Chicago wine stores, a map

While not much wine is made in Illinois, lots of wine is consumed in Chicago. Thanks to one of the most competitive markets in the country, Chicago wine consumers enjoy low prices and a broad selection of imported and domestic wines.

I have put together an interactive map of Chicago wine shops to explore the variety of shops available. The informative pushpins provide brief descriptions of the shops as well as their hours, contact info and links to their web sites. You can view it on a map, satellite view or a hybrid–complete with driving directions to each store! Check it out and find a shop near you!

Thanks to the reference site googlemapsmania. Inspiration for all interested in mapping!

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4 Responses to “Chicago wine stores, a map”

  1. Thanks, Doc, for “putting us on the map.” After 70 years in business we’re still striving to get better. I hope that we can earn a “red flag” endorsement the next time around. I enjoy your vinograms. Check out our web site

    Thanks again — George Schaefer & staff at Schaefer’s (Skokie, IL)

  2. Hey Dr. Vino,

    I thought you should know that the World Market at Lincoln & Diversey has a pretty decent selection…

  3. In the Lagrange Area, check out Mainstreet Wine – Lagrange Rd just north of 55th st. Great selection and prices, and a knowlegeable staff. I second Schaefers too…. I worked there as a college kid – I gotta get back and pay them back for all they taught me! Good people.

  4. I hate to be picky–I really do–but there is quite a bit of wine made in Illinois. Southern Illinois has the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, which features a number of wineries, all of which make fantastic wine. Especially worth checking out: the Pomona Winery, which makes fruit wines, and Owl Creek Vineyard.

    Sure, it isn’t Napa, but it also isn’t going to cost you a small fortune to visit and enjoy yourself. I suspect some of these fabulous Chicago wine stores even carry a selection of southern Illinois wines so those of you who feel that Illinois ends south of I-80 can try them without leaving your comfort zone!


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