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August 22-23
The Naperville Wine Festival is slated for August 22 and 23, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and 3 p.m.-9 p.m., respectively. The annual event will be held at CityGate Centre in Naperville, with proceeds benefitting the Naperville Area Humane Society. The cost is $35 at the door and $30 in advance. For more information, visit Naperville Wine Festival, CityGate Centre, 2135 City Gate Ln., Naperville, IL 60563, 877-772-5425.
September 5
The Galena Food & Wine Festival will be held at the Galena Convention Center from 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The event costs $50 per person, including wine and food, or $30 without wine tasting for designated drivers. For more information, visit Galena Food & Wine Festival, Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr., Galena, IL 61036, no phone.

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 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 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.
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.
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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