It’s hard to find a good wine store. You could almost write a personal ad with all the requirements:
“Wine enthusiast seeks vendor with knowledgeable staff, plenty of selection, a range of prices, and an owner who’s happy to special order an obscure favorite... And since we’re being picky, we’d also like a discount for living in the neighborhood. In return, you’ll get our undying loyalty.”
Well, Randolph Wine Cellars (at 1415 W. Randolph) might just be your Prince Charming.
Stocked with wines from around the world, the small shop is staffed with friendly wine-lovers who are willing to go above and beyond.
But here’s the clincher – every Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m., the staff pop open a few of their favorites and offer a free tasting. If you like what you sip, you can buy a bottle or two at a discount. (And, by the way, if you live in the neighborhood, you always get 10 percent off.)
Mom always told us never to settle.