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Cocktail Courier 

I love Cocktail Courier! It's Blue Apron for cocktail lovers. Check out this video and use coupon code ShallWeWine to receive 25% off your first kit https://youtu.be/Ls7h_PhZTaw...

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....

Bourbon & Brisket Brunch

Shall We Wine is excited to partner with Fizz Bar & Grill and Chef Larry Tucker from Crazy Bird on our 2nd pop-up brunch series. This time we're heading South to bring you some Southern comfort food. Can you say "Brisket & Bourbon"? What a combination! The smoked paprika spices of Chef Larry's tender mouth-watering brisket paired with a refreshing bourbon cocktail. Mmmmm ...

An unlikely pairing: Wine for the Fall

An unlikely pairing Fall has arrived!!!! It’s time to put away the rosé wines and fill the wine fridge with more weather appropriate libations. Just kidding, I drink rosé all year round. However as the season changes from summer to fall, I start to crave medium bodied red and richer white wines. Here are two Fall Wine Picks from the 2015 Wine Bloggers Convention. Davis Bynum Dijon Clone 667 - 2012 Jane’s Vineyard Pinot Noir- Russian River Valley I love the color of...

Champagne Diaries- Be Still, part 7

Corning New York. No one would think to look for her here. Sandy’s brutal honesty hurled Corrine further into depression. “You’re the reason why you’re single.” Every time Corinne replayed the conversation in her head, she relived the sting.   Is Sandy right? Stop. Stop thinking. She tried to calm herself down. Within three minutes of driving away from the Elmira Airport, Corinne knew she had made the right decision.  This is the perfect place to hide. Lush green mountains framed her road into town. The warm...

A Sense of Home

I love the word terroir /terˈwär/. It is one of my favorite wine words. Terroir refers to a sense of place; the ideal that the soil, climate, culture, people, history--all of the elements that have aligned to influence a wine--can be tasted in the juice. Terroir: The concept is mysterious. The word is sexy. I look for opportunities to say terroir even in non-wine related conversations. I drop it into sentences like I’m dropping a mic, “This artwork is heavily influenced...

Rioja Red Party – Wine Tasting

Shall We Wine has partnered with Wines from Rioja and SIP Restaurant for a new Spanish Crush event: Rioja Red Party- Wine Tasting! Wear red, drink red (and white) wines!  This event will feature 20 plus wines from Rioja, appetizers, Spanish guitarist and a great crowd!   Date: Thursday November 6, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Southport Irving Restaurant (4000 North Southport, Chicago) Tickets: http://bit.ly/RiojaRed (Tickets will not be sold at the door) See you there! ...