Scents trigger emotions, whether it's a fine wine that brings back memories of Parisian wine fountains or a fresh loaf of bread that reminds us of playing baseball games with pumpernickel bats. Reminisce by snorting a global pour with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of wine, beer, spirits, and gourmet goods at Schaefer's Wines, Foods & Spirits in Skokie.
Since its establishment in 1936, Schaefer's has acquired a wealth of notoriety for its comprehensive yet complex assortment of complementary flavors. The drinkporium stocks hundreds of bottles of globally acquired wines, and fills aisles with unusual and exotic beers. The spirits department lines up anything from top-shelf whiskey to high-proof elixirs. And the gourmet goods section hosts fine, finger-friendly apps and pairables, such as imported French Saint-André cheese ($14.99 per lb.), Cacciatore artisan salami ($18.99), chocolates, and dips, making customers want to hold back a few shillings in their satchels. Because Schaefer's maintains its commitment to diversity and quality, items such as wine, beer, and liquor bottles range from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars each.
Those in need of nourishing guidance can imbibe Schaefer's online guides to wine and foreign labels, stop by during weekly wine tastings on Saturday, or simply engage in an enthusiastic exchange about advances in arthroscopic surgery with the shop's gourmet experts any day of the week.
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While online reviews for Schaefer’s are still growing, five Yelpers award the business an average of 4.5 stars:
- This is a family owned wine store with very friendly and helpful service. Their wine selection is large and they have lots of really good appetizers too. – Sabina H.
- They have a fantastic selection of beer and wine, and a very lovely cheese bar. Check out their homemade pickle salad, it is so yummy! – Kristen W.