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Fall Wine Classes      


Fall Wine
Our October wine classes will get you in the seasonal spirit as we make the move from summer whites to fall reds. Plus, we're talking (and tasting) cheese!   

The Wine & Cheese of France 
Fri. October 5, 7pm $65 Merchandise Mart

Food & Wine Pairing
Sat. October 13, 7pm $50 Merchandise Mart

Strategic Wine Tasting: Identifying What's in the Glass
Fri. October 19, 7pm $45 Lincoln Square   


Drink Good Wine with an iPhone        

Did you know there are good and bad days for drinking wine? And that your iPhone could help guide the way? Wine Goddess Diana Hamann discusses an iPhone app "Wine Tonight" which helps make sense of the biodynamic calendar (while she gloats about her new smartphone). Read her blog.

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Wine Toast
What We're Drinking Now: Syrah



 Hedges Syrah "Descendants Liegeois Dupont," 2010, Red Mountain, Washington   


We were blown away by this wine, a Syrah that drinks way more like classic Northern Rhone Cornas than the blueberry-infused Australian version.  Bold, dense and brooding, with notes of blackberry, smoke, dark chocolate and tar, followed by that tell-tale lift of Washington state acidity and a hint of cocoa powder on the finish. Dark and delicious, and black as the night, perfect for the chilly fall weather ahead.




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