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Barrel to Bottle Episode 74: Fire and IcePosted: February 18, 2019|Categories: Wine
Winter keeps holding on in Chicago, so we're talking about wine perfect for the weather: mulled wine and ice wine. Part one: Fire. Mulled wine is a style that includes glogg and Glühwein - spiced wine traditionally served warm. The Barrel to Bottle team tastes Glunz Glogg and St. Christopher Gluhwein as examples. Part two: IOce. Ice wine is a dessert style where grapes reach extreme ripeness by hanging late into the season. The team compares Jackson Estate Vidal Ice Wine to Huia Botrytis Riesling. Stick around for the Q&A segment, when the team answers your question about different kinds of glassware.
Bourbon Women Night Handpick 2019Posted: February 15, 2019|Categories: Spirits
If you've attend Bourbon Women Night before, welcome back! If you're new to the event - let's catch you up. Bourbon Women Night is an event fully centered around the female leaders in the spirits industry. Each year, we host distillers, owners, master tasters, barrel warehouse managers, blenders, global ambassadors, sales leads, mixologists and the list goes on and on. These women make up a small, but mighty chunk of the spirits world. They have helped to improve the industry, experimented with new mash bills, created new barrel aging techniques and much, much more - but most importantly - they have created an influence on many spirit drinkers.
Barrel to Bottle Bonus Episode: Wine Expo PreviewPosted: February 14, 2019
Tickets are available now for the 2019 WINE EXPO. In this special bonus episode, the Barrel to Bottle team is joined by Barb Steadman, Assistant Director of Wine Sales at Binny's, who covers highlights from the Wine Expo - stuff like guided tours, seminars, the rose garden, a special VIP room, and a bunch more. Plus, the B2B team calls up the newest wine critic to write for robertparker.com, Anthony Mueller. Anthony shares his take on last year's Expo, and previews the seminar he is hosting at this year's Expo. Plus, the Barrel to Bottle team answers questions recorded live at last year's event. This year's big event is happening on Saturday, April 6th at Arlington International Racecourse. Get more info here.
Barrel to Bottle Episode 73: The GlenAllachie is Finally HerePosted: February 11, 2019|Categories: Spirits
Despite being constructed in the 1960’s, the only way to get a taste of GlenAllachie over the last half-century was through rare independent bottlings or as a component in favorite blended Scotch. That’s all changing with new ownership, and Binny’s is excited to share the new OB GlenAllachie bottlings. Noted Distillery personality David Keir offers the Barrel to Bottle team an insider’s view of the distillery and offers a taste of the new GlenAllachie lineup. Stick around for the Q&A segment, when the team answers your question about how tariffs affect the whiskey trade, both locally and internationally.
Valentine's Day Wine Suggestions Featured on WGN RadioPosted: February 06, 2019|Categories: Wine
There's no need to break the bank this Valentine's Day. Treat yourself to more than one bottle of wine for your special celebration. Check out our wine education coordinator Kristen's top picks for Valentine's Day below - as featured on WGN radio.
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