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Winter wine events for Lake County parents

Winter break was approximately 46,256,386,297 days long. You need a night out, with adults, and conversation, and wine … not whining! Admit it, we all want to be sommeliers and with at these events you can pretend to be, at least for the night.

Wine Tasting at Nirvana

Every Wednesday 

Complimentary 

Nirvana is a hidden gem in Mundelein that makes a perfect locale for a ladies night out. At their complimentary wine tasting, you will get to taste up to six varietal wines.

Four-Course Wine Dinner, Pinstripes South Barrington & Coppola Winery

Feb. 9

$50

An expert from Chateau Souverain and Pinstripes’ Chef will lead you through an interactive dinner and discussion demonstrating how each pairing enhances the dining experience. Other Pinstripes locations will host on different days.

Let’s Wine about Winter

Feb. 17

$30

This popular events takes you up and down the streets of the thriving Mainstreet Libertyville. Tickets sold out last year so you will want to jump when these go on sale on Jan. 31. Merchants will open their doors to showcase their food, products and services while serving wine and tasty snacks. Ticket holders will receive a commemorative wine glass, a $10 coupon for participating merchants and a shopping bag filled with coupons and specials from event sponsors.

Plan your own walk! Grab some friends and have your own wine tasting.

Glunz Winery

Grayslake

I’m slightly biased because this winery is local to me but the Glunz Family has been in the wine business for three generations so they know their stuff, too. While the wine is not local to Illinois, the family is and they carry a huge selection from Sangria to Chardonnay, including port and Glog. The Tasting Room is open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. 6 p.m. and Sun 12-5 p.m.

Bliss Wine and Gifts

Wauconda

This wine store hosts events every weekend, from live music to wine and cheese tastings. Bliss focuses is on small producers and artisan products and they taste at least 10 different wines a week. They also have a wine of the month club so you can host your own tastings at home.

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