Ingredients for a InstaWorthy White Rock Picnic

Original post from: My Curly Adventures With the weather finally warming out and the flowers blooming, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors. With weather so beautiful, my friend and I decided to grab some snacks from across the street, a couple of bottles of wine and head…

What We Are Listening To – August 2018

There is nothing more relaxing and rewarding than taking advantage of the long summer sunsets, warm nights, and dining outside.  Here is our staff’s ‘dining al fresco’ Jazz inspired playlist to set the mood (café lights and candles not included) for your next outdoor food and/or wine experience.

International Albariño Day!

It’s International Albariño Day and what better way to celebrate than drinking some!  Well, as Americans, it isn’t commonplace to have some just laying around the house or in our cellars – in fact, most supermarkets won’t have it in the wine isle, so let’s take a moment…

Gravlax Salad

There is nothing like a great salad.  Especially one that is great as an appetizer when hosting, but can be an incredible meal all on its own when it’s just you and a loved one.  This very versatile salad can also offer leftovers of the main ingredient for…

5 Easy Summer Entertaining Tips & Recipes

Original post from: Gold Coast Girl If you live in Chicago, then hopefully you too have been enjoying the amazing warm weather we have been having. It makes me extra happy and excited for summer. With warmer temperatures, comes more get togethers with friends and when it comes…

Our Top 3 Wine Bottle Upcycling Suggestions!

You know you’re doing a good deed when you recycle your wine bottles (yay you!), but how great would it be to actually re-use some of those bottles instead of throwing them away?  And haven’t you had a few bottles that were simply so beautiful – or meaningful…

Post Grad School Wine-down with Cameron Hughes

Original post from: Curated by Kirsten I did it. Grad school is over. It feels a bit surreal – I can’t believe this long road of education is finally over! I took a few days off from the blog during this time so I could finish the semester…

Community Question: What is your favorite outdoor wine?

The season is upon us, long days, extra sunlight, vacation season, a call from the outdoors to join in on the weather and celebrate Summer! Now we ask, what is the perfect wine for the occasion?  What is your favorite outdoor wine? Please use the comment section below…

Decoded: Different Types of Corks

We believe it is best to get this out of the way upfront: not all closures are made the same.  No one type is better or worse than another, they – like humans – are just different.  It takes all kinds. That said, let’s take a look at…