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A Fresh New Take On The Neighborhood Wine Bar

Picture a place where you can savor three of the world’s most favorite indulgences - wine, cheese, and chocolate. Then mix in the comforts of your favorite neighborhood hangout. This is ENO – a collection of warm and intimate wine bars in Chicago, Coronado, Laguna, San Diego, DC and the San Francisco Bay Area. No matter which city you’re in, you can be sure this is the place to be, with great service, fantastic wines, and a smart yet totally relaxing atmosphere.

Browse our award-winning wine cellars with selections from around the world - offered by the bottle, glass, or flight (set of three) and served in elegant glassware. Choose from an outstanding international collection of cheeses - served on marble slabs and accompanied by dried fruit, honey, and nuts. Chocolate lovers can select from an ever-changing menu of handmade truffles and bars crafted by local chocolatiers. From after-work get-togethers to private parties and romantic dates, ENO’s wine tasting bars are the next generation of the friendly corner pub.

Learn about the varietals served in our Wine Tasting Rooms.

Say Goodbye To The Usual Stuffy Wine Tasting Bars And Clubs

Celebrate good taste and great friends at ENO wine bars – where a fabulous selection of international wines, sumptuous cheeses, and decadent chocolates makes for a fun, friendly tasting experience.

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ENO Experience Gift Baskets Now Available at our Magnificent Mile Location

We now offer two different gift baskets at ENO Mag Mile, Bon Soiree and ENOcopia.

Bon Soiree basket includes: Dusted Valley, Laura Chenel's Chevre, Beecher's Handmade Crackers, Gail Ambrosios Chocolates, Acacia Wood Cheese Board, Forged Soft Cheese Knife and a Woven Milk Crate Basket for $125.

ENOcopia basket includes: Dusted Valley, Sparkling Vouvray, Laura Chenel's Chevre, Dequmana Olives, Beecher's Handmade Crackers, Gail Ambrosios Chocolates, Acacia Wood Cheese Board, Forged Soft Cheese Knife and a Woven Milk Crate Basket for $175.

Email Alex Smith at smithalexanderd@gmail.com to order your gift baskets today.

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Chicago | No Comments »

Which white in winter?

Generally winter in Chicago brings a spike in red wine compared with white wine. What if you prefer whites but there is a foot of snow outside? Oddly enough, we are frequently asked for a "winter" white. I generally assume the guest is looking for a white with some weight ...

February 10, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

Italian Wine Tasting and Seminars

Ealier this week, over 100 Italian wine producers invaded Chicago for the Italian Wine Masters Tasting. This US tour is focused on introducing the newest vintages of Tuscan wine as well sparkling Prosecco from the north. Prosecco has become the go-to sparkling wine for many people in this economic downturn, along with ...

February 05, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

2007 Bordeaux Tasting

Yesterday I had the opportunity to taste the 2007 Bordeaux at a large annual tasting sponsored by The Union Des Grands Cru de Bordeaux. The 07 vintage is not getting rave reviews but after the tasting, I have to say I was impressed. With the 2000 and the 2005 vintages ...

January 26, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »


The ENO at the Hotel Del and San Diego and the Intercontinental Chicago were the first to roll out our newest addition to the ENO flight program. We focus on small production wine not redily available or made specifically for ENO. The newest red wine is from David Corey. David ...

January 10, 2010 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere, Winemakers | No Comments »


What has been our most popular wine lately? It would be the Blanco de Tempranillo from Pago del Vicario in Spain. Made from the free-run juice of the Tempranillo grape, they only made 10,000 bottles of the 2008. Yeah, that's right, 10,000 BTLS, not cases! A nice candied orange nose ...

August 17, 2009 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »
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As if our flavor-rich menus weren't intoxicating enough, ENO boasts a warm, approachable staff committed to your education in wine, cheese, and chocolate. We provide personalized attention uncommon at conventional wine bars.

Whether you're a novice or long-time aficionado, you'll gain new insight into our gourmet delights. Our wine tasting rooms feature lighted tables with names of varietals etched into them … allowing our sommeliers to stand in front of you and recommend and explain pairings based on specific tastes, moods, and preferences.

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