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.


Old World vs New World Wine Seminar
Old World vs New World Wine Seminar
Monday, March 5th 6-8PM
Binny's Bloomington

Old World? New World? You see and hear these terms used, but what do they really mean? Join us to go in depth on this classic debate. We'll help you become a true wine expert.
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 309-661-0845.


Pure Chardonnay with guest lecturer Didier Seguier
Pure Chardonnay with guest lecturer Didier Seguier
Wednesday, March 7th 6-8PM
Binny's Lakeview

The Chablis region is world renown for providing benchmark expressions of pure, unadulterated, unoaked Chardonnay. Didier Seguier, winemaker for William Fevre, has specialized in cool climate whites after an extensive career working all over France. Through the lens of Fevre selections, Seguier will take us through the soils, vineyards, and quality levels that give Chablis its distinct characteristic and stellar reputation as the purest expression of Chardonnay on the planet. Special Chablisienne bites will be paired as well.
Event Cost: $15.00 
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 773-935-9400.


Bonny Doon Seminar with Randall Grahm
Bonny Doon Seminar with Randall Grahm
Wednesday, March 7th 6:30-8:30PM
Binny's Lincoln Park

Meet winemaking icon Randall Grahm. Hear his story as you taste through several of his newest releases.
Event Cost: $20.00 
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.


Binny’s Continuing EducationStouts for St. Patrick’s Daywith Resident Lecturer and Certified Cicerone® Roger Adamson
Stouts for St. Patrick’s Day
with Resident Lecturer and Certified Cicerone® Roger Adamson

Thursday, March 8th 6:30-8PM
Binny's Lincoln Park

Skip the green beer this year and pour yourself a proper pint of stout. Join resident lecturer and Certified Cicerone® Roger Adamson for a celebration of Ireland’s favorite ale. Is Guinness a “light” beer? What’s a milk stout? What does nitro mean? Come taste your way through a variety of stouts from both the U.S. and Ireland - all secrets will be revealed.
Event Cost: $10.00 
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.


A Rare Taste of Ireland’s Best
A Rare Taste of Ireland’s Best
Thursday, March 14th 6-7:30PM
Binny's Lincoln Park

Join Pernod Ricard Irish Whiskey Ambassador Jenna Murray as she guides you on a journey through pure pot still whiskies from the Midleton distillery. Pure pot still whiskies are made with a combination of malted and unmalted barley and are known for their fuller body and spicier profile than the usual Irish blends. Jenna will be pouring a variety of whiskies from Redbreast, Yellow Spot and even Midleton Very Rare.
Event Cost: $10.00 
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.


Brunello Breakdown with guest lecturer Gianlorenzo Neri
Brunello Breakdown with guest lecturer Gianlorenzo Neri
Friday, March 16th 6:30-8PM
Binny's Lakeview

We're excited to welcome Gianlorenzo Neri, next generation at the helm of iconic Brunello producer Casanova di Neri, to teach us the rich history and tradition of Brunello through the lens of his wines. After a detailed inspection of the landscape, vineyards, production methods, and style you'll feel more confident and cultured all the same time!
Event Cost: $10.00 
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 773-935-9400.


Ramey Wine Cellars Wine Seminar
Ramey Wine Cellars Wine Seminar
Thursday, March 29th 6:30-8PM
Binny's Bloomingdale

California month continues! Silas Rushton, Central US Sales Manager for Ramey Wine Cellars will present a range of wines (including single vineyard bottlings) and discuss this iconic Napa Valley estate.
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 630-671-3860.


Cabernet Sauvignon Seminar
Cabernet Sauvignon Seminar
Monday, April 9th 6-8PM
Binny's Bloomington

Join us as we dive into what makes this noble grape so popular. We will sample a selection of cabernet's from all across the world. Regions will include California, Australia, South America and France.
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 309-661-0845.


German Wine Seminar
German Wine Seminar
Thursday, April 19th 6:30-8PM
Binny's Bloomingdale

Guest instructors Elke Girresch of Rudi Wiest Selections and Paul Cutler of Maverick Wine Company will take us through Germany this month. With 2016 being of excellent quality, now is a great time to dive deeper into this fascinating and complex wine region.
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 630-671-3860.


Merlot Seminar
Merlot Seminar
Monday, May 21st 6-8PM
Binny's Bloomington

Had enough of mediocre Merlot? Well it's time to bring back Merlot in style. Join us for an exciting BLIND tasting event where we'll showcase just how spectacular Merlot can be.
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 309-661-0845.


Cigar Seminar
Cigar Seminar
Thursday, June 14th 6:30-8PM
Binny's Bloomingdale

Jack Spethmann, Assistant Cigar Buyer for Binny's, will conduct a Seed to Shelf cigar seminar as part of our Father's Day celebration. He'll also discuss the differences in regional productions, give an update on Cuba, and provide an overview on where the cigar industry is going.
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 630-671-3860.


South American Wine Seminar - The Icons of the Andes
South American Wine Seminar - The Icons of the Andes
Thursday, July 19th 6:30-8PM
Binny's Bloomingdale

Taste some amazing wines from both sides of the Andes Mountains and learn about the differences and similarities between wines from Chile and Argentina! Susan Greve, Regional Manager for TGIC Importers, will present a seminar on the Icons of the Andes, a look at the best wines coming from South America.
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 630-671-3860.

Questions? Email Comments@binnys.com.
*Prepaid RSVP required. 24 Hours notice is required for all cancellations.
 

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