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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

Halloween Wines

 

Enjoy these goolish wines to celebrate your ideas of Trick or Treating! Hearty wine for the Fall weather pair perfectly with your evening of scary fun!

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 10/27/2018

Bordeaux Bash

Join us in celebrating all things Bordeaux! Michael Corso Selections are bringing it all to Mainstreet at this special tasting, featuring many wines that represent various vineyards from the Bordeaux region. Stock up on these special offerings!

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 11/03/2018

Fall Wine & Food Gala

Sunday, November 4, 2018 VIP 11:30-1pm General 1-4 pm

Over 250 wines will be showcased

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 !

Event destination: Via Bella, 5412 South La Grange Road, Countryside

$35 VIP for Wine Club Members

$20 General Admission Members; $40 General Admission Non-Members

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.

$35 per person. Members Only!

Price: $40.00

Date: 11/04/2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Top Winners from Fall Gala

Didn't make it to this years Fall Wine & Food Gala? Find out the winners that our customers picked as their favorites. If you did go maybe some of your favorites are on this list. Either way these wines will show the uniqueness, consistency and deliciousness from around the world! The Chef is back in the house!! Taste Chef Didier's new cheeses to serve at your holiday parties!

Price: $0.00

Date: 11/10/2018

Thirsty Turkey Wines

Surprise and delight your guests this Thanksgiving with one of these wonderful wines that pair with everything on your table!

Price: $0.00

Date: 11/17/2018

Syrah vs Shiraz

Is Syrah from the Rhone region of France or the city of Shiraz in Iran and what about Australia? Could the Romans have brought the varietal from Syracuse, Sicily to the Rhone Valley? How did this grape make its way to the United States? How do you know what to expect from a wine labeled Syrah vs. Shiraz? Find out with these examples!

Price: $0.00

Date: 11/24/2018

 

Nancy's Wine Picks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just popped the cork–how long do I have to drink it?

Never again waste precious wine. I am regularly asked how long a wine is good after it’s been opened, and simply put, the three-day rule is best. However, the ultimate deciding factor should be the quality of the wine. The better the wine, the longer it will keep in an open bottle. “Once you open a bottle, oxygen has been introduced, which is absorbed in the wine. It’s not actually the space above the wine that makes the difference, but what is absorbed into the wine at the moment of opening.” says John Belsham, an international wine consultant in New Zealand.

White wine and red wine can be comfortably consumed within three days. A more robust red wine, which has more tannins to protect itself against damage from oxygen, can last up to one week in the refrigerator. Some fruit will drop off but the wine will develop other secondary and tertiary notes that may not have been prevalent when the bottle is first opened. Secondary flavors usually come from the wine-making process, toast, vanilla, cedar, spice, while tertiary notes refer to a more complex version of mineral, earth, nuts, mushrooms. I once tasted a Merlot from the Umbria region in Italy that evolved over a three day period. On the first day, I tasted lush, dark fruits with a slight sweetness; the next day, I tasted leather and mushroom, and on the third day, I noticed new tobacco notes.

Wine is a living liquid sleeping inside the bottle just waiting to be opened, appreciated, and consumed, and it is amazing how a wine evolves differently in the bottle and glass.

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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