Wine shops can be intimidating to the amateur drinker, sometimes feeling more like showrooms than stores, with men in ponytails taking deep sniffs of Sangiovese while proclaiming themselves "oenophiles." Not Vinic. This Evanston alcohol outpost is overloaded like a cool record shop, casual and friendly. The wines are cheap and described in delectable, approachable terms. It's the kind of place you can feel comfortable just picking a pretty label without worry of feeling inferior or grabbing some vinegary swill. The back room packs loads of craft beer and regional artisanal booze, bitters, mixers. Vinic gets you into wine without having to be into wine.
|Venue name:||Vinic Wine Co|
1509 Chicago Ave
|Cross street:||between Grove and Davis Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon 11am-7pm; Tue-Thu 11am-8pm; Fri, Sat 11am-9pm; Sun noon-5pm|
|Transport:||El: Purple to Davis. Bus: 205. Metra: Union Pacific N to Davis St.|
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