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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. 

Join us Saturday, October 15th from 4-8pm at our Chicago Avenue location as we showcase an unforgetable evening with premium wine and good company. At this three-part tasting series, we will be welcoming guest visitors from some of our favorite wineries including Duckhorn, Pali, Frog’s Leap, Regusci, Swanson, Belle Glos and many more. Stay tuned for more information on participating wineries at each of the scheduled dates. 

Book your Private Holiday Wine Tasting with our Special Offer!

A common question we get from our customers throughout the year is “Do you host private wine tastings?” The answer is YES! While we offer many in-store tastings to the public, the months of October-December are by far our busiest for private tastings, in-store or off-site. Wine tastings with friends, co-workers and/or family is such a great way to enjoy one another’s company while also learning about the romance of wine and discovering new treasures. We can tailor tastings in any way requested or we offer several different wine tasting packages to choose from.

Wine 101
If you love wine but feel like you don’t know “proper wine etiquette”, this is the tasting for you! Drinking wine, shopping for wine and talking about wine is supposed to be fun and sometimes just getting the basics down is all you need. At our Wine 101 tasting, our professional wine adviser will walk tasters through the basics of how to appropriately swirl, sniff and sip wine while also providing some basic education on popular domestic varietals such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet just to name a few.  Cost is $15/person with a 15 person minimum.

Wine Around the World
For many, drinking wine from California is top choice without hesitation.  However, if you LOVE wine and trying new wines, opening up the doors to regions outside of the U.S. is such a rewarding and enjoyable experience. It makes the world of wine that much more exciting when selecting your wines at the wine store especially when you know what you like! Grab your glass and find out what makes Italian wines so likeable, Spanish wines all the rage and French wines not so intimidating. Learn about the impact of winemaking style and regional influences. This quick tutorial on wines outside of the U.S. will open up so many more doors for your palate and give you a whole new confidence in wine knowledge. Cost is $15/person with a 15 person minimum.

Premium Wine Tasting
Looking to impress a group of wine connoisseurs with not so everyday wines? This tasting is designed for those with an already established palate looking to discover new special occasion wines for their cellar. All wines selected are chosen with drinkability in mind and will be chosen based on exclusivity, ratings and pedigree.  Cost $25/person with a 15 person minimum.