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Introducing our New General Manager...

We are thrilled to share some big news at Peterson's! We have recently welcomed, Karen Doran, to our Peterson team. Karen will be taking on a large role at Peterson's as General Manager of both Peterson locations.

Karen is no stranger to retail and brings a stellar reputation and strong connections in the area of retail liquor sales. She has experience leading a large organization through her experience as an assistant store manager for Jewel Osco where she stayed true to the intentions and culture instilled by Jewel Osco’s years of retail experience. We couldn't be more excited to have Karen join our growing team and hope you will help us welcome her with open arms the next time you are shopping in our stores!

Fall Wine Tasting Series- 50 Different Wines at each tasting
Saturday, September 28th: 1-5pm @ Gartner Road
Saturday, November 2nd: 1-5pm @ Chicago Avenue

 

Fall is slowly approaching and so is our favorite time of year in wine country. While most of our winemaker friends in California, Oregon and Washington are planning their wine harvests, we are eagerly planning our Fall Wine Tasting Series to celebrate these magical wines. Join us for two epic tastings as we showcase new releases to the Peterson collection. Each tasting will have 50 fabulous wines and an even better story to go along with it. Stay tuned for updates on new products, special visitors and other exciting news pertaining to our upcoming Fall Tasting Series!

Vin de France Wine Tasting
Saturday, September 14th : 1-5pm @ Gartner Road

It’s no secret, French wine labels are sometimes impossible to decipher and a little bit intimidating. Learning just a couple of key facts can go a long way in selecting a French bottle of wine. This tasting will walk you through a flight of delicious French wines, giving you all the confidence you need the next time you are shopping for wine or dining at a restaurant! 

Peterson's Mid-Year Top 10 Best Selling Wines
Saturday, August 17: 1-5pm @ both locations (each store will pour 5 wines)

Walking into our stores, you will find a Weekly Top Ten displayed showing the previous weeks best selling wines. This popular showcase provides inspiration for our avid wine shoppers and gives our regulars a little excitement when they see their favorite wines made the list! Since so many of you love shopping off of this lineup, we decided to give our fan favorites the attention they deserve and showcase our Mid-Year Best Selling wines! Join us this Saturday, August 17th at our Gartner Road and Chicago Avenue locations to taste these very popular wines.

Summertime Craft Beer Extravaganza
Saturday, August 10: 1-5pm @ Peterson’s Chicago Ave. store

The sun is shining and we are continuing tradition by bringing you our Summertime Craft Beer Extravaganza! This tasting is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to speak to company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews. It is also an opportunity to discover and taste new beers and ales from some of our favorites brewers including Miskatonic, 2 Fools Cider, Maplewood, Half Acre, Forbidden Root,Tribes, Boston Beer, Founders, Lagunitas, Church Street, Marz Brewing and Shortfuse Brewing. Enjoy what is left of Summer and get a sneak peak at some of the first released Octoberfest beers!

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TASTE 40-50 BEERS THIS SATURDAY- HERE'S A SNEAK PEAK AT OUR LINEUP SO FAR...

Miskatonic Brewing - Vox Pilsner, West Coast Wizard IPA, Little Gray Belgian Wheat, Oktoberfest
Forbidden Root - Sparkling Rosé Ale - 10% abv Belgian Tripel brewed with Niagara grapes and hibiscus, Sublime Ginger - 5% wheat ale brewed with Key Limes and Ginger, Fernetic - Fernet inspired black ale (50 case run)
Marz Brewing - Jungle Boogie, Overhaze (Hazy IPA), Chug Life Lager, Bubbly Kriek(sour).
Half Acre - featuring Double Daisy Cutter
Lagunitas - Daytime, Little Sumpin Hazy, IPA
Maplewood - Pulaski Pilsner, Fat Pug Oatmeal Stout, Charlatan APA, Son of Juice IPA.

AND MANY MORE!

DON'T MISS OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE SUMMER!

DOLLAR SALE PREVIEW WINE TASTING
Featuring 10 Wines each tasting!

Saturday, July 13 and Saturday July 20: 1pm - 5pm
@ Peterson's Chicago Avenue location

Join us two Saturday's in a row for an epic tasting featuring some of our Dollar Sale favorites. Each Saturday will have a different line up of wines featured, with savings of nearly 50%!

DON'T MISS OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE SUMMER!

DOLLAR SALE PREVIEW WINE TASTING
Featuring 10 Wines each tasting!

Saturday, July 13 and Saturday July 20: 1pm - 5pm
@ Peterson's Chicago Avenue location

Join us two Saturday's in a row for an epic tasting featuring some of our Dollar Sale favorites. Each Saturday will have a different line up of wines featured, with savings of nearly 50%!

BBQ Reds with Joe Bonk
Saturday, June 15: 1-5pm @ Chicago Avenue


Kick off Father's Day weekend with veteran wine rep and dad himself, Joe Bonk, as he shares his incredible book of wines and favorite big reds perfect for Father's Day and BBQ. Joe has been a long standing wine rep for Peterson's since opening our doors in 2002. During that time, he has created his own fan club in our stores drawing in customers from all across Chicagoland. This is surely a tasting not to be missed!

Fox River Distilling Co. Tasting
Saturday, June 15: 1-5pm @ Gartner Road

Calling all bourbon, whiskey and vodka connosseiurs! We are thrilled to have Fox River Distilling Company joining us for our Father's Day Weekend celebrations. Treat your dad or husband to this FREE tasting and learn all about this award winning distillery that dates back to 1842. Fox River Distilling was reopened in 2014 and is creating quite the reputation with locals. Join Rachael from Fox River as she gives you the downlow on all of their boutique offerings including, Herrington Premium Vodka, Herrington Geneva's Gin, Bennet Mill Small Batch Whiskey and Single Barrel Straight Bourbon.

CELEBRATE MOM & EVERYTHING ROSE
Saturday, May 11 @ both store locations- 1:00pm - 5:00pm

As we gear up for one of the BEST holidays of the year (wink wink), why not consider bringing mom to one of our stores for an afternoon of rosé wine tasting! Before you start thinking rosé is the stuff you were coerced into drinking back in the day when you couldn't afford anything better, JUST STOP RIGHT THERE!

Did you know that true rosé wine is actually dry, not sweet? Some of the best rosé is found in France, Spain or California and is the result of a winemaking process where the skins are kept intact until just after crush giving the wine a pinkish hue. This tedious process delivers a dry product that resembles the body of a red while providing the crispness and minerality of a white. Learn more and taste our collection of rosés Saturday, May 11th at our Chicago Ave. and Gartner Rd. stores!