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Event Tue Jan 31 2012

"Slow" Wine is Good Wine

slowwine.jpgCalling all wine lovers. Slow Food Chicago presents the first ever English publication of the Slow Wine guide, 2012. An event celebrating this release will be appropriately held at one of Chicago's very own hubs of Italian fine wine and dining, Spiaggia. The night will involve a walk-around wine tasting featuring over 100 wines from 45 select Italian producers. The admission price includes a complimentary copy of the Slow Wine 2012 guide along with a commemorative wine glass to take home with you. Light food pairings will be provided and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Slow Food Chicago. This Slow Wine event will be held on Feb 2 from 6pm - 8:30pm. Spiaggia is located at 980 N Michigan Ave. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $30 for Slow food members. Tickets can be purchased here.

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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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