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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

Big Cab Tasting

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular red wine with a big bold taste that is stronger than Vs. Merlot. Learn why it is America's favorite red wine. Join us as we highlight this grape in over 50 examples from around the world! Gourmet dishes and cheeses will accompany the pairing with these excellent examples of this grape! $10 pp members/$20 pp non-members. No registration required. 2-6 pm

Price: $20.00

Date: 12/14/2019

Everything is Better with Bubbles!

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Nothing says celebration like sparkling bubbles! It has been described as "Angels dancing on your tongue." Enjoy some of the finest Champagnes, Sparkling Wines, Proseccos, and Cavas. Discover the difference between the Charmat method of making bubbles and the Traditional Methode Champenoise with these lovely selections. Exquisite cheeses complimented with small bites will be available for pairing with your favorite bottle of bubbly! $10 Wine Club Members, $20 Non-Members. Registration is not required. In-Store Tasting 2-6 pm

Price: $20.00

Date: 12/21/2019

New Year's Eve Winners!

Whether you are heading to a party or staying home, we have your wine needs covered! Enjoy these wonderful selections to ring in 2020! Tasting 2-6 pm

 

Price: $0.00

Date: 12/28/2019

Annual Wine & Cheese Pairing

Enjoy wines perfectly paired with cheeses. We are exploring our artesian cheeses that are available to purchase alongside specialty wines. A fun way to begin your new year by learning why different cheeses taste better with certain wines. Tasting 2-6 pm.

Price: $0.00

Date: 01/04/2020

Bourbon Tasting

First Annual Saturday Bourbon Tasting. Aged, Blended and Single Barrel to be featured. Don't miss this extravaganza of Bourbon!!

Price: $0.00

Date: 01/11/2020

Port Seminar

Tasting. Learning.
Traditions. Textures. Discover and taste thru Portugal’s
History, Port Lodges and Grape Varietals at this intimate, seated event at Mainstreet. Port wine is a multifaceted and notably unique wine with a deep history. Learning about where the wine is from, how it’s made and the food you can pair with it will help you really understand Port wine.
Whether you are a collector or a novice of Port wines, this is an event not to miss! Reservations are required.
Limited seating. $10 Wine Club Member/ $20 Non-Wine Club Member. Event begins 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Price: $20.00

Date: 01/23/2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited

 

Nancy's Wine Picks

Selecting Wines for Your Holiday Tables

 

 

 

 

If you’re weighted down by Christmas wine anxiety, you’re not alone. Picking the right bottles for the holiday can be more stressful than cooking the meal. Relax. Following a few simple rules, or choosing from your list of favorites will help you make it to 2020 with minimal frustration and maximal ease.

Work the numbers. You’ll need at least one bottle per adult guest and several in reserve. Running out of wine would be as bad as running out of food. Chances are you’ll need those additional bottles, and your holiday season has begun so you are confident those extra bottles will be shared in the near future.

Don’t spend more than $25 per bottle. Pouring an expensive, bold wine at a noisy Christmas table is a mistake, that happens all too often. Too many beloved, traditional dishes— sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows, stuffing, pecan pie, stuffed shells—kill the subtleties or complexities of the wines. And, usually, no one at a large, boisterous gathering will pay much attention on such wines that they deserve. Remember, your aunt may put ice cubes in her glass, try not to cringe! Everyone enjoys wines in a different way. There is a time and place for every wine, especially at holiday gatherings.

Don’t worry too much about matching wines to your guests, who are likely to be as diverse as the dishes at this feast. But do be thoughtful. Being thoughtful of the people who are attending is a comfortable approach to supplying wine for your guests. Why push reds on your sister, who’s persuaded they give her headaches? Your environmentally conscious brother-in-law will appreciate it if one wine is made from organically grown grapes, your Auntie likes White Zinfandel. Some guests may enjoy craft brews and ciders more than wine.

While most guests will be happy as long as their glasses are full, pouring a variety of wines, from sparkling to red, is a basic consideration as a host. Go for food-friendly options that pair nicely with all those sweet, tart and earthy tastes on a traditional holiday table. The most versatile wines have generous fruit and are low in tannin, oak and alcohol, with plenty of juicy acidity to refresh taste buds.

Opting for a Crémant from the Loire Valley is a great low-cost, high quality bubbles, made from the Chein Blanc grape, to serve at the beginning of the meal. A beautiful Viognier pairs perfectly with the salads and of course the first choice in red wines is the Pinot Noir grape. But this year why not try something deliciously different? A Dolcetto from the Alba region of Italy offers a rich, round, soft and fruity flavor profile. It nearly always has a deep ruby and purple color and intriguing aromatics of cherries, plums and spice. Some of your guests will not want to be so adventurous, so always pick up a Cabernet Sauvignon for those guests that prefer a bigger, bolder wine.

Serve the wines buffet-style, so everyone can pick and choose. Encourage people to experiment, dump what they don’t like in a bucket and explore new styles. Wine conversations are far more entertaining than political shouting matches—and a great way to divert a relative’s inquisition as to why you’re still single or when are you going to have children.

Savor the meal. Savor the moments. Happy Holidays.

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