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Barrel to Bottle Podcast Episode 17: Wine About the Weather

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On this week’s episdoe of Barrel to Bottle with Binny’s Beverage Depot as winter weather sets in, host Kristen Ellis lays out a couple of guidelines for picking the perfect cold weather wine that pairs well with football party fare and hearty cold-weather favorites like stews and roasts. Co-host Jeff Carlin and Kristen are joined by Binny’s Whiskey Hotline expert Joe Maloney and Binny’s Beer Buzz expert Roger Adamson on tour of Italian wines that are sure to impress.

 

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Barrel to Bottle Podcast Episode 16: A Cold Weather Beer Survival Guide

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Binny’s Beer Buzz expert Roger Adamson joins hosts Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin for a cold weather survival episode of Barrel to Bottle with Binny’s Beverage Depot. Roger salutes old-school barleywines that are sure to keep you warm in the cold months of Winter.

 

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Barrel to Bottle Podcast Episode 15: A Primer on Port Wine

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Winemaker Mike Kush has a lot of experience making wine in the Duoro region of Portugal, he joins Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin with a deep dive into the complex world of port wine. What differentiates a tawny from a ruby? Who declares a port wine is Vintage? And what is a late bottled vintage? Mike shares the knowledge he has acquired from spending over a decade on the ground in Portugal working with growers, making his own port wines, and exploring this versatile fortified wine. Port is always rich and sweet, just like this episode of Barrel to Bottle.
 

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Binny’s Top 10 Cigars of 2017

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It has been a phenomenal year for new cigars. We have seen many new brands throughout the humidor and once again it is time for the Binny’s Top 10 Cigars of the Year. This list is composed of the selections from your local Binny’s Humidor Consultants. Without further ado, here are the top 10 Cigars of the Year.

 

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Barrel to Bottle Podcast Episode 14: Bring out the Fizz! A Guide to All Things Champagne

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There is no better wine to take us through the holiday season than Champagne. Kristen Ellis chats all things ‘fizz’ with her co-host Jeff Carlin in this bubbly episode of Barrel to Bottle. How do the bubbles get in there? What kind of glass should I use to serve Champagne? Why does it taste like it does? Join us as we break it all down just in time for your New Year’s toast.

 

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Barrel to Bottle Podcast: Episode 13

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Can you pick up a glass of wine and in just one sip identify the grape, region, and even year it was produced? Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin try to wrap their heads around the process of becoming a Master of Wine. Joining the discussion this week on Barell to Bottle is half of the husband-wife team behind Chasing Harvest wines and MW candidate Mike Kush. Mike offers a first-hand account of just what it takes to prepare one of the most grueling exams in the world. Mike also talks about balancing his lofty goal of achieving a mastery in every facet of wine from viticulture, to vinification, to marketing & sales, and to global wine trends with his transhemispheric travels, chasing the perfect harvest.

 

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Lou’s Wine Picks of the Week: Saturday, December 9th

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Mr. Fix-It aka Lou Manfredini shares his favorite wines for the holidays from Binny’s Beverage Depot!

 

 
Corte Seresina Pinot Grigio 2016: Lemon-green in color, aromas of key limes and white peach complement undertones of green apple. On the palate, it is smooth and refreshing with a long, pleasant finish.
 
Owen Roe Abbot’s Table Red 2016: This blend out of Columbia Valley in Washington State was created in the spirit of hospitality – companionship with great food and wine. A mouth-filling blend of Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Blaufrankesh, and Malbec, the lush red fruit flavors and balanced acidity will be a perfect compliment to our traditional holiday dishes.

 
Guigal Cotes du Rhone 2013: Year after year, this is a trusty go-to for the Holidays and colder months in Chicago. Full, round yet racy with supple tannins. A sure crowd pleaser.

 
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Barrel to Bottle Podcast: Episode 12

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Did you know someone who fears an empty glass suffers from cenosillicaphobia? This week, host Kristen Ellis takes her co-host Jeff Carlin through the world of drinking phobias/manias, unravels the mystery of sulfites in wine, and debunks common myths about wine temperature.

 

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Lou’s Wine Picks of the Week: Saturday, December 2nd

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Mr. Fix-It aka Lou Manfredini shares his favorite wines for the holidays from Binny’s Beverage Depot!

 

 

Cuvelier Los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon 2014: Argentina is often forgotten about for varieties other than Malbec. This Cab is an absolute steal for the price. Balanced structure with a ripe, lush mid-palate. A perfect reminder of how great Cab performs in Argentina.
 

Fossetta Prosecco NV: An excellent option for New Year’s toasts or even brunches. Light on its feet, with bright citrus, stone fruit, and green apple aromas. A solid Prosecco.
 

Argyle Pinot Noir 2015: This Reserve Pinot Noir is truly a celebration of balance. Sourced from vineyards on volcanic, red soils, contribute to its red cherry, rose mallow, and grilled meats. The tannins are firm, but rounded, an underlying minerality which drives the mid-palate through the long finish.

 
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