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Anthony Rossi of Enolo Wine Cafe Chicago

Enolo Wine Cafe’s Anthony Rossi on Favorite Wines

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Anthony (Tony) Rossi at Chicago’s Enolo Wine Cafe

Listen in to this week’s episode with General Manager and Sommelier Tony Rossi of Enolo Wine Cafe in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Tony creates and curates this interesting wine list that boasts a strong by the glass program as well as several Coravin flights of higher end wine options.

We discuss the penchant for Enolo’s younger wine consumers to move away from the bigger, juicier, heavily oaked styles of wine their parent consumed in the 1980’s. Rossi feels these Millenials are more adventurous and willing to taste the esoteric wines on his list, with enthusiasm and curiosity. Many of those in their 20’s and 30’s have lived or travelled abroad, he says,  and return home with a taste for International wines.  He shares information on two of his favorite rosé wines from Italy and Greece, as well.

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Remember to tune in regularly for great interviews with Sommeliers, Winemakers, Wine Directors, Food Artisans and Top Chefs. Also, virtually taste wines with top wine experts then go taste them yourselves. SommTalks is your weekly podcast for the inside scoop on the restaurant and wine scene. Please SUBSCRIBE here, on iTunes , on TuneIn Radio or on Stitcher. Send us your thoughts, ideas, and names of peeps you’d like us to interview.

You can check out the past few episodes but if you SUBSCRIBE , you’ll receive each new episode right to your device, whichever one you listen to your podcasts on.  Share episodes across social media channels, as well, to let others discover our wine conversations. A few of the most recent include:

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Sommelier Belinda Chang

Belinda Chang on Bending the Steakhouse Wine Paradigm

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Listen to a captivating interview with top Sommelier and wine buyer Belinda Chang of Maple and Ash, in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Hear a bit on her background, her eight years in the Big Apple and her return to hometown Chicago to open the hottest new steakhouse in Chicago.

Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards, with 30-years Under Her Wine Belt

Wine Director Ryan Arnold, Lettuce Entertain You, Tells of Wine Inspiration

Andrew Mariani of Sonoma’s Scribe Winery Talks Wine, Friends and Community

Wine Director Ryan Arnold, Lettuce Entertain You, Tells of Wine Inspiration

Tune in for great interviews with Sommeliers, Wine Makers, Wine Directors and Top Chefs- SommTalks is your weekly podcast for the inside scoop on the restaurant and wine scene.