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Wine of the Week: Miner Family Napa Valley winery delivers great summer barbecue wines

Look no further than California's famed Napa Valley and Miner Family Winery for some terrific summer barbecue wines that are sure to set your garden party head and shoulders above all others. The wines are complex, but designed to please ...

18th Naperville Wine Festival Returns Aug 25, 26

By Dwight Casimere – wine@thetimesweekly.com The 18th Annual Naperville Wine Festival Presented by Northwestern Mutual returns to its old stomping grounds at Naper Settlement Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26. Featuring more than 500 wines from around the world ...

Wine of the Week – Voga Italia Pinot Grigio - $9.99 from Italy with style

They say that first impressions are everything. Voga Italia Pinot Grigio is a wine that is not only dressed for success, but delivers with bright fruit flavors and delicate floral aromas, all packaged in a bottle that says the word ...

Wine of the Week: Lynfred Winery in Roselle, IL - A Local legend in the making

Illinois has a thriving wine industry and, thanks to Fred E. Koehler, founder of Lynfred Winery in Roselle, the wines have garnered national attention and several prestigious awards. Perhaps you’re already familiar with Lynfred Winery's tasting rooms, Tasting deVine, which ...

Wine of the Week: Barefoot Prosecco DOC - $10.99 Made in Italy

If I were going to settle on a single sparkling wine for summer fun, it might by Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco DOC-$10.99. Made in Italy in the Veneto, where Prosecco is traditionally produced, the sparkling wine is made with 100% Glera ...

Wine of the Week – 2015 Wente Eric’s Small Lot Chardonnay - $25

Went 2015 Eric's Small Lot Chardonnay is a tribute to the art of winemaking. The grapes for the Small Lot wine are hand harvested from selected blocks of estate grown and certified sustainable vineyards. Influenced by the warm days and ...

Wines of Greece Kissed by the Summer Sun

wine@thetimesweekly.com Greece is one of the oldest wine producers in the world. In fact, it was the Greeks who brought wine to Rome. Therefore, its somewhat surprising that when wines of Greece presented its Grand Tasting at City Winery is ...

Wine of the Week – LeBolte Dail’

A "Super Tuscan" for under $20? No way, you say. But that's exactly what is happening with Le Volte Dell' Ornelliaia 2015 ($15). The wine is nearly perfect in every way. It has a nice structure and rich fruit. It ...

Wine of the Week: Frescobaldi Alie 2016, The Perfect Rose Wine for Mother’s Day

Frescobaldi Alie 2016 ($18.99) is the perfect wine for Mother's Day Brunch. She, and the rest of your family and guests will absolutely love it. First of all the look is very appealing, coming in an elegantly shaped bottle with ...

Is Marijuana making inroads into Food Service?

There’s no denying the shifting perception and policy surrounding marijuana in the U.S. It is legal to some degree in 30 states (mostly for medicinal purposes) and recreationally allowed in California, Colorado, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Alaska, Oregon, and Nevada. Some ...

Wine of the Week: Natura Chardonnay Un-Oaked 2016

Outdoor dining and grilling season is finally here. What better way to celebrate than with a light, fruity un-oaked chardonnay that is both easy to drink. goes with almost anything, and is easy on the pocket. Try Natura Chardonnay Un-Oaked ...

Wine of the Week: Eroica Riesling 2015 - $19 from Washington State’s Chateau St. Michelle

Eroica Riesling ($19) combines Old World technique with modern American attitude. The product of the combined efforts of two winemaking legends, Dr. Ernst Loosen and Washington State's oldest winery, Chateau St. Michelle, the wine has all the finesse and sophistication ...

Austerity Wines: Exceptional California wines for under $20

Austerity Wines of California is partnering with FeedFeed, a unique online community that connects home cooks, chefs and wine and food bloggers reflecting the latest kitchen trends, to host and series of Chef and Winemaking dinners in Chicago, New York ...

Wine of the Week: Chateau Miravel Cotes de Provence Rose 2015 - $19.98

Spring is the perfect time of year to image yourself walking along banks of the Loire River and heading to a little, out of the way chateau to enjoy a glass of the crisp, cool elegant dry Rose wines that ...

Wine of the Week: Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Dry Creek Vineyards 2014 Cabernet and Merlot $26

Dry Creek Valley on northern California's Sonoma Valley has a wine making history that goes all the way back to the days of the California Gold Rush California Gold Rush of 1849. By the late 1880s, the valley had nine ...

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