From esteemed wine festivals like forty-five-year-old VinItaly in Verona, Italy to the thirty-five-country-represented London International Wine Fair in London, Dwight Casimere takes his blog readers along with him on wine reports. Casimere interviews wine sources like Napa Valley’s Long Meadow Ranch winemaker Chris Hall and Australian winemakers Peter and Margaret Lehmann. Around the third Thursday of November is an especially busy time for Casimere, who perennially reports on the Beaujolais Nouveau arrivals from release parties hosted by the likes of Georges Duboeuf co-owner Franck DuBoeuf. Casimere shares useful notes from his travels, as well as local industry seminars and conferences hosted here showcasing new entries into Chicago’s ever-changing wine market. Of those favorites, Casimere wants to know: “What’s the best wine you’ve ever had?” Prosit!
Best of Chicago 2011