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Tenuta Polvaro is nestled in the Lison Pramaggiore district of eastern Veneto, arguably the finest vine-growing area in the region. Founded by the Polvaro family in 1681, this noble Venetian family completely transformed the original forest plot into beautifully cultivated fields suitable for growing the finest grapes.

The winery was purchased by the Candoni De Zan family years later bringing the estate back to its original beauty and splendor with respect to its seventeenth century architecture. Polvaro produces grape varietals that are all indigenous to the Veneto region; they include Lison Classico D.O.C. (once known as Tocai), Dulcis dessert wine, Cabernet Sauvignon D.O.C., and two unique blended wines: Polvaro Oro and Polvaro Nero. 

Join us in welcoming Todd Vigor, representative of Tenuta Polvaro next Saturday, June 7: 1-5pm at Peterson's Gartner Rd. location where we will be tasting through Polvaro's amazing collection of indigenous varietals including: 
 
* Carletto Prosecco
* Tenuta Polvaro Lison Tocai
* Tenuta Polvaro Oro Chardonnay Blend
*Tenuta Polvaro Nero Red Blend
*Tenuta Polvaro Cabernet Sauvignon
*Tenuta Polvaro Dulcis

The Downtown Naperville Wine Walk is Coming Up!
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
12:00pm - 5:00pm
 

Peterson's Main St. location will be pouring 12 wines Saturday, June 7th from 12-5pm. All Peterson customers are welcome to join in on the FREE tasting regardless of Wine Walk entry! 
 
Join Paula Widmaier from Duckhorn Estates as she presents some of Duckhorn's most popular selections:
* Decoy Sauvignon Blanc
* Decoy Chardonnay
* Decoy Pinot Noir
* Decoy Red Blend
* Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon
* Duckhorn Paraduxx "C" Zinfandel Blend
 
Joe Bonk from Glunz Cellars, will also be joining in on the Wine Walk fun. Joe will be sampling some of his favorite summertime wines:
* Dry Creek Vineyards Chenin Blanc, California
* Mary Hill Pinot Gris, Washington
* Donjon Rose, France
* Maryhill Winemaker's Red, Washington
* Peirano Estates "Immortal Zinfandel", California
* Kiona Late Harvest Riesling, California
 
All of the above wines, including all those poured at other downtown merchants represented by Peterson's will have aggressive sale prices. We hope to see you there! To purchase tickets for this year's Wine Walk, click on the image above.

Thursday, May 22nd: 6pm - 9pm
Peterson's Rt. 59 location
RSVP Only- (630) 904-1500
 

Until recently, the majority of rum consumed in the market place was in the fashion of a cocktail or punch, never straight-up or on the rocks. Today, tides are shifting. Customers are requesting hand-crafted rums as an alternative for scotch, bourbon or tequila and the older the better! Rum's amazing diversity provides a spectrum of flavor profiles for any open-minded spirit drinker to enjoy. Join us while we sip through some of the world's finest rums hailing from Angostura, Venezuela where nearly 200 years of Rum tradition have continued.
  
Featuring: Angostura Old Oak White, Westerhall Plantation Rum, Angostura 5yr, Angostura 7Yr, Angostura No. 1 Limited Edition, Angostura 1919, Angostura 1824 and Rhum Saint James Hors d'Age.
 
$10/person- Receive a $10 credit toward all rum purchases the evening of the tasting. 

Celebrate National Chardonnay Day with Peterson's!
Saturday, May 17th: 1pm - 5pm
Free at all Peterson Locations

In the last 100 years, Chardonnay has become the #1 selling wine varietal in the US with almost 100,000 acres alone planted in California. The history of Chardonnay goes all the way back to the year 1912, when the Wente family brought Chardonnay cuttings from France and planted them in the Livermore Valley. It wasn't until1936 that the first vintage was varietally labeled Chardonnay in the nation. Today, the Wente clone of Chardonnay is the most widely planted in California. Continuing with its success, the Wente family has created 4 unique Chardonnay styles all with varying degrees of production and availability.

Join us Saturday, May 17th, at all Peterson locations for a free tasting and celebration of one of the world's most renowned grape varietals from the Wente family themselves.
 
*Purchase any Wente branded Chardonnay and get entered into the Wente Chardonnay Raffle for your chance to win a Double Magnum of Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay! Raffle begins Saturday, May 17th and ends, Thursday, May 22nd.

Tequila and Mezcal Tasting and Seminar
Thursday, May 15th: 7pm - 9pm
Peterson's 88 W. Gartner location
RSVP Only- (630) 527-1501- $10/person (credit $10 toward any tequila/mezcal purchase night of event)

 

Often a misunderstood spirit, Tequila is by far and away, one of the most versatile, yet complex spirits available in the marketplace. Join us Thursday, May 15th, 7-9pm as James Sherry guides you through the fascinating origin, production and diversity of Mexican tequilas and mezcals. At this tasting, you will learn how to appreciate an authentic tequila and mezcal in addition to how to prepare mixed drinks containing Tequila without losing the distinctive taste.

Don't miss this great opportunity to educate yourself on these amazing spirits while enjoying some great conversation with tequila/mezcal expert, James Sherry!

Mothers Day Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Saturday, May 10th - 1pm - 5pm
Free at all Peterson locations

 

We all know what mom really wants for Mother's Day, so why not give it to her? A sip of something sparkling, a taste of something pink and of course lots of chocolate! Join us next Saturday, May 10th, as we pop the corks on some of our favorite wines while enjoying a sampling of chocolates from famous chocolatier, Kevin Roblee of Kokku Chocolates and Ethreal Confections, a boutique chocolate house in Chicago. Toast this Mother's Day to your mom, yourself and all the special moms in your life.