Raise A Glass for National Chianti Day

We all know the wine culture goes way back in Chicago. Then, how could you miss out on National Chianti Day? Well, we know you wouldn’t. Grab a special friend and come to one of these restaurants as they open up their wine cellar and share with you their best Chianti collections. You’ve worked hard this year. Raise a glass for yourself!


123 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661

Sip your wine inside a former print shop from the 1890s for National Chianti Day when you visit Michelin-starred Sepia. The warm and inviting room offers two varieties of Chianti to pair with a four-course dinner menu expertly designed by Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman and Chef de Cuisine Kyle Cottle. Sepia celebrates tradition — with a modern twist. To make your reservation now, visit www.sepiachicago.com.

  • Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico, Toscana (Sangiovese)

  • Isole e Olena Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, Italy 375 ml (Malvasia/Trebbiano)



565 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661


Taste buds travel around the globe one boundary-blurring dish at a time from PROXI’s groundbreaking menus designed by Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman. Wine Director Alex Ring’s wine list has been curated by hand to provide the best pairings throughout dinner. Diners are more than welcome to learn what pairs best by speaking with their server. PROXI offers a bottle of Castello Ama Chianti Classico to pair with their a la carte offerings, and all you need to do is make your reservation now for National Chianti Day by visiting www.proxichicago.com.

  • Castello di Ama Chianti Classico, Sangiovese


Rose Mary

932 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60607

Rose Mary, Chef Joe Flamm’s buzzing new Italian-Croatian restaurant, offers three unique Chiantis to order during dinner. A round and shapely wine with a bright ruby red color, the Poggerino “Bugialla” is the perfect bottle to enjoy with an order of Lamb Shoulder — prepared with blitva and lamb fig jus. In a word: impressive. Check out www.rosemarychicago.com and see Chef Joe’s menu now.

  • Querceto Di Castellina “Sei” Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico

  • Poggerino “Bugialla,” Chianti Classico

  • Bibbiano “Bibbianaccio,”  Chianti Classico

BLVD Steakhouse

817 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607

If you like cherry, strawberry and floral flavors, order yourself a bottle of Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico at BLVD Steakhouse. The wine is a blend between 90% Sangiovese and 10% Colorino, Canaiolo and Ciliegiolo, which leads to a pleasant youthful balance at final sip.

  • Badia a Coltibuono, Chianti Classico


340 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Uncork the Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2017 at Nonnina for National Chianti Day to experience a bouquet that’s full and intense, yet sweet and fruity at the same time. Noble wood, vanilla, and cocoa lead a pleasant overtone before a surprise cherry finish after each sip. The bottle will pair with a thick soup, any choice of meat or semi-hard cheese on your plate. ‘Saluti’ comes easy with six bottles of Chianti offered at Nonnina.

  • Borgo Scopeto, Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Ruffino Tan Label, Chianti Riserva Ducale DOCG
  • Lamole di Lamole, Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Antinori Peppoli, Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Riserva, Monsanto, Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Riserva, “Vigna del Sorbo” Gran Selezione, Fontodi, Chianti Classico DOCG

Featured Image Credit: Nonnina