Binny’s Beverage Depot Turns 20

Come celebrate 20 years of Binny’s at our original superstore in Des Plaines at these two great events!

 

 

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BIRTHDAY CHAMPAGNE TASTING

Friday, October 11, 6-8 pm

Toast our 20 year anniversary with a Champagne
tasting featuring some of our finest bottles, including
Dom Perignon and more. Keep an eye out for special
guests and familiar faces, possibly even some of
the original  Des Plaines Binny’s staff.

 

“BEST OF” BIRTHDAY TASTING

Saturday, October 12, 1-4 pm

Our wine and beer specialists are picking some of their
favorites for an incredible “best of” tasting.

 

BINNY’S IN DES PLAINES

767 W. Golf Road

Market Place Shopping Center

 

 

Twenty years ago, Harold Binstein had a crazy idea… which is sometimes the best kind of idea. He envisioned a beverage superstore. One with plenty of light, big aisles, huge displays, and the very best selection you could find. His idea became a reality on October 11, 1993, when he opened the very first Binny’s Beverage Depot.

 

The GrapevineToday, 29 stores later and still going strong, Binny’s has grown beyond our wildest dreams. We want to say thank you!

 

Bob Calamia, now a Binny’s wine buyer, was General Manager at the original Binny’s in Des Plaines. “We didn’t know what to expect when we opened the doors, but it was busy right away with wine customers. It had a huge wine inventory for the suburbs, so people came from all over to shop and explore the selection.”

 

Much has changed in the last twenty years. Calamia says that though many inexpensive wines have stayed fairly consistent in price, luxury products have increased. “Back in ’93, a bottle of 1986 Chateau Margaux was $90. Now new vintages from good years are over a thousand dollars a bottle.” Yet Binny’s has remained true to its original goal: huge selection, low prices and friendly, helpful service.

 

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