By Lauren Wulf
Now that Valentine’s Day is over, you can celebrate a real national holiday — “National Drink Wine Day”! Pop the cork and enjoy a glass of your favorite Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot, Shiraz, or Zinfandel in honor of the occasion.
On Monday, February 18, five Chicago area restaurants (from River North to suburban Westmont) will celebrate “National Drink Wine Day” with special offers, including half-priced bottles, $5 glass pours and a “wine and chocolate” pairing for charity.
Since it’s also President’s Day, why not also honor your favorite president with a special toast?
III Forks Steakhouse
180 N. Field Blvd.
This stunning steakhouse, located in Lakeshore East, will offer 50 percent off all bottles of wine under $100.
III Forks is open on Monday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
112 W. Hubbard St.
Epic restaurant in River North will feature half-priced bottles of wine.
The entire wine list will be 50 percent off from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
1416 S. Michigan Ave.
South Loop-located City Tavern invites you to gather your group and celebrate with $5 select glass pours from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Choose from: Poema Cava Brut (Spain); 2011 Esser Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley); 2010 Caneletto Pinot Noir (Italy).
330 E. Ogden Ave.
Bakersfield, the contemporary American, wood-fired grill in Westmont will offer half-priced bottles of wine.
The entire wine list (reserve list excluded) will be 50 percent off from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
739 N. Clark St.
Drink wine for a great cause at ZED451 in River North. Enjoy house made, dark chocolate truffles and a glass of red wine for $12.
A portion of the proceeds from the truffle and wine pairing will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Woman campaign.
ZED451 is open on Monday from 4:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
More Wine Spots You Can Try:
505 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
339 North Dearborn