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Midwest Veraison by Dileep Gangolli

October 10, 2019

As promised, here is a short review of a second wine tasting event that I attended on Tuesday and which I found to be very enjoyable and informative.

The tasting was held at Galit, a restaurant in Chicago specializing in Mediterranean food. The wines were roses from Pro...

October 9, 2019

Wine tasting events are a varied affair. This week I went to four wine events over the course of seven days and each event was totally different than the next.

Of course, I had my favorites for different reasons. I detest loud places with crowds so that eliminates the l...

October 7, 2019

This week has been a wonderful mix of different tastings. I went to three national tastings sponsored by the wine agencies of Australia, Portugal and Spain. Here are some brief takeaways from my experiences at all three tastings.

The first two were held in Chicago and...

July 17, 2018

It's wine country tour season and we get calls everyday asking about our tours to SW Michigan wine country.

We like to think we are the experts at giving our guests a good time in Wine Country.  We are wine makers, we distribute wine through our partner company Evanston...

February 1, 2018

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking some time off my work day to explore the fascinating world of Italian wines through a trade event that was passing through Chicago. It's one of the perks of being self employed and in the wine business.

The event focused on wines p...

January 3, 2018

Cold climate hybrid varietals are still not accepted in urban wine consumer markets. The great grape growing regions of the world do not focus on making wine from them since the temperatures do not require them to do so.

Also, these grapes do not give the full spectrum...

December 5, 2017

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how David can compete and defeat Goliath and some ways to do that from that standpoint of the small wine retailer. Last night I drank the Kool Aid and went ahead with being a consumer and attending a short presentation on Italian wines at...

November 23, 2017

When I first delved into the wine industry by launching our tour business, Windy City Tour Company, and distribution business, Evanston Cellars, I took it upon myself to learn about wine making styles both locally in the Midwest and around the world. As anyone might ex...

November 12, 2017

In my email box this week I opened an email from a wine retailer who expressed apprehension about a Big Box retailer entering her geographic market. She owns a small wine retail business and from what I can tell, is quite successful in operating in a very competitive b...

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