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Big Reds & BBQ in Highland Park!


Big Reds & BBQ In Highland Park Is Back!


Join us on Friday, March 16th, at our Highland Park store for a tasting of deliciously powerful wines matched with tasty 'Q from Highland Park's own Real Urban BBQ! Imagine tasting deeply colored, voluminously ripe reds from New and Old World regions like Napa Valley, Santa Barbara, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Ribera del Duero while indulging in smoky-sweet baby back ribs, pulled pork and brisket. Sound good? Then join us!


When: Friday, March 16, 7:00 to 9:00pm

Where: Vin Chicago 1350 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park

Cost: $35 per person (all inclusive)


For reservations, click here or call Mike, Lyle or Chris at 847-831-1049.

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Ettore Germano Wine Dinner at D & J Bistro!

Vin Chicago and D & J Bistro proudly present

Ettore Germano Wine Dinner


Join us at D & J Bistro, one of the Northwest suburbs most revered restaurants, as we welcome winemaker and owner of Ettore Germano, Sergio Germano. Since 1856, Sergio’s family have been growing grapes in Langhe, Piedmont, and are best known for their award-winning Barolos. They are perennial winners of the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award. We are excited to taste two of their beautiful Barolos side by side at dinner! In addition to the astounding array of traditional local varieties, they also cultivate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, making some stunning traditional method sparkling wines.


This extraordinary experience of a five-course menu crafted by Chef Masato, paired with a guided tasting of seven of Sergio’s remarkable wines is not to be missed and will sell out quickly! Menu details coming soon.


When: Tuesday, February 27th, 6:30 pm reception, 7:00pm dinner.

Where: D & J Bistro, 466 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL

Cost: $85 per person (includes tax and gratuity) - SOLD OUT!

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9th Annual Big Reds in Barrington!

9th Annual Big Reds in Barrington! Please join us on Saturday, March 10th, from 6:30-9:00 pm for our 9th annual Big Reds in Barrington tasting! This year’s event will again be held at Makray Memorial Golf Club, just a 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 producers, along with outstanding selections from Barolo, Bordeaux, Rioja, Rhone, Tuscany and many more. We’ll even have a handful of delicious white wines for your tasting enjoyment. Besides our already low prices, we’ll offer special discounts at the event. To accompany these stellar selections, Makray will prepare a grand display of cheeses, breads and hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $50 per person. Big Reds is always our most popular event of the year. This is a perfect date night out! Call your significant other or your friends and reserve a spot now! When: Saturday, March 10th, 6:30 - 9:00 pmWhere: Makray Memorial Golf Club - 1010 S. Northwest Hwy, BarringtonCost: $50 per person For reservations, click here or call the Barrington store at 847-277-0033.
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Holiday Case Sale & Tasting!


Holiday Case Sale & Tasting Featuring The Wines of Legendary Importer Kermit Lynch!

Sunday, December 3rd, 11am - 3pm at Vin Chicago on Elston Avenue


On Sunday, December 3rd, from 11am – 3pm, our Chicago store on Elston will be hosting a huge tasting and case sale featuring the incredible wines of Kermit Lynch! The Kermit warehouse in Chicago is backed up and they need to make massive space for their new arrivals. We’ve been working hard on combing over the inventory to cherry pick lots of excellent wines that will be blown out at INSANELY low prices! Sparkling Cremant, red and white Burgundy, Beaujolais, Loire Valley favorites, treasures from the southern and northern Rhone, and much 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 72% off 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!


When: Sunday, December 3rd, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Vin Chicago, 1826 N. Elston Avenue


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2017 Champagne Tastings!


Our 2017 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 Oregon! Check out the dates below and CLICK HERE or call us to make a reservation. 


Naperville - Champagne Tasting at Arrowhead Country Club!Thursday, November 30th7:30pm – 9:30pmArrowhead Country Club, 26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton$45 per person

Click here or call Jim or Dawn at 630-717-7800 to reserve your spot!


Highland Park:Friday, December 1st7:00pm – 8:30pm$35 per person

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


Barrington:Saturday, December 2nd6:00pm – 7:30pm$35 per person

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