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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

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Alexandria Nicole Cellars

When I got the opportunity to visit with Jarrod and Ali at the winery in September 2019 I fell in love with not just the beautiful area in the Horse Heaven Hills of Washington, but in their wines. Their attention to detail and taste is proof of their commitment in every wine they produce. When Jarrod and Ali Boyle christened their land, the choice of its name came easily. Paying tribute to the central force of their dream come true – was a natural in the naming of Destiny Ridge Vineyard. The state-of-the-art Alexandria Nicole Cellars winery (named for Ali Boyle, Jarrod’s wife) was constructed in September of 2004. Sustainable vineyard management integrates three main goals: environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. They are wonderful stewards of the land. Join me in welcoming Jeanie Inglis, National Sales Manager of Alexander Nicole as she pours and tells the story behind each wine featured! Tasting from 2-6 pm.

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Date: 01/25/2020

Wines of Northern Italy

Our Italian wine month begins with emphasis on northern Italy. Experience the pride and joy of this region while sampling Barolo, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto from Piedmonte plus Pinot Grigio from Aldo Adige. All delicious and affordable-don't miss out on this abundance of goodness!! Tasting from 2-6 pm

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Date: 02/01/2020

Vino Amore -Wines of Love

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Amore means love in Italian...what a wonderful way to show love by sharing wine! Spend some time with someone you love and find out what Italy has to say through it's wine.  Celebrate Valentine's Day while tasting outstanding wines that epitomize love! Tasting is 2-6 pm.

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Date: 02/08/2020

Italian Wines with Gio

Our month long celebration of Italian wine continues as we invite Giovanni Sicilia, Senior Ambassador of Italian Wine at Heritage Wine Cellars, featuring selected wines from Sicily, Campania, Tuscany and Piedmont. Giovanni will discuss the diverse regions of Italy and its long winemaking history and traditions.

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Date: 02/15/2020

 

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Wine Health

Ever notice the lack of consideration that dieting has for your wine habit? How are you supposed to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle if it completely removes a wine lover’s reason to live? Not to worry, there has been overwhelming evidence pointing to wine as a healthy form of alcohol when consumed in moderation, of course.

How to approach wine post-Christmas excess? Some of us give up wine for a month, but there are better times for abstinence than the dark days of January, but surely you would be better changing your wine habits by trying something new.

To help you enjoy a healthy diet that includes wines, here are some suggestions.

Know wine’s calories, average 5 oz. glass is around 110-300 calories. The range has to do with alcohol content, inherent sweetness of the wine, and serving size. Earn your glass, reward yourself, make it special, try a new wine. Don’t drink before you eat, slows your digestion. Do drink dry red wine, more medicinal properties than white. Don’t drink too late, the next morning could be tough. Do spend more on wine, why spend $80 on a special piece of meat and accompany it with a $10 bottle of wine. Splurge! Drink wine away from home, you have a tendency to only have a glass instead of a bottle.

According to Wine Folly, By Madeline Puckette, “Sweet wines like Riesling and Lambrusco actually have less calories per glass than most Cabernet Sauvignon. However you may be enticed to drink more because they are also lighter in alcohol! Even though a late harvest dessert wine like Chateau Y’quem has much more residual sugar than a can of Coca-Cola, you’re not likely to drink as much because the serving size is about six times less. If you’re on a diet, don’t despair with just one glass of wine. You can skip dessert and use the same amount of calories for 2-3 servings of dessert wine.”

When the bitter weather forecast descends upon us in January, generally only two kinds of people are happy: Those who have a ski trip planned and would love two feet of fresh powder, and those who know that “polar vortex” is really just code for “stock up on snacks, toilet paper and open that Syrah, stat.”

Enjoy your beginning to a wonderful 2020, and as always when wine is involved, nothing is difficult. Cheers!

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