Tasting Events
Experience Bulgaria in Wine by Manastira Wine Cellar, Bulgaria
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Experience Bulgaria in Wine by Manastira Wine Cellar, Bulgaria

September 26 Tuesday
BIN36
161 N. Jefferson street
Chicago,Illinois 60661
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Come with us off the beaten path! Take part in a new and authentic wine experience from one of the ancient winemaking regions of the world - The Upper Thracian Valley in Bulgaria. Consider yourself in good company – historic poems and documents indicate that Greek gods, Roman emperors, and mod[...]

Bulgarian Winemakers Dinner - Explore the Thracian Valley
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Bulgarian Winemaker's Dinner - Explore the Thracian Valley

September 26 Tuesday
Bin36
161 N. Jefferson street
Chicago,Illinois 60661
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Come with us off the beaten path! Take part in a new and authentic wine experience from one of the ancient winemaking regions of the world - The Upper Thracian Valley in Bulgaria. Consider yourself in good company – historic poems and documents indicate that Greek gods, Roman emperors, and mod[...]

Experience Bulgaria in Wine- presented by Manastira Winery, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
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Experience Bulgaria in Wine- presented by Manastira Winery, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria

September 26 Tuesday
BIN36
161 N. Jefferson street
Chicago,Illinois 60661
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Come with us off the beaten path!  Take part in a new and authentic wine experience from one of the ancient winemaking regions of the world - The Upper Thracian Valley in Bulgaria. Consider yourself in good company – historic poems and documents indicate that Greek gods, Roman emperors, and modern times leaders, such as Winston Churchill, all had a deep fondness and appreciation for Bulgarian wine. Wine cellar Manastira is located in one of the most suitable regions for grape growing in Bulgaria- The Upper Thracian Valley. The climate conditions of the region provide a unique opportunity for producing rich and deep wines.  Explore the joy of non-traditional and unique wines, and be part of the upcoming trend of discovering new wine world treasures! The Wine Dinner will feature tasting of three of the best-selling wines of the winery pared with delicious food creations of Executive Chef Angelina Bastidas.   Ticket includes a 3-course plated dinner each paired with a white, a red, and a rose wine. You'll also enjoy 10% off your in-store retail after the Wine Dinner

Tantas Peruvian & Chilean Crossover Soiree
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Tanta's Peruvian & Chilean Crossover Soiree

September 27 Wednesday
Tanta Chicago
118 West Grand Avenue
Chicago,IL 60654
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On Wednesday, September 27, Tanta and Vine Connections celebrate the end of summer with Peruvian fare and Chilean wines on our exclusive rooftop terrace! Mingle on Tanta's rooftop terrace and enjoy some Chef Jesus Delgado's signature items such as spoons of cebiches, anticuchos (Peruvian skewers) and handmade empanadas. Guests may stop by different stations to taste unique Peruvian items paired with Chilean wines including Casa Silva 'Los Lingues' Carmenere 2014, Garcia + Schwaderer Facundo 2012 and Amayna Pinot Noir 2013 and much more by Vine Connections. Ticket price is $75 per guest which includes passed appetizers, wines poured by Vine Collections, tax and gratuity. Cash bar will be available for guests to order Tanta's signature cocktails and beverages. Tickets are limited and all sales final. Pro Tip: Never pass up a Tanta event!

Building Brews: Craft Beer Tasting Event
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Building Brews: Craft Beer Tasting Event

September 28 Thursday
Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago,IL 60604
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Join CEF for an evening of craft beer. Explore the science behind brewing in a short panel discussion, followed by a beer tasting event featuring a variety of craft breweries. This fun and informative evening includes raffle prizes, more than a dozen brewers, and your chance to pick the evening's best brewery. Proceeds benefit the CEF Incentive Awards, providing scholarship opportunities for Chicago students studying engineering. Tickets available: $50 (a 21 and over event)Participating Breweries:5 Rabbit, Around the Bend, Brickstone, Dovetail, Empirical, Flossmoor Station, Maplewood, Penrose, Revolution, Right Bee Cider, and Vice District For details visit: http://www.chicagoengineersfoundation.org/events/cef-events/building-brews-craft-beer-tasting-event

Perfect Pairing Cooking Class with Chef Fabio Viviani
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Perfect Pairing Cooking Class with Chef Fabio Viviani

September 29 Friday
Jewel-Osco
370 North Desplaines Street
Chicago,IL 60661
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Transport yourself to Italy with Chef Fabio Viviani, and the delicious flavors of Johnsonville® Italian Sausage and Fatty Pope Wine. Fabio Viviani, former Top Chef contestant and renowned restaurantuer,  recently worked with the members of Johnsonville who make the leading Italian Sausage in America to create an online series called Dinner is Served. Have a taste of one of these recipes at Jewel-Osco’s in store bar, Kinzie on the Rocks! You’ll also be treated to a gourmet appetizer and dessert, all paired with Fatty Pope Wine. The Best part? All items featured throughout the evening can be found at Jewel-Osco! The $50 ticket purchase lets you and a guest enjoy this delicious three-course meal. Must be 21 or older to purchase. Appetizer Stuffed Mushrooms Featuring Johnsonville® Ground Italian Sausage Main Dish Rigatoni Sausage Carbonara  Featuring Johnsonville® Italian Sausage Links  Dessert Tiramisu Served with Fresh Berries Wine Pairing: Fatty Pope Red Blend Wine  Whether entertaining is your game or you're learning to boil water, join us and learn a thing or two!

Chicago 2017 Fall Whiskey Fest
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Chicago 2017 Fall Whiskey Fest

September 30 Saturday
Trophy Room
170 W Ontario
Chicago,IL 60654
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DESCRIPTION   Fall Whiskey Fest is a celebration of September being Whiskey Month! Get ready to engage your senses! Enjoy an intimate setting with whiskey reps showcasing a few of their top brands. Check In Location: Trophy Room (170 W Ontario) Check out who is signed up to go on&[...]

Chicago 2017 Fall Whiskey Festival
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Chicago 2017 Fall Whiskey Festival

September 30 Saturday
Trophy Room
170 W Ontario
Chicago,Illinois 60654
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Fall Whiskey Festival is a celebration of September being Whiskey Month! Get ready to engage your senses! Enjoy an intimate setting with whiskey reps showcasing a few of their top brands.  Check In Location: Trophy Room (170 W Ontario) Check out who is signed up to go on Facebook  Package Includes: 2 Hour Whiskey Tasting (2 1/2 for VIP) 15 Tasting Tickets (More available for purchase - 100% charity) Featured Food & Drink Specials: Trophy Room - Specials Coming Soon! Vote for Top Brands (Use #FallWhiskeyFestival) Special Whiskey Gift Giveaway! First Time Lyft users, use code BeSocial for up to $5 in free rides! Have a large group or a ton of friends!? Raise for a Cause and $10 additional will go to local charity! Portion of proceeds benefit local charity  Featured Brands:  Released soon!   Use social media outlets Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to share your experience and vote for best whiskey! #FallWhiskeyFest Check out other Events Must be 21+ w/ State Issued ID No Refunds Please contact organizer directly with any questions.

5th Annual Harvest HopDown Beer Fest
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5th Annual Harvest HopDown Beer Fest

October 6 Friday
The Plaza at Millennium Park
11 N Michigan Ave
Chicago,IL 60602
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Celebrate Fall in Chicago at this great seasonal event kicking off our annual Fall Fest! Guests receive a complimentary tasting glass and a voting card to choose the 2017 Harvest HopDown winner! Ticket includes unlimited seasonal beer tastings from over 25 breweries, beer bites, live music & more!21+ only 2016 Participating Breweries: 5 Rabbit Cerveceria Bedford Park, ILAle Syndicate Chicago, ILAnchor Brewing Company San Francisco, CAAround The Bend Beer Co. Chicago, ILBaderbräu Chicago, ILBell's Brewery Kalamazoo, MIBoulevard Brewing Company Kansas City, MOBrooklyn Brewery New York, NYBurnt City Brewing Chicago, ILFounders Brewing Co. Grand Rapids, MIGoose Island Beer Co. Chicago, ILMaplewood Brewery & Distillery Chicago, ILSaugatuck Brewing Co. Douglas, MISchlafly Beer St. Louis, MOSchmaltz Brewing Clifton Park, NYShiner Beer Shiner, TXSummit Brewing Co. St. Paul, MNSweetwater Brewing Co. Atlanta, GATemperance Beer Co. Evanston, ILUpland Brewing Co. Bloomington, INUrban Chestnut Brewing Co. St. Louis, MOVirtue Cider Fennville, MIWiseacre Brewing Memphis, TN   THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT!

The Whisky Extravaganza
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The Whisky Extravaganza

October 12 Thursday
The Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago,IL 60604
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The Tasting Whether a serious whisky aficionado or just at the beginning of your whisky affair, you’ll no doubt find something to ignite your passion at The Whisky Extravaganza. Join fellow whisky enthusiasts in an exploration of a wide range of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch and other unique whiskies from around the world. Receive a special souvenir tasting glass to properly nose and sample whisky while indulging in delicious culinary pairings. Masterclass details coming soon. All ticket buyers will receive an email with details once registration is open.

Includes whisky tastings, souvenir tasting glass, and access to Masterclasses with prior registration.