- $82 gets you a three-month membership to The Gourmet Grape’s Wine Club ($165 Value)
- The Unicorn level includes one to three bottles of wine per month (pick-up only), 5% off most in-store wine purchases, 10% off table top purchases, and $5 off wine tasting events
- Travel the world of wines from Argentina, France, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Chile, U.S., and Spain
Nine Yelpers give the Gourmet Grape an average rating of 4.5 stars: > * I know there are lots of wine stores out there but my favorite is this small but well stocked wine shop on Halsted…I have been a member of the wine club for the past few years, and it is a treat having two bottles of wine delivered to the house each month. – carol e. > * They taste everything they put on their shelf and it really reflects in the fact that my wine is always a hit! – John S.
The Twisted Vine
Following layoffs from corporate jobs, Jeffrey Durbin and Michael Banko decided to pursue their passion for wine. Drawing on travels to wineries all over the country, they opened The Twisted Vine in 2003. During weekly two-hour tastings, they guide customers on a culinary tour across the globe, with stops including the United States, Chile, and New Zealand. Racks of fine international wines stock the shelves, as well as gourmet olive oils, vinegars, chocolates, tea, glassware, and decorative tableside accents. Like the stork when he’s in a pleasant mood, the duo bundles its wares in gift baskets, which cradle wines, chocolates, candles, and specialty flavored cheeses.