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Wine of the Week-Mumm Napa Brut Prestige-$24.99

A California clone that dutifully reflects its origins

They can't call in Champagne, but we won't tell

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WINE OF THE WEEK-MUMM NAPA VALLEY BRUT PRESTIGE-$24.99

White lilacs, bracing lemon and layers of cantaloupe, ripe apricots and Georgia peaches coupled with ginger snaps and warm Parker House rolls make this a medium-bodied sparkling wine from California that really stands out against the ever-increasing pack.

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New Documentary takes a dark look at Civil Rights icon's legacy as MLK Day approaches

Excellent Sam Pollard Doc details FBI snooping into Dr. King's personal life-Screens Mon. Jan 11. 7pm CT at metrograph.com/screenings,On IFCfilms.com Jan. 15 On Demand

MLK/FBI unveils the secret life of beloved social icon

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Steve McQueen's Small Axe Series on Amazon Prime Video Garner's Oscar-worthy praise from critics

LA critics are first to name Small Axe among Best Films of 2020

Steve McQueen's Small Axe series named among 2020's best by critics

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Wine of the Week-Claire Patelin 2019 Sauvignon Blanc

A stunning Sav Blanc from the equally stunning Gascony coast of France

"Who says good wine has to be expensive?"-attribution unknown

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WINE OF THE WEEK: HESS SELECT MONTEREY CHARDONNAY 2018-$14

Monterey climate gives added zest and ripe flavors to a classic California Chard

It would be difficult to find a California Chardonnay that delivers such an abundance of ripe fruit flavors and lemon- lime zest for such a modest price as this delightful Monterey Chardonnay 2018 from Hess Collection. Priced at a mere $14, it can dance a pas de deux with wines costing twice as much.

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Wine of the Week: Hess Collection Monterey Chardonnay 2018-$14

Monterey climate lends added zest, vitality to a classic California Chard

"This wine makes people happy," winemaker Dave Guffy

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58th New York Film Festival and 56th Chicago International Film Festival in the rear view mirror: Nomadland

Prescient look at a world flattened by cruel circumstance of Great Recession is eerily relevant today. Now on prime video

Frances McDormand lends star-power to a film that straddles dramatic, narrative and documentary genres

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Wine of the Week-Piper Heidsieck Brut NV Champagne-$39.99

A regal Champagne from the Grand Cru vineyards of Reims France

A classic blend of Pinot Noirs and Pinot Meuniers

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Wine of the Week-2017 The Mariner-Dry Creek Valley-$50

Powerful yet elegant Bordeaux blend hails from legendary Sonoma vineyards

Savor a masterful Bordeaux blend 'straight outta Sonoma!'

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Steve McQueen's Education the quiet, yet powerful final act to his Small Axe series

Education premieres Friday, Dec. 18 on Amazon Prime Video

Education pulls the cover off thinly disguised educational racism

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Wine of the Week-Villa Patrizia Montecucco Rosso Leremo-$37

Proof positive that Organic wines can be elegant

Monteccuco sits in the southern part of Italy’s famed Tuscany region. It may not be as famous as its wine-producing neighbors Montalcino and Scansano, but its wines are no less illustrious.

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Villa Patrizia Montecucco Rosso Leremo-$37

Proof positive that Organic wines can be elegant

A shining example of Montecucco Rosso wines

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Alex Wheatle, the fourth installment of Steve McQueen's Small Axe on Prime Video Dec. 11

Alex Wheatle is a tribute to South London's 'Black Poet Laureate'

Small Axe's Alex Wheatle honors a Black patriot/hero of the 1981 Brixton Riots of South London

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58th New York Film Festival in the rear view mirror: Meeting The Man: James Baldwin in Paris

A raging voice against racial prejudice rings across decades

Searing mini-doc is short on time, long on message

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Dry Creek 2019 Sauvignon Blanc-$20, a cut above

Layers of tropical fruit make for a complex flavor ride

Dry Creek is not your ordinary Sauvignon Blanc

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Steve McQueen's Red, White and Blue third in his Small Axe series on primevideo.com

True story of black police recruit battling London's violent racism airs Friday Dec. 4

Third film in Small Axe series debuts Friday, Dec. 4 at primevideo.com

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Dry Creek 2019 Dry Chenin Blanc-$16, a Holiday gift from Vouvray France to you

Terrific fruit from Clarksburg is the secret

Dry Creek 2019 Dry Chenin Blanc makes seafood sing

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Lovers Rock 2nd installment of Steve McQueen's Small Axe series on primevideo Friday Nov. 27

Stylish portrait of 1980s Black London celebrates West Indian people and culture

Lovers Rock is Black London culture in motion

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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 Wines in Chicago’s Lincoln Square.

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12 Years A Slave Oscar Winner Steve McQueen's Mangrove on Amazon Prime Video Friday Nov 20

Film graphically depicts Britain's version of Selma March to open Small Axe anthology

Steve McQueen's Mangrove depicts Britain's Selma

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Wine of the Week: Celebrate Simply Italian Great Wines Serbian Style!

Federdoc USA and Mexico showcase quality Italian wines in ethnic setting in Chicago

Simply Italian Great Wines U.S. Tour lands in Chicago

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

The Mart’s LUXEHOME International Wine and Culinary event goes virtual

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 keeping with the new reality of today's COVID-19 world, this year's CHILL Event reflects the tenor of the times.

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Amazon Prime Video premieres Small Axe, five original films by Steve McQueen Friday, Nov. 20

Oscar-winning director portrays vibrant Black West Indian life and London's racism

Small Axe anthology a different film every Friday thru Dec.18

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Jazz at Lincoln Center: Ella Forever Virtual Concert Sat. Nov. 14, Sun. Nov. 15 at 6pm CST, jazz.org

Virtual All-Star concert features Chicago Lyric Opera’s Renee Fleming, Broadway’s Audra McDonald, multi-Grammy winner Cecile McLorin Salvant

Ella concert highlight of virtual cabaret and classes at jazz.org

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

Merchandise Mart event to benefit Respiratory Health Association, visit chill.luxehome.com for info

THE MART’S LUXEHOME International Wine and Culinary Event goes virtual

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Wine of the Week: Tenuta L'Impostino Viadante Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG Riserva 2013-$26

A fine wine from Tuscany without the sticker shock

Montecucco Sangiovese offers value compared to wines from its more famous neighbors

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Barefoot:The Mark Baumer Story now on all video platforms

A solitary quest for climate change one step at a time

One man's fight against climate change in the era of Trump

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56th Chicago International Film Festival-Belushi premieres on SHOWTIME Sun. Nov 22 8pm CST

Chicago's own Second City star from Wheaton profiled in rarely heard interviews

Belushi bio doc reveals troubling profile of Chicago-bred comic genius

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56th Chicago International Film Festival-City and State Documentary Competition -The Road Up

Documentary Drama from Chicago team of Jacobs and Siskel a road map out of life's turbulent maze

Tough love boot camp redeems Chicago souls lost to life's adversity

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56th Chicago International Film Festival Closing Night Drive-In Nomadland

Drama-Literary Adaptation explores life on the fringes amid economic collapse

Sold Out Drive-In event caps innovative festival with timely message

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Wine of the Week: White Cliff Sauvignon Blanc 2020-$16

Fall marks U.S. debut of Marlborough New Zealand's top family-owned winery

Winery is named for dramatic white cliffs that lend to wine's distinctive character

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56th Chicago International Film Festival-40 Years a Prisoner-Livestream with Q and A with director Tommy Oliver

Documenary-Q and A Weds. Oct. 21 9pm. HBO debut Thurs. Dec. 3

MOVE leaders finally released after lifelong effort by their son

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56th Chicago International Film Festival Artistic Achievement Award-director Gianfranco Rosi, Notturno

HBO Documentary streams thru Oct.25, Director Conversation with filmmaker Robert Greene (Bisbee '17) Sat. Oct. 24, 2pm. Visit chicagofilmfestival.com

Notturno-HBO Documentary streams CIFF thru Oct. 25, airs on HBO in December

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56th Chicago International Film Festival-Mamma Gloria, a loving tribute to a Chicago transgender icon

Gloria Allen paved the way for a movement to eradicate transgender abuse and ridicule

Transgender bio-doc is a testament to 'the power of one'

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56th Chicago International Film Festival-And Tomorrow The Entire World

The world of Germany's Antifa unmasked in harsh drama-CIFF International Competition-Women In Cinema

Livestream with filmmaker Q and A with director Julia von Heinz Sunday, Oct 18th 2pm visit chicagofilmfestival.com

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Wine of the Week: Gary Farrell 2018 Sonoma Valley Selection Chardonnay-$35

Gary Farrell is Year's Best California Chardonnay

Gary Farrell 2018 Chardonnay brings taste of the harvest to you

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

Sustainably farmed with minimal intervention

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 first vintage of his French Sancerre-style wines from the 1972 vintage were unveiled, they were instantly hailed. David Stare’s Dry Creek Vineyard was spotlighted as one of California’s premiere small wineries.

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Spike Lee Concert Doc at 56th Chicago International Film Festival now thru Sunday Oct. 25 with virtual and drive-in screenings

Spike Lee directs David Byrne’s American Utopia on Thursday, Oct. 15. Visit chicagofilmfesival.com.

The much-anticipated 56th Chicago International Film Festival is now underway through Sunday, October 25th. The festival is being presented in both drive-in and virtual screenings, including seven World Premieres, 58 features and nine shorts programs.

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Dry Creek 2019 Fume Blanc $18.99

Dry Creek wines are sustainably farmed and made with minimal intervention

Dry Creek marks 48th edition of this landmark wine

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French Open stunner: Rafael Nadal defeats World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for 20th Grand Slam title

Win ties Men's Grand Slam record with his rival Roger Federer

Nadal now has more French wins than any man or woman in pro tennis

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56th Chicago International Film Festival Weds. Oct 14-Sun. Oct 25 both virtual and Drive-In

World Premiere Belushi doc on Saturday Night Live and Second City star in Drive-in Opening Night Weds. Oct 14 Spike Lee Concert Doc John Byrne's American Utopia Thurs. Oct 15

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Sloane Stephens bounced from French Open

Loss to newcomer routes last Black woman standing

Serena nemesis in unceremonious exit from French Open

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Wine of the Week: White Cliff Pinot Noir 2019-$20

A flavorful Red Wine perfect for Fall and the Holidays

White Cliff Pinot Noir 2019 a perfect Red Wine for Fall dishes

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French Open Day Four a day of upsets for black female stars

Serene limps out, Coco stumbles in defeat

Serena out for 2020, 16 year old Coco sees Paris dream vanish

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

A stunning Cabernet from the Stag's Leap District

Close Du Val echoes history of famed Silverado Trail estates

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58th New York Film Festival Opening Night and World Premiere: Steve McQueen's "Lover's Rock"

Small Axe mini-series debuts on Amazon Prime Video Nov. 20

Steve McQueen delivers a love letter to his British West Indian roots in 1980s London

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Serena Shocker: She's out of the French Open

Achilles injury halts matches for 2020

Serena Williams withdraws from 2020 French Open citing Achilles injury. Sloane Stephens, Coco Gauff advance

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

- Gary Farrell 2017 Russian River Selection Pinot Noir-$45 - Gary Farrell 2016 Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir Russian River Valley-$55

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 means more than simply the ground that the wine grapes are grown in or the weather conditions under which they are developed. Rather, terroir refers to the time, the place and, yes, the season, the culture and, perhaps, even the mood of the person making the wine. It is a word that is all encompassing, as is the experience of drinking wine.

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