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September 25-27
Chicago Gourmet will be held in Millennium Park. There are a slew of events around town that weekend. Tickets for the main event are $170 plus tax per day or $275 plus tax for the weekend. For more information, visit www.chicagogourmet.org
 
November 20-21
The 31st Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend will feature several events, including winery luncheons, live music, wine and cheese receptions, and a horse-drawn wagon parade. For more information, visit Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend's official website
 

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
On Mondays, Le Bouchon in Bucktown offers bottles of wine at half price. Le Bouchon, 1958 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, 773-862-6600.
 
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.
 
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. 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.
Skokie, IL 60076

847-673-5711



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