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I'll Need To See An ID For That Sorbet

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Aug 26, 2008 3:48PM

2008_08_winesorbets.jpgWhen we filed our report from the National Restaurant Association's annual trade show in May, we were very curious about Wine Cellar Sorbets. The New York-based company and "sorbet sommelier" Dave Zablocki do not skimp on the amount of wine (or sake) used in making their sorbets, which was one of the reasons we gravitated toward the booth.

Which is why, if you find it at Whole Foods' South Loop, Huron or Boys Town locations, expect to get carded, in addition to paying $9 per pint. That's what happened to the Tribune's Chris Borelli over the weekend when he visited Whole Foods on Halsted to pick up a pint. Wine Cellar Sorbet's offerings contain an average of 5 percent alcohol by volume. That's the same amount as an average bottle of beer.

We're imagining the skate punks over at Clark and Belmont panhandling for some of that sweet, frozen stuff right now. [The Stew]