Wild red and black orchard fruit, a dash of exotic spices, and if you’re lucky a bloom of roses in the finish – all you will find in a glass of finely crafted pinot noir. Burgundy is the benchmark. Yet a number of regions throughout the world yield fine expressions that can stand shoulder to shoulder with anything from France. Here are 10 riveting examples that display all the flavors found in fine pinot noir, all from sites other than Burgundy.
Binny’s Lincolnwood is now open! Come shop the 30,000 square foot store which features a 23 door beer cooler, many aisles filled with your favorite wine, spirits, and beer, a walk-in humidor, a high-end spirits room, and a wine cellar. We love the high ceilings and beautiful layout – and we’re positive you will, too! Grand Opening tasting info and more below.
7175 N. Lincoln Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Binny’s Lincolnwood is almost here! We’ve dotted our i and added bubbles to our y. The 30,000 square foot store features a 23 door beer cooler, aisles filled with your favorite wine, spirits, and beer, a walk-in humidor, a high-end spirits room, and a wine cellar. Keep an eye here for more details on an opening date, grand opening events and more! For now, here are a few pictures of what we’ve been working on.
7175 N. Lincoln Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Blackwell Rum is one of our new favorite Jamaican rums to hit the shelf. It has a light body, but carries a strong kick of tropical flavors. The ginger beer adds a refreshing spice to the sweet flavors in the rum. Protip – let the pineapple soak in the rum before using as a garnish.
The wait is over. Solemn Oath six packs have finally arrived. Tucked away in a small Naperville business park, Solemn Oath Brewery has been steadily growing over the last four years, brewing everything from resin-drenched IPAs to big spicy Belgian ales, and a handful of incredible barrel aged brews in-between. Along with their ever expanding fan base, we rejoiced as they made the jump from draft-only to packaging a variety of bomber bottles, decorated with some mesmerizing artwork. While their sharp packaging defiantly caught our attention, it’s the consistently high quality of the liquid inside that keeps us excited to try their newest creations.
Photo courtesy of Solemn Oath Brewery
Celebrate the launch of Solemn Oath’s latest brews in cans and meet the brothers behind the Naperville-based brewery, Joe and John Barley. Come with questions for the Solemn Oath team, grab an autograph and taste a few of their beers. This is one meet and greet you will not want to miss. RSVP instructions below.
Wine enthusiasts are likely familiar with the GSMs and shiraz wines from the sun-drenched vineyards of the Barossa Valley. Western Australia’s Margaret River is also a source for exceptional wines. Its sunny summers and trouble free growing seasons yield stunning chardonnays, sauvignon blancs, and cabernet sauvignons. Here are some highlights, from both the Barossa Valley and the Margaret River, all ready to enjoy tonight.
Goose Island Four Star Pils
Aiming to quench a growing thirst for more sessionable brews, many craft breweries are taking their stab at an old world classic. The refreshing simplicity of a well-made Pilsner ironically makes it one of the most difficult beers to brew. Goose Island’s Four Star Pils is built around a unique combination of both new and old world hops. It’s crisp and clean with a finish that is both citrusy and herbaceous.
Goose Island Green Line
The wait is finally over! Until now, Goose Island’s wildly popular Green Line Pale Ale has only been available on draft. This well-balanced American pale features flavors of toasted malt alongside a citrusy hop profile with just a touch of pine.
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Meet Chicago forward, Dennis Rasmussen at Binny’s courtesy of Bud Light! He’ll sign autographs, pose for pictures and talk hockey. Members of the Bud Light Ice Crew will also be there giving away a pair of tickets to an upcoming Blackhawks game and free swag.
Binny’s Evergreen Park
Friday, February 26th
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Doors are now open at Binny’s Mokena! Come on by, check out what’s in store and get your weekend necessities. Save the date for our Grand Opening celebrations on Saturday, February 27th. More info below.
Since its introduction in 2007, the elusive Citra Hop has been in high demand and low supply. Brewers lucky enough to get their hands on some have made some amazing beers. Originally known as HBC 394 cv, Citra is aptly named, imparting fresh citrus aromas and flavors, plus a variety of tropical fruit notes. Not just delicious on its own, Citra is a team player that works beautifully with other hops, too. Check out these delicious brews showcasing the flavors of this hot, hip hop.