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Chicago's Getting a Winery

Chicago's Getting a Winery
Michael Dorf,  Ald. Walter Burnett,
Will Chicagoans take to the City Winery the way Manhattanites have? The winery's CEO Michael Dorf, here with Chicago adlerman Walter Burnett, certainly hopes so. Since it opened in '08, the original NYC location has produced about 1.8 million glasses of wine (1,400 barrels, but we think the number of glasses is more toast-worthy). Work began on the 1200 W Randolph location recently, taking advantage of the fact that there are still shells of former industrial buildings in that part of town ready to be reinvented. Glasses will first be raised at the 33k SF winery (the city's only one) and restaurant in August.