Saturday's going to be a hot one, so stay cooler than Rob Thomas with this foolproof wine and whiskey walking tour.
2pm: Poison Cup (1-7pm)
1128 W Armitage, btw Seminary and Clifton; 773.935.1325
PC's pouring a two-tiered tasting, starting with three hours focused on the full spectrum of California vino (bubbly included), then heading abroad for a similar tour of Spain, after which they'll come back second semester and complain about how America's filled with "boys".
3pm: Cost Plus World Market (3-5pm)
2844 N Broadway, btw Clark and Diversey; 773.477.9912
The purveyors of all manner of global goods'll be opening assorted bottles from their worldwide wine list with a steady eye towards those currently avail at a discount, which won't seem like nearly as sweet a deal considering their current cost: free.
4pm: Delilah's (4-6pm)
2771 N Lincoln Ave, btw Diversey and Kenmore; 773.472.2771
The punk 'n whiskey institution is holding a special unveiling of Maker's 46, the first new bourbon MM's released in more than 50 years, which boasts a slightly higher proof and's aged in oak for a few months longer to achieve notes of caramel and spice, but not Caramel Spice, cause Baby Spice is already sweet enough!
5pm: Bodega Ramos (3-7pm)
1134 W Diversey Pkwy, btw Seminary and Racine; 773.281.0067
Hit BR for another helping of vino from Spain, plus a healthy dose of South American wines for you to Peru-se.
6pm: Winestyles (Noon-9pm)
1433 W Belmont, btw Southporn and Greenview; 773.549.2227
The boutique oenophiles'll be popping a rotating selection of bottles all day long based on what they're feeling, which as the day progresses will probably be "very emotional".