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    New Producer Alert! The seaside ciders of Cidrerie du Leguer

    A five hour, scenic drive south-west from Paris, Bretagne, or Brittany as Americans like to call it, is a welcome refuge from the tourist’s beaten path. France’s most northwesternmost peninsula, Brittany’s coastline is wild and lengthy, the region known for it’s pink-ish hued sands and thick forests. It is here that Cédric Le Bloas is crafting artisanal, terroir-driven ciders already have an undeniable depth and toothsome grip. Early experiments with black currant (for the rosé) and hops have resulted in beautiful, integrated ciders that have more complexity, yet don’t lose their vinous quality. Cidre de Leuger’s first chapter has begun, and we could not be more excited to introduce these ciders to Illinois.

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    Unpasteurized Cream 2020: Pizza and Natural Wine

    Thank you to everyone who came out to the tasting! Much love to you all. Be well.

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    New Producer Alert! Idlewild Wines

    Uniquely fresh and focused, with notable vibrancy in fruit and savory qualities, Idlewild’s single varietal and vineyard wines have gained a following for their varietal typicity, energy, and balance.

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    New Producer Alert! Cacique Maravilla

    Just in from the Yumbel region of the Bío-Bío Valley, traditional, non-interventionist Chilean wines from Cacique Maravilla. Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Chile, winemaker Manuel Moraga Gutierrez has spent the last ten years slowly rebuilding while making honest, rustic wines that evoke a crystal clear sense of place. As Manuel says, “One day I want good, trained sommeliers to taste my wine and say ‘This wine is from Yumbel, Chile.’”

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    BUBBLE BRUNCH

    Illinois Trade!
    Join us for Bubbles, Fried Chicken & Waffles!
    It’s going to be a sparkling extravaganza with lots of fall special order items available for tasting.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2019
    Please RSVP