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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.

Justin Beer Picks

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

Wines of Southern Italy

Join Mainstreet in celebrating Italian Wine Month! All month long we will be featuring wines from different regions of Italy, including Southern Italy. Discover Abruzzo, Campania, Puglia and Sicily through white and red wines that represent these areas!
This Saturday Tasting is from 2-6 pm on Feb 22.

Price: $0.00

Date: 02/22/2020

San Felice Wines from Tuscany

The estate is situated in the municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga, near Siena, in other words, right in the heart of Chianti Classico territory. With over 140 hectares of specialised vineyard, about 17,000 olive trees, the majority of the experimental plantations, the Vitiarium, the cellar and the village with its prestigious hotel complex, San Felice is a rare, not to say unique, blend of production, science, tourism and culture. Taste these wines as we wrap up 2020 Italian Wine Month! Tasting from 2-6 pm.

Price: $0.00

Date: 02/29/2020

Cream of the Crop with Jesse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 'cream of the crop' in people, service, and selection. Cream Wine Company is  recognized as one of the nation’s leading importers and distributors of wine, spirits, sake, beer and cider. Join Jesse Pompei as he pours and explains these wonderful examples of the Cream portfolio. Tasting from 2-6 pm.

Price: $0.00

Date: 03/07/2020

90+ Cellars Wine Tasting

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Saturday night taste, Tuesday night prices! Meet Ryan Gillian who brings 90+ Cellars wine from their tasting table to your glass! 2-6pm

Price: $0.00

Date: 03/14/2020

A Tour of Italy at 1416

Please join us at 6:30 pm for a regionally-inspired 4-course dinner paired with Italian wines from Tuscany to Sardinia. Menu to come, wine pairings below.
Cocktail Reception: choice of Pala, Cannonau di Sardegna I Fiori (2018) from the Sardinia region or Il Faggeto, Prosecco Vino Frizzante from the Veneto region
1st Course - Cantina Andriano, Südtirol Alto Adige Pinot Grigio (2018) from the Trentino-Alto Adige region
2nd Course - Ca' Viola, Brichet Barbera d'Alba (2017) from the Piemonte region
3rd Course - Tolaini, Toscana Al Passo (2016) from the Tuscan region
4th Course - Casoni, Amaro Heritage Liqueur from the Emilia-Romagna region

Purchase tickets for $95/person (tax & gratuity included) at 1416tourofitaly.eventbrite.com or 708.469.7896.

Price: $0.00

Date: 03/19/2020

Vina Robles Wines

Located directly in between San Francisco and LA is Paso Robles. Whether from the fog-kissed coastal mountains west of Paso Robles to the dry, rugged slopes east of the Salinas River, their vineyards reflect the wondrous diversity of the Paso Robles appellation. Luke Fuller, Midwest Manager of Vina Robles will share the wines and stories behind them at this Free in-store tasting from 2-6 pm.

Price: $0.00

Date: 03/21/2020

Spring Wine & Food Gala

Reservations begin Monday, March 2
VIP 11:30-1 pm (Sells out quick) General 1-4:00 pm
Over 250 wines will be showcased including area restaurants and catering services
Event destination: Bella Banquets 5412 South La Grange Road, Countryside. Featuring the finest restaurants and catering companies.
Large Format Wines & Restaurant Gift Certificates will be raffled.
15% discount on all wines purchased from the tasting, THIS DAY ONLY !
$35 VIP for Wine Club Members
$20 General Admission Members (1-4pm);
$40 General Admission Non-Members (1-4pm)
Become a member today-recieve a 10% discount off every non-sale wine purchased throughout the year.
VIP MEMBERS ONLY 11:30-1:00pm
Attendees taste unique, highly allocated wines for 1 1/2 hours before the general public is admitted. This year will be focused on warm weather wines to celebrate Spring!
$35 per person. Members Only! VIP is Limited to the first 100 people!

Price: $0.00

Date: 03/29/2020

 

Nancy's Wine Picks

Easter Wine Hunt – Hopping Good Wines!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter is almost here and families everywhere will be gathering around the table to feast together. Maybe chocolate is your choice for breakfast on Easter morning, or an afternoon ham for your feast. Regardless, this is the time to reintroduce what you have given up for the last 40 days. The Easter meal should be a joyous occasion, and what better way to enjoy good company than with a little wine at the table.

Traditional Easter menus often center around roasted ham, lamb, or prime rib. For ham, the best “tried and true” companion wines are an off-dry Riesling or a Gewürztraminer. Both wines tend to offer fresh, flavorful profiles with enough sweet fruit to balance the salty meat. The acidity is also a nice support for the combination and it won’t compromise the flavor in either the ham or the wine. It’s easy to find Rieslings that offer both good value and high quality. Consider an French Alsatian wine from the Trimbach family or a German dry Riesling, like the one the Gunderloch Family makes. Gunderloch Riesling is known for their mineral-laden, old world character and enjoyable acidity that flatters any food. A bright Finger Lakes, New York, Riesling from Ravines Winery or a dry Riesling from Hyland Estates from McMinnville, Oregon, are nice choices and easy on the wallet.

I always like to welcome my guests and lighten the mood with a glass of bubbly. A glass of Champagne or sparkling wine usually puts a smile on their face. This style pairs well with many foods for endless possibilities. Look for dry, light wines to match with light hors d’oeuvres. The combination of light foods and the high acidity in dry wines stimulates the palette.

When looking at pairing all of these types and styles of food, I think Rosé is the perfect companion. If this is a celebration of spring, why not lighten it up a bit? And let’s drink wines that hinge toward the change in temperature, brighten our moods and make the ham taste even better. The first 2019 Rosés are reaching the market and bringing racy freshness and vibrant strawberry and watermelon fruit.

One last rule to follow regarding wine and food pairing: there are no rules. These are just suggestions or guidelines. Sometimes the best pairing is the one that is the complete opposite of what should be right. Don’t be afraid to experiment and to try new ideas and wines. One thing is for certain though: the best pairing is the combination of family, friends and Easter dinner.

As always when wine is involved, nothing is difficult. Cheers!

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