10/5 - Wine Dinner With Peter Stolpman
Santa Barbara is home to some of California’s greatest wine producers! One of our absolute favorites is Stolpman, a family owned property, bottling dynamic white and red wines in all price points, with a special focus on the grapes of the Rhône Valley. Join us on Thursday, October 5th, for a very special winemaker dinner with Peter Stolpman, at one of DuPage County's most exciting new restaurants, Maypole in Wheaton! Peter will guide us through a collection of his family's delicious wines, each paired with the inspired cuisine of Maypole's Chef Bridget Vanaman. This will be a fun, casual, delicious night - don't miss it! Click here for tickets!
When: Thursday, October 5th, 6:30 Reception, 7pm Dinner
Where: Maypole Restaurant, 121 Front Street, Wheaton
Cost: $99/person, inclusive of tax and gratuity
9/26 - Dinner with the Legendary Jorge Ordóñez at Lincoln Park's Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
It has been over a decade since we've had the inimitable Jorge Ordoñez join us at a Vin Chicago event. To say that this man is responsible for shaping the look of the modern Spanish style is no understatement. Now joined by his son, Victor - who will also be at the dinner, Jorge continues to work as importer for Muga and a broad portfolio of estates as well as expanding the empire of wineries under his ownership. On September 26th, we'll taste the latest of what he and Victor have been up to as we dine on tapas from Lincoln Park's Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! As passionate as they come, and never one to pull punches, Jorge will tell it like it is. This figures to be one of the most unique dinners we've had in a long time. Click here for tickets!
When: Tuesday, September 26th, 6:30pm
Where: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! (2024 N. Halsted)
Price: $99 per person, all inclusive
9/21 - Lincoln Park Wine Walk
Details coming soon!
9/21 - Patricia Green Wine Dinner
Join us on Thursday, September 21st as we welcome our good friend Melissa Groshong from Patricia Green Cellars for a night of Patty Green wines, skilfully paired with a multi-course seated dinner at Guildhall restaurant in Glencoe! The incredibly knowledgeable and charming Melissa will guide us through a selection of her delicious wines, as we share stories of Oregon, Patty Green and of course, Pinot Noir! Seating is limited, so don’t wait too long to sign up! Click here for tickets, or call 847-831-1049.
Weekly Saturday Tasting
Come on in to our shops every Saturday from 12-4 to taste a selection of six hot wines, free of charge! We invite you to set a weekly reminder in your calendar so you don't miss a single great wine!
9/12 - Argentine Wine Dinner at D&J Bistro
Join us on Tuesday, September 12, from 6:30-9:00 as we welcome in David Fesenstein of Argentinian winery Vina del Sol to guide us through five of his wines paired with five courses from D&J Bistro (menu on back). Representing world-class, 100% estate-grown, sustainably-farmed wines, this is sure to be an incredible evening of great food and splendid wine! Click here for tickets!
9/7 - British Invasion at Vinyl and Vin!
Please join us on Thursday, September 7, from 6:30-9:00 for our latest Vinyl at Vin tasting! We will be pairing wines from two tasting tables with British rock from the 60's-80's and small bites from Ambrosia. Tickets are only $10, and we expect them to go fast, so do not delay signing up! Come on in and listen to some great tunes while drinking some great wine! Click here for tickets!
9/6 - Sneak Preview Tasting w/ Curt Schalchlin of Sans Liege
Our September Sneak Preview tasting will look a little different, as we welcome Curt Schalchlin to join in on the fun and pour a table of his awesome Paso Robles wines like The Offering and Fableist. Click here for tickets!
7/25 - Rattalino Wine Dinner at Region in Barrington
Vin and Beivuma invite you to our first-ever dinner at Region with special guests Rattalino Winery brand Ambassadors Luigi de Martino and Michael Mathias. Our meal will be paired with the following wines: Barbera d'Alba Superiore Five 2020, "Ventisei" Langhe Nebbiolo 2021, 2018 "Quarantadue" Barbaresco 2018, "Trentaquattro" Barolo 2018, "Trentasette" Barolo Riserva 2016, and finishing with "Duo" Moscato D'Asti 2022.
When: Tuesday, July 25, 6:30pm -9pm
Where: 718 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010
7/13- In Store Tasting with winemaker legend Carol Shelton!
Join us for a special in store tasting with legendary winemaker Carol Shelton! Carol bottles delicious, old-school California whites and reds from throughout the state, including the infamous Lopez vineyard in Cucamonga, just outside Los Angeles! Stop on in, taste her delicious wines, have her sign some bottles - meet a true legend!
Friday, 6/23 - In Store Winemaker Tasting with Jean-Marc Lafage!
We're ecstatic to welcome one of the world's greatest winemakers to our 1350 Old Skokie Road store in Highland Park, this Friday, June 23rd from 4:30-6:30! Jean-Marc Lafage from Roussillon, France will be here, pouring his amazing value white, pink and red wines for you...no charge! Stop by, taste his wines, have him sign your bottles!
Friday, 6/23 - Alessio Inama at Vin Chicago!
Come meet a Veronese winemaking family icon! Join us at our Elston Avenue store on Friday, June 23rd from 5:30-7pm. Third generation winemaker Alessio Inama will pour white and red wines from his family's property in Soave! Come and meet and taste with Alessio, have him sign a bottle or two, and say hi to your friends at Vin Chicago!
Wednesday, 7/5 - Sneak Preview Tasting
What better way to enjoy your evening than by joining us at our Elston Avenue location as we pop the corks on 30 of our latest arrivals! The cost for all this fun is just $10 per person, but you’ve got to make a reservation to attend. Round up a group of friends and get your evening started right. Please call 773-489-3454 to reserve your tickets!
Saturday, 6/17 - Bruno Lafon Tasting at Vin Chicago!
Join us for a special tasting of artisan French wines this Saturday, from 12-4 at our Elston store! In addition to our regular delicious Saturday tasting table, we'll have an additional table featuring Julie Violeau, pouring a small collection of special white, sparkling and red wines from tiny family owned French estates. Julie works with French broker Bruno Lafon, one of our favorite resources for distinctive and authentic wines from France. Julie is super knowledgeable and we're thrilled to have her "guest pouring" this Saturday! Don't miss it!
6/8/23 - Meet Biodynamic Legend Fred Loimer at our Elston Store!
Fred Loimer and his smartly-priced dry whites were first introduced to American wine drinkers two decades ago. Based in the Kamptal region, just west of Vienna, Fred's certified biodynamic Grüners and Rieslings are still some of the most delicious and fairly priced wines in all of Austria. Come meet Fred, taste a few of his wines, and have a bottle or two signed. There is no charge for this awesome opportunity!
5/26/23 - Be the First to Taste the Debut Release from this New Willamette Pinot Noir Producer!
Oregon wine lovers, we invite you to stop by our Elston Avenue store tomorrow between 3:00 and 4:30pm to meet Danny Kleiman and be the first on the planet to taste the first-ever release from Willamette Valley's newest estate! Danny has been telling us about the unique terroir of his family's Lonesome Rock property, we are so excited that he chose Vin Chicago to host the global premier tasting.This is a perfect way to kick off the holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
5/23/23 - Dinner in Highwood with Brunello's Castello Romitorio!
We invite you to join us on Tuesday, May 23rd at Disotto restaurant in Highwood as we welcome Teresa Menichetti of Castello Romitorio for a night of outstanding Italian food and wine! We will enjoy an array of the Romitorio wines, including their beautiful 2018 Brunello di Montalcino, paired with a delicious four-course meal. This is sure to be a fun evening!
5/22/23 - Duck Dinner at Sun Wah!
What's better than a Beijing Duck dinner at Chicago's legendary Sun Wah restaurant? How about that same dinner with two of our favorite Central Coast winemakers, Andrew Jones of Field Recordings and Tim Fulnecky of Mr. Brightside! Andrew and Tim will pair their wines with a ridiculously delicious array of authentic Hong Kong-style BBQ including, of course, the Cheng family's James Beard Award-winning duck. Expect to taste good wines, eat good food and make new friends. These tickets will go fast!
5/18/23 - Dinner at D&J Bistro with Bouchaine!
On Thursday, May 18, we welcome Scott Stowe of Napa Valley's Bouchaine Vineyards. Scott will present a selection of new releases along with two wines that are not normally available. Chef Masato will begin the evening with passed appetizers, conclude it with an assortment of cheeses, and fill the middle with three main courses, Salmon en CroÅ«te, Grilled Merguez à la Provençale and Grilled Wild Pheasant Breast. It promises to be a fun night!
4/13/23 - Meet Bedrock's Chris Cottrell and Taste his New Releases!
Stop by our Highland Park store tonight to meet the dynamic Chris Cottrell and get a sneak preview of the latest new wines from Bedrock! Beginning in a converted chicken coop, proprietors Chris Cottrell and Morgan Twain-Peterson have grown Bedrock Wine Co. into one of the most revered artisan wineries in the country. Chris will be pouring a half-dozen of their latest releases, including their 94-Point Old Vine Zin. No reservations needed, just stop on by!
4/12/23 - Dinner at D&J Bistro with Anthony Truchard!
Please join us on Wednesday, April 12th as we welcome Anthony Truchard to D&J Bistro for a night of exceptional food, stories and premium Napa Valley wine! The Truchard family has been growing grapes at their Carneros property for almost 50 years. For the past 30 of those years, they've retained some of that fruit to make their own wine. On Wednesday, Anthony will taste us through an array of their latest releases and give us an inside scoop on what's going on now in the Valley and what it was like to grow up in the vineyards. With Anthony's excellent wines and a four-course meal from Chef Masato, the night is sure to be a blast. As with every event we have ever done at D&J, the tickets will go fast. Grab some friends and sign up now!
4/6/23 - Taste with Superstar Winemakers Russell & Vailia From!
We invite you to join us on Thursday, April 6th for a raucous night of wine and barbecue as we welcome the dynamic Russell and Vailia From of Herman Story and Desparada to our Elston Avenue store. The focus of the night is new releases, with Russell pouring the latest from his Herman Story winery and Vailia pouring new releases from Desparada, including a few wines that were never intended to be shown outside of Paso Robles! You'll have the chance to try over a dozen gorgeous new wines from this Central Coast power couple and get the inside scoop on each one. In addition, we'll have delicious BBQ from Smoque on hand to pair with the Russell's and Vailia's full-throttle wines. We had the opportunity to taste most of these new releases two weeks ago in Paso Robles and were blown away. You're going to love them, and it's always a party when Vailia and Russell are in the house. It promises to be a seriously fun night. Round up some friends and reserve your tickets now. Space is limited and this event is going to sell fast!
3/21/23 - Stags' Leap Winemaker Dinner at D&J Bistro!
We invite you to join us on March 21st for an evening of quintessential Napa Valley wine and exceptional food! Ludovic Dervin, the senior winemaker at Stags' Leap will talk us through five of his wines, all paired with a four-course meal from Chef Masato. It has been AGES since we've done a dinner at D&J Bistro, and we are so excited to be going back there!
3/15/23 - Matchbook Distilling Dinner at The Press Room!
Join us for an evening of spirits and fun at The Press Room as we host virtuoso distiller Leslie Merinoff, co-founder of Matchbook Distilling Company. A rising star, in 2019 Leslie was named to the Wine Enthusiast's "40 Under 40" Tastemakers list and has been featured in Vogue and The New York Times for her maverick approach to creating small-batch spirits. We are getting the first look at her innovative craft spirits before they are even introduced to the Chicago market, including:
Ritual Sister Smoked Pineapple
Paired with a spectacular seven-course meal from The Press Room, this dinner is truly exceptional. Seating is extremely limited for the most unique dinner we have ever hosted, reserve your seat now!
3/9/23 - Wine & Vinyl at Mojo's Listening House
Hey music and wine fans, we invite you to join us this Thursday at the coolest, most unusual new spot in Highwood, Mojo’s Listening House! We'll have 20 wines open for you to sip while the Mojo's team spins six great albums from 1969. Each wine will be from the 2019 vintage, exactly 50 years after the release of these brilliant albums. The story of Mojo's is one of passion, and we are so excited to be working with them. $10 of the ticket price will go to the 1859 Foundation. Don't miss this fun night!
2/28/23 - An Evening of Innovative Spanish Wines and Delicious Spanish Food!
Do you have dinner plans yet for this upcoming Tuesday? If not, we have you covered! Vin Chicago will be taking over Jaleo, the latest project of Chef/Humanitarian José Andrés. We'll be pairing his modern day Spanish cuisine with a delicious array of new-to-the-US-market wines of San Pelayo Imports. The food of Jaleo will be paired with eight innovative bottlings from the regions of Rioja, Ribeiro and Ribeiro Sacra, most of which are being presented in the US market for the very first time! It will be a great opportunity to explore the cutting edge of Spanish food and wine and - equally importantly - it promises to be a really fun night.