By Kori ~ October 5th, 2009.
For years, Iâ€™ve had friends tell me that they canâ€™t find the great Washington State wines that I tell them about where they live. So with the help of Wine-Searcher.com and a lot of legwork, Iâ€™ve set out on a mission to prove them wrong.
This is the second in a series of posts to help you find great Washington State wines in the major cities and areas all around the country. The first post in the series featured New York City. Today, Iâ€™m searching for Washington State wine in the Chicago area.
Hereâ€™s the format: To be selected, a store first has to have a Wine-Searcher.com rating of 4 or higher on a scale of 1 to 5 for customer service, reliability, etc. Next, it has to stock Washington State wines that we really like. Finally, they need to be an online retailer as well, so that if you donâ€™t live close enough to the store to drop in, you can still purchase their wines.
Based on those criteria, Iâ€™ve selected four Chicago area retailers. Binnyâ€™s Beverage Depot, with 22 Chicago-land locations, has a great selection of fine Washington State wines. Malloyâ€™s and Knightsbridge each have a decent selection of good quality Washington wines, and Hart Davis Hart has some of the cream of the crop in high-end Washington State wines.
Listed in alphabetical order below are the four retailers with their street addresses and links to their websites. Please let me know how you find their service and selection when you visit in person, and donâ€™t hesitate to ask us any questions you might have about any of the Washington wines they are offering.
Binnyâ€™s Beverage Depot, 213 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., 363 W. Erie St, Chicago, IL 60610
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe, 824 Sunset Ridge, Northbrook, IL 60062
Malloyâ€™s Finest Wine & Spirits, 580 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(Photo by laffy4k)
Filed under: American Wine, Great Washington State Wine Available in (City), Washington State Wine