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.
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.
SOLD OUT - 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.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Living the Italian Lifestyle with Guest Lecturer Francesco Zonin
Tuesday, October 23rd | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
With seven generations of wine making in Northern Italy behind the Zonin family, Francesco Zonin knows how to give us a taste of the Italian lifestyle we're all searching for. With seven estates joined under the Zonin name, Francesco will teach us not just about the culture surrounding the Veneto and their famous Prosecco, but throughout the peninsula. Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening of wine, food, culture, and, of course, education.
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 630-717-0100.
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.
Creating California's 'Own Grape' with Joel Peterson of Once & Future
Thursday, November 8th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Binny's Downers Grove
In the 1970's Joel Peterson set out to raise the bar for quality of California Zinfandel. While proud of his Ravenswood legacy, Joel Peterson has decided after nearly 45 years in the wine business to return to his roots with Once & Future, a nod to the original vision Joel had for Ravenswood so many years ago – a small project specializing in wines from unique, older vineyards, made with a sensitivity to place and in a style that he personally loves and believes in. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of California's most iconic wine makers and hear all about his new and exciting project.
Reservations Required RSVP by calling 630-705-9463.
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.