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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

Grillin' & Chillin' Wines

 

If you want to enjoy your burgers with something a bit more festive than lemonade and iced tea - opening a great but affordable bottle of wine that pairs well is what this tasting is all about! Find some excellent wines to pair the next time you fire up the grill!! 

Price: $0.00

Date: 08/24/2019

School Nite Wines

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year, again, when the kids go back to school! Between soccer practice, shopping for school supplies and homework, there are wines that go with it all. Easy to sip, low in alcohol to get you thru a school night. Stop by and sample some tasty wines to celebrate back to school.

Price: $0.00

Date: 08/31/2019

90+ Rated Wines

If you have ever looked around for good value ’90-point’ wine, then you have used ratings. Wine ratings can be very useful when paired with your ability to be curious and seek more knowledge. Sample wines that have been rated by expert wine critics from various publications and see if your palate agrees with theirs.

Price: $0.00

Date: 09/07/2019

Henry's Wines Around the World

Welcome our favorite Englishman back for a new round of his selection of wines from around the world. Fun, informative and always the storyteller, Henry will delight you with his wines.

Price: $0.00

Date: 09/14/2019

Raymond Wine Dinner

 

Five generations of the Raymond family imbued the winery with a sense of its deep roots in the Napa Valley and a commitment to honor those roots, the estate and the family tradition through every wine produced. Join us as we partner with Jen's Guest House for a special 5 course dinner. Only $65 pp. Call Jen's Guest House to make your reservations today! Limited seats available.  708-839-8000

Price: $0.00

Date: 09/19/2019

Demystify Bordeaux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Michael Corso as he demystifies Bordeaux, long regarded as the most prestigious wine region in the world. Some of its wines are among the world’s most expensive but many at the affordable end are better than ever. This class seeks to demystify this very diverse wine-growing region through discussion of the grape varieties grown there, as well as the diverse wine styles that come from Bordeaux. Join us at this in-store event, reservations needed, limited seating.

Price: $0.00

Date: 10/10/2019

Sean Minor Wine Dinner

Indulge in an adventurous yet luxurious four-course dinner paired with amazing west coast wines from Sean Minor. We are excited to be partnering with our friends at fourteensixteen in downtown LaGrange. Cocktail reception begins at 6:30PM. Menu to come!

Wines Featured:

2018 Sean Minor Rosé, 2015 North Point Pinot Noir, 2017 Sean Minor Chardonnay, 2017 Nicole Marie Red Blend, 2016 Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 H. Mynor Old Vine Zinfandel.

Seating is limited so purchase your tickets today for $85/person including tax & gratuity. Tickets through eventbrite.com

Price: $0.00

Date: 10/17/2019

 

Nancy's Wine Picks

White Wine Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peaches. Honeydew. Apricots. Green apples. Grapefruit—all things we enjoy in the summer months and our wine tastes go there more often when the weather heats up. White wines have many variables, and with that just as much information to learn! For instance, take the long list of grape varietals: Chardonnay (oaked or un-oaked), Dry Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Albarino, Viognier, Trebbiano, Torrontes      and many others as you move throughout the different wine regions.

White wine is defined as a wine that is fermented without grape skin contact, which produces the many ranges of colors, such as straw-yellow, yellow-green or yellow-gold. The flavor profiles of white wine can range from light and zesty to bold and dry, herbaceous and or sweet.

Chardonnay is one of the most planted white grapes in the world because of its versatility and popularity. It can be mineral-laced perfection from Burgundy, or can be ripened to tropical fruit richness in California and Australia or take on different characteristics when oak enters the picture.

The most widely planted white grape in the world is Airén, which is rarely consumed outside of Spain. This grape is grown in Spain where it is used for brandy, sherry, and a small amount of white wine. The low vine density of Airén in LaMancha has led it being known as the largest area planted to a single grape variety in the world. It can also be found significantly in Madrid and as far south as Montilla-Moriles.

According to the Washington Post, white wines may be just as good for you as red wine.  “Full of the same plant flavonoids in red wine that are thought to have a protective effect, white wine has been studied significantly less despite some promising initial findings. White wine has been shown by researchers at the University of Barcelona to be higher in antioxidants and has been associated with weight loss and anti-aging effects.”

As the temperatures rise, we choose to drink lighter in style. A white wine pairs wonderfully with plenty of summertime foods, so naturally a curiosity forms for finding white wines that fit the palate, heighten an outdoor event and improve foods. This is the time of the year when white wines are consumed more than any other time of the year. So experiment! Try a new varietal, taste outside of your comfort zone and discover a new white wine.

Exploring and discovering a passion for wine is one of the most enjoyable pleasure we can hope to experience. So, gather your friends, grab a bottle of your favorite white wine, and enjoy the sunshine!

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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