Jessica Altieri

Wine and Water Expert

How To Sip White Wine In Chicago

Jessica AltieriComment

It's not a night out in Chicago without a taste of one of these local elixirs. The wine selection in this town is impeccable, but these particular pours are worth a special celebration.

Try a bottle (or two, or three) of these angelic whites for your next indulgent night out.

1. Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar: Michel Gahier "Les Crets" Chardonnay (Arbois, Jura, France)

That's right. This knockout bottle spent the past decade primping and polishing for your tasting pleasure.

2. D.O.C. Wine Bar: King Estate Pinos Gris (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

From the luscious forests of western Oregon comes this juicy favorite.

3. Vera Restaurant & Wine Bar: Pierre Bonnet Val De Loire Chenin Blanc (Saumur, France)

Crisp, refreshing, and perfect for pairing with your favorite vegetable dish. 

4. Bin 36: Weinkellerei H. Lun "Albertus Cantina Vini" Gewurztraminer (Sudtirol-Alto Adige, Italy)

Come and savor one of the most poignant flavors you'll ever experience.

5. Ampersand Wine Bar: Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand)

Got a taste for island life? Known for its impeccable Sauvignon Blancs, this region of New Zealand is a hidden treasure for winos everywhere.

6. Enolo Wine Cafe: Nautilas, Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)

Another gem from the Southern Hemisphere, this Sauv. Blanc is a people-pleaser.

7. DiSotto Enoteca: Nuevo Mundo Sauvignon Blanc (Maipo Valley, Chile)

Chilean wines are the unsung heroes of vino and this delicacy from Maipo Valley never disappoints.

8. Boarding House: Balthasar Ress Riesling (Rheingau, Germany)

A Riesling is a Riesling is a Riesling. If you're looking for a sweet escape with a little kick to it, this one is for you.

9. J9 Wine Bar: Chateau Montelena Chardonnay (Napa Valley, California)

Of course, it's not a white wine list without a splendid Chardonnay. Ordering without a menu never tasted so good.

10. 404 Wine Bar: Biohof Pratsch Grüner Veltliner (Austria)

Truly, this Grüner Veltliner is a mouthful to say and to sip.