We are a craft beer and wine studio located in historic downtown Itasca, Illinois. Occupying the old city hall building along the new Salt Creek Riverwalk, our comfortable and cozy establishment has been called a “gem in the western suburbs.”
With every visit to Wine With Me you’ll enjoy great wines, learn more about wine and treat yourself to a unique wine experience. Affordably priced wine is available by the glass, by the bottle or by the case. We stock over 600 bottles of wine from around the world—nearly 200 wines are available at $12 or less, plus an extensive selection of estate and reserve wines. Wine by the glass changes weekly with many wine varieties to choose from. Or select any bottle in the store and drink it there with only a $10 corkage fee. In addition to fine wines, we can also delight your palate with eclectic spirits, small batch and microbrew beer plus a unique selection of cheeses and chocolates. And, be sure to check out our plethora of wine-related products and gift baskets for any occasion. Our monthly Wine Club makes wine tasting fun and easy with customized memberships that cater to your particular tastes. Club members receive a bottle of wine each month, carefully selected for its uniqueness, exceptional flavor, and compatibility with food. Easily accessible by the Metra train system, Wine With Me is located on the southwest corner of Irving Park Road and Walnut Street.
Hearts & Flowers & Wine -- the perfect Valentine's Day trio!
Check out Wines.com T-U-R-K-E-Y strategies for Thanksgiving dinner wines . . .
We are thankful for a lot of things--especially YOU, our wonderful, warm and witty patrons!
As of this Friday, 13 wineries have been either badly damaged or destroyed in fires raging through Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.
mercurynews.com Two more Napa wineries and one in Redwood Valley join list of those destroyed by fires that continue to burn in Northern California.
Wine bottles from Signorello Estate winery in Napa, which was destroyed in the Alta Peak fire that began Sunday night.
latimes.com The popular Signorello Estate winery in Napa and the historic Round Barn of Fountaingrove in Santa Rosa have been destroyed by wildfires sweeping across parts of Napa and Sonoma counties.
Fire officials said they considered the relatively open space of vineyards, which hold more moisture than oak forests, to be a natural firebreak that allowed their forces to concentrate on protecting populated areas and structures.
latimes.com Many vineyards in Napa and Sonoma appear to have survived the flames and may have helped keep the fire in check, according to fire, wine industry and agriculture officials.
Several wineries have been totally destroyed, while others have been damaged extensively.
mercurynews.com Several wineries in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties were destroyed by the wildfires sweeping through Northern California.
This summer we're open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 2-9 pm and Friday & Saturday from 2 -10 pm. We're closed Sunday & Monday. See you at the shop!
L'occasion has again won the Wine Blog Award for Best Overall Wine Blog.
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Certain glass shapes for certain wines enhance your tasting experience.
winefolly.com Certain glass shapes work better for specific wines. Find out why and how to select the ideal wine glass for your personal drinking preferences.
Hug a veteran today!
In the spirit of Halloween (pun intended) we offer you a couple of scary-named wines—Boneshaker Zinfandel and Bogle Phantom—and a fine craft beer—Dia De Los Muertos. Enjoy while you’re scaring someone!
We've got a pretty good idea of what wines or beer will pair nicely with these eight delectable dishes! We'll be happy to suggest some so don't forget to ask us the next time you're in the shop.
blog.williams-sonoma.com Today marks the first day of fall. Kick off the season with these eight recipes that are sure to get you pumped for Autumn.
If you enjoy Rose all year round, then stop by and check out our Rose Sale.
Happy Autumnal Equinox! To help you usher in autumn, our staff has selected their at-the-moment favorites.
POWER OUTAGE! Just want to let everyone know that the shop has no power this afternoon. ComEd says we might have lights back by 5 pm. We'll keep you posted.
Here's an interesting concept--match your wine to the toppings on your burger . . .
After more than six years with us, Ron Rippley is leaving Wine With Me. He has accepted the position as corporate chef for a restaurant equipment supply company. Ron joined Wine With Me in July 2009, and since that time he’s been a huge part of our business. Sunday, March 13th will be Ron's last day with us. We invite you to stop by between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to have a splash with Ron and wish him well. Ron, thanks for all you brought to Wine With Me. We’re happy for you and wish you the best in your new endeavor!
We've selected a couple sparkling wines, a wonderful Champagne, and Lust Zinfandel to enhance your Valentine's Day--all at special pricing!
Check out #8--bringing bubbly back to life with a raisin!
thekitchn.com Thinking of pickling up a bottle of bubbly this weekend? Like chocolate, Champagne gets lumped in with the tropes of Valentine's Day, but hey — I will take any opportunity to drink more Champagne. Just don't stop after the holiday. Consider Valentine's Day this year an opportunity to brush up on you…
With the consumption last year of 2.8 million bottles of rosé champagne, the U.S.is the world’s number two export market.
forbes.com Nothing shouts “romance” quite like champagne, and no style of champagne is better suited for celebrating Valentine’s Day than rosé.
STAFF FAVORITE. Angie’s pick is Mas Donis Barrica, from Montsant, Spain ($10.99). This Spanish red wine is composed of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, aged nine months in both new and used French and American oak. Wine Advocate's Robert Parker writes, "The Grenache comes from 70-year-old vines, and the Syrah from 30-year-old vines. It is difficult to find a better value than this incredibly rich effort. The bouquet offers up a smorgasbord of aromas, including crushed rocks, spring flowers, kirsch liqueur and blacker fruits. Full-bodied with a velvety, voluptuous texture, and admirable opulence, density, purity and texture, it is nearly impossible to believe that something this good could be priced at [under] $12 a bottle."
We’ve got Fiftieth Reserve, the first and only commemorative Super Bowl 50 wine! This one-of-a-kind, limited release honors the landmark NFL event. Fiftieth Reserve is a 2013 Napa Valley Bordeaux-style red wine, sourced from pedigreed single vineyard sites from Napa Valley’s venerable Spring Mountain District. The wine is a blend of 67% Merlot, 14.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 5.7% Petit Verdot.
Opaque depth of red ruby color, Fiftieth Reserve expresses rich, dark fruit aromas composed of dark cherry, bay leaf and dried herbs. On the palate, ripe boysenberry and Santa Rosa plum are complemented by a milk chocolate nuance from well-integrated spicy oak. The velvety tannins lead to a long finish and speak to this wine’s immense ageability. Drink now or enjoy for up to 20 years. Super Bowl Special Price $85.99!
In December, the French wine trade's lobby group, Vin & Société, launched a new sensible drinking campaign based on "official" drinking guidelines, as issued by the French ministry of health. Their definition of "a glass" actually is 100ml (3.4oz) of wine at 12% alcohol. Ahh, but in French restaurants and wine bars generally the pours for wine by the glass are 120-150ml (4-5oz), 20-50% larger than the glass size in the awareness campaign. And, in the US, the upper level of 5oz is classed as a standard wine pour, also using 12% alcohol as its benchmark.
wine-searcher.com Why we have to pay attention to wine glass sizes. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher
Looking for a few good wine blogs? Wine Turtle has compiled a list of the best blogs run by individuals or a small group of people rather than those backed by large companies.
wineturtle.com A list of the 103 best wine blogs out there with a description for each. If you're looking to learn about wine and figure out where, this is the place.
Get comfy on a wintry day with a glass of vino and this interesting video on Alsace . . .
Have you tried Blanc de Bleu yet? It's a sparkling wine from California made from Chardonnay grapes with blueberries added! Our price is $17.99 per bottle for this standout wine.
Don't worry--there's still time to stock up on Champagnes and sparkling wines. We're open tonight until 10 pm and tomorrow from 2 pm to 8 pm. Stop on by!
Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season, dear friends and fellow wine lovers!
Drop your gym bag at our bar stool . . .
wsav.com he Huffington Post on Friday reported on a new study out of The University of Alberta that shows that drinking a glass of red wine may have the same affect on the body as an hour at the gym.
Gift baskets are always a thoughtful gift for friends, colleagues and business associates. Order your basket by this Friday, December 18.
What is more fitting during the Christmas season than the story “The Star Talers” (“Die Sterntaler“) about the girl who gave all her belongings to the poor and received silver coins from stars for her kindness! Sternthaler has been producing superb Glühwein specialties for decades. Their most popular mulled wine is the original Sternthaler Nürnberger Christkindles Glühwein portraying the Sternthaler girl and the famous Kaiser castle of Nuremberg on the label.
The recipe of this famous mulled wine is a well-kept secret—we can only tell you that it is a delectable combination of red wine, exotic spices and other ingredients. Glühwein is ready to drink; simply heat (do not boil) to enjoy. Glühwein is a special treat on a cold day or any day and is also excellent when served over ice. Our price is $7.99 per one liter bottle. ENJOY!
You know we're not shy about sharing wines we like! So, here are the wines we'll have at our Thanksgiving dinner tables: Angie--Laurenz Gruner Veltliner and Tres Picos Garnacha; Ron--Emile Beyer Pinot Gris; Andy--Rosenblum Monte Rosso Zinfandel; Mark--Elk Cove Riesling. Click on the link below to find out why we like these wines.
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Fine wine theft is a relatively new thing because wine values are so much higher now than they have ever been. And, stealing a ton of wine isn’t necessary since individual bottles can be worth thousands of dollars.
npr.org Wine theft is on the upswing — particularly of very high-end, irreplaceable bottles. Some restaurants and wineries have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of wine in a single heist.
Glorious autumn! Get out on the trails and enjoy this wonderful season!
We remember September 11, 2001 . . .
ibtimes.com 9/11 is not a federal holiday, but many people commemorate it nonetheless.
Remember Pabst Blue Ribbon? The brewery is coming back to Milwaukee, where next summer it will open a microbrewery and tasting room at the former Pabst Brewing complex.
jsonline.com Pabst Brewing Co. will again brew beer in Milwaukee at the site of its historic former brewery, which the company shut down nearly 20 years ago.
Since 1827 it has become traditional for a woman, called the sponsor or godmother, to christen a ship. It's very bad luck if the bottle doesn’t break, so ladies, if you’re ever called to christen a ship, swing hard!
bottlenotes.com Good luck ceremonies have accompanied ship launchings since the first ship was launched. The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all had elaborate ceremonies involving prayer, sacrifice, and christening with liquid before the ship was allowed to leave port. Our current American tradition began in 1…
You know we are cycling enthusiasts, as are many of our Wine With Me friends. Keep up with the Tour de France race and share some wine with us as at the bar during the next couple of weeks. The 102th edition ends on July 26th and racers have completed 10 of the 21 stages, which cover a total distance of 3,360 kilometres (2088 miles).
letour.fr Tour de France 2015 - Official site of the famed race from the Tour de France. Includes route, riders, teams, and coverage of past Tours.
Can't make it to Daley Plaza this evening? Stop by the shop and celebrate Bastille Day with us!
bastilledaychicago.org Bastille Day, Chicago, 2015, 14 juillet, USA
Pop into the shop and celebrate the holiday with us! Holiday hours are: FRIDAY July 3 / 2:00 - 7 :00 pm, SATURDAY July 4 / Noon - 4:00 pm, SUNDAY July 5 / Closed. Have a truly great 4th of July!!
What's your theory on why we clink wine glasses?
bottlenotes.com Why do we clink our wine glasses together before we drink? No one knows exactly—but there are theories behind this high-spirited practice and they lie in a darker, more dangerous world than ours.
JUST ARRIVED! Veneziano Sprizzzissimo is a blend of Prosecco and the Italian bitter orange liqueur Aperol (similar to Campari). This is a ready-to-drink version of one of the most popular cocktails in Italy. Serve it alone or over ice with a slice of orange for a bittersweet treat! Perfect as an aperitif. $13.99
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A small, 2-barrel nano-brewery located in the Chicago suburb of Itasca. We brew a wide variety of beers in addition to crafting our own sodas
Chicago's hidden Craft Brewery in the suburbs serving up award-winning traditional European beer. Visit us for a tour or enjoy our taproom.
This is the official Aria Lounge Events site for the Itasca location.
Great Italian food in Itasca near the Metra Station on Walnut. Casale's Pizza is right next door for carry out.
Fun & Casual Restaurant with a Sophisticated Pub Style Menu and Cocktails. Live Music Every Fri & Sat Night, Memorial Day Weekend thru October. Great Outdoor Atmosphere Featuring Fire Pits, Bocce Ball, Golf & Entertainment. Great for Family & Friends.