"Wine Superstore" Sam's Wine Tip by TRimer

Sam's Wine, Chicago: 2 reviews and 1 photos

What do we Chicagoans like to do on the weekends in Winter? We go wine shopping. Sam's is one of those places that you can spend hours going up and down the aisles looking for rare brands and/or bargains. Plus, they are always having a tasting.

Reportedly, Sam's is the largest single store wine retailer in America - reportedly carrying over 20,000 wines and spirits.

What to buy: Sam's has an amazing selection of Californian, South American, Italian and French wines. Each aisle has a "expert" who is available to suggest wines. A new feature (discovered on my last visit), is a section of "wines for under $10" and "wines for under $15".

In addition to wines, they have a large selection of beer, spirits and gourmet foods (olive oil, pate, cheese). They have a better cheese selection than Whole Foods and you can even have tastes before you order.

They have a discount if you buy more than 12 bottles.

What to pay: I usually can buy 10 bottles of wine for around $100.

Address: 1720 N. Marcey
Directions: Next to the strip mall with Best Buy and Whole Foods. Take the red line to North/Clyborn. Better yet, drive so you can really stock up.
Phone: (312) 664-4394
Theme: Food and Drink
Website: http://www.samswines.com

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  • Updated Jul 24, 2007
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