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Our 10th Annual "Big Reds in Barrington!" - 3/1

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This year's "Big Reds" tasting will once more be held at the beautiful Makray Memorial Golf Club, a mere five-minute drive from our Barrington store. We'll be popping the corks on over 80 highly rated wines from around the globe, showcasing hedonistic delights from California, Washington and Australia along with regal selections from Bordeaux, Barolo, Rioja, Rhone, Tuscany and beyond!

 

As always, we will have a broad range of hors-d'oeuvres and cheeses, along with a handful of delicious white wines and sparklers on hand to refresh your palate. This is one of our most popular events of the year. Gather a group of friends and sign up now!

 

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

 

For reservations, CLICK HERE or call our Barrington store at 847-277-0033. We hope to see you there!

 

 

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Taste. Buy. Save. Case Sale at Highland Park - 2/24!

On Sunday, February 24th our Highland Park store will host a Case Sale! From 11:00am to 3:00pm, over 25 wines will be available for you to taste and purchase at crazy by-the-case-only prices - with up to 50% savings!

 

We'll have wines from Napa Valley, Burgundy, Rhone, Tuscany, Alsace, Spain, Oregon and beyond - all at hugely discounted prices. Wines ordered on Sunday will be available to pick up the following week. Round up your wine-loving friends. This is an event you don't want to miss!

 

98-Point Vintage Port: Save $240 per case of six!Kermit Lynch White Burgundy: 50% off!92-Point Willamette Valley Pinot Noir: Only $14.99 per bottle!94-Point Ribera del Duero: Save $16 per bottle!

 

WHEN: Sunday, February 24th, 11:00am - 3:00pmWHERE: Vin Chicago, 1350 Old Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park

 

Any questions? Call Mike, Chris or Tom at 847-831-1049.

 

 

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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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