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An Afternoon with Jeff Faber from Opolo Winery
Saturday, June 13: 1-5pm
Peterson's Chicago Avenue location


Join us as we welcome one of our favorite California visitors, Jeff Faber, from Opolo Winery! For the past five years, Opolo wines have been a top pick by our staff and customers alike. Jeff's reputation and Opolo fans from all over Chicago are some of the reasons why this booth at the Naperville Wine Festival reins in as the most popular! Don't miss this unique opportunity to taste and talk Opolo wines with Jeff, one-on-one, Saturday, June 13, at Peterson's Chicago Avenue location.

Summertime Craft Beer Extravaganza
Saturday, June 27: 1-5pm
Peterson's Chicago Avenue location


For the second year in a row, Peterson Spirits & Fine Wines is continuing tradition and bringing back our Summertime Craft Beer Extravaganza! Help us kick-off summer with a tasting of new summer seasonals alongside some more traditional favorites. This tasting is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to speak to company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews. And it's an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and more "limited release" beers and ales. Stay tuned for a listing of beers and breweries.

Illinois Artisan Distillery Weekend
Saturday, June 20: 1-5pm

Route 59 Location:

Koval Distillery of Chicago, Illinois, will be returning for a second time to introduce their more popularly known spirits: Koval Bourbon, Koval Rye Whiskey and Koval Four Grain Whiskey. Not only does Koval make organic spirits from scratch but they have created a new, signature style - using only the "heart" cut of the distillate - affording a brighter, cleaner take on whiskey. 

Gartner Road Location:

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. will be visiting our Gartner store showcasing their farmcrafted Corn Whiskey and Apple flavored Whiskey. Grown from the finest grain, handcrafted and distilled on their fifth generation family farm, this distillery is just a stone's throw away. 

Chicago Avenue Location:

Blaum Brothers Distilling Co., located in historic Galena, Illinois will be sampling their famous Lead Mine Moonshine alongside their epic Gin and Vodka. This newly established distillery has the whole town of Galena talking- come taste for yourself while they're in Naperville!

Mother's Day Tasting: Cocktails & Rosé
Saturday, May 9: 1-5pm * Free Tasting

Main Street & Gartner Road Locations: Rosés

What better time of year to celebrate newly released Rosé than Mother's Day weekend? Head on out to Peterson's Downtown and Gartner Road stores for a great selection of rosé, all the way from dry to sweet. Find out what this amazing style of wine is all about and why many of our staff members can't get enough of it! From bubbly rosé to classic dry, French rosé, we can almost bet you will be hooked on rosé all summer long!

Chicago Avenue & Artesian Road Locations: Cocktails

Peterson Spirits & Fine Wines will be kicking off the addition of five new artisan spirits Mother's Day weekend. These spirits are represented by three different distilleries; Koval from Chicago, Brinley Gold Rums from the Carribean Island of St. Kitt's and Breckenridge Vodka from Colorado. Get a first glimpse and taste of these gems as distillery representatives prepare cocktails you won't be finding at your average bar!



Saturday, April 25, 2015: 1-5pm @ Peterson's Gartner Road Location
Cost: $5/person (includes tasting of 36 wines and light appetizers)
Regional Representations: New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Washington and Oregon


Featured Wines:

New Zealand: MoMo Sauvignon Blanc, MoMo Pinot Noir, Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc
Australia: Domaine Tournon Mathilda Viognier/Marsanne, Domaine Tournon Mathilda Shiraz, Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Wild Oats Chardonnay, Corker Cabernet Sauvignon, Corker Cab/Shiraz
Italy: Bolzano Pinot Grigio, Bussola Ca Del Laito Valpolicella Ripaso, Batasiolo Gavi, Castello Vichiomaggio Chianti Classico, Batasiolo Nebbiolo, Caparzo Brunello, Bocelli Prosecco, Bocelli Sangiovese, Sikelia Nero d'Avola, Verso Salent Rosso, Col Mesian Rose Sparkling, Poggio Amoreli Chianti Classico, Villa Donna Moscato D'Asti
Washington:Seven Hills Riesling, Seven Hills Rose, Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Treveri Blanc de Blanc Brut Sparkling, Cana's Feast Bricco Red, Corvus Cuvee Meritage
Oregon:J. Christopher Pinot Noir, Eola Hills Pinot Gris, Eola Hills Chardonnay, Hinman Pinot Noir, Patricia Green Reserve Pinot Noir, Montinore Borealis Northern White, Trisaetum Trisae Pinot Noir


Featured Apps:

Pacific Northwest: Stilton cheese puff with caramelized onion, pear and  pancetta filling, Asparagus prosciutto in Phyllo, Salmon Crostini with cherry chutney and orange aioli
Italy: Caprese skewer, Stromboli pinwheels, Roasted vegetable tray
Australia / New Zealand: Mushroom tart, Vegetable roll in puff pastry

Saturday, April 11, 2015: 1-5pm
Cost: $5/person (includes tasting of 36 wines and light appetizers)
Regional Representations: France, California (Monterey, Central Coast, Paso Robles, Lodi, Amador County, Santa Barbera), South Africa and Japan.


Featured Wines:

France: Pierre Delize Sparkling Rose, Mission St Vincent Bordeaux Sauvignon, Lucien Lardy Chardonnay, Lucien Lardy Beaujolais, Chateau Le Castellas Cahors, Chateau La Bastide Corbieres Red, Chateau L'Escort Red Bordeaux,Roger Moreux Les Bouffants Sancerre, Jacques Girardin Santenay Burgundy

California: Peirano Chardonnay, Peirano Petite Sirah, Miro Cuvee Sasha, Paydirt Zinfandel, Paydirt Red Blend, Liberty School Pinot Noir, Kendal Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay, Opolo Flirtations, Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir, Murphy Goode Homefront Red, Opolo Merlot, Silver Palm Cabernet Sauvignon, Murrieta's Well The Whip, Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay, Wente Riverbank Riesling, Hayes Ranch Merlot, Wente Southern Hills Cabernet, Murrieta's Well The Spur

South Africa: Bellingham Citrus Grove Chenin Blanc, Rib Shack Pinotage/Shiraz, Boschendal Shiraz/Mouvedre, Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc, Good Hope Pinotage, Beach House Rose

Japan: Sakari Jumai Sake 720ml, Evoluzione Crazy Milk 720ml, Evoluzione Crazy Milk 300ml, Kikusui Funaguchi Honjozo Genshu 1L, Kikusui Funaguchi Honjozo Genshu 200ml, Ban Ryu Sake Honjozo 720ml, Ban Ryu Sake Honjozo 300ml


Featured Appetizers:

Sweet Potato Bucconcini skewer, Tsukune meatballs(Japanese chicken meatball), Shrimp Club roll, Goat cheese & fig crostini, Boursin Tomato Crostini, Cheddar gougeres, Pesto Pizza sticks and roasted vegetables.

Saturday, March 21: 1-5pm @ Peterson's Rt.59 & 87th location
Cost: $5/person (includes tasting of 36 wines and light appetizers)
Region Representations: Napa, Sonoma, Russian River Valley, Chile, Argentina, and Spain


Featured Wines:  

Sonoma: Decoy Sauvignon Blanc, Decoy Chardonnay, Migration Pinot Noir, Ninety + Lot 112 Sauvignon Blanc, Joseph Phelps Freestone Chardonnay, Joseph Phelps Freestone Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley: Ninety + Lot 96 Chardonnay, Ninety + Lot 75 Reserve Pinot Noir
Napa Valley: Paraduxx Proprietary Red, Ninety + Lot 91 Reserve Zinfandel, Ninety + Lot 94 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap Viognier, Groth Cabernet Sauvignon, Ca'Momi Bianco Di'Napa, Ca'Momi Chardonnay, Ca'Momi Rosso Di'Napa, Ca'Momi Zinfandel, Ca'Momi Merlot, Ca'Momi Cabernet Sauvignon
Spain: La Cana Albarino, Muga Rose, Breca Garnacha, Borsao Berola, Tarima Hill Monastrell, Muga Reserve, Ninety +  Lot 35 Tempranillo/Cabernet, Ramon Bilbao Garnacha
Chile: Indomita Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Indomita Reserve Chardonnay, Indomita Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Indomita Duette Cab/Carmenere
Argentina: Don Rodolfo Pinot Noir, Don Rodolfo Malbec, Amancaya Malbec/Cabernet, Felino Malbec, Felino Cabernet Sauvignon


Featured Appetizers:

Pear, Apricot and Goat Cheese in Phyllo Cup, Chicken Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato Pinwheels, Roasted Spanish Spice Rubbed Chicken Breast on Crostini with Parsley Mint Sauce, Prosciutto Wrapped Sesame Breadsticks, Green Olive Tapenade on Crostini, Flatbread with Queso Fresco, Rosemary, Green Olives and Sun-Dried Tomato, Bacon Wrapped Prunes, Anti-Pasta- Roasted Red Peppers, Cauliflower and Asparagus.