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Celebrate Mom and Everything Rosé
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Gartner Road store
Saturday, May 12- 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Mother's Day is incredibly special which is why so many families devote an entire weekend to celebrating. Bring mom to our stores on Saturday, May 12th and treat her to some of our favorite chilled rosés. Rosé is most notable for it's red fruit, floral, citrus, and melon characteristics. More often than not, it is produced in a dry style and can be made with up to 3 varietals. Our favorite rosés are sourced from France and Spain but you can also find other excellent styles produced out of California and Oregon. Don't miss this extra special tasting designed just for mom!

Since 2010, Ramón Bilbao has been a name that our staff and customers know well. The wines speak for themselves and have an uncanny ability to express the Rioja region’s remarkable terrior. Join us, April 21st, for a very special afternoon with Rodolfo Bastida, one of Spain's most iconic winemakers. Enjoy an array of Ramon Bilbao wines including limited releases that are not yet available in the US marketplace.

Background Info:

Since joining Ramón Bilbao in 1999, Rodolfo Bastida has made it his mission to make Ramón Bilbao an internationally recognized brand that is known for it’s history, innovation and tradition. Because of Bastida’s constant quest to look to the future, innovation has become deeply embedded within the DNA of Ramón Bilbao. Techniques using land satellite images to research potential vineyard sites is just one of the many ways Ramón Bilbao sets themselves apart from other producers in the region. They are also able to use technology to forecast harvest and wine production in accordance with the personality of each area, and by researching unique in-house yeasts which are not available in any yeast catalog. 

Thanks to Bastida's philosophy, Bodegas Ramón Bilbao is currently a model for the wine business worldwide and its wines are among the best-selling wines in Spain. Moreover, the wines invite the wine lover to discover new horizons and live adventurously with a different approach to life. 

Join us for one of our biggest sales of the year! Take advantage of over 85 wines on sale for BOGO for a $1.00. Taste 20 of these spectacular wines Saturday, March 24th from 1-5pm at our Chicago Avenue store. Wines are available while supplies last. No other discounts apply. In-store sale event only.

Spring Release Tasting Event
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Chicago Ave. location
April 28 & 29- 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thanks to our Spring Cleaning Sale, we were able to move out some odds and ends, making room for a fantastic new collection of wines! Join us for our Annual Spring Wine Tasting featuring dozens of new releases. We will be sampling 60 wines on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 (same wines each day) and everything will be on sale!  Don't miss the opportunity to try new wines, new vintages and some timeless favorites all for FREE! 

Peterson's Valentine Wine Tasting
Saturday, February 10: 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 10, 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 a adorned Valentine cocktail or two for you to sample!

2014 Callie Collection, Fresh Red, Central Coast, California
Sale Price $65/case, which comes to $5.42/bt. (Reg. Price $10.99/bt)

Blended red with 25% Merlot, 20% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Malbec, 10% Zinfandel, 5% Petit Verdot, Callie Red does not disappoint. This incredible blend offers something for everyone and is the perfect red for cold winter nights. We suggest grabbing at least a case or two because this new red is an instant hit with our staff! "A deep, rich ruby color, our 2014 Central Coast Fresh Red Blend brings a bouquet of ripe blackberries, strawberries, and caramel with hints of vanilla. A blend of blackberry, ripe strawberry, sweet caramel, and spicy vanilla flavors round out the wine. Soft tannins and toasted oak lead to a long, lush, and rewarding juicy finish." Winemaker Notes Sale Details: Offer valid Tuesday, January 30, 2018 only. No other discounts apply. Promotion available in-store only. Phone orders must hold orders with credit card payment. This is a case deal only. Full cases consist of 12 bottles.

Peterson's Top 20 Best Sellers of 2017...

La Playa Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas of lemon, fresh pineapple with hints of lavender. Bright, well-balanced and clean finish.

Legende Bordeaux Rouge
A very expressive palate dominated by red currant and raspberry. Round and silky.

Heavyweight Cabernet Sauv. 
A top 20 favorite for 10 years and running. This is truly a go-to for almost all of our customers.

Smoking Loon Chardonnay
Aged in 100% stainless steel with vibrant aromas and flavors of pineapple, melon and apple.

Mettler Cabernet Sauvignon
An intensely bold cab with lots of dark fruit thanks to the addition of Petite Sirah.

Alias Secret Agent Red Blend
A stealth like red with bold aromas of ripe red fruit, pepper, tobacco and plum.

Anthony & Dominic Pinot Noir
A multi-layered, fruit-driven wine that shows traditional burgundy characteristics for half the price.

Belasco Llama Malbec
Warm, rounded and well-structured on the palate, with an explosion of fruit flavors.

Dom. St. Roman d'Esclans Rosé 
Holds a crisp, poised texture that gives an attractive nod to the red fruits.

Anthony & Dominic Chardonnay
Complex citrus fruit flavors and aromas with a slight hint of oak highlight this crisp,clean release.

McManis Cabernet Sauvignon
Notes of cherry and black currant accompanied by a creamy tannin structure and a mocha finish.

Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc
Vivacious aromas of passion fruit burst from the glass, mixed with accents of lime and minerality.

Bread and Butter Chardonnay 
Creamy custard notes are balanced by soft minerality, a hint of tropical fruit and subtle oak.

Ironside Red Blend
Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cassis along with subtle flavors of earth and mint.

Villa Puccini Pinot Grigio
A fresh take on Pinot Grigio with sliced-apple and pear character. Medium body and a simple finish.

Indomita Reserva Pinot Noir
A multi-layered, fruit-driven wine that shows traditional burgundy characteristics for half the price.

Tapiz Malbec Alta Collection
Superbly refined tannins deliver a sexy texture plus a bright and minerally finish.

Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet
The palate is full-bodied and rich with elegant flavors of black raspberries and cocoa powder.

Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
A voluptuous style, fleshy and fulfilling in ripe pineapple, papaya and apricot. Dollar for dollar, one of the finest Sauvignon Blancs in America.

Ninety Plus Cellars, Lot 142 Zinfandel
Customers love the expressive red fruit, floral aromas and spice offered in this wine. Medium to full bodied, weighty and smooth, this is the perfect Zinfandel for any occasion.

The Ultimate Craft Beer Tasting
Saturday, February 3: 1-5pm
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Chicago Avenue location

Join us this Saturday, February 3 at our Chicago Avenue location for one of our biggest craft beer tastings of the year! Some breweries already on the books include Brickstone Brewery, Lagunitas, Pollyanna Brewing, 2 Fools Cider Company, Midnight Pig, Lake Brothers Brewing, Miskatonic Brewery, Short Fuse Brewing, Noon Whistle Brewing and many more. Taste over 40+ craft beers from breweries all over the U.S. Here are a few local favorites recommended by our beer buyer, Laura Evans...

2 Fools Cider, Naperville, IL

Tart Cherry Cider - This unique cider combines a dry cider base with tart Michigan cherry juice. Pouring a lovely shade of red, this snappy cider features an unexpectedly creamy mouthfeel. A refreshing departure from sweeter fruited cider and a cider that fans of sour beer will love.

Rose Cider - English Style Cider, rose hugh made from Michigan Blueberries.

Short Fuse Brewing Company, Schiller Park, IL

Impending Doom – Imperial Stout, 10.5% ABV, Dark, rich and velvety mouthfeel comes from a hefty portion of roasted barley. Using a blend of American hops to balance the heavy grain bill releases a fresh aroma of pine and herb to pair with the dark cocoa aroma.

Miskatonic Brewing Company, Darien, IL

The Craven - Dry Stout · 5.3% ABV A bold roasted, yet subtle, malt profile. Rich and satisfying, an entire case of lemons is peeled and infused with the rind to give it a citrus twist. Our dry Irish Stout has a bold roasted, yet subtle, malt profile.

4204 Main Street Brewing Company, Belleville, IL

Two Hop - IPA · 7.2% ABV This West Coast Style India Pale Ale Features Legacy and Cascade hops. Dry floral hop notes upfront with a clean citrus hop finish.

Church Street Brewing Company, Itasca, IL

Tale of the Shony – Scottish Ale · 5.1% ABV Chocolate and roasted barley malts contribute to this dark-colored brew, rounded out by notes of sweet caramel and mellow roast. Robust, yet drinkable, this beer can be enjoyed in the cold months of winter or the dog days of summer.

Brimstone, IPA · 6.8% ABV Brimming with Cascade aroma, giving this tangerine-beauty a fruity and refreshing nose. Large quantities of late addition hops contribute to the high IBUs, creating a bold bitterness that’s rounded out by notes of citrus and grapefruit with a slightly dry hoppy finish.

Taste Peterson's 'Top 20' Best Selling Wines of 2017
Saturday, January 13 : 1-5pm
Free Tasting @ both Peterson locations

Every January, we kick off the New Year with a tasting of our prior year's best selling wines. The top sellers are selected based on total bottles sold at Peterson's in 2017. Join us Saturday, January 13th, 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. All wines will be on sale and available for purchase at both store locations. Stay tuned for the final reveal of our 2017 best sellers Friday, January 12th in our weekly e-blast!