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.

The Wines of Penfolds with Master Sommelier Gillian Ballance

The Wines of Penfolds with Master Sommelier Gillian Ballance

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

Binny's Highland Park

Arguably Australia's most influential winery, Penfolds has been producing world class wines for over 170 years. Master Sommelier Gillian Ballance will take us on a tour of Australia as we taste through the best Penfolds has to offer, including the legendary Grange. Joining Gillian to highlight the wines' potential for food pairings is local guest Chef Beau Blackburn. It's not often that we have an opportunity to showcase multiple wine industry icons in a single evening, so don't miss out.

Event Cost: $25.00

A Walk Through Oregon's Best Vineyards featuring Domaine Serene

A Walk Through Oregon's Best Vineyards featuring Domaine Serene

Tuesday, October 8th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Chicago - Lincoln Park

The origins of Domaine Serene date back to 1989 when Grace and Ken Evenstad purchased a 42-acre hilltop estate in Dundee Hills. Since their first vintage in 1990, they've helped usher in a renaissance in Oregon, producing world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from various vineyards and winning acclaim year after year. Most recently, Wine Enthusiast Magazine has nominated Domaine Serene for 2019 American Winery of the Year. Join us as Wine Educator and Brand Ambassador Maxime Provencel guides us through some of the great wines that showcase the geological nuances of Oregon and what role the art of blending plays in Domaine Serene’s consistency in quality and house style.

Event Cost: $20.00

Italian Wine Seminar

Italian Wine Seminar

Thursday, October 10th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Downers Grove

Join Binny's and Kim Johnson of Montcalm Imports for a sit down tasting of exceptional estate-produced wines and presentation that will cover some basics including the rich history of Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, the origins of Prosecco and Pinot Grigio and some lesser known regional varieties that prove to be some of the best matches for the most typical of Italian foods.

Reservations Required: RSVP by calling 630-705-9463.
Rhone Valley Seminar

Rhone Valley Seminar

Thursday, October 24th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Des Plaines

Boasting a diverse selection of grapes and styles, the Rhone Valley is recognized as one of the outstanding wine regions of France. Join us as we discuss the sub-regions, grapes, and individuality that make Rhone Valley a premier area of French wine production.

Reservations Required: RSVP by calling 847-956-1000.
Rhone Valley Seminar

Vintage Port Seminar: Yesterday & Today

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

Binny's Highland Park

Join us for an exclusive look at Vintage Port wine, the best of yesterday and today. Hosted by Port Specialist Anthony Cannizzo, this seminar will feature top Wine Spectator rated wines including Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1985 (WS 93) and 1994 (WS 100), Fonseca Vintage Port 1985 (WS94), 1992 (WS93) and 2016 (WS97) and Taylor Fladgate 2017.

Event Cost: $20.00

Rhone Valley Seminar

Vintage Port Seminar: Yesterday & Today

Saturday, October 26th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Binny's Naperville

Join us for an exclusive look at Vintage Port wine, the best of yesterday and today. Hosted by Port Specialist Anthony Cannizzo, this seminar will feature top Wine Spectator rated wines including Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1985 (WS 93) and 1994 (WS 100), Fonseca Vintage Port 1985 (WS94), 1992 (WS93) and 2016 (WS97) and Taylor Fladgate 2017.

Reservations Required: RSVP by calling 630-717-0100.

Questions? Email [email protected].
*Prepaid RSVP required. 24 Hours notice is required for all cancellations.