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Saturday Wine Tasting - 12/30

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Wine Tasting Event Naperville, Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, December 30th, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, all four Vin Chicago locations pour a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. Our last tasting for 2017 is a doozy and full wines that are perfect last minute editions to your New Year's celebration! Come check out this incredible lineup that includes a duo of outstanding grower Champagnes that are the epitome of great value, a pair of classic Italian reds from Piedmont and Tuscany, and the latest Cabernet from former Vin Chicago staffer, Alex Beloz!   

 

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

 

Charles Ellner "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne NVLouis Nicaise "Brut Reserve" Premier Cru Champagne NVGraham Beck Western Cape Brut Rose NVNadler Carnuntum Gruner Veltliner 2016Chateau de Paraza "Cuvee Speciale" Minervois 2014Albino Rocca Barbaresco 2014Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico 2015Delaforce Douro Touriga Nacional 2013Obsidian Ridge "Obsidian Ridge Vineyard" Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 12/16

Wine Tasting Event Naperville, Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, December 16th, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, all four Vin Chicago locations pour a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. With the holiday season in full swing, we have a lineup you don't want to miss, including a wonderful value Champagne; a balanced, clean $15 Chardonnay that we absolutely LOVE; one of our favorite wines from a recent trip to Spain, the 2015 Moraza Rioja; a 94-point Chateauneuf for just $35; and what Dave Phinney calls the best Abstract ever!

 

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

 

Colcombet "Sabre" Brut Champagne NVVilla Sparina Gavi 2016Helen & Joey Estate "Inara" Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016Consilience Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2014Bodegas Moraza Rioja Tempranillo 2015Bodegas Aster Ribera del Duero Crianza 2012Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2015Orin Swift "Abstract" California Proprietary Red 2016

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 12/9

Wine Tasting Event Naperville, Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, December 9th, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, all four Vin Chicago locations pour a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. We have one heck of a lineup this week, including a staff favorite vintage Prosecco that blows away the competition, a dry German Riesling at over 50% off, a can't-miss white Burgundy, Wine Spectator's #72 wine of 2017, a double 93-point Barolo from Vajra, and a beast of a red blend from Herman Story that winemaker Russel From describes as, ""If Merle Haggard and Neil Young had ever released that metal record it would be playing on this train as it blew through the California deserts, carrying it's payload of blackberry cola sorbet on a quest for the coast: granite talus, smoked black cherry, flame kissed gingerbread village, crispy blueberry sage handpie, road tar, perfect powerchords and lightning struck oxen." OK, we are not sure what that means, but it sounds cool!   

 

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

 

Balan Brut Prosecco 2016Joh. Bapt. Schafer Dorsheim Riesling Trocken 2015Chateau Beauregard  Pouilly-Fuisse 2014Domaine Petroni Corse Rouge 2015Bodegas Bhilar "Plots" Rioja 2015Domaine la Garrigue "Cuvee Romaine" Cotes du Rhone 2015G. D. Vajra "Albe" Barolo 2013Herman Story Wines "Bolt Cutter" California Red 2015

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Holiday Case Sale & Tasting!

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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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Taste the #1 Wine of the Year this Saturday!

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Wine Tasting Event Naperville, Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

That's right, when you join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, November 25th, from 12:00 - 4:00, you will get the chance to taste the 2017 Wine Spectator #1 Wine of the Year! Every Saturday, all four Vin Chicago locations pour a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter but this week is special. You'll get to taste four wines from the Top 100 (#1, #13, #27, #38) AND a quartet of Vin Chicago favorites, including a 95-point White Bordeaux, a 98-point Brunello, a 91-point Powerhouse that has the staff buzzing, and a 95-point California Red Blend!

 

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

 

 2017 TOP 100 WINES

Sixto "Uncovered" Washington State Chardonnay 2014 (#13)Luigi Einaudi Dogliani Dolcetto 2015 (#38)Bodegas Alto Moncayo "Veraton" Campo de Borja Garnacha 2014 (#27)Duckhorn "Three Palms Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot 2014 (#1)

 

VIN CHICAGO FAVORITES

Chateau Latour Martillac Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2013Livio Sassetti "Pertimali" Brunello di Montalcino 2012Powerhouse California Red 2015Mount Peak "Gravity" Sonoma County Proprietary Red Blend 2014

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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