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    Behind the Vines: Russian River Valley

    Amazing things happen in the 150 square miles of Russian River Valley. Good people come together to farm and drink and enjoy good wine. But here’s the news: even better things are to come.

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    The New Bodegueras (Women Bodega Owners)

    It’s a good time to talk about women in wine in Argentina. The country is full of pioneering, talented women leading the field by managing top bodegas and starting their own. The 2015 Argentina Wine Awards was devoted to the “Empowerment of Women in Wine”—an all-female judging panel representing important industry figures from across the world and highlighting how women are playing major roles as tastemakers. With a female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, at the helm of the country, and a nationwide movement to curb domestic violence, women are an increasingly powerful force in Argentina. Not to mention, there’s some kick-ass juice being made by the ladies.

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    Choose
    Your
    Sangiovese
    Adventure

    You can’t talk Italian wine without talking Sangiovese. Versatile, finicky, and capable of ineffable heights, the most planted grape in Italy is also one of the world’s most important. Long gone are the days when vapid wicker-bottled Chiantis are the norm. Sangiovese is reigning strong, and its four most important appellations show just how responsive to terroir this grape is.

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    THANK YOU CHICAGO! Cream Warehouse Tasting & Sale 2015

    It was a delight to host YOU, the Illinois wine & spirits community, at our 7th Annual Warehouse Tasting & Sale! Thank you to everyone who attended and made us feel loved!

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    Summer Sipping Primer 2015, Part 2: Rebel Reds

    Lest we should let whites have all the fun this summer, we present you with part two of our Summer Sipping series: a roster of fun red grapes—some rare, some just a bit wacky, all unconventional provocateurs that are great for spicing up a wine list or a BBQ.