Wine Show Episodes


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Jan 10

Episode 9 – Baby It’s Cold Outside!

In this chilly winter episode, we’ll taste some unconventionally crisp and refreshing winter wines, and some more conventional deep warming ones too. Also, look out for sweet wines! Adega Coop, Ponte Barca (Vinho Verde). Portugal. This is a crisp refreshing White, with lively notes of lemon lime, and honeydew melon, with a touch of natural […]


27
Dec 09

Episode 8 – Bubbly Wines For New Year’s Eve 2009!

In this bubbalicious bubbly tasting, we’ll look at 6 off-the-beaten-path sparkling wines to spice up your New Year festivities! Finca El Retiro, Extra Brut (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir). Mendoza, Argentina. Love it! Cost: $13.99 Castillo Perelada, Brut Cava. Spain. AWESOME nutty, citrusy, bready heaven Cost: $15.99 Antonin Tuffer, Blanc de Blanc (Chardonnay). France. Large Party […]


28
Nov 09

Episode 7 – Beaujolais Thursday!

This week we celebrate the transitory nature of life by sampling the year’s freshest and most fleeting wines! Every November France’s Beaujolais appelation releases a new crop of fresh, young wines out into the wild. Sara Kay explains the Beaujolais Nouveau tradition and reviews three of the newly released 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau offerings: Louis T├ęte […]


11
Nov 09

Episode 6: What the Heck, Malbec?

PSH (Malbec) 2008 $14.99… This Malbec is from Mendoza Argentina. The wine maker is Philip Schell, a native frenchman from Bordeaux, who is trying his luck in Argentina, so needless to say I was excited to try this wine. However, I found it to be shockingly fruit forward with bright notes of blueberry and blackberry […]


31
Oct 09

Episode 5: Happy Hallowine!

The first Wine Soaked Halloween Episode! Featuring: Pure Evil Chard… $10.99… an obvious example of over MLF treatment, as well as “wood chips” opposed to quality oak barrels, the fruit and butter is overwhelming and flat. However the 14 + alcohol kicks the party into gear. I will say it’s significantly better with melon pop-rocks. […]


29
Oct 09

Episode 4: Fall In Love With Wine

Sorry for my absence, gang! I have been suffering through flu seasion, and if there is one time I can tell you that you should absolutely NOT drink fine wines, it is when you can not smell. Because 75% of the experience is lost. This week I focused on wines that keep you warm as […]


29
Sep 09

Episode 3: Get Screwed!

For Episode 3 of Wine Soaked, Sommelier Sara Kay brings you Chicago’s only punk rock wine show! Sara Kay punks out with a full meal’s worth of wine sealed entirely with new, non-traditional enclosures–including “Stelvin” screw caps & even pop tops.


21
Sep 09

Episode 2: The Dinner Party

Sara Kay looks at three wines that she’s selected for a dinner party, explains how they pair with her food, and shows how to open three types of wine bottles. In this episode: Emri Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc ($15.99) Dry Creek 2008 Chenin Blanc ($21.99) Van Duzer Vintner’s Cuvee 2007 Pinot Noir ($23.99) Also, check back […]


14
Sep 09

Episode 1: Blanc de blanc vs. Blanc de Noir

Sommelier Sara Kay gets a bubbly start on her new Winesoaked wine video blog series by examining two bubblies: Pierre Delize blanc de blanc and Gruet Brut blanc de noir. Along the way you’ll learn how to open champagne (or any other bubbly), the purpose of a champagne flute, and, if you’re lucky, how to […]