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Frank Family Wine Dinner at Meson Sabika!

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Please join us in Naperville on Thursday, October 26th, at 6:30pm for a special wine dinner at Meson Sabika featuring the wines of Napa Valley's Frank Family! As a special treat, we will start the evening with Frank Family’s 2013 Blanc de Blanc, a rare and beautiful sparkling wine that is usually sold at the winery only. We will then enjoy a four course dinner, served tapas style, paired with new releases of Frank Family's Carneros Chardonnay 2015, Carneros Pinot Noir 2015, Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014, and Napa Valley Cabernet 2014!

 

This four course dinner, with five great wines, is only $90 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity!

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 26th, 6:30pm WHERE: Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave, NapervilleCOST: $90 per person, all inclusive

 

To sign up, call Jim or Dawn at 630-717-7800!

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 10/21

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

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, October 21st, 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 lead off with three fantastic white wine values, including a $10 Chardonnay from Serbia that is a must-try! The reds include a beauty from Sicily's Mt. Etna, along with a 93-Point Brunello di Montalcino that we are letting fly for only $28.99! We'll also pour a tasty, sub-$15 Sonoma Cabernet from Highway 12 and a killer Petite Sirah from Washington's Horse Heaven Hills AVA!  

 

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!

 

Domaine du Tariquet "Classic" Cote de Gascogne Blanc 2016J. Mourat "Chenin de Jardin" Val de Loire Chenin Blanc 2016Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan Serbia Chardonnay 2015Cusumano "Alto Mora" Etna Rosso 2014Clos du Mont-Olivet "Vieilles Vignes" Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino 2012Highway 12 California Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Thurston Wolfe "Zephyr Ridge Vineyard" Horse Heaven Hills Petite Sirah 2014

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 10/14

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

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, October 14th, 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. This week we have a couple of white wines kicking off the tasting that are difficult to pronounce but impossible to resist. From there, we head to California for a classic Chardonnay and a beautiful bubbly before heading north to Oregon for what they do best, Pinot Noir. We round out the tasting with a trio of reds - one each from Portugal, Napa Valley, and Chateauneuf-du-Pape (a 95-pointer no less!) - that are bound to blow you away!

 

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!

 

Can Feixes "Blanc Seleccio" Penedes 2016Montenidoli "Tradizionale" Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2015Brewer Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2015J Vineyards "Cuvee 20" Russian River Valley Brut NVArgyle "Reserve" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014Delaforce Douro Touriga Nacional 2013Round Pond "Kith & Kin" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2010

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 10/7

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

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, October 7th, 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. Fall is here. October brings us the Cubs in postseason baseball, the Blackhawks starting the regular season, the Bears playing this Monday night, and the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. We had to roll out one heck of a lineup to keep up! This week's tasting table features a decadent, 95-point Riesling Auslese, a super fun, light sparkler, a versatile Barbera from the legendary Vajra, a 92-point, single-vineyard Garnacha, and a 92-point Amarone at a ridiculously low price!

 

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!

 

Kentia Rias Baixas Albarino 2016Illahe Willamette Valley Viognier 2016Hofgut Falkenstein "Krettnacher Euchariusberg" Riesling Auslese 2016Patrick Bottex "La Cueille" Vin de Bugey-Cerdon NVG. D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba 2014Vina Zorzal "Malayeto" Navarra Garnacha 2015Ringbolt Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Buglioni Amarone della Valpolicella Classico  2010

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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A Comparative Tasting of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay!

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A Comparative Tasting of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay!  While we’ve all enjoyed wonderful bottles of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, most of us haven’t had the opportunity to taste and compare over thirty top bottlings at once! Join us at our Highland Park store for a comparative tasting of wines from Oregon, California, Burgundy, South America and beyond, featuring outstanding producers such as Peay, Lioco, Talley, Shafer, Chalk Hill, Patricia Green and more! We'll also have some light appetizers on hand to refresh your palate.  When: Thursday, October 26th, 7:00pm Where: Vin Chicago, Highland Park Cost: $35/person  CLICK HERE to reserve your spot, or call Mike, Lyle or Chris at 847-831-1049!
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