Friday stop at the Windy City Wine Fest left us craving for more. We did sample some good wines but the adventure didn’t end there, which, after all, may not be a bad thing…
Some of the highlights from the lower shelf include the following:
2. 2006 Michael David Zinfandel Seven Deadly Zins
for $14.99 at Binny’s – wine we wanted to try because of it’s fun label and glad to report that the taste was not disappointing – it’s a solid Red Zinfandel
3. 2005 Irony Pinot Noir Monterey County - our all-time favorite: it’s a $14.99 pinot kicking some serious ass.
Off the top shelf, we’ve had a triple tastings of the amazing Heath Wines Shiraz Reserve 100 Year Old Vine. Rich and deep, this perfectly balanced act delivered hints of blackberry and sage – definitely a highlight!
Despite the gorgeous setting – next to Millenium Park, surrounded by a stunning skyscrapers peering into our glasses, the ticket price ($30) got us some play time with variety of wines but not much to nibble on. Actually, since we weren’t up for a $8 snack box from the famous The Hearty Boys (with duck mouse and crackers), noodles from Aria, or a cup of pricey frozen yogurt from Berry Chill – we were left dreaming about a substantial dinner – the only thing to satisfy our Friday night cravings. We all agreed that such lovely wine prelude can only lead to a savory and warm affair and thanks to the suggestion my exotic friend Carla next we were headed to Kan Zaman for a Lebanese feast!