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Chicago Wine Tastings & Events

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June 6
Enjoy a fondue dinner paired with the best of Oregon’s Argyle Winery beginning at 6:30 pm. The event will include a four-course dinner featuring salad, cheese fondue, beef tenderloin, chicken and jumbo shrimp for the main course fondue, flaming chocolate fondue for dessert. Each course will include a wine pairing and a representative from Argyle Winery will be on hand to provide commentary and answer questions. Cost is $60 per person, which includes the wines, dinner, tax and gratuity. Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-281-9101.
June 25
Inspired by her annual food and music bash Feedback at SXSW in Austin, Rachael Ray is bringing the festival to Chicago for the first time. The event takes place at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo with musical headliners Grace Potter and Lee Fields & The Expressions. In addition to the multiple artist lineup, festivities will include Rachael Ray's selections of food and drink. For more information, visit the official Feedback website. Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614, 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.

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.
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.

Also consult GAYOT's listings of Chicago Culinary Events

For additional information on wine events, please contact:

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