Monthly Archive

Winter Wine Tasting
Saturday, February 22: 1-5pm
Free tasting @ Peterson's Chicago Ave. store


So far, this Winter is adding up to be COLD, snowy and PERFECT for wine tasting...Join us Saturday, February 22 at our Chicago Avenue location for a cozy afternoon featuring 40+ wines. This is a free tasting with dozens of big and bold reds to warm you up. Mark your calendars!

Valentine Wine Tasting
Saturday, February 8: 1-5pm
Free tasting @ both Peterson locations


Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we want to make sure you're well prepared for this special holiday. Join us Saturday, February 8th for a delicious flight of wines to make your Valentine's celebration extra memorable. From romantic sparklers to bold and juicy reds, we will showcase a little bit of everything to suit your palate. For those of you interested in spicing things up, we will also have several spirits open and an adorned Valentine cocktail to sample!

2019 Top 20 Best Sellers Tasting
Saturday, January 18: 1-5pm @ both stores

Each January, we kick off the New Year with the release of our prior year's best selling wines. The top sellers are selected based on total bottles sold at both Peterson locations in 2019. Join us Saturday, January 18th, for a tasting of these best sellers featuring the Top #1-10 at our Chicago Avenue location and #11-20 at our Gartner Road location. Stay tuned for the release of these best sellers Friday, Jan. 10th!

90+ Rated Wines for $35 and Under
Saturday, December 14: 1-5pm @ both stores

Enjoy a free tasting at both store locations with wines rated 90 points or higher for $35 or less. These wines have all been rated by highly renowned publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and more. Shop our entire collection of over 50 highly rated wines located in our stores year-round!

Wines Perfect for Gifting
Saturday, December 7: 1-5pm @ both stores


This free tasting will feature wines perfect for gifting at both store locations. From bubbly to after-dinner drinks, we will have something for nearly every palate. All of these wines will be on sale and priced perfectly for gifting. Finalize your Christmas list selecting wines from our tasting and while you’re at it, select a beautiful gift box to gift your wines in. Our burgundy gift boxes for two or three bottles make a gorgeous impression and are an inexpensive way to make a BIG impression!

Meet the Winemaker: Larry Gruner
Saturday, December 7: 1-5pm @ Gartner Road

Join us this Saturday and meet our friend and Italian Winemaker, Larry Gruner. Larry is the owner and winemaker of La Mano / Le Mani wines. We first introduced his wines at our November Fall Wine Tasting Series and his wines quickly became an overnight sensation. Priced perfectly under $20 and delivering an incredible value, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet Larry and have some bottles signed. Taste his Verdicchio and Vermentino, both Italian white varietals and his two Abruzzo Red Blends. This is the perfect time to grab those gifts and impress some friends this holiday season.

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
Saturday, November 2nd: 1-5pm @ Chicago Avenue

Fall is here and so is our favorite time of the year in wine country. While most of our winemaker friends in California, Oregon and Washington are hard at work with harvest season, we are eagerly awaiting our Fall Wine Tasting Series to celebrate this magical time of year. Join us Saturday, November 2nd for the second tasting of our two-part series. Be prepared to taste everything from everyday wines to Premium bottles, perfect for the upcoming holidays. The tasting will feature 50 different wines, all poured by our expert wine advisors.

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!