Archive for category: Wine Events

Charity Wine: Discovering New-to-Me Finds at The d’Vine Affair

28 Jan
January 28, 2013

I had the opportunity to participate in the largest charity wine tasting I’ve ever attended on Sunday. The 12th annual d’Vine Affair, hosted by Catholic Charities of Chicago, helped raise funds for the organization’s Self-Sufficiency Programs. More than 250 wines from nearly 50 vintners were featured on two floors of the Union League Club. Two […]

Does the Shape of Your Wine Glass Really Affect the Taste?

29 Nov
November 29, 2012

A Lesson in Varietal-Specific Glassware from Maximilian Riedel Until tonight, I considered my stemware to be little more than a beautiful vessel to hold my favorite wines. In just three sips, Maximilian Riedel (ree-del) has made me a believer in the ability of glassware to completely frame and alter the wine-drinking experience. I could guestimate that I […]

Now This is How You Host a Home Wine Tasting Party!

11 Nov
November 11, 2012

Inspiration and Tips for a Memorable Event A colleague and fellow Napa wine enthusiast kindly invited us to participate in his annual home tasting party over the weekend. I knew we’d be in for a treat, but this event rivaled something you’d read about in Martha Stewart Living. As we entered, guests were asked to […]

A Glass of Wine with Eric Asimov

07 Nov
November 7, 2012

New York Times Wine Critic Previews New Book By following chief wine critic of the New York Times, Eric Asimov, on Twitter, I knew he recently launched a new book, “How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto.” Through the same means, I also was thrilled to learn he’d be conducting a #WineWednesday reading and […]