Summer is being outside. Wearing short-sleeved, collared shirts that wick away moisture. Sipping superpremium imported French vodka. Veering across extremes – the frustration of slicing into a parking lot to the elation of crushing a 300 yard drive. So I’ve heard. Also driving those little carts. Summer is golf.
Grey Goose is again offering you the chance to score one free round of golf when you purchase a 750mL or larger bottle of any of their fine vodkas. You might have heard about it on 670 The Score. To redeem, buy a bottle of Grey Goose, pick a golf course, and then fill out the form and mail it in. You’ll get one complimentary round of golf per foursome, good for 18 holes plus a cart. Just watch for the official rebates on bottles of Grey Goose at a Binny’s near you, or click here for more info on participating courses and to download the mail-in rebate and complete terms & conditions.
More info and participating courses after the jump…
Here’s a great Father’s Day gift idea. A limited edition wine has been bottled commemorating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field! And this Saturday – only at Binny’s – is your chance to get this special bottle autographed by Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins. Fine Print after the jump.
Fergie Jenkins Bottle Signing
Binny’s Highland Park
Saturday, June 7, 11-2
Father’s Day means more opportunities to get your custom message engraved on a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label for free. That is, the etching is free, not the Blue Label. You still have to pay for the Blue Label.
Locations and times after the jump…
3D ice cubes rock.
Hot in the news: powdered alcohol.
Lagunitas in Chicago? Their first batch was bottled this month!
Thoughtful reflection on the job of the wine critic, by Asimov.
IPA, stout, and lager lollipops? Of course.
Other flavors include cocktails, wine, sriracha bacon. Blue cheese.
This story with Jim Koch has raised some eyebrows.
In short, he suggests you eat yeast in yogurt to not get drunk.
If you have Parker access, absolutely read Neal Martin’s Bordeaux 2013 report.
The cutest beer story in years.
Last night, Binny’s hosted World of Whiskies 2014, the best whiskey event of the year, and it was a bigger success than ever. You know the story: we get a bunch of the most innovative and exciting spirits producers (no, it’s not just whiskey) together under one roof to show their latest and greatest.
One very special feature of last night’s event was the release of Four Kings Bourbon. You’ve heard of it, right? It’s a collaborative bottling from Few, MRDC, Journeyman and Corsair. This limited edition whiskey is only available at a handful of Chicago hotspots including Fountainhead and Delilah’s, and only available for purchase at a Binny’s location near you. This stuff won’t last, so head in and grab your bottle soon.
The other real star of the night – if we can be so bold – is the newly expanded Binny’s Lincoln Park. Guests were blown away by our newly expanded location, including the Champagne Depot and Lincoln Park Tasting Room. We knew we had something great, but there’s just something special about witnessing honest reactions to the location. Binny’s Lincoln Park – Seeing is Believing.
Pictures tell a better story than words, so click through for more pics of the event, and check out even more pics on this gallery on the Binny’s Facebook Page.
How do you celebrate the expansion of the area’s largest wine, spirits and beer superstore? By inviting an industry legend to host the festivities.
Binny’s Lincoln Park Tasting Room
Ribbon Cutting & Toast with
Jim Koch of Boston Brewing Company
Tuesday, April 8 from 6-8:30pm
An Open-House Event
More details after the jump…
Summer is coming, and that means that spirits companies are doing their best to get you out on the golf course. For free. Isn’t summer great? This year, the first to the tee is Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. The offer starts today and runs through August. It’s easy, and it works like this:
1) Find a specially marked bottle of Gosling’s at a Binny’s near you. Watch for the uniquely coded promotional bottle necker. It looks like that graphic over on the right.
2) Head to goslingsgolfexperience.com and input your unique code. You’ll have to give a little more info, then print and mail in your Claim Form, along with proof of purchase and all that stuff.
3) You’ll then receive an email with a link where you can pick out your favorite course and get your free golf voucher. Just make sure to use it before December 31, 2014.
They’re calling it their “Never stop. Never settle.” campaign, showcasing the story of legendary motorist Sir Malcolm Campbell’s historic breaking of nine land speed records in the 1920′s and 30′s. Considering the spirit of the campaign, I have to wonder if Sir Malcolm Campbell’s iconic racecar had brakes.
See, Campbell was the kind of thrill seeker who broke land speed record after land speed record. Campbell, as it turns out, was also famous for being one of the few land speed record holders who did not die in a firey auto crash. He had a series of cars, all called “Blue Bird,” and Hennessy is touring a 24 foot replica of one of these fast, fast cars across America.
Binny’s Lincoln Park
Friday, April 25th, 4-7 pm
Binny’s Evergreen Park
Sunday, April 27th, 1-3 pm
Along with the car and a timeline of Campbell’s accomplishments, Hennessy is showcasing samples of signature cocktails featuring Hennessy. Plus, this is your chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a trip to France, including stops at the Hennessy Distillery in Cognac and the Formula 1 Academy in Nice. If you can’t make it to the event, participate by tweeting @HennessyUS with the hashtag #wildrabbitchase.
Now, and artist’s rendering of the tour:
We’re back, flying quickly and pouring smally. Catching up:
You read a tantalizing wine review. Eric Asimov explains why we may not have it.
The story of phylloxera, infographic style.
How to write misleading headlines: “Gadget … Turns Water Into Wine,”
… Actually turns water, grape concentrate and yeast into wine, which isn’t so great.
Still, three days is impressive.
Remember these Girl Scout Cookies inspired beer flavors?
Now there are Girl Scout Cookie bourbon pairings.
Token story about how wine is good for your health.
Token story about creepy ingredients in wine.
A device to break your phone-checking habit at the bar.
Woah, that was the longest Quick Flights ever. …Thoughts?
Yeah, it’s a thing. And it’s Thursday, March 27. As if we really need an excuse to talk whiskey. Especially on an international scale.
Then again, it is an excuse to talk whiskey. And the day was started in honor of esteemed whiskey writer Michael Jackson, and we do have a lot of respect for that guy. And the whole thing is to raise money for a good cause. So here’s what we’re going to do:
INTERNATIONAL WHISKEY DAY
WHISKEY HOTLINE TWEETUP
Thursday, March 27, 3-4 pm CST