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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

Vina Robles Wine Dinner

Price: $0.00

Date: 02/22/2018

 

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Join Mainstreet in welcoming our honored guest,
Luke Fuller, Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery
Regional Sales Manager, as he takes you through a guided tour of the wines of Vina Robles from Paso Robles, California. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste wines that are hand picked, and made from single estate vineyards. From the soaring, fog-kissed coastal mountains west of Paso Robles to the dry, rugged slopes east of the Salinas River, these vineyards reflect the wondrous diversity of the Paso Robles appellation, ultimately enabling Vina Robles to capture a wide range of nuance and complexity in the wines. These wines will be paired perfectly with plates that reflect the authenticity of the area. $70 per person ++ Call Steak + Vine to make your reservations 708-579-0520
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First Course-- 2015 White 4--Broiled oysters with chili lime butter
Second Course-- 2016 Rose--Burrata and red pepper crostini
Third Course-- 2016 Chardonnay--Citrus poached snapper with blood orange butter and black bean salad
Fourth Course-- 2015 Cabernet and 2012 Mountain Road Reserve Cabernet--Bacon wrapped filet with herbed mashed potatoes and cabernet drizzle
Fifth Course-- 2013 Petit Syrah--Chocolate flourless cake with raspberry sauce

Northern Italian Wines

Price: $0.00

Date: 02/24/2018

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With its deep roots in one of Italy's best wine regions, Valpolicella, Many wineries make quality wines that are an expression of the values of their territory of origin.  One of the best ways to explore Piedmont (or as they say “peh-ah-MON-tey”), Italy is through its wines. Drink your way through the region and you’ll discover quite a range of styles. 2-6 pm.

Wines of Portugal

Price: $0.00

Date: 03/03/2018

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Blending is the name of the game when it comes to Portuguese table wines, some grapes are difficult to pronounce, but you will find new wines to explore! Light refreshing whites and big, bold reds to go with all of your favorite meat dishes!

2018 Spring Wine & Food Gala

Price: $35.00

Date: 03/18/2018

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Make Your Reservations today!

VIP 11:30-1 pm

General 1-4:00 pm

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

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

 

Nancy's Wine Picks

Vino Amore

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Toasting love is always a wonderful way to celebrate those in your life. Whether you celebrate with a spouse, family or friends wine and love surrounds us, especially during the month of February. We celebrate Valentine’s Day with “Wines of Love” to add an irresistibly romantic sparkle to any occasion.

Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance, we call Valentine’s Day, is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. According to Wikipedia “Lupercalia was a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral annual festival, observed in the city of Rome, each year, on February 15, to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility.”

Many people celebrate the love they have for their partner by giving thoughtful gifts or arranging special meals. This is the best time to experiment with wonderful Italian wines. When you eat in Italy, wine is always on the table, and with 20 different Italian wine regions, it might as well be 20 different countries. While it can be quite confusing, let your palate guide you and you can experience a whole new world of wine.

Italian white wines are so much more than just Pinot Grigio; although that is the main white grape commonly associated with Italy. But there are so many more! Remember Italy is surrounded by water, so what better wines to pair with seafood than Italian. Try a Vermentino from Sardinia, which is the close cousin to a Sauvignon Blanc, or a Cortese di Gavi from northern Italy near Piemonte that is a light-bodied and crisp wine, with refreshing zest and minerality. Also consider a Pecorino from Abruzzo, which is full bodied, has the ability to age and has lush tropical fruit that will stand up to roasted chicken, pork, and even sausage. Pecornio is also known as a cheese from the same region, which is named after the sheep that cover the Gran Sasso mountains.

Italian red wines offer a huge variety from fresh cherries and spice, medium to full-bodied, age for 20 plus years, dry, sweet or sparkling, you can get it all in Italy. Whether it is Chianti, bright cherry and tobacco spice (Sangiovese grape), Barolo from an expressive aromatic beginning to the well-developed finish of mocha, cherry and rich black licorice (Nebbiolo grape), Barbaresco, slightly more floral nose than a Barolo with an earthy and subtle fruit finish, or Amarone from Piemonte, a slightly sweeter style with loads of ripe fruit.

The best way to make sense of Italian white or red wines is to simply begin tasting them. These wines offer versatility, good value, and unlimited pairing options. From pizza to roast beef, fish to pasta, or that special Sunday family dinner with loved ones, pick an Italian wine and you’ll be pleased. To quote Sophia Loren, “I would much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.” Wine, food, and love occur naturally and form a symbiotic experience we are meant to enjoy. The Italians are well versed in the art of Love and winemaking.

Trying a new Italian wine for your Valentine’s celebrations, could start a new tradition. Vino Amore = wine and love!

When wine is involved, nothing is difficult. Cheers! Nancy

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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