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Illinois Wine Country Now Visits You

A003ef6a9d08329e8e810d13092bdc5aIllinois wine country.

Yes, it exists. And yes, it’s definitely on your bucket list—somewhere between a seat on the first commercial space flight and a trip to the Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota.

In the meantime, it’s happy to visit you.

Introducing Co. Club, a new subscription service that delivers the finest sparkling wine the world—or at least Peru, Illinois—can produce, accepting members now.

Okay, we know. We’re throwing a lot of new concepts at you. Wine subscriptions. Peru, Illinois. Just take a moment to process. We’ll wait...

But yes, way out there. Past Joliet. Past Ottawa. Right about where I-80 intersects with I-39, a little winery called Illinois Sparkling Co. is using traditional French wine-making methods to garner praise from locals and Chicago sommeliers alike. Now, it’s time for the real jury: your mimosas.

So you’ll sign up. In September, a bottle of sparkling wine will arrive at your door. Another bottle will arrive every other month. Gradually, you’ll be able to try their entire lineup: from the Heirloom (a sparkling dry rosé) to the ISC Brut, which is designed to accompany bratwurst, jambalaya and pecan pie (so, a breakfast wine). It won first prize at the Illinois State Fair last year.

And it wasn’t even deep-fried.

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Co. Club
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815-667-5211
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