Thursday, April 26, 2012

Uncork Illinois Wine Tasting


Wine aficionados will have a unique opportunity to sample over 100 wines from more than 10 local wineries and taste locally-produced artisan foods at Downtown Oak Park's first wine festival, Uncork Illinois on Saturday, June 2nd from 1-9pm.

Admission is $15 at the gate and includes a free souvenir glass and 7 tastings (while supplies last). Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1.00. In addition to tastings, vineyards will sell wines by the glass or bottle, and offer pairing tips with favorite dishes from local restaurants.

All proceeds will benefit Wonder Works Children’s Museum, an Oak Park children’s museum that unleashes creativity and imagination in children through art, performance, building and more. Advanced tickets may be purchased at http://www.wonder-works.org/uncork/2012/index.html, as space is limited at the event.

Event participants can also enjoy live jazz selected by local premiere jazz station WDCB 90.9 FM, while shoppers over 21 years of age will have a chance to win a selection of featured wines.

Participating Wineries:
August Hill Winery
Fox Valley Winery
Illinois River Winery
Lynfred Winery
Waterman Winery
Cooper’s Hawk Winery
Pheasant Hollow Winery
Shawnee Winery
Glunz Family Winery
Acquaviva Winery

Participating Restaurants:
Mancini’s Pizza and Pasta
Sushi House
Sugar Fixe Patisserie
Khyber Pass
The Golden Lamb
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Hutong Cafe
Luo’s Peking House
Lake Street Kitchen and Bar

Participating Local Food Producers:
Simply Appetizers
White Star
Linda's Country Cupboard
Majave Hot Sauce
Jimmy B's Super Salsa
Katherine Anne Confections

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