end of June 2009

      Wining and Smoking with Bill Daley
          Tuesday, June 30, 5:30-8:30pm
                      Rooftop of 63 East Lake Street (at Wabash)

Wine and smoke: Purists and fusspots say the two should never come together. But consider some of the words used by wine pros to describe what they’re drinking: Tobacco, cigar, cigar box, smoky.  Bill Daley will offer various wine varieties considered smoke-friendly for you to try.  $40 inclusive covers the cost of three premium cigars, wine, premium open bar, and sandwiches.  RSVP by close of business Monday.  Reservations are required.

Bill Daley is the food and wine critic for the Chicago Tribune. He writes a weekly wine column, "Uncorked," for the Tribune's Good Eating section. In tackling the food and wine beat, Daley also covers chefs and food personalities, cooking techniques and trends. A weekly segment on food and wine airs on WGN-AM. He can also be found at various social media outlets, including Twitter as @billdaley. Daley arrived at the Tribune in 2004. Previously, he was a food writer and restaurant reviewer with the San Francisco Chronicle and spent 11 years at the Hartford Courant, where he was the Sunday magazine's restaurant reviewer. He has been recognized twice for restaurant criticism by the Association of Food Journalists and served as that organization's president from 2002-2004. A graduate of Manhattanville College, Daley also holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. He lives in Uptown.

Cash only.  Casual, weather-appropriate attire recommended.  Reservations required.  RSVP to the Secretary.

About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago was the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its fortnightly Informal Smokers, monthly University Series lectures, and quarterly Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.