If you’re a fan of the fourth hour of the Today Show on NBC, then chances are you have learned a lot about wine over time. I love those ladies and when they have wine experts come on the show to talk about different wines and all that, I’m always left a little confused due to the extremely short segments, which means less time for explanation of the different types of vino. You may not watch the show at all but still consider yourself a wine enthusiast or are interested in learning more. However you’ve become interested in wine, it’s safe to say that most of us only know enough to pick out the random bottle we like at the local grocery store. Well there are ways to become more informed on the stuff, which means making better decisions on which wine to pick, rather than choosing a bottle based on how pretty the label is (not that I do that). One great way to learn more is through ENO Wine Bar and ENOversity.
ENO Wine Bar at the InterContinental Hotel (505 North Michigan Avenue) invites guests to join ENOversity Professor and Certified Sommelier Michael Roberts this February for ENOversity, a monthly event series where guests can explore different regions of wine each month. On Sunday, February 16 at 6pm, guests will be able to sample and learn more about a flight of five diverse wines from the South of France, also known as le Midi. Experience an evening in Languedoc-Rousillon, Minervois, and Le Sud Ouest with elegant rose, crisp white, rustic reds, and distinctive dessert wines. The wines will be paired with French cheese and charcuterie, as well as chocolate from ENO’s favorite local chocolatiers. At the end of the evening, each guest will leave with a bottle of his or her favorite wine from the tasting. Tickets are $50 (tax and gratuity included) and because space is limited, reservations are required. Please call or email Robert Potter at 312-321-8738 / [email protected] to purchase tickets.