Geja’s Café Debuts Giro d’Italia – A Tour of Italy Wine Festival

Geja’s Café Debuts Giro d’Italia – A Tour of Italy Wine Festival
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Geja’s Café Debuts Giro d’Italia – A Tour of Italy Wine Festival

A three-month wine festival that features 18 carefully selected wines from 17 wine regions of Italy for a full-bodied experience all can enjoy

Chicago’s oldest wine bar, Geja’s Café, perfectly nestled at 340 W. Armitage Ave, is welcoming the upcoming fall season with the debut of its three-month wine festival Giro d’Italia, beginning Sunday, September 1st through Saturday, November 30th. Throughout these three months, wine enthusiasts of all calibers will have the opportunity to enjoy selections from the largest boot on Earth, perfectly complemented with Geja’s 3 course Premier Fondue Dinners.

“Italy is one of the most exciting wine regions today, offering more appellations and local grape varietals and styles than any other country,” said Darla Lawler, Wine Director at Geja’s Café. “With almost 600 documented varietals and over 400 denominations, you can try a different Italian wine every day of the year and still find wines to explore.”

Geja's Cafe, Fondue specialities

Geja’s Cafe, Fondue specialities

During the months of September, October, and November, Geja’s wine list will feature an extended selection of wines from the regions of Italy, available by the glass and the bottle at low promotional prices.

Among the featured wines will be: 

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Sparkling Wine Vintage Glass Bottle
Lambrusco Rosato, Lini 910, Emilia Romagna N/V 9.00 38.00
White Wines      
Pinot Grigio, Forchir, Friulli-Venezia 2018 10.00 34.00
Aglianico, Neroameta Bianca, Mastroberadino, Campania 2017 15.00 54.00
Verdicchio, Marotti Campi, Marche 2017 11.00 38.00

 

Red Wines      
Schiava, Hofstatter Koldenhof, Alto Adige 2017 13.00 46.00
Susumaniello, Masseria Li Veli, Puglia 2017 14.00 50.00
Barbera d’ Alba, Castello di Neive, Piedmonte 2018 13.00 46.00

 

Known for romantic fondue dining – food one prepares and shares – and an extensive list of fine, moderately priced wines, Geja’s Café features over 20 different types of fondue entrees including Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue and Belgian chocolate dessert fondue. An enchanting wine cellar atmosphere, private booths, and subdued lighting contribute to its intimate surroundings. Geja’s Café was recently voted the Most Romantic Restaurant in America by USA Today’s 2015 Reader Poll. The Chicago institution has been the site of 146,674 first dates and 16,749 engagements and diners have enjoyed over 335 tons of cheese fondue and over 1,074,325 bottles of wine.

Hours for Geja’s Café are Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Valet parking is available. For more information, please call 773-281-9101, or visit Geja’s Café at www.gejascafe.com.    

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Ray Hanania is an award-winning columnist, author & former Chicago City Hall reporter (1977-1992). A veteran who served during the Vietnam War and the recipient of four SPJ Peter Lisagor Awards for column writing, Hanania writes weekly opinion columns on mainstream American & Chicagoland topics for the Southwest News-Herald, Des Plaines Valley News, the Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, and Suburban Chicagoland.  

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