Tastings & Classes >>WINE TASTINGS

California

Thursday, August 6

6-8pm

More than likely, you and your crew need some well-structured reds and fruity lush whites, right? We’ll be featuring wines from many of the premier wine growing regions in the United States, so stop by and taste some great new world wines. Tickets are $29.

Sketches of Spain

Thursday, August 13

6-8pm

Think of Spain and a couple of things probably spring to mind right away: Tempranillo, Cava, Sherry and matadors. And sure, these are all wonderful hallmarks of Iberian culture. But Spain has so much more to offer. From the crisp and refreshing whites of the Costa Verde to the grand and gregarious reds of the Ribera del Duero, Spain is a treasure trove of diverse and exciting wines, including remarkable bargains and world class wines alike. Tickets are $19.

Washington and Oregon

Thursday, August 20

6-8pm

Versatile landscapes and diverse climates are conducive to growing a myriad of vines and producing a wide range of wine styles. You’ll discover whites both crisp and lush as well as reds that are light-bodied and elegant to dense and ripe. Expect to taste Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Washington State Cabernet and more! Tickets are $29.

Portugal

Thursday, August 27

6-8pm

Portugal is no longer just the land of fortified wines. From light and crisp Vinho Verde to powerful table ready Touriga Nacional, this country's reputation as a "one-trick pony" couldn't be further from the truth. Join us, and experience the depth of Portugal's portfolio. Tickets are $19.

Exciting New Arrivals

Thursday, September 3

6-8pm

Everyone loves an old standby, but sometimes it’s nice to broaden your horizons, and your palate. Join us for a tasting of some of our new favorites; hopefully they’ll become yours, too. Tickets are $19.

Nebbiolo

Thursday, September 10

6-8pm

The Prince of Piemonte is our guest of honor for this tasting. Experience the elegant layers and intricate nuances of Nebbiolo from charming entry level versions to the profound Barolo and Barbaresco. You'll see why this is unmistakeably Italian yet often compared to top notch Burgundy. Tickets are $29

Showdown at the BIN! Old World vs. New World

Thursday, September 17

6-8pm

A pour for pour, grape for grape showdown of the two "worlds" of wine. With differing attitudes and approaches to wine making the Old and New World can make very different wines from the same grapes. One relies on tradition, the other on innovation, and both can be undeniably persuasive. Stop in to discover which "world" you belong in. Tickets are $19.

Tasting for Minerals

Thursday, September 24

6-8pm

Mineral content in the soil is an aspect of Terroir that plays an undeniable, and identifiable, role in any wine's texture and expression. We'll showcase white and red wines to help you identify and appreciate the Minerals! Tickets are $29

Best Bargains

Thursday, October 1

6-8pm

Who says you have to shell out big bucks for a killer bottle of grape juice? Join us for a fresh batch of wines that will impress your palate without burdening your budget. Tickets are $19

Zip, Zing, Zin-fandel!

Thursday, October 8

6-8pm

Zinfandel is a grape recognized as unique to California, though eventually discovered to be genetically linked to Primitivo which is found in Italy's Puglia region. In California it flourishes and has become an American icon. This tasting will please those palates preferring big, bold and spicy red wines. Tickets are $19.

Alsatian Allure

Thursday, October 15

6-8pm

Said to make wine with the perfection of Germany and the passion of France, Alsace produces many of the world's most extraordinary white wines. Varietals that withstand a challenging climate become wines built to match a hearty cuisine and show gracefully year round. We'll showcase, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and more. Tickets are $19

Profound Pinot Noir

Thursday, October 22

6-8pm

Pinot Noir can be a finicky grape to grow, but the results are worth the effort and dedication. Explore the many shades of this Burgundian-born wonder, from its French homeland to Northern Italy to California and beyond. Come see how this noble grape excels in telling the story of where it was grown. Tickets are $29

Scary Good Wines: BLIND!

Thursday, October 29

6-8pm

It's the time of the season for ghouls, goblins and shrouds of mystery! And, since we like to celebrate Halloween how we celebrate every holiday, with wine, we're hosting a blind tasting! Come see how good your palate is while enjoying a flight of frighteningly good wines. Tickets are $19

Rhone Valley Vines

Thursday, November 5

6-8pm

The Rhone Valley is a warm region in southern France that produces some truly spectacular wines. We will focus our attention on the different appellations of the northern and southern Rhone while tasting a variety of whites and reds, such as Cotes-du-Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and more! Tickets are $29

Napa Valley Variations

Thursday, November 12

6-8pm

Join us to taste through the hallmark wine region of North America. You'll taste both whites and reds but the lineup will naturally lean toward the reds. Come see how California's famed appellation is developing Tickets are $29

Beaujolais Nouveau, C’est Arrivé!

Thursday, November 19

All Day!

Beaujolais Nouveau, C’est Arrivé! The traditional first new harvest wines are released every year on the 3rd Thursday in November. We invite you to stop by the BIN to join in the celebration and taste these light and delightful French wines. Complimentary tasting all day, stop by when you can.

Sinlge Malt Scotch

Thursday, December 3

6-8pm

Join us for a night of high octane fun as we traipse and taste through the crown jewel of malt whiskey. We will be showcasing a range of rare single malts from all over Scotland. Tickets are $35 with a $25 store credit towards featured bottles.

Flight of Fancies!

Thursday, December 10

6-8pm

We will be pouring a top-shelf flight of high-quality wines to prove that you really do get what you pay for. This is your chance to try that special bottle you've been eyeing for your next celebration, to sneak peek a few gems before you restock your cellar, or just finally be able to say, "Yeah, I had that." Tickets are $45.

Bubble Bath

Thursday, December 17
Sparkling wines are fun, festive, and appropriate at any hour of the day or night! Join us for this tasting to experience a selection of sparkling wines from around the world: Champagne, Italy, Spain, and the USA – let the bubbles flow! Tickets are $29.
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Thursday, August 6

6-8pm

California

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Saturday, August 8

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Binology 101: The Basics of Wine Tasting

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Thursday, August 13

6-8pm

Sketches of Spain

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New Arrival

2012 Lenne "LeNez" Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton

$34.99/bottle or $349.90/case of 12

Soft and rich, the 2012 vintage in Oregon's Willamette Valley produced wines with generous fruit profiles and immediate accessibility. Deftly balanced, concentrated flavors of plum, black cherry, anise and mocha are beautifully woven together before pleasant mid-palate grip and a lingering, fine-grained tannic structure round things out.