ABOUT US

Passionate. Knowledgeable. Happy. Awesome. We have the greatest team members (sure, we’re biased) who love meeting wine lovers and neighbors from the Lakeview East community and all over the sweet city of Chicago!

PAUL | GENERAL MANAGER & WINE BUYER

What does wine mean to you? In a nutshell, wine is something that has an amazing ability to bring people together. Raising a glass with family and friends, or with total strangers in a new corner of the world, is a universal statement of acceptance and a zest for life.

You’re having a dinner party and, more often than not, a white blend, Côtes du Rhône, and something obscure from Ontario is on the table. Balance and finesse are always important, but creating that magical “1+1=3” pairing is the key!

Wine is to life as coffee is to my existence in the morning. Coffee and wine are strikingly similar – don’t be surprised if you ask me for wine recommendations and I ask you how take your coffee!

When you’re not drinking wine, you’re planning our next big trip with my husband Patrick, working on a new recipe or prepping meals for the week, hanging out at the beach or in front of the fire place (in Chicago, sometimes both in the same day).

What’s your favorite thing about wineHouse? Since taking the helm in September 2018, I’ve enjoyed getting to know our customers’ tastes. Working to put together a selection that satisfies everyone, while maintaining the unique identity that wineHouse has established has been fun and I look forward to bringing tons of new, exciting wine to the shelves!

STEVE | OWNER

You’re having a dinner party and, more often than not, whatever Rob tells me is on the table.

Wine is to life as water is to flowers.

When you’re not drinking wine, you’re thinking about it.

What’s your favorite thing about wineHouse? The people, of course!

Why do you love Lakeview East? I was a resident of LVE the first 8 years I lived in Chicago. I loved the neighborhood feel, the people, the shopping, the lake, my apartment, the great restaurants and the fact that I didn’t have to drive anywhere to get everything I needed.

JEFF | OWNER

What does wine mean to you? Friends, family and good times!

You’re having a dinner party and, more often than not, a pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon is on the table.

Wine is to life as fish are to the sea.

Why do you love Lakeview East? It’s eclectic and diverse! One of the greatest communities in Chicago.

ROB | WINE SPECIALIST

Why do you love the wine industry? Because of the history and the stories behind each bottle. A single grape species has been cultivated into several thousand sub-species over the past several thousand years!

You’re having a dinner party and, more often than not, Piper Heidsieck Extra Dry Champagne is on the table. I’d also crack this open if the Bears lost by less than 20 points.

When you’re not drinking wine, you’re, networking computers and waiting for my iPhone 6+ to arrive.

What’s your favorite thing about wineHouse? Talking with people about wine on a daily basis. It’s an interesting – and delicious – subject!

OUR LADY OF THE HOUSE

You’re having a dinner party and more often than not red, red wine is on the table (and in my glass).

Wine is to life as beauty marks are to faces. So hot right now.

When you’re not drinking wine, you’re about to be drinking wine.

What’s your favorite thing about wineHouse? They keep my glass full. I really do love them for that.

LAKEVIEW EAST NEIGHBORHOOD

Our neighborhood boasts a bevy of BYOB dining options. From tagines to tapas, pizza to pappadums, burritos to Buddha bowls, meze to miso and satay to sushi, you pick the cuisine and we'll pair it up with the perfect wine.