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Falling Hard for Hard Cider

We love wine at Eagle Eye, but we also have a fine appreciation for all kinds of other beverages: beer, cocktails, fine spirits and hard ciders... if it's well made, and delivers the best quality for the price, as well as being authentic to the style to which it aspires... we are more than [...]

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Château des Karantes Scores High with Wine Spectator

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We are pleased to announce that in the upcoming issue of Wine Spectator, Château des Karantes has been awarded 90 points for the 2011 Bergerie Rouge and 90 points for the 2010 Château des Karantes Rouge! You can read the reviews below. CHÂTEAU DES KARANTES Languedoc La Clape 2010 The [...]

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What’s with organic wine, anyway?


Organic, biodynamic, natural wines…. These wines are all the rage recently, and understandably, as many people are paying more attention to what food and drink they put in their body.  But what do these labels actually mean? Are they making the wine better? Organic wines are those made from [...]

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Wine Fit for a Turkey!


Another year has passed quickly and the holiday season is upon us once again.  Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for all that matters most, spend restful time with the ones we value, watch hours of NFL football and merrily stuff our face with whatever our meal of choice might be.  With [...]

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrivé v 2K13

Is it the third Thursday of November already??? Now I have only been in this trade for 10 short years... Ten years? already? Oh boy. Anyways, I can only imagine how great Beaujolais Nouveau must have been in 70's and 80's. It must have been one of the greatest party scenes of all time, one [...]

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Harvest at Tenuta Mazzolino in Pictures

One of the newest members of our Michigan & Illinois portfolio is the highly respected Tenuta Mazzolino.  This incredible estate in Lombardia, (DOC Oltrepo Pavese) which sits on north facing hillsides produces world class [...]

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It Takes a Village (Or Two!)

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A cooperative winery is not a concept most people outside of the wine industry are familiar with. Cooperatives, or coops, are owned by their member wine growers. The growers deliver their grapes to the winery at harvest, and the coop makes and sells the wine. Coops do not necessarily have a [...]

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Pasta alla Trapanese & Grillo “a match made in Marsala”


This past July, I traveled through Sicily after a few years since my last trip there, and spent time in the southwestern part of the Island. I was completely charmed by the beauty of the seascape, the colors, the hospitality and the food and wines of this land. The apotheosis of the trip was [...]

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Acidity Makes a Comeback

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For several years now, I’ve noticed a change on many wine lists across America. I’m seeing fewer and fewer restaurants emphasizing blockbuster Cabs from Napa Valley, powerhouse Shiraz’s from Australia, or even buttery and creamy Chardonnay’s from the Russian River Valley. Wines like riesling, [...]

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asparagi bianchi con salsa Bolzanina

I love Spring and Spring menus. This is the time of the year that brings back the sweetest memories of growing up in northern Italy where I was born. The older folks would forage “erbette selvatiche” or wild herbs from the fields and make delicious soups, risotto and various types of [...]

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