We were super excited to get amazing feedback from our Cognac Connection series. Here are the recipes and instructional videos! Enjoy!
ABC: Always Bring Chardonnay” the virtual tasting on Thursday, August 20th at 5:30 pm Pacific with Karen MacNeil, Winemakers Randy Ullom from Kendall-Jackson, David Ramey from Ramey Wine Cellars and Niki Wente from Wente Vineyards
Consumers have clear (or cloudy) memories around a category of spirit (liquor) that endear them, swear them off, or limit their uses. Circa 1998 in my twenties a woman my age stated, “I don’t drink brown liquor.” Maturing, self-awareness, and exposure brought me back to gin, tequila and opened me up to search more spirits. After all it was not the spirit that was the issue. Today, my grown-up exploration brings me to back cognac.
Now that we can not travel, I am looking back at some of my favorite trips of 2019. This is part three of a five part summer vacation in 2019 where I traveled various parts of Italy and France. I have had a fantasy of visiting the Amalfi Coast since the first time I saw a postcard perfect photo that took my breath away. The opportunity presented it's selt in 2019, and the story goes something like this.
I was asked by a doctoral candidate, “which wines pair best with writing." My answer was simple, “I don’t drink when I write.” Writing, for me, requires focus and control. Before I put fingertips to keyboard, my process is to [...]
Our wine of the week fulfills the 4 -Ps that make me love a wine; people, place, palate, and pairings. Wine is best when lovely people them, I love the place where they comes from, they please the palate and [...]
This Week’s Wine of the Week is The Curator Red Blend 2018. I can't believe I haven't shared this wine with you until now! I was first introduced to The Curator Red Blend about six years ago by a Chicago [...]
We are excited to introduce you to a wine new to the Shall We Wine family! Our Wine of the Week is the Twenty Ten Wines 2018 Rosé . The brainchild of mother and son team Michael and Jacky Davis, [...]
This Week’s Wine of the Week, is the Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier, 2019. I am super excited to share this wine with you as I have been a fan of this winery since the late 1990s. Pine Ridge [...]
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Marianne Fabre-Lanvin & Co (MFLNCO) hosted a lunch at the Ritz Carlton Chicago’s Torali Italian Steak House to reintroduce the Chicago market to the iconic wines of Gérard Bertrand. In attendance were Chicago press, Sommeliers and [...]