Binny's Beverage Depot Turns 20
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.
767 W. Golf Road
Market Place Shopping CenterTwenty 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. Today, 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.