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3rd Annual

Third Coast Soif

Sunday March 24, 2019 12-5pm

A Chicago collective celebrating real wines
grown and made naturally,
and the people who thirst for them

80 winemakers & importers
will be pouring 400+ wines & ciders
$25 general admission

 
 
 

Located in the West Loop, the Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Union Hall (Local 130) combines the best of Chicago's Art Deco chic with Blue Collar charm.

1340 West Washington street, Chicago, IL 60607

Free parking is available in adjacent lot (entrances on Washington & Randolph), and the Ashland Station of the CTA Green Line train is only 3 blocks away.

No tickets are reserved for media or industry, nor are there any discounts for media or industry.

See below for details on the venue entrances for parking, CTA station close by, main hall entrance, and tasty eats.

Soif 2019 map and directions
 

Behind the tables

Our Collaborators

Where is everyone from?

 

The New World

Smockshop Band/Hiyu Wine Farm/Floreal Cider, Columbia Gorge WA - Nate Ready
Elephant Seven, Walla Walla WA - Joshua West

Beckham Estate Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains OR - Andrew Beckham
Bow & Arrow, Willamette Valley OR - Scott Frank
Brooks Winery, Eola-Amity Hills/Willamette Valley OR - Chris Williams
Day Wines, Willamette Valley OR - TBD
Division Winemaking Co, Willamette Valley OR - Kate Norris
Fausse Piste, Columbia Valley/Willamette Valley OR - Jesse Skiles
Flat Brim Wines, Applegate Valley/Columbia Valley OR - Ian Atkins
Fossil & Fawn, Eola-Amity Hills/Ribbon Ridge OR - Jim Fischer
Johan Cellars, Willamette Valley OR - Morgan Beck
Kelley Fox Wines, Willamette Valley OR - Kelley Fox
Little Crow Vineyards, Willamette Valley OR - Jess Miller
Maloof Wines, Willamette Valley/Applegate Valley/Columbia Gorge OR - Ross Maloof
Minimus/Omero Cellars/Origin, Willamette Valley/Ribbon Ridge/Applegate Valley OR - Chad Stock
Patricia Green Cellars, Willamette Valley OR - Jim Anderson
Patton Valley Vineyard, Willamette Valley OR - Derek Einberger & Mike Willison
Swick Wines, Willamette Valley OR/Columbia River Gorge WA - Joe Swick

Absentee Winery, North Marin Wine District CA - Avi Deixler
Broc Cellars, Northern CA - Chris Brockway
Clos Saron, Sierra Foothills CA - Gideon Beinstock
Donkey & Goat, Northern CA - Jared Brandt
Inconnu Wine, Mendocino County CA - Laura Brennan Bissell
La Clarine Farm, Sierra Foothills CA - Hank Beckmeyer
Les Lunes Wine & Populis, Northern CA - Shaunt Oungoulian
Lo-Fi Wines, Santa Barbara County, CA - Mike Roth
Martha Stoumen Wines, Mendocino County CA - Martha Stoumen
Purity Wine, Sierra Foothills CA - Noel Diaz
The Scholium Project, Northern CA - Abe Schoener
Stirm Wine Co., Santa Cruz CA - Ryan Stirm
Subject to Change Wine Co., Northern CA - Alex Pomerantz

Ruth Lewandowski Wines, Salt Lake City UT (by way of Mendocino CA) - Evan Lewandowski

Blake’s Hard Cider, Eastern MI - Robert Bauer

ZAFA Wines, Central VT - Krista Scruggs

Bichi Wines, Tecate, Baja MX - Noel Téllez

The Old World

Bodega La Senda, Bierzo SP - Diego Losada
Clos Lentiscus, Penedes SP - Manel Avinyó
Costador, Catalunya SP - Joan Franquet
Microbio Wines, Castilla y León SP - Ismael Gozalo
Quinta do Infantado, Douro/Porto PT - João Roseira
Quinta Milú/Casa Aurora, Ribera del Duero/Bierzo SP - German Blanco

Catherine et Pierre Breton, Bourgueil FR - Pierre Breton et fille
Château Maris, Minervois FR - Jacques Herviou
Domaine Bernard Baudry, Chinon FR - Matthieu Baudry
Domaine des Grottes, Beaujolais FR - Romain des Grottes
Domaine des Pothiers, Cote Roannaise FR - Romaine Paire
Domaine du Closel, Savennieres FR - Pauline Lair
Domaine Filliatreau, Saumur-Champigny FR - Fredrik Filliatreau
Jean Manciat, Mâcon-Charnay FR - Jean Manciat
Lemasson/Les Vins Contés, Loire Valley FR - Olivier & Cecile Lemasson
Les Vins Pirouettes, Alsace FR - Vanessa & Christian Binner
Luneau-Papin, Muscadet FR - Marie Luneau
Renardat-Fâche, Bugey FR - Christelle & Elie Renardat

Christoph Hoch, Kremstal AT - Christoph Hoch
Jurtschitsch, Kamptal AT - Alwin & Stefanie Jurtschitsch
Koppitsch, Burgenland AT - Alexander Koppitsch

Clemens Busch, Mosel DE - Clemens Busch
Immich-Batterieberg, Mosel DE - Gernot Kollmann
Koehler-Ruprecht, Pfalz DE - Franzi Schmitt

Casa Coste Piane, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene IT - Raffaele & Aldechi Follador
Fonterenza, Montalcino IT - Margherita Padovani
Marco de Bartoli, Marsala IT - Sebastiano de Bartoli
Maria Ernesta Berucci, Lazio IT - Geminiano Montecchi
Monterosa, Alto Piemonte IT - Daniele Garella
Montesecondo, Chianti IT - Silvio Messana
Podere Orto, Lazio IT - Giuliano Salesi
Vittoria Bera & Figli, Piemonte IT - Alessandra Bera

The Importers

Bowler Wine - Gab Bowler
Brazos Wine Imports - Brian Ravitsky

Eklektikon - Aris Soultanos
Fifi’s Imports - Fifi

Jenny & François Selections - Jenny Lefcourt
José Pastor Selections - José Pastor
PortoVino Groovy Italian Wines - Mark Middlebrook & Hallie Hammons
Savio Soares Selections - Savio Soares
Selections de la Viña - Alvaro de la Viña
Sotolon Selections/Haus Alpenz - Eric Seed & Jake Parrot
Zev Rovine Selections - Zev Rovine

The Collaborators

Whiner Beer, Chicago
Middle Brow Beer, Chicago
4 Letter Word Coffee, Chicago
Spirit Tea, Chicago
Glou Glou Magazine, LA/NY
Raisin, the natural wine app
The Feiring Line

 

The "Off Soif" events from 2018


Our Blood Is Wine

Don't miss this Georgian wine documentary, screening at the Music Box Theatre March 16-20th.

Prior to the film screening on the 17th, Wine archeologist Stephen Batiuk will give a short talk on Neolithic wine and the origins (he's one of the guys who published the recent article about his findings proving wine origins in Georgia are 8,000yrs old). After the screening, Stephen, Jeremy and Emily will participate in a Q&A moderated by Jill Mott of Jill Mott Selections. 

...AND the Georgian winemakers that are featured in our film will pour their qvevri wines for a tasting! In Jeremy and Emily's opinion, these are the best artisanal wines of Georgia, imported by Chris Terrell Wines.

There is only one screening with these special guests, so we wanted to invite you first. Tickets are now available on Music Box Theatre's website (click the poster to the left).


Thu 3/15 - Minimus Wine Dinner @ Arbor Projects

 

6:30pm
 

Amuse
4 Wines
4 Courses
Digestif

 

$80

 

Book on Open Table

or

Send us a text at 312.292.8347


Thu 3/15 - Taste with Joe Swick @ Autre Monde

Come meet Joe Swick, winemaker of Swick Wines, at Autre Monde in Berwyn. He'll be there 6-9pm to talk to you about wine and whatever else you want to discuss. Bottles of his wines will also be available to order with your dinner (delicious food and ambiance). Click on the image to go to their website. 


Thu 3/15 - Partida Creus, Clos Lentiscus & Alvaro de la Viña
@ Red and White!

Antonella Gerosa (Partida Creus), Manel Avinyó, and importer Alvaro de la Viña are pouring their wines at Red & White Wines in the evening 6pm-8pm


Fri 3/16 - Château de Béru, Frank Cornelissen, Sébastien Riffault & Zev Rovine
@ Red and White!

Athénaïs de Béru (Château de Béru), Frank Cornelissen, Sébastien Riffault, and importer Zev Rovine are stopping by Red & White Wines in the evening to chat with trade and consumers. Once again, a special selection of their wines will be available BTG this night. 7pm-9pm


Fri 3/16 - Swick Wines Store Takeover @ Punt & Plume

Come meet Joe Swick and taste all 8 of hiswines 6-9pm in Lincoln Park. Goofy selfies will be readily available as well.


 

Sat 3/17 - All-day Open House
@ Red & White Wines (noon - 10pm)

In lieu of a Saturday tasting, Nathan, Cubby and the crew have invited all of the producers taking part in the Soif to the shop for an open-house style meet & greet. Many, many of their wines will be available for purchase in the shop.

For this special weekend they are offering a one-day opportunity to open any bottle you buy and drink it in the shop. They wish to afford the chance to try a range of the work from these producers in a casual, convivial setting. 

The bar will be open for regular business, and it has its own special food and wine selections in honor of the soif. Bottles available in the shop are meant to be consumed in the shop only, keeping the bar for snacking and chilling.  


Sat 3/17 - Meet the winemakers and importers
@ Vin Chicago Elston

Stop by for a fun-filled afternoon meeting these fine folks and tasting their wines
Vin Chicago 1826 N Elston Ave

Savio Soares will be pouring wines from his European portfolio -  12 to 3:00 PM.

Joe Swick will be pouring his Swick Wines from Oregon -  2 to 4 PM.

 

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Coralie Delecheneau will be pouring her family's Loire Valley wines from La Grange Tiphaine - 1 to 4pm 

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Sat 3/17 - Natty Hour w/La Stoppa & Quinta do Infantado
@ Bad Hunter

Bad Hunter and Louis/Dressner Selections are proud to welcome Nico Sciackitano of La Stoppa and João Roseira of Quinta do Infantado for a "St. Paddy Natty-Happy Hour" from 4-7pm. Nico will be pouring a few of their Frizzante wines and João will pour his white port and his red table wine.  


Sat 3/17 - Natty California w/Populis & Amplify
@ Regards to Edith

Shaunt Oungoulian of Populis Wines and Cameron & Marlen Porter of Amplify Wines will be at Regards to Edith on March 17th. Get natty with them on St. Paddy from 6-8pm. Special offerings include: Populis Wabi Sabi, Populis Rose, Amplify Duke & Ella, Amplify Subliminal Cabernet.


Sat 3/17 - "Trolli Trolley"
Ride between Bucktown's Red & White Wines and Humboldt Park's Cafe Marie-Jeanne 5-8pm

"A trolley (a real trolley bus!) takes you between Red & White and Cafe Marie Jeanne in Humboldt Park. Several winemakers featured at the Third Coast Soif will be available in attendance at both locations, including Andi Knauss, expert producer of the delicious and dynamic grape variety Trollinger. 

Guests receive a glass of Andi's Boutanche Trollinger along the ride. We are arranging a scenic route with some neighborhood trivia & entertainment from DJ Catie O."

Tickets are $15/person and may be reserved by clicking on the trolley bus


Sat 3/17 - Natural Greek Wine Night @ avec

Two natural Greek wine specials by the glass - the skin contact Muscat of Alexandria “Terra Ambera” from the volcanic Lemnos island, and the rosé Black Muscat of Tyrnavos “Coccinela” from mount Olympus - will be poured by Eklektikon importer, Aris Soultanos himself 6:30 - 9:30pm. 


Sun 3/18 - Georgian Wine Dinner @ avec

In conjunction with Third Coast Soif, and the release of Georgian wine documentary "Our Blood is Wine," Terraneo Merchants and the team at avec are proud to host a special, five-course dinner inspired by Georgia - the Black Sea-adjacent European country that also happens to be one of the oldest wine regions in the world.

Join them Sunday, March 18 (6:30-9:30pm) after the wine fair for a family-style meal from Chef Perry Hendrix and pairings from Sommelier/Owner Eduard Seitan. Full menu and tickets available here.


Sun 3/18 - Unofficial, official, unofficial?! Third Coast Soif after party
@ Webster's Wine Bar

Soif weekend. St. Patrick's Day weekend. Let's throw a hoolie! After the dust settles at the tasting, all are invited to Webster's.

$10 off all bottles of Pet-Nat, $7 Uccelli spritz, $10 Pigeonelle 'Loriette', $12 Cyril Zangs "Ciderman," $30 Voirons 'Biere Vivant-Clos Rougeard', as well as a host of "off the list" offerings. 

Keep in mind, their kitchen closes at 10:00.


Mon 3/19 - Scholium Project and Hiyu Wine Farm @ Clever Rabbit

Abe Schoener of Scholium Project & Nathaniel Ready of Hiyu Wine Farm will be pouring and discussing their wines with guests at Wicker Park's Clever Rabbit. Small bites will be served during the tasting. This will be a educational and fun evening enjoying some amazing wines. This is a ticketed event, 6pm start - click on the rabbit for tickets


Tue 3/20 - Brianne Day will be pouring her wines @ Table, Donkey & Stick

Candid Wines & TBS are hosting Brianne Day, one of the most exciting producers in Oregon today. Brianne takes a natural approach to the likely (Pinot Noir) and unlikely (Tannat, Malvasia) suspects in Willamette and other parts of the state, making fresh, expressive wines that are totally unexpected yet still somehow classically styled. 

Select wines will be available by the glass at discounted prices, see the TBS Facebook page for details. Reservations recommended, but not required. Open at 5:30pm.


Tue 3/20 - Supra! Georgian Wine Dinner @ Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar w/Terraneo Wine Merchants

Join the wonderful folks at Heritage in Ukrainian Village for a very special event in celebration of Georgian culture and culinary traditions!

We are thrilled to announce our very first supra! This traditional Georgian feast is a warm celebration with filled with wine, music and toasts. For our very first, we'll be joined by Sasha Burekovic from Terraneo Merchants as our official Toastmaster! He will guide us with knowledge of rich Georgian culture and their age-old winemaking techniques, while we indulge in the most delicious Georgian fare. Tickets, menu and more info here


Below is a short list of places in Chicago which champion naturally produced, minimal intervention wines.

Wine Shops

Red & White Wine Shop
1861 N Milwaukee Ave
773-486-4769

Diversey Wine
3023 W Diversey Ave
773-360-8365

Vin Chicago
1826 N Elston Ave
773-489-3454
(plus 3 other locations)

Perman Wine Selections
1167 N Howe Street
312-255-8990

Independent Spirits
5947 N Broadway St
773-989-2115

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
2945 N Broadway St
773-472-4781
(plus 2 other locations)

Craft & Barrel
1433 W Belmont Ave
773-549-2227

Off Premise
1128 W Armitage Ave
773-770-3540

Plum Market
1233 N Wells Street
312-229-1400

Brothers & Sisters
2119 W Chicago Ave
773-661-1599

57th Street Wines
1448 East 57th Street
773-996-4882

Restaurants

Giant
3209 W Armitage Ave
773-252-0997

Boeufhaus
1012 N Western Ave
773-661-2116

Parachute
3500 N Elston Ave
773-654-1460

Lula Cafe
2537 N Kedzie Ave
773-489-9554

Bad Hunter
802 W Randolph St
312-265-1745

Avec
615 W Randolph St
312-377-2002

Entente
3056 N Lincoln Ave
872-206-8553

Table, Donkey & Stick
2728 W Armitage Ave
773-486-8525

Arbor
2545 W Diversey Ave
312-866-0795

Cafe Marie-Jeanne
1001 N California Ave
773-904-7660

Brothers & Sisters
2119 W Chicago Ave
773-661-1599

The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave West
312-801-2100

Autre Monde Cafe
6727 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn
708-775-8122

Wine Bars

Webster's Wine Bar
2601 N Milwaukee Ave
773-292-9463

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar
954 N California Ave
773-292-1616

Red & White Wine Bar
1845 N Oakley
773-486-4769

Income Tax Bar
5959 N Broadway St
773-897-9165