Monthly Archive

 

2016 Fess Parker ‘Big Easy’ Red Blend, Santa Barbara, CA
95 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous- $32.99

"The 2016 The Big Easy is fabulous. Rich, powerful and flamboyant to its core the Big Easy hits the palate with tremendous fruit intensity. Super-ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, white chocolate, vanillin and new American oak shape this opulent Syrah/Petite Sirah/Grenache blend. Winemaker Blair Fox has dialed in a style that captures all the exuberance of past editions, but with more nuance than the Big Easy has ever shown. And I say that as someone who has never loved this wine. The 2016 is simply outrageously delicious." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

2016 Fess Parker, Santa Rita Hills, Pinot Noir
90 points Wine Spectator- $25.99

"Elegant, showing suave dried berry and red fruit flavors that are flush with dried herb and understory accents. Rich and minerally on the finish." ~ Wine Spectator

Stop in for a free tasting at our Chicago Avenue store this Saturday, October 6th from 1-5pm where we will feature some of our newest highly rated wines. 

Fall Wine Tasting Series Part I
Saturday, October 20: 1-5pm @ Chicago Avenue

During the month of September, our winemaker friends are hard at work harvesting the 2018 grapes making way for new wine releases. Join us for two epic tastings where we will showcase 50 wines at each store. This two part series gives you the opportunity to take a step back from your busy schedules, and learn about the true dedication behind these vintners, and the ultimate love story that created your favorite new wine!

*Check out Part II of this series, Saturday, November 10th, 1-5pm @ our Gartner Road location.

Fall Craft Beer Tasting
Saturday, November 3rd : 1-5pm @ Chicago Avenue

A Craft Beer Tasting is ALWAYS a good idea, especially when you have as many new releases as we do. Join us for a FREE sampling of 30+ craft beers ranging from returning classics to new seasonals. Tell all your beer geek friends and enjoy some of the best fall and winter beer available!

Naperville Wine Festival Best Sellers Tasting
Saturday, September 15th: 1-5pm @ Chicago Avenue location
Saturday, September 22nd: 1-5pm @ Gartner Road location

After tallying up orders from this year’s Naperville Wine Festival, there was a clear bias towards 20 of the 250 wines tasted, that we thought you should know about!  Join us two weekends in a row for a free tasting featuring these showstopper wines. First up on the roster will include the Top 10 best selling wines, next Saturday, September 15th at our Chicago Avenue location. The following Saturday, September 22, we will taste the final 10 best selling wines at our Gartner Road store. All 20 of these fabulous wines will have discounted festival prices, with the option to save an additional 10% on six or more bottles.

 

Naperville Wine Festival Preview Tasting
Saturday, August 18th: 1-5pm @ Peterson's Chicago Avenue location

Join us for Round II of our Wine Festival Preview Tasting, Saturday, August 18th at our Chicago Avenue store. Our friend, Jason Hanchar, from The KemperLesnik Festivals Team will also be on site to field questions and give the inside scoop on this year’s Naperville Wine Festival. Taste 14 festival wines for free and while you are at it, grab your discounted Wine Festival tickets too!

 

Naperville Wine Festival Preview Tasting
Saturday, August 4th: 1-5pm @ Peterson's Gartner location

Join us for a Wine Festival Preview Tasting this Saturday, August 4th at our Gartner Road store. Our friend, Jamil Maciasfrom, from The KemperLesnik Festivals Team will also be on site to field questions and give the inside scoop on this year’s Naperville Wine Festival. Taste 14 festival wines for free and while you are at it, grab your discounted Wine Festival tickets too!

Wine Festival Preview Tasting Lineup- Saturday, August 4th

  1. Dry Creek Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2017
  2. Gouleyant Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  3. Mirabeau Pure Rose 2017
  4. Peirano Illusion Red 2016
  5. Georges Vigouroux Vassal Malbec 2013
  6. Printers Alley Proprietary Red 2016
  7. Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet 2016
  8. Kiona Late Harvest Riesling 2015
  9. White Knight Prosecco NV
  10. Bocelli Pinot Grigio 2016
  11. Plungerhead Unoaked Chardonnay 2016
  12. Parker Station Pinot Noir 2016
  13. Bocelli Sangiovese 2015
  14. Plungerhead Dry Creek Zinfandel 2014

Peterson's Summertime Craft Beer Extravaganza
Saturday, July 21st: 1-5pm @ Peterson's Chicago Ave. store

Our Summertime Craft Beer Extravaganza is back and we can't wait to show off all of our craft beers! We will be featuring over 30 beers from all over the country including Pollyanna Brewing, 2 Fools Cider, Revolution Brewing, Alter Brewing, Heartland Brewing Company, Midnight Pig Brewing, Bold Dog Beer Co., Miskatonic, Greenbush and more! This 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. It is also an opportunity to discover and taste new styles and more "limited release" products. Mark your calendar!

Beat the Heat Wine Tasting this Saturday with Joe Bonk and Henry Hills
Saturday, June 30: 1-5pm @ both store locations

Summer is underway and we have some great wines that are perfect for hot, sunny days! Grab your friends and head to our stores for a tasting with fan favorite distributors, Henry Hills and Joe Bonk. They have an amazing lineup of wines perfectly suited for outdoor weather and the upcoming holiday weekend! Joe will be pouring at our Chicago Avenue store and Henry will be pouring at our Gartner Road store.

BBQ Favorites Tasting: Featuring Wine, Craft Beer and Spirits
Saturday, June 16: 1-5pm @ both store locations

 

Whether you're firing up the grill or smoking your favorite sticky ribs, we have wine suggestions that will forever change the way you pair your favorite BBQ meals. And because not everyone enjoys a glass of vino with their meal, we will also be suggesting our favorite craft beers and spirits to pair with BBQ fare. This tasting, designed just for dads, is the perfect way to kick-off Father's Day weekend. We hope to see you there!