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Midwest Wine Expo 2011


If you are reading this, chances are that you already know about the upcoming Midwest Wine Expo. Tickets are going to sell out, so here’s your friendly Binny’s Blog reminder to grab yours before they’re gone. This is the biggest Binny’s event of the year, and as always, it’s going to be great.

This year’s seminars are awesome. First up is a food and wine pairing featuring the food of several local restaurants, each dish paired with two wines. Then we’ll have a master blending class where you can taste sangiovese from different parcels within Chianti. Later in the afternoon is a side-by-side comparison of European and American beer styles, including discussion on ingredients, process, and on and on. Tickets for these seminars always go fast, and they’re first come, first served and only available the day of the event, so arrive early to ensure your seat.

New to the Expo this year is a Blind Tasting Contest. Trust me, blind tasting is one of the most intimidating experiences imagineable for any beverage professional. Don’t miss this opportunity to test your expertise. Plus, we have some sweet prizes lined up for those who can the figure out the most details in the blind tasting. My one piece of advice: don’t overthink it.

Click the image below and browse the tabs on the MWE event page to see the massive list of wineries represented, the participating restaurants, and to save by purchasing your tickets in advance.

I hope to see you there.

Midwest Wine Expo

Presented by Binny’s Beverage Depot

100 Drury Lane

Oakbrook Terrace

Sunday, March 27th, 11-4pm

Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door (if they don’t sell out)

15 thoughts on “Midwest Wine Expo 2011

  1. Do you need helpers? I would be able to volunteer. I know wine and have worked many retail shows. My phone is 312-388-5670.Thanks,Megan

  2. Megan – Thanks for the offer, but we’re all staffed up with friendly Binny’s people and representatives from distributors, wineries, and so on.Tickets are now sold out. Hope everyone got one. Again, we hope to see everyone there!

  3. We are planning a big event in the spring, but we’re still looking for the venue.Watch the Binny’s Blog – as soon as we have more info we’ll post it.

  4. We’ve marked the California Cab tastings in Schaumberg on our calendar for years. We’ve never made it to the Midwest Wine Expo because we have always had plans by the time the date is announced. Can you help? Do you have a date yet? Thanks!

  5. Nancy – It doesn’t look like we’re doing an event at Drury Lane this year, and don’t have concrete plans for other spring events. However, watch the Binny’s Blog later today for info on the upcoming UGC Bordeaux tasting, presented by Binny’s.

  6. You have to do the tasting at the Drury Lane. I always make a date with my friends for this event. Please try to work things out. We will be so sad if you don’t have it.

  7. We’re planning two big Taste at the Track tastings at Arlington Park – one on June 2nd and one on September 8th. Watch the Binny’s Blog for more info when we have it.

  8. Have the Arlington events been set? I checked out their website and I don’t see anything yet. I plan on getting a large group of friends to go and the sooner we can set plans the better 🙂

  9. Had a great time last year with family and friends, it was run really well, and because all of us have different taste, it was great for everyone

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