Upcoming Wine and Food Events

By Carrie Becker in Food on Aug 11, 2010 5:40PM

Saturday, August 14

The Lush Ribs and Zin Dinner

While some may like to pair their pig with Pinot, Lush does it up BIG with the bold, ripe flavor of Zinfandel to match the spice and depth of their signature ribs. We are regular attendees at this annual event because we don’t leave hungry and don’t leave less than a little tipsy. Price: $50 (includes meal with sides and pairings) Lush Wine & Spirits (University Village), 1257 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607 312-738-1900

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A favorite pick from Nightwood's Fete de Rosé wine list.

Monday, August 16 (and every Monday through Labor Day)

Nightwood’s Half Priced Wine Mondays and Fete de Rosé

We are head over heals for Nightwood, especially their attention to the details. Their wine menu is filled with boutique and small production wine that perfectly pair with the seasonal menu of the day. You can’t go wrong with their Fete de Rosé wine list available by the glass or bottle. Sample a variety on half price wine night to open you mind and palate to the power of pink. Nightwood, 2119 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608, 312-526-3385

Tuesday, August 17

Wine 103 : The Crafting Of Wine - From Winery To Bottle

Webster Wine Bar’s series of wine educational seminars are back in session and kicking off with a focus on how wine is made. Learn what it takes to go from grape to glass and sample a few tastes along the way. Price: $40, 7:30pm, Webster Wine Bar, 1480 West Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 773-868-0608


Also on Tuesday, August 17

Eno-versity: Vino Gallago - Exploring the Galician Coast

Become immersed in the Northwest coast of Spain wine country through this Eno wine seminar focusing on history, popular varietals and pairings within this region. Students will taste through several whites and reds that show off the nuances of this grassy terroir. Price: $25, 6:00 p.m., Eno Wine Bar, Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601 312-946-7000