Midwest Veraison by Dileep Gangolli

April 5, 2017

I just bought a newly published book by the author Bianca Bosker titled "Cork Dork".  It's a book about the wine industry and the expert sommeliers who are considered the Priests of the High Temple with regards to wine. I look forward to reading the book in the coming...

March 7, 2017

Yes I run wine trail tours around Chicago and yes the quality of the wine that my clients and guests taste is important.

But more important to their overall experience and perception of the tour are several other factors and as we begin our sixth season of hosting wine...

February 25, 2017

We spent our last day at the Michigan Grape & Wine Council annual meeting exploring three wineries on Old Mission Peninsula.  There are two AVAs and while our favorite is Leelanau, across the Bay is Old Mission and there is some great wine being made there as well.


January 20, 2017

After much anticipation, I finally got to tour the Sula Winery and Vineyards with my wife Janice MacDonald and parents as part of our three week trip to India.  Almost twenty years old, Sula Winery now produces approximately 1 million cases of wine of which 95% is sold...

October 8, 2016

Janice and I took a short trip up to Traverse City to pick up delivery of some wine that we purchased for our distribution unit, Evanston Cellars.  For those of you that do not know, Evanston Cellars distributes wines to about 25 retailers around Chicago and we are gro...

July 21, 2016

Roses seem to be the rage these days.  Rose all Day as they say.  But what makes roses so popular especially during the summer and how has this type of wine come of age by shedding its association with the Sutter Home White Zinfandel of years past?

Here are some re...

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