I've been to many a wine shop and liquor store and none come even close to Sam's. Imagine a warehouse the size of a football field with row upon row of wines and liquors from around the country and the world. The selection is unparalleled and the service is great. They even offer self-serve tastings of many of the wines and spirits. When my parents were visiting Chicago we took them to Sam's and ended up sampling some tasty single malts as well as a couple of delightful Wilamette Valley pinot noirs. Sam's Rocks!!!