Our friend from the north will be in town for business and is open 12/4. Free corkage at Adele’s on Tuesday makes it the logical choice. Who’s in? I also sent an email to the locals whose contact info I have. 

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Hey Bill, thanks for posting.  Even though I don't spend as much time on WS as I used to, it would still be great to break bread with my Chicago Wine Spec brethren. I remember at least one dinner at Adelle's and it was great.  IIRC, Redhawk was also at the table that night?

Inside of two weeks, so maybe we are close to establishing a head count. Please advise of any additions if you know of them. I believe we are at 9 for sure with some TBD significant others.



billhike +1

Allred +1

Dan  +1?

TLV +1?

Vino Me +1?

Wine Sparty? +1?


At this point our “for sure” bottle will be a 2004 Bollinger Grand Anee. 2nd bottle may depend on theme/need. Considering 07 Beringer CS PR. If we are lacking whites perhaps a CdP Blanc. Could also consider a second Champagne such as Billecart Salmon Sous Bois.

Ah yes.. the new forums.. Not sure I have posted since the switch.  I heard rumor of Allred possibly bringing a Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin so I am planning to bring a '05 Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra for side by side funsies.  Other bottle(s) TBD.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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2012 E. Guigal Condrieu La Doriane.

Looking forward to this and thanks again Bill for your organizational efforts.

Had one of these in January 2015 courtesy of aphilla at the same restaurant. It was fantastic then and I’m really excited to try one nearly four years later. 

Wowzers. Seriously amazing dinner with the Chicago Wine Mafia. Thanks to Bill for organizing and everyone in attendance for their vinous contributions and enthusiastic hospitality. I might need some help posting the list but my WOTN was a tie between the ‘97’s: Siro Pacenti and Clerico Ginestra. 

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