Chicago Wine & Cheese Tasting Event Complete with Annual Grape Crushing at Famed Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel

Midwest artisan cheeses and exclusive 2008 vintage Farmstead Red American Sangiovese wine are sure to please Chicago's sophisticated palette

Oct 14, 2009, 11:00 ET from Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

CHICAGO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking their chef-crafted approach to the next level, Executive Chef Myk Banas of the Chicago hotel restaurant, Harvest, is hosting a wine tasting, and making event on October 20, 2009 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. inside the Grand Lobby of the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel.

This is the second year that Harvest has hosted an event of this kind. Celebrating the release of their Farmstead Red American Sangiovese wine from last year's harvest crush, this 2008 vintage is promised to compliment the night's signature food pairings.

Guests are sure to savor the house-made sausages along with artisan cheeses from the Midwest. After the tasting, guests are encouraged to participate in the crushing of hundreds of grapes for next year's exclusive 2010 vintage.

The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is located at 540 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago Ill. 60611.

Harvest prides itself on serving local and fresh Midwestern produce. Passionate about serving spectacular cuisine cultivated from the finest ingredients, this hotel in downtown Chicago is excited to introduce this brand new wine to the public.

About Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Delight in a revitalized downtown Chicago family hotel fresh from a multi-million dollar transformation, situated on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile among world-class shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, this luxurious Chicago, Illinois hotel is within walking distance to the Windy City's top attractions, including Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, Theater and Museum Districts. Stylish Magnificent Mile accommodations offer chic upgrades including flat screen TVs, Marriott's Revive® bedding, and ergonomic chairs with sleek, modern desks. With 65,000 square feet of versatile event space, this Chicago luxury hotel creates the perfect elegant setting for successful business engagements, memorable social gatherings, and exquisite wedding receptions. For more information or to make a reservation, call (312) 836-0100 or visit

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