Appalachian Dracula was famously quoted as saying, "I never drink…moonshine." Teach the original Dracula a thing or two with today's deal: for $50, you get a three-month Inspired Wine Club membership at Hinsdale Wine Shop in downtown Hinsdale and Cellar Door in downtown Downers Grove (a $105 value). Membership benefits are valid at both wine shops throughout the three-month period.
By pouring a three-month-tall glass of Inspired Wine Club membership, connoisseurs and casual winethusiasts alike will receive two carefully selected bottles each month. To better know their beverage, members will also receive detailed notes and reviews to imbibe through the eye and savor in the mind. If a particular variety catches the tongue, the experts at either Hinsdale Wine Shop or Cellar Door will happily pull another bottle from the rack, enhancing the liquid offering with a monthly selection discount. Other perks include conversational access to store managers, alerts and updates on current wine-shop specials, a 10% discount on all retail wine purchases, and invitations to members-only events which, like most tree-house meetings, don't allow girls—or boys—as the legal drinking age is 21.
Must be 21 or older to use.
Nine Yelpers give the Cellar Door four stars:
- This is a lovely wine shop/wine bar. They have a great selection of wines and a knowledgeable staff to help you choose the perfect bottle. – Michelle B.
Under the well-trained eye of owner Sean Chaudhry, The Cellar Door wine shop and bistro emphasizes the essence of ancient drink itself, curating a no-frills atmosphere that prioritizes quality of flavor above all. In allusion to the eatery's moniker—named for the simple phrase that author J.R.R. Tolkien famously called the most beautiful in the English language—straightforward combinations of globetrotting wines and grilled sandwiches, artisan cheeses, and charcuterie small plates blend together atop mesmerized palates.
More than 30 by-the-glass vintages hail from Spain, California, and Italy, and the staff encourages diners to select full bottles from the onsite retail shop, paying only retail price and a small corkage fee to eliminate unnecessary restaurant markup and taxes on drawn-out toasts. While their taste buds soak up new flavors, diners can challenge their brains to Wednesday trivia or tune their ears to live music on Fridays.