Wine Tips: Are You Game?

Staff Writer
Wine Tips: Are You Game?

Challenge logoDo you fancy yourself an adventurous, cosmopolitan individual? If so, are you ready for a challenge?

Bottlenotes and Cheeky Chicago are hosting a sip-about-town wine challenge in Chicago starting tomorrow, January 18. For the next two weeks, scores of Chicagoans will be hitting up four fantastic local restaurants and wine bars to taste all the selections on the 80 Sips Challenge wine list.

Participants who complete the challenge and enter their ratings of each wine on or through our new iPhone application, Bottlenotes Mobile, will receive a $25 gift certificate to the site; they’ll also be entered to win cool prizes such as magnums of one of the featured wines and gift certificates to the participating restaurants. Click here to see a list of the restaurants to visit and the wines to taste.

If Chicago isn’t your home town, don’t fret. For one, you probably enjoy nicer weather--but the 80 Sips Challenge may come to your city, too. Tell us about your city and its exciting restaurants and wine bars you love below, and we’ll consider bringing the 80 Sips Challenge to you.

Visit to get started. Taste all six wines, record your tasting notes at or use Bottlenotes mobile, and you could be crowned Chicago’s greatest wine taster. It’s a new year--take a new kind of challenge!