What makes Binny’s Beverage Depot the best place to find your new favorite wine? Is it our low prices? Our breathtaking selection? We like to think it’s because we have the friendliest, most knowledgeable wine staff around. So for this month’s Wine Hotline Staff Picks, we turned to our Downers Grove wine department for their favorite holiday recommendations.
Free Rioja Tastings at all Binny’s Locations
Saturday, November 23rd 1-4pm
What other world-class region releases its wines only when they are ready to drink? Rioja represents exceptional value, especially in times when both quality and value are more important than ever.
Wines from Rioja are considered the best food wines by top chefs. They provide the best of both new and old world styles: balanced and elegant with lower alcohol levels you find in top European wines together with fruit-forward roundness of more modern wines.
Wines for every occasion, every food, every palate and price, Rioja offers robust reds, crisp whites and refreshing roses – all ready to drink when purchased. Join us to try some of our favorites and discover how versatile and value driven the wines of Rioja really are!
WINE TYPES: CLASSIFICATIONS AND SEALS OF AUTHENTICITY
Rioja wines are easily identifiable as every bottle has a DOCa seal. What is a DOCa seal?
The “Denominación de Origen Calificada” seal ensures that the wine you enjoy meets the requirements needed to be a true Rioja wine. Think of it as a seal of quality and authenticity. Rioja wines are classified based on aging in oak barrels and bottles.
Join Binny’s October 12th & 26th to
Fall In Love with Bordeaux
Binny’s is hosting free tastings at all Binny’s locations on
Saturday, October 12th and 26th from 1-4pm.
Bordeaux Wines, Your Style!
Bordeaux is the epicenter of the wine world, renowned for its large production of high quality wines. While the press and the attention most often go to the highest profile estates in the most famous regions, Robert Parker says in his 2009 book, Parker’s Wine Bargains, “The bargains will emerge from the lesser-known appellations that border the…famous regions.”
The newest vintages from Bordeaux will inspire you with their quality and value!
Bordeaux is about enjoying the moment with a wine that suits your palate and setting. Today’s Bordeaux is perfect for both a special occasion or just enjoying with friends out on the patio. From the crisp whites made primarily with sauvignon blanc and semillon, to the satisfying, lush merlot based wines of the Right Bank, to the full, firm cabernet based wines of the Left Bank – you’ll find out why they are… Bordeaux wines, your style.
Introducing Arboreto, the new Italian pinot grigio exclusively at Binny’s.
Sometimes it seems that all a pinot grigio has to be is clear and wet…. What makes Arboreto stand out?
“It’s vibrant, with lots of tart green apple,” says Binny’s Wine Buyer Barbara Hermann. “It drinks like a pinot grigio that might usually cost you 18.99, only it costs half that price.”
Hermann is excited to bring in this exclusive new product. “We’re working with a hometown, Chicago-based importer. But she was originally from Verona, in the Veneto. She’s from the same region as this wine.”
What should you expect when you pour a glass of Arboreto? Light bodied and full flavored, it shows notes of orange zest, fresh melon and spiced pear. The finish is dry, tangy and delicious, with the spicy flavors lingering.
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