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Jason Finn’s eminent wine program is of “Epic” proportions

Chicago’s restaurant scene has been punctuated in recent years by creative restaurants that, often successfully, are the anti-steak house. The music isn’t crooned by Frank Sinatra, the vibe is sharp and edgy, and items like pork belly and charcuterie have … Continue reading

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Muscular red wines pair with charbroiled meats

Enjoying red wine during the summer barbecue season usually involves imbibing fruit-forward or jammy offerings. The more austere and stately wines hibernate in the cellar, waiting for the colder weather and an unveiling at the candlelit dining room table. Note: … Continue reading

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The stars of the American Rhône

Perhaps with the economic recovery imminent, it’s appropriate to paraphrase Charles Dickens, and refer to the past few years as the best and worst of times. This is not meant to disrespect the all-too-real financial hardship, the French Revolution and … Continue reading

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Hunt down value wines for game birds

The Hunter’s Moon might be on the wane, but the season is just getting started for game birds. Lunar cycles notwithstanding, this is when quail, pheasant and other feathery creatures make bird-brained forays into the marshy blind (crow, too!). And … Continue reading

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