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We have been in business at this location since 1985, providing the best selection of wine in the western suburbs. Our store has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and has been a past “Wine Store of the Year” selection. We pride ourselves on friendly and knowledgeable service, whether you are selecting an inexpensive wine for a simple dinner, purchasing select wine as an investment, or choosing wines for a special event.

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We listen to Our Customers….

Our craft beer selection is bar none the best around in the Western Suburbs. Thanks for your comments on our ‘Yelp’ page…we appreciate your feedback and welcome your requests!

“This store has a great selection of beers.  The liquor and wine selection is great too.  You can pretty much find whatever your looking for and maybe something new if your feeling adventurous.”                  – Patrick from Chicago

“This place has everything I like, suitable for many price ranges! They get in beers that are hard to find. I was really impressed when I wanted PumKing beer, and they offered to call me when it actually came in, and reserve me some bottles until I was able to stop by— and they actually followed through on that!”                                    – Susanne from LaGrange

Our Events

Thirsty Turkey Wines

Surprise and delight your guests this Thanksgiving with one of these wonderful wines that pair with everything on your table!

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Date: 11/17/2018

Syrah vs Shiraz

Is Syrah from the Rhone region of France or the city of Shiraz in Iran and what about Australia? Could the Romans have brought the varietal from Syracuse, Sicily to the Rhone Valley? How did this grape make its way to the United States? How do you know what to expect from a wine labeled Syrah vs. Shiraz? Find out with these examples!

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Date: 11/24/2018

Holiday Party Wines

Going to a party? Having a party? Sitting in front of a fireplace? Skiing, sledding or playing hockey? All of these activities can include wine! And you will find fun, easy to drink, value driven wines at this tasting!! Tasting from 2-6 pm

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Date: 12/01/2018

Annual Port Tasting

Join us as we celebrate the Holidays with Port! Our Annual Port tasting will feature 30 plus wines available to taste and purchase. Gourmet food pairings will also be served. $10 per person members only/ $20 per person non-members. No registration is required. Tasting from 2-6 pm.

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Date: 12/08/2018

Big Cab Tasting

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular red wine with a big bold taste that is stronger than Vs. Merlot. Learn why it is America's favorite red wine. Join us as we highlight this grape in over 50 examples from around the world! Gourmet dishes and cheeses will accompany the pairing with these excellent examples of this grape! $10 pp members/$20 pp non-members. No registration required. 2-6 pm

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Date: 12/15/2018

Bubbles Galore Tasting!

Nothing says it’s a celebration like Champagne. Since the discovery of Méthod Champenoise, or the Champagne method, it’s grown to become the premier sparkling wine. Champagne isn’t all expensive. It comes in a variety of prices, and even a variety of styles. Everything that Sparkles!! Our Annual Bubbles Tasting will feature over 50 bottles of the necture of the Gods!! Gourmet bites will be served! Arrive early as this is one of our busiest tastings! $10 pp members/$20 pp non-members. Registration is not required. 2-6 pm

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Date: 12/22/2018

 

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I just popped the cork–how long do I have to drink it?

Never again waste precious wine. I am regularly asked how long a wine is good after it’s been opened, and simply put, the three-day rule is best. However, the ultimate deciding factor should be the quality of the wine. The better the wine, the longer it will keep in an open bottle. “Once you open a bottle, oxygen has been introduced, which is absorbed in the wine. It’s not actually the space above the wine that makes the difference, but what is absorbed into the wine at the moment of opening.” says John Belsham, an international wine consultant in New Zealand.

White wine and red wine can be comfortably consumed within three days. A more robust red wine, which has more tannins to protect itself against damage from oxygen, can last up to one week in the refrigerator. Some fruit will drop off but the wine will develop other secondary and tertiary notes that may not have been prevalent when the bottle is first opened. Secondary flavors usually come from the wine-making process, toast, vanilla, cedar, spice, while tertiary notes refer to a more complex version of mineral, earth, nuts, mushrooms. I once tasted a Merlot from the Umbria region in Italy that evolved over a three day period. On the first day, I tasted lush, dark fruits with a slight sweetness; the next day, I tasted leather and mushroom, and on the third day, I noticed new tobacco notes.

Wine is a living liquid sleeping inside the bottle just waiting to be opened, appreciated, and consumed, and it is amazing how a wine evolves differently in the bottle and glass.

When wine is involved, nothing is difficult. Cheers! Nancy

This article ran in the PUNCH website…happy that Retailers are recognized for their hard work!!

http://punchdrink.com/articles/reconsidering-the-influence-of-the-wine-store/

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