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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

Paso Robles Wines

Paso Robles Wine Country is centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California’s Central Coast. During a visit to Paso Robles Wine Country, you’ll discover award-winning wines, a historic downtown, delicious restaurants, and breathtaking views around each corner. There’s something to please every palate at 200+ wineries. Taste a wonderful representation from Austin Hope Winery at this Free in-store tasting from 2-6 pm.

Price: $0.00

Date: 06/22/2019

Rosé on the Rooftop SOLD OUT!

Join fourteensixteen and Mainstreet as we celebrate the first blush of summer at Rosé on the Rooftop! Sample over 12 Rosé wines from around the world paired with an assortment of small bites.

Purchase tickets at
1416roserooftop.eventbrite.com
$40 per person all inclusive

fourteensixteen
14 W. Calendar Ave. La Grange 708-469-7896

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 06/23/2019

Napa and Friends

Thirty miles long and only a few miles wide, Napa is roughly one-eighth the size of Bordeaux and produces less than 0.5% of the world’s wine. That equals about 4% of California’s total output but, due to the high value of the wines, 25% of the state’s annual wine revenue. Taste examples of what the Napa Valley and other regions have to offer at this free in-store tasting. 2-6 pm

Price: $0.00

Date: 06/29/2019

Fireworks Wines

Enjoy these easy to drink wines to celebrate your Fireworks and Fourth of July Celebrations.

Price: $0.00

Date: 07/06/2019

Rosé On The Water Cruise by 90+ Cellars

Come sail away with Rosé!

Join us as we cruise the lake for our 5th annual 90+ Cellars Rosé on the Water Cruise Chicago. We’ll be drinking and thinking pink as we spend an evening out on Lake Michigan with rosé in hand.

Come decked out in your favorite pink outfit and we’ll provide rosé from 90+ Cellars and Lila Wines, plus tasty bites and H20 from DrinkSimple.

Thursday, July 18 | 7-9:30pm

The Anita Dee II, 200 N Breakwater Access, Chicago, IL, Boards at Dusable Harbor

(NOTE: this is a new boat and location)

buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/90-cellars-presents-rose-on-the-water-chicago-2019-tickets-59788806931?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Price: $0.00

Date: 07/18/2019

Summer Sippers & Patio Pounders

Wondering what a Patio Pounder is? Essentially it's a wine that you drink outside on the patio, on the deck, on the boat or wherever there are outdoor activities. It also needs to have a high 'gulp' factor, meaning that you almost have to stop yourself from tipping the entire bottle back and finishing it! These wines are a great example of all of those things.

Price: $0.00

Date: 07/20/2019

Alexander Valley Vineyards

In 1962 Alexander Valley was mostly orchards and pasture when Harry and Maggie Wetzel purchased a portion of Cyrus Alexander’s homestead. In 1963 they began planting premium grape varieties. In 1975 Hank Wetzel built their winery & produced AVV’s first estate wines –quickly bringing recognition to the region. Their vineyards stretch from the banks of the Russian River to the hillsides. Fifty seven years later, the 3rd generation of their family is continuing the legacy of family farming and winemaking and Alexander Valley Vineyards is known for hand crafted, elegant age-worthy wines. This family creates wines of distinction for everyone! Taste all they have to offer at this special tasting with Rob Wetzel. 2-6 pm

Price: $0.00

Date: 07/27/2019

 

Nancy's Wine Picks

Napa Valley Vintners Auction 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A star studded event for all the royalty and heritage in the wine world family of Napa Valley was held at Meadowood Resort on June 1st. The day was full of sunny skies as over 900 guests were in attendance to enjoy the live auction which included 30 special lots. Meanwhile the chefs from the Michael Mina family of restaurants and the International Smoke were busy prepping a “Barbeque Battle” post auction dinner, featuring Wagyu beef selections.

After the reception, the enthusiastic crowd eagerly filled their seats under the auction tent to enjoy cellar selections, magnums and older vintages of classic Napa Valley wineries. Katy Perry’s live performance energized the crowd. The bidding started at a quick pace with the first lot from Continuum getting over a half million dollars right out of the gate. Later as the auction numbers began to climb even higher and higher with intense competition for the “Ducks and Dolphins” trip from the wilds of Canada to the soft sands of Hawaii offered by Labry Estate, Sandi and John Thompson and Garen and Shari Staglin founders of Staglin Family Vineyard.

Being chosen by the Guild Somm Foundation, (a nonprofit international membership organization for sommeliers and wine professionals that promotes education), to participate with the most prestigious Sommeliers from all over the United States and Canada, 35 total, that were also chosen. It was an amazing experience and I was honored to volunteer my time for both of these wonderful organizations. My participation included opening current vintage wines, checking for condition, serving tables with the winemakers present, while pouring and opening older cellar vintages that the winemakers had brought, all while the auction is going on with robust enthusiasm. (my favorite wine I tasted was the magnum 2008 Baldacci Family Vineyards, Brenda’s Vineyard, Stags Leap District) I have a new found appreciation and respect for Sommeliers, who are on the floor of their restaurants doing this daily for 10-12 hours. Thank goodness there was a massage table for volunteers nearby, as my body was not use to walking, running or standing for that long and clocking in 8.4 miles.

In addition to Saturday’s Live Auction, funds were also raised at Friday’s Barrel Auction, another beautiful sunny day in the valley, held this year at the newly renovated Louis M. Martini Winery, where guests tasted and competed to take home a case of 114 barrel offerings. Winemakers would make one special barrel for this auction and I was able to taste many of the 2017 vintages, which were delicious, bold and uniquely structured for being so young. The location was poignant, as Louis Martini was one of the founding members of the NVV in 1944.

The Napa Valley wine industry and related businesses create 44,000 local jobs and contribute more than $9 billion to the local economy annually. The NVV’s Auction Napa Valley fundraiser has invested $180 million in local nonprofits since 1981, and this year’s total contributing almost $12 million will continue to support the community.

I take my hat off to the generosity of member wineries, bidders who come from all over the world and the endless numbers of volunteers that increase the success of this event every year. Tickets for Auction Napa Valley 2020, June 4 to 7 are already on sale. It’s safe to say, there will be some exceptional offerings for the 40th year.

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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