5 Superb Wine Programs

5 Superb Wine Programs

November 10, 2019 by The Editors

Bar Ramone

A first-rate tapas place must have a bold range of wines available to match its menu. This new River North place delivers, with a truly international 100-plus bottle list. 441 N. Clark St., barramone.com

Joe's Imports

After decades with beloved restaurant group Francesca's, Joe Fiely was handed the reins to his own spot. He brought his passion with him, leading to what is likely the most exciting selection of glass pours in the city. 813 W. Fulton Market, joeswineimports.com

The Press Room

The red list at this intimate West Loop basement is divided by varietal and priced for enjoyment. It's a lovely complement to the smart food menu. 1134 W. Washington Blvd., pressroomchicago.com

Benny's Chop House

Any steakhouse worth its finishing salt will have the First Growth and cult trophies on hand; Benny's does that and more, with a great range of sparklers, pinots and Rhônes, and a Charlie Trotter alum tending the cellar. 444 N. Wabash Ave., bennyschophouse.com

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar

This extraordinary place just turned 10, and the proprietors keep it going strong with an emphasis on natural and biodynamic jewels. 954 N. California Ave., rootstockbar.com













5 Superb Wine Programs

November 10, 2019 by The Editors

Bar Ramone

A first-rate tapas place must have a bold range of wines available to match its menu. This new River North place delivers, with a truly international 100-plus bottle list. 441 N. Clark St., barramone.com

Joe's Imports

After decades with beloved restaurant group Francesca's, Joe Fiely was handed the reins to his own spot. He brought his passion with him, leading to what is likely the most exciting selection of glass pours in the city. 813 W. Fulton Market, joeswineimports.com

The Press Room

The red list at this intimate West Loop basement is divided by varietal and priced for enjoyment. It's a lovely complement to the smart food menu. 1134 W. Washington Blvd., pressroomchicago.com

Benny's Chop House

Any steakhouse worth its finishing salt will have the First Growth and cult trophies on hand; Benny's does that and more, with a great range of sparklers, pinots and Rhônes, and a Charlie Trotter alum tending the cellar. 444 N. Wabash Ave., bennyschophouse.com

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar

This extraordinary place just turned 10, and the proprietors keep it going strong with an emphasis on natural and biodynamic jewels. 954 N. California Ave., rootstockbar.com