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$49 for a Wine and Chocolate Pairing for Two with a Bottle of Wine to Take Home at Life’s A Cabernet (Up to $118 Value)

Life's A Cabernet

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Certified sommeliers demonstrate tasting techniques before a chocolatier tells the story of single-origin beans

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Expires Apr 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Recommended to reserve before final weeks approaching expiration date. Must be 21 or older. Valid in-store only. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Tax not included; all balances of $10 or less must be paid in cash. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Wines are often named for their region of origin, such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, or Tightly Sealed Bin on Windowsill. Send taste buds traveling with this Groupon.

$49 for a Wine and Chocolate Pairing for Two (Up to $118 Value)

  • Wine and chocolate pairing for two (a $98 value)
  • Bottle of wine to take home (up to a $12 value)

A certified sommelier briefly details tasting techniques before guests sample six varieties of wine alongside six international chocolates. Kevin Roblee of Kokku Chocolate tells the story of single-origin beans while serving up chocolate fondue or chocolate truffles. See the event schedule for tasting times and reservations page.

Life's A Cabernet

What was supposed to be a vacation to Napa changed Christopher Libby’s life. Visiting California's thriving vineyards made him realize that life was too short to dislike his career, so he quit his job. He then enrolled in school, became an executive sommelier, and beat Liza Minnelli in a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to win the right to name his wine shop Life’s A Cabernet. Inside, floor-to-ceiling cubbies highlight Libby's main fare—500 unique bottles of wine—though his shelves also display a collection of 75 craft beers, small-batch scotch and whisky, and handcrafted gin and tequila. In the spirit of wine appreciation, Christopher leads a club through which members receive a bottle of wine each month that he chooses, often a white, red, or bubbly vintage that pairs with the seasons.


82% of 454 customers recommend

  • “What a great find; loads of great wines at good prices at a lovely local shop...beats Binny's any day!”

  • “Store is great, owner was very helpful and overall experience was very positive”

  • “The staff was quite friendly and helpful. I felt I had a good buy and also could take advantage in conjunction with a 15% discount on other wines.”

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    Life's A Cabernet

    1937 W North Ave

    Chicago, IL 60622


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