Greetings My Fellow Winos & Beer Geeks!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! (Hope you had a 5th to enjoy!) Welcome to Summer, as much as the weather is different every day, but at least it's here.

We will be closed Sunday August 5th thru Thursday August 9th. (I need a break! Not getting any younger. Hey, I heard that!!!)

And again, thanks to all of you that voted us in The Daily Herald Reader’s Choice awards for 2017 as having the best wine selection in all of the Northwest Suburbs! That covers 4 counties! David beat Goliath! (Of course I’d like to have all their money, but…? Who cares!) 2018 we were  nominated again, but Goliath won this time. (Must have ticked them off last year? Ha, Ha!) Apparently we still finished 2nd! Thanks again for everyone that voted!

Beer Geek Alert! New breweries every week it seems. And the breweries we do have come out with a new flavor all the time. Hard to keep up!

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!)

Friday the 13th of July a S-c-a-a-a-r-y Tasting at the store 5ish-?

Haven’t signed anyone up for it yet, but no matter, we’ll have something ghoulish to sip on!

Saturday July 14th Happy Bastille Day! 1-?

Deneen of Tenzing Importing will be here. She's a newbie, so be nice. She's replacing Trent. We will miss him,but things move on. Also, if you pay with a check or cash, you’ll receive 15% off all wines in the store! That’ll be good all weekend! Friday thru Sunday.

CLOSED Sunday July August 5th thru Thursday August 9th

As I stated earlier…I need a break & this is good enough of a time to do so! So, stock up the week before so you don’t go thirsty!

Future Dates

Saturday October 13th The 13th Annual Fall Tasting

Wednesday November 21st The 13th Annual Tag Team Turkey Day Eve Tasting!

Saturday December 15th The 13th Annual Holiday Tasting

Weird to schedule things this far in advance, but,,,? We'll schedule more things, but I sort of enjoy doing the tastings myself. That way I can choose from whatever I want!



Ps. So, we didn’t win the Reader’s Choice Awards this year. We did finish 2nd behind The Evil Empire, but we gave it a try. (Hell, they have 8 stores in the 4 counties, so it makes sense…I guess?)

Had lunch at Gril in Grayslake last Monday. They feature Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Pretty damn good! It's also a byo, so you can bring wine or beer to enjoy with the food. It's located east of Atkinson on Center Street in the shopping center east of the post office at 15 Commerce Dr. Ste 100. They do carry outs as well. 224-304-GRIL. Website Stop by & say hi! They are very nice people!

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!

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 (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...err, operation; Tuesday thru Saturday 11-8 & 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!!!