GrapestoBottles

Food & Drink
660 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 660 North State Street, Chicago Directions
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Report | 3 years ago
The initial description read that the even included people strolling with appetizers. Thus, we didn't eat before coming. What they actually had was one very small table with a plate of crackers and three plates with mini cubes of cheese. The wine stations were over crowded with only one person pouring wine, making it difficult to sample very many wines. All these factors made the event not worth the money. We left early so we could get some food!
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Report | 3 years ago
It was too much to try and not enough snacks
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Report | 3 years ago
Wonderful friendly staff, our group had a great time at their event!
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Report | 3 years ago
The phone number listed on their website is never answered. I had emailed them 2+ weeks ago about their upcoming event, but never heard back so I had to email them again. This time they replied very timely. They were very accommodating to change my wine tasting date from a January to March date, which I appreciated greatly. There was a nice variety of wines to sample, but some of the people serving the samples had not even tried the wines they were pouring. How can someone answer questions about a particular wine they haven't tasted? I would also recommend several small high top tables for people to utilize. The DJ played One Direction and Hanson?? How about Diana Krall & Frank Sinatra?
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Report | 3 years ago
I was so disappointed in this event. I felt that the layout of the wine tables made it cramped and it was difficult to get up to the tables. The selection of wine was so limited and not worth a full price ticket to this event. There was no place to stand in between sampling and really no place to sit. There should have been several high top tables that people could go to for conversation instead of standing in front of the tables making it difficult for new people to get in to taste. That building itself is a good size and they should have utilized that. The cheese and cracker presentation was so not appetizing. This could have been done so much better.
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Report | 3 years ago
The staff who served the wine were not knowledgeable about the wines, the regions or even simple tasting notes. I'm not trying to be pretentious but, if I just wanted drink wine, I would buy a bottle and do it at home. When I asked about one of the wines at one of the tables, the only thing the woman could tell me was "It's wine, who cares? We'll drink it no matter what". A couple we met at the event was looking forward to a little more of an education because they were heading to Spain for a trip and wanted to be at least aware of the wine of that region. When they asked questions, they were told "this one is sweet and that one isn't as sweet" or "this one is oakey and that one isn't as oak
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Report | 3 years ago
Event was not worth the $30 ticket. Wines were cheap and some were duplicated at stations. There was no where to stand - some high top tables should have been added. One small cheese table caused an area of the room to be congested. Cheese table did not meet expectations of "apps" described on the site. Location also felt cheap. Will not recommend and will not attend a future event held by this company.
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Report | 3 years ago
Really no food
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Report | 3 years ago
More sweet red wines
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Report | 3 years ago
The event was so fun! We really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go to another event
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