Last week, Kyle and I were invited to the Networking @ Nite event hosted by the Palatine Chamber of Commerce. The event was a networking event combined with a wine tasting. Having never been to the host company before, I was unsure what to expect when walking into D'vine Wine.
First, let me say the building is fabulous. Once you enter the business, the decor makes you want to pop a bottle of champagne and stay a while. The hospitality the owners show will make you only want to stay longer.
Of course, while the friendliness and appeal of the business is great, the reason you visit a wine store, is for the wine. D'vine has tons of it. Plus, it is all available at very reasonable prices.
My favorite new addiction is Coco Di Vine. The wine is so sweet and delicious that I dubbed it chocolate crack. I purchased a bottle to bring home to guests we were entertaining that evening. They also loved the Coco Di Vine. Matter-of-fact, we finished off the bottle. Of course at around $15 per bottle, it is very affordable. So, all I have to do is stop by to get more.
Kyle, who is not a fan of flavored wines like the Coco Di Vine, favored the Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet we got to taste was the Treanna. While I agree with Kyle that it was delicious, it is also around $45 per bottle. So, while Treanna would be perfect for many occasions, for just a drink or two after work to relax, you may want to go with something along the lines of Jeio.
Jeio, at around $20 per bottle, is a great Italian Prosecco. It has just the right amount of sweetness. With that said, it is only fair to note that I always prefer a nice red wine over a white wine any day.
We tasted several other wines, and regardless of your tastes, D'vine Wine will have something to fit your needs. They have wines from California, Italy, France, Spain, and various other areas from around the world.
If you are in or around Palatine, make sure to stop by 742 East Dundee Road. If you manage to stop by on a Thursday evening, you can partake in a wine tasting. The tastings last from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekly. Plus, the three hour wine tasting is only $10.00. This works out perfect if you need to find a perfect wine for that special occasion.