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Windy City Wine Festival in Grant Park was a Success in 2017!

The Windy City Wine Festival was a smashing success in 2017! The Windy City Wine Festival presented by U.S. Bank provided an opportunity to sample from more than 300 wines from around the world. Attendees learned about new and exciting varieties from the experts in a relaxed festival setting. Wine seminars and cooking demonstrations were conducted by event sponsors, exhibiting wineries, area chefs and restaurateurs. Some of the area's best restaurants and caterers were there showing off their award-winning cuisine and live music was playing on the festival stage!

Looking forward to 2018!

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New at the Windy City Wine Festival in 2017:

Cadillac Connoisseur Club: featured heavy appetizers, provided by Inspired Catering, part of the Stefani Group and special wines that were not available in the main festival tasting area

New sponsor, Boxed Water provided free water to attendees. Boxed Water offers a convenient, environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic bottled water. They are 100% recyclable and ship flat to their regional filling locations; reducing our carbon footprint compared to plastic. Roughly three-quarters of each of their boxes is made of paper, fully recyclable and free of BPAs and phthalates. Their website is:

Presenting sponsor: U.S. Bank


Funjet Vacations

Northwestern Mutual, Chicago


Crowe Horwath

Rivers Casino

Lakeshore Beverage

Boxed Water

Live music:

Sons of Bildor: The Sons of Bildor are an acoustic rock duo comprised of Barrington brothers Rob and Charlie Knapik, covering popular music of all decades and genres. Soulful vocals and harmonies, and smooth rhythm guitar. A mix of rock n’ roll…from oldies to classic rock, alternative to indie rock, and top 40 pop music to current hits.

Lloyd Dobler Effect: The Lloyd Dobler Effect (LDE) has been around for more than 8 years, having toured over forty states and thirteen countries. The band has an impressive list of ...accomplishments including headlining multiple international Armed Forces Entertainment tours.

LDE has gained a stellar reputation on the national college circuit and live worldwide music scene as the next great band to watch. They have performed on the same bill with such notable artists as Jane's Addiction, Eminem, The Strokes, The Goo Goo Dolls, Good Charlotte, The Roots, Jack Johnson, and 3rd Eye Blind, to name a few.

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