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Warm up with a FEW Spirits bourbon whiskey dinner at Wildfire Chicago!
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Warm up with a FEW Spirits bourbon whiskey dinner at Wildfire Chicago!

January 24 Tuesday
Wildfire Chicago
159 W. Erie
Chicago,IL 60654
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Enjoy an evening of all things bourbon! Our Executive Chefs will prepare a custom four-course menu of food and bourbon pairings from Few Spirits. The evening begins with a reception of passed appetizers and the first pairing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m., and is priced at $85.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). For more information or to make a reservation, please call Nicole or Sarah at 312-787-9000.

BIN 36 Wine Class: Blind Tasting For Wine Geeks
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BIN 36 Wine Class: Blind Tasting For Wine Geeks

January 25 Wednesday
BIN 36
161 N. Jefferson St.
Chicago,IL 60605
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For all the wine connoisseurs out there, come test your nose and palate! Celebrate rich texture, plump, generous and packed with all the extras … oak, ripe fruit and nuts. Engaging mouth feel and flavors that deliver a completely satisfying experience. And yes, there’s a little spice thrown in just to keep it interesting.

5 Course Trefethen Wine Dinner with Wine maker Bryan Kays
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5 Course Trefethen Wine Dinner with Wine maker Bryan Kays

January 25 Wednesday
Morton's The Steakhouse
65 E. Wacker Place
Chicago,IL 60601
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5 Course Wine Dinner with Trefethen Wines and Wine maker Bryan Kays $175 per person Includes Tax and Gratuity See invite for Exclusive Wines and Food Courses

Chicago Ale fest
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Chicago Ale fest

January 28 Saturday
Navy Pier AON Grand Ballroom
600 E. GRAND AVENUE
CHICAGO,IL 60611
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The 2017 Chicago Ale Fest – Winter Edition will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. The fest will feature more then 150 American Craft Beers, Chicago’s favorite food trucks and a DJ spinning an all-vinyl playlist. Join us Navy Pier for one of the most anticipated winter beer events of the year.
Two Sessions: Session 1 Early Admission $60 Early Admission Designated Driver: $25 12:00 to 4:00 pm General Admission $50 Designated Driver: $20 1:00 to 4:00 pm Session 2 Early Admission $60 Early Admission Designated Driver: $25 6:00 to 10:00 pm General Admission $50 Designated Driver: $20 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Italian Wine Basics, from Grape to Glass
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Italian Wine Basics, from Grape to Glass

January 28 Saturday
Eataly Chicago
43 East Ohio Street
Chicago,IL 60611
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Italy is the world’s second largest wine producer, but navigating an Italian wine section can be a daunting task. In this beginners wine class, our Eatalian wine expert will help you to distinguish Italian grapes and taste wine like a pro. One thing that makes Italian wines so fascinating is the diversity in both culture and geography throughout the country. We will explore the different wine regions within Italy, indigenous Italian grapes and the proper method to sip, swirl and taste. We will guide you through a selection of 5 Italian vini accompanied by Italian antipasti. Guests will receive wine tasting notes to take home. Additional Information Please note, class includes a guided tasting and is not hands-on. Seating is guaranteed but is first-come, first-served. Doors open 10 minutes before the start of class. Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Menu is subject to slight change. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions. If we are not notified ahead of time of any special needs, we may not be able to accommodate them. All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older. Pricing is inclusive of service and exclusive of Chicago sales tax

2017 I Heart Whiskey Tasting Chicago
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2017 I Heart Whiskey Tasting Chicago

January 28 Saturday
Joy District
112 W Hubbard St
Chicago,IL 60654
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My Drink On is excited to host a special winter whiskey tasting event that will excite your pallet and tease your taste buds! Get ready to engage your senses! Enjoy an intimate setting with whiskey reps showcasing a few of their top brands.

Package Includes: 2 Hour Whiskey Tasting (2 1/2 for VIP) 15 Tasting Tickets (More available for purchase - 100% charity) Featured Food & Drink Specials Vote for top brand
Special Whiskey Gift! First Time Lyft users, use code MDO50 for $50 in rides! Portion of proceeds benefit local charity

Stout & Chili Night VI
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Stout & Chili Night VI

January 28 Saturday
CHAOS Brew Club
2417 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago,IL 60612
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CHAOS is Chicago's premier home brew club with its own dedicated brew space. This is CHAOS Brew Club's 6th annual Stout & Chili Night and the ultimate winter warmer: hot, spicy chili paired with dark, roasted stouts. It's no wonder Stout & Chili Night has become the most popular of CHAOS Brew Club's seasonal parties! 30+ home brewed stouts and other styles of beer brewed by CHAOS members (some of whom have gone pro!) along with some guest taps from professional breweries; not to mention delicious chilis. A no-strings-attached $35 Trial Membership gets you in the door.

16th Annual dVine Affair Wine Tasting
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16th Annual d'Vine Affair Wine Tasting

January 29 Sunday
Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago,IL 60604
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Cheers! Come enjoy the 16th Annual d’Vine Affair! Spend a fabulous afternoon at the 16th Annual d’Vine Affair, a premier wine & craft beer tasting event held at the Union League Club of Chicago! Boasting 250 different wines from around the world and several craft and imported beers, guests will be able to sample wines from more than 90 vintners, and beer from at least 5 breweries many of which will be poured by the vintners and brewers themselves, along with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts. The afternoon event will feature an educational seminar, tastings, silent auction and prize raffle. The silent auction will showcase an amazing array of wine and other items, plus a raffle drawing will give guests a chance to stock up their own wine cellar! Attendees will also have the opportunity to order their favorite wines from the tasting, from representatives of Vin Chicago, who will be on site.

Guided Wine Tasting: Perfect Wines for Valentines Day
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Guided Wine Tasting: Perfect Wines for Valentine's Day

February 4 Saturday
Eataly Chicago
43 E Ohio St
Chicago,IL 60611
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Would you like to learn more about the world of Italian wine? In this guided tasting, our expert beverage manager will highlight some of the most delicious wines to set the mood for a romantic Valentine's Day celebration. Guests will sample 1 sparkling, 1 red and 1 dessert wine paired with complementary antipasti and chocolate. This session will last approximately 45 minutes. Additional Information Includes a guided tasting and is not hands-on. Seating is guaranteed but is first-come, first-served. Check-in begins 10 minutes before the start of the tasting. Duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Menu is subject to slight change. All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older. Pricing is inclusive of service and exclusive of Chicago sales tax.

Fine Vintage WSET Level 1 Award in Wines: 1 day course
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'Fine Vintage' WSET Level 1 Award in Wines: 1 day course

February 5 Sunday
The Chopping Block
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza,
Suite 107
Chicago,IL 60654
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The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course is the ideal place to start. It is an introductory course suited to those with a basic knowledge as well as total beginners. There are no pre-requisites to take this course. The Level 1 course focuses on learning the art of wine tasting, pairing food and wine, and covers the characteristics of the major grape varieties. We also delve into grape growing and winemaking, serving and cellaring wine, and include an overview on local wines. There are lots of delicious wines that we taste during the course, and you can sit back and learn from our passionate and entertaining instructors, who are the very best in their region. In addition to the fantastic wines you’ll experiment with wine and food matching exercises. It's all in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. It's a great course and over 75% of students continue to the intermediate. The Level 1 exam involves a multiple choice paper consisting of 30 questions. We have a 98% pass rate! The exam takes place at the end of the 1 day course, and at the end of the last evening of the 4 week course. It usually takes students less than 25 minutes to complete. Upon successful completion, you will receive the WSET Level 1 Certificate, which is a formal qualification in wine. As soon as you register you will receive an email with a link to an online study guide. It takes about 1 hour to read the guide. You will also get a hard copy at the start of the course. Starter kit: You will need to purchase a starter kit, consisting of 6 ISO tasting glasses and a carry bag ($45), Everyone appreciates having their own professional wine tasting glasses so you can practice at home and then bring your own glasses to the course. You will be given the kit on the first day of the course and they are yours to keep.