What you'll do
I'll take you to 3 different Chicago institutions to sample wine with food, experiencing each place like a local. We'll learn about the wines (with an emphasis on American wines and regions) as we talk about Chicago history including discussion about American Prohibition and our city's wild, speakeasy past. During November and December, we have the opportunity to visit Chicago’s popular Chriskrindlmarket and taste glühwein, served in a special edition mug that you can take home. We'll also see some of the world's prettiest holiday lights/decorations and traverse part of our underground Pedway system. As we move between locations, we'll have the chance to see and talk about some of Chicago's most popular icons and architecture as well as some off-the-beaten-path sights. This is a late afternoon tour that is a perfect way to transition into your night if you have later dinner plans and is a great pre-theatre/before-the-show activity. This tour is for singles, couples and groups alike, the only prerequisite is to have an interest in wine and novices are welcome. If you like walking tours, wine and food, this tour is perfect for YOU!
I'm Kelly (a.k.a. MaeveWine), a wine, food and history fanatic. I'm a trained city guide (5star tours!) and I've been doing excursions for friends & family for decades. The Windy City has been my home for 25+ years and for the last 10, I've been working in the food and beverage industry and even owned my own wine distribution company. Always in search of 'the perfect bite' and a solid glass of wine, I created this tour to share noteworthy wines and food with visitors seeking the same. I've traveled the world meeting new people doing walking tours and have eaten some of the best morsels so I know from personal and professional experience how to make the best of our time together. I try to make a new friend every day, come drink and eat with me at some of my favorite spots!
We'll share food at each location, either a snack, appetizer or dessert and discuss the pairing of the wine and food.
We'll sample a 1-4 oz. glass of wine at each location. You'll be able to choose between white or red wine. A keepsake…
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Where you'll be
At our first stop, I'll activate your taste buds with a wine and food pairing known well by locals. We'll talk about the wine and Chicago history. Next, we'll walk to another popular seasonal tasting location where we'll have the chance to see some of Chicago's prominent sights and talk about how the Windy City got it's monikers. Our last stop will be wine with a dessert at a Chicago favorite.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Guest need to bring ID and be age 21 or over.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking a few blocks between locations. Note the wines and food in the pictures are not necessarily representational of the exact items we will be consuming as wine, food & locations change seasonally. If you have a food allergy or sensitivity, please message me.
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Windy City Wine, Bites & History
Previous price:$124 $93 / person
Previous price:$124 $93 / person