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MARCH 26, 2014 [Illinois] Eataly wined and fined & the three-tier system
It will be interesting to see if Illinois authorities take a similar view of the Eataly Chicago wine shop. Eataly Wine will close for six months and its owners, including celebrity chef Mario Batali, will also pay a $500,000 fine per an agreement with New York state authorities yesterday.
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JANUARY 14, 2014 [Illinois] No, NYC doesn’t have too many wine shops
In places like Illinois or New Jersey, wine shops can even sell gourmet comestibles, such as cheese. Crain’s New York ran a piece over the weekend pointing to a 14% rise in wine shops in NYC since 2010. Will the proliferation of shops “bottle up profit” they wondered?
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FEBRUARY 11, 2014 [Illinois] Wines for tonight’s state dinner
The first course will feature American Osetra caviar, farmed from the estuaries of Illinois, paired with quail eggs from Pennsylvania and a dozen varieties of potatoes from farms in New York, Idaho and California.
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APRIL 1, 2013 [Illinois] Watch Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls Live Stream
[link] [starttext] Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls 2013 Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 7:00 PM ET Verizon Center, Washington, DC Chicago Bulls are a professional franchise basketball based in Chicago, Illinois United States. Founded in 1966, they are members of the National Basketball Association play in the Eastern Conference (Central Division), along with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks.
DR. VINO [Illinois] Wine vote carries Obama to victory!
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2008
Finally, and prosaically, Illinois
was the number two state (behind much larger California) for Champagne and sparkling wine. Illinois
. Obama beat McCain by 53 - 46 percent in the popular vote. The logic of the electoral college broadened this to a 68 - 32 percent victory. But there’s one core constituency where Obama thrashed McCain by an even wider margin: the wine vote. MORE >>
A WINE STORY [Illinois] VINO 2017 NYC
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Currently only five states (New York, California, Florida, Illinois
, and Texas) represent almost 50% of all the wine imported in the U.S. What a great #Vino2017 with a great panel of wine experts, all showing firm evidence of why Italian wine is so popular in the USA. It has also energized Italy to spend 20 million over the next three years on even more marketing. MORE >>
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK [Illinois] Watch Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls Live Stream
| THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
The team is based in Chicago, Illinois
. [link] [starttext] Watch Dallas Mavericks vs Chicago Bulls Live Stream NBA League 2013 Online Free on March 30, 2013. Chicago Bulls is US basketball team who are members of the NBA - National Basketball Association League. Chicago Bulls name given by the club's owner, Dick Klein, by the name of an existing livestock industry in the city. MORE >>
DR. VINO [Illinois] Bottles as bricks, jugs, sprawl, Holy wine - sipped and spit
| TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
And true to our rule, that the bigger they are, the more useless they are, this 29,914 square mile sprawlapalooza, our largest AVA, covers portions of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois
and Wisconsin and will be known as the Upper Mississippi River Valley. SIPPED: reusing wine bottles. We like reusing corks. And we previously saw the 13,500 bottle wall house previously. And recently another bottle wall surfaced on reddit (though it may not be wine bottles). MORE >>
DR. VINO [Illinois] Champagne, French binge, Chicago – sipped and spit
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
now has an increased tax on wine , rising $0.13 SPIT: Bling champagne. An unnamed source cites declines of 50-85% in champagne sales with pricey stuff hit hardest. The story by Alice Feiring in this weekend’s WSJ. magazine also suggest price wars may be imminent. Lack of) Money quote comes from Roberta Morrell, a NYC retailer: “The trouble with dropping prices is how will they raise them?”. SPIT: reporting on Champagne. MORE >>
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