About Us


Celebrating 30 years of international acclaim and distinguished service on the North Shore of Chicago, Johnson Ho enjoys an illustrious reputation in the fine wine trade.  His cosmopolitan savoir faire and technical expertise enlighten clients about the epicurean l’art de vivre.  Market Watch Magazine named him “the Windy City’s Wizard of Wine” in 2000 and publications like the Wall Street Journal, Food & Beverage Dynamics and Chicago Tribune have featured his work. Decanter Magazine of London, the world’s most respected wine trade journal, has published 3 of his witty letters to the editor for astute observations on the wine scene.  His elite international upbringing, multi-lingual skills and scientific education have provided him with the exceptional credentials to empower oenophiles to appreciate serendipitous wines with confidence.

 His innovative approach include fascinating enlightenment of the history and culture of appropriate wines.  That culminates with ideal food pairing and serving advice.  Johnson identifies the most relevant and resonant solutions for each client rather than just citing dubious scores.  In your palate we trust!

 Iconic wine producers such as Aubert de Villaine, Managing Partner of Domaine de la Romanee Conti, have praised Pantheon’s world class expertise, superbly curated inventory and personalized customer service approach. Opus One, Masseto and Champagne Veuve Clicquot sought out Pantheon Wine  to help launch their vintage gems.  Our shop has served as the showcase ambassador for many stellar masterpieces as our allocations of ultra-exclusive large bottles of legendary wines attest. Pantheon Wine Shoppe is a veritable temple to all divine wines, each diligently screened for Best in Class or Best in Value.

 We look forward to welcoming you to experiencing the Pantheon path of enlightenment, enrichment, empowerment and enjoyment of the pleasures of fine wine.