Archive for February, 2010

Upcoming Events…March 2010

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Rock the vote…
LUSH has been nominated as one of the best wine shops in the city. Please excuse us while we fan ourselves and try to remain calm…eeeeee! So exciting. Please share your love and support of all things LUSH by voting. The TimeOut Chicago 2010 EatOut Awards are about indulging in the good stuff...food and booze, with a close pulse on the city and what is brand spanking new or established and still performing wonders peddling deliciousness. Vote your most bestest favorite restaurant, chefs, bartender, blogger…and wine shop! We heart you!  http://chicago.timeout.com/

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Random Snippets: Root, Leaf, Flower or Fruit?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Totally geeky…

If you are into it, following the biodynamic calendar may help your booze taste better.  The calendar was actually created to help guide planting, sowing, and such…but, it applies to wine flavors, too! [Mr. Steiner developed and shared the principles of biodynamic farming, you can Google him and get the full run down…kinda like extra organic with a side of the mystical…but basically all about ‘living’ soils and a truly sustainable approach to farming].

Apparently, drinking on a ‘root’ or ‘leaf’ day is not ideal to show off the assests of the wine.  Brings out the dirty, earthy funk.  But, to highlight the juice, do drink on a ‘fruit’ or ‘flower’ day, as the deliciousness of the wine is at the forefront and ready to shine.  You can find a fairly concise explanation here and a link to get a calendar…http://stellanatura.com/use.html.   LUSH suggests putting it to the test.  Practice, study, and conduct research.  SIP on each type of day.  Same wine.  Same situation.  Different bottle, duh.  Let us know what you think!  Of course, practical matters take precendence…like food pairing and the company and such.  And, if you want to drink, just do.  Drink what you like when you want.

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Field Trip: Atlanta, GA

Monday, February 15th, 2010

by Cara

The first weekend in February, I flew down to Atlanta to celebrate the marriage of a very kind, beautiful couple.   I’ll detail my favorite food & drink from the weekend and you’ll probably think I stayed a week. (more…)

Mission Vin Jaune: An obsession continues…

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

So, a few months later and I still have yet to find a Ploussard in Chicago to drink, much less sell.  Alas.  I have hope, though.

Now, however, I am expanding my obsession and thirst to the real quirky wine of Jura…Vin Jaune.  (more…)