Wine

  1. Barrel to Bottle Episode 54: Brunello di Montalcino

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 54: Brunello di Montalcino

    Brunello – it’s one of the most iconic wines from Italy. On this admittedly geeky episode of Barrel to Bottle, Kristen leads the Binny’s team through this world-famous Tuscan sub-region and the grape that makes it great. The team talks sangiovese at its finest, tasting 2012 Donatello Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino and 2013 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino. And stick around for the Q&A segment, when the team explains what makes a wine good for aging.

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  2. The Wine Hotline Hits the Road: Bordeaux - Rethinking Sauternes

    The Wine Hotline Hits the Road: Bordeaux - Rethinking Sauternes

    Sauternes has the unfortunate distinction of being a wine everyone loves, but few people actually drink. It suffers from the perception that wine must be dry to be fine. When it is drunk, it’s often paired exclusively with desserts, relegated to the end of the meal at restaurants with the cordials and liqueurs.

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  3. Wine Hotline Hits the Road: Bordeaux - Good and Bad Vintages

    Wine Hotline Hits the Road: Bordeaux - Good and Bad Vintages

    “Americans are allergic to bad vintages,” observed one person in Bordeaux during a recent trip. I couldn’t disagree. The view here is often absolute: a vintage is either good or bad. And people don’t want to drink “bad” vintages.

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  4. Barrel to Bottle Episode 53: Binny's Wine Buyer Barb Hermann

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 53: Binny's Wine Buyer Barb Hermann

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to live the glamorous life of a Binny's Wine Buyer? Meet Barbara Hermann. For the last 30 years, Barb has spearheaded the wine buying program at Binny's Beverage Depot. She joins the Barrel to Bottle team to cover how the wine world has evolved over the decades, about her extensive travel around the globe, about the Good Old Days, and how she works as a consumer advocate to find the best wines at the best prices.

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  5. The Wine Hotline Hits the Road: Bordeaux

    The Wine Hotline Hits the Road: Bordeaux

    As we gear up to focus on Bordeaux for the month of September it seems fitting to recap the annual Binny's en premier trip.

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  6. Barrel to Bottle Episode 51: All About Alsace

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 51: All About Alsace

    What do you get when you mix traditionally French varietals (plus a little Riesling and Gewurztraminer) with German winemaking knowhow? Alsace! The Barrel to Bottle team takes a closer look at one of the world’s most iconic wine regions dedicated almost entirely to white wine production. Alsace is legendary for its benchmark examples of some of the world’s most popular white wine varietals, unmatched in balance and concentration.

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  7. Barrel to Bottle Episode 50: Q&Apalooza

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 50: Q&Apalooza

    The Barrel to Bottle podcast crew celebrates 50 episodes with a special Q&A roundup. Submit your questions to @binnysbev on twitter, facebook or instagram, or email your questions to comments@binnys.com. If the team answers your question on the podcast, you'll win a $20 Binny's Gift Card. This fun episode collects some lost Q&A segments, and that means we're giving away a whole bunch of Binny's Gift Cards.

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  8. Labor Day Wine Hot Deals!

    Labor Day Wine Hot Deals!

    Football season is here and Labor Day is almost upon us. Kick off the holiday weekend and celebrate the fruits of your labor with today’s offers, all hot deals from our Weekend Sale! Whether you’re enjoying a meal fresh off the grill or just kicking back with something cool and refreshing, the wines below will add some sizzle to your Labor Day Weekend!

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  9. Barrel to Bottle Episode 48: Can You Dig it?

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 48: Can You Dig it?

    Cans aren't just for beer! These days, innovative wineries and distilleries are joining breweries in packaging their beverages in this portable, lightweight and environmentally friendly aluminum container. The Barrel to Bottle crew breaks convention and tastes a collection of wines, cocktails and more from cans. Things get weird. Plus, stick around for this week's Q&A segment, when the team tackles your question about rose wine.

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  10. Barrel to Bottle Episode 46: California Wine with Benziger and Concannon

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 46: California Wine with Benziger and Concannon

    This week on Barrel to Bottle, Kristen and Greg sit down with two VIPs of California wine, Chris Benziger and John Concannon. Chris Benziger carries the tradition of his family's winery into the next generation, with all of Benziger's releases certified sustainable, organic or biodynamic. John Concannon is an advocate for environmental stewardship and sustainability. As a fourth generation vintner, he is hoping for a future as bright as his family's rich legacy: from bottling the first petite sirah in 1961, to importing key cab clones from Chateau Margaux in 1893 that is now found throughout California. Plus, Chris and John stick around to help with this week's customer Q&A about wine in cans.

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