The weekend has arrived, and more likely than not, you will probably enjoy some vino with dinner. If you're the type to choose a wine based on the look of the bottle (guilty as charged), or the color ("I'll take the white one!"), let us make a suggestion.
While we absolutely love the food at BIN 36, we immediately think of the River North restaurant as a destination to get a glass of really great wine — with expert advice to go along with it. In fact, you need not have a full-blown meal here. Just position yourself at the bar with a cheese platter and start grilling the staff about the myriad of vintages available.
But why not learn a few fermentation factoids yourself? It's time for another season of BIN School classes, which begins this Sunday with the basics: Wine 101 — Getting Friendly With Your Bottle. Wine Director Brian Duncan will teach you everything from the nitty-gritty of the different types of grapes to how to read a wine bottle. Of course, there will be tastings just to make sure you're really, um, soaking up all the fabulous info.
The cost of the class is $45 per person and takes place in BIN 36's Loft space. Come early, or stay late and receive 20% off dinner the day of the class. Space is limited, so reserve your spot on the BIN 36 website.
BIN 36, 339 North Dearborn Street (at Hubbard), 312-755-9463.
Photo: Courtesy of Bin 36