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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

Fall Favorites with Jesse Pompei

Enjoy these Fall Favorite wines to pair with all of your cooler weather events. Meet Jesse Pompei, as he weaves tales of the wineries being featured! Explore old favorites and make some these wines your new favorites!

Price: $0.00

Date: 09/28/2019

Demystify Bordeaux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Michael Corso as he demystifies Bordeaux, long regarded as the most prestigious wine region in the world. Some of its wines are among the world’s most expensive but many at the affordable end are better than ever. This class seeks to demystify this very diverse wine-growing region through discussion of the grape varieties grown there, as well as the diverse wine styles that come from Bordeaux. Join us at this in-store event, reservations needed, limited seating.

Price: $0.00

Date: 10/10/2019

Sean Minor Wine Dinner

 

Indulge in an adventurous yet luxurious four-course dinner paired with amazing west coast wines from Sean Minor. We are excited to be partnering with our friends at fourteensixteen in downtown LaGrange. Cocktail reception begins at 6:30PM. Menu to come!

Menu:

1st:
2017 Chardonnay
Honest to God, it's not cod
Black Cod - Cucumber, Tangerine, Sorrel

2nd:
2017 Nicole Marie
All of the duck ate nothing but carrots
Rohan Duck - Foie Gras, Carrot

3rd:
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
One day we saw Wyoming in black & white
Black Filet Mignon - Celery Root,
Guinness. Black Cherry

4th:
Zinfandel
The dessert we never witnessed
Chocolate, Vanilla Custard, Pomegranate

Seating is limited so purchase your tickets today for $85/person including tax & gratuity. Tickets through eventbrite.com

Price: $0.00

Date: 10/17/2019

 

Nancy's Wine Picks

Back to School Wines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the summer winds down and school begins, our lives become busier with purchasing school supplies and new books, sports activities, homework and many other activities, especially compared to laid-back easy going summer months. While the backyard BBQs have supsided and summer vacation has come to a close, you do not need to stop enjoying wine. With a little planning and the right type of wine, you’ll be prepared for any occasion. The weather is changing, as is the food we will be consuming. Drinking seasonally is a wonderful approach to trying something different and exploring new wine regions.

Rosé wines should still be enjoyed well into the end of the year because a rosé wine pairs perfectly with your Thanksgiving meal. These wines are light, fruity, and with low alcohol, can easily be consumed on school nights. Something you may also try are wines from Southern France, in particular from the Côtes du Rhone region. Nearly all of the wine produced are red (about 95%), with the remaining whites having dry and rich flavors made from Viognier, Grenache blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, or Clairette. These white wines are know for their yellow apple and stone fruit (peach, mango) flavors, can be very aromatic and creamy on the palate. They are easily affordable and if you are looking for early drinking wines with character that won’t break the bank, these wines tick all those boxes.The classic red Rhone wines are blends made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre or referred to as “GSM.”

Find a wine with all these components and you have struck gold: a delicious, easy-to-drink wine for the fraction of the cost, that pairs well with just about any food. Because this region produces a large amount of good wine at all price points, it’s easy to pick up one. You can find Côtes du Rhone wines typically between $12-$17, which gives you great value and a reliable wine when you might not have much time on hectic school nights. France isn’t the only place either making GSM Rhone Blend wines. The California region Paso Robles, South Australia and even Spain, all produce enjoyable and price-friendly wines.

Several wine regions from around the world use a blended approach because winemakers have more control over the taste profile of a wine when it’s composed of different grapes. Blending grapes, even single varietal wines, is a very common practice that you can see in many wines. For example, a bottle labeled Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa may have up to 25% Merlot or Petit Verdot, or other varietals, to round out the flavors the winemaker wants to achieve. These red blends pair perfectly with all types of foods, especially the food we eat as the weather cools and school begins.

With school back in session, choosing wine doesn’t have to be complicated and these tips will make it easier to find some delicious wines.

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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