Any store with a sign proclaiming ‘Wine is cheaper than therapy’ gets my attention. The Wine Goddess is that store and it’s worthy of a visit.
The friendly locale established by proprietress Diana Hamann caters to everyone from the beginner to the oenophile. Hamann demystifies wine with her knowledge and genuine enthusiasm–it’s something she loves and wants to spread that gospel to everyone who walks in her store. She offers on-site classes on at least 30 different wine-related topics throughout the year; the store is also available for private wine tastings and similar events.
The Wine Goddess hosts weekly wine tastings on Fridays (5:00 to 8:00 PM) and Saturdays (2:00 to 5:00 PM) where $5 lets you try five different wines. The store is bright and cheery…it’s a happy store with cozy furniture, a play area for kids, and bistro tables and chairs outside when the weather cooperates. The retail array includes plenty of food and gift items that can be paired with wine, an entire section of local beers, spirits and Champagne, and of course wines from all over the world.
Celebrate anything, everything and nothing in particular with wine from The Wine Goddess. Located at 702 Main Street in Evanston, a half a block west of the Main Street CTA and Metra stops. Open every day except Mondays.