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WineChannelTV visits Chicago hot spot Merlo on Maple

If you're looking to treat that special someone with gourmet Italian and fantastic wine, you'll want to put Merlo on Maple on your list of places to visit. This Gold Coast fine dining restaurant has been on my list of places to visit for a while just because…

BBQ Pitmaster Chef Lee Ann Whippen sips SacreBleu with WineChannelTV

Chicago Q,  a Southern style BBQ restaurant in the Gold Coast of Chicago, just opened and was giving away their menus to people walking by. After seeing…

Morton’s Steakhouse, #Cabernet Day and #WineChat with WineChannelTV

Cabernet Day is less than 24 hours away, do you know where you'll be celebrating? If you're in Chicago, Morton's Steakhouse is the place to be! Join WineChannelTV…

Vinejoy, BonJovi, Rose and WineChannelTV in Chicago

Rose wine, Bon Jovi and Summer go hand in hand.  Vinejoy provided an experience with all of the above, that had people dancing in their chairs by the end of the night and sipping great wine. I met one of the founders of Vinejoy, Ian DeGraaf, at a tweetup…

Table Fifty-Two, Oprah and WineChannelTV’s Jess Altieri

Table Fifty-Two in Chicago is located on a small side street off of Dearborn with no visible signage except for the number 52; yet, that hasn't stopped people such as Oprah and the Obama's from stopping here to enjoy a meal. Chef Art Smith, Oprah's former…

BYOB Chicago and Wine Channel TV

Do you have a special bottle of wine that you're waiting to pop open while at a fabulous restaurant? Chicago is the place to do it, and you have to pick up Jean Iverson's BYOB Chicago Guidebook. In it's third edition, Iverson has accumulated over 375 BYOB…

#WineChat and Sauternes with WineChannelTV on Twitter!

Tweeting about your favorite wines is always fun. But, tweeting while DRINKING your favorite wine is even better. You know this can only lead to some great conversations... While at a BYOB event in Chicago and drinking some fantastic Sauternes I wanted to…

A Hidden Gem- PaneCaldo and WineChannelTV in Chicago

Fresh baked bread out of the oven, olive tapenade,  bruschetta and bubbles before you even look at the menu is the ideal Italian restaurant experience. Pane Caldo in Chicago does just this, and more. I stumbled upon this hidden Italian gem and was lucky enough…

Club Lucky in Chicago on Friday 13th with Wine Channel TV

Do you stay in on unlucky days like Friday the 13th just counting down the hours until the day is over? Not me, especially since I found a place with "Luck" in it's name! Club Lucky in Chicago is a must visit traditional Italian spot, especially on unlucky…

Binnys, Bruce Willis and Jessica Altieri of WineChannelTV

I waited over an hour to see Bruce Willis at Binny's in LakeView, Chicago. In the heat. All I wanted to get on camera was him saying "Yippee Kay Yay" and some classic Pulp Fiction Lines. Instead, the audience of 400+ disorganized people got 30 seconds of Bruce…