Leave your preconceptions at home and let your senses do the judging at our walk-around blind tasting at Pastoral in the Loop. Try to decipher Mark's cloaked selections, but most importantly have fun and find a new wine in your life. We love this event for its casual nature. No snobbery here, just a great way to kick off a Saturday night. Take your newest discovery home or to your favorite BYOB after the tasting for 10% off! $15 online or at the door/Free to RSVP's Beverage Loyalty Club members.
Blog Archive for February 2012
Merchant Park Community Garden (MPCG) strives to provide an opportunity for neighbors and their children to work, play, learn and grow together. MPCG is not only for the benefit of our members, but also aims to benefit the community at large through outreach efforts such as donations to local food pantries.
Producer: LaClare Farm
Location: Chilton, WI
Cheesemaker: Katie Heidrich
Milk: Raw goat
Style: Pressed, natural rind
Rennet: Microbial (vegetarian)
Affinage (aging time): min. 70 days
Chilton, located about 75 miles north-northwest...
Join Pastoral's Wine Buyer Mark Hayes at our monthly in-store wine tastings. This month, Mark will have a selection of bottles tailored to pair well with the diverse offerings of Chicago's BYOB restaurants.
Even though we're proud of the work we do every day and we firmly believe in the products that we represent, it always melts our hearts a little bit when people love the things we love. That's why we're all swelled up with pride about this really sweet write up from the folks over at Midwest Roots, who represent some of our favorite things: Quince & Apple preserves, La-Dee-Dahs, and Potter's Crackers.
This week's pairing matches an aged Dutch gouda full of toffee, caramel, and grass with a barleywine from Colorado. Find out more from our skilled mongers.
Join us at our Lake Street location Tuesday, February 21st from 5pm-7pm as Pastoral's Wine Buyer, Mark Hayes presents "Hands Off!", a free wine tasting highlighting wines made with minimal human intervention.
Our mongers walk you through this week's pairing: a beautiful Cab Franc and a chevre log called St. Maure.
Just in time for Valentine's Day: an artisinal vodka sure to start or end your date on a pitch-perfect note.
You love your friends enough to invite them over to watch football on Sunday, why serve them scary, shelf-stable cheese? We know how addicting those cheesy party dips can be, so we've fashioned our own version using delicious artisan cheese!