Our job is not only to select the best wines available, but to make sure they’re geared toward your personal palate. Great service, fair prices, no nonsense. That’s our promise to you.
Craig Perman opened his original Chicago location in 2007 in the West Loop (closed in March 2018), with a focus on providing a welcoming, relaxing place to buy great wine from the top regions in the world. In 2017, we opened our new location in the Near North neighborhood. The new Perman Wine has more selection, a beautiful event space for tastings and 10 dedicated parking spaces (entrance on Elm St, marked "Xavier Retail Parking). Stop by to shop for wine, craft spirits, beer and sake.
We’re passionate about good wine and introducing it to our customers. The Perman team has a combined total of over 30 years of experience buying & tasting wine, and we accept only the best.
Craig began his journey into wine after attending the University of Oregon. His professional career in Portland began at The Heathman Restaurant, before moving on to work in his first retail job at The Cellar Door. Returning to his native Chicago, he was introduced to the Chicago retail wine scene at Sam's Wine & Spirits. He re-entered the restaurant business working at the critically acclaimed Alinea in their first year of service. Further stints at Blackbird and Avec, solidified his relationships with the Chicago restaurant scene. Craig opened Perman Wine Selections in the West Loop in September of 2007. In October 2017, he opened his second store in the Near North neighborhood of Chicago.