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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 »

Luck O’ the Irish

The history of cheese making in Ireland dates back to some of the earliest in modern history - as far back as the 8th century. Their influence is so pervasive that examples of it can be seen across Europe. Most famously in Alsace where it is said that the cheese muenster is ...

March 07, 2009 | Posted in Cheese | No Comments »


Is Sangiovese or Tempranillo in California a good idea? You will find a number of people who say to leave well enough alone and let the Italians and Spanish have their day (grape) in the sun. They say these grapes in California makes for a bland, uninteresting wine with no ...

February 09, 2009 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

ENO at the Intercontinental adds Chocolatines!

Eno at the Intercontinental Chicago has added a new chocolatier! Chocolatines is a mother and daughter team located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Eno works with the daughter, Kasumi Wada, in creating the perfect chocolates for their flights. Chocolatines has 3 chocolates that are available at Eno. The dark ...

January 08, 2009 | Posted in Chocolates | 2 Comments »

Blind Tasting

We recently started hosting "blind" tastings on Sundays at our Chicago Intercontinental location. The guests choose either a white or red flight. They are poured and given a wine card to jot down notes. We give points based on guessing the correct varietal, country, region, and year. We give an ...

December 28, 2008 | Posted in Wine, Wine Everywhere | No Comments »

Holiday Wines

Every year we are swamped with questions and calls about what is the perfect wine for the holidays, either as a gift or with dinner. Most people preface the question with a timid, " I hate to ask." Forget apologizing. No need. Questions are what make our job fun. Holidays ...

December 24, 2008 | 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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