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Winter red wines and how to choose them
I don't need to tell you it's freezing outside, but I do need to remind you that if you're hibernating in your apartment without a bottle of wine in your Snuggie-covered lap, well, you're doing it wrong. As crockpots buzz to life, it's the time of year to curl up with an earthy, lush, bold or spicy red wine to drink with dinner—or just your favorite Netflix series. Whether you're shopping at a small wine boutique (see our list of new shops below) or grabbing a bottle from the grocery store, there's no reason to feel lost among the shelves. These 10 pointers from Mike Baker, Advanced Sommelier and manager at Vin Chicago (formerly the Wine Discount Center, 1826 N. Elston Ave.), guarantee you'll zero in on a winter red to call your own.
By Kate Bernot
December 11, 2013