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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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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

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Date: 07/27/2019

Chef is BACK!!

Taste Chef Didier's new cheeses to serve at all your parties or enjoy his Paté with a fabulous bottle of Alexander Valley Vineyard wines being featured!!

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Date: 07/27/2019

Wines of Washington WOW

The wines of Washington State are often characterized by their bright fruit flavors and crisp acidity. In recent years, the state's red wines have leaned towards riper, more fruit forward flavors, noticeable tannins and oak influence with moderately high alcohol levels. Washington produces a full spectrum of wines that you can enjoy at this tasting!

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Date: 08/03/2019

Spanish Fiesta

From the bullrunning in Pamplona to the tomato fight in Bunyol, Spain is renowned for its fiestas. Spain is made up of 17 autonomous regions which display real diversity in their cultural and culinary traditions. Taste through the wines of Spain and enjoy Emilio's Tapas as they bring their Spanish small bites to pair with the wines.

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Date: 08/10/2019

 

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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