Monday, November 19, 2007

Break out the big bucks for this Bordeaux tasting

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It's been making noise ever since it opened in the original Iggy's space in River West last winter, especially with its wacky-themed wine events.

But this Bordeaux happening tomorrow from 6-8pm is the most ambitious of all for Juicy Wine Co. (694 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-492-6620), which is quickly becoming the hipster's wine lounge. They're kicking off what they're calling an extraordinary Collector's Series by exploring the Bordeaux region. For $150 a person (only 25 people will be allowed in the event), owner Rodney Alex takes guests on a tour of perhaps the most revered grape-growing region in the world, tucked into the Southwestern corner of France along the Garonne.

The event begins with a complimentary Krug champagne reception. Then for the next two hours they're pouring some of the most outstanding Bordeaux wines available today alongside succulent grilled lamb chops and tender, roasted, aged prime beef. The tasting ends with seared pâté de foie gras paired with a stunning 1997 Château d'Yquem (96 points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 2003).

Decadent as hell.

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