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Wine of the Week – Line39 Excursion Red Blend 2016

The smell of fall leaves burning in the distance might inspire one last foray on the backyard grill, with Hickory Smoked Ribs in a hot/sweet Texas Chili Sauce, Rosemary Lamb, Sausage Pizza or Jumbo Quail marinated in Ghost Peppers and ...

Wine of the Week: Freixenet Casa Sala

Much has been written about comparisons between French Champagne and Spanish Cavas, their word for sparkling wines.

Wine of the Week: Hail Niro! Pecorino Wine from Abruzzo, Italy ($18)

A terrific wine for under $20 that is an expression of everything that the indigenous grapes of central Italy are all about. Niro Pecorino 2014 is made from the Pecorino grape; an ancient, native grape that is so named because ...

Wine of the Week – Lucente 2014 - $24

Leave it to the Frescobaldi's of Tuscany, who've been making wine for six centuries, to come out with a new release that just brims over with elegance and enjoyment. Lucente 2014 ($24) is a blend of Merlot and Sangiovese from ...

Wine of the Week: Vado Prosecco Superiore-$21.49

Labor Day 2017 is just a few days away (Monday, Sept. 4). It's a great opportunity to both toast the end of summer and great your best friends and family members to a real treat; Valdo Prosecco Superiore ()$21.49), straight ...

Toast the sun’s Eclipse with a final taste of summer – Sicilian style

Donnafugata SURSUR 2016 ($20) is a spirited, delicious way to celebrate the final, waning days of summer and toast the Solar Eclipse. SURSUR is a youthful, fruity wine, called Grillo. It has the smell of a bouquet of elderflowers and ...

Wine of the Week – Ferarri Rose Trento DOC-$28

Summer vacation time is here and if, for some reason, you've had to opt for a staycation instead of jetting off to an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean or booking a week at that timeshare you've owned for years, but ...

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 ...

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