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.
Exploring California's Heritage with Katie Bundschu
Thursday, February 27th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Binny's Highland Park
In 1658 Jacob Gundlach purchased 400 acres of land and established what we know today as Gundlach Bundschu Winery. For over 160 years, their family has farmed the land and created some of California's most treasured wines. Join Katie Bundschu, sixth generation vintner, to learn of her pride in her family history and hear tales of their dedication and resolve throughout the years. Taste the diverse wines of Gundlach Bundschu, and discover how a 160 year-old winery continues to innovate and connect while still honoring its values and heritage.
Event Cost: $15.00
Italian Wine Seminar
Thursday, March 5th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Binny's Arlington Heights
Join Binny's and Kim Johnson of Montcalm Imports for a seated 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.
Event Cost: $10.00
Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Seminar with Véronique Drouhin-Boss
Wednesday, March 11th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Binny's Chicago - Lincoln Park
Meet fourth-generation winemaker of the Drouhin family, Véronique Drouhin-Boss. In 1986, she graduated from the University of Dijon with an advanced degree in enology, and decided to venture to Oregon to expand her experience and learn more about the fledgling industry that was beginning to take root in the Willamette Valley. Véronique has crafted every vintage produced at Domaine Drouhin Oregon since their first vintage in 1988, returning to Oregon every year to capture the essence of what nature provides in their unique estate vineyards. She now also oversees the winemaking at Maison Joseph Drouhin in Burgundy. Join us for a special chance to taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from terroirs on both sides of the Atlantic, including Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Roserock, Joseph Drouhin, and Drouhin Vaudon. Reservations are required.
Event Cost: $25.00
Wine 101 Seminar
Tuesday, March 24th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Binny's Evergreen Park
This introductory wine class is for beginners, veterans looking for a refresher, and everyone in between. Learn about the basics of winemaking, how to taste, what makes a region unique, and explore a selection of wines from the most popular regions in this casual but focused tasting. Seating is limited, reservations are required.
Event Cost: $10.00