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Saturday Wine Tasting - 2/9

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Wine Tasting Event Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, February 9th, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, Vin Chicago pours a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. We kick-off our February newsletter tastings with an incredibly delicious lineup, including a 91+-point Muscadet, a 91-point old vines 1er Cru white Burgundy, a double 93-point Piedmont red, a 92-point "poor man's Priorat" red from Eric Solomon, and a delicious 93-point Napa Valley estate Cabernet!

 

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!

 

Domaine de la Pepiere "La Pepie" Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie 2017Andrea Felici Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2017Jean-Pierre Berthenet "Vieilles Vignes" Montagny 1er Cru 2016Lemelson "Cuvee X" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015Antonio Vallana Boca 2010Celler de Capcanes "Mas Donis Barrica" Montsant Grenache/Syrah 2015Oakville Winery Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Ilatium "Campo Leon" Amarone della Valpolicella 2013

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 2/2

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Wine Tasting Event Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, February 2nd, from 12:00 - 4:00! Every Saturday, Vin Chicago pours a diverse selection of the hottest new wines from our monthly newsletter. This week we celebrate some "warmer" weather with a tasting table that includes a knockout Cava value, a "Top 100" Oregon Chardonnay, a tasty Central Coast Pinot Noir, a double 91-point California Cabernet, and a hedonistic, 92-point Spanish red powerhouse!

 

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!

 

Portell Brut Cava NVCatherine Marshall Elgin Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017Domaine Meyer-Fonne "Gentil" Vin d'Alsace 2016Roserock Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay 2016The Fableist "774" Central Coast Pinot Noir 2017Spellbound California Petite Sirah 2016Steele Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Bodegas Atalaya "Alaya Tierra" Almansa 2014

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday Wine Tasting - 1/26

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Wine Tasting Event Chicago, Highland Park, and Barrington

 

Please join us for our weekly wine tasting this Saturday, January 26th, 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 tasting table includes a mineral-driven 91-point Sancerre, a double 93-point Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, a double 91-point Aussie Cabernet at a new crazy-low price, a "Top 100" Malbec, and a classic 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape!

 

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!

 

Andriano Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2017Domaine Roger Neveu "Cote des Embouffants" Sancerre 2017Dry Creek Vineyard "Fume Blanc" Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2017Cristom "Mt. Jefferson Cuvee" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016Remo Farina Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2016Helen & Joey Estate "Inara" Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Bodega El Esteco "Don David Reserve" Calchaqui Valley Malbec 2017Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils "Cuvee Tradition" Chateauneuf du Pape 2016

 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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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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