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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 Stores

Craig Perman opened his original Chicago location in 2007, 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 second location with a spatious showroom and a dedicated tasting room and lounge; the perfect place to shop for wine, craft spirits, beer and sake. Stop by and introduce yourself.

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

In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

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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