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Gary Miller visits ENO- Chicago

Posted March 09, 2008 in Winemakers

Gary Miller, former chef turned winemaker, returned to Chicago this week to pour his wines for our Friday afternoon crowd. Gary took the time to answer a few questions with our Wine Director, Jen Koch, as well. With the snow falling, we featured Gary’s Pinot Noir, Syrah, and port in a unique, fight-off-the-chill flight. We are seeing more Chicagoans turn to the rich Syrahs from California and Washington this winter. Is it the bitter cold and snow or are people turning to Syrah instead of the too-tannic Cabernet Sauvignon? We find the Syrah is a better match for our chocolates, especially the Lago Roso truffle from Chocolate Garden in Central Michigan. Gary’s laid back approach to wine won over our guests and our staff as well. We also learned we’ll have to keep an eye on Marin county for Pinot Noir in the next couple of years. The fruit Stewart Johnson is producing at the Kendric Vineyard is outstanding and remarkably earthy. �


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