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Big Savings at Barrington's Case Sale & Tasting! (9/22)

Case Sale & Tasting - Sunday Sept 22nd

Big Savings in Barrington!

 

Mark it on your schedule now! This Sunday, from 11am to 3pm, we'll have nearly two dozen wines open at our Barrington store for you to taste, and purchase by-the-case at hugely discounted prices!

 

Savings as high as 64%. Highlights include:98-Point "Collector Tier" Cabernet Blend96+ Point Rioja Gran ReservaChardonnay from the Winemaker at KistlerGrand Cru Alsace RieslingRose from California's Sean Thackrey

 

Here's how the event works: 1) There is no charge to attend and taste. 2) Wines are available for purchase only by the case. 3) Wines purchased at the event will be available to pick up at the Vin Chicago location of your convenience the week after the tasting. 4) The savings are big!

 

Supplies are limited and some of the hottest items will sell out quickly, so best bet is to come early. If you have a chance, round up a friend or two and split your cases! 

 

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Natural Wine Tasting on Elston! (10/3)

Vin Chicago's Annual Natural Wine Tasting

Is Sold Out!

 

Please join us on Thursday, October 3rd, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at our Elston Avenue location to try a marvelous assortment of organic, biodynamic and natural wines from some of the best importers in the biz!

 

Whether you’re already well-versed in natural wines or trying them for the first time, get ready to dive into a world of wine that can be both casestudies in terroir expression and super-fun guzzlers! Sample pet-nats, orange wines, indigenous varietals, ancient methods and new-age experiments from star importers like Selection Massale, Jenny & Francois, Zev Rovine, The Source, and more!

 

Many of Vin Chicago’s favorite producers like Swick Wines, Pearl Morrisette, Donkey & Goat, Domaine Rimbert, Briane Day, Meinklang and many more will be poured alongside recent discoveries and new arrivals with snacks to pair! This annual event is consistently fun and diverse - as much of a blast to attend as it is for us to put on, so make your reservations now!

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 3rd, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 9/14

9.14.19
Wine Tasting Event Chicago, Highland Park and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, September 14th, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, Vin Chicago pours a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. This week's table is hitting on all cylinders, featuring an Albarino that is poured by the glass at Alinea, a 95-point Chardonnay from David Ramey, a silky smooth Tuscan blend and a 95-point powerful Priorat! 

 

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

 

Thomas Labaille "L'Authentique" Sancerre 2018Bodegas Albamar Rias Baixas Albarino 2018Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016Couly-Dutheil "Rene Couly" Chinon Rose 2018Bethel Heights Willamette Valley Estate Pinot Noir 2017Tolaini "Al Passo" Toscana 2015Chateau Charmail Haut-Medoc 2016Celler Cecilio "Black Slate" Gratallops Priorat 2017  

 

We look forward to seeing you!

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Meet Elston Avenue's Emily Duncan!

 What is your first wine memory?

 

While not exactly my first wine memory, it is a trip to France that really stands out. As a youngster in the 90's I visited Domaine Tempier in Bandol. It was a magical setting with incredible wines that I sampled liberally. It was a profound experience and, while their wines have become more scarce in recent years, I buy them whenever I have the chance

 

How did you end up as part of the Vin Chicago team?

 

I lived for 17 years in a small coastal town in Costa Rica. While they have some lovely rum and beer, wine was difficult to find and not always stored or transported under the best conditions. When I moved back to Chicago ten years ago, I found myself gravitating toward wine again. I was teaching at a cooking school on the North Shore when a friend introduced me to Vin Chicago and I started shopping there. I came on board a few years after that and have really enjoyed working with my fellow staff members and sharing my love of wine with our amazing customers.

 

Any special wines in your cellar that you're holding for a special occasion?

 

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Lincoln Park Uncorked! (9/26)

Lincoln Park Uncorked: A Lincoln Avenue Wine Stroll!

 

Join us on Thursday, September 26th, as the Lincoln Park neighborhood is transformed into a wine lovers' and shoppers' paradise!

 

Stroll from store to store along Lincoln Avenue while tasting wines selected by the Vin Chicago team, paired with locally prepared bites from some of the neighborhood's most popular restaurants. 

 

The event is Thursday, September 26th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. As a Vin Chicago customer, you can use promo code LIN19VIN to get 15% off the ticket price! For more details, and to sign up, CLICK HERE!

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