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…

Celebrating Women’s History Month

In the rich tapestry of American history, the Women’s Rights Movement stands as a cornerstone, tracing its roots back to the seminal convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. From the hard-fought battle for suffrage culminating in 1920 to the ongoing advocacy for equality and recognition, the journey of women in America is one of resilience and progress. In recognition of this legacy, March marks Women’s History Month—a time to celebrate the indomitable spirit…

Celebrating Black History Month

In 1926, Carter G. Woodson ignited a movement, a call to educate and celebrate Black history and culture. His vision, originally known as Negro History Week, aimed to integrate Black history into public school curriculums and elevate its importance in academia. The 1960s saw a crescendo of protests against racial injustices, driving the change we needed. And it was in 1976, during the Bicentennial, that President Gerald R. Ford officially declared February as Black History…

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!

Snowy season got you down? Feeling a little stir crazy?

Escape to a sunny French vineyard, right from the comfort of your own living room. Every season, Picnic proprietor Liz Ahearn offers her latest infatuations and favorites to members of the wine club. For $50 each quarter, members are offered two bottles of wine. They can choose a mix of red and white, or two of one. Additionally, members receive: 10% off all purchases 15% off exclusive last-chance bottles free weekly wine tastings exclusive invite-only…

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…