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Saturday, June 17: 1-5pm @ Chicago Avenue and Gartner Road

What better way to kick off Father's Day weekend then with a FREE flight of premium scotch and bourbon? Our Gartner Road store will be featuring the new Rabbit Hole Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Rye Whiskey and Bourbon aged in Sherry Casks. If you haven't yet experienced one of Chicago's very own top rated whiskey, this will be your chance to taste and learn all about Koval Rye, Bourbon and Four Grains Whiskies. And just for fun, we are throwing in a few fan favorites including Breckenridge Bourbon, Breckenridge Vodka, and Brinley Rums. 

Peterson's Chicago Avenue store will be opening up the Glengoyne 12yr and 15yr scotches in addition to the Jefferson Small Batch Bourbon and Small Batch Reserve Bourbon. We will also have all the Ron Barcelo rums open that are made perfectly for sipping.

Friday, June 9: 4-7pm @ Gartner Road

Taste the latest releases with our Goose Island representative and celebrate the weekend!

Meet Francois Pouzet from Indomita Winery TONIGHT from 3-7pm!

Join us TONIGHT at our Gartner Road store as we welcome Francois Pouzet, from Indomita Winery, located in Maipo Valley, Chile. This revolutionary winery is not only our top selling Chilean line, but really is one of the best values you will find in our stores. For a limited time, ALL Gran Reserva Indomita wines are $6 off, making them just $10/per bottle! Grab their Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay for just $10 a bottle, while supplies last!

Francois will be pouring a few of his personal favorites, including the Indomita Central Valley Merlot and Chardonnay, Indomita Gran Reserva Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Carmenere!

Want to learn more about Indomita Winery? Check out this interview with Francois himself!

Save 33% on our Holiday Wine Baskets priced $29.99 - 59.99!

For a limited time, save 33% on select pre-made Holiday Wine Baskets. Stop in at any Peterson location and choose from three different sizes with baskets ranging in price from $29.99 - $59.99. Each of these specially priced baskets include Premium wine selections along with cheese, crackers and chocolates. All of the baskets are made on-site with our personal guarantee of satisfaction. Stop in today or call us to reserve your selections before they’re gone!


Small Holiday Basket with Premium Red or White
Sale $29.99, Reg. Price $44.99

Choose from three different wine baskets depending on your recipients taste. Each basket is adorned with a bottle of wine, cheese, crackers, chocolate and nuts.

Macrostie Wildcat Mountain Chardonnay
“Vibrant fruit drives this wine with the underlying minerality and lemon ginger known for this vineyard. This wine has weight, substance and complexity. It finishes long with a note of honey which is this wine’s signature. 1,000 cases produced.”Winemaker Notes

Aquinas Pinot Noir, Napa and Sonoma Counties, California
Aquinas Pinot Noir is an intensely aromatic wine displaying notes of sweet cherry, Tahitian vanilla crème brulee and raspberry compote. It has a remarkably rich fruit flavor of sweet cranberry and pomegranate, both nuances of Napa, along with sour cherry and a pleasant earthiness which are contributions from the Sonoma Coast. The addition of Petite Sirah gives mid-palate weight to this bright, medium-bodied wine.

Acquinas Cabernet, Napa and Sonoma Counties, California
Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon is ­filled with aromas of dried cherry, cocoa nibs and black currant along with toasted coconut notes from 16 months of American oak aging. Blackberry, tart cherry, gingerbread and cappuccino flavors lead to a velvety mid-palate. This full-bodied, well-balanced North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon culminates with a long, expressive ­finish.

Medium Holiday Basket with Two Bottles of Wine
Sale $45.99, Reg. Price $68.99

Surprise your loved one or colleague with this loaded gift basket filled with snacks and two of our best selling wines. Jacobs Creek Two Lands Shiraz and Chardonnay are a unique marriage created by two award-winning winemakers from opposite sides of the world. The resulting masterpiece shows off these totally unique Australian wines that marry Californian winemaking craft with Australian varietal character. They’re among the most crowd-pleasing wines we have come across and would make any connoisseur smile upon just one sip. 

Large Holiday Basket- Four Different Options to Choose from!
Sale $59.99, Reg. Price $89.99

Spanish Exploration Basket:
Discover Spain’s stylish mix of wines with this decadent basket of four Spanish selections and loads of goodies to pair with each: Bohigas Brut Reserva Cava, a balanced and dry sparkling perfect for tapas, Gazela Sangria Rosé, a young and fresh wine, Can Rafols Terraprima Red, a masculine red grown in the Garraf Massif mountain range south of Barcelona, and last but not least, Rey Noble Graciano, typically a varietal used to blend with Tempranillo but on its own is bold and powerful.

Italian Exploration Basket:
A country known to hold more unique varietals than the entire world combined, Italy is one of the oldest wine regions in the world. Unfortunately, most know Italy for just Pinot Grigio and Chianti, but there is so much more to taste and discover: Altemasi Brut Sparkling is delicious and created in the same style as Champagne at a fraction of the price. Ruche di Castagnole Monferratto is from an heirloom grape, Ruche, from Piemonte yielding an aromatic bouquet. Fidora Valpolicella Classico is one of Italy’s finest blends comprised of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella. Yum!

French Exploration Basket:
For those who love the old world and are romantics are heart, our French wine basket is the perfect selection. Braun Sylvaner is a mysterious white that shows distinctive notes of citrus, honey, smoke and earth. Chateau Ducourt Bordeaux Rouge is a riveting red blend with notes of cassis, earth and minerality. Riva Droite Côtes du Rhône is a fan favorite that is full bodied, spicy and displays rich dark fruit. Three fantastic representations of France.

South American Exploration Basket:
South America is home to one of the fastest wine growing regions in the world. The wines have world class qualities at a fraction of California prices and we’re loving the trio offered here. Leyda Garuma Sauvignon Blanc is a complex white with notes of herb, green chili, pink grapefruit and lime. Luyt Carignan Trequilemu is 100% Carignan from Chile that is headed by award winning Burgundy winemaker, Louis-Antoine Luyt. Antigal Uno Cabernet Sauvignon stems from Mendoza, Argentina and features velvet soft tannins, deep chocolate and cassis. 

Celebrate Mom and Everything Rosé
Saturday, May 13: 1-5pm @ Gartner and Chicago Avenue stores

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 13th at our Chicago Ave. and Gartner Rd. stores!

Peterson's Spring Outdoor Tent Event: Part II
Saturday, April 22: 12-5pm / $15/person
Tasting outside of Peterson's Chicago Ave. location- tickets can be purchased at the event.

Part II of Peterson's Spring Wine Tasting series is almost here! This will be one of our biggest tastings since our last outdoor tent event just over 10 years ago and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring back the BIG WHITE TENT.

Get your tickets today (tickets can also be purchased at the event) for this very special tasting event with over 70 WINES (!!!!) featured, the option to purchase food from one of Chicago's finest food trucks, " The Cookout on Wheels", and attend an educational seminar on "California Terroir" led by Master Sommelier, Larry O'Brien.

O'Brien is one of only 149 Master Sommelier's in the United States, a title that takes years of study, devotion and finally, a required examination that has only an 8% success rate. It's no secret in the world of wine, Master Sommelier's are treated like royalty and we couldn't be more honored to have O'Brien present at this year's first tent event! 

O'Brien will be leading four seminars, 40 minutes each at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.  Seminars have limited attendance and pre-registration is required. Call (630) 420-1502 to reserve your spot.


Enjoy food from The Cookout on Wheels prepared especially for our event!

- Jerk Chicken Sticks-
6-Cheese Macaroni
- Caprese Kabobs
- Teriyaki Ribs
- Steak Wrapped Asparagus
- Parmesan Garlic Corn 
- BBQ Chicken Legs
- Tipsy Peach Pound Cake


Over 70+ Wines Featured from all over the World...

Mullineux Kloof Street Chenin Blanc
De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay
Mullineux Kloof Street Rouge
Are You Game? Shiraz
Three Wine Company Old Vine Zinfandel
Tapiz Alta Cabernet Sauvignon
Kir-Yianni Paringa White
Domaine Skouras Moscofilero Salto
Mylonas Savatiano
Domaine Skouras Zoe Red
Domaine Skouras St. George
Alpha Estate Xinomauro Hedgehog Vineyard
Oak Farms Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Sand Point Cabernet Sauvignon
Cardinal Rule Cabernet Sauvignon
Duc de Rochebois Bordeaux Rouge
Capo Creek Grenache Blanc
Capo Creek Old Vine Zinfandel
Capo Creek Moon Mountain Cabernet
Left Coast White Pinot Noir
Left Coast Cali's Cuvee Pinot Noir
Pali Windsor Oaks Pinot Noir
Woop Woop Shiraz
Leese Fitch Firehouse Red
Barrel Road Red
Avery Cabernet Sauvignon
Anton Bauer Gmork Gruner Veltliner
Eola Hills Pinot Gris
Walnut City Pinot Noir
Floating Rock Red
Gilbert Cellars Syrah
Reininger Cabernet Sauvignon
Paringa Sparkling Shiraz
Henry's H Shiraz
Ironstone Cab Franc
Belle Colle Barolo Monvigliero
Old Soul Chardonnay
Gazela Sangria Rose
Silk and Spice
Jail Break Malbec
Old Soul Petite Sirah...and so many more!!

*$15/person includes 20 tasting tickets and the opportunity to attend a complimentary 40 minute educational seminar with Master Sommelier, Larry O'Brien. Tickets can be purchased at the event.

A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the North Central College Fund in support of student success.



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Spring Wine Tasting: Part 1
Saturday, March 18: 1-5pm
Tasting @ Peterson's Gartner Road location

Part 1 of Peterson's Spring Wine Tasting series is only a couple of weeks away and we couldn't be more excited to share some of our new found favorites! As a tribute to Spring time in wine country and the birth of a new vintage, we will be highlighting some of our own new wines that we feel deserve the limelight. Join us Saturday, March 18th from 1-5pm at our Gartner Road location for a FREE tasting of over 30 wines. Stay tuned for updates on special visitors and vintners at this event!

Who doesn't LOVE getting a good deal on wine that tastes a whole lot better than its price tag? Help us make room in our cellar by adding to yours! Stop in this weekend, Friday, March 3rd through Thursday, March 16th and pick up new additions so we can make room for new wine coming in. Many of these selections are reduced on average of 45%, so grab a case....or two for your next gathering!

Dauvergne Ranvier White, Rhone, France
Sale $9.00, Was $15.99 { 44% Savings }

A blend characterized by its 80% Viognier, along with some Grenache Blanc. Vibrant, intense, characterful and complex with a bountiful supply of ripe apricots and exotic fruits, followed by a beautiful finish.

Sterling "Vinter's Collection" Meritage, California
Sale $6.00, Was $13.99 { 57% Savings }

A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Petite Verdot, the Sterling Vintners Meritage is richly textured showing subtle notes of cherry, chocolate, black raspberry and vanilla.  This easy drinking red is bold enough to be paired with the richest of dishes and supple enough to drink on its own.

Minuty M Rosé, Cotes de Provence, France
Sale $12.00, Was $20.99 { 43% Savings }

The perfect wine to start Spring off right! Minuty Rosé showcases a gentle hints of citrus and white flower aromatics. Notes of peach, grapefruit and candied orange give way to a refreshing finish. Minuty is blended with Grenache and Cinsault, two varietals that are common to Provincial rosés.

Uppercut, Chardonnay, California
Sale $8.00, Was $15.99 { 50% Savings }

Generously fruity aromas lead to mouthwatering flavors that go fabulously with appetizers, seafood and grilled fresh water fish and chicken. Hints of apple pie, cinnamon and toasty vanilla spices from oak aging. The full bodied texture is best described as "voluptuous".


Valenti Norma Etna Rosso, Nerello Mascalese, Sicily, Italy
Sale $10.00, Was $19.99 { 50% Savings }

Norma is a beautiful wine created by father and son, Giovanni and Alessandro Valenti, from their small, family owned winery in Sicily, Italy. Produced entirely of Nerello Mascalese, an indigenous Italian varietal, Norma Etna Rosso greets the nose with lovely aromas of ripe woodland berry, baking spice, crushed blue flower and balsamic notes. The juicy palate offers ripe dark cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and white pepper alongside firm tannins and fresh acidity.

Provenance Vineyards "P-Wave", Napa Valley, California
Sale $22.00, Was $39.99 { 45% Savings }

Provenance's P-Wave is named after the primary wave in an earthquake due to its non-traditional blend that packs a punch! Winemaker, Chris Cooney, has added Syrah, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Touriga and Cabernet Franc to this base of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The result brings lively, bright red-plum and raspberry to the rich, black cherry and blackberry profile.

2013 Eagle Glen, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
Sale $20.99, Reg. $21.99- $17.84/bt on Mixed Case

A classic Napa Valley Cabernet, the 2013 Eagle Glen Cabernet Sauvignon boasts black cherry and cassis aromas, with distinct floral and dark fruits slowly rising from the glass. Pouring a deep burgundy color, the flavors on the palate echo these aromas, accented masculine, silky tannins and with hints of red cherry. Notes of savory spices and dark chocolate play a supporting role as the wine's initial flavors move across the palate and linger with remarkable length and complex finish.

2014 Ninety + Lot 137, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Sale $16.99, Reg. $17.99- $14.44/bt on Mixed Case

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is the Goldilocks of red wine. Not too heavy. Not too light. Just right...With a suggested retail of $35, and an actual retail of half that price, you can't help but want to load up on this amazing Pinot.  Rich ruby red in color with aromas of fresh cherries and strawberries rising above a fragrant mix of cinnamon, violets, black tea and cedar. This is Pinot Noir as it should be --- beautifully balanced with a long velvety finish. It's an ideal red wine to pair up with wild mushroom risotto, whole-roasted chicken with sage and garlic, or a plate of fresh bread and soft cheeses.


NV Rivarose Brut Rosé, Provence, France
Sale $12.99, Reg. $13.99- $11.04/bt on Mixed Case

Rivarose is one of Provence's oldest and largest producers of sparkling wines and quite honestly, one of France's best kept secrets! Composed of Syrah and Cinsault grapes, Rivarose is farmed exclusively organic and has been for years. Situated in Salon de Provence, Rivarose receives the perfect amount of sun and is cooled by the nearby Mediterranean Sea. Notes of raspberry and sweet spice shine through from the Syrah influence, along with hints of bright grapefruit. The palate is mouth filling with flavors of strawberry, raspberry, cherry and mild spice. A gorgeous and incredibly affordable rosé for the quality to price ratio!

2015 Georges Vigouroux Gouleyant, Côtes de Gascogne, France
Sale $9.99, Reg. $10.99- $8.49/bt on Mixed Case

Produced by the Vigouroux family in Southwest, France, the Gouleyant Blanc has a wonderful light green and yellow color with azure reflections.  A Sauvignon Blanc and Colombard blend, this seductive blanc has incredible notes of exotic fruit, citrus, green apple and apricot.  The palate offers excellent balance of lively minerality and a persistant lush mouthfeel. With Spring on the brink, this is sure to be a season favorite and at an incredible everyday low price!