Field Trip: Atlanta, Georgia

February 18, 2010 at 10:38 am (Current Events, Geek, Travel, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , )

by Cara

The first weekend in February, I flew down to Atlanta to celebrate the marriage of a very kind, beautiful couple.   I’ll detail my favorite food & drink from the weekend and you’ll probably think I stayed a week. Read the rest of this entry »


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Delighted, take 1.

May 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm (Current Events, Our Favorite Things, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , , )

by Ms. Rachel Driver, avid wine drinker

Yesterday, quite by good chance, as I was working on my day off, our Wine Cru rep Mateo brought by a winemaker to taste with me at LUSH on Roscoe.  And, it was SUCH a happy coincindence!  Now, don’t get too excited, as we have yet to actually have any other wine in the shop…but I will take special orders OR you can wait for it to sneak in next week.  BUT, this is the most excited I have been about discovering a new wine in quite some time. Read the rest of this entry »

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LUSH Interview: 10 Questions with Ms. Will

January 22, 2009 at 5:15 pm (Interviews, Travel, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

10 Questions With…


Chicago Freelance Wine Writer


Julianne Will rocks…and is one hot mama.  She blogs.  She eats and drinks, travels, and has an insatiable thirst for knowledge.  And wine.  Did I mention wine? Buckets of creativity, a quest for perfection and a belief in the sanctity of deadlines–all part of Julianne Will’s professional writing, editing, proofing and marketing services. See

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Holiday Gift Exchange and BLIND Tasting

December 19, 2008 at 10:29 pm (Our Favorite Things, Special Events, What we are eating, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The LUSH  staff and lovely neighborhood hostess, Tatiana, convened for an unruly evening of blind tasting and secret Santa gift exchange.

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Twisted Oak: RIVER of SKULLS

October 21, 2008 at 10:34 pm (Our Favorite Things, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , )

TWISTED OAK winery is one of the LUSH favorites. These irreverant, wild pirates seized and conquered grape growing land out in Murphys, California…Calaveras County to be exact. There is a pirate cave. There is the Spaniard, complete with an homage to ‘The Princess Bride.’ There are amazing and crazy winemakers. And now, there is ‘The River of Skulls.’

Get River of Skulls!

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PAX and PIG: The Aftermath

September 27, 2008 at 11:21 pm (Our Favorite Things, Special Events, Uncategorized, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , )

PORKY PAXY Pleasures….

It was like a dream*: the heady aromas of slowly roasting pork in the air, a perfect Indian summer evening, white linens topped with flickering candlelight. Oh, yeah–and some damn awesome wine. This past Saturday we hosted a fantastic dinner featuring the ever-rare and ever-delicious wines from Pax Cellars, a cult Syrah** producer based in Northern California. To sweeten the deal, we even had Joe Donelan, their owner, come out to join us and give all the attendees extra insight into the meticulous production and vineyard site selection that makes Pax so special. As the evening progressed, all twenty folks present got to hear anecdotes from the encyclopaedic brain of Mr. Donelan, who knows his wines the way a parent knows a child’s every quirk. From the tasting notes and detailed descriptions of the sites whence come the wines, he had us all engrossed–and it is no easy task to divert one’s attention away from a delicious glass of Syrah!

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