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Apothic Wine Dinner at Graham Elliott Bistro

While at Lucky Fabb, I got an e-mail inviting me to have dinner with the folks at Apothic Wine. I’d never heard of Apothic Wine before so I was extremely interested in seeing what the wine company was all about.  The dinner was held at the swanky Graham Elliot Bistro here in Chicago. Upon arrival guests were immediately handed a glass of Limited Edition Apothic Rose to taste.

Apothic Wine Dinner

I must admit, I’m usually not a red wine drinker because I find the wine to be quite bitter.  But this Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon blend was the perfect medium, it wasn’t too sweet and it wasn’t too bitter. After a few moments of sipping and networking, I got a chance to chat it up with Apothic’s own winemaker, Boyd Morrison. He told me about Apothic’s wine offerings, how he came to be in the wine business and more, he was quite a joy to talk to.

Then it was time to sit down and eat…

When I tell you guys the caesar salad and sourdough crouton was nothing short of amazing, please believe me. The crouton seriously, melted in my mouth and when paired with the Rose wine, I was in  heaven.Apothic Wine Dinner

For the 2nd Course we sipped on Apothic White that was paired with lemon risotto and whitefish.IMG_2688

The whitefish was seriously, some of the best whitefish I’ve ever had; pairing this dish with Apothic White was magical. IMG_2689

If you love risotto and citrus dishes, then the lemon risotto is definitely for you.IMG_2690

During dinner we continued chatting away about what else? Wine and food!IMG_2697

For the third course, I had roasted chicken paired with Apothic Red.


Yes, these are all my wine glasses! Are you jealous?

Lastly for dessert, I had stuffed beignets and more Apothic Rose.IMG_2708After trying all of Apothic’s Wine selection, I’m a new fan! There is nothing better than having a quality wine that tastes great and retail for less than $15 bucks. To find your nearest retailer or to learn more about Apothic Wine go here.

Thanks Apothic Wine for the invite, you guys have now been added to my wine cabinet!

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of Swa-Rai.com, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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