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Industry Mondays at the Music Box: More Malty Matinees

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Belgian beer importers Vanberg & DeWulf are continuing their series of industry afternoons at the Music Box Theater into the fall. That means more good beer, classic films and industry camaraderie, only now it’s on Mondays.

 

Again, 2pm matinee screenings each month. Binny’s guys will be on hand, along with reps from Wirtz and Vanberg & Dewulf, to talk beer. And if you fall in love with the samples we’re pouring, all are available at Binny’s every day. The invite extends to anyone in the food and beverage industry, their friends, and others who wouldn’t mind hanging out with such a motley crew on a Monday afternoon.

 

Check out Music Box Theater’s site for more info about the events and films.

 

 

THE SCHEDULE

 

Monday, September 16 – SOMM

Beer Pairing: Vicaris Generaal

 

Monday, October 21 – Hey Bartender

Beer Pairing: Dupont Monk’s Stout plus a special beer cocktail.

 

Monday, November 18 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Beer Pairing: LAVA

 

By the way, find out more about Vanburg & DeWulf’s great import portfolio here, and find all the beers they import at Binny’s.


Hartford Court Wine Dinner at Shaw’s Crab House

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Shaw's Crab HouseHere’s a great opportunity to enjoy a specially curated dinner paired with world-class wines. It’s at Shaw’s Crab House. I ate there once. It was nice, and I would recommend it. I learned to stop worrying and love oysters.

 

This dinner features Certified Wine Educator and Hartford Family Winery’s Senior Vice President Thomas Rozner, plus the cooking of Shaw’s Chef Arnulfo Tellez. Binny’s guys will be on hand to talk wine, and of course, collect your wine orders. The full menu:

 

 

Hartford Court Wine Dinner

$75 per person

Thursday, September 19 6:30 pm

Reservations 312.527.2722

 

Reception

Watch Hill Oysters on the Half Shell
2011 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay

 

Course One

Sweet Corn and Maine Lobster Potage
2010 Hartford Court Stone Cote Chardonnay

 

Course Two

Spiced Almond Crusted Wild King Salmon
Comarative Pinot Noir Tasting
2009 Hartford Court Court MacLeans Block Pinot Noir
2011 Hartford Court Land’s Edge Pinot Noir

 

Course Three

New York Strip Steak
2011 Hartford Court Highwire Single Vineyard Zinfandel

 

Course Four

Michigan Apple Crumble
Shaw’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

 


Binny’s New Brew: Theakston Old Peculier

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Whether you’re new to imported beer or a big fan, you’ll enjoy Roger’s take on this London brew.

 

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Theakston Old Peculier

 

How does it taste?
Old Ales are all about the malt profile. This one bursts with the flavors of toffee and molasses, and is accented by notes of dates, figs and plums. It finishes with an extremely subtle lactic tartness which helps keep the sweetness in balance.

 

On a scale from 1-5, how would you rate it and why?
Five. This is the quintessential English Old Ale. After a long hiatus it’s finally back in the US! It’s what the style should be and is an excellent value.

 
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Pics from September 2013 Taste at the Track

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This past weekend, a couple thousand handsome and enthusiastic wine fans joined us for prerecorded music played by a live DJ, amazing weather that we’re totally taking credit for, delicious foods provided by top area restaurants, and of course, the heart-pumping thrill of live horse racing. Thanks to everyone who came out!

 

Check out these pics of the event – there’s a bunch more after the jump, plus a whole album of pics from the afternoon on this Facebook album. Check it out, and tag all your friends!

 

We’re looking forward to another great Taste at the Track event in the spring – hope to see you there! By the way, we’re always trying to make this event even better, and we’d love your feedback! Leave a comment here on the Binny’s Blog, or send us an email at wine@binnys.com.

 

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Mangria: Now Available at Binny’s

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It’s true, Mangria by Adam Carolla is now available at Binny’s! But wait, we have even more good news. He’ll be making an appearance at The South Loop Tasting Room on September 28th. Be sure to stop by to get a special autographed bottle of Mangria and meet the comedian, media superstar and talking head!

 

Binny’s South Loop
Saturday, September 28th at 3pm
Meet and Greet with Adam Carolla


Quick Flight, Small Pours

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MillerCoors, Environmentalists.

 

Hello Kitty Beer. Kotaku, The Daily Meal reporting.

We don’t have it, but we did taste Hello Kitty sparkling wine a while back.

 

Beers preferred by cheating husbands.

What does Guinness have in common with Audi and Banana Republic?

 

Dimo’s has Malort pizza.

Why didn’t we think of that?

 

Can drinking wine reduce depression?

Conflicting with decades of research, new study says it might.

 

Thoughts?

 


Enjoy the Fruits of Summer: Watermelon Squeeze

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Summer is coming to an end this Labor Day weekend, but it seems as if the summer heat is not ready to fade away. Stay cool by mixing up this refreshing cocktail for you and your pals. Trust us, they’ll love it.

 

Watermelon Squeeze

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Ingredients:
3 oz Smirnoff Watermelon
2 oz Watermelon Puree
2 oz Sprite

 

Simple Steps:
Mix ingredients and pour over ice. Enjoy with slices of freshly cut watermelon!

 

 
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Enjoy the Fruits of Summer: Lemonade Punch

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When life gives you lemons, make this cocktail.

 

Seriously, though. It’s sweet, fresh and easy to make for a large group or for just yourself! The Lemon Q Tonic is the perfect amount of extra lemon flavoring and that extra scoop of sugar? Well, that’s just optional. (But we recommend it.)

 

Lemonade Punch

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Ingredients:
3 oz Dude Vodka
2 oz Lemon Q Tonic
1/2 Squeezed Lemon
Teaspoon of Sugar
 

Simple Steps:
Pour vodka and tonic over ice and stir in sugar. Squeeze the lemon in and enjoy!

 

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Cupcake Vineyards Truck Tour At Binny’s!

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Calling all Cupcake Vineyard fans: The Cupcake Truck Tour will host events at a few Binny’s locations. Enjoy complimentary cupcake treats, wine tastings and more on the following dates and times:

 

Binny’s Lincoln Park
Wednesday, September 4th, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Binny’s Glen Ellyn
Wednesday, September 18th, 2:00-4:00pm

 

Binny’s Naperville
Saturday, September 28th, 12:00-2:00pm

 

Share your Cupcake Vineyard Truck Tour photos with us via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the #CupcakeTruckTour hashtag!

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Enjoy the Fruits of Summer: Orange Crush

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Say hello to the new Mimomsa. This fresh mix of citrus and bubbles will have you mixing up another batch before you’re done with the first. The brut is the perfect finish on this refreshing, morning treat!

 

Orange Crush

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Ingredients:
3 oz Grey Goose l’Orange Vodka
2 oz Stirrings Simple Blood Orange Martini
2 oz Mionetto Prosecco Brut
Orange for garnish

 

Simple Steps:
Mix vodka and Stirrings Martini Mix. Then add the bubbles and garnish with an orange.
 

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