ADDITIONAL OCTOBER WINE EVENTS INCLUDE WINES OF PORTUGAL 200+ GRAND TASTING ON OCTOBER 14 AND FRENCH WINE CLASS SERIES BEGINNING OCTOBER 28
(September 30, 2015) – The West Loop’s City Winery Chicago – once again awarded Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for offering a wine list of 350 or more selections with significant vintage depth or superior breadth – serves up a hearty slate of food and beverage events in October for vinophiles of all tastes and vintages. A detailed schedule of upcoming wine events, with ticket links, is viewable at www.citywinery.com/chicago/. They include:
Wines of Portugal Producer Showcase 2015: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6-8:30pm ($60)
Wines of Portugal hosts a grand tasting of more than 200 Portuguese wines. Guests will experience the extensive range of Portugal’s wines, from the dry reds of Bairrada to the delicious whites from Vinho Verde, from historied cuvees of the Setúbal-Palmela and Lisbon regions to the progressive offerings from the Douro. Participating producers include: Caves Campelo, Wine With Spirit, Symington Family Estates, Vinhos, Sogrape Vinhos, Quinta Santa Eufemia, Quinta da Foz, Sociedade Agrícola Quinta do Covão, Sociedade Agrícola Boas Quintas, Ramos Pinto, Douro Family Estates, Quinta do Pôpa, Quinta do Crasto, Quinta de Lemos, Quinta Monte D’Oiro, Quinta de Chocapalha, Casa Agrícola das Mimosas, João Portugal Ramos Wines, Quinta do Passadouro, Wine and Soul, Herdade do Sobroso, Quinta da Alorna, José Maria da Fonseca Vinhos, Herdade dos Grous, Esporão, Dona Maria- Julio Bastos, Cortes de Cima, DFJ Vinhos, Cartuxa – Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Casa Santos Lima – Companhia das Vinhas, Casa Agricola Alexandre Relvas, Adega Cooperativa de Redondo, C.R.L, Julia Kemper Wines and Luís Pato.
Wines of South America Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein: Wednesday, Oct. 21 ($95/$120)
With a focus on quality and expressiveness, South American wines have become more refined and distinctive, rivaling the best wines of other regions around the globe. City Winery hosts an exclusive three-course dinner celebrating the wine and cuisine of South America with author Evan Goldstein, a master sommelier and James Beard Award nominee. Renowned by sommeliers as well as wine and food lovers for his expertise and breadth of knowledge in wine and food, Goldstein will guide guests through Argentina, Brazil and Chile, exploring the wines, grapes, geography, history and cuisine of these countries. Goldstein is the author of best-sellers Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food and Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs. $120 ticket includes Goldstein’s book, Wines of South America.
Food and Wine Pairing Menu:
Amuse: Empanada de Hongo con Aji paired with Salton Intenso Sparkling Brut
First Course: Halibut Ceviche – grapefruit, shishito & fresno chiles, coconut milk, avocado, quinoa, tomato water, plantain ribbons paired with Concha y Toro Colchagua Valley Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc // Tomero Torrontés // Lidio Carraro Da’Divas Chardonnay
Main course: Churrasco Steak – grilled 10oz Piedmontese beef rib eye steak, charred vegetables, arróz cilantro, frisoles antiquenios, chimichurri sauce paired with Trivento Malbec Luján de Cuyo Golden Reserve // Aurora Reserve Tannat // Neyen Carménère-Cabernet Sauvignon
Cheese Course: Queso “Cremoso,” Queso “Panquehuay” and Queso “Reggianito” paired with Pizzato Alicante Bouschet // Caro // Le Dix de Los Vascos
Fall 2015 Wine Class Series –France: monthly, October-December ($60/class or $140/three-class series-$40 savings).
City Winery shares professional tips on what you really need to know about wine to use your wine savvy in the real world, all with a glass in hand! Wednesday classes run 7-9pm.
- Alsace /Bordeaux/Loire : Wednesday, Oct. 28
- Rhone/ Languedoc: Wednesday, Nov. 11
- Champagne/ Burgundy/Jura: Wednesday, Dec. 2
Opened in 2012, City Winery Chicago is a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. Once a refrigerated food distribution warehouse, the 1911 building has been transformed into a contemporary 33,000 square foot haven for those passionate about wine, music and culinary arts. The décor evokes the romance of being in wine country, from the exposed stainless steel fermenting tanks and French oak barrels, to the aroma of fermenting grapes. Chicago’s only fully operation winery has produced dozens of in-house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile, including a Wine Enthusiast 90-point 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Reserve pinot noir. With more than 400 unique producers from around the world City Winery is recognized with 2014 and 2015 Best of Awards of Excellence “for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world” by Wine Spectator. The globally inspired, locally sourced, wine-focused food menu is conceived for pairing and sharing. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable “listening room” experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glassware, showing City Winery’s commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Virgin Hotels Chicago is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit www.citywinery.com .