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    ABOUT PERMAN

    We travel around the world and work with top producers to bring you the best tasting wine you’ve ever had.

    WHY PERMAN?

    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.

    Only the best of the best

    We sell only what we believe in. With over 20 years in the business, we've tasted thousands of wines. We can tell a good wine from the poor and mediocre, and we're focused on bringing you only the best wines in the world.

    Your personal wine shopper

    We’re your personal wine shoppers, here to help you drink better than you ever have, and without any attitude. Even if you can’t make it to the store, you can receive our personal recommendations through our weekly newsletter and have wine delivered to you.

    Competitive Prices

    Perman sells wine “backwards.” We’ll tell you what wines we’re excited about, but we don’t stock it until you order it. Because we’re not saddled by costly inventory or wine that doesn’t move, we can offer top wines at lower prices.

    Our Store

    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.

    Store Location + Contact

    OUR TEAM

    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.

    PRESS & ACCOLADES

    “For wine, I like Perman Wine, a shop owned by Craig Perman, a former sommelier of mine at Alinea. I'm a little biased, but he's super knowledgeable and not pretentious about wine at all.”

    Chef Grant Achatz

    Epicurious - "11 Reasons I Love Chicago"

    “A little storefront wine shop. He gets great stuff from France, Italy, Austria, and the big wineries. It’s no-nonsense, it’s user-friendly, and the wines are handpicked.”

    Chef Paul Kahan

    GQ Magazine - "The Short Order: Chef Paul Kahan's Guide to Chicago

    “At his shop, Perman fills the shelves with only with the wines he likes to drink and has effectively gotten the entire West Loop on board by talking with everyone who walks through the doors.”

    Food and Wine Magazine

    "12 Wines to Get You Through the Next Polar Vortex"

    “...Perman's specialty is curation. Rather than stock huge amounts of wine, owner Craig Perman acts as a wine concierge, picking out wines to suit the tastes of his customers.”

    Serious Eats

    "Where to Buy Wine in Chicago"

    “He's turned me onto a lot of different wines over the years--things that you wouldn't typically see on the average restaurant's wine list.”

    Chef Grant Achatz

    Epicurious - "11 Reasons I Love Chicago"

    “Our favorite [new] wine store, hands down, is Perman Wine Selections in the West Loop.”

    Chuck Sudo

    Chicagoist

    “This is, without question, my favorite wine shop. When a Chicago guy who buys wine for a living wants to see something new, he goes to see Craig Perman. His entire shop is filled with interesting, provocative and exploratory choices.”

    Food and Wine Magazine

    "12 Wines to Get You Through the Next Polar Vortex"

    “If you're in Chicago, make sure to check out Craig's store, Perman Wine Selections, at 802 West Washington. Dude is ridiculously knowledgeable with a great selection of interesting wines you're unlikely to find at a run-of-the-mill shop.”

    Greg Baugues

    “I am tasting and seeing a lot more great Portuguese whites, but that is mainly because Craig [Perman] is driving the market on this category. That being said I am sold as are many of our customers.”

    Shebnem Ince

    Chicagoist

    “Craig and his team are among the most helpful and approachable wine merchants anywhere… No pretentiousness here! Just great wine and even friendlier faces.”

    Colin Francesco

    Time Out Chicago

    “Well, I don’t ever drink, but when I need to bring something home to my wife, I stop in at Perman Wine Shop in the West Loop.”

    Chef Lee Wolen

    Goop: "Chef Wolen's Culinary Guide to Chicago"

    “Life's too short to drink average wine.’ Indeed. The shop's tagline has certainly resonated with Chicagoans who flock here for a meticulously curated selection of wines by Craig Perman himself.”

    Time Out Chicago

    "The Best Wine Shops in Chicago"

    More Press & Accolades

    SOCIAL DISTANCING PICKUP

    Thank you for your order! We will email you when it is ready for pick up. Please call 312-255-8990 when you pick up and we will place your purchase in your trunk. We ask that you open and close your trunk for us, and maintain proper social distancing. Thanks for your support!

    Near North

    Mon–Fri Noon–8 / Sat 11–7
    Closed on Sunday

    1167 N Howe Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
    312.255.8990
    orders@permanwine.com

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