Uncorked Chicago Wine Tasting & Dine Mini-Review Chicago Bites Podcast #40

Risotto and a nice Zin at Dine prove that wine looks (and tastes) best when well paired with good food.

Risotto and a nice Zin at Dine prove that wine looks (and tastes) best when well paired with good food.

Alpana Singh says that wine tasting is like speed dating. The idea is that you know pretty much right away if the wine you’re sipping is going to work for you, just like you know if you want to date the person you’re talking to after a three-minute interlude.

I’m not entirely sold on speed dating, but I do agree with Alpana’s overall point. Wine tastings are a great way to learn about wine.

So Tammy and I made our way to Uncorked Chicago’s Winter Wine Tasting to try the wine and meet Alpana, who spoke at the event. We also went to the tasting because it gave us the perfect excuse to eat at Dine, the restaurant where the tasting was held.

Listen in to hear our mini-review of Dine (we can’t wait to go back!) and our impressions of this wine tasting and others.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 00:30 Intro and Tryst
00:31 – 09:15 Meeting Alpana, Wine Tasting Review, and Wine Tasting Rating
09:16 – 12:07 Dine Mini-Review
12:08 – 12:45 Wrap-up and Sign-off

Uncorked Chicago

Dine
733 W. Madison
Chicago, IL

Wine sipped during this podcast:
Tryst

Bridget rates this tasting 3/10
Tammy rates this tasting 3/10

Diver Scallops

The sampler appetizer at Dine is a great way to start.

  1. Michael M left a comment on May 10, 2007 at 11:49 am

    I personally think, that red wine or white its all depends on personal choice and wine quality. For me quality is more important. Most of the time I choose to drink red wine and either one is good for health also. I am not that keen on ice wine but I don’t mind.

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