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April 24
Untitled Supper Club will open their unmarked doors for the Second Annual American Whiskey Affair on Thursday, April 24, the eve of Chicago's WhiskeyFest. Untitled proudly serves the largest selection of American whiskeys anywhere in the world (currently featuring more than 420) and brought in more than 500 guests in attendance at last year's event, sampling some of the best whiskeys from across the country. This year, more than 70 American whiskeys will be available to sample and purchase plus well known distillers will be present at the event to autograph purchased bottles. For more details on the American Whiskey Affair and how to get tickets, visit http://mjprchicago.com/blog/untitled-hosts-second-annual-american-whiskey-affair/.  Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-880-1511.
 
April 26
It's never too soon to start planning for the annual Pinot Days at Navy Pier, when more than 60 producers from California, Oregon and New Zealand. This year's event takes place April 26 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. The regular tasting costs $75, while the grand festival with VIP seminar and early entry sets you back $110. For more information, visit www.pinotdays.com
 
April 30
Howells & Hood (435 N. Michigan Ave.) highlights renowned California-based brewer Lagunitas, who is scheduled to open a brewery and taproom in Chicago this May. Beginning at 6 p.m., this special dining event, prepared by executive chef Scott Walton and his culinary team, features signature American-inspired dishes and beer pairings. The Lagunitas beer dinner includes a welcome reception in the East Banquet Room at Howells & Hood, featuring a beer tasting and passed appetizers, providing guests the opportunity to meet and mingle with chef Walton and team members from Lagunitas. The reception is followed by a four-course menu (including dessert), each dish being thoughtfully complemented with a paired 6 oz. beer taster. This exclusive event begins at 6 p.m. and is priced at $49 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Interested attendees can make phone reservations at 312-262-5310. All ticket holders will be held to the 48-hour cancellation policy.
 

Take classes with the Chicago Wine School and develop an appreciation for all types of wine. Most are five-week courses led by this independent educational organization and the school also holds regularly scheduled courses and seminars. For a full schedule, visit www.wineschool.com or call 312-491-0284. Chicago Wine School, 1964S. Halsted St., Chicago.

Bin School offers wine classes for wine-lovers at Bin 36. For class schedules and prices, visit www.bin36.com. To reserve, call 312-755-WINE. Bin 36, House of Blues Hotel, 339 N. Dearborn St. (Kinzie St.), Chicago, 312-755-WINE.

Mondays & Tuesdays
At Nia's Mediterranean Restaurant, enjoy half price pitchers of sangria with your tapas on Mondays, or half price bottles of wine on Tuesdays. Nia's Mediterranean Restaurant, 803 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607, 312-226-3110.
 
Mondays
All bottles of wine are half price on Mondays at Mon Ami Gabi in Oak Brook. Mon Ami Gabi, Oakbrook Shopping Center, 260 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook, IL 60523, 630-472-1900.
 
Fridays & Saturdays
Selling fine wine and spirits since 1888, the House of Glunz is a venerable Chicago institution. Open house wine tastings are hosted every Saturday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and on Fridays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The House of Glunz, 1206 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60610, 312-642-3000.
 
Sundays
With three different locations to choose from, enjoy complimentary focused tastings guided by friendly wine geeks every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.  Lush Wine and Spirits in Roscoe Village, 2232 W Roscoe St., Chicago, IL 60618, 773-281-8888; in University Village, 1257 S Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607, 312-738-1900; in West Town, 1412 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642, 312-666-6900.
 

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9965 Gross Point Rd.
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