How was your Memorial Day? Can you…not remember it because you drank too much? Did you not even catch the joke we made about remembering a holiday about remembrance because you drank too much? God forbid, did you not drink enough? Well, let Swirl Wine Bar help you make the transition into the shortened workweek and the de facto new season with a slew of light summer wines. From 6:30 to 8:30 tonight, Swirl will host a tasting of twelve sparkling and crisp (their lit) white wines that might inspire you to upgrade from beer and BBQ to chardonnays and canapées for your next party. Well, upgrade is a strong word - both pairings have their time and place - but did you notice the alliteration and rhyming? Right on.
Anyway, the tasting will be accompanied by hors d’oeuvres forged by Executive Chef Luis Sanchez’s capable hands, including tuna and watermelon tartare (refreshing!) and empanadas (savory!). The best part is, if you call ahead for a reservation (312-828-9000), it’s only $25. Those of you incapable of planning for the future will have to shell out $35 at the door, which maybe will teach you a lesson for being indecisive and slothful. Since this is their first ever wine tasting in this format, they’re liable to “bring it,” and we like those odds.