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October 27
Newcomer mfk. is hosting a “seaside lunch” at noon ($97), complete with wine pairings. The menu is in the works. mfk., 432 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-857-2540.
October 30
The Downers Grove location of Carlucci will host a four-course wine dinner with Y. Rousseau at 6:30 p.m. The Tuscan-inspired eats will pair with vinos from Mount Veeder, Alder Springs Vineyard, Russian River and Moon Mountain. The cost is $75 per person. Carlucci, 1801 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, IL 60515, 847-666-8885.
November 11
Wildfire will host a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. featuring Louis M. Martini. Proceeds will benefit Culinary Care, a non-profit organization that delivers meals to caregivers and those managing the stress of cancer. Wildfire, 159 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-787-9000.
November 21-22
The 30th Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend will feature several events, including winery luncheons, a beer-pairing dinner, wine and cheese receptions, and a horse-drawn wagon parade. For more information, visit

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.
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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