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Oregon and Carbon Neutral

Soter Vineyard is one of our favorites and a leader in going Carbon Neutral! If you have not tried the sparkling from Tony Soter, you are missing out on a true gem from the USA. I would rather drink a Soter Rose than almost any Champagne, expecially given the price. ...


John Hawley and 100 year old vines

Hawley Winery has a great series of videos posted through YouTube as well as their website. We thought is was a great opportunity to show everyone a 100 years old Zin vineyard. In our humble opinion, Dry Creek and Zin go hand in hand!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-B3GKeCscM

July 26, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere, Winemakers | No Comments »

Mornington Peninsula

Okay, we can all agree Australia is not known for Pinot Noir. Pinot is the speciality of New Zealand. Right? As California Pinots get bigger and bigger and the world is starting to recognize Oregon, it might be time to start trying Pinots from other parts of the world, like Australia. ...

June 01, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

Hunter Valley

Two weeks ago I started a tour of Australia. Wine Australia is the marketing wing promoting the individual terrior of Australian wine regions and put together an ambicious program. With exports to the US slumping, Australia is taking the right step and showcasing the individual winemakers, vineyards, and regions instead of ...

May 26, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

Biodynamics up close

Last week I visited Quivera in Dry Creek, Sonoma. A relatively small winery specializing in Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and a few small production Rhone varietal bottlings. Over the last decade, they have moved to using biodynamic principles throughout the winery. They employ a full time person to oversee a full ...

April 03, 2010 | Posted in Going Green!, Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

Which white in winter?

Generally winter in Chicago brings a spike in red wine compared with white wine. What if you prefer whites but there is a foot of snow outside? Oddly enough, we are frequently asked for a "winter" white. I generally assume the guest is looking for a white with some weight ...

February 10, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

Italian Wine Tasting and Seminars

Ealier this week, over 100 Italian wine producers invaded Chicago for the Italian Wine Masters Tasting. This US tour is focused on introducing the newest vintages of Tuscan wine as well sparkling Prosecco from the north. Prosecco has become the go-to sparkling wine for many people in this economic downturn, along with ...

February 05, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

2007 Bordeaux Tasting

Yesterday I had the opportunity to taste the 2007 Bordeaux at a large annual tasting sponsored by The Union Des Grands Cru de Bordeaux. The 07 vintage is not getting rave reviews but after the tasting, I have to say I was impressed. With the 2000 and the 2005 vintages ...

January 26, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »


The ENO at the Hotel Del and San Diego and the Intercontinental Chicago were the first to roll out our newest addition to the ENO flight program. We focus on small production wine not redily available or made specifically for ENO. The newest red wine is from David Corey. David ...

January 10, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere, Winemakers | No Comments »


What has been our most popular wine lately? It would be the Blanco de Tempranillo from Pago del Vicario in Spain. Made from the free-run juice of the Tempranillo grape, they only made 10,000 bottles of the 2008. Yeah, that's right, 10,000 BTLS, not cases! A nice candied orange nose ...

August 17, 2009 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »
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As if our flavor-rich menus weren't intoxicating enough, ENO boasts a warm, approachable staff committed to your education in wine, cheese, and chocolate. We provide personalized attention uncommon at conventional wine bars.

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