Author: Chantel Woodridge

Shall We Wine / Articles posted by Chantel Woodridge

The Wine Guide for Beer Drinkers

Maybe it’s you or the person you’re dining with who is a devout beer drinker. You’ve given wine a try before, but it was about as enjoyable as a Saison when you wanted a Stout. There’s no reason to completely shut out wine. I love pairing beers with food, but let’s not forget that food’s original pairing was with wine. Finding a beer drinker’s wine is a matter of matching the flavors of favorite beer style with a comparable style of...

Get Out of the Bottle and into My Glass

If you’ve shopped for a wine opener, you likely noticed there are almost as many options for wine openers are there are bottles of wine. Just like wine that can be intimidating, but with a little knowledge you can make a choice that best fits your needs. As you grow your collection of wine, you’ll likely add more wine openers too. These are the most common type of openers.   The Wine Key: Pros: Portable, available in a variety of styles to match...

My Latest Wine Crush

Classic Sauvignon blanc flavors with intense mineral character, touch of sea salt and a glass-candy mouth feel. Simply delicious! Cool Points: The wine is from Styria and Slovenia.  The Austrian/ Slovenian border runs through this vineyard. If you're in Chicago. Buy it: Liquor Park  in Bucktown (1937 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). $19.99 Have a glass: Honey's (1111 W Lake Street, Chicago) Let me know how you like it! Cheers,...

Alumni Spotlight Enterprising Entrepeneur Regine Rousseau

Alumnae Regine Rousseau is a powerhouse. Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Haiti, she is a self published author, art collector, business owner, and a rising entrepreneur. Many of Regine’s enterprises began on the Knox College campus.  “I believe I have been an entrepreneur from birth, and I’ve always found myself in environments that supported my creativity and my entrepreneurial spirit,” Regine shared. “I attended Francis W. Parker High School and that was a very positive experience for me....