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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!

Valentine Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Saturday, February 11: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Chicago Avenue and Gartner Road stores

What better way to celebrate Valentine's weekend than at one of our stores drinking red wine paired with chocolate desserts...for FREE!  Enjoy a stop at one or both Peterson locations and taste up to 24 different wines, with 12 wines featured at each store. A selection of gourmet Belgian chocolates will be paired with our flight of wines. Don't miss the best part of Valentine's weekend shopping at Peterson's! 

Peterson's Ultimate Craft Beer Tasting
Saturday, February 4: 1-5pm
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Chicago Avenue location

Join us Saturday, February 4 at our Chicago Avenue location for one of our biggest craft beer tastings of the year! Over 40 craft beers (and more counting...) will be open for tasting and on sale for purchase. Some breweries already on the books are Lagunitas, Ale Asylum, Miskotonic Brewing, Heartland Beverage, Church Street Brewing, Odd Sides Brewery, Oskar Blues and so many more! For continued updates on breweries and different beers participating in this tasting, please visit our website.

Taste Peterson's 'Top 20' Best Selling Wines of 2016
Saturday, January 21: 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 2016. Next Saturday, January 21st, each store will pour 10 of the 20 best sellers for 2016.  If you would like to taste all 20 wines and make an afternoon of tasting, stop by both store locations. Stay tuned for the reveal of our 2016 best sellers in next Friday's weekly e-blast!

Join us Saturday, December 3rd from 4-8pm at our Chicago Avenue location, as we showcase an unforgetable evening with premium wine and good company. Joining us for the evening will be representatives from the renowned Duckhorn Vineyards and sister winery Migration, Pali Wine Co., Frog's Leap and Regusci Winery. 

Join us Saturday, November 5th from 4-8pm at our Chicago Avenue location, as we showcase an unforgetable evening with premium wine and good company. Joining us for the evening will be representatives from Cass Winery, Freemark Abbey, Hartford Court and Matanzas Creek.