Mo-Vee-Ahhhh

November 19, 2009 at 2:26 pm (Geek, Our Favorite Things, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Most of the world tends to think of boundaries in terms of nationality. I’m Portuguese. It’s from Germany. The fox is French. The wine world thinks in this way as well. Restaurant lists, wine stores, and importer’s portfolios are organized and separated by country.

Sometimes, though, these distinctions can be useless. Read the rest of this entry »

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Geek: Tocai, Tokay, Tokaji

November 12, 2009 at 10:18 am (Geek, Our Favorite Things, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Tokaji, Tocai, Tokay

These all sound the same, so they must be the same, right?  Well, not so fast there.  While these wines are all pronounced relatively similar, they share hardly any similarities at all.
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Hot times, summer in the city.

May 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm (Our Favorite Things, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

By: Ms. Wendy, wine geek extraordinaire.

Is there anything better than Chicago in the summer? Cubs games, lake trips, biking trails, picnics in one of our hundreds of parks, swimming pools and sidewalk cafes keep the hope in our hearts during those long, lonely winter months. For me, personally, it’s knowing that my palate will once again crave white wine! Perfect, crisp, refreshing white wine. Hints of honeydew, airs of apricot, achingly acidic white wine captures the essence of summer weather. Lucky for me, I work at a wine store and have access to hundreds of delicious bottles just waiting to be chilled!

A little bit about me: I have a tendency to get very excited.  As a result I often get overwhelmed when the moment comes to make a decision.  I want to choose a bottle that best captures what I’m feeling at the moment and one that will, hopefully, agree with the palate of whoever I may be entertaining.  To keep my enthusiasm in check, I’ve created a list of “must drinks” for the summer. To further simplify things, I’ve separated it into categories.   Lists make everything better.  Read the rest of this entry »

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LUSH Interview: 10 Questions with Rob Salitore

May 1, 2009 at 9:09 pm (Current Events, Interviews, Our Favorite Things, What we are eating, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Ten Questions With…

ROB SALITORE

BIO: Rob is a long time supporter of LUSH, actually one of our first customers!  Although he works mainly in construction, Rob’s latent talent is developing deep friendships and creating a growing appreciate for sharing moments, and sips, with amazing people.  He also has phenomenal connections in the beer and wine world.  On his ‘off’ time, Rob represents Linne Calodo wines in Chicago.    This is one cool guy.

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Mi Amo L’Italia!

April 3, 2008 at 12:01 am (Our Favorite Things, Travel, What we're drinking) (, , , , )

I am riding a huge high…and yes, it may indeed be drug induced, but the doctor says it will make me better.  The sniffles are abating, slowly…but bronchitis won’t keep me down.  I will be euphoric, oh yes I will!  Traveling makes me so very happy, and traveling to Italy is perhaps my most favorite thing to do because it involves so much eating, drinking, and talking with friends.  Ahhh, bliss.

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