Third Coast Soif

Sunday March 18, 2018 1-6pm

60 winemakers & importers
pouring almost 300 wines

$25 per person (tickets are now sold out)


Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Union Hall (Local 130) 

1340 West Washington street, Chicago, IL 60607

Parking and directions are here. Even though there is free parking in their adjacent lot, public transportation is recommended. The CTA Green Line Ashland station is 3 blocks away.

All attendees must purchase a ticket, and the event is limited to 350 attendees. No tickets are reserved for media or industry, nor are there any discounts for media or industry.


The crew from Sprudge Wine will be on-hand, as our official media partner - photo ops a-plenty!

Jenn Green will be here from L.A. to talk about her upcoming 2nd issue!

Take a moment of Zen during the event to try some amazing teas from this Chicago-based importer. 

There will be Georgians in town, so be sure to check out this new documentary screening the same weekend. See "Off-Soif Events" for more details.

Behind the tables

yes, but where are they from?


The New World

Day Wines, Willamette Valley OR - Brianne Day
Swick Wines, Willamette Valley OR/Columbia River Gorge WA - Joe Swick
Minimus Wines & Omero Cellars, Willamette Valley OR/Columbia River Gorge WA - Chad Stock
Kelley Fox Wines, Willamette Valley OR - Kelley Fox
Beckham Estate Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains OR - Andrew Beckham
Hedges Family Estate, Red Mountain WA - Sarah Hedges

La Clarine Farm, Sierra Foothills CA - Hank Beckmeyer
Purity Wines, Sierra Foothills CA - Noel Diaz
Coturri Wines, Mendocino County CA - Tony Coturri
Les Lunes Wine & Populis, Northern CA - Shaunt Oungoulian
Broc Cellars, Northern CA - Chris Brockway
Martha Stoumen Wines, Mendocino County CA - Martha Stoumen
The Scholium Project, Northern CA - Abe Schoener
Amplify Wines, Santa Barbara CA - Marlen & Cameron Porter

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

Claverach Farm & Vineyards, The Ozarks MO - Sam Hilmer & Rachel Shulman

Uncouth Vermouth, Brooklyn NY - Bianca Miraglia

Bichi Wines, Tecate, Baja MX - Noel Téllez

The Old World

Quinto do Infantado, Porto PT - Joao Roseira
Clos Lentiscus, Penedés SP - Manel Avinyó
Partida Creus, Penedés SP - Antonella Gerosa
Quinta Milú, Ribera del Duero SP - Germán Blanco

Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot, Champagne FR - Clemence Lelarge
Château de Béru, Chablis FR - 
Athénaïs de Béru
Domaine La Grange Tiphaine, Montlouis/Touraine-Amboise FR - Coralie Delecheneau
Domaine du Closel, Savennieres FR - Evelyne de Jessey

Domaine François Pinon, Vouvray FR - Julien Pinon
Domaine Filliatreau, Saumur-Champigny FR - Fredrik Filliatreau
Domaine de la Pépière, Muscadet FR - Remy Branger
Chateau Combel la Serre, Cahors FR - Julien Ilbert
Damien Coquelet, Beaujolais FR - Laura Coquelet
Kewin Descombes, Beaujolais FR - Kewin "Keke" Descombes

Weingut Knauss, Swabia DE - Andi Knauss

Vittoria Bera & Figli, Piemonte IT - Alessandra Bera
La Biancara, Veneto IT - Alessandro Maule
La Stoppa, Emilia-Romagna IT - Nico Sciackitano
Vigneto San Vito, Bologna IT - Federico Orsi
Natalino del Prete, Puglia IT - Mina del Prete
Romeo del Castello, Mount Etna IT - Chiara Vigo
Frank Cornelissen, Mount Etna IT - Frank Cornelissen

Iago's Wines, Mtskheta GE - Iago Bitarishvili
Pheasant's Tears, Kakheti GE - John Wurdeman
Okro's Wines, Mtskheta/Kakheti GE - John Okurashvili

Mariam Iosebidze, Racha GE - Mariam Iosebidze
Nikoladzeebis Marani, Tbilisi GE - Ramaz Nikoladze

The Importers

Brazos Wine Imports - Brian Ravitsky
Eklektikon - Aris Soultanos
Jenny & François Selections - Jenny Lefcourt
Jill Mott Selections -
Jill Mott
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
Selection Massale - Cory Cartwright & Nadim Audi
Terraneo Merchants -
Sasha Burekovic
The Source Imports - Donny Sullivan

Zev Rovine Selections - Zev Rovine


Spirit Tea - Taylor Cowan
Glou Glou Magazine - Jenn Green
Our Blood Is Wine - Emily Railsback & Jeremy Quinn

Sprudge Wine - Jordan Michelman


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).

Tue 3/20 - Brianne Day will be pouring her wines at 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.


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

Vin Chicago
1826 N Elston Ave
(plus 3 other locations)

Perman Wine Selections
802 W Washington Blvd
1167 N Howe Street

Independent Spirits
5947 N Broadway St

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
2945 N Broadway St
(plus 3 other locations)


3209 W Armitage Ave

1012 N Western Ave

3500 N Elston Ave

Bad Hunter
802 W Randolph St

615 W Randolph St

3056 N Lincoln Ave

Table, Donkey & Stick
2728 W Armitage Ave

2545 W Diversey Ave

Cafe Marie-Jeanne
1001 N California Ave

Lula Cafe
2537 N Kedzie Ave

The Promontory
5311 S. Lake Park Ave West

Wine Bars

Webster's Wine Bar
2601 N Milwaukee Ave

Rootstock Wine & Beer Bar
954 N California Ave

Red & White Wine Bar
1845 N Oakley

Income Tax Bar
5959 N Broadway St

5212 N Clark St