The Wine List!

Ok, it is time to start documenting some of my experiences with wine. For fair warning, I am not an oenophile and I am just now teaching myself about wine, both in terms of grapes and in terms of producing regions. I’m going to approach this a lot like I would spirits, but with a…

Bottles & Cans introduces Wine & Beer of the Month Clubs

Bottles & Cans, North Center’s cutest bottle shop for beer, wine, and spirits, introduced Wine and Beer of the Month Clubs this holiday season. Given the trust so many place in Carly and Joe’s taste buds (in truth, beer selection is done by their 2 year old, Audrey, who’s a booze savant), this is a…

Boozy Beggar Picture of the Day – Due Lire wine and pasta pairing.

Due Lire – a hidden gem in Lincoln Square with a great wine list and homemade pastas. Great service. Short rib ravioli. Mushroom and wine sauce that is quite lush. Paired with a double-fermented valpolicella from Masi, 2011 vintage. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Kum8ux

Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival, May 2nd (Union Station)

Wine, tapas, and the great hall at Union Station. Hopefully the marble can’t be stained by mere fermented grape juice? I’ve compiled what is sort of a mini-cheat sheet of facts for what promises to be a very interesting array of wines from Spain’s Rioja region. The Spanish wine-making region of Rioja is in the…