List Of Illinois Wine Distributors
Midwest Wine & Spirits
Midwest Wine & Spirits is a constantly evolving ideology that, in the short time we have been in business, has developed on an almost yearly basis. Despite the ever-shifting nature and demands of the industry at large, we hold a few key points as the solid foundation of our vision.
In an industry ruled by mediocrity, we take a fresh approach to distribution by internalizing the concept that we, from ownership to sales, to drivers and beyond, are a bridge. We are a bridge from the impassioned and dedicated brands, companies and people that we represent – to the retailers and end consumers. So often, this bridge is worn with apathy, and bureaucracy. At Midwest Wine & Spirits, we have a highly organized operation with the infrastructure to offer all of the services of a national distributor with the passion and individualized attention of a grassroots distributor.
Stoller Wholesale Wine & Spirits, Inc.
Stoller Wholesale is the fastest growing Wine and Spirits distributors in Illinois. Founded in 1986, family owned and operated, Stoller Wholesale retains a major presence in the State of Illinois. Our focus ranges from small to mid-size family owned wineries to world renowned spirits.
Great care is taken in our product selection. Our team is made up of industry professionals with experience that insures a disciplined approach to growing and maintaining brand integrity. We are always searching to find and develop the new and exciting brands of tomorrow. Stoller Wholesale is unique in our determination to establish the best possible relationship with all of our customers and suppliers. We enter into partnerships with suppliers in order to develop a long-term mutually successful association. We are fully committed to our partnerships with both the on and off premise segment of the industry. These partnerships make it possible for Stoller Wholesale to compete in all the wine and spirit categories with consistency and stability. As we continue to grow we take great pride in our accomplishments and continued success. Our focus will always be to service our suppliers and customers.
D.G.L. Distributors, Inc.
D.G.L. Distributors, Inc. is an importer and wholesaler, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with an extensive product portfolio devoted to wine and specialty spirits from select boutique wineries around the world.
D.G.L. Distributors, Inc. also provides a full range of services which include custom sourcing, import compliance, clearing and fulfillment for the wine and spirits industry. Our clients include restaurants, national supermarket chains, gift clubs as well as international corporations.
Cream Wine Company
Established in 2001, Cream wine company is owned and operated by partners Andy Pates and Mark Payne. Cream is a Chicago-based, independent importer and distributor of fine wine, craft spirits, ginjo sake, beer and cider. The company has grown organically over the years from two passionate entrepreneurs into a focused team of professionals who remain committed to providing the highest level of service and selection to the top restaurants and wine shops in the great state of Illinois.
Cream's portfolio is a balanced and thoughtful collection of top global artisans from the New and Old World. We place an emphasis on small, artisan and family-owned growers and producers in categories of fine wine, craft spirits, ginjo sake, beer and cider.
Artisan Beverage Company
Artisan Beverage Company is a craft beer, wine and spirits wholesaler servicing the finest retailers, bars, restaurants, hotels and caterers across Illinois. Recent additions of Atlas Brewing Company (Chicago, IL), Figure Eight Brewing Company (Valparaiso, IN) and Tighthead Brewing Company (Mundelein, IL) to their growing portfolio of craft breweries.
G&M is a wholesale beverage distributor serving western Illinois. Since 1946, we’ve been locally owned and operated. Our products/services include the following categories:
In 1946, G. Louis Vitale risked everything he had to found G&M Distributors, Inc. His first supplier was the Schlitz Brewery of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Vitale named the company after his children “G” (Guy) and “M” (Margot, Mike, and Marcia).
After its humble beginnings in Galesburg, Illinois the company expanded into various beverages and bottling companies. The company remains headquartered in Galesburg and now represents over 30 suppliers including Anheuser-Busch, The Gallo Family, PepsiCo, Pabst Brewing, and others.
Guy L. Vitale, Jr. served as the company’s general manager from 1973 – 2010. He returned to the family business following time in the U.S. Peace Corps (Equador). Guy also spent time in St. Louis, MO as a history teacher and football coach, while obtaining a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University.
Baltic Food Distributing
Baltic Food Distributing is a leading distributor of natural and specialty Lithuanian and European food & liquor products in Illinois. We distribute wide variety of products, including all natural, international, specialty food items.
Our main key to success is to provide our customers with the highest quality products and services so they can give the best to every shopper. We are proud that every person in our team is an experienced professional, so we can offer more than just supply products. We keep focus on every customer, providing them the best service and professional approach. We know that your success is our success too. We look forward to build long term relationship and partnership with You – our valued and loyal customer.
Merritt Wines is focused on providing our customers with artisan wines produced in small and mid-sized vineyards around the world. Our passions are a search for these surprising, unique wines and offering our customers—retailers, restaurants, wine bars, caterers—a broad selection at all price levels, whether it’s a world class Bordeaux, a great dinner Chianti, a simple “back deck” summertime Riesling, or a tasty sparkling wine for special occasions.
In an era in which mass-produced wines are rapidly becoming a commodity, we offer access to a constantly evolving variety of treats from gifted winemakers throughout Europe who practice their craft in the finest wine growing regions and who are committed to making wine as naturally as possible. They practice biodynamic, organic and sustainable viniculture, restore damaged soils to their natural state and produce high-quality wines, setting an example for other growers. We respect and admire their labors, and it is our pleasure to be part of their process and their history.
Novovino Wine Company
Novovino Wine Company is dedicated to providing the Chicagoland restaurant and retail community with the finest and newest examples of small-production artisanal wine producers available. Our ability to combine excellent wines with exceptional customer service and knowledge is our one and only focus.
We offer temperature controlled delivery trucks and warehousing to ensure that our wines arrive to you in the condition that you expect and deserve.
In February 2010, Winebow expanded its distribution network into Illinois. In August 2012, Winebow acquired Illinois importer and distributor, Vintage Wines, LLC. The companies will combine their efforts in Illinois and operate as Vintage Wines, a subsidiary of Winebow, creating one of the leading fine wine distributors in the state.
"This development increases our distribution presence in one of the most important wine consuming states in the country," said Leonardo LoCascio, Winebow founder and CEO. "We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to more effectively promoting our import portfolios as well as bringing our industry leading service levels to our customers and producers alike."
Heritage Wine Cellars Ltd
Heritage Wine Cellars Ltd. is an independent fine wine importer and distributor located in suburban Chicago, servicing Illinois retailers and restaurants. Heritage is proud to represent superior wines from around the world, sold by energetic, knowledgeable, passionate, and attentive professionals.
Maverick Wine Company
Maverick Wine Company is a fine wine importer and distributor based in Chicago, serving the state of Illinois. Our discerning customers are all wine retail shops and restaurants with an eye towards sense of place, quality and value. Our goal is to provide all of our customers with professional service that includes impeccable product knowledge and a selection of the world's finest wines.
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