TVC Wine School in Full Swing

There’s been a lot of talk about TVC Wine School!  Everyone is having a great time learning about wine and meeting new people.  If you were not able to get a spot in our February/March sessions, don’t worry.  Classes will be starting again in June!

Here is what some of our students are saying:

“Thank you for making our Valentine’s Day so memorable.  It was fun to learn about wine and the cheese selection was superb!”

“Eoin was engaging and kept our interest.  Enjoyed interacting with other guests!”

“This was fantastic!! First time was fabulous and we’d come back again for sure!  Glad we ventured out & tried it.”

“I enjoyed hearing the narratives about the wines and getting to pair them with the cheese.  YUM!”

“Fantastic! Excellent quality!  Very glad I choose this event.  Really like the pairings…”

 

It’s only Wednesday…

But we are ready for the weekend!  It’s been a cold week here in Chicago, and The Village Cellar will be heating up with tons of activity this weekend!

On Saturday, February 23 from 1pm-5pm, come into TVC and taste over 50 wines at our Big Big Red Tasting.  We will also have special guest Jack Galante, winemaker from Galante Vineyards, in our store pouring his wines!

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If that’s not enough activity for you, then stick around for the live music by Sean Skyler!  Starting at 7pm, Sean will fill the place with music from the 80’s, 90’s and today.  Come on in and enjoy a bottle of wine or craft beer and listen to great music!

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All events at The Village Cellar are $5 per person.  If you are a member of the wine club, you get FREE entry to any event, plus fantastic wine every month!  So sign up today at http://thevillagecellarhinsdale.com/club/

Gifts from The Village for your Valentine

There’s going to be a lotta love in the air this weekend at TVC. Our Valentines Tasting is from 1-5pm on Saturday, February 9. Live music starts at 7pm with The Perfect Strangers.

Whoever said diamonds weren’t a girl’s best friend, didn’t know what they were talking about.  But if you are looking for something else that sparkles this valentines day, follow your heart and get the perfect gift from TVC.

We have a large selection of sparkling wines and Champagne to choose from.  This week we have special pricing on Montaudon Brut Champagne for $35.99.

Our Valentines tasting will also feature various sparkling wines and Champagnes to try.

Sparkling wine not your style? Pick up a bottle of 2009 Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc.

Dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of cherry, tobacco, and as it gets more air, some wonderfully floral aromas. In the mouth the wine has a wonderful polish and presence, with flavors of cherry, cedar, cocoa powder, fantastic acidity, and wonderful velvety tannins.
Special Price:  $38.99
List Price: $43.99
We also have the perfect Cab, a 2009 O’Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain, to give your wine connoisseur for his/her cellar.
The 2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet is O’Shaughnessy’s first 10th anniversary wine, a represents a special milestone for us. The wine has a dark purple color with a solid core. Blackberry, boysenberry, black currant, rum raisin, graphite, and violet aromas are bright and lively.
Special Price:  $71.99
List Price: $87.99
If its white wine that you are looking for, we have a fantastic selection of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and pinot grigio to choose from.  This week, pick up a bottle of Sylvester, Chardonnay.
This clean, fresh Chardonnay has a honeysuckle, grapefruit nose with flavors of gala apples and crisp acidity and a refreshing finish.
Special Price:  $10.99
List Price: $12.99
While you’re here, check out our delicious selection of gourmet cheeses and handmade grissinis.  A perfect compliment to the perfect bottle of wine.
We will be here all weekend, so stop on in to try some great wines, or pick up a few bottles for your special someone.

Rombauer Chardonnay

It’s gloomy days like this that make me want to curl up with a chilled glass of Rombauer Chardonnay.

There’s a shortage of the 2011 vintage in the US.  The rain before the 2011 harvest led to a lower than project Chardonnay crop.  So you will rarely find Rombauer around town.

We really weren’t joking when we told some of you that the winery was running out!

BUT…. The Village Cellar just got a new case in!

So, if you love this jewel from Carneros, stop in soon to pick up a few bottles.  Who knows when or IF it will be back!

It’s cold out there!….

And the phone has been ringing off the hook at TVC!

We’ve been keeping warm by stocking wines for next weekend’s Valentine’s tasting and our upcoming wine school!

If you haven’t heard about the Wine School at TVC by now, then here’s your chance to sign up for the remaining seats for our classes.

You can call us at (630)325-VINO (8466) or register on Living Social for your spot to learn about fine wines, cheese and chocolates.

Click below to sign up!

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Seats are selling fast for the ENTIRE wine school series, so sign up ASAP to sip fabulous wines with us and learn more about it in the process.

We hope to see you all in the upcoming weeks.  February and March are going to be full of activity.

Cheers!

Live Music at TVC on Saturday

It may be cold out, and the snow is starting to fly.  But things are just getting heated up at TVC with live music this Saturday.

And lets face it, it’s already Friday, and if you don’t have weekend plans by now, well then you should definitely come to hang out with us.

Join us for a warming glass of wine, or a cold craft beer and listen to the music of singer and song writer, Emilie Rose.

Saturday, January 26  7-9pm

$5 cover charge

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Emilie Rose, Star of Schaumburg Idol

Bryan and Caroline will be holding down the fort Saturday evening, serving you whatever warms you up.

We look forward to seeing you!

Continue to look on the events page for upcoming events at TVC.

You might as well tell your friends that you’re busy for the month of February, there’s a lot going on here.  Or better yet, invite your friends to join you at our events!

Cheers!

The kids are back in school…

Courtesy of Google

And its time for you to sign up for classes of your own.

Enroll in the “Fun” Wine School at The Village Cellar.

Spots are limited, so sign up soon for your seat.

Each class includes tastes of the featured wines, with lessons about terroir, vintage, varietal and great stuff like that, along with cheese and chocolate pairings!

Classes are held at the store Thursdays, 7pm-8:30pm and are $50 per person in advance.

To sign up for a class (or two or three, or ALL) call us today at 630-325-8466 or email bryan@thevillagecellarhinsdale.com.

Class Line Up:

February 7th : Pinot Noirs of the World

February 14th : Great Wines of France

February 21st : Napa, Sonoma & Oregon Gems

February 28th : Tuscany & Italy

March 7th : USA v Europe

March 14th : Big Reds & Super Sparklers

March 21st: Meritage & Bordeaux Tasting

March 28th: Taste of Europe’s Vineyards

The World Premier of Thomas Fogarty’s Gist Ranch Cab Franc 2007

Winter is starting to rear its ugly head.  It’s getting cold out there.

But in just a few days on Saturday, January 19, The Village Cellar will be hosting the world premier of Thomas Fogarty’s Gist Ranch Cabernet Franc 2007.  Yup – You read that right.

The Village Cellar will be the first to release it to the public.  That in itself is something to raise your glass to.

You can also meet Thomas in person and have him sign any bottles you purchase.  He even may be willing to take a picture or two with you!

Gist Ranch – Courtesy of Thomas Fogarty

As if life couldn’t get any better we also have the Winter Wine Tasting this weekend featuring 50+ wines to taste, both red and white.

What better way to warm up from the winter cold?

The tasting includes a special appearance by Thomas, is $5 per person and runs

 1-5pm on January 19

Make sure to allow enough time and get here early, as some bottles may have limited quantities!

Wine Tasting at TVC

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all!

We are starting out 2013 with a bang!  We have tons of events coming up, including the announcement of

The Village Cellar Wine School!

 

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Be sure to check out the Events link to the left of the page to get all of the details and the run down of every event.

Trust us, you wont want to miss any of this.

Cheers to a new year filled with wonderful wine in Hinsdale!

The Maritote Holiday Party

Next time you’re having a party or get together, call us up at The Village  Cellar.  We will be happy to help you throw a party that your guests won’t soon forget.   Below are photos from the latest event, The Maritote Holiday Party.  Approximately 45 people attended this event.  Catered food was offered for guests to enjoy.  Of Course, there was plenty of wine and bubbles to go around!