Summer is waning, but there's no reason to be sad as fall sets in. Something to look forward to as the seasons change? Different wines! Jessica Altieri, CEO and Founder of Wine Channel TV, tells us where to sip the best vinos this autumn.
A crisp fall evening in Chicago should involve a beautiful view of the cityscape and a meal to match, and that’s exactly what you get every time at Prime and Provisions. Think outside of the traditional steak dinner for fall and dive into their thick-cut, house-flared bacon with black pepper and Midwestern honey and a sultry Syrah from the Côtes du Rhône to start. Stumped by their 30-foot wine tower? Rockstar sommelier Adam Sweders is there to help! 222 N. LaSalle St., 312-726-7777
The steak is drool-worthy, but that’s not all that stands out at Bavette’s. It’s love at first bite with their succulent salmon tartare and perfectly cooked lamb chops. Pair that with first-class service, a speakeasy vibe, and a stellar wine list that stays refreshed to complement their menu, and this classic is a must-visit all year round. Don’t forget to grab a Champagne Smash cocktail in the Subterranean lounge before you head out. 218 W. Kinzie St., 312-624-8154
Craving a Mediterranean getaway without leaving the city? Step inside this hidden Italian gem that will satisfy all your black truffle and Barolo cravings. Owned by Michelin-starred chef Mauro Mafrici, every detail from the vast Italian wine list to the petite dessert before you depart will quench your thirst for all things Italy until your next trip overseas. 201 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-0700
Post-theater dinner and drinks has never looked finer than at The Dearborn. Start your meal with the roasted marrow of beef, add the perfect glass of an earthy, Old World red from their extensive list, and finish with the rosé-flavored macarons. 145 N. Dearborn St., 312-384-1242