“Schaefer’s Saturdays” Tastings- A Standing Tradition!

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!

Every Second Saturday all wines on our Back Room deal floor are open to taste. Great rotating deals and the opportunity to sip and learn with Schaefer’s wine team.  It’s a mini warehouse sale!

Special & “Uncorked” Evening Events

Schaefer’s regularly hosts tastings and events featuring winemakers, distillers, brewers and their ambassadors. Broaden your horizons, sample the newest releases and benefit from great deals. Be sure we have your email for a timely heads-up.

Calendar of Events

Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am
Schaefer’s Annual Fall Tasting & Sale! Saturday, October 19th, 11am- 5pm Discounted prices will run through the fall season, but this is your chance to sample over 60 international wines, beer, spirits and food throughout the store (with purchase of $1 wristband). VIPs include: Wahaka Mezcal, Redwood Empire Whiskeys, St. Elder Liqueur, Dovetail Brewing, Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda, Truly Hard Seltzer, Oh So Cheesy, Schlacher & Söhne, Levoni Imports, Fabbri Amarena, and Snack Delight. This is your opportunity to stock up on all your holiday entertaining needs.
Schaefer's WInes & Spirits
5:00 pm
Fall has arrived! There’s no better way to take the chill out than with a Whiskey tasting! Join us on the evening of the 24th for the first of two installments of Whiskey (and Cognac) tastings. This week will include: Jim Beam “Black” Extra Aged, Knob Creek “Single Barrel Reserve”, Baker’s 7yr, Maker’s 46, Basil Hayden “Dark Rye”, Legent, Courvoisier VSOP & Courvoisier “Sherry Cask” Cognac. Break out your “Hall Pass” for this one!
Schaefer's Wines & Spirits
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am
Creature Feature! Back by popular demand and just in time for Halloween! We’re proving the perception that all “critter label” wines aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on is wrong. Whether the winery puts a dog, lion, deer, pig, or frog on the bottle, these are some of our favorites and ready to sample on Saturday!
11:00 am
Back Room Wine Sale & Tasting! Several selections are discounted 25-40% off regular prices. We’ll open every wine on our Back Room deal floor…try before you buy! You’ll never know what hidden gems you might encounter. Stock up now for your holiday parties! It’s a mini-warehouse sale. FINE PRINT: These deals are limited to in-store inventory and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Wines are “cash and carry” only and cannot be held for future delivery.
Schaefer's Wines BackRoom
5:00 pm
Our final fall Whiskey tasting for 2019 happens on the 21st. This installment includes Whiskeys from Scotland, Ireland and Japan. Enjoy samples of Tyrconnell 10yr Sherry Cask, Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye, Auchentoshan “American Oak” Single Malt, Glen Garioch “Founder’s Reserve” Single Malt, Hibiki “Harmony”, Laphroaig 10yr Single Malt, Bowmore 15yr Single Malt.
Schaefer's Wines & Spirits
4:00 pm
The Best Champagne Party in Chicago! Get a jump on your holiday festivities. Schaefer’s is opening a wide variety of our sparkling wines and Champagnes. Cava, Prosecco, Dom Perignon, we’re popping them all! It’s $20 per person, fully donated to the Skokie Fire Departments’ Benevolence Fund. There will be a variety of Schaefer’s deli surprises to compliment your bubbly. No advance sign-up required. Tell your friends!  A perfect start to a night out!
Schaefer's Wines & Spirits
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Over 3,500 cases of wines at ridiculously low prices! Great music and free popcorn. Chicago’s greatest wine hands on duty to help with your selections. We load up your car! Drive right up to our dock or we’ll gladly help to your vehicle! Extra parking at Zhviago Restaurant, just south of Schaefers. We discourage young children from attending due to the space constraints, sound and activity level. To keep things fair, we never release the list of wines offered to anyone not attending. As always, all of our wines are guaranteed. We handpicked all these offerings.  Many of the wines will be open to try!!! Friday, Feb. 21st: 9am – 7pm Satuday, Feb. 22nd: 9am – 5pm
Schaefer's Wines & Spirits