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Spring "Case Sale" and Tasting - 4/22

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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!

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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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Saturday Wine Tasting 4/14

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Wine Tasting Event Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, April 14th, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, Vin Chicago pours a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. This week we celebrate the more appropriate springtime temperatures by leading off with a pair of crisp and refreshing whites from Spain and Piedmont, plus a deliciously dry rose from Spain's Basque Country! If you're firing up the grill, check out the Washington State Merlot from Red Mountain and the incredible 96-Point 2015 "Signature" Cabernet Sauvignon from Chappellet!

 

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

 

Lagar de Cervera Rias Baixas Albarino 2016Parusso Langhe Bianco 2016Matchbook "Old Head" Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay 2016Ameztoi "Rubentis" Txakoli Rose 2017Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015Altesino Toscana Rosso 2015Practical Matter Red Mountain Merlot 2014Chappellet "Signature" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Cabernet Release Party with Winemaker Alex Beloz of Obsidian Ridge!

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Cabernet Release Party!

 

Please stop by our Elston Avenue store on Thursday, April 5th, to help us welcome winemaker Alex Beloz for a release party of his 2016 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon!

 

Not only is this a release party, it's also a homecoming. A Chicago native, Alex worked at our Elston store from 1995 to 1997 before heading west to make his name in wine country. We are so proud to have this talented man as a Vin Chicago alum!.

 

Pop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30pm to chat with Alex and to taste the 2009, 2015 and 2016 bottlings of his Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Cabernet along with his premium Half Mile Cab and a few other treats

 

When: Thursday, April 5th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Where: Vin Chicago, 1826 N. Elston Avenue

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A Special Winemaker Tasting of Patricia Green Wines!

A Special Tasting of Patricia Green Wines with Winemaker Jim Anderson!

 

It has been four months since the passing of our friend, and talented Oregon winemaker, Patty Green. In the intervening time, many of you have asked what the future has in store for the winery. Well, here is your chance to find out.

 

While Patty's free-spirit and name has been at the forefront of these incredible wines, you may not know that she shared the experience with co-owner and winemaker Jim Anderson.

 

On Thursday, March 22nd, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, we will host Jim for an open house at our Elston Avenue store. Jim will pour a selection of their great wines, signing bottles, sharing stories about Patty and talking about the future of this iconic winery.

 

No reservations are required, and some tasty treats from Publican Quality Meats will be provided to snack on. Round up some friends and stop on by!

 

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