Wine

  1. Barrel to Bottle: Fortified Wines Part 1 - Madeira

    Barrel to Bottle: Fortified Wines Part 1 - Madeira

    Fortified wine, it's not just for grandma's post-dinner drink. Binny's Wine Educator Alicia Barrett joins the Barrel to Bottle to Crew this week to share her passion for fortified wines, particularly Madeira. Roger loves Madeira too and he is very eager to discuss it. So what is it? Why should you drink it? Where does it come from? All your questions will be answered on this week's Barrel to Bottle.

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  2. Barrel to Bottle: 10 Wines for (around) $10

    Barrel to Bottle: 10 Wines for (around) $10

    What can you get for around ten dollars? You can get a lot of quality wines for (around) a Hamilton. Barb and Alicia, Binny's Wine Educator, have selected ten wines that you can get for around $10.  They'll also help you identify grape varietes and winegrowing regions that offer quality wines at great prices. Don't throw away your shot at these quality wines for such a great price. 

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  3. Barrel to Bottle: You Say Garnacha, I say Grenache

    Barrel to Bottle: You Say Garnacha, I say Grenache

    Garnacha, Grenache; no matter how you say it, it's the grape you love to hate; it's the grape that has it all and is well traveled. It's the Most Interesting Grape in the World. From Spain to Australia, Binny's resident Grenache/Garnacha lover, Jason Palma, takes the Barrel to Bottle Crew on a tour of everything this grape can do. Stick around for a customer Q&A about wine etiquette at dinner parties. 

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  4. Barrel to Bottle: Courtney Foley

    Barrel to Bottle: Courtney Foley

    Wine royalty visits the Barrel to Bottle studios once again. This week, it's Courtney Foley, winemaker at Chalk Hill Estate. She discusses the challenges of jumping from a 4,000 cases to a 40,000 case production facility, implementing a sparkling program across the Foley Portfolio, and what "Estate Bottled" means at Chalk Hill. We've got more hockey talk then we've ever had, too! Stick around for a customer Q&A about grape stomping. 

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  5. Barrel to Bottle: Q&Apalooza 2: Phoning It In

    Barrel to Bottle: Q&Apalooza 2: Phoning It In

    So it's come to this, another Barrel to Bottle Q&A episode. It's the holiday weekend and the Barrel to Bottle Crew felt like taking a break, luckily we've got a huge backlog of listener questions to tackle. Vacation, we had to get away.

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  6. Barrel to Bottle: Party Planning with Alex Tornai

    Barrel to Bottle: Party Planning with Alex Tornai

    Binny's doesn't just help you stock your bar for biggest moments of your life, we can also help you plan them. Binny's Event Planner Alex Tornai joins the Barrel to Bottle Crew as they throw out some common party-planning scenarios he might encounter. Alex also shares a few tips and secrets, then stick around for a customer Q&A question about an engagement whiskey bottle.

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  7. Barrel to Bottle: Cans: Reloaded

    Barrel to Bottle: Cans: Reloaded

    CAN. YOU. DIG. IT? Team Truly or Team White Claw? Since the last time the Barrel to Bottle crew covered this topic, cans have blown up. Binny's stores have stacks on stacks on stacks of hard seltzers, hard waters and canned cocktails, and there are new products every week. And don't forget about canned wines either! How did we get here? What are these things exactly? All of your questions will be answered, plus wind down your summer with some warm weather drink recs during the Customer Q&A.

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  8. Barrel to Bottle: Portugal. The Podcast

    Barrel to Bottle: Portugal. The Podcast

    Portugal: it's not just fortified sweet wines and inexpensive vinho verde. Barb traveled to Portugal and it left such an impression, so she had to share it with the Barrel to Bottle crew. From Dão to Douro and all points in between, Barb sampled a wide and diverse variety of wines and ate a lot of salted cod. Plus, the challenges of making Portuguese appealing to U.S. drinkers. Stick around for the Q&A segment and learn why white wine usually doesn't age as long as red wine. Taste along at home with Dac Red Blend, São Miguel do Sul, Pratts & Symington Post Scriptum de Chyrseia plus Caso do Valle Vinho Verde.

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  9. Barrel to Bottle: Justin Seidenfeld Protects the Heritage at Rodney Strong

    Barrel to Bottle: Justin Seidenfeld Protects the Heritage at Rodney Strong

    In the sixty years since its founding, Rodney Strong Vineyards has grown to near ubiquity in the world of wine. Director of Winemaking Justin Seidenfeld joins Greg and Binny's Head of Wine Barbara Hermann to speak to the historic importance of the winery, including the founding for the Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill regions. He shares how he uses a modern, state of the art winery and vineyard management to produce classically styled, consistent wines in large enough quantities to be available everywhere. And he shares his experience tasting holy s*** wines. Wines tasted include Rodney Strong Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc, Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon and Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Stick around for the Q&A segment, where Justin answers your question about harvesting grapes.

     

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  10. Barrel to Bottle: Dave Phinney of Orin Swift

    Barrel to Bottle: Dave Phinney of Orin Swift

    Even if you're not that into wine, you've probably heard of The Prisoner, which is just one of the many wines created by Dave Phinney. Dave shares his experience in wine making in California and beyond and shares tastes of Orin Swift wines Blank Stare, Mannequin, Slander and Abstract with the Barrel to Bottle team. Topics include the benefits of partnering with Gallo, the origin stories of some of his distinctive labels, balancing the dirty work of vineyard management and wine making with the inspiration of marketing, and making a 200 point wine that sells for a trillion dollars. Plus Pat shares the details of an upcoming release of exclusive Binny's Handpicked expressions from Phinney's distillery project Savage & Cooke.

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