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Summer "Au Naturale" On Elston - Wed June 20th!

A Tasting of Natural, Organic & Biodyamic Wines!


The term "Natural Wine" is a moniker for wines produced using minimal intervention in the cellar and organic or biodynamic practices in the vineyards. This category of wine may seem new to many, but the Natural Wine movement has been around for a long time, with such pioneers as the late Marcel Lapierre from Beaujolais and Didier Barral, of Domaine Leon Barral in Faugeres, leading the way. Today, "Natural Wine" is one of wine's hottest categories, with numerous sold-out festivals taking place all around the world. In fact, Chicago hosted it's second annual Natural Wine festival earlier this year called "Third Coast Soif," a popular tasting that quickly sold out.


If you're already engulfed in the world of "Natural Wine," or if you are curious and would like to dive deep to learn more, then please join us at our Elston Avenue store on Wednesday, June 20th, for our third annual Natural Wine tasting, Summer "Au Naturale!" We'll be popping the corks on over 40 unique and delicious wines from big-name importers such as Louis Dressner Selections and Kermit Lynch to smaller, under-the-radar gems from Selection Massale, Jenny & Francois, Brazos, Vom Boden and many more! The line-up will feature plenty of fizzy pet-nats and sparklers, porch-pounding Roses, ripping whites, skin-contact orange wines and chillable, chugable reds, all thoughtfully selected by Vin Chicago's own Hunter Logan. We'll also have plenty of tasty bites on hand from the local Vietnamese restaurant "Saigon Sisters."


So put on your adventure hat and come out to one of our most unique and diverse tastings of the year. We promise a great time will be had, and you'll be sure to discover something new and delicious to enjoy during Chicago's warm and sunny summer!  WHEN: Wednesday, June 20th, 6:30pm - 8:00pmWHERE: Vin Chicago, 1826 N. Elston AvenueCOST: $30 per person To make your reservation, CLICK HERE or call us at 773-489-3454. We hope to see you there!
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Rose Night in Highland Park!

Do you love delicious pink wines as much as we do? Join us on June 28th at our Highland Park store for a casual walk-around tasting of over 20 Roses from around the world. Compare and contrast wines from Provence, the Rhone Valley, Oregon, California, Spain and more! We'll even have a few snacks to partner with these crisp, refreshing wines. Summer is here, it's time for #RoseAllDay!


WHEN: Thursday, June 28th, 6:30pm - 8:00pmWHERE: Vin Chicago, 1350 Old Skokie Rd, Highland ParkCOST: $15 per person


To reserve your spot, CLICK HERE or call Mike, Lyle, Jim or Chris at 847-831-1049.

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Oregon Wine Dinner at D&J Bistro - 5/17

Oregon "Pinot" Wine Dinner Featuring Beckham Estate Vineyard and Winderlea Vineyard and Winery!


Vin Chicago is honored to welcome Annedria Beckham, proprietor of Beckham Estate Vineyard along with Bill Sweat and Donna Morris, proprietors of Winderlea Vineyard and Winery. Both of these small, family-owned wineries exemplify the excellence, artistry and magic of elite Oregon producers. Beckham is known for their stunning “Amphora” wines which have been made in handcrafted terra cotta amphorae by Andrew Beckham (Annedria’s husband). Winderlea demonstrates the distinctiveness of terroir with an impressively elegant lineup of single-vineyard wines.


Join us at D & J Bistro, one of the Northwest suburbs most revered restaurants, as we showcase the best “Pinot” Oregon has to offer! Chef Masato has crafted an extraordinary five-course menu to pair with nine of their remarkable wines. This is not to be missed and will sell out quickly!


Welcome Wine

Beckham Estate “Olivia’s” Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir Rosé 2017


L’ Assiette d‘Amuse Bouche

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Spring "Case Sale" and Tasting - 4/22


Our Spring "Case Sale"& Tasting is Sunday, April 22nd!


Fine Vines Distributing, one of Chicago’s most respected fine wine distributors, will be at our Elston Avenue store on Sunday, April 22nd, from 11am - 3pm, pouring over thirty fine wines for sale by the case at dramatically reduced prices.


Known for their deep selection of Burgundy, we will feature one table with over a dozen fine selections of red and white Burgundies from top producers such as Benjamin Leroux, Chauvenet-Chopin and Vincent Dancer, many of which are back vintages that have been perfectly stored at Fine Vines' temperature controlled warehouse. Selections will range from delicious red and white "Bourgogne" to Chablis, to aged and ready to drink "premier cru" bottlings from villages such as Chambolle-Musigny and Nuits-Saint-Georges!


In addition to our Burgundy table, we will feature over a dozen more incredible selections from the Rhone Valley, Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Bandol Rose, aged German Rieslings from Joh. Jos. Prum, Austrian red and white wines, California and more!


All wines will be open for you to sample and will be available for purchase by the case on a pre-arrival basis with savings up to 60% below typical retail! Orders will be filled during the following week. Supply of many wines will be quite limited, so round up some friends and arrive early to get first crack at the most exciting deals!


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Italy Night at Vin Chicago Highland Park!


Italian wine has been taken to a whole new level in recent years, with great vintages from the classic regions and some incredibly innovative and delicious wines coming out of lesser known areas. Please join us on Thursday, April 26th for Italy Night at our Highland Park store as we dig deep into the wines of this great country!


We'll have over 30 distinctive white, red and sparkling wines open from Piedmont, Tuscany, Apulia, Veneto, Sicily and beyond, with the goal of exploring why Italian wines are not only wildly delicious and distinctive but also so incredibly versatile when paired with food. We'll have tasty dishes from Highwood's Disotto restaurant on hand so you can play with pairings. This will be a fun, educational and, of course, delicious event. Gather up your wine-loving friends and sign up now!


WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 7pm - 9pmWHERE: Vin Chicago, 1350 Old Skokie Rd, Highland ParkCost: $35 per person


For reservations, CLICK HERE or call Mike, Lyle, Chris or Jim at 847-831-1049

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