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With less than two weeks left before Christmas, we have our elves working overtime to ensure our sale is stocked with the best wine at the best prices around! Our St. Nick's Nickel Wine Sale is undoubtedly our BIGGEST sale of the year. The sale will begin this Saturday, December 16th with over 100 wines eligible at BOGO for a nickel. Make your Saturday extra jolly by stopping in from 1-5pm at our Chicago Avenue store and sample 20 different wines from our St. Nick's Nickel Sale. This is a great opportunity to stock up your cellar for the holidays and long Winter season ahead. CHEERS!

With just days left before Christmas, we have are elves working overtime to ensure our sale is stocked with the best wine at the best prices around!  This is a great opportunity to stock up your cellar for the holidays and long Winter season ahead.

Shop over 100 Wines in our St. Nick's Wine Sale!

Lucien Albrecht Riesling- Buy 1 at $19.99, 2nd bt. 5¢
A bone dry, intensely aromatic Riesling that will win over ALL white wine enthusiasts.

Babich Pinot Noir- Buy 1 at $19.99, 2nd bt. 5¢
This wine is a blend of various parcels of fruit from the extensive Babich vineyards in Marlborough.

Macrostie Wildcat Chardonnay- Buy 1 at $38.99, 2nd bt. 5¢
Vibrant fruit with weight, girth and complexity. 1,000 cases made, 92pts Wine Advocate

Azul Y Garanza Graciano- Buy 1 at $17.99, 2nd bt. 5¢
Sourced from certified organic vineyards, this Garnacha blend shows berry fruit and bold acidity.

Szigeti Gustau Klint Brut- Buy 1 at $24.99, 2nd bt. 5¢
A classic example of Blanc de Blanc, with an Austrian flair. Dry with refined acidity & vibrant fruit.

Colliere La Fontaine Rhone- Buy 1 at $29.99, 2nd bt. 5¢
Sourced from 40-70 old vines, showing a classic Rasteau richness. 92pts Wine Advocate

Sale Details: Over 100 wines featured between the two stores. Buy one bottle at regular price and get the second bottle for a nickel. Wine must be purchased in pairs. No other discounts apply. While supplies last. Sale ends December 31, 2017.

Five Reasons to Make Peterson's Your Hub for the Holiday's...

The holidays can get pretty overwhelming, especially when it comes to selecting the perfect gift for friends, family and colleagues. At Peterson's, we want to make the decision making as easy as possible and so we have put together a list of our Top 5 Gifts for the Wine and Spirits Connoisseur.

Peterson Spirits & Fine Wines Gift Card
Everyone loves getting gift cards, especially when it is to their favorite local wine and spirits store. Pick up a gift card in any denomination of $25 or more.

Chocolate Covered Wine Bottle $35
Who doesn’t love chocolate and wine, especially when the bottle is covered in 3 layers of chocolate? Stop in and grab yours or call ahead for larger orders.

Personalized Wine Baskets & Gift Boxes
Skip the factory made baskets and custom build your own with one of our associates. With any budget in mind, our custom baskets will make a lasting impression!

Peterson's Craft Beer Club $25/month
Join our exclusive craft beer club and get dibs on all the limited releases. For just $25/month, receive up to 12 different craft beers that are unique and highly rated.

Peterson's Wine of the Month Club is the perfect gift that keeps on giving! Every year around this time, we get dozens of new enrollments and plenty of excited new members upon first pickup in January. Our club members get the royal treatment including 10% off wine purchases and access to an incredible selection of wines at introductory pricing each month. Check out this month's exciting new club features that are available to club members only at nearly 30-50% savings.


Premium Wine Club- $30/month including tax
Domaine de Courbissac Roc Suzadou, Minervois W. Languedoc, France, 2014 (MSRP $45/bt)

Brunnehilde Claux took over the Domaine de  Courbissac at the end of 2013 , and at the beginning worked the 19ha of the Estate alone with a worker. She tells us about "the magic of the first moments, the madness or we are able to do everything."  Together, they cleared the vineyards, weeded and cleared the vineyards of Cesseras, north-east of Carcassonne, Minervois. The  Minervois is an AOC Languedoc , straddling the Aude and Herault. Leaning against the Black Mountain, its slopes facing south at an altitude of 50 to 500m, dominate a plain of low altitude. The rivers which descend from the Black Mountain have deposited on their banks terraces of pebbles, sandstones, schists or limestones. And precisely, Brunnhilde tells us "his vignoble that resonates when we walk on it, so there are pebbles ...."

All the grape harvests are hand-made, in a traditional way in the  pure respect of the plant , with a rigorous sorting for the "first crus and grand cru", which keeps only  the most ripe, the most just and the most more tasty . Drawing on his experience of several years  at Gauby  and in Priorat in Spain, Brunnhilde practices two winemaking methods; part of the production is destemmed, the fermentation is done in the juice, in contact with the air, the other part is treated in whole bunches, which allows an  intracellular fermentation inside the grape, in anaerobic (without air) . This is the absolute respect of the fruit.

93 Wine Advocate- "One of the top Minervois in the vintage, the 2014 Minervois Roc Suzadou comes from 70- to 90-year-old vines and is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Carignan that was raised all in foudre. It offers fabulous Grenache character in its kirsch, plums, dried flowers, and lavender aromas and flavors. This full-bodied, sexy, luxuriously textured beauty has a great mid-palate, notable purity and a great finish. It will drink nicely for 5–7 years.” 

Pairs beautifully with BBQ or grilled pork chops, red meats, Beef Bourguignon or Beef stew.

CHOICE RED CLUB- $15/month including tax
Domaine Des Vielles Caves St Amour, Burgundy, France, Cru Beaujolais, 2014 (MSRP $22/bt)

St Amour is the northernmost appellation of Beaujolais vintages. The Domaine des Pierres by Jean François Trichard, who produces both Burgundy and Beaujolais wines, presents us with a characteristic red wine from this terroir. This Beaujolais wine from the St Amour appellation of Jean-François Trichard is made from Gamay grapes planted on plots with a crystalline soil. Traditional Beaujolais winemaking. On the nose, this St Amour wine  reveals a typical bouquet of red fruits, peony and stone fruits. A 2014 Beaujolais wine with a fresh and tasty texture with melted tannins. Pairs well with roasted wild game, red meat dishes, and mature cheeses. 

CHOICE WHITE CLUB- $15/month including tax
Francois Montand, France, Sparkling Demi Sec (MSRP $18/bt)

François Montand Ice is a Quality Sparkling Wine Demi-Sec elaborated according to the traditional method. François Montand Ice offers a distinctive richness of flavors.  Enjoy the freshness of its fine and delicate bubbles with notes of exotic fruits. Share a François Montand Ice with your family or your friends at the aperitif or during parties. To enjoy the "Ice" effect we recommend serving cold on ice between  41° to 45° F.  If you like, you can add one or two mint leaves in the glass and for those who dare, add red fruits.

PROPRIETOR CLUB- $80/month including tax
Jonata La Sangre La Jonata, Ballard Canyon, Syrah, 2013 (MSRP $140/bt)

Vineyard Details:

Jonata Vineyards is owned by same owners as Screaming Eagle!

Jonata is 600 acres of gorgeous, golden hills: eighty of which were meticulously selected based on their unique microclimates and soild profiles, then divided into more than fifty blocks and sub-blocks - each matched with different rootstocks, clones and planting densities - to provide winemaker, Matt Dees, with the broadest palette from which to blend the distinctive wines of Jonata.  Ranging from cool and foggy in the west to warm and dry in the east, The Santa Ynez Valley is one of California’s most climatically diverse growing areas. The most expansive AVA within the larger Santa Barbara County region, Santa Ynez is also home to a wide variety of soil types and geographical features. To avoid an identity crisis, the appellation is further divided into four distinct sub-AVAs—Sta. Rita Hills, Ballard Canyon, Los Olivos District, and Happy Canyon—each with its own defining characteristics.  As one might expect from such a vast and varied region, a wide selection of grapes is planted here—more than sixty different varieties and counting. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir dominate in the chilly west, while Zinfandel, Rhône blends, and Bordeaux blends rule the arid east. Syrah is successful at both ends of the valley, with a lean and peppery Old-World sensibility closer to the coast and lush berry fruit further inland.

Tasting Notes
Still tight and closed, which is a great sign for a young Sangre with such a long life ahead. Scents of black plum, black pepper and soy sauce. Savory notes combine with lifted black fruit. Shows its power on the attack with superbly sweet mulberry fruit. Dense and chewy like all of the 2013 reds. Tightly wound with ultra fine tannin wrapped around a savory core of dried mushroom and clove.

Perfect Pairings
Cool-climate Syrah, with its peppery spices, is a natural match with flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb dishes, where the spice is more about flavor than heat. With Australian Shiraz, grown in warmer regions, heavy meat dishes with abundant protein and fat are a necessity to match the intensity of the wine.

"Cofermented with 2% Viognier, the Syrah-dominated 2013 La Sangre de Jonata is another terrific 2013 from winemaker Matt Dees that checks in near the top of the vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated and with bright acidity, it reveals classic notes of black fruits, pepper, violets, spring flowers and tons of minerality. It will be better in another 2-3 years and keep for decade or more after that." 96pts Robert Parker

Buy 1 Bottle of Wine at Regular Price and get the 2nd Bottle for $1.00!

Our Thanksgiving Dollar Wine Sale starts TODAY and we have over 90+ selections to choose from. Whether you are looking for wine pairings for your Thanksgiving feast, grabbing wine for gifts or stocking up your cellar, we promise you, this year's Dollar offerings are worth getting excited about!

From everyday wine selections, to rare finds perfect for cellaring, we have them all! As always, inventory varies by store location, second bottle must be the same as the first bottle and sale is in-store only. Take a look below at just a smattering of what our sale has to offer...

2013 McManis "North Forty" Red, California
MSRP $17.99, 2nd Bottle $1.00

Known for great values, McManis has upped the ante with this incredible value comprised mostly of Cabernet and Petite Verdot. We dare you to try and not want a case for your cellar! “Deep, dark, oaky and tannic, this wine opens with powerful aromas of charred barrels and wood smoke. Juicy flavors of blackberry and black cherry follow, with plenty of fine-textured tannins and a lingering finish. It's made from an unusual blend of Petite Verdot and Tannat grapes.” 90pts Wine Enthusiast

2012 Cosentino "The Poet", Napa Valley ,California
MSRP $44.99, 2nd Bottle $1.00

Elegant and full-bodied, this Bordeaux blend is rich with notes of dark fruit, mocha, and toasted spices. On the palate, compote of black currants and raspberries intertwine with clove and espresso notes. As the wine opens, the palate showcases bright red fruits, leather, crushed herbs, and hints of anise. This power blend is perfect for cellaring or gifting. Drink now or cellar up to 15 years. 

2013 Stratton Lummis, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley, California
MSRP $34.99, 2nd Bottle $1.00

A wine perfect for the cooler season, this Petite Sirah is loaded with violet, berries, white pepper, oak and bacon fat. Yes, I said bacon fat! Traditional of many Petite Sirah’s is this rich flavor often comes through on the finish. This big, black wine is dark as they come due to the small and thick-skinned Petite Sirah grape. Enjoy this old-world gem with cheeses, or alongside your favorite prime meat. Only 300 cases produced.

2015 Rive Droit Rive Gauche, Cote du Rhone, France
MSRP $11.99, 2nd Bottle $1.00

This delicious full-bodied Rhone (60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre) is a winner with concentration, spice and impressively fruited. The bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, clove and toasted hazelnut characteristics, leading to a succulent palate that is beautifully rounded and richly textured. At nearly half price when you apply the Dollar discount, other wines in this price category cannot compete! Buy a case or two for your cellar!

There is no doubt, Thanksgiving Weekend is THE busiest shopping weekend of the year. With the majority of money spent at chain stores, Small Business Saturday was created in efforts to drive sales to small businesses like our own. As a local and family owned retailer, we recognize the importance of shopping small and supporting other small businesses in the community. When a consumer buys local, significantly more of that money stays in the community strengthening the economic base. With so many reasons to #SHOPSMALL, we would love to hear your favorite reason for shopping at Peterson's on our Facebook page or on Google or Yelp!

Saturday, November 4: 1-5pm
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Gartner Road store

Mark your calendars for our Pre-Holiday Wine Tasting set for Saturday, November 4 from 1-5pm at our Gartner Road store. Taste over 40 wines from around the world that are suited perfectly for gifts or your holiday table. We hope to see you there!

Ale Asylum Brewery Tasting this Saturday!

Join us tomorrow afternoon from 1-5pm at our Chicago Avenue store as we welcome Ale Asylum Brewery. Ale Asylum is a large microbrewery located in Madison, Wisconsin brewing unfiltered and all natural craft beer. They will be featuring their latest seasonal, Oktilion, along with other staples including Velveteen Haabit IPA, Madtown Nutbrown Brown Ale, Ambergeddon Amber Ale, Hopalicious American Pale Ale and 12oz Curl Pilsner.

Anniversary Weekend Kick-off Tasting
Thursday, September 28: 4-7pm @ Gartner Road Store

Joining us from the East Coast is one of our favorite Brand Ambassador’s, Earle Drake of Laird and Company. Earle represents some of the most historic spirits in America including our Fall favorite, Laird Applejack. In addition, Earle will also be pouring the Laird 7-year Applejack Brandy, Reviseur VS and VSOP Single Estate Cognacs, Lazzaroni Amaretto, Limoncello and Sambuca. Earle will be putting together some classic cocktails with these beloved liquors. An event not to be missed!

90+ Rated Wine Tasting and Sale
Saturday, September 16: 1-5pm @ both store locations

We’re updating our 90+ for $20 or Less wine section and putting our ENTIRE collection on sale for the month of September. Come sample some of our favorite highly rated wines for under $20 and take advantage of extended volume discounts on top of sale prices!