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Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape (pronounced “shat-toe-nouf due pap”) is often described as “a gateway drug to French wines.” This renowned wine is named after the region in France where it is made, in the Rhone Valley. This January, Picnic owner Liz Ahearn visited France and, of course, made several stops at wineries during her travels. On her third day in France, Liz stopped at Domaine Du Grand Tinel, a family-owned winery in CdP. The winery began as a…

Step Into History

Step Into History and Stay Awhile! I love living in Rogers Park, so it was a natural fit for me to open Picnic in my neighborhood. But exactly where was that perfect space? It all came together when I stepped into the property at 7301 Sheridan Road: A wonderfully light filled space thanks to a glass wall of west facing windows, along with a nod to the past, with its ornate fireplace, classic columns and…

Cafe Society, Right Here in Rogers Park

Like many of us, I spent the long holiday weekend outdoors as much as possible. For me, it was “business as pleasure”, as I spent days planting, potting and arranging a Parisian style jardin along the expanse of our front window at Picnic. It is now a charming Cafe Society type space of bistro tables and chairs, amidst such natural blooming beauty! The idea and the ideal of this labor of love is intentional. Because…

The Gift of the Grape: Handcrafted Wines

The pleasure of lingering over a glass – or more – of wine, is my gift of the love of the grape to you. My partnership with Steven Fladung of distributor, Candid Wines, provides Picnic with organic, biodynamic, small family owned wines that you won’t fine in many places. Steven’s commitment to these winemakers is special; each glass we enjoy has an impact on the vineyard and the winemaker’s family. And, each wine has a…

Room with a View: our Restroom!

Some say that the best places have the most interesting…restrooms! Our own WC has a lot to offer: A large scale mural, painted specially for Picnic. Inspired by one of my favorite, “Sunday on La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat (original on view at the Art Institute of Chicago), School of the Art Institute Faculty Laura Mae Noble uses Seurat’s same technique and similar imagery to great effect.  Impressionism lives and breathes on this “canvas”, spanning an entire…

Made You Look

Whether you walk, bike or drive along Sheridan Road and Chase in Rogers Park, our eye catching awning is easy to spot. It is brand new and it is our Picnic brand, reflecting who we are and what we do: everything Picnic! So what does this new bold and beautiful awning mean for the community and each of us as a customer? As founder and owner of Picnic Wine & Provisions, it’s really all about…

Cater your Picnic

We can cater your corporate event or your backyard party. Send us an email and let us know how we can help!