The team behind Verve Wine, an omni-channel wine retail company focused on making high-quality, artisanal wines and spirits accessible, are thrilled to announce the opening of their first Midwest location at Lincoln Common, 2349 N. Lincoln Ave. The highly anticipated wine bar and retail shop officially launched for curbside pickup, delivery, and virtual consultations on Saturday, December 12th.


THE SHOP: “No matter your budget or experience Verve Wine has something for everyone,” says Master Sommelier and Co-Founder Dustin Wilson. Guests can digitally peruse for their perfect fit via Verve Chicago’s website, or engage in a free video chat with an on-site certified sommelier team member to receive top notch recommendations. Verve Wines virtual experiences allow customers to video chat with a team member and shop the store from the comfort of your own home while Chicago retail restrictions remain in tact.

THE TEAM: Verve Wine’s lineup of experts hail from some of the most renowned wine-focused restaurants all over the world. Helmed by Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson (Eleven Madison Park, Frasca Food & Wine, RN47) and in-house Retail Manager and Sommelier Nisha Aher (Alinea, City Winery, Del Frisco’s) Verve Wine’s team of certified sommeliers are equipped to assist all levels of wine experts find their ideal bottle.

THE WINE BAR: Opening in 2021, Verve will launch an additional component to their retail and virtual storefront with a wine bar, featuring a full chef-driven menu from Chef Ryan Epp (Alinea, The Aviary, Roister) expertly paired with recommendations from Verve Wine sommeliers. Whether you’re looking to sit down for a glass after work or celebrating a special occasion with a wine-focused dinner, Chef Epp and the experts at Verve Wine will curate an elevated, fine-dining experience in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Stay tuned for more details.

“We chose Chicago as the next Verve Wine location for it’s thriving wine and dining scene, and we chose Lincoln Common as it’s an exciting new development in one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods. We feel that Verve Wine could bring a lot of value to the residents of Lincoln Common and the surrounding area with good wine, top notch service and hospitality, convenience, and a great shopping experience.” — Master Sommelier and Co-Founder, Dustin Wilson


Visit vervewine.com to shop the store for curbside pickup and delivery or book a private virtual consultation with a Certified Sommelier team member.


ABOUT VERVE WINE: Verve Wine is an omni-channel wine retail company focused on making high-quality, artisanal wines and spirits accessible to curious drinkers across the U.S. Established in December 2016, Verve Wine was founded by Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson and retail veteran Derrick Mize with the belief that discovering and drinking good wine should be a compelling and hospitable experience. In addition to in-store and online shopping, customers can experience Verve Wine through one-of-a-kind winemaker events, educational seminars, and tastings; private events and corporate offerings; and expertly-curated monthly wine club, The Grand Tour. Customers can shop in-person or order same-day delivery at locations including Verve Wine’s flagship store in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago (opening November 2020) or online at www.vervewine.com, available for general shipping to most states across the lower 48 in the US.


ABOUT LINCOLN COMMON: Developed by Hines and McCaffery and designed by world-renowned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Antunovich Associates to LEED-Silver certification standards, Lincoln Common is home to world-class residential, retail, dining and fitness experiences, featuring 100,000 square feet of retail space, 538 upscale luxury apartments at The Apartments at Lincoln Common, elegant condominiums at The Orchard, a five-story boutique office building, 850-stall parking garage, the Belmont Village Lincoln Park senior living facility, and a central plaza offering year-round events for all to enjoy.