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“Sets the Bar” for Fun!

Schaefer’s hosts numerous tastings, classes, dinners, and parties. An expert and/or VIP always guides the way. For decades Schaefer’s has been graced by scores of luminaries from around the world. It’s a testament to how we conduct our business and to the character of our customers.

“Schaefer’s Saturday” Tastings

Every Saturday we are tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sample foods from our deli and selected wines, beers, and spirits. Put us on your calendar!

Uncorked Events

On a scheduled basis, usually Thursday evenings, Schaefer’s hosts tastings and events featuring winemakers, distillers, brewers and their ambassadors. Broaden your horizons, sample the newest releases and enjoy great “one night only” deals. Be sure we have your email for a timely heads-up.

The Boundary Room

Need a great space for a private party or function? The Boundary Room is situated on the original Schaefer’s Boundary Tavern. There’s plenty of history and charm on those wooden plank floors. Call us for details.

Schaefer's Calendar of Events

Wine Tastings Every Saturday from 11-5pm

Schaefer’s Saturday Tastings

Join us every Saturday for our regular weekly wine tasting. We will feature new additions to our shelves as well as the latest vintage releases. The Deli will always be putting out some delicious samples too.

November 22nd: We will have the new release of our own Schaefer’s Special Barrel Angels BarrelBlend from Angel’s Envy. They will also have their engraving machine to put that unique touch on your Angel Envy holiday gifts. Nick with Maverick Wines will be here along with Sonja from North Shore Distillery and David from ZYR Vodka. We’re sampling the wine from 11-5pm and the spirits from 1-4pm. Don’t be late!

Saturday, December 6: 1-4pm

New on Chicago’s Scene: Rhine-Hall Distillery

Join North Shore native Jenny Solberg, founder of Rhine Hall Distillery for a brandy and grappa tasting  on Saturday, December 6 from 1-4pm.

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Jenny Solberg and her co-founder dad Charlie.

The family-run operation in West Town’s industrial corridor, specializes in brandy distilled with old-school Austrian methodology and fruit from southwestern Michigan. Their grappa is way smooth!feature-original-428x256-2

“It’s always been a family hobby,” says co-owner Jenny Solberg, and this passion is now a full-time family affair.

What a great holiday gift with a hometown Chicago spin!

Thursday, December 11th: 4-7pm – 34rd Annual Champagnefest

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Get a jump on your holiday festivities. We’ll open each and every sparkling wine and Champagne we carry. Cava, Prosecco, Dom Perignon, we’ll treat you to them all. It’s $20 per person, and there’s a generous donation made to the Skokie Fire Department’s “Boot Days” to support local families in need.

There will also be a variety of food samplings from Schaefer’s wonderful food department to complement your bubbly. No advance sign-up required