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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

Several dozen winemakers & importers
will be pouring Over 300 wines

participants & more info soon enough...


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.

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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
1167 N Howe Street

Diversey Wine
3023 W Diversey Ave

Independent Spirits
5947 N Broadway St

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

Off Premise
1128 W Armitage Ave

Plum Market
1233 N Wells Street

57th Street Wines
1448 East 57th Street


3209 W Armitage Ave

1012 N Western Ave

3500 N Elston Ave

Lula Cafe
2537 N Kedzie 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

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

Soif 2018 (numero deux)

March 18, 2018


The New World

Day Wines, Willamette Valley OR - Brianne Day
Swick Wines, Willamette Valley OR/Columbia River Gorge WA - Joe Swick
Minimus/Omero Cellars/Origin, Willamette Valley/Ribbon Ridge/Applegate Valley OR - Chad Stock
Kelley Fox Wines, Willamette Valley OR - Kelley Fox
Beckham Estate Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains OR - Andrew Beckham
Smockshop Band/Hiyu Wine Farm, Columbia Gorge OR - Nate Ready
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
Lo-Fi Wines, Santa Barbara County, CA - Mike Roth

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
Clos du Tue-Boeuf, Touraine - Thierry Puzelat
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
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


Soif 2017 (the inaugural ball)

March 19, 2017


The New World

Pearl Morissette, Niagara CN - François Morissette
La Clarine Farm, Sierra Foothills CA - Hank Beckmeyer & Caroline Hoel
Whitcraft Winery, Santa Barbara - Drake Whitcraft
Les Lunes Wine & Populis, Northern CA - Shaunt Oungoulian
Ruth Lewandowski Wines, Salt Lake City UT (by way of Mendocino CA) - Evan Lewandowski

Uncouth Vermouth, Brooklyn NY - Bianca Miraglia
Bichi Wines, Tecate, Baja MX - Noel Téllez

The Old World

Alfredo Maestro Tajero, Castilla y León SP - Alfredo Maestro
Bodegas Albamar, Rias Baixas SP - Xurxo Alba
Bodegas Daniel Ramos, Sierra de Gredos SP - Daniel Ramos
Clos Lentiscus, Penedés SP - Manel Avinyó
Finca Parera, 
Penedés SP - Ruben Parera
Goyo Garcia Viadero, Ribera del Duero SP - Goyo Garcia

Marenas Viñedo y Bodega, Andalucia SP - Jose Miguel Márquez
Oriol Artigas, Alella SP - Oriol Artigas

Champagne Tarlant, Champagne FR - Melanie Tarlant
Domaine François Pinon, Vouvray FR - Julien Pinon
Domaine de la Pépière, Muscadet FR - Gwen Croix

Laurent Cazottes, Southwest FR - Laurent Cazottes
Sebastien Riffault, Sancerre FR - Sebastien Riffault

Foradori, Trento IT - Theo Zierock
Marco Merli, Umbria IT - Marco Merli
Mirco Mariotti, Emilia-Romagna IT - Mirco Mariotti


The Importers

Brazos Wine Imports - Brian Ravitsky
Cream Imports - Andy Pates & Mark Payne
Jill Mott Selections -
Jill Mott
José Pastor Selections -
José Pastor
Louis/Dressner Selections - Jules Dressner
PortoVino Groovy Italian Wines -
Mark Middlebrook, Ernest Ifkovitz, Paul Galioto
Selections de la Viña - Alvaro de la Viña
Selection Massale - Nadim Audi
Zev Rovine Selections - Zev Rovine


4 Letter Word Coffee
Whiner Beer


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



4 Wines
4 Courses




Book on Open Table


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 


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