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We have been in business at this location since 1985, providing the best selection of wine in the western suburbs. Our store has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and has been a past “Wine Store of the Year” selection. We pride ourselves on friendly and knowledgeable service, whether you are selecting an inexpensive wine for a simple dinner, purchasing select wine as an investment, or choosing wines for a special event.

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We Listen to Our Customers…

Our craft beer selection is bar none the best around in the Western Suburbs. Thanks for your comments on our ‘Yelp’ page…we appreciate your feedback and welcome your requests!

“This store has a great selection of beers.  The liquor and wine selection is great too.  You can pretty much find whatever your looking for and maybe something new if your feeling adventurous.”                  – Patrick from Chicago

“This place has everything I like, suitable for many price ranges! They get in beers that are hard to find. I was really impressed when I wanted PumKing beer, and they offered to call me when it actually came in, and reserve me some bottles until I was able to stop by— and they actually followed through on that!”                                    – Susanne from LaGrange

Our Events

Festa Italiano

Price: $0.00

Date: 10/21/2017

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Join Banville Imports as they present the finest Italian wines from all over the country. An event not to be missed if you want to understand wines of Italy. It's a Festa Italiano!!!

Marramiero Family Wines

Price: $0.00

Date: 10/28/2017

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Between the Adriatic Sea and The Gran Sasso Mountains, on the hills around Pescara, The Marramiero family has grown vines since the beginning of the last century. Join us as we take a guided tour of this Italian family winery, presented by Antonio Chiavaroli, Marramiero winery manager for 25 years.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Celebrate Cabernets

Price: $0.00

Date: 11/04/2017

DSC_0019_0701-copyCabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties, also known as the "king of Red Wine Grapes". They can range from medium-bodied to full-bodied and the flavor profile includes plum,cherry,blackberry,blueberry,warm spice, vanilla, tobacco,and sometimes leather aromas and or flavors. You will find a new favorite and visit new vintages of great examples of this grape.

2017 Fall Wine & Food Gala

Price: $40.00

Date: 11/05/2017

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Sunday, November 5

VIP 11:30-1 pm SOLD OUT!

General 1-4:00 pm

Reserve Your Spot!

Over 250 wines will be showcased including area restaurants and catering services

Event located at Via Bella 5412 South La Grange Road, Countryside. Featuring the finest restaurants and catering companies.

Large Format Wines & Restaurant Gift Certificates will be raffled.

15% discount on all wines purchased from the tasting, THIS DAY ONLY !

Event destination: Via Bella, 5412 South La Grange Road, Countryside, IL

 $35 VIP for Wine Club Members

$20 General Admission Members;

$40 General Admission Non-Members

Become a member today-recieve a 10% discount off every non-sale wine purchased throughout the year.

VIP MEMBERS ONLY 11:30-1:00pm SOLD OUT!

Attendees taste unique, highly allocated wines for 1 1/2 hours before the general public is admitted. This year will be focused on warm weather wines to celebrate Spring!

$35 per person. Members Only! VIP is Limited to the first 100 people!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Top 10 Winners from the Fall Gala

Price: $0.00

Date: 11/11/2017

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Do the winners match up with your picks from the Fall Wine & Food Gala? Check them out and see if you picked these winners!

Annual Port Tasting

Price: $10.00

Date: 12/02/2017

Join us in the store for this annual event of wonderful ports.Whether you prefer your port style tawny, ruby, late bottled vintage, or a coheita, you are sure to find a winner at this tasting to keep you warm on those cold winter nights and perfect for after dinner holiday celebrations. Become a Wine Club member today-recieve a 10% discount off every non-sale wine purchased throught the year. Sweets &  Gourmet Cheeses will be served to pair with many of the selections.$10 Wine Club Members, $20 Non-Members.

BIG CAB Tasting

Price: $20.00

Date: 12/09/2017

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Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties, also known as the "king of Red Wine Grapes". They can range from medium-bodied to full-bodied and the flavor profile includes plum, cherry, blackberry, blueberry, warm spice, vanilla, tobacco, and sometimes leather aromas and or flavors. You will find a new favorite and visit new vintages of great examples of this grape from around the world. This in-store event will be paired with wonderful food. $10 Wine Club Members, $20 Non-Members. Registration is not required. In-Store Tasting 2-6 pm.

Everything is Better with Bubbles!

Price: $10.00

Date: 12/16/2017

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Nothing says celebration like sparkling bubbles! It has been described as "Angels dancing on your tongue." Enjoy some of the finest Champagnes, Sparkling Wines, Proseccos, and Cavas. Discover the difference between the Charmat method of making bubbles and the Traditional Methode Champenoise with these lovely selections. Exquisite cheeses complimented with small bites will be available for pairing with your favorite bottle of bubbly! $10 Wine Club Members, $20 Non-Members. Registration is not required. In-Store Tasting 2-6 pm

 

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Fire and Wine ….helping Sonoma and Napa Valley

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On October 8, 2017, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, and Solano counties witnessed an unprecedented windstorm that touched off a series of devastating fires that burned for nearly a week. Virtually all of my vintner, grower, and industry friends and colleagues in these counties have been impacted by the devastation, and the speed at which their lives changed is unimaginable. “Thank you, first responders,” echoing dozens of hand-drawn signs lining the highways thanking fire crews and others who came to wine country’s aid. A sign in Sonoma Square reads, “The love in the air is thicker than the smoke.” Productivity in this region was reduced to a crawling speed. Just think about the size of the workforce needed for the multitude of wineries and how their lives were uprooted. Their homes were destroyed and they weren’t able to see the damage, in many cases, for over a week. Poof. Gone is the life as you knew it. It was also heartwarming to see the immense support neighbors and other supporters gave. Hopeful that they will survive and band together to succeed.

 

While it may be cliché to say disasters like this bring out the best in humanity, it does not make it any less true. The selfless resolve of hundreds of firefighters, healthcare professionals, police, and volunteers cannot be overstated. Resources continued to flood into the region from throughout California and neighboring states to battle the blazes immediately. According to Cal Fire, more than 11,000 firefighters were on the lines. To quote Cyril Chappellet, CEO of Chappellet Vineyards on Pritchard Hill, this winery was in the direct path of the devastating fires and has been there for 50 years, “Our Napa Valley community is united, resilient, and grateful that today the air is clearing and is charged with the spirit of togetherness.”

How will this influence the 2017 vintage?

The greatest impact to the region’s wine production will be from the effects of the surrounding smoke on grapes still on the vine, but it’s impossible to say how heavy a toll that will take. By the time the fires arrived, vintners had harvested the majority of their grapes. Karissa Kruse, president of the Sonoma County Winegrowers, estimates 90 percent of the region’s wine grapes had been picked. The Napa Valley Vintners reported the same figure, while the Mendocino WineGrowers estimates that most of the white grapes and 75 percent of the region’s red grapes were in. The wildfires’ timing couldn’t have been worse. Fall is prime time for visitors to Napa and Sonoma, where tourism is a $3.2 billion-a-year industry – or about three times the size of the annual wine grape crop. As many as 10 percent of the visitors come from overseas, which is another aspect we may sometimes fail to see. And, these are just immediate concerns: Vineyards destroyed by fire will have to be replanted; grapevines don’t produce wine-ready fruit until three to five years after planting. Will California wine industry recover? I think it will because we support them so much in our purchases. We were taught to drink wine by Robert Mondavi, who introduced us to recognizing grape varietals easily, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, etc. We are most familiar with wines from California and feel comfortable ordering and buying them. We are also most familiar with California because it’s likely we’ve visited wine country because you don’t need a passport to go to one the most beautiful wine areas in the world. We look to California because we find comfort in knowing that these wines are consistently delicious and affordable, and at the same time easy to collect.

California is the leading wine producing state in the U.S. — making about 90 percent of all American wine — and wineries now exist in all 50 states. According to a report from the University of California, Davis, the Central Valley produced about 70 percent of California’s wine grape harvest last year. So, everyday, average-priced wine is unlikely to be affected. There are many fundraising efforts going on but one of the best ways you can help is buy Sonoma and Napa wines. I encourage you more than ever to look to California for your holiday wine buying to support our neighbors. This holiday season brings many options, including Rosé — still hot because of it’s versatility — and California Pinot Noir. Pinot Noirs from the Russian River Valley pair perfectly with many holiday favorites, and we can’t forget about the perfect beef and Cabernet synergy. We think we are a young wine-making country, but there is a lot of blood, sweat, and tears in those California wines. California is recovering and resilient, so only time will tell, and I remain hopeful.

When wine is involved, nothing is difficult. Cheers!

This article ran in the PUNCH website…happy that Retailers are recognized for their hard work!!

http://punchdrink.com/articles/reconsidering-the-influence-of-the-wine-store/

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