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Burgundy Case Sale in Highland Park! (Sun 10/14)

Join us at our Highland Park store on Sunday, October 14th, from 11am - 3pm as we pop corks on some of the greatest names in Burgundy, and offer them for sale at deeply discounted by-the-case pricing!

 

George Molitor, importer of arguably the best collection of Burgundy in Illinois, will pour 25 selections. You’ll have the opportunity to taste mature and recent offerings from famed growers such as Hubert Lamy, François Mikulski, Benjamin Leroux, Bruno Clair, Héritiers du Comte Lafon and many more.

 

Supplies are limited, and wines will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Some items will sell out fast! This is a pre-order event. When you place an order, your card will be charged and your wine will be available for pick-up the following week.

 

When: Sunday, October 14th, 11:00am to 3:00pmWhere: Vin Chicago, Highland Park, 1350 Old Skokie RoadNo reservations necessary! Come on by, taste some great wine and save big!

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Cabernet & Big Red Wines at Elawa Farm! (10/25)

Join us on Thursday, October 25th for a very special walk-around wine tasting at the beautiful Elawa Farm in Lake Forest. We'll be pouring over 50 top bottlings from the world’s greatest wine regions, including Napa Valley, Willamette Valley, Barolo, Brunello, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja and beyond. This event will focus on higher tier offerings; the special wines that drinkers rarely have the opportunity to sample in a side-by-side format. In other words, you DO NOT want to miss this event!

 

Supplementing the red wines will be a small assortment of Champagne and premium still whites, with delicious food catered by one of our favorite partners, City Barbecue. Vin Chicago will donate part of the ticket proceeds and sales from wine purchased at the event to the Elawa Farm Foundation!

 

There are two ticket options:

 

General Admission - 6:30-9pm: $60/person. Guests will park at St. James Lutheran Church in Lake Forest with shuttle service running continuously to/from Elawa Farm.

 

Elawa Deluxe Packages - 6:00-9pm: $160/package. Includes two tickets, 30-minute early admission, on-site parking and an exclusive California Cabernet "mystery" bottle to take home night of the event. Deluxe Packages are very limited - Don't wait!

 

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Barrington Winemaker Dinner With Andrew Jones!

Join us in the Heart-of-Barrington as we host Andrew Jones of Field Recordings, a Wine Enthusiast Top-40 Under-40 Tastemaker! Andrew will recap his route to being the owner and winemaker of some of the greatest values in California’s Central Coast. He can even discuss his literal route of driving 50,000 miles a year to find hidden vineyards! Andrew is the source for many Vin Chicago favorites like "Fiction", "Wonderwall" and "Barter & Trade". On this night we’ll explore some exciting new offerings from his portfolio, with 6 wines featured. Neoteca will support this exciting lineup with a paired five-course menu. Food, fun and wine — what beats that?

 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 10th, 6:00pmWHERE: Neoteca, 130 S Hough St, BarringtonCOST: $55 per person (all inclusive)

 

For reservations, please call our Barrington store at 847-277-0033.

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Central Coast Cali Tasting with Andrew Jones!

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Please join us at our Elston Avenue store on Thursday, October 11th, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm for a fun and delicious wine tasting experience of two dozen Central Coast California wines. We'll share the stage at the tasting with winemaking guru Andrew Jones, who will pour his latest and greatest wines! Andrew produces some of our favorite Central Coast wines under his Field Recordings label, plus its Fiction spin-off, and his cool-climate coastal Pinot Noir, Wonderwall!

 

Gather a group of friends and come on by to get the latest inside scoop from Andrewon what's happening in the Central Coast, while tasting a handful of other HOT wines from the region, including Herman Story, Desparada, Halcyon and more!

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 11th, 6:00pm - 7:30pmWHERE: Vin Chicago, 1826 N. Elston AvenueCOST: $10 per person

 

For reservations, CLICK HERE or call our Elston store at 773-489-3454.

 

We hope to see you there!

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Big Reds at Seven Bridges!

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Join us Friday, November 9th, for our first ever Big Reds at Seven Bridges tasting! We'll pop the corks on over 50 highly-rated wines from around the globe, showcasing top California producers alongside outstanding selections from Barolo, Bordeaux, Rioja, Rhone, Tuscany and beyond. We'll even have a handful of whites and bubblies for your tasting enjoyment! To accompany these stellar selections, Seven Bridges will present perfectly paired hors d'oeuvres. This is an event you do not want to miss! The event is $50 per person, but Early Bird tickets are on sale now for just $35! Invite your friends now and save $15 per ticket! When:Where:Cost: Friday, November 9th, 6:00 - 9:00 pmSeven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge$35 per person (until October 21st; then $50 per person) For reservations, click HERE or call Jen at 773-791-7936.
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