Binny's Staff Faves!

Binny's Beverage Depot not only offers the broadest selection of wines, beers, and spirits. We're also staffed with the most knowledgeable enthusiasts in the industry, and we're thrilled to share our opinions and discoveries with you. Here are some of our absolute favorites and recent discoveries. All are ready to enjoy tonight! 

Binny's Staff Favorites!


2012 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Reserva

A Spanish holiday in a bottle! A vibrant nose of ripe fruit leads to enticingly subtle baking spice on the palate. Soft tannins and a lasting finish. A delightful and elegant Old World wine. Tristan C., Lincolnwood 

Pipeworks Lizard King

Before you know it, people will be looking back on a time when Lizard King was easily accessible and shake their heads. This very refreshing pale ale highlights the tropical mosaic hop in all its exotic beauty. Jon L., Algonquin 

2016 Domaine de Pouy Gascogne Blanc

Smells like summer in a bottle, with aromas of peaches, apricots, melons, and a squeeze of lemon! light and crisp, this pairs well with poultry and fish. Smells delicious and tastes great! Lydia N., Logan Square 

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

This triple malt blend of 3 Speyside - Balvenie, Glenfiddich, Kininvie - offers a smooth, creamy texture of sweet caramel and fruit. A great start for someone new to whisky. Excellent on the rocks, neat, or mixed. Julie L., Highland Park 

2015 The Guide Cabernet Sauvignon

A powerful cab but easy to drink. It's loaded with summer berries and cream, finishing with chocolate & coconut that linger on the long finish. What a great wine for any occasion. Don't miss out on this winner! Tim E., Plainfield 

Rodenbach Alexander

Deep ruby color. Upfront taste has sweetness from the cherries, leading to tartness, slight funk, and finishing dry. Overall, a benchmark Flanders Red. The sweet and tart cherry taste makes this a great beer to share. Alison P., Naperville 

2016 Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Demi Sec

Semi-sweet, with quince, white peach and fig, the long, lacy finish reveals hints of lime. An elegant wine to drink on a hot day or clod night. Pairs perfectly with spicy food, chicken, or seafood. Lydia N., Logan Square 

Deanston Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Most scotch is aged in used barrels, but not the Deanston virgin oak. The new barrels are from a small cooperage in Bardstown, KY. Ripe orchard fruits with a creamy body and a spicy, balanced finish. Fantastic value. Tom N., Champaign 

2016 DAOU Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Jammy, bold, and rich ripe fruit. A full-bodied, well structured cab with gobs of blackberry, black licorice, plum, and currant. Adam C., Wheeling 

Founders Breakfast Stout

A yardstick stout with equal measures of chocolate and roasted malt/coffee flavors. You could chase whales, but why would you when you can snag a four pack of this beer for $9.99! Mike J., Plainfield 

2015 Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes

It's a ripe, heady beauty. that exhibits a deep, purple color as well as killer notes of smoked meats, chocolate, blakberry and black raspberries. It's a sensational value that needs to be tasted to be believed. Erik B., St. Charles 

Maplewood Son of Juice

Light yellow-orange, with a slight hazy appearance. Citrus and tropical fruit juiciness. Light-bodied with a smooth texture. Overall, juicy and highly drinkable An IPA that leaves you wanting more! Alison P., Naperville 

2016 Tres Lagunas Garnacha

Aromas of plums and black licorice, highlighted with hints of roasted nuts and tart cherry. Flavorful and energetic, with a finish that goes on and on. This full-bodied wine can be paired with grilled food. Gloria O., Logan Square 

The Macallan Double Cask

Medium-bodied with beautiful lush sherry, bright orange, cocoa, and nutty vanilla - all which develop wonderfully on the palate. The finish is a creamy/honey wood spice that warms you up on a cold Chicago night. Albert B., Skokie