

Zonin Cuvee 1821 Prosecco DOC is the benchmark for great Prosecco. This is one of the highest rated Italian sparkling wines that I've written about this year, and one glass tells you why. It has all of the hallmarks; a ...

Wine of the Week – Dry Creek Sonoma Old Vines Zinfandel 2015-$28.98

A bold, beautiful wine, full of rich red fruit flavors of blackberries, dark plums, dried oregano, and cracked pepper with hints of dark unsweetened cocoa on the finish, this is the perfect wine to go with a well-aged Cowboy Rib ...

Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups

Serves: 12 / Total time 40 mins Ingredients • 3 cups rolled oats or old fashioned oats • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1 teaspoon baking powder • ¼ teaspoon salt • 2 large eggs ...

Wine of the Week -9Lives Reserve 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, San Pedro - $12.95

Argentina is quickly gaining recognition as one of the most important wine growing regions in the world. Its historic development and cultivation of Europe's most recognized and prized grapes and its nurturing of its own indigenous varieties has only increased ...

Wine of the Week – 9 lives Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, San Pedro - $12.95

This wine has the nine lives of a cat! Direct from Chile's Central Valley comes 9 Lives Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, San Pedro 2016 at a phenomenal price of $12.95. Extreme versatility is its signature feature with bold fruit flavors of ...

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