In the last decade, the Willamette Valley in Oregon has been placed as one of the ideal places on the planet to grow pinot noir. It is climatically very similar to Burgundy, with which is also shares the 47 degrees latitude. The ideal weather conditions for Pinot Noir, coupled with availability of great terroir has given birth to some great local producers, as well as encouraged leading Burgundian producers to expand their winemaking to Oregon.
Domaine Gramenon is compelling. A family-run winery in the Southern Rhône that produces some of the best Grenache, Syrah and blends we've ever tasted. Tiny amounts are available in the US, and this month we're featuring the new releases. "Shut the front door deals" to let people taste and enjoy them as much as we do. Read more.
New Tasting Mats with Aroma wheels for Wine and Spirits. Easy, simple visuals of aromas found in wines and spirits will help you be a pro at describing flavors. Download a PDF and use for your next tasting.
Congratulations to the Semi-finalists of The Tenzing Coupe Cocktail Competition. This year there were over 150 submissions. The Dogma Group, which is officiating the competition, reviewed every cocktail recipe and have confirmed the semi-finalists.
Tenzing is proud to announce we have been appointed the exclusive distributor for the BonAnno wine brand for the state of Illinois. Started in 2004 by Chicago resident Matt Bonanno, the BonAnno brand includes a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros Chardonnay, Carneros Pinot Noir and a Carneros Rose of Pinot Noir.
Spectacular wines from the breathtaking hills and “borghi” (villages) of the Prosecco area. The Bisol family will be showcasing their wines at Tour Italia at Monteverde Restaurant Chicago. June 13th. Learn more..
Over 200 years of quality and craftsmanship. The original signature line of bold black rum. Steeped in rich heritage. Authentic flavour and full-bodied complexity that only a single estate can endow. The first official purveyor of rum to the British Royal navy. Mr. Lemon Hart’s passion was always the rum; Rum always is Lemon Hart & Son.
To break into the higher echelons of the Single Malt world is no mean task. But Mr Paul P. John, the Chairman of JDL, wanted to create an Indian Single Malt that would enthral even the truest whisky connoisseur. Guided by his singular passion, tomes of wisdom and the extraordinary skill of his Master Distiller Michael D’Souza, he set forth on a journey to create ‘The Great Indian Single Malt’.
Recognizing Chicago's Finest: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence, the only Chicago-based awards ceremony that recognizes culinary originality and talent throughout the region. The nominees list:
For over 50 years, Schramsberg Vineyards has been committed to crafting extraordinary sparkling wines that let you relive the excitement and memory of every occasion throughout your life each time you share a bottle.