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#TWINNING: Wine Twins & What You Should Know

So you’re beginning your wine journey and starting to learn about different grapes. You’re a bit overwhelmed because you never realized there are so many! You also begin to discover that some terminology can almost be interchangeable — twinning words, if you will. Don't let a wine jerk mess with you if you don't know. Let's learn more about these "wine twins"!For the purpose of this article, “twinning” is to indicate you might find yourself looking at a bottle with...

Wine of The Week: The Curator Red Blend 4/1/2020

This Week’s Wine of the Week is The Curator Red Blend 2018. I can't believe I haven't shared this wine with you until now! I was first introduced to The Curator Red Blend about six years ago by a Chicago wine industry legend Katherine Camera. I have featured this wine at few events, and it is always a crowd pleaser. Curator Red Blend 2018 is delicious, affordable and always a fan favorite. Continue reading to learn about, what makes...

HOW TO BUILD YOUR FIRST BAR CART 3/30/20

Whether you’re looking for home projects during this time of social distancing, recently moved into your first apartment or furnishing your grad school pad, adding a bar cart is the perfect way to transform your space. There’s just something about storing your alcohol in a uniform fashion just screams *very legitimate adult who knows what they’re doing.* So, If you’ve got Breakfast at Tiffany’s dreams but a Spring Breakers budget, these tips are for you on 'How to Build Your...

Wine of the Week: Twenty Ten Wines Rosé

We are excited to introduce you to a wine new to the Shall We Wine family! Our Wine of the Week is the Twenty Ten Wines 2018 Rosé . The brainchild of mother and son team Michael and Jacky Davis, Twenty Ten Wines was established in 2017. Watch the video. Meet The Davis Family The mother and son duo fell in love with wine in 2014 and joined forces to bring California deliciousness to their friends in Chicago. With the...

Isolation Book Club!

Who knew that being a homebody could help save the world? This is a very weird, scary time in history. While many of us have refreshed the news by the minute to keep up with the developments of COVID-19, some might be looking for a break from the pessimism occupying our brain spaces, even if it's just for a little while. How about a virtual isolation book club?Taking this time to challenge you all to curl up with a few...

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier, 2019 3/18/20

This Week’s Wine of the Week, is the Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier, 2019. I am super excited to share this wine with you as I have been a fan of this winery since the late 1990s. Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier and other wines from this winery were a part of my portfolio when I was a wine sales representative. When the winery sent a DM asking if I would consideration featuring this as a wine of...

Gérard Bertrand Wine of the Week- 3/11/2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Marianne Fabre-Lanvin & Co (MFLNCO) hosted a lunch at the Ritz Carlton Chicago’s Torali Italian Steak House to reintroduce the Chicago market to the iconic wines of Gérard Bertrand.  In attendance were Chicago press, Sommeliers and wine buyers. I was excited for the invitation and requested an interview with Venessa Queyranne, Sommelier and Gérard Bertrand Brand Ambassador. Link to video interview. Read about the Gérard Bertrand and the lunch bamazing lunch served at the...

Underlying Love Triangles In Common Wine Drinking Scenarios

Famous on-screen love triangles bear resonant and expressive memory triggers. Love triangles come in all shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of difficulty. They even span an emotional response spectrum ranging from steamy to grievous. In other words, it’s all as contrasted as the assortment of Pantone hues that exist in the world! Love triangles aren’t limited to just romantic internal battles. It can be a love triangle with a career move. It can be a love triangle fixated on your...

A Chip off the Boulevardier

Our friend Chastity Beasley, Uncle Nearest Whiskey Brand Ambassador, is back with another delicious cocktail. As usual she is sharing historical info just in time for women's history month. Did you miss our last segment with Chastity? Check it out here. You may remember Uncle Nearest Whiskey from our "How To Incorporate Wine and Spirits into Your New Lifestyle Segment on WGN." The link to today's cocktail hour video with fun facts and recipes is below. A Little-Known Women’s History Fact: Victoria Eady...

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