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  1. Binny's Top 10 of 2018

    Binny's Top 10 of 2018

    Each year, our buyers taste thousands of products. Some are brand new, some are returning items. Some good, some bad, some absolutely fantastic. What's important is that only the best of the best makes it to the shelf. We asked our buying team to each pick a favorite item within their buying category. Here is what they chose for 2018.

     
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  2. Barrel to Bottle: Top 5 Episodes of 2018

    Barrel to Bottle: Top 5 Episodes of 2018

    It's been a great year for the Barrel to Bottle team. They've covered pilsners to stouts, cabernet to Champagne (a couple times), whiskey to... well... whisky. And they've interviewed a ton of big names in the industry: Sam Calagione, Wes Henderson, Garrett Oliver, Randy Mosher and Nick Williams, Chris Benziger and John Concannon, Mike Siegel, Jimmy and Eddie Russell, Binny's very own Wine Buyer Barbara Hermann... and that's just off the tops of our heads. We asked Kristen and the team to take a look back and share their favorite episodes of the year. Check them out - and if you haven't already, download and listen!

     
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  3. Libations for Thanksgiving!

    Libations for Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving dinner is a marathon of decadent dishes. We asked our Barrel to Bottle podcast team to curate a list of complimentary brews, spirits, and wines including some much needed palate refreshers. For a deeper dive, we paired each recommendation with a classic Barrel to Bottle podcast episode. Let's raise a glass to good eating, good drinking and a joyous Thanksgiving!

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  4. Demo Kitchen Recipes: Oven Roasted Turkey & Turkey Brine

    Demo Kitchen Recipes: Oven Roasted Turkey & Turkey Brine

    Did you know Binny's Highland Park features a restaurant level demonstration kitchen? We have a lot of fun teaching you how to pair wine, beer and spirits with handcrafted dishes - especially when it comes to holidays. Give Chef Scott's Oven Roasted Turkey and Turkey brine recipes a chance this holiday season. Your guests will be begging for this recipe by the end of the meal.

     
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  5. Bears Alum Appearances at Binny's

    Bears Alum Appearances at Binny's

    The Bears are coming to Binny's! Here's your chance to meet Bears alum like Otis Wilson, Kevin Butler, Johnny Knox and many more! Check below for dates, times and locations.

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  6. Binny's Demo Kitchen: Grilled Shrimp with Caramelized Pineapple Salsa

    Binny's Demo Kitchen: Grilled Shrimp with Caramelized Pineapple Salsa

    There's nothing like a hearty shrimp appetizer to really start your dinner party off right. Chef Scott's grilled shrimp with caramelized pineapple salsa will leave your guests with the most fulfilling sweet and savory experience they've ever had. This dish is fantastic paired with a chilled glass of rose or your favorite New England IPA.

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  7. Demo Kitchen Recipes: Herbed Salmon En Papillote

    Demo Kitchen Recipes: Herbed Salmon En Papillote

    Today’s flavorful, low fat summer recipe is all about method. The technique known as en papillote is often used with seasoned, delicate proteins (such as chicken breasts and seafood) whose flavors mingle and intensify as they cook in their own steam. It’s easy to execute, fancy and flashy, and lends a sense of drama when unwrapping the entree! Enjoy this dish with a savory sauvignon blanc.

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  8. Barrel to Bottle Episode 25: The Wide World of Gin

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 25: The Wide World of Gin

    This week on Barrel To Bottle with Binny's Beverage Depot, Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin sit down with a co-founder of Scofflaw and gin aficionado Danny Shapiro to talk about the often misunderstood world of gin, as he offers a guide to tasting the complexities of quality gin. Working his way through three distinct categories of gin, Danny tastes through three unique examples: Sipsmith, Nikka Coffey, Scofflaw Old Tom. Also on the docket, recipes for three great gin cocktails that will make you rethink the way you drink gin.  

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  9. Barrel to Bottle Episode 24: Delphine Laborde of Maison Veuve Clicquot

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 24: Delphine Laborde of Maison Veuve Clicquot

    This week on Barrel To Bottle with Binny's Beverage Depot, Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin present a conversation with winemaker Delphine Laborde of Maison Veuve Clicquot. Born in the heart of France's Champagne region, Laborde shares stories about her life among the vines, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Madame Clicquot's Veuve Clicquot Rosé, and the difference between French and American winery dogs. Plus, one lucky listener wins a $20 Binny's gift card for asking a great question about Champagne that won't break the bank.  

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  10. Barrel to Bottle Episode 23: BCBS Tasting with Mike Siegel

    This week on Barrel To Bottle with Binny's Beverage Depot, hosts Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin along with Roger Adamson get a unique tasting tour of Goose Island Beer Company's 2017 Bourbon County label releases with Goose Island's head of research and development, Mike Siegel. 2017 marks the most extensive lineup of Bourbon County offerings, including the Bourbon County Brand Stout, the Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine, Bourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout (flavors of blueberry and almond), Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (flavors of cinnamon/bananas Foster), Bourbon County Reserve Brand Barleywine, and Bourbon County Reserve Brand Stout (aged in 11-year-old Knob Creek bourbon barrels). Mike walks the B2B crew through each offering's taste profile and development so you can keep your bottles cellared for that special occasion.  

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