Category Archives: Sauvignon Blanc

Oysters and wine are pleasant pairing

Usually, when one speaks of “terroir,” it’s about a wine’s true sense of place – its origin and the soil. The back-label copy on many wine bottles speaks to this elusive trait, paying homage to this French word and its … Continue reading

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Big value, big savings: 5 wines for less than $10

The era before the Internet and social media had a number of curiosities. These included shag carpeting, 8-track audio cassettes, the Nash, and discount stores called “fives-and-tens.” Many of these stores had lunch counters. Never mind that wine production predated … Continue reading

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Chicago restaurateurs choose value wines: Part II

Despite the recession (note to both political parties: it’s still around), a number of Chicago’s restaurants break new ground. They dazzle their patrons with culinary creativity – and establish a following despite often-bleak predictions. Meanwhile, the city’s reliable stand-bys maintain … Continue reading

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Gemini Bistro: Comfort in value wine

It can take a formidable ego to be a chef in any large city, let alone Chicago. But for Jason Paskewitz – the man who has driven notable cuisine at local restaurants where the term “fusion” would be a trite … Continue reading

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Wine critics taste some weird things

Wine critics, particularly in the trade press, have done so many blind tastings, one wonders if they overstep the pale when detecting the flavors and smells that are eventually published. It is this reviewer’s humble opinion that some fragrances and … Continue reading

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The Winemaker Cooks: Experience the wine country at home

Now, Chicagoans can bring the Golden State’s understated gourmet aplomb to their bungalows, brownstones and breakfronts. Continue reading

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