Gros Ventre with Winemaker Chris Pittenger

December 06, 2016 at Table, Donkey and Stick in Chicago.

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Chris Pittenger of Gros Ventre Cellars is committed to making pure Pinot Noir that expresses the character of singular sites in Sonoma County. After working at wineries including Torbreck, Williams-Selyem, and Marcassin, Chris and his wife Sarah founded Gros Ventre in 2009 and quickly gained recognition for the quality of their wines.

We are excited to host Chris for this special Terroir Tuesday tasting.

2012 Campbell Ranch Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) – $11/glass
2013 Campbell Ranch Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) – $11/glass
2012 Baranoff Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River) – $11/glass
2013 Baranoff Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River) – $11/glass
2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – $9/glass

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Founded in 2009 by husband and wife team Chris and Sarah Pittinger, Gros Ventre Cellars has been over 20 years in the making. After college, Chris spent several years tasting and selling mostly European wines in shops and restaurants as a sommelier, which shaped his palate and lead him towards wine production. Starting in 2003, he began working at several notable wineries including Torbreck, Williams-Selyem, and Marcassin. Chris is also the full-time winemaker for Skinner Vineyards, one of the Sierra Nevada Foothill’s most notable estates. Through his work both at Skinner and Gros Ventre, Chris was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2013 Winemakers to Watch by Jon Bonné.

In the winery, minimal handling and intervention is the goal. The wine’s evolution includes native fermentation, gentle punch downs, no extended maceration, no lees stirring, no additives outside of minimal sulfur and yeast nutrients, and no fining or filtration. Depending on the vintage, the wine typically ages for 11 months on its lees in a maximum of 25% new French oak (with the exception of the First Born cuvee).

Gros Ventre’s production centers around Pinot Noir grown in cool, coastal sites, all of which are farmed by hands-on growers focused on sustainability. Cerise Vineyard is biodynamic, and the others are non-certified organic or sustainable. They prefer sourcing from coastal sites that have the right combination of sea, wind, fog, sun, and soil. Close proximity to the ocean and fog helps keep temperatures mild, alcohols moderate, and acids in balance, while high elevations (700 – 1,100 feet) allow for optimal exposure to sun and wind during the growing season. Production will remain small at Gros Ventre: 2011 yielded 700 cs, 2012 yielded 950 cs, and production will ultimately top out at 1500 cs annually.

Address: 2728 W Armitage Ave, Chicago
Gros Ventre with Winemaker Chris Pittenger

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Stock Your Cellar Event Series: Featuring Sparkling Wines

December 07, 2016 at Foodease Market in Chicago.

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Join us at Foodease Market on Wednesday, December 7 from 6-8PM for our NEW Stock Your Cellar Event Series. This month, we’re featuring Sparkling Wines from Heritage Wine Cellars Ltd!

For just $20, sip on more than 15 wine selections, sample holiday themed bites, and enjoy up to 10% off cases of wine! We’ll see you there!

Address: 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Stock Your Cellar Event Series: Featuring Sparkling Wines

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Saturday December 31: The Big Sexy NYE Show 2017

December 31, 2016 at The Comedy Bar in Chicago.

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It’s NYE 2017 and we will be ringing in the New Year in a very Sexy way!

Join The Comedy Bar and Michelle L’amour’s BIG SEXY SHOW which will feature stand up comedy, burlesque, and other surprises along the way! We will finish out the show with a New Year’s Eve Countdown and champagne toast, included with your ticket.

THINGS TO KNOW:

— If a show is “Sold Out,” please call The Comedy Bar at 312-836-0499. They may have some available tickets at the door.
— Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable!
— All shows are 18 and over. 21+ to drink.
— No dress code. No drink minimum!
— Doors open 30 minutes prior to show-time. Arriving at least 15 minutes before show time is always a good idea!
— Seating is first come first serve with a strict no-call, no-show policy. Please call The Comedy Bar if you are running late or have a group bigger than 10 to reserve seating for your group.

Address: 500 N LaSalle St, Chicago
Saturday December 31: The Big Sexy NYE Show 2017

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We The People Means Everyone.

January 05, 2017 at Under The Gun Theater in Chicago.

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Join us in celebration of our community! All proceeds for this evening will be donated to Lambda Legal.

HOSTED BY: DAVID CERDA

PERFORMANCES BY:
Baby Wine
GayCo.
Matt Fox
Elyse Nylin
Brittani Ferguson
Katie Visser
Scott Duff
Julie Paradise

PROCEEDS GO TO:
LambdaLegal.org

Address: 956 W Newport Ave, Chicago
We The People Means Everyone.

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First (French) Fridays with Vanille!

December 02, 2016 at wineHouse in Chicago.

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Come celebrate our partnership with Vanille! Join us during our free wine tasting (from 5:30-7:30pm) on the first Friday of every month, and you’ll also be able to enjoy macarons and other sweet treats from our friendly French neighbors right up the street. They’ll also offer in-store discounts for tasting attendees so be sure to walk a block north after the tasting to check out their adorable shop!

BONUS – We’ll also have Greg here this week from Wild Blossom Meadery! Mead + sweets = no brainer.

*FREE*

http://www.vanillepatisserie.com/
3243 N. Broadway

Address: 3164 N Broadway St, Chicago
First (French) Fridays with Vanille!

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Wine + Artisanal Vinegar Tasting!

December 16, 2016 at wineHouse in Chicago.

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We’re thrilled to have Alex from Vinegusto with us to sample out his small-batch artisanal vinegars during our free wine tasting!

These German vinegars are something else – truly. Natural ingredients, no artificial flavors and made with WINE! You can use them to dip, season, or even sip (cray!). We didn’t believe it at first, but you’ll become a believer after tasting them.

www.vinegusto-store.com

Address: 3164 N Broadway St, Chicago
Wine + Artisanal Vinegar Tasting!

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Holiday Wine Tasting at UFC Gym Wrigleyville

December 12, 2016 at UFC GYM in Chicago.

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wineHouse will be setting up at UFC Gym for a special members-only holiday wine tasting from 6-8pm! Make sure to swing by the tasting table pre– or post-workout…because wine is after all one way to carb-load/treat yourself.

UFC GYM | 3215 N. Broadway

(FREE)

Address: 3215 N Broadway Ave, Chicago
Holiday Wine Tasting at UFC Gym Wrigleyville

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New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2016 at The Underground Chicago in Chicago.

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Ring in the New Year right with us at the Underground! Named one of the “sexiest places in the world” by Cosmopolitan Magazine, you’ll want to be here when 2017 arrives!

Your $45 ticket includes admission and passed appetizers from 9:00pm to midnight with a champagne toast! Hurry before this early bird presale is gone!

Come kiss 2016 goodbye in your best suit & tie or little black dress! For table reservations please fill out the form below.

Happy New Year!

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Address: 56 W Illinois St, Chicago
New Year

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