It might be getting a little colder outside, but we have plenty to keep our “spirits” warm. It’s time to celebrate expertly crafted wines, and of course… enchanting spirits. Maybe there’s something in the brisk air this time of year, but it seems like everyone had similar ideas. So if you’re looking for something to do this November, try out one of these events, which are sure to keep you feeling cozy.
Lovells Fall Wine Tasting
Friday, November 7, 6:30pm-9:30pm
The weather getting colder and the Big Red Wines are coming out to keep us smiling until the warm spring returns. All of my great vendors will be here too help you choose from some of the favorites and a lot of new wines to pick from. This is a One Day Sales Event with wines price below retail to move. So let us help fill the wine racks for the Holiday Season and the New Year. There will be 80 plus wines from around the world along with hors d’oeuvres.
Chocolate, Champagne and Shopping at Lake County Forest Preserve General Offices in Libertyville
Friday, Nov. 14, 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Preview the future home of the Lake County Discovery Museum, sip champagne and enjoy chocolates while shopping for gourmet kitchen tools, fair trade gifts, candles, jewelry, accessories, confections, imported tableware and many other specialty items. This event is for adults only and is $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Lake County General Offices, 1899 West Winchester Road, Libertyville. Get Tickets Here and check out the full Vendor List!
“Chocolate & Champage” Holiday Walk in Antioch
Saturday Nov. 15, 1- 4 p.m.
Participants will be able to Eat, Shop & Be Merry during a “Chocolate & Champagne” Walk. Enjoy numerous chocolate delicacies while sipping champagne throughout Downtown Antioch participating businesses. The walk includes tastings at each location, a keepsake glass, in-store surprises and drawings, a certificate for a bottle of champagne, plus there will be 4 Winners of Antioch Chamber Gift Certificates. Also enjoy strolling musicians and carolers along the way. Check-in anytime for a Walking Map & bag at the Antioch Chamber Office between 1-3 pm. This event usually sells out, and you need tickets in advanced! Get Tickets Here
Exploring Vodka at the North Shore Distillery
Saturday Nov. 15, 5 – 9 p.m.
Seeing as North Shore Vodka was one of our first two products, we will celebrate all things vodka with an exclusive, all-vodka cocktail menu. In addition, we’ll share a range of experimental vodkas we have made and explore how our vodka has evolved over the years. We will also make some of our early batches available for sale, including a very rare, Batch 1 Bottle. North Shore Distillery 28913 Herky Dr. Unit 308 Lake Bluff.
Barrington’s Holiday Wine Walk
Saturday, November 22, 2 – 6 p.m.
Come and kick off the holidays at the Holiday Wine Walk. Take a stroll through the Village of Barrington and enjoy shopping, sipping and strolling. Merchants throughout the village will be offering wine samples and great sales. Plan to spend the day walking around town, tasting good wine, socializing with friends, finding that unique one of a kind gift, and then settling in for a wonderful dinner on one of the fine dining establishments in Barrington. More information
Holiday Cocktail Class at North Shore Distillery
Sunday, November 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Sign up today for this special holiday theme cocktail class. Participants will be guided through making three cocktails and then get to create one! Class is $25 and includes snacks. Grab a friend or two and get signed up! Please keep in mind this is a class and will start on schedule. North Shore Distillery, 28913 N Herky Dr #30, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
4th Annual Bloody Mary Bash at the North Shore Distillery
Friday, November 28, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Looking to entertain friends & family (or get away for awhile)? Want to take a break between shopping adventures? Join us all day for the fourth annual Bloody Mary Extravaganza – at least three different options, with a full range of garnishes available – all Bloodies will be just $6. Bring an item to donate to Save-A-Pet or PADS Lake County and get $1 off a purchase! North Shore Distillery, 28913 N Herky Dr #30, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Try a train crawl this winter! Avoid driving and parking at a bunch of different places. Spend more time trying new places with friends and less time looking for parking.. Let the train do the work for you! See Train Crawl Blog Here