1. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Moroccan-Style Spiced Lamb Chops

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Moroccan-Style Spiced Lamb Chops

    The Moroccan spice in question has a hint of heat but is mostly about warm, aromatic and complex flavors that echo the spice notes inherent in many wines from Ribera del Duero. They can certainly be served as a main course with a charmoula sauce, cous cous and perhaps some roasted vegetables but they also make great appetizers with the bones as built-in handles. Have your butcher french them down to the eye or do it yourself if you are handy with a knife. You can use pre-ground spices but if you want the best flavor, start with whole spices and grind them yourself. These are easy, flavorful and so good with Tempranillo that if you make them once they will quickly rise to the top of your list of go to lamb recipes. Pairs wonderfully with a smokey Scotch Penicillin cocktail, or beer-wise, a spicy Belgian style dubbel like Westmalle Dubbel or Unibroue Maudite. 16 individual appetizer-sized lamb chops.

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  2. Beaujolais Nouveau 2020

    Beaujolais Nouveau 2020
    Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! Just a few days ago, we celebrated the 2020 release of Beaujolais Nouveau, an annual celebration on the third Thursday of every November. This wine from the Gamay variety has origins in post-WWII France when wineries were cash-poor. The region of Beaujolais, just south of Burgundy, was given permission to release a primeur wine allowing wineries to generate revenue just weeks after grapes were picked. In the 1950s, these high acid, light bodied red wines with confected red fruit aromas became very popular in Parisian bistros. Across France, the release of Beaujolais Nouveau marked the end of another harvest, a reason to celebrate over a long meal with plenty of wine.
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  3. Barrel to Bottle: Batch Cocktails

    Barrel to Bottle: Batch Cocktails
    Batch cocktails are always a good idea, even if this year's holiday season features much smaller gatherings. That also means this is a great year to experiment with some recipes and methods you've never tried before. Pat, Roger, Alicia and Chris have you covered with tips and tricks to take your cocktail game to the next level. 
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  4. Partida Tequila Roble Fino Virtual Tasting

    Partida Tequila Roble Fino Virtual Tasting

    Join the Whiskey Hotline and Sofia Partida for a tasting of Partida Tequila's newest offerings, the Roble Fino line. Roble Fino uses rare sherry casks that previously held single malt Scotch for a cask finish unique in the tequila world.

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  5. Barrel to Bottle: Tripels

    Barrel to Bottle: Tripels
    Roger was recently asked about his "Aha Moment" in beer; that one drink that makes you realize what beer (or wine, or spirits) is capable of. For him, it was tripels. The beer scene is dominated by bold flavors, and tripels are not lacking in that department. Bold, complex and very easy to pair with food. Take a trip from the Trappist breweries of Belgium to a walled city in Canada, to America's best takes on the style.  
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  6. Cotes du Rhone Thanksgiving Pairings

    Cotes du Rhone Thanksgiving Pairings

    Join Binny's Wine Educator Alicia Barrett and Wine Specialist Chris Speir to explore Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Villages and how to pair them with your Thanksgiving dinner.

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  7. Whiskey Wednesdays: Islay Icon Bruichladdich

    Whiskey Wednesdays: Islay Icon Bruichladdich

    Join the Whiskey Hotline for a virtual tasting of Islay icon Bruichladdich. We'll be joined by CEO Simon Coughlin and Joanne Boyd, head of brand academy at the distillery.

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  8. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Sweet Potato Waffles with Turkey & Cranberry-Maple Syrup

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Sweet Potato Waffles with Turkey & Cranberry-Maple Syrup

    It’s Thanksgiving weekend and you have a ton of leftovers and maybe you’re less inclined than in other years to go out for brunch. Stay in, use those leftovers to create something completely different and soul satisfying. There are two distinct and delicious chicken and waffle traditions. Follow the recipe to make a variation on the soul food classic or take a que from the Pennsylvania Dutch. If you choose the later, just skip the syrup and reheat your turkey in leftover gravy and top your waffle for a more savory version. Serve with sparkling wine cocktails like a traditional mimosa (maybe with an added splash of Grand Marnier), Moscato d’Asti or a smooth, creamy coffee stout. Serves 6.

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  9. Icons of Pinot Noir

    Icons of Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir and Thanksgiving dinner -- it's a classic pairing. To take a closer look at this illustrious grape varietal, Alicia will be hosting Gilles de Larouziere, 8th generation of the Henriot family. With wineries in Champagne, Burgundy, and the Willamette Valley, we hope you can join us to discover these icons of Pinot Noir and the great history of the highly regarded Henriot family. 

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  10. Barrel to Bottle: Starward Australian Whisky

    Barrel to Bottle: Starward Australian Whisky
    Add another country to the ever-growing whisky/whiskey producers available to Binny's customers: Australia. David Vitale, founder of Starward Whisky, joins Pat and Greg to talk about defining Australian whisky. Also a preview of the upcoming Starward Single Cask Handpicked. 
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