Well, here we go! The Holiday Season has officially begun. Lottsa fun stuff planned in the next couple of months & there will be more!
The weather has truly been interesting this year. 70ís a week or so ago & now 30 degrees cooler or more. Mother Nature canít seem to make up her mind! Hope you all remembered to fall back on your clocks Sunday. (Can't someone just make up their mind & keep the time the same? I don't care which one!)
And again thanks to all of you that voted us in The Daily Herald Readerís Choice awards as having the best wine selection in all of the Northwest Suburbs! That covers 4 counties! David beat Goliath! (Of course Iíd like to have all their money, butÖ? Who cares!)
Beer Geek Alert!
Getting to be time for the Xmas beers to arrive. Iíd like to get through Thanksgiving 1st, but I doubt it!
OK, here's the list of the MAIN events we know of at this time!
Every Friday evening & Saturday afternoon, if we have no one scheduled..."We Don't need no stinking wine reps!" Or as our Facebook page states; WDNNSWR!
There's always something around that we either forgot about or realize it hasn't been selling like it should. (Or I'm just thirsty? Those that know me, "I only drink alone when I'm by myself!" Thank you George Thorogood!)
Wednesday November 8th Victor Ordonez & his Spanish Wine portfolio with Susan of Glunz Wine Distributing at the store 6-?
Victorís father Jorge started the company & is a pioneer in Spanish Wine Importing. Weíve carried many of their wines since we opened 11 and a half years ago. Things like Muga, Triga, Vatan & Almirez. Theyíll also be bringing some things I donít carry that you can order. I understand Victor is very charming & eloquent on his wines. Will be a very educational evening. Stop by for a taste & a chat.
Thursday November 16th Nouveau Beaujolais Day As soon as they arrive until close
Iím only getting 2 this year. But we will taste some Cru Beaujolais as well! (Maybe a burgundy or 2?) Just stop by & see what the 17 vintage tastes like just out of the shoot. The Crus will be the treat!
Wednesday November 22nd Turkey Eve Day Tag Team Tasting Noon-close
Different sales folks at different times all day! Main feature, wine for Thanksgiving Dinner!
Saturday December 2nd Trey of Alexander Valley Vineyards Winery at the store 1-5pm
They bring us the weekend Zins; Friday Temptation, Saturday Sin & Sunday Redemption. They also make a Chardonnay, Rose of Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot, Cab Franc & a couple of blends. We wonít be tasting all of them, but there will be 5 or 6 of them to try.
Saturday December 16th The 12th Annual Holiday Tasting! at the store 1-5
All of our favorite Elves wil be here to taste you on wine for the Holidays! Everything from Sparkling for New Yearís Eve, to those special gifts. The usual drill 50-60 choices.
We will be open Monday the 13th & 20th from 2 to 6ish.
Most Mondays we will be open for the remainder of the year, the same time.
Thanksgiving Day 11-3ish.
Monday Christmas Day 11-2ish.
We will be closed Monday January 1st thru Thursday the 4th. Re-open Friday the 5th, regular hours.
Saturday February 3rd 2018 The 11th Annual Super Beer Bowl! At the store 1-5pm
Sunday February 11th The 11th Annual BIG RED EXTRAVAGANZA! At Center Cut downtown Grayslake 1-4pm $55 per person. Reservations required
We'll schedule more things, but I sort of enjoy doing the tastings myself. That way I can choose from whatever I want!
Ps. Anyway, no more baseball, football, basketball & hockey isnít looking too good either, but thereís hope. Looks a little sad. What will we do all winter? Hmmm? I know! Drink wine!!!
No more Ad Lib. Really Sad!
In regards to the fires in California. It will be interesting to see how much info they are going to give us. Havenít heard a lot yet. Everyone is putting on a happy face, but I donít believe them Itís all too early to tell, but I suspect damage was worse than we are hearing. However, weíll not run out of wine, but Napa & Sonoma in particular, may be a little short for a couple of years. We shall see. Can only hope for the best. I really feel sorry for all the people that lost their homes. Santa Rosa looks like a bomb went off.
To All Attending any wine, beer or dinner events; As a reminder, please refrain from the over dosage of colognes & perfumes. I realize it's an event & everyone wants to go the extra mile, but we want to enjoy the bouquet from the wine/beer/food, not be smothered by aromas of bergamot, coriander, citrus lime fruit & sweet lilac! (If the wine smells like that...Dump it out!) Unfortunately, we have to address the e-cigarette issue. We do not allow them in Wine Knows & the same is true for any tasting we sponsor. Also, don't be the immovable object taster. If you notice a crowd gathering behind you, just take a step back & enjoy what you have in your glass. There will be plenty to go around! (We just want everyone to enjoy themselves at these events. Thank You!)
Also, thanks to Wino friend Tricia, you can now find us on facebook to find out the latest happenings. (The Link! http://www.facebook.com/WineKnows)
I know the emails have been coming out less frequently & I apologize. But, if you ever want to remind yourself of what's going on (And we know you do!), you can always go to http://philvino.com/updates.html (Without all of the other silliness! Hey, I heard that!) I will try to be more conscientious on the update from now on!...Maybe?
Wine Knows 1130 E. Washington St. Grayslake 847-223-8402 Hours of tasting...er, operation; Tuesday thru Thursday & Saturday 11-8, Friday 11-9 & Sunday 12-5. Closed Monday! We are located in the Washington Square, 1/2 mile west of 45 & 1 mile east of 83 on the north side of the street across from The College of Lake County. Right next to Something's Brewing.
Also, if you are receiving this email in error or do not wish to continue receiving it, just reply to this email & let me know you've had enough! I won't be hurt..., well, not too much!!!