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Drink Fri Dec 21 2007

Polish Mulled Wine

Thumbnail image for trunek_5191_sm.jpgWhen I was in Kraków a few years ago, my family flew out to spend Christmas with me. We crammed 5 people into the tiny flat I was renting, spent time reading at Massolit, drank at Alchemia, wandered through Kazimierz and staved off the cold by drinking cups of Grzaniec Galicyjski-- a mulled wine served from street stands in Rynek Glowny.

I was very pleased to find this delicious mulled wine in my local liquor store upon my return to Chicago. Few things make me feel like the holidays have arrived like the smell of Grzaniec Galicyjski warming on the stove.

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Adrian Padurean / January 7, 2009 1:28 PM

Do you happen to know of any place in Chicago that serves mulled wine?

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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