Sugar & spice makes Christmas nice
 
 

The Corkscrew Wine Emporium

 Fantastic selection of Champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world.

Fantastic selection of Champagnes and sparkling wines from around the world.

The Corkscrew Wine Emporium is a locally owned company in Springfield, IL, which strives to provide the best service in wine, gourmet foods, beer, spirits and cheese from around the world. Established in 1994 by Geoff Bland The Corkscrew Wine Emporium is now owned by Danielle and David Anderson and located at 2613 Chatham Road.

“We help educate our customers by answering questions while they shop, hold various in-store seminars throughout the year, and offer wine dinners at different venues pairing wine with food,” said David.


Each Friday The Corkscrew Wine Emporium has its popular Fridays at Five offering four
white and three red wines to purchase by the glass. Customers can also buy a bottle to
share with friends in the store. On Saturdays $2 tastings are available. The Corkscrew Wine Emporium is also available for gatherings by businesses and organizations. 

If you are in need a gift for the holidays, the team at The Corkscrew Wine Emporium will personally design a gift basket with whatever you might want to put in it. 

A testament to its staff, and customers, The Corkscrew Wine Emporium was this year named The Best Retail Wine Store by the Illinois Times.

 Friendly and expert advice to help find the perfect wine and cheeses for you and your friends.

Friendly and expert advice to help find the perfect wine and cheeses for you and your friends.

 

Robert's Seafood Market

 Robert's Seafood Market has the best selection of olive oils and vinegars.

Robert's Seafood Market has the best selection of olive oils and vinegars.

This holiday season, Robert’s Seafood Market is prepared to make sure you have only the finest ingredients for your family gatherings. Let the knowledgeable staff help you choose from the freshest and largest assortment of seafood available in Central Illinois, including the 21-day aged, fresh top-choice meats, variety of quality dry goods, cheese and wine, and fresh bottled olive oils and vinegars.

In addition to the great selection of fresh seafood and meats for your family, Robert’s Seafood Market also offers a variety of gift items for that special someone.

Robert’s Seafood Market is offering its most popular gift set item with a great incentive this holiday season; the boxed Robert’s olive oil and balsamic vinegars.

Now, through December 16th, 2017 eighteen21 readers can take advantage of the following offer:

  • Buy $50 or more of any olive oil/balsamic gift set combination and save 10% off that purchase,

  • Buy $75 or more of any olive oil/balsamic gift set combination and save 15% off that purchase,

  • Buy $100 or more of any olive oil/balsamic gift set combination and save 20% off that purchase or receive free Shipping*

All olive oil/balsamic vinegar offers are good through December 16th, 2017.

Robert’s Seafood Market is proud to be an independently owned and operated retail store in the Springfield area for over 100 years.

*Free Shipping is available in the continental United States.

 Don't settle for old grocery store oil.  Robert's Seafood Market has the perfect oil you never knew excisted.

Don't settle for old grocery store oil.  Robert's Seafood Market has the perfect oil you never knew excisted.

 

Spice up the Holidays with Zillions chili seasoning

Richard Zillion created his first chili bowl chili seasoning mix in 1976. The popular seasoning now sells in 36 shops and stores across central Illinois.

Richard, a retired security guard at the Secretary of State, created his first six-ounce mix from spices bought at Bud’s Market. Once he was happy with the seasoning Richard bought enough to bottle the chili mix, four stores in town agreed to put it on their shelves; Noonan’s Hardware, Humphrey’s Market, Springfield Produce, and The Garden.

To his disbelief, it sold right away. “It took off from there,” he said. The chili seasoning is now bottled at Baron Spice in St Louis, Missouri in order to keep up with demand. Since retiring in 2008 Richard and his wife, Judy, began selling the chili seasoning at the farmers’ markets. During spring, summer, and fall the pair sells the blend at the Old Capitol Farmers Market in Downtown Springfield and the Illinois Products Farmers Market at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. 

To get your hands on a bottle of Zillion’s chili bowl chili seasoning mix call 217-789-7285 or visit the Zillion's website for more information.

 Springfield Illinois' best chili seasoning secret!

Springfield Illinois' best chili seasoning secret!

 

Willow City Farm

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Willow City Farm now has a retail location in Springfield where you can purchase Willow City Farm meats and alpaca products, plus other local farmers'; and artists'; clean, locally grown foods and products perfect for the holidays. The Farmstand is situated at 731 South Durkin Drive, Suite D.

Willow City Farm is a small-scale diversified farm where cattle, alpaca, sheep, goats, turkey, ducks, chickens, and dogs all play nice together. Willow City Farm is akin to an old-fashioned
homestead that produces a multitude of crops and livestock using permaculture and other organic methods.

The Holcomb family is passionate about local foods, the success of local farms, and their families. Mom, Tara, is ‘chief farmer’ and her philosophy is that farming practices should leave the soil, air, water, plant life, animals and people healthier and happier. She and tribe love to share their passion with others.

Upcoming events:
November 25th, 9am to 4pm Small Business Saturday Open House at The Farmstand
November 29, December 6th, 13th, and 20th 5pm to 9pm Sip & Shop Pop-Up at The St. Nick during the Downtown Holiday Walk.
December 2nd, 11am Goats + Yoga Downtown at The St. Nick Hotel Ballroom

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