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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!

Surf and Turf Wine Tasting
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Chicago Ave. location
Saturday, May 12th: 1pm - 5pm

Peterson's has teamed up with the The Naperville Jaycees who are flying in LIVE lobsters from the North Atlantic. All lobsters and filet mignon can be picked up at Pepe's so you can have the perfect Surf and Turf meal prepared for Mother's Day. Before you pick up your live (or cooked) lobsters, stop into Peterson's for a tasting of reds and whites that will pair perfectly with your Mother's Day Surf and Turf meal. For more information and to place your order, please use this link provided by The Naperville Jaycee's.

Celebrate Mom and Everything Rosé
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Gartner Road store
Saturday, May 12- 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Mother's Day is incredibly special which is why so many families devote an entire weekend to celebrating. Bring mom to our stores on Saturday, May 12th and treat her to some of our favorite chilled rosés. Rosé is most notable for it's red fruit, floral, citrus, and melon characteristics. More often than not, it is produced in a dry style and can be made with up to 3 varietals. Our favorite rosés are sourced from France and Spain but you can also find other excellent styles produced out of California and Oregon. Don't miss this extra special tasting designed just for mom!

Since 2010, Ramón Bilbao has been a name that our staff and customers know well. The wines speak for themselves and have an uncanny ability to express the Rioja region’s remarkable terrior. Join us, April 21st, for a very special afternoon with Rodolfo Bastida, one of Spain's most iconic winemakers. Enjoy an array of Ramon Bilbao wines including limited releases that are not yet available in the US marketplace.

Background Info:

Since joining Ramón Bilbao in 1999, Rodolfo Bastida has made it his mission to make Ramón Bilbao an internationally recognized brand that is known for it’s history, innovation and tradition. Because of Bastida’s constant quest to look to the future, innovation has become deeply embedded within the DNA of Ramón Bilbao. Techniques using land satellite images to research potential vineyard sites is just one of the many ways Ramón Bilbao sets themselves apart from other producers in the region. They are also able to use technology to forecast harvest and wine production in accordance with the personality of each area, and by researching unique in-house yeasts which are not available in any yeast catalog. 

Thanks to Bastida's philosophy, Bodegas Ramón Bilbao is currently a model for the wine business worldwide and its wines are among the best-selling wines in Spain. Moreover, the wines invite the wine lover to discover new horizons and live adventurously with a different approach to life. 

Join us for one of our biggest sales of the year! Take advantage of over 85 wines on sale for BOGO for a $1.00. Taste 20 of these spectacular wines Saturday, March 24th from 1-5pm at our Chicago Avenue store. Wines are available while supplies last. No other discounts apply. In-store sale event only.

Spring Release Tasting Event
Free Tasting @ Peterson's Chicago Ave. location
April 28 & 29- 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thanks to our Spring Cleaning Sale, we were able to move out some odds and ends, making room for a fantastic new collection of wines! Join us for our Annual Spring Wine Tasting featuring dozens of new releases. We will be sampling 60 wines on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 (same wines each day) and everything will be on sale!  Don't miss the opportunity to try new wines, new vintages and some timeless favorites all for FREE! 

Take Advantage of Deals on Over 50 Wines, Beers and Spirits

Check out all of our sale products here- Sale ends Thursday, June 28, 2018


2016 La Val, Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain
Sale $13.99 / Reg. $14.99

"Intense straw yellow color with bright green flashes, very clean and striking. Intense Atlantic aromas of fresh herbs and laurels. Subtle floral and citrus notes. Pleasant memories of white fruits and compotes. The palate is all freshness and flavor, filling the palate with citrus notes and fruit leaving a pleasant and long final feeling." Winemaker Notes

2013 Golden Chardonnay, Monterey, CA
Sale $12.99 / Reg. $14.99

"In the glass, there is a sophisticated balance of fruit, mineral, oak, and acid. No heat or overwhelming richness. The fruit and acid are at the forefront with bright pineapple, peach, and star fruit. The minerality lingers on the mid-palate and finish. The oak is very subtle, and grounds the flavors by adding a soft vanilla bean nuttiness, like the perfect pie crust of a meringue pie." Winemaker Notes


Scott Harvey, Selection Zinfandel, Amador County, CA
Sale $18.00 / Reg. $24.99 (No other discounts)

"The smell of a fresh rain on a dusty road. Chocolate covered cherries abound in this red fruit wine. Cranberry mixed with mincemeat show through this extractive claret style “Old World Style Zinfandel”. A rich mouth feel adds to the rounded complexity and long lingering finish of this medium bodied wine. Try this food friendly Zinfandel with any grilled meat or chicken or pair with pizza, pasta or burgers!" Winemaker Notes

Ninety Plus, Lot 75, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA
Sale $17.99 / Reg. $18.99

"This Pinot Noir is made from berries hand-picked from vines scattered about the lush hills and cool valleys of Sonoma's Russian River. Grapes are fermented and aged for nine months in French and American oak barrels. Alluringly scented with aromas of juicy black cherries and cocoa backed by lurking notes of cedar and violets. The wine's flavors are boldly expressive and distinctly stacked upon one another." Winemaker Notes


Ménage à Trois Vodka 750ml- Sale $16.99

American grain vodka that is beautifully balanced and complex, with soft, understated sweet vanilla flavors. A proprietary triple filtration process enhances the texture and flavors of this vodka, giving it an exceptionally silky mouthfeel and a sweet, clean finish. 


Rabbit Hole Bourbon 750ml- Sale $47.99

"Our Four-Grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a unique expression of American Whiskey. Three malted grains – wheat, barley and honey malted barley – complement the corn base. This is spectacular sipping Bourbon with a strong backbone that explodes with flavor." Distiller Notes


Lagunitas IPA 12pk- Sale $15.99

"Lagunitas IPA was our first seasonal way back in 1995. The recipe was formulated with malt and hops working together to balance it all out on your ‘buds so you can knock back more than one without wearing yourself out. Big on the aroma with a hoppy-sweet finish that’ll leave you wantin’ another sip." Brewery Notes

Oskar Blues Pinner IPA 6pk- Sale $9.49

"At 4.9% ABV and 35 IBUs, this edgy-yet-easygoing, drinkable IPA uses an array of hops to target its ever-evolving flavor. With tropical fruits, citrus juices, pineapple and spice berry up front in the aroma and flavor, the biscuit & toasted bread at the back balance out all the hops and make for a great finish." Brewery Notes

Sale Details: All products are on sale through June 28, 2018, while supplies last. Take an additional 10% off 6-11 bottles of wine, 15% off mixed cases of 12 bottles and 20% off straight case orders. No other discounts apply to wines ending in *00, beer or spirits.

Peterson's Valentine Wine Tasting
Saturday, February 10: 1-5pm
Free Tasting @ both Peterson locations

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we want to make sure you're well prepared for this special holiday. Join us Saturday, February 10, for a delicious flight of wines to make your Valentine's celebration extra memorable. From romantic sparklers to bold and juicy reds, we will showcase a little bit of everything to suit your palate. For those of you interested in spicing things up, we will also have several spirits open and a adorned Valentine cocktail or two for you to sample!

2014 Callie Collection, Fresh Red, Central Coast, California
Sale Price $65/case, which comes to $5.42/bt. (Reg. Price $10.99/bt)

Blended red with 25% Merlot, 20% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Malbec, 10% Zinfandel, 5% Petit Verdot, Callie Red does not disappoint. This incredible blend offers something for everyone and is the perfect red for cold winter nights. We suggest grabbing at least a case or two because this new red is an instant hit with our staff! "A deep, rich ruby color, our 2014 Central Coast Fresh Red Blend brings a bouquet of ripe blackberries, strawberries, and caramel with hints of vanilla. A blend of blackberry, ripe strawberry, sweet caramel, and spicy vanilla flavors round out the wine. Soft tannins and toasted oak lead to a long, lush, and rewarding juicy finish." Winemaker Notes Sale Details: Offer valid Tuesday, January 30, 2018 only. No other discounts apply. Promotion available in-store only. Phone orders must hold orders with credit card payment. This is a case deal only. Full cases consist of 12 bottles.