Chicago Wine Shops
I will be in Chicago for a week and was wondering if there are any wine shops to check out. Any where in the city will work and I enjoy Bordeaux and Burgundy.
I haven't been home since 2003, but I can say that I still do a lot of business online with Hart Davis Hart. No idea if they have a retail frontage or not though. I'll ask some of my buddies back home who they are using in the city. -mJ
Sam's Wine is a huge retail store with a large selection of both Bordeaux and Burgundy. Randolph Wine Cellars is a small store, with well-chosen wines. Locals also frequently recommend Binny's, and I see that Binny's is buying Sam's. Although I'm from out-of-town, I've been to the first two wine shops and recommend them; haven't been to Binny's.
Lots of neighborhoods have cute little wine shops that you can check out, and that will get you out and about in the city. Check out Kafka in Lakeview for a fun place that has lots of value-priced options. And then head up to Andersonville for In Fine Spirits with a great selection and a wine bar next door.
Highly recommend Binny's. Huge selections from the world over. Better on Bords than Burgs though.
If you're in Roscoe Village try Lush, there's also a location on the southside I think.
11860 S Cicero Ave, Alsip, IL 60803
The House of Glunz, 1202 North Wells (at Division) was established by a German immigrant wine merchant in 1888 and has been in business ever since. For website google "glunz wine chicago". Very close to downtown; take Red Line subway to Clark & Division then walk west two blocks to Wells.
House of Glunz
1206 N Wells St, Chicago, IL