Springtime Recommendations from Wine Club

By Chicago Booth Wine Club

As Spring approaches, Boothies are excited about emerging from their Loop centric confines and exploring more of what Chicago has to offer. The Chicago Booth Wine Club is tasked with improving knowledge of wines, beers, and spirits in a social environment. Wine Club co-chairs sat down to give their recommendations on wines and venues to help get Boothies in the mood for Spring.


Name: Bench Pinot Noir

Price: $20

Where Can You Get It: Whole Foods, Binny's

The Bench Pinot Noir is a smooth, high value red wine still great as the weather begins to warm, It pairs well with a variety of foods but is drinkable on its own as well

Name: Kendall Jackson Chardonnay

Price: $13

Where Can You Get It: Costco, Trader Joe’s, Binny’s, Mariano’s

The Kendall Jackson Chardonnay is perfect is you’re trying to “pretend like you’re on the Real Housewives and channel my inner middle age suburban mom vibe” says co-chair Katie Fox

Name: Pool Boy Rose

Price: $16

Where Can You Get It: Whole Foods

The Pool Boy Rose is a dry rose made for summertime sipping. It is sold in an recyclable container which makes it perfect to take to the pool or summer concerts.

Tapster in Wicker Park is a completely self-service bar

Tapster in Wicker Park is a completely self-service bar

Locations and Venues

Name: Tapster

Location: Wicker Park

Drink highlight: Craft cocktails

Tapster is a completely self-service craft tasting experience with a mix of beer, wine, cocktails, kombucha, and coffee

Name: Pacific Standard Time

Location: River North

Drink highlight: Cocktails and great wine list

Pacific Standard Time is a new restaurant and great date spot. You can grab a table or sit at the bar and order a flatbread or pita (also available gluten-free!)

Name: Celeste

Location: River North

Drink highlight: Craft cocktails

Celeste is a beautiful multi-level bar and restaurant. The highlight is the rooftop garden which overlooks River North while you are surrounded by walls of flowers and plants