“Wine and Swine, together Divine” – Dante’s Inferno (canto xix)

Greetings Bacon Nation:

We at Baconfest Chicago are pleased and proud to welcome back long-time Baconfest supporters Candid Wines who will be on hand April 14h with their vino.  They’ve been with us almost since the beginning of this great adventure back in 2009 and every year their wine is a hit with guests and organizers alike.  We could not ask for better ministers to this happy marriage of Bacon and Wine than Damien and the Candid crew.

Viva la Candid Wines and read more about them below:

Damien Casten and the Candid Wines gang will be on hand pouring Santome Sparkling Wines –  The Official Bubbles of Baconfest Chicago including Santome “Santhomas” Sparkling Rose and Santome Prosecco Extra Dry.  Need a glass of red or white? Girasole wines from Mendocino CA will be flowing as well.

About Candid Wines:

Candid Wines is Illinois’ first distributor to focus exclusively on organic, biodynamic and family grown wines.  Our roots run deep in the world’s finest vineyards, kitchens and restaurants where we picked, cooked, pruned, and served prior to joining forces in Chicago to focus on our mission: We make wine lovers happy.  Candid Wines is proud to be the original and unique wine sponsor of Baconfest Chicago.  Our wines can be found on the wine list of the city’s finest restaurants, so it only makes sense that we are here to pour the Official Bubbles of BaconFest Chicago, the 100% solar powered Santome Prosecco and Santhomas Brut Rose and Girasole wines with the Bacon-tastic offerings from Chicagoland’s best chefs.

Interested in pouring Candid Wines at your restaurant or selling them at your retail shop? Contact a member of our sales team in your area. Downtown: Jordan Warners (jordan@candidwines.com). Chicago-North and Northern suburbs: Kevin McWilliams (kevin@candidwines.com).  Want to learn more about our wines, our events, and all things Candid? Visit us at www.candidwines.com. Cheers!

Santome Prosecco’s William Spinazze and Baconfest Chicago Cofounder Seth Zurer.

Did we mention Santome Vineyards in Italy are all SOLAR POWERED.  Read more about this amazing company here:  Tenuta Santome

Also on hand will be Girasole Vineyards.  From their webiste:

Girasole Vineyards wines are made from certified organic grapes grown in the rolling benchlands of the Redwood Valley, CA appellation of Mendocino County. All of the grapes that go into our wines are estate grown, and hand-picked from family owned and operated vineyards that date back to the 1950’s and made from 100% Certified Organic Grapes – and “Vegan” (now there’s some irony).  We welcome you to learn more about our wines and “experience the fruit as it was meant to be”.

Recent awards for Girasole Vineyards wines:
87 points from Wine Enthusiast/2010 Pinot Blanc
San Francisco Chronicle Gold Medal Award winner & Silver Medal at Mendocino Wine Competition/
2009 Hybrid Red
Next Gen Wine Competition Silver Medal/
2009 Sangiovese
San Francisco Chronicle Silver Medal & “Best of Class” at CA State Fair/2009 Merlot
“Recommended” by Chicago Tribune, Silver Medal at Mendocino Wine Compatition/
2009 Pinot Noir

Welcome aboard to the Baconfest Chicago Family!