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suzieq4 Jan 16, 2011 03:40 PM

We just returned from Germany and would like to purchase some German wines - both white and red. We had a few riesling that were minerally and not sweet. I haven't been able to find rieslings like that in Chicago. We also had a nice Ahr spatburglunder and Lemberg trocken. I would also like to find excellent trockenbeerauselese and eisweins. There used to be a store in Lincoln Park or a little farther north that specialized in German and Austrian wine but I can't remember the name of it. I think they went out of business. Thanks for any ideas.
My daughter lives in DC so if you know of a wine store in the DC area or Northern VA, that would be helpful too. We could go there the next time we visit her.

  1. nsxtasy Jan 29, 2011 11:32 AM

    This topic is a duplicate of the one at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/760058 and you'll find several replies over there.

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      cubsrule Jan 29, 2011 10:37 AM

      You can also try contacting Craig Perman from Perman Wine Selections. He is located in the West Loop and has a vast knowledge and great selection of wines from Europe. You can call or just stop in. He is a great guy to talk to and can give great recommendations based on what you might be looking for.

      http://www.permanwine.com/

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        ddixson73 Jan 29, 2011 10:20 AM

        Did you already try Binny's? Several locations, but I was thinking the new/old Sam's wine and liquor site by Goose Island would have a nice selection.

        http://www.binnys.com/index.cfm

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