On this episode of On Foodable Side Dish, Rachel Speckan walks us through City Winery, a West Loop winery, restaurant, and concert hall. A lover of dusty Italian reds, lush and stony Savennieres, and funky American microbrews, Speckan is a true connoisseur. She uses her expertise to teach courses at City Winery and host wine tastings.
Speckan, the National Wine Director for City Winery, loves that the modern consumer has begun to more deeply interact with the wines they drink.
“People are really starting to care about where things came from, wanting to know the story behind it and its journey through life,” said Speckan. “...they really care and want to hear about its provenance and its terroir…”
To satiate their guests’ cravings for that experience, City Winery allows visitors to follow their wine through its life cycle from grape to fermentation to storage in barrels and bottles; all while learning about each step and its effect on the wine.