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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! ...

Shall We Wine TV

Shall We Wine TV: With Kat Camera, Featuring the wines of Warwick Estates, South Africa http://youtu.be/y3G27RtqNfM...

Eataly Chicago wine event- don’t miss it!

Each month, Eataly Chicago celebrates a region in Italy by highlighting the area’s food and wine.  March 2014 is dedicated to  Sagrantino di Montefalco, the red wines of Montefalco, Umbria. During the month of March Eatlay Chicago will host “trade and consumer seminars, wine-by-the-glass programs, and wine tastings at their Enoteca and Aperitivo Bar, Vino Libero.” According to the Montefalco Consortium, Sagrantino “almost completely disappeared from Umbrian vineyards in the 1960s, and was revived thanks to the dedication of few...

Champagne Diaries: we will take a bottle, part 6

“I'm not afraid of being alone. I'm afraid that I am the reason that I'm alone.” We should have ordered a bottle; a glass will not be enough for this talk, Sandy thought. She hadn’t spent time alone with Corrine since baby Mia arrived. The last months were a whirlwind for the two of friends. Sandy was adjusting to motherhood and Corrine to being single, again. These days Sandy’s patience was lean. Having a baby made her indifferent to the small...