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Getting to know the staff at your area's wine shop can help you make better informed buying decisions.

Uncorking the area's specialty wine shops




Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on Nov. 25, 2007 at 5:29 a.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on OnMilwaukee.com, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.


Milwaukee may have an international reputation for brewing beer, but there are plenty of people the area with a penchant for a winning wine selection.

Buying wine can be intimidating with so many grapes varieties, regions and tastes to choose from, but lucky for us, specialty wine shops are popping up with more and more frequency, and with them comes a knowledgeable staff willing to answer your questions.

Here a look at some of the best wine shops in and around Milwaukee.

Chuckie's House of Wine
7133 S. 76th St., Franklin
(414) 425-9800

chuckieswine.com
Hours: 3-8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday.
Price range: Most bewteen $9-$60 (With some over $100)
Varieties: 600

Downer Avenue Wine & Spirits
2638 N. Downer Ave.
(414) 332-0880

downerwineandspirits.com
Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., daily
Price range: $5-$200 (Most are between $8-$20)
Wine varieties: About 1,000

Grapes & Grain
11301 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon
(262) 240-0206

grapesandgrain.com
Hours: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 pm., Sunday
Price range: $8-$400
Wine varieties: More than 1,000

North Shore Wine & Spirits
5544 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale
(414) 962-6220

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday though Friday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday
Price range: $6-$150
Wine varieties: Over 200

Otto's Wine Cask
4600 W. Brown Deer Rd., Brown Deer
(414) 354-5831

Hours: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday
Price range: $3-$100
Wine varieties: 1,500

Sheridan's Finest Wines & Generous Spirits
400 N. Water St., Milwaukee Public Market
(414) 224-4900

sheridanhouseandcafe.com/TheStore.htm
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday.
Price range: $7-$60
Wine varieties: About 150

Three Cellars
6955 S. 27th St., Franklin
(414) 761-1988

threecellars.com
Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday
Price range: $4-$150
Wine varieties: About 1,100

Uncorkt
211 6th St., Racine
(262) 632-9463

uncorkt.com
Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday
Price range: $4-$400
Wine varieties: 700

Vino 100
1442 Underwood Ave., Wauwatosa
(414) 456-9463

vino100-tosa.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday and Saturday; 12-6 p.m., Sunday.
Price range: $7-$45
Wine varieties: 130

Vintage
632 E. Ogden Ave.
(414) 220-4217

Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday.
Price range: $6-$175
Wine varieties: 400

Waterford Wine Company
1327 E. Brady St.
(414) 289-9463

waterfordwine.com
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 12-5 p.m., Sunday.
Price range $8-$350
Wine varieties: About 700

Wine Cellar of WI
12910 W. Bluemound Rd., Elm Grove
(262) 754-9463

winecellarofwi.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday
Price range: $7-$70.00
Wine varieties: More than 1,000

Talkbacks

AcesFull711 | Nov. 26, 2007 at 9:32 a.m. (report)

Agreed - Ray's on North has an exceptional Wine Selection. If they are out of stock or if you have a special request, they're very strong with special orders. Also, even though the name doesn't suggest classy, Discount Liquor and Wine has a great selection.

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bartman214 | Nov. 25, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. (report)

You list excluded the best wine shop in town, Ray's Liquor on 89th North Avenue. They Blow away places like the WAY overpriced Vino 100. The owners of OMC must be investors in Vino 100, anytime I've ever tried to post anything negative about Vino 100 it always gets edited out!

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