Celebrating Five Years of Adventure, Connection, and Art at Picnic

As I write this, I am filled with a mix of emotions. On July 19th, we will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Picnic Wine & Provisions, a milestone that fills me with immense pride and joy. Yet, I will not be at Picnic to mark this special occasion as I will be in Oregon, celebrating another significant milestone: my son’s wedding. While I am thrilled to be part of his special day, I can’t help…

Discover the Elegance of Franciacorta at Picnic

Dear friends and wine enthusiasts, We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Franciacorta Restaurant Week at Picnic! From June 1st to June 15th, we invite you to join us in celebrating the exquisite charm of Franciacorta, Italy’s premier sparkling wine. Throughout these two weeks, we will be serving Franciacorta by the glass and bottle, offering you the chance to indulge in this luxurious wine right here at Picnic. To kick off the festivities, we…

Embracing My Roots: A Journey to Oregon’s Wine Country

As we step into May, which is also Oregon Wine Month, I’m filled with a sense of pride and nostalgia. I was born and raised in Oregon, a place not just of stunning landscapes but of profound experiences that have shaped who I am today. This month, I want to share a part of my story, the connection I have with Oregon, and why I am so excited to bring Picnic Travel to this special…

Picnic Travel: Embarking on a Journey

Embarking on a Journey Beyond the Picnic: Introducing Picnic Travel Hello everyone, it’s Liz here, the founder of Picnic Wine & Provisions. Over the past four years, we’ve embarked on a wonderful journey together, creating a space where community, shared experiences, and the joy of discovery through wine, food, and art take center stage. I’ve been overwhelmed with gratitude watching Picnic flourish, becoming a beacon for those who seek to celebrate life’s simple pleasures and…

Wine and Dine Your Way into the New Year

Trends in Wine and Culinary Experiences for 2023 As we bid farewell to the current year and eagerly anticipate the possibilities that the new one holds, it’s the perfect time to explore the exciting trends that will shape our wine and culinary experiences in 2023. At Picnic, we believe that every sip and every bite should be a celebration of flavors and a journey of discovery. Join us as we delve into the trends that…

Wendella Wine & Cheese Cruise

We are excited to announce that Picnic is partnering with Wendella to bring you a bi-weekly wine and cheese cruise. Relax with a glass of wine and take in the evening views of the Chicago skyline! Enjoy wine and cheese pairings while cruising Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Purchase your tickets through the Windella website. Must be 21+. Buy Tickets Today!

Virtual Jazz Brunch No. 4: Charles Mingus

Welcome back to our virtual jazz brunch series, where we help bring great jazz music to your living room.  So far this blog has explored current and historic names from the Chicago jazz scene, but today we’re going to take a brief visit to New York City to profile Charles Mingus, one of the most accomplished and storied bass players ever.  Mingus is famed for his talent as a performer as well as his genius…

The Women of Picnic

Earlier this month we celebrated Women’s History Month with stories of some of our greatest heroes, but as we near the end of month we’d like to share the stories of some women a little closer to home.  Picnic Wine & Provisions is run and managed by some of the most inspiring and hardworking women we’ve ever met and we’d love to introduce them to you. Kirsten What is your hidden talent or fun fact…

Women’s History Month: Stories that Inspire Us

  To celebrate Women’s History Month we’ve asked the wonderful women of Picnic Wine & Provisions to share the stories of the female heroes who have inspired them the most.  When you come into Picnic this month we’d love to hear the stories and women who have inspired you or share more about these women below and what makes their stories so special to us.  Happy Women’s History Month! Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was…

Raffle!

We are raffling an amazing basket worth more than $165 in prize items. The drawing will be held at our tasting on March 11th but you do not have to be present to win.  Purchase tickets in person with a glass of wine, or from the comfort of your home via our online store! Raffle Ticket Prices: $5 for 1 ticket $10 for 3 tickets $15 for 6 tickets $20 for 12 tickets Prizes include:…