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Private Vineyards You Can Almost Afford To Buy

If you’re going to spend your money, might as well spend it on something useful. Check out these awesome vineyards that you would actually be able to afford. Who doesn’t love some good wine?

12/05/2013

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Trotter Sued For Allegedly Selling Phony $46K Wine

Bekim and Ilir Frrokaj, two wine collectors from New York, claim they paid Trotter $46,227.40 for a fake bottle of 1945 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti.

06/14/2013

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Best Sangria In Chicago

Enjoy some fruity sangria with your cuisine at these eclectic Chicago restaurants.

05/29/2013

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National Drink Wine Day: List Of Great Places To Celebrate

Now that Valentine’s Day is over, you can celebrate a real national holiday — “National Drink Wine Day”! Pop the cork and enjoy a glass of your favorite Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot, Shiraz, or Zinfandel in honor of the occasion…

02/18/2013

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Oak Lawn Wine And Flower Shop To Add Video Gambling

Starting tonight, customers at Avenue Flower Shop and Wine bar will be able to have a glass of wine, order a bouquet of flowers and play a little video poker.

01/04/2013

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Amazon Now Ships Wine To Illinois Customers

Customers can ship up to six bottles for a fee of $9.99, according to Amazon.

11/08/2012

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Best Wine Pros In Chicago

Meet a handful of Chicago’s best sommeliers and wine directors who are bold, deep, crisp, focused, sparkling, noble and yes, perhaps a little spicy!

10/24/2012

Dr. Paula Kezdie-Rogus, right, meets with Pat Healey in a stress-free dinner setting. (CBS)

Program Pairs Physicians With Patients In Stress-Free Dinner Setting

CBS 2’s Roseanna Tellez reports from the historic Cheney Mansion, where organizers set up tables with wine.

10/04/2012

Finding Good Wine For A Bargain

Everybody wants to have a bargain, and good wine doesn’t have to be expensive. This morning (Thursday, Sept. 6), wine expert Ron Breitstein had some ideas for bargains.

09/06/2012

A Starbucks store in Schaumburg is now offering beer and wine in the evenings. (CBS)

Coffee, Tea — Or Booze? Starbucks Rolling Out New Concept

Starbucks has selected the first Chicago-area store to offer an expanded menu that includes beer and wine. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey was at the grand opening.

06/29/2012

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Chicago’s Best Old-Timey Bars

Old-school establishments are some of my favorite city nightspots. While I’m no stranger to many of the newer bars lining Chicago streets, it’s the atmosphere of the city’s older watering holes that piques my interest. Before you belly up to the local bar, take a peek at what’s on tap at several longstanding Chicago bars.

03/29/2012

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Best Chicago Wine Bars

Wine bars have evolved quite a bit in recent years, and now appear in a lot more varieties than they used to. You don’t have to be a glasses-and-turtleneck Wine Spectator subscriber to appreciate them, either, as the food (and, yes, beer) at many local establishments has broadened the wine bar appeal…

03/13/2012

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Murder Mystery Dinner Parties In Chicago

When a friend asked me if I wanted to play a “real-life” version of Clue, I jumped at the chance. A dinner party that combines the board-game-setting with being a real-life sleuth sounded like a great solution for this grown up gamer.

03/01/2012

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2012 Bringing Big Deals On Some Hot Products

It’s no surprise when we hear news of prices going up on today’s hottest products, but stop the presses — we’ve got good news about lots of products that will cost less in 2012.

CBS 2–02/12/2012

Wine For Your Valentine’s Day

The right wine can make Valentine’s Day very special indeed, and our resident wine expert, Ron Breitstein of Tenzing Wine and Spirits, joined us this morning with some suggestions.

02/10/2012

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Chicago Indulgences: Spoil Your Special Someone

Little gifts and romantic gestures need no occasion when you’re head over heels for a special someone. Still, there are times when it’s more than appropriate to pull out all the stops and really layer on the indulgence. While it is the thought that counts, we’ve picked some delightful goods and experiences that are sure to win some hearts (or at least serious Brownie points).

01/31/2012

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Barn & Company: A New Chicago BBQ Bar

You can smell the smoker used at Barn & Company, a BBQ bar, a block away. The atmosphere is overwhelmingly fun! The layout is as big as a barn, the lighting is warehouse-bright, and the wood walls are adorned with pigs…

01/26/2012

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A Fun Night Out For Only $30

One reason I love Chicago so much is that a night out means endless possibilities. From doughnut shops to wine bars and comedy venues, I make a point to try as many spots as I can, while still watching my wallet. Take a look at my quest to hit the streets for good food and fun for under $30!

01/19/2012

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Survey To Measure Booming Growth Of Illinois Wine Industry

The Illinois wine industry is growing, and a census of sorts will help vintners realize how much it has grown in the past five years.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

The Best Wines For The Holiday Season

For a tutorial on the best wines to go with your Christmas dinner, or the ones that would make the best gifts, we were joined this morning by wine expert Ron Breitstein. Here’s some more information on what he showed us.

12/16/2011

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