Sparkling & Rose Wine
We're pleased to introduce our Winter Classes Program in February with TWO great offerings!
Pastoral hosts classes at our locations in Lakeview on Tuesdays and in the Loop on Saturdays . They run for approximately 90 minutes and range in price....
In honor of Independence Day being this week, we've paired an American wine with an American cheese in a patriotic pairing!
Summer is in full effect and with festival season getting in to gear as well, here's a pairing that's fit for any warm weather occasion!
Think of Brachetto as a rose version of its more well known neighbor, Moscato. Produced primarily in the southwest of the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, Brachetto grapes produce a frizzante (slightly sparkling), aromatic, fresh, and fruity gem of a sweet wine.
This week's pairing continues the Spanish theme as we head in to the 2nd Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival with an olive oil-marinated chevre and a sparkling cava. These two are perfect for spring and perfect for each other!
Champagne may be typically connoted with celebrations, but we say it's about finding the little celebrations in your week to focus on. And there's no better way to celebrate being done with that big project at work than a bottle of bubbly and friends. So with our own big project coming to fruition this weekend at the 2nd Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival, we'll be drinking Leclerc Briant's Cuvee Brut.
This week's pairing highlights the start of rose season. And nothingis better with rose than a bit of ripened goat cheese!
In the spirit of the "Sneak Peek" of summer weather we are experiencing, Pastoral is showcasing some summer wine selections at our Lake Street store for our 3rd Tuesday tasting. Come by between 5-7pm Tuesday March 20th and get a head start familiarizing yourself with our summer wines selected with sunshine and grilling in mind.
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.
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.
Not thrilled about winter's (albeit delayed) arrival? House Sommelier Mark has some a tip on a new wine that'll make winter's arrival a little more bearable for you and your friends.
This is a really elegant and classic pairing that should do much to provide a solid base for many a Chicagoan's New Year's party, so let's sell some!
On the 9th day of gifting our Assistant Buyer Adrienne brought to you: Quince & Apples Apples in Sparkling wine preserves!
Our house sommelier shares a favorite cocktail recipe to help take the edge off the first half of the work week.