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The Oldest Winery in Illinois, Alton Brown and WineChannelTV

Any winery that's been growing grapes for over 100 years and still going strong must be doing something right. Baxter's Vineyard in Nauvoo, Illinois is doing just that and I got a chance to meet with them a few weeks ago. I met with Baxter's at the Art of…

Raymond Vineyards and WineChannelTV at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Rain or shine, it's always a great time for wine, especially at the Chicago Botanic Garden which is open 364 days a year. I visited the Chicago Botanic…

Mountain Wine Blind Tasting at Chicago’s Hotel Allegro with Wine Channel TV

Blind tasting's out of brown paper bags are not something you would usually pair with wines in the $200 price range or at the Luxury Hotel Allegro in…

Greg and Morgan Norman in Chicago with WineChannelTV

The name  Norman is a name infamous with Golf. The name is also synonymous with Greg Norman Estates Wine and being a family affair. One "Norman", Greg, was here in name only, as in on the label of his award winning wines. Morgan-Leigh Norman, Greg's daughter,…

Lush Wine and Spirits, Chicago and Wine Channel TV

Calling all "Wine geeks, hop heads, malt mavens, and spirit aficionados..." Lush Wine and Spirits is all about quenching your thirst, and it does just that no matter what type of spirit you may be craving. I visited Lush, located at 1257 S.Halsted in Chicago,…

The ZinBitch from Four Vines Winery and Wine Channel TV in Chicago

Christian Tietje of Four Vines Winery is not your typical winemaker.  How many winemakers are nicknamed the "ZinBitch" ?  Tietje's "in your face" passion for making wine, particularly zinfandel, has gotten his wines noticed across the country. This Paso…

Facebook for Wine – Bottlenotes and WineChannelTV at Around the World in 80 Sips Chicago

The Facebook for wine is what Bottlenotes has claimed to be, and this past Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago I got a chance to find out why. I attended the 2nd Annual Around the World in 80 Sips wine tasting event,  which featured over…

Rock N’ Roll Dining with Blue13 and WineChannelTV in Chicago

Blue13 in Chicago knows how to throw a true Rock N' Roll dinner. I met with Stu Mitchell and Dan Marunowski of Blue13 at the Four Vines Winery Tasting Dinner with Winemaker Christian Tietje. Great food, wine and music is a perfect pairing in my eyes, and Blue13…

The White House, Iron Horse Vineyards and WineChannelTV

Joy Sterling from Iron Horse Vineyards is best known for her sparkling wines...especially around the White House. Iron Horse is on their fifth consecutive presidential administration to serve wine at the White House, which started with President Reagan's choice…

Argyle Winery, Rollin Soles and WineChannelTV talk Oregon Pinot Noir

Winemaker Rollin Soles of Oregon's Argyle Winery has made quite a name for himself in Oregon Pinot Noir country, even though he got his start all the way over in Switzerland. I met with Rollin at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago for an Exclusive Argyle Winery…