Our goal is to educate our customers and push them out of their comfort zones while still being amicable. We have weekly free tasting and monthly wine classes. We are always looking for fun new interesting things as well as solid representations of classic styles. We have a small space so wee keep the inventory rotating so our customers can experience wines from around the world without leaving their neighborhood. Our beer and spirit selections focus on local craft breweries/distilleries with options from around the world sprinkled in.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Cody studied math/education at Eastern Illinois University. Out of college he moved to the city of Chicago and was a high school math teacher for 4 years. Over that period of time he developed a love of wine and craft beer from frequenting the local wine shop. Approached with the opportunity to take over the local wine shop, Cody and his family jumped at the chance. Since 2015 he has used his experience in education to help the great people of the West Loop to explore wine, beer and spirits from around the world.
Born in Nashville Tennessee. Derrick moved to Chicago in 2012 to follow his love of wine and food. His rise from an ambitious college student includes cellar manager at famed NEXT restaurant, Owner of Vine Culture Chicago, Beverage Director of the 1 Star Michelin Restaurant, Elizabeth, Wine Buyer of 57th Street Wines, and Wine Manager at Bibliophile. He is a Certified Sommelier and recently was honored in the Wine Enthusiast Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers. Lover of hip-hop, people, & wine. Since early 2019 Derrick has been a part of 1340 by curating the wine program, running monthly wine classes and managing the wine club.