I went up to Lincolnwood today for a wine fest. There were several wineries and distributors set up with over 100 wines to taste. I think I tasted around 30, that was enough. They also had some wonderful cheeses, bread, and meat skewers.
One of my favorite booths had a guy selling Spanish wines. We started talking about traveling and he talked so highly of Spain. The wine, the jamon, and the scenery. It sounds like a wonderful place to go. He also talked about how this Muga wine used egg whites as part of the wine-making process. I had never heard of this before. I think I will have to check it out. All in all, I tasted some great wines, hand some conversations with people, and discovered some new wineries I want to visit.
I was so close to Evanston that I decided to stop by. I was going to walk on the beach, but apparently it isn't free. It is in the winter, I don't see the difference... Here you can see a man laying out in the grass while reading a book. A lot of people were relaxed on this warm Sunday.