Sep 17 2008

There Is a Doctor in the House

Published by at 1:02 PM under Savvy Sip Tips,Wine Education

His name is Dr. Vino, if that tells you anything.

New York-based author Tyler Colman is a wine pro by any other name. But he happens to write the award-winning wine blog DrVino.com. He also authored Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink, a compelling title if ever there was one. (Throw in “religion,” and he’s covered all the cocktail-party taboos in one fell swoop.)

Colman is coming to Chicago to tell us about the place where wine’s heart beats loudest: France. In the Old World, change can cause palpitations. But Colman has identified some winemakers who are daring to make wines so different, so natural that they don’t even qualify for the appellation.

Taste wines from several of these rule breakers and learn what’s ailing France with Dr. Vino at Just Grapes, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 18. Call 1-312-627-WINE (9463) to sign up. Participants also will receive a signed copy of Colman’s book. Don’t miss this doctor’s house call!

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