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. 

Taste 14 Wines from Ramon Bilbao, Bocelli, Antonio Sanguineti & more for FREE!
Saturday, October 1: 1-5pm @ Peterson's Gartner Road location 


For those of you that joined us last week for Part I of Wineries in the Spotlight, you already know how fantastic the wines in this series are! Don't miss the second part of this tasting series this Saturday, where we take on 14 new wines from Italy and Spain. Joining us is Larry Gruner from Small Vineyards featuring his mouth-watering portfolio of Italian "micro" wineries. Alongside Larry will be Spanish Wine Expert and Sommolier, Saurabh Kathuria from La Zamora, featuring the emblematic wines of Ramon Bilbao. All of these wines are FREE to taste and ON SALE through October 6th


1.  PRE-SELL AND TASTING ONLY on Biodynamic Crianza Cruz de Alba 2013: $22.99/bt
Ribera del Duero was once only known as the home of the famous Vega Sicilica, however in recent years it has gained a worldwide reputation for creating delicious and high quality wines, and the Cruz de Alba is no exception. Good intensity of colour, very fruity, red-berry and ripe cherry aromas with hints of liquorice cedar and menthol over a typical mineral base. In the mouth it is fresh and juicy, with reminders of raspberries, chocolate and graphite. A lovely, silky mouth-feel with a harmonious, soft finish.

2.  2014 Ramon Bilbao Albarino $16.99 sale $15.99 : 89pts WE
Straw-yellow in color with bright green accents the color of Granny Smith apples. On the nose, fresh aromas and a salty touch which mingle with nuances of apricot and peach. On the palate, elegant freshness harmoniously balances the sweet sensations left by the fruit flavors. Smooth and supple with a full body and a lively finish.

3. 2013 Ramon Bilbao Garnacha $15.99 sale $14.99
Garnacha grapes sourced from vineyards planted at high altitudes show notes of freshness and acidity. Fermentation is performed in stainless steel vats under rigorous control. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked off into French-oak casks and aged for 14 months which adds structure and depth to the wine.
This wine is bright garnet-red with medium-high depth of color. The nose offers predominately red-berry aromas, with hints of rosemary, thyme and spice. The palate is elegant and silky, with bright acidity and a long finish.

4. 2012 Ramon Bilbao Crianza $15.99 sale $14.99
The finest ingredients produce the finest wines. That’s still the philosophy at Ramón Bilbao, where carefully crafted grapes are selected from the best estates and vineyards in the idyllic region of Haro in Rioja Alta since 1924. Maintaining tradition is the guiding philosophy of today’s Ramón Bilbao, where winemakers produce award-winning wines that embody a modern consumer-friendly style. Rioja Crianza must be at least 2 years old before release and is aged in oak for a minimum of 12 months. Ramón Bilbao Crianza is a high quality daily drinking wine. Crianza’s naturally high tannin makes a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon. Ruby red with some signs of youth in the form of violet hues. Medium intensity aromas of fresh dark fruit like blackberries and black currants accompanied with hints of licorice. It is clean and bright on the palate with pleasant flavors of vanilla, cinnamon sticks, and wild herbs.

5. 2013 Ramon Bilbao Limited Edition $19.99 sale $18.99 – 90pts WS
The grapes for the 2013 Limited Edition come from old vineyards around Haro, where the Ramón Bilbao winery is based. The wine is the result of an exhaustive selection of the best grapes and barriques. Each bottle is numbered and the wine is unfiltered.
Intense ruby red with hints of black-cherry color. High intensity on the nose, with a perfect balance of dark fruit and oak. The spicy nuances of black pepper, cloves, and cumin meld with clean wood aromas and notes of cocoa, dry tobacco leaves, and mint. Smooth, fruity mouth-feel with a long finish and pleasant, polished tannins.

6. 2011 Ramon Bilbao Reserva $22.99 sale $21.99
Reserva red wines must be aged for a minimum of 3 years, with at least one year in casks. Ramón Bilbao Reserva is aged longer than required – 20 months in barrel and 18 months in bottle. In Haro, the soil, the sun, and the rain create a wine that reflects the flavor of a great Rioja Alta wine.
2011 had very favorable weather which allowed for optimal growing conditions. The excellent grape quality created a perfect fermentation process, resulting in well-structured wines high in color. The limited vineyard production made this vintage classified as one of the best in the last 30 years.

7. 2005 Ramon Bilbao Gran Reserva $32.99 sale $31.99  90pts WE
Gran Reserva wines must be aged a minimum of 2 years in oak casks and 3 years in the bottle. Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva is aged 30 months in barrel, longer than required. This means most Gran Reserva wines are at least 9 to 10 years old when you first see them available. Ruby red with a brick red rim color. Complexity of herbs and exotic spice aromas on the nose. Elegant and lively tannins on the palate for a complex but harmonious result. Clear notes of tobacco and cocoa against a fruit and mineral background.


1.  Bocelli Prosecco $16.99 sale $15.99
Made from the Prosecco grape that is indigenous to the Veneto region, this sparkling wine has subtle flower and fruit aromas that make the palate deliciously light and playful. Unlike many Champagnes, it is not harsh–rather, it tickles the throat with a peachy softness, and is flecked with minerality that remains simple in the best of ways. Perfect perlage make it the ideal choice for any occasion.

2.  2014 Bocelli Pinot Grigio $15.99 sale $14.99
Andrea Bocelli loves his white wines, and it shows in their delightfully crisp, complex Pinot Grigio. Grown in the green hills of the Colli Euganei in Veneto, the vines are thick and knotty, averaging about 15 years old, and yielding just enough grapes to make only one bottle of wine per plant. One bottle! With aromas of fresh Meyer lemon, mint, white flowers and sea salt, this wine is zesty, delicious, and made with integrity.

3. 2014 La Quercia Montepulciano $12.99 sale $11.99
This Montepulciano is a great example of what can happen when you match low-yield winemaking expertise with a prolific growing zone, and constantly cut, cut, cut back the vines. Made by winemaker Antonio Lamona, the result is one of the best quality, most expressive and balanced Montepulcianos around. This wine is also 100% organic, and delivers as a wine that takes no shortcuts.

4. 2013 Verso Salento Rosso $14.99 sale $13.99
Verso is a very full-bodied, luscious wine made with a small percent of ‘appassimento’, or raisined, grapes. It comes from the same terrific people who make Casa Contini. The grapes are grown on two non-contiguous crus, with about 10,000 cases total made, which is, of course, very small for Puglia. Rich and dark in color, with vibrant spice flavors, it is a hedonistic experience that captures the polished side of Negroamaro and Primitivo.

5. 2014 Antonio Sanguineti Chianti, D.O.C.G. $13.99 sale $12.99
From our favorite “Maestro,” Antonio Sanguineti, comes this wonderfully delicious Chianti, made in a friendly, approachable style that is rich and powerful, yet great with food. Antonio lived as a boy in Chianti, near Siena, and despite his famous prowess with Brunello and SuperTuscan wines, has always considered Chianti the wine closest to his heart. Here, he partners with his close friend, Luca Pattaro of Il Ciliegio in Sicilia, to make a great everyday wine that is perfect with all Italian foods.

6. 2014 Bocelli Sangiovese $16.99 sale $15.99
Made from Tuscany’s noble varietal, the Bocelli family’s passion and expertise are on full display in this exceptionally bright, lush, and appealing Sangiovese.With grapes hand-harvested from some of the best vineyard sites in Morellino, the fruit is deliciously ripe and smoky, with notes of marasca cherry, granite, and rhubarb compote.The finish is long and suitably dry, with admirable acidity that makes the palate taut and pleasing.

7. 2014  Antonio Sanguineti Nessun Dorma Super Tuscan $18.99 sale $17.99
“Nessun Dorma” is the favorite aria of “il Maestro” Antonio Sanguineti, and this wine is one of our favorite accessible, friendly blends. With vines carefully selected from all around Toscana, including Sangiovese from Capraia e Limite (Montalbano), Merlot from Gavorrano (Grosseto), and Syrah from Suvereto (Livorno), the Maestro has made a true “SuperTuscan.” The Merlot is intensely floral and elegant, while the Sangiovese is fresh and bright. The Syrah adds depth and body, offering a bold expression of forest-floor truffle, ripe cherry, and blackberry preserves.


Taste 12 Wines from Bonterra Vineyards and 90+ Cellars for FREE!
Saturday, September 24: 1-5pm @ Peterson's Gartner Road location 

Join us for our weekly Tasting series beginning this Saturday, September 24 at Peterson's Gartner Road location as we highlight wineries we feel should be on your radar this Fall and Winter. Joining us for this first tasting is organic vintner, Bonterra Vineyards and 90+ Cellarswho is renowned for creating special occasion wines at an "everyday" price point. As always, this is a complimentary tasting for all twelve featured wines. Take advantage of sale prices on all 12 featured wines through Thursday, September 29th. 

Bonterra Vineyards, Viognier, Mendocino, California: Sale $14.99 / Reg. $15.99 {$12.74/bt on Mixed Case}

Bonterra Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino, California: Sale $12.99 / Reg. $13.99 {$11.04/bt on Mixed Case}

Bonterra Vineyards, Chardonnay, Mendocino, California: Sale $12.99 / Reg. $13.99 {$11.04/bt on Mixed Case}

Bonterra Vineyards, Viognier, Mendocino, California: Sale $14.99 / Reg. $15.99 {$12.74/bt on Mixed Case} 

Bonterra Vineyards, Merlot, Mendocino, California: Sale $14.99 / Reg. $15.99 {$12.74/bt on Mixed Case} 

Bonterra Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino, California: Sale $14.99 / Reg. $15.99 {$12.74/bt on Mixed Case}

90+ Cellars Lot 126 Sancerre, Loire Valley, France: Sale $16.99 / Reg. $17.99 {$14.44/bt on Mixed Case} 

Ninety + Lot 130 Russian River Chardonnay, California: Sale $14.99 / Reg. $15.99 {$12.74/bt on Mixed Case}

Ninety + Lot 131 Russsian River Pinot Noir, California: Sale $16.99 / Reg. $17.99 {$14.44/bt on Mixed Case}

Ironside Cabernet Sauvignon, California: Sale $14.99 / Reg. $15.99 {$12.74/bt on Mixed Case}

Magic Door Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon, California: Sale $28.99 / Reg. $29.99 {$24.64/bt on Mixed Case}

Mija Sangria: Sale $8.99/bt / Reg. $9.99 {$7.64/bt on Mixed Case}

Friday, August 19: 4-6pm • Free Tasting @ Peterson's Gartner Rd. store

Now that summer is wrapping up, we are getting back to our monthly brewery highlight tastings! On August 19th, please join us in welcoming Allagash Brewing Company out of Portland, Maine. For those unfamiliar with Allagash, this brewery is one of the original craft brewers in the market place, opening its doors in 1995. Allagash has made it their commitment to brew the highest quality, Belgian-inspired beers from White to Black, and Tripel to Dubbel.

Download the Festival Order Form HERE

For the 6th straight year, Peterson Spirits & Fine Wines has been invited back as the official retail sponsor of the Naperville Wine Festival! We are so excited to be a part of this community wine event and have the opportunity to showcase an amazing selection of wines. Tickets for this event can be purchased directly from the Naperville Wine Festival's website.

$32 in advance or $40 at the door 

Admission ticket good for either day. Ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, 12 tastings, one pint of any beer available at the festival, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount.

$15 in advance or at the door.

Admission ticket good for either day. Ticket includes two non-alcoholic drinks, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and a souvenir wine glass upon departure. Under 21 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult.


The Naperville Wine Festival is less than one month away and we couldn't be more thrilled to have the roll in selecting wines for one of the Midwest's biggest wine tastings of the year! After months of planning, we have finally narrowed down our search of festival wines and will be showcasing some of our personal favorites for FREE, Saturday, August 6th, 1-5pm at our Chicago Avenue store. Stop in and sample up to 20 different festival favorites AND take advantage of savings up to 25% off!

Meet the Winemaker: Tasting with Scott Harvey
Saturday, July 23: 1-5pm @ Chicago Ave.

We couldn't be more excited to welcome back long time friend and winemaker, Scott Harvey to our store this July! One of the things we love most about Scott (besides just his wine) is his direct involvement in the winery and desire to maintain a strong niche brand that over delivers on many levels. Having been in the industry for over 30 years and being a part of many large operations, including the originator of "Menage a Trois", Scott finally got the break to start up "Scott Harvey Wines". Since that day, Scott has never looked back and has been making award winning wines that our customers LOVE. Don't miss this special tasting and the opportunity to talk directly to Scott about his wild adventures! 

Summertime Craft Beer Tasting Extravaganza
Saturday, July 9: 1-5pm
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Chicago Ave. store


For the third 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 seasonal's 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.

Breweries include:
Surly Brewing Company
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewery
Revolution Brewing
Miskatonic Brewing Company
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Short's Brewing Company
BuckleDown Brewing
Unlock The Legend - Urban Legend Brewing
Coronado Brewing Company
Odd Side Ales

Staff Favorites Tasting featuring Joe Bonk from Glunz Wines
Saturday, June 4: 1-5pm @ Chicago Ave. 


June is "Staff Favorites" month and each of our staff members will be dishing out their favorite products! Join us Saturday, June 4th, as we welcome back Joe Bonk from Glunz Wines. Joe has been our longest standing wine rep since opening our doors in 2002 and in that time, has created his own fan club in our stores. Joe's incredible book of wines and passion for teaching make him the perfect candidate to kick off our "Staff Favorites" month. Since we consider Joe one of our own, he will have the honor of sharing his favorite products. Join Joe and our staff, Saturday, June 4th for this free event and take advantage of learning from one of the most knowledgeable veterans in the industry!

Urban Legend Brewing Co.Tasting
Friday, June 3 : 5-7:30pm
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Gartner Rd. location

Stop by and learn more about this local brewery in Westmont, Illinois turning heads across the Chicago area!