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Tre Bicchieri Winemaker Dinner at D&J Bistro!

The Italians Are Coming!

 

Join us at the glimmering jewel of the Northwest suburbs, D & J Bistro, as we host some of our favorite Italian wine producers. They are in town briefly to celebrate their recent "Tre Bicchieri" awards given by Italy’s most prestigious wine authority, the Gambero Rosso!  Joining us will be Moreno Petrini from Tenuta di Valgiano, a singular biodynamic certified estate in Lucca, Tuscany - along with their nearly unmatched award track record over the last 20 years. Sergio Germano returns for the first time ever graced by his wife Elena! The Germano’s are one of the great, yet still shockingly under-appreciated, producers in Serralunga, Barolo. They’re also fanatical about their traditional method sparkling wines!  We’re sure to try a few more Tre Bicchieri award-winning wines while we’re at it, joined by the importer that brings these amazing artisanal producers to our market. All to be paired by a sensational 5-course menu by Chef Masato and overseen by Stephane’s lovely team. A night not to be missed!

 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 26th, 6:30PMWHERE: D&J Bistro, 466 S Rand Rd, Lake ZurichCOST: $99 including tax and gratuity

 

Seats are limited! For reservations, CLICK HERE or call our Barrington store at 847-277-0033.

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Poggerino Wine Dinner at Che Figata

Vin Chicago is honored to welcome winemaker Piero Lanza of Poggerino for a sensational dinner at Che Figata in the Hotel Arista. Poggerino specializes in organically farmed, stunning Sangiovese. Their 2015 "Bugialla" Chianti Classico Riserva has the unique distinction of the highest scoring Chianti in Wine Spectator's history – and we are going to taste it!

 

Che Figata is one of the premier dining destinations in the western suburbs, nestled in the luxurious Hotel Arista. Chef Mark Grimes has crafted an extraordinary six-course menu to pair with Poggerino’s remarkable wines. This dinner is not to be missed!

 

*****

 

Calabrian Blue Crab Claws

Poggerino Spumante Sangiovese Rose 2011

 

Octopus Bruschetta / pickled celery / blistered tomatoes / oregano / crostini

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Our 10th Annual Big Reds in Barrington!

Please join us on Friday, March 1st, from 6:30-9pm for our 10th annual “Big Reds in Barrington” wine tasting!

 

This year’s event will again be held at the illustrious Makray Memorial Golf Club, a mere five-minute drive from our Barrington store. We’ll pop the corks on over 80 highly rated “Big Reds” from around the globe. We will showcase top California, Washington and Australian wines, big plump hedonistic delights! Regal selections will abound from Barolo, Bordeaux, Rioja, Rhone, Tuscany and many more classic wine regions. We’ll have a handful of delicious white wines and sparklers to refresh your palate.

 

Beyond our already incredibly low prices, we’ll offer special discounts at the event for this night only! To accompany these stellar selections, Makray will prepare a grand display of cheeses, breads and hors d'oeuvres. This is always our most popular event of the year. Get a group together and join us!

 

WHEN: Friday, March 1st, 6:30pm to 9:30pmWHERE: Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington COST: $50 per person

 

For reservations, CLICK HERE or call Dawn or Lyle at 847-277-0033.

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California Night In Highland Park!

California Night in Highland Park has been rescheduled due to the frigid weather. The new date for California Night is Thursday, February 21st! Please call the Highland Park store (847-831-1049) for more information, and stay warm!

 

There is so much more to California than Napa Valley! Join us on Thursday, February 21st, as we explore both up-and-coming and established wine regions across the entire state of California. From northern Mendocino to southern Santa Barbara, and everywhere in between, we’ll taste white, red, pink and sparkling wines from the entire Golden State. Wines from respected estates like Calera, Shafer and Mount Eden will be featured alongside bottlings from exciting young producers like Idlewild, Massican and Desparada, and many more. Plus, we’ll have delicious tacos and snacks from Rio Bamba in Glenview! Regardless of your style preferences, California has you covered. Don’t miss this event!

 

WHEN: Thursday, February 21st, 7:00pm - 8:30pmWHERE: Vin Chicago - 1350 Old Skokie Rd, Highland ParkCOST: $35 per person

 

For reservations, CLICK HERE or call our Highland Park team at 847-831-1049

 

We hope to see you there!

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2018 Champagne Tastings!

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Our 2018 Champagne Tastings!

 

Join us as we pop the corks on over 30 of the world’s finest Champagne and sparkling wines, an incredible line-up of hand-crafted "grower" Champagne, and a bevy of selections from Spain, Italy, California and more! Check out the dates below and CLICK HERE or call us to make a reservation. 

 

Highland Park:Friday, November 30th7:00pm – 8:30pm$35 per person

Click here or call Mike or Chris at 847-831-1049 to reserve your spot!

 

Barrington:Saturday, December 1st6:00pm – 7:30pm$35 per person

Click here or call Lyle or Dawn at 847-277-0033 to reserve your spot!

 

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