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Celebrate Vino at Eataly Chicago

Celebrate Vino at Eataly Chicago

Ready to go from "non lo so" (I don't know) to vino pro? Get ready to sip your way to vino expertise over five weeks of wine learning: enjoy weekly wine specials in our restaurants, get up to 25% off select bottles, and follow along on Instagram for virtual tastings and chats with our wine experts through August 9, 2020. Check out the details for this week, and follow along with our five-week program to elevate your vino knowledge!




Now that you're feeling a bit more comfortable with the world of Italian wine, allow us to introduce you to a few benchmark rossi and bollicine, or reds and sparkling wines. If you’re like us, you’ve been reaching for glass after glass of chilled vino during the summer heatwave. The wine shop has put together a curated list of our must-try reds and sparkling bottles – whether lightly frizzante or brightly spumante, Italy’s effervescent wines are a perfect way to cool down and cheer up this summer, while a silky glass of vino rosso makes a perfect pairing for summer nights at the grill. From the fine perlage of Monte Rosso Franciacorta to the full-bodied Mirafiore Barolo, get up to 25% off select spirits in our wine shop, or get delivery or pick-up on Instacart through August 9, 2020

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Discover what's on sale this week, then pick up a bottle (or two) this week.

Monte Rossa Brut Prima Cuvee
An attractive and stylish personality radiates from this Franciacorta, obtained from Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero grapes, with a soft, almost silky, and gracefully balanced palate.

Ferrari Brut
Giulio Ferrari dreamed of creating a sparkling wine that could compete with the best – and his hunch that the terroir of Trentino would make for a fine sparkling wine paid off. Made with 100% Chardonnay grapes, this bollicine boasts a lively, straw yellow color, a fresh and fruity nose, and a harmonious, well-balanced palate.

Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG
Located in Montello, Veneto, this blend of Glera, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc has aromas of ripe golden apples, acacia, and honeysuckle on the nose.

Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Cialdini
Founded in 1860, Cleto Chiarli winery was the very first wine-producing company in the Emilia-Romagna region. This classic, deeply-colored Lambrusco has mix of tangy cranberry and ripe blackberry dominate the palate, along with dark, potting soil-like earth and a dry finish.

Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2014
A renowned producer of Barolo, the “king of wines,” Fontanafredda was founded in 1858 by Count Emanuele Alberto di Mirafiore on the hunting grounds of his father, King Vittorio Emanuele II. Barolo Serralunga by Fontanafredda is a true gem, decisive and forceful, with chords of vanilla, spice, faded rose petals and woodland undergrowth.

Mirafiore Barolo 2014
Mirafiore was founded in 1858 by Emanuele Mirafiore, son of Italy's King Vittorio Emanuele II. Ruby-red with garnet highlights, this Barolo has a sumptuous bouquet, with clear-cut overtones of ripe plums, tobacco, mint, rosemary, cinnamon and dried mushrooms.

Certosa di Belriguardo Chianti Classico
Wine has always been one of the passions of Gianna Nannini who has ensured that Certosa di Belriguardo has become one of the most renowned and interesting estates in the Siena area. This floral red, a blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot, boasts pretty notes of violets and red fruits, which lead into a dry finish with a touch of soft tannins.

Donnafugata "Sherazade" Nero D'Avola
Since 1851, the Donnafugata family has been in the business of making high-quality Italian wines, each with their own personality for different occasions. Sherazade 2018 has a brilliant ruby red color with violet reflections. The nose offers a pleasantly fruity bouquet with fragrant notes of red plum and sour cherry, combined with light spicy scents.

Firriato Etna Rosso
Firriato was created by Salvatore Di Gaetano and Vinzia Novara Di Gaetano in Sicilia. With beautiful inviting aromatics of fresh strawberries, cherries, wet stones, spices, smoke, earth and herbs all coming together and soaring from the glass, this bright, mineral driven blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio continues to shine through the fresh finish.

Want to dive deeper into the world of Italian reds and sparkling wines? Learn how to taste wine like a pro, explore the world of Nebbiolo and Sangiovese grapes, as well as the world of volcanic Sicilian reds, and check out our guide to sparkling wines.  Then tune into Instagram this week to learn more about these iconic wines. 



Aperol Spritz pitcher at Eataly Chicago


Celebrate summer and cheers with us at La Pizza & La Pasta! We're saying "salute" to the season with Spritz specials all summer long. Our mixologists are mixing up Aperol, Pallini Limoncello, and Ramazzotti Rosa Spritz, all available by the glass for $12, carafe for $28, and pitcher for $48.

Plus, each week through August 9, you'll find wine specials on our menu with over a dozen wine bottles at special prices. From elegant Barolos to vibrant Tuscan reds, aromatic Friulano whites, and even effervescent Trentodoc, check out the menu to see which bottles we're offering, then plan your visit!


The Di Gaetano family (1) sicilia firriato


Who better to learn from than the winemakers themselves? Tune in every Friday at 11 a.m. on Instagram for live chats and virtual tastings as we join some of our favorite producers in their vineyards. This week, we'll be tasting and talking with Firriato, one of the pioneering wineries in Sicilia. Learn more about the winery, then set a reminder to join us!

Friday, August 7 | Firriato
Learn about the hallmark qualities of Italian reds alongside this Sicilian producer


Red Wine Glasses Eataly


Why not take your love of vino italiano to the next level? Try unique, hand-picked Italian wines every month when you join the Eataly Wine Club. Our experts specially curate each month's selections, and you'll get the story of different Italian wineries, tasting notes, pairing suggestions, and recommended recipes with each box. Now, only through August 9, receive a FREE 6 pack of Bormioli tasting glasses when you sign up! Already a wine club member? Refer a friend and they will receive a FREE 6 pack of glasses – and you will too!


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