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Natural Wine Tasting on Elston! (10/3)

Vin Chicago's Annual Natural Wine Tasting

Is Sold Out!

 

Please join us on Thursday, October 3rd, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at our Elston Avenue location to try a marvelous assortment of organic, biodynamic and natural wines from some of the best importers in the biz!

 

Whether you’re already well-versed in natural wines or trying them for the first time, get ready to dive into a world of wine that can be both casestudies in terroir expression and super-fun guzzlers! Sample pet-nats, orange wines, indigenous varietals, ancient methods and new-age experiments from star importers like Selection Massale, Jenny & Francois, Zev Rovine, The Source, and more!

 

Many of Vin Chicago’s favorite producers like Swick Wines, Pearl Morrisette, Donkey & Goat, Domaine Rimbert, Briane Day, Meinklang and many more will be poured alongside recent discoveries and new arrivals with snacks to pair! This annual event is consistently fun and diverse - as much of a blast to attend as it is for us to put on, so make your reservations now!

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 3rd, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Meet Elston Avenue's Emily Duncan!

 What is your first wine memory?

 

While not exactly my first wine memory, it is a trip to France that really stands out. As a youngster in the 90's I visited Domaine Tempier in Bandol. It was a magical setting with incredible wines that I sampled liberally. It was a profound experience and, while their wines have become more scarce in recent years, I buy them whenever I have the chance

 

How did you end up as part of the Vin Chicago team?

 

I lived for 17 years in a small coastal town in Costa Rica. While they have some lovely rum and beer, wine was difficult to find and not always stored or transported under the best conditions. When I moved back to Chicago ten years ago, I found myself gravitating toward wine again. I was teaching at a cooking school on the North Shore when a friend introduced me to Vin Chicago and I started shopping there. I came on board a few years after that and have really enjoyed working with my fellow staff members and sharing my love of wine with our amazing customers.

 

Any special wines in your cellar that you're holding for a special occasion?

 

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Lincoln Park Uncorked! (9/26)

Lincoln Park Uncorked: A Lincoln Avenue Wine Stroll!

 

Join us on Thursday, September 26th, as the Lincoln Park neighborhood is transformed into a wine lovers' and shoppers' paradise!

 

Stroll from store to store along Lincoln Avenue while tasting wines selected by the Vin Chicago team, paired with locally prepared bites from some of the neighborhood's most popular restaurants. 

 

The event is Thursday, September 26th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. As a Vin Chicago customer, you can use promo code LIN19VIN to get 15% off the ticket price! For more details, and to sign up, CLICK HERE!

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Summer Rose Tastings - All Locations!

Rose wine and summertime go together like, well, Rose wine and summertime! This month, we offer three chances to taste and compare over 20 unique pink wines. Sample refreshing examples from Provence, Loire, Burgundy, Rhone, Spain, Austria, California and beyond. These fun, casual tastings will run from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Cost is $15 per person and includes light snacks.

 

Chicago, 1826 N. Elston Ave: Wednesday, July 17th (773-489-3454)

Highland Park, 1350 Old Skokie Rd: Thursday, July 18th (847-831-1049)

Barrington, 311 E Main Street: Friday, July 19th (847-277-0033)

 

To reserve your spot, CLICK HERE or call your preferred location above.

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A Tasting of Big-Time Bordeaux on Elston! 6/27

We’ve just taken delivery of a huge load of highly rated Bordeaux and it’s time to do some tasting! Join us on Thursday June 27th at our Elston Avenue store as we pop the corks on over two dozen hot selections from this prestigious region! Highlights include...

 

Leoville Barton Saint-Julien 2016 (97 Points)Rauzan-Segla Margaux 2016 (98 Points)Larcis Ducasse Saint-Emilion 2016 (99 Points)Monbousquet Saint-Emilion 2015 (95 Points)Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2015 (95 Points)Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Leognan 2015 (97 Points)

 

It has been a very long time since we’ve hosted a Bordeaux event and we are super-excited about this one. The quality and the value available from this region are at simply unprecedented levels!

 

WHEN: Thursday, June 27th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

WHERE: Vin Chicago, 1826 N. Elston Ave

COST: $60 per person

 

To reserve your spot, CLICK HERE or call our Elston Avenue store at 773-489-3454

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