VomFASS Naperville Adds Classes, Private Events Featuring Spirits, Liqueurs, Wines, Specialty Foods

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VomFASS Naperville – a European-style store selling dozens of imported oils, aged vinegars, wines, spirits and liqueurs “vom fass,” meaning “from the cask” in German – is ramping up its class and private event schedules.

VomFASS Naperville (naperville.vomfassusa.com) – a European-style store selling dozens of imported oils, aged vinegars, wines, spirits and liqueurs “vom fass,” meaning “from the cask” in German – is ramping up its class and private event schedules.

Located at 121 S. Washington St., in the heart of the city’s downtown shopping district, upcoming classes include: Memorial Day Grilling/Wines for Summer (May 27), Tour of Scotland (June 3), Whiskey Around the World (June 10), Scotch Tasting (June 17), and Shrubs/Bitters (June 24). All are open to the public and registration includes a discount on all purchases. For a complete schedule, stop by the store or visit its online events calendar.

VomFASS Naperville, the only Illinois location of the popular European chain, is also booking private and corporate tastings and events for groups up to 20 (age 21+), according to franchise holder/owner Michael Aldrich.

Recent events have focused on:

  • Whiskey tasting
  • Cocktail making
  • Wine, cheese and chocolate tasting
  • Cooking with oils and vinegars
  • Pickling

“Our staff, which includes two trained chefs, can work with customers to create an event around a particular theme or type of food or beverage. We have lots of flexibility, and are adding new products all the time,” Aldrich said.

Some of the more popular items currently are Amrita (a single malt whiskey made in India), grapefruit liqueur, and wild mango balsamic vinegar, he said.

In addition to dozens of wines, spirits and liqueurs, vomFASS Naperville sells a variety of other products from around the world, including spices, spreads, syrups, pastas, olives and gift-boxed samplers. Many products are organic, the spirits and liqueurs use traditional distillation methods, and the balsam and balsamic vinegars are made from the carefully processed juice of ripened aromatic fruit and are free of preservatives and artificial colorants.

“Unlike when you shop online, virtually everything here is available to taste before you buy,” he said.

VomFASS Naperville opens daily at 11 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 8 p.m. on Thursday, 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. on Sunday. There’s ample free parking behind the store and in nearby parking decks. For more information visit naperville.vomfassusa.com or call 630-857-9936.

About vomFASS Naperville
Located in Chicago’s western suburbs, vomFASS Naperville is the only Illinois location of the European-style store that sells imported oils, aged vinegars, wines, spirits and liqueurs straight from the cask, along with an assortment of specialty foods. The Naperville location is owned by Michael Aldrich, a former human resources executive, who is the exclusive Chicago-area franchise holder. The vomFASS concept originated in Germany in the early ‘80s, eventually expanding throughout Europe and the United States. There are 35 independently owned and operated U.S. vomFASS locations. The U.S. headquarters is in Madison, Wisc.

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