Drinking wine is an activity that sometimes makes people believe they’re funnier, smarter, and 2 feet taller than they actually are. Bask in the power of belief with today’s Groupon: with today's Groupon to Sal's Beverage World. This deal is valid for specific events held at the Elmhurst and Rolling Meadows locations. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get two tickets to the Germanic wine tasting on Saturday, July 30th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Elmhurst (up to a $20 value).
- For $10, you get two tickets to the Wines of Down Under wine tasting on Friday, August 19th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Rolling Meadows or on Saturday, August 27th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Elmhurst (up to a $20 value).
- For $10, you get two tickets to the Oktoberfest beer tasting on Saturday, September 24th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Elmhurst (up to a $20 value).
Sal's Beverage World brims with a selection of 5,000 wines, 2,000 beers, and 2,000 spirits from producers both foreign and domestic, occasionally cracking open bottles during its assorted tasting events. The Germanic wine tasting culls wines from Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Alsace, pouring sippable samples of the various regions' crisp, steely whites and supple reds. The Wines of Down Under tasting delves into the grapey concoctions of the Southern hemisphere, where the seasons are reversed and vineyard workers wear socks on their hands. Bottles of vibrant whites and spicy reds from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa shed their corks in a palatable tour de force of the hemisphere's winemaking talent. The Oktoberfest beer tasting celebrates the traditional German festival with craft brews made to be slightly darker and stronger than the average lager or wine cooler. Bottle caps fly as the staff at Sal's pops open a selection of beers to taste, including several Oktoberfest-specific creations.
Bacchus Wine Club members gain access to tasting events for $5 per person.
Sal's Beverage World
In order to manage a collection of almost 10,000 libations, the staff at Sal's Beverage World must know their stuff when it comes to wine, spirits, and beers. The massive shop stocks shelves with bottles of wine from popular labels such as The Naked Grape and Snap Dragon, as well as 90+ point wines from Chateau Angelus. The inventory also boast more than 2,000 beers artfully brewed by domestic and foreign companies including Hoppin' Frog and Bear Republic craft breweries, while down the liquor aisles shelves are lined with a hearty collection of whiskeys, cognacs, and aperitifs, such as the Italian Cynar and Pernod 80 Proof. Sal's drink specialists also provide party planning services, regular beverage tastings, and run the Bacchus Wine Club, which offers members access to exclusive tastings of wine and ambrosia.