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Alinea opens virtual wine cellar

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The Alinea experience continues to stretch beyond the walls of 1723 N. Halsted.

Now this: a chance to buy the knock-your-socks-off wines that you tasted at the restaurant but wouldn't have been able to find on your own.

Dubbed Alinea: Oenophilia, it's a wine subscription service that the restaurant promises will deliver "insider wines selected by [wine director] Joe [Catterson] and his expert team," from "beloved standbys to newly discovered prizes, from the classic to the most esoteric" and, eventually, "some of the more exclusive and collectible wines available to us."

Of course, it'll cost you. The "tasting" subscription -- 24 bottles a year -- costs $1,400. The "tour" -- 40 bottles a year -- is $3,300.

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