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Chicago Wine Tastings & Events


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October 1
Grand Cochon, the finale event of the COCHON 555 (five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers) competition series, will crown the winner. Created to promote a national conversation around the sustainable farming of heritage-breed pigs, each event challenges chefs to prepare a menu from heritage breed pigs. For more information, visit the 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.
 
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.
 

Also consult GAYOT's listings of Chicago Culinary Events


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RECOMMENDED WINE SHOP
For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Schaefer's
9965 Gross Point Rd.
Skokie, IL 60076

847-673-5711



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