Continuing Education at Binny's

There’s a world of flavors to taste and enjoy at Binny’s Beverage Depot. Take your first steps on this adventure with our ongoing educational tastings, a series of seminars lead by some of the industry’s most knowledgeable insiders, where you’re bound to discover something new and memorable.

Cigar and Spirits Pairing Seminar

Cigar and Spirits Pairing Seminar

Thursday, September 20th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Chicago - Lincoln Park

Join us for a pairing of our favorite spirits and La Aurora cigars. Taste Bacardi 4, 8, 10 year in addition to Leblon Cachaca, Santa Teresa Rum and Teeling's Small Batch, Single Malt and Single Grain. Hear from experts in both industries and discover new favorites.

Event Cost: $15.00
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.

Celebrating 200 Years of Champagne Know-How

Celebrating 200 Years of Champagne Know-How with guest lecturer Geoffrey Loisel of Billecart-Salmon

Thursday, September 20th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Chicago - South Loop

200 years of continuous quality wine production is something American producers can only dream of. In the Champagne region, it's pretty common. Geoffrey Loisel will take us through the 200 year long, rich history of iconic producer Billecart-Salmon while you taste through the lineup that defines the evolution of style and character in Champagne.

Event Cost: $10.00
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-768-4400.


Cool Climate Cabernet Sauvignon Seminar

Cool Climate Cabernet Sauvignon Seminar

Wednesday, September 26th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Chicago - Lincoln Park

Katie Bundschu, 6th Generation Vintner from Gundlach Bundschu Winery joins us for an in-depth seminar on how cool climate effects cabernet sauvignon and an understanding of the Winkler system. Join us and taste through a selection of great wines with Katie.

Event Cost: $15.00
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.

Finesse at Fifty with guest Lecturer Jessica Starry of Laurent-Perrier

Finesse at Fifty with guest Lecturer Jessica Starry of Laurent-Perrier

Thursday, September 27th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Chicago - Lincoln Park

Laurent-Perrier has been crafting traditional and elegant Champagnes for over two centuries. Nestled in a grand cru village, the house is family-run, fiercely independent, and focused exclusively on producing Champagnes of unparalleled freshness, elegance and finesse. Jessica Starry, CSW, Regional Manager for Champagne Laurent-Perrier US, will share the story of the House of Laurent-Perrier and lead us through a unique tasting experience featuring Laurent-Perrier's innovative and comprehensive range of highly rated and sought-after Champagnes. We will conclude the evening with a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the remarkable Cuveé Rosé!

Event Cost: $15.00
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.

Blend Your Own Wine with Gustavo Bertagna of Susana Balbo

Blend Your Own Wine with Gustavo Bertagna of Susana Balbo

Thursday, October 4th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Chicago - Lakeview

Join us in the catacombs for a unique, interactive wine seminar presented by Gustavo Bertagna, head winemaker at Susana Balbo. In addition to discussing how blending impacts the creation of their signature red wine - Brioso - Gustavo will lead a hands-on demonstration that will result in your very own Bordeaux-style red blend.

Event Cost: $10.00
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 773-935-9400.

A Tour of Italy Through The Lens of Wine, Food, and Culture with resident Lecturer Kristen M. Ellis

A Tour of Italy Through The Lens of Wine, Food, and Culture with resident Lecturer Kristen M. Ellis

Thursday, October 11th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Highland Park

Binny's head of Wine Education Kristen Ellis has a love affair with Italian wine. Kristen fell in love with Italian wine during her six year sojourn there where she worked in tourism, guiding world travelers through Italy's rich history, food, and of course, wine culture. With the breadth of indigenous varieties that Italy has to offer, Kristen will help you get a firm grip on the most famous styles as well as introducing you to some more obscure offerings.

Event Cost: $15.00
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 847-831-5400.

Let's Talk... About Brandy

Let's Talk... About Brandy

Wednesday, October 17th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Chicago - Lincoln Park

Join Dan Farber, owner of Osocalis Distillery and Joe Heron, owner of Copper & Kings Distillery for a lively discussion of the future of American Brandy distillation. Osocalis is known as a premier producer for elegant brandies in the traditional, old-world style of Cognac and Armagnac, Copper & Kings for pushing the envelope to change what we think about new American Brandy. Dan and Joe are two of the most prominent figures in US craft distillation, sharing the passion but with wildly different approaches. Brandies from both distilleries will be featured.

Event Cost: $10.00
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.

Bordeaux Seminar

Thursday, October 18th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Des Plaines

Explore the wines of Bordeaux with an in depth look at one of the world's great wine regions. We will cover the grapes, sub-regions, and history of an area that has captivated wine drinkers for centuries.

Reservations Required RSVP by calling 847-956-1000.

Burgundian Classics in Food and Wine with resident lecturers Kristen Ellis and Chef Scott Becker featuring the wines of Bouchard Pere et Fils

Burgundian Classics in Food & Wine
with resident lecturers Kristen Ellis and Chef Scott Becker featuring the wines of Bouchard Pere et Fils

Thursday, October 25th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Highland Park

What grows together goes together, as they say. Nowhere is this adage more valuable than in the region of Burgundy. The region boasts more than 29 restaurants with Michelin Stars and we feel the region's wine has a big part to play in that! Our team of educators at Binny's is joining forces with Bouchard Pere and Fils to give you what is sure to be one of our best educational, exploratory, and delicious food pairing seminars to date. Not to be missed!

Event Cost: $20.00
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 847-831-5400.

Holiday Pairing How-To with guest lecturer Neil Bernardi, Vice President of Winemaking for Duckhorn Wine Company

Holiday Pairing How-To
with guest lecturer Neil Bernardi, Vice President of Winemaking for Duckhorn Wine Company

Tuesday, November 13th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Chicago - Lakeview

As the Holidays fast approach it's a great idea to update your culinary repertoire for the season! Neil Bernardi of Duckhorn will be in house to show us how some of his famous California offerings join harmoniously with some of our favorite Holiday dishes. Don't miss out on this educational opportunity that will surely make you, and your dinner pairings, the star of your Holiday gatherings.

Event Cost: $10.00
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 773-935-9400.

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*Prepaid RSVP required. 24 Hours notice is required for all cancellations.