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Madison Row has some mainstays that have been around for quite some time. One of those has been the popular Madison Vine Wines, which recently rebranded to 1340BWS. We wanted to re-introduce the West Central Association community to this longtime WCA member through our rebranded member profile. Read below to learn more about 1340BWS.

Who are you?

Cody Berek

How long have you been in the neighborhood?
Lived in the neighborhood 8 years, owned 1340 Beer Wine Spirits for 4.5 years

Why West Loop?

The strong community feel

What are your top challenges in growing your business?

Not enough hours in the day

Why did you join the West Central?

To get more involved in the community

What makes your business unique?

Our goal is to make wine buying approachable and easy. 1340 is a place to try unique small production wines, craft beers and spirits from around the world. We sell most of our products to go but we also have a tasting bar with wine by the glass and beer on tap. On top of that we have two event spaces where we host bridal showers, birthday parties, wine classes, and much more.

What gets you up in the morning?

Nohea coffee and wraps from Crave

What’s your favorite part of the West Loop?

All the dogs!!

What does the future look like?

We are looking to open our back patio next spring and expand our craft sprits selection before the holidays.

Bonus Question: Favorite time of year in the West Loop?