FOOD & DRINK

Women-Made Wine, Beer & Cider

Cindy's welcomes a new sommelier this spring, and hotel introduces guests to women-made wine, beer & cider


MARCH 2020 — For a long time (the better part of 122 years, to be exact), the history of our building was rooted in the male members that made the private sporting and social club, the Chicago Athletic Association. When we opened our doors in May of 2015 as a 241-room hotel with 7 bars & restaurants, our goal was to be an actively inclusive champion of  those who had historically not been welcome in our building.

Throughout Women’s History Month in March, we honor the women who are behind the beverages we so love to imbibe this month and year-round. Whether you’re looking for wine, beer, or cider, you’ll find it under our roof — made by women just down the street from us.

WINE

With deep roots in local Chicago hospitality, Kasia Niewiadomska joins the team as Cindy’s Sommelier this month. To kick off her new wine menu at Cindy’s, Kasia hosts a new workshop centered around women-made wines: Workshop: Women-Made Wine Tasting (Saturday 3/7 at 2PM; $12/person). Saturday sipping lends itself to this informative wine workshop based on profiling different wines that are all made, owned, or operated by women.

BEER & CIDER 

All month long, Game Room is pouring beer and cider from women-owned companies. Stop by for a pint of these locally-based brews:

Polyphase Dunkel Wheat, Metropolitan Brewing (co-owned by Tracy Hurts)
Clementine Cider, Right Bee Cider (co-owned by Katie Morgan)
Land and Sea Dept. Limited Edition Pale Ale, Hopewell Brewing (co-owned by Samantha Lee) 

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