.1. For the Crazy Family: You enter through the door and immediately, you are enveloped in the crazy. Happy holidays, right??? You need a little extra spice (aka: courage), a little more structure and whole lot of mellow. Go for the Zin... the Frank Family Zinfandel! Coming from Napa, it's one of my faves. This velvet wine will coat your tongue (and your mood) with rich fruit, soft tannins and a little extra kick to get you through the day! ~$30
2. For the Football Family: Your family is full of Americana! Football, turkey and good ole fashioned mashed potatoes! Impress even the bud light lover with this easy-peasy, approachable vino. Go for the Starmont Merryvale Merlot from Napa. ~$20
3. A New Family: You're seeing the in-laws, or meeting the family... go for the ice breaker! Break out the party, the bubbly, the conversation starter! You can't miss with this All-American, mid-west, bubble lovin' sparkler: L. Mawby Blanc de Blanc from Michigan! ~$22
4. The Traditional Family: The table is beautifully set for an intimate 27... with cousins, friends, gravy boats and a perfect turkey being carved at the head of the table! The pressure is on, but not to fret. Pull on your cardigan and grab this perfect wine! From stuffy to stuffing... this one is a crowd pleaser: Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ~$35
5. The Cheapo Depot Family: Nobody is breaking the bank on food, but you are in charge of wine! Hooray! Not to worry... Sauvignon Blanc can brighten up any meal - if it's been re-heated, cooked in the micro, or comes straight from a frozen container! Light up the day with this refreshing and bright wine: Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc ~$12
By Joanna Broder
If you are a wannabe yogi with a penchant for craft beer, a new trend might have you bounding out of the house before you can say "namaste."
Chicago area breweries have caught on to trends in Colorado, California and other spots around the country by launching their own brand of yoga and beer tasting events, some of which are in direct smelling distance of fermenting beer.
The result seems to be a light, fun social scene where loose limbs and tasty brews give way to a less inhibited crowd and a relaxed vibe which might appeal to those new to or intimidated by traditional yoga classes.
"It really encourages you to stay after because you're there for yoga and beer," said John O'Hara, a participant at a recent beer/yoga event at Temperance Beer Company in Evanston. "It sort of forces you to talk to everyone else."
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Thanks to all the yogis who attended! It was a beautiful Sunday morning for yoga outside and wine tasting after. Big thanks to Whole Foods and Yoga for Recovery for supporting us on the event. Cheers everyone!
Ty Ku Sake sponsored Yogaquench and put on a fun event at Reverie. Kat Pummill co-taught with us too! We had a blast doing yoga at Reverie and then enjoying great sake cocktails and delicious food!
Yogaquench: Bachelorette Party @ the Dana Hotel.
With a very special but busy year, the bride-to-be was able to relax, laugh, go upside down(!), and find stillness with yoga. Afterwards, the ladies learned all about wine and toasted to friendship and love.
Cheers Laura! Congratulations!
Contact us if you'd like to book a Yogaquench bachelorette party. Experience the lighter side of yoga.
Thanks to our friends at Monica + Andy for giving us a shout out on Crain's!
“Royer also tries to squeeze in at least one early morning hot yoga class each week atCorePower Yoga, which she says leaves her feeling cleansed. But it's not all about detoxing: She also attends YogaQuench, a local business that combines an hour of vinyasa yoga with a wine- or beer-tasting at spots around the city." - Monica
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