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    Cream's 8th Annual Warehouse Tasting & Sale BBQ

    8 years and running! Our little end of summer customer appreciation BBQ began as the anti-wine prom grand tasting gala. Over the years, it has evolved into the Illinois wine & spirits event of the year. You are invited to experience counter culture at its finest. Enjoy music, grilled sausages and the opportunity taste and purchase over 400 wines, spirits & ciders at your leisure in our warehouse in Pilsen. No chandeliers, pushy suppliers or trendy venues. Just wine, booze, music & food. REGISTER HERE

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    Made in Michigan

    Rifino Valentine is on a mission to bring back quality American manufacturing. While working in New York City on Wall Street, he saw first hand what he calls the “corporatization” of America. Giant companies are beholden to profits, and therefore try to do everything the fastest and cheapest way in an attempt to maximize shareholder earnings. What is lost is the quality in goods. What is lost is the handmade aspect. With only a dozen or so micro-distilleries in the country in 2007 (now there are over 400), Valentine opened his Detroit-based, artisan distilling company (the area’s first since Prohibition) as a fight back against mass-produced spirits.

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    te Pā - our place, our home

    New to our portfolio is an award-winning, family-owned Marlborough estate, te Pā Wines. We are excited to be one of the first to represent this estate in the USA (currently only in three states). Over the years, the MacDonald family has been many things: fishermen, farmers, horticulturists - and now, winemakers. Through everything, they have always remained bonded to their roots and to their land.

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    Introducing Rossa Amara

    Every once in awhile, you come across something so unique, so delicious, and so rare, that if you don’t take a chance on it you might regret it for the rest of your life. Rossa Amara, a blood orange amaro from Mt. Etna, Sicily, blew our minds last year in Vinitaly. Amaro wasn’t our game, but we knew this liqueur was special. Now in stock, we’re looking forward to sharing Rossa Amara with you.

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    Behind the Vines: Russian River Valley

    Amazing things happen in the 150 square miles of Russian River Valley. Good people come together to farm and drink and enjoy good wine. But here’s the news: even better things are to come.