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Bloomington

309-661-0845

bloomington@binnys.com

California Night

10/17/2014 5:00PM

Our biggest tasting of the year! Come in to Binny's in Bloomington as we sample a wide variety of the wines that helped make California one of the top wine making regions in the world. Open house, 5-8:00pm.

Fall Wine Tasting

11/14/2014 5:00PM

We'll be sampling a wide selection of wines perfect for fall and pairing with your Thanksgiving dinner. We will feature wines ranging from light and fresh California pinot noirs to crisp German rieslings, zesty and spicy zinfandels and beyond. And of course we'll have some pairings for dessert as well. Open house, 5-8:00pm.

Champagne Night

12/12/2014 5:00PM

We're raising our flutes to toast the New Year of 2015 (a tad early). We'll be pouring a wide array of Champagnes and sparkling wines from France's world renowned Champagne region to the cavas of Spain, proseccos of Italy, and some of your favorite California sparklers. This is one celebration you won't want to miss! Open house, 5-8pm.

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Buffalo Grove

Italian Wine Tasting

10/25/2014 2:00PM - 5:00PM

We welcome you to taste wines highlighting the exuberant diversity of this historic country. From the Veneto to Tuscany, Piemonte and Sicily, Italy has so much to offer every wine enthusiast. It promises to be a great learning experience.

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Champaign

217-355-0625

champaign@binnys.com

Greek Wine Seminar

10/2/2014 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Diamond Wine Importers has spent the last 20 years traveling, tasting and selecting producers who are working with the best grapes, from the best appellations. These producers and growers are committed to quality and sustainability from vine to bottle. Taste the wines with Ted Diamantis at this one of a kind seminar.

Reservations Required

Sam Adams Octoberfest Stein Hoisting Competition

10/9/2014 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Think you can hoist a full liter of beer longer than anyone else? Come test your skills at the annual Samuel Adams Oktoberfest Stein Hoisting Competition. The top three winners for both men and women will receive great prizes, including valuable Binny’s Gift Cards. Whether you’re hoisting, cheering on your friends while they hoist, or just getting a taste of Samuel Adams 2014 Octoberfest, it’s sure to be grand time. Good luck and happy hoisting!

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Chicago - Lincoln Park

312-664-4394

lincolnpark@binnys.com

Louis Roederer Champagne Seminar

10/2/2014 6:30PM - 8:30PM Sold Out

Meet Xavier Barlier, Louis Roederer Brand Ambassador and Champagne expert. Founded in 1833, Champagne Louis Roederer is one of the last great independent and family-owned Champagne houses left. Sourced exclusively from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards, Roederer has a tradition of excellence and style. Xavier will lead you through the remarkable range of Champagnes, up to and including Cristal 2006.

Event Cost: $30.00 ($20.00 with Binny's Card!)

Reservations Required
This event is SOLD OUT.

The Rioja Wine Lounge

10/3/2014 6:30PM - 8:30PM Sold Out

Grab a friend and visit the Rioja Wine Lounge! Relax and enjoy a personalized VIP wine experience, including your own private sommelier. After your welcome with one of Rioja's refreshing white wines, your host will lead you through 6 Rioja red wines as you explore the region, learn about the producers and get answers to all your wine questions. Enjoy charcuterie/cheese/nut board for your table and a special Rioja gift for you and your friends. Featured wines will be available to purchase at special event pricing.

Event Cost: $20.00 ($15.00 with Binny's Card!)

Reservations Required

Negociants USA Fall Winemakers Tour

10/6/2014 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Experience highlights from one of the premier importers of iconic Australian wine. For decades, Negociants has offered a collection of authentic, classically-styled wines from some of the greatest estates in Australia, including Yalumba, Langmeil and Henschke. Winemakers from these acclaimed estates and more are touring the USA, offering a sampling of their finest, from powerhouse reds to blockbuster dessert wine to complex, aged riesling.

Event Cost: $10.00 ($10.00 with Binny's Card!)

Reservations Required

Lincoln Park Grand Beer Tasting

10/7/2014 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Don't miss the best beer tasting of the season, hosted at the newly expanded Binny's Lincoln Park. This is your chance to meet the makers of the beer you love and taste their latest and greatest. Sample selections from Chicago hometown heroes to American pioneers, worldwide craft leaders to the latest cideries. Admission covers bites from local burger slinger Epic Burger. The beautiful Lincoln Park Tasting Room will feature a curated taplist with special selections available for purchase just for this event. Tickets are just $20 with your Binny's card. They WILL go fast, and the only place to purchase them is RIGHT HERE.

Event Cost: $30.00 ($20.00 with Binny's Card!)

Reservations Required

Laphroaig Seminar and Bottle Signing

10/8/2014 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Learn Laphroaig with Master Ambassador Simon Brooking. Taste what makes Laphroaig special, including the new Laphroaig Select and Cairdeas 2014, and get your bottle signed. An expert on Scotch whisky, Simon has worked for many of the leading Scotch distilleries, learning the art and science of distilling from the world’s foremost master distillers and blenders. Simon’s love of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands has paved the way to his present position as the Beam Suntory Scotch Ambassador for Laphroaig, Auchentoshan, The Ardmore, Bowmore and Glen Garioch.

Event Cost: $15.00 ($10.00 with Binny's Card!)

Reservations Required

North Shore Distillery 10th Anniversary

10/11/2014 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Ten years ago, North Shore Distillery paved the way for the Chicago craft distilling scene. To celebrate ten years of making world-class spirits, North Shore is taking over the Beautiful Binny's Lincoln Park Tasting Room. Enjoy samples of North Shore products, and grab a brunch-appropriate cocktail – like a bloody mary spied up with North Shore's Aquavit – at the tasting room bar. And if you're a big fan, the party continues that evening at the distillery.

Chateau Cos d'Estournel Seminar

10/15/2014 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Taste and learn about the iconic St. Estephe estate Chateau Cos d'Estournel with General Manager Aymeric de Gironde. Neighboring Chateau Lafite, Cos d'Estournel was ranked second growth in 1855 and most believe it produces wines equaling the firsts. Aymeric will lead you though the history while you taste the estate's white wine and second wine (Pagodes de Cos) as well as the "Grand Vin" in the vintages of 2003 (97 Points from Wine Advocate), 2000 and 1985!

Event Cost: $30.00 ($20.00 with Binny's Card!)

Reservations Required

Arran and Kilchoman Seminar

10/16/2014 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Event Cost: $15.00 ($10.00 with Binny's Card!)

Reservations Required
It's a match made in heaven... and by heaven, we mean the islands of Scotland. Experience two of the youngest distilleries in Scotland - Arran and Kilchoman - in a guided tour hosted by the people who know them best: Ed Kohl and James Willis of Kilchoman will join Louisa Young of Arran. RSVP soon, because this event will fill up!

Castello di Monsanto Meet and Greet

10/22/2014 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Meet Laura Bianchi, owner of Castello di Monsanto, and taste her beautiful wines. The Bianchi family approaches winemaking as an art form. See why their wines are prized the world over for their integrity and authenticity, acknowledged as standard-bearers by wine lovers, collectors and the trade.

Great American Wine Festival

10/23/2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Come one, come all to one of Chicago's biggest and best wine events of the year! Robert Louis Stevenson stated that "Wine is bottled poetry." Taste some poetic expressions of wine from California, Washington and Oregon. Sample aromatic Viogniers, refreshing Pinot Gris, earthy Pinot Noirs, hearty Bordeaux-style blends and of course Napa Cabernets.

Event Cost: $30.00 ($20.00 with Binny's Card!)

Reservations Required

Meet the Maker of Champagne Henriot

10/24/2014 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Celebrate National Champagne Day with your favorite Champagne, Champagne Henriot. Meet Cellarmaster and Director of Vines and Wines, Laurent Fresnet who was born and raised in Reims, the heart of the Champagne region in France. As the descendant of several generations of wine growers in the Montagne de Reims area, he knew from an early age he was destined to work in Champagne. Taste through the outstanding range of wines from Champagne Henriot with Laurent in this Open House event.

Whisky Author Meet and Greet with David Broom

10/25/2014 2:00PM

Meet Dave Broom, author of "Whisky: The Manual" and "The World Atlas of Whisky." He'll be around to talk whisky and sign books from 2-5pm.

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Chicago - South Loop

312-768-4400

southloop@binnys.com

The Macallan Fine and Rare Seminar

10/9/2014 6:00PM - 8:00PM

The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection represents the very best of The Macallan's oldest maturing stock, offering a liquid history of The Macallan with insights into the aroma and flavors stretching back to the earliest release distilled in 1929. Join Macallan Master of Wood Stuart MacPherson on this tour Macallan releases, including a very special taste from the Fine and Rare Collection.

Event Cost: $30.00 ($20.00 with Binny's Card!)

Reservations Required

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Downers Grove

Italian Wine Seminar

10/10/2014 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Binny's guides you through this introduction to Italian Wine. Discover Italian wine's magical ability to transport you to its many distinctive wine regions. Kristin Milles, from Dalla Terra Winery Direct, a leading Chicago based importer of Italian Wine, will lead us to an understanding of basic grape varietals, regions and history. Seating is limited, so RSVP soon.

Reservations Required
RSVP soon by calling 630-705-9463 or emailing downersgrove@binnys.com

Sherry Seminar

11/7/2014 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Get ready for this informative and entertaining evening with one of the industries most knowledgeable resources on Sherry, Fernando Beteta, Master Sommelier. Fernando will share his expertise of Sherry, one of the wine world's most mysterious and enchanting styles. In addition to discussing grape varieties and classifications of fine Sherry, we will also discover food pairing for these great versatile wines.

Reservations Required
RSVP soon by calling 630-705-9463 or emailing downersgrove@binnys.com

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Naperville

630-717-0100

naperville@binnys.com

A Taste of Italy Wine Tasting

10/17/2014 6:09PM

Italy is famous for its diverse wine offerings. Discover some of our favorite wines from regions spanning the country, from Piedmont and Tuscany to Sicily and more. This open house tasting will feature appetizers by Braconi's of Naperville.

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Niles

847-966-2300

niles@binnys.com

Sam Adams Octoberfest Stein Hoisting Competition

10/2/2014 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Think you can hoist a full liter of beer longer than anyone else? Come test your skills at the annual Samuel Adams Oktoberfest Stein Hoisting Competition. The top three winners for both men and women will receive great prizes, including valuable Binny’s Gift Cards. Whether you’re hoisting, cheering on your friends while they hoist, or just getting a taste of Samuel Adams 2014 Octoberfest, it’s sure to be grand time. Good luck and happy hoisting!

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Schaumburg

847-882-6000

schaumburg@binnys.com

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting

11/15/2014 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Join us for this annual tradition, where you'll find the perfect wine to pair with your Thanksgiving meal. We especially love pinot noir with roast turkey, so we're highlighting pinot from around the globe. Also, dry white always pairs wonderfully with holiday faire, so don't miss this chance to taste from a selection of chenin blanc, viognier, pinot gris, gewurztraminer and more.

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Skokie

847-674-4200

skokie@binnys.com

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