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posted: 7/18/2012 6:00 AM

Night life: Stoney River's new wines

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Expand your wine tastes in a complimentary wineglass with the purchase of a bottle of wine at Stoney River. A new wine menu includes 60 choices from around the world, including 40 that are offered by the glass and poured at the table. Choose from a menu that categorizes wines with descriptions such as lush, soft and tangy. Bottles of wine on the menu range from $26 to $175. Stoney River, 20504 N. Rand Road, Deer Park. (847) 719-1596 or

Sip and shop
Savor the experience of shopping and sipping complimentary wine at an event at Westfield Old Orchard Mall from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 26. The day includes in-store events and promotions, live music, party hosting tips and a free wine tasting. RSVP required. Space is limited to the first 500 people. Westfield Old Orchard Mall, Skokie Boulevard and Old Orchard Road, Skokie. (847) 673-6800 or

Summer selections
Cool down with some summer-inspired drinks new on the Gordon Biersch menu through Aug. 5. Try the SummerBrau beer, a golden Kolsch-style brew from Cologne that boasts a hint of fruitiness for $5.75 for a half-liter. Or the Stoli Blueberi Lemonade made with fresh blueberries, house-made lemonade and Stoli Blueberi Vodka for $9.50. Pair them with summer eats items such as the jerk chicken tacos, Jamaican Kobe burger, churrasco steak or coconut shrimp. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 639 Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. (630) 739-6036 or

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