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September 13, 2019

When the invitation came a few months ago to attend a seminar on wine from Israel, my interest was piqued. I had read that Israel produces some interesting wines but had never tried any nor would I have had much of an opportunity to purchase them since they are not rea...

February 8, 2018

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods has been in the news recently.  And it should be front and center for retailers around the world as it is another venture by AMZN in an area that they can use their muscle power to influence drastically. 

In its 20 years of oper...

February 1, 2018

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking some time off my work day to explore the fascinating world of Italian wines through a trade event that was passing through Chicago. It's one of the perks of being self employed and in the wine business.

The event focused on wines p...

January 3, 2018

Cold climate hybrid varietals are still not accepted in urban wine consumer markets. The great grape growing regions of the world do not focus on making wine from them since the temperatures do not require them to do so. Also, these grapes do not give the full spectrum...

December 26, 2017

I am very proud to announce that we have agreed to terms to represent a new distribution partner for Evanston Cellars.

We will representing a Spanish wine company that we met at a special event held this past fall here in Chicago.  The wine is a red varietal that has be...

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