my super awesome experience at Vin Chicago this weekend? It seemed selfish to keep this experience to myself, so I'm sharing it with one lucky reader who will net a $50 gift card to check out any location themselves. I'd highly recommend signing up for Vin Chicago's newsletter so you can preview what you'll see in stores, and definitely go on a Saturday to enjoy the tastings. Also, if you're not sure what to buy or what pairs well, just ask the staff. They'll be happy to recommend a wine for tacos or scallops or spaghetti or chocolate. And if you're buying for a party or friend, the tasting notes they'll send you via e-mail will ensure you can pass along the cool stories you hear in the store with expert care.