CHICAGO

Season 4, Episode 4

Vince visits his favorite US city, Chicago, to explore the consumer side of wine; how to order from a somm, how to buy wine in a store, and a bit of Prohibition history! Plus, Vince pairs wine with deep-dish pizza, a Chicago hot dog, and an Italian beef sandwich. He also visits his alma mater DePaul University, a classic steakhouse, and a trendy Mediterranean restaurant.  

filmed May, 2021     |     runtime 62 minutes


WINES

from the Chicago Episode

*wines can often be found at wine.com or Vivino.

beckman syrah
Beckmen Vineyards Syrah Purisima Mountain Vineyard
Meinklang Burgenland Grüner Veltliner
Meinklang Burgenland
Grüner Veltliner
anetti Villa di Corlo Corleto Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
Zanetti Villa di Corlo Corleto Lambrusco
chateau musar jeune red
Chateau Musar
Jeune Bekaa Valley Red

LOCATIONS

from the Chicago Episode


CHICAGO'S FIRST LADY CRUISES

If it's your first time in Chicago, my #1 piece of advice is to take a river boat tour and learn about the city's history and architecture!

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
chicago first lady cruises

chicago green mill

THE GREEN MILL

This is one of the best jazz clubs in the city with a ton of amazing history! Al Capone used to hang out here, and it was a speakeasy during Prohibition.

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

LOU MALNATI'S

Deep dish pizza is Chicago's contribution to the pizza world, and in my opinion you can't do better than Lou's! If you can't get to Chicago, they also ship nationwide on dry ice! 

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
chicago lou malnati's

juice at 1340 chicago

JUICE @ 1340

My buddy Derrick C. Westbrook used to be a somm at some of the city's hottest restaurants, but now he owns his own wine shop! Check it out for some amazing small batch, hand selected wines.  

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT

Binny's is a family owned wine shop with around 50 stores in the Chicago area. They have an amazing selection and well trained staff! 

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
chicago binny's bervage depot

chicago superdawg

SUPERDAWG

Superdawg may be the best Chicago style hot dog I've ever had, and that's saying something! Their drive-in car-hop service is open late; don't sleep on the malts, fries, and burgers either!  

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

GIBSON'S ITALIA

A stunning 3-floor steakhouse, Gibson's Italia is one of the top 20 highest-grossing restaurants in the country for good reason! Italian. Steak. Wine. Views. What more could you ask for?!

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
chicago gibson's italia

chicago al's beef

AL'S BEEF

Al's Beef invented Italian Beef, so you know you're getting the real deal. A delicious combo of shaved beef, jus, and sweet or hot peppers on French bread, this Chicago staple is a must!

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

My alma mater, DePaul University is located in the heart of downtown! They recently added a School of Hospitality Leadership for people who want to get into hotel or restaurant management which is really exciting; they even have a wine class!

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE
chicago depaul university

chicago aba

ABA

Aba is proof that Chicago is so much more than steakhouses and comfort food. This Mediterranean spot run by Top Chef alumni CJ Jacobson makes amazing cuisine, the space is gorgeous, and the wine list is contemporary and fun! 

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL LIST!

For updates, discounts, and more!