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.


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.


The Willamette Valley: Where Noble Cool Climate Grapes Reign
The Willamette Valley: Where Noble Cool Climate Grapes Reign
with guest lecturer Maria Ponzi, Director of Winemaking at Ponzi Vineyards

Thursday, April 25th 6-8PM
Binny's Chicago - Lincoln Park

Over the past 50 years, Oregon’s Willamette Valley has established itself as a world-renowned region for producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Explore what makes the region ideal for growing these noble grapes. Second-generation vintner Anna Maria Ponzi presents current releases of these classic cool-climate varietals from Ponzi Vineyards, a pioneering Oregon winery.
Event Cost: $15.00 
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.


Rosé Seminar
Rosé Seminar
Thursday, May 3rd 6:30-8PM
Binny's Des Plaines

As Summer approaches, join us for a discussion on the fascinating world of Rosé. We will enjoy delicious varieties from around the world and cover topics including how rose gets its pink color, the most popular grapes used, and Rosé's most revered regions.
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 847-956-1000.


Blending for Balance with guest lecturer Todd Graff of Frank Family Vineyards
Blending for Balance with guest lecturer Todd Graff of Frank Family Vineyards
Thursday, May 10th 6-8PM
Binny's Chicago - Lincoln Park

Todd Graff knows nuance. Nuances not only in wine, but in soil, climate, and aspect. Join us as Todd walks you through the art of blending Chardonnay from various micro-climates, clones, and ripeness levels. He'll teach you about the various factors that impact the style of his wines, as well as tasting through the broader lineup and sparkling wine, red, and white. Not to be missed.
Event Cost: $15.00 
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.


Bottles & Bouquets: Flowers Winery Seminar and Floral Arranging Experience
Bottles & Bouquets: Flowers Winery Seminar and Floral Arranging Experience
Saturday, May 12th 1:30-3:30PM
Binny's Chicago - Lincoln Park

While enjoying a glass of wine, we often comment on the aromas or 'bouquet', just like we would for a lovely floral arrangement. We thought, why not have the best of both worlds?! We called upon one of our favorite local florists to lead us in a flower demonstration while Flowers Winery from the Sonoma Coast shows us that wine tasting can be just as artful. Join us for a special afternoon of Wine & Flowers, a perfect arrangement.
Event Cost: $25.00 (includes floral arrangement)  
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.


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.


Sake Seminar with Tona Palomino
Saké Seminar with Tona Palomino
Tuesday, June 19th 7-9PM
Binny's Evergreen Park

Come in to explore the world of saké! Enjoy an informative sit down seminar with Saké Specialist Tona Palomino. Learn about the different styles and production techinques that make this beverage so special!
Event Cost: $20.00 
*Reservations Required RSVP by calling 708-237-7660.


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.


Bordeaux Seminar
Bordeaux Seminar
Thursday, October 18th 6:30-8PM
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.

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

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