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Saturday Wine Tasting - 12/23

Wine Tasting Event Naperville, Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, December 23rd, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, all four Vin Chicago locations pour a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. While you are out doing some last minute holiday shopping, or if you just need a minute away from the family, we have one heck of a tasting table for you. Come check out a pair of exquisitely delicious grower Champagnes, a "Top 100" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, the always awesome, crowd-pleasing Clio, and a Napa Valley Cabernet from the legendary Togni!

 

Check out the entire list below for all four locations (CLICK on a wine to read the full tasting notes) and stop in Saturday afternoon to taste with us while you shop!

 

Etienne Doue "Cuvee Selection" Brut Champagne NVPierre Paillard "Les Terres Roses" Grand Cru XIII Extra Brut Rose Champagne NVBouchie-Chatellier "Argile a S" Pouilly Fume 2016Pievalta Verdicchio dei Castelli de Jesi Classico Superiore 2015Dutton-Goldfield "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015Elena Fucci "Titolo" Aglianico del Vulture 2014Phillip Togni "Tanbark  Hill" Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Bodegas El Nido "Clio" Jumilla 2015

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 12/16

Wine Tasting Event Naperville, Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, December 16th, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, all four Vin Chicago locations pour a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. With the holiday season in full swing, we have a lineup you don't want to miss, including a wonderful value Champagne; a balanced, clean $15 Chardonnay that we absolutely LOVE; one of our favorite wines from a recent trip to Spain, the 2015 Moraza Rioja; a 94-point Chateauneuf for just $35; and what Dave Phinney calls the best Abstract ever!

 

Check out the entire list below for all four locations (CLICK on a wine to read the full tasting notes) and stop in Saturday afternoon to taste with us while you shop!

 

Colcombet "Sabre" Brut Champagne NVVilla Sparina Gavi 2016Helen & Joey Estate "Inara" Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016Consilience Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2014Bodegas Moraza Rioja Tempranillo 2015Bodegas Aster Ribera del Duero Crianza 2012Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2015Orin Swift "Abstract" California Proprietary Red 2016

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 12/9

Wine Tasting Event Naperville, Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, December 9th, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, all four Vin Chicago locations pour a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. We have one heck of a lineup this week, including a staff favorite vintage Prosecco that blows away the competition, a dry German Riesling at over 50% off, a can't-miss white Burgundy, Wine Spectator's #72 wine of 2017, a double 93-point Barolo from Vajra, and a beast of a red blend from Herman Story that winemaker Russel From describes as, ""If Merle Haggard and Neil Young had ever released that metal record it would be playing on this train as it blew through the California deserts, carrying it's payload of blackberry cola sorbet on a quest for the coast: granite talus, smoked black cherry, flame kissed gingerbread village, crispy blueberry sage handpie, road tar, perfect powerchords and lightning struck oxen." OK, we are not sure what that means, but it sounds cool!   

 

Check out the entire list below for all four locations (CLICK on a wine to read the full tasting notes) and stop in Saturday afternoon to taste with us while you shop!

 

Balan Brut Prosecco 2016Joh. Bapt. Schafer Dorsheim Riesling Trocken 2015Chateau Beauregard  Pouilly-Fuisse 2014Domaine Petroni Corse Rouge 2015Bodegas Bhilar "Plots" Rioja 2015Domaine la Garrigue "Cuvee Romaine" Cotes du Rhone 2015G. D. Vajra "Albe" Barolo 2013Herman Story Wines "Bolt Cutter" California Red 2015

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 12/2

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Wine Tasting Event Naperville, Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, December 2nd, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, all four Vin Chicago locations pour a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. We kick off December with a humdinger (yeah, we said it) of a tasting. Stop in to taste a lineup that includes a triple 93-point Chardonnay from South Africa, a 12-year-old 93-point Rioja Reserva, a somehow under-appreciated 96+-point Chianti Classico Riserva that is a staff favorite, and a great 94-point Cabernet with super long name from one of the happiest of all canyons!

 

Check out the entire list below for all four locations (CLICK on a wine to read the full tasting notes) and stop in Saturday afternoon to taste with us while you shop!

 

Mont Marcal Brut Reserva Cava 2015Domaine Labbe Abymes Vin de Savoie 2016Hamilton Russell Hemel-en Aarde Valley Chardonnay 2016Farmlands Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016Bodegas Ontanon Rioja Reserva 2005Fattoria di Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva 2013Tenet "The Pundit" Columbia Valley Syrah 2015Star Lane Vineyard Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Taste the #1 Wine of the Year this Saturday!

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Wine Tasting Event Naperville, Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

That's right, when you join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, November 25th, from 12:00 - 4:00, you will get the chance to taste the 2017 Wine Spectator #1 Wine of the Year! Every Saturday, all four Vin Chicago locations pour a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter but this week is special. You'll get to taste four wines from the Top 100 (#1, #13, #27, #38) AND a quartet of Vin Chicago favorites, including a 95-point White Bordeaux, a 98-point Brunello, a 91-point Powerhouse that has the staff buzzing, and a 95-point California Red Blend!

 

Check out the entire list below for all four locations (CLICK on a wine to read the full tasting notes) and stop in Saturday afternoon to taste with us while you shop!

 

 2017 TOP 100 WINES

Sixto "Uncovered" Washington State Chardonnay 2014 (#13)Luigi Einaudi Dogliani Dolcetto 2015 (#38)Bodegas Alto Moncayo "Veraton" Campo de Borja Garnacha 2014 (#27)Duckhorn "Three Palms Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot 2014 (#1)

 

VIN CHICAGO FAVORITES

Chateau Latour Martillac Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2013Livio Sassetti "Pertimali" Brunello di Montalcino 2012Powerhouse California Red 2015Mount Peak "Gravity" Sonoma County Proprietary Red Blend 2014

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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