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Freestyle Restaurant at Dana Hotel & Spa
660 North State Street Chicago, IL 60654
Doors open at: 06:00 PM

24 different wines &....... that's right, THE CHEESE BAR!  From Parmesano Italiano to bacon-infused smoked cheddar... mmmm mmmm good.

Two sessions to choose from 6PM-8PM or 830PM-1030PM

When you think "great wine", you'd most likely think "Italian." And why not? Italian Wines have become synonymous with "depth" and "character." Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, from Calabria, Campania, Lombardy, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, and Veneto, to many others.

Who said having depth and character is boring? Here's your chance to dip those taste buds into the depth and character that distinguish Italian wines. The Taste of Italy Wine Tasting Event will introduce you to different varietals of Italian Wines. 

Acquiring a taste for good wine is easier than you think, whether you are a novice or experienced wine drinker. It's mostly a matter of sampling a variety of wines, letting your taste buds become accustomed to the flavors of wine characteristics, and discovering what you like. With many different wines from variety of different regions and different countries, there will be something out there for everyone!
 
We also encourage you to take advantage of our wine social photo area. To capture embarrassing pictures of your friends, or maybe just of you and yours enjoying a delightful evening of wine tasting. Take snap shots of your favorite wines to check out for your next dinner party. But most importantly join our community by posting your favorites to your Instagram using the hashtag #grapestobottles
 
A few questions we are often asked:
 
Q: Is this a seated event?
A: No. Once you have checked in you are free to roam around and sample any of our great wine tables on hand at your own pace. 
 
Q: What should I wear?
A: Remember we mentioned the socail area with the photos? Wear something you are proud to be seen in. Please see photos from our past event for inspiration: http://grapestobottles.smugmug.com/
 
Q: Do I need to print my ticket?
A: No. you can just show us the confirmation on your phone. Save the trees!
 
Q: Is food available for purchase? 
A: Yes. Freestyle main dining area has a nice selection of appetizers. Guests can enjoy 20% off (food only) by showing them your wristband.
 
Q: Will there be a coat check?
A: Yes. Complimentary coat check is available once you enter the hotel. The hostess at the front entrance will assist you.
 
Q: Do I have to use the coat check?
A: Yes. Our staff carries around squirt guns filled with red wine on the look out for violators. 
 
And remember… Please sample responsibly and use a designated driver.
 
 
Wine we will be tasting include:
 
I Vicini Pergolaio Rose 2012 
I Vicini Laudario Syrah 2010
Poggio Capponi Sovente Chardonney 2011 
Chianti Poggio Capponi Riserva 2009
2011 La Carraia Sangiovese
Antinori Santa Cristina Toscano Rosso
2012 Zenato Pinot Grigio
Fontana Candida Frascati
2011 Colosi Rosso
2012 Cusumano Nero d'Avola
2011 Feudo Arancio Stemmari Grillo
2012 Masciarelli Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
2012 Donna Laura Sangiovese 
Banfi Col di Sasso Sangiovese Cabernet
2012 Guadagni Orvieto Classico
2012 Ruffino Pinot Grigio Lumina

Vigna Chigi Pellagrello Bianco Campania*
Nardone Fiano D'Avolino Campania *
Tenute Rubino Malvasia Bianco Puglia*
Nuraghe Crabioni Vermentino Sardinia*
Cantine Buoso Merlot Veneto *
Cantine Buoso Cabernet Franc Veneto*
Goggiono Dolcetto D'Alba Piemonte*
Tenute Rubino Primitovo Puglia *
*Exclusively at The Nobel Grape (
802 N Bishop St, Chicago, IL 60642)
(List subject to change)
Event location

Freestyle Restaurant at Dana Hotel & Spa
660 North State Street Chicago, IL 60654