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Malbec explodes!

As I am sure you have noticed lately, Malbec seems to be everywhere! Our wine director at the Hotel Del in San Diego recently wrote a piece devoted to Malbec and it's different styles for a San Diego paper. Our Chicago Intercontinental location was also contacted about an article. Why ...

August 13, 2009 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

Forlorn Hope Wines

Matthew Rorick has developed a small run of rather unique wines, from California Torrontes to Alvarelhao. He looks at each wine as if it is a lost cause, or "forlorn hope." We look at each as a exciting, vibrate pleasure to drink! We met Matthew several years ago when tasting ...

August 06, 2009 | Posted in Chicago, Wine, Wine Everywhere, Winemakers | No Comments »

Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence 2009 to ENO at the InterContinental Chicago

Congrats! Wine Spectator, Best of Award of Excellence 2009, ENO at the InterContinental ChicagoENO at the InterContinental Chicago was just awarded the Best of Award of Excellence in the August 31, 2009 issue or Wine Spectator magazine. Wine Director Jennifer Bingham was noted with a photo. The Best of Award ...

July 17, 2009 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

ENO at the InterContinental Chicago is getting social!

Are you a FAN of ENO at the InterContinental Chicago? Join the ENO fanpage and group for all the latest happenings going on at your favorite Mag Mile spot.ENO's Group Page : ENO's FAN Page On Twitter? Follow the wine directors though various wine related day-to-day events and up to the minute ...

July 17, 2009 | Posted in Chicago, Wine, Wine Everywhere | 2 Comments »

Hill Family “Origin”

We have a newest addition to our small production "ENO" wines. All ENO locations are now proudly pouring the Origin from Hill Family Estates in Napa. Big and earthy, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec has proven extremely popular since it's introduction. Ryan and his family have been ...

March 29, 2009 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »


Is Sangiovese or Tempranillo in California a good idea? You will find a number of people who say to leave well enough alone and let the Italians and Spanish have their day (grape) in the sun. They say these grapes in California makes for a bland, uninteresting wine with no ...

February 09, 2009 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

Blind Tasting

We recently started hosting "blind" tastings on Sundays at our Chicago Intercontinental location. The guests choose either a white or red flight. They are poured and given a wine card to jot down notes. We give points based on guessing the correct varietal, country, region, and year. We give an ...

December 28, 2008 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

Holiday Wines

Every year we are swamped with questions and calls about what is the perfect wine for the holidays, either as a gift or with dinner. Most people preface the question with a timid, " I hate to ask." Forget apologizing. No need. Questions are what make our job fun. Holidays ...

December 24, 2008 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

ENO Jeff Wilkes Pinot Noir

We were thrilled to debut the newest ENO wine recently. From the Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Barbara, the wine has been an instant success. Jeff Wilkes, one of the gang responsible for the success of the vineyard, has crafted a masterpiece for us. Using sustainable farming practices, Jeff bottles ...

November 21, 2008 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

Italian Whites

The recent article in Wine Spectator has brought quite a few requests for Italian whites. Of course the white wine most often seen and consumed from Italy is the rather uninspiring Santa Margharita. With so many other obvious gems, there is no reason to waste time on such overpriced, uninspired ...

July 19, 2008 | 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.

Whether you're a novice or long-time aficionado, you'll gain new insight into our gourmet delights. Our wine tasting rooms feature lighted tables with names of varietals etched into them … allowing our sommeliers to stand in front of you and recommend and explain pairings based on specific tastes, moods, and preferences.

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