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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.

 
Check out the Wine Hotline for updates on new wines, tastings, sales and more!


Barrel to Bottle Podcast: Episode 11

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Binny’s Beverage Depot’s beer guru Roger Adamson is back again to join hosts Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin with a unique history of lambic beers and to unravel the mystery of gueuze (or Geuze.) Monique Huston and Greg Versh also join the conversation breaking down the process of fermenting with wild yeasts and how these characteristics define the lambic style.

 

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Lou’s Wine Picks of the Week: Saturday, November 25th

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

 

 

Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs NV: Translated as white wine from white grapes. This bubbly Chardonnay shows finesse and depth of being aged on the lees for over two years. Vibrant, fruitful, and crisp with a creamy mousse.
 
Arani Sauvignon Blanc 2016: Citrus nose with unique stone fruit character. Rich and soft on the palate with a mandarin-like ripeness balanced by the bright citrus on the nose. A ripe, fruit forward alternative to many of the Grapefruit bombs on offer from Marlborough.
 
Tres Lagunas Garnacha 2016: Wild strawberry and tart cherry notes fill out this impressive red, highlighted by hints of roasted nuts and framed in black pepper. Fresh and focused, with a persistent lavender finish that lingers long on the palate. Top-tier wine selling for a song.
 
Check out the Wine Hotline for updates on new wines, tastings, sales and more!


BCBS Release – Extra Tax Charged at LP Binny’s + Your Feedback

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A big thanks to everyone who headed to Binny’s this morning to stock up on today’s limited Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout release! Those who braved the lines went home with some excellent beer. And looking forward to next year, we’re listening to your feedback to make the event even better including upgrades to our register system and Lincoln Park location line process. We’d love to hear your thoughts – please email us at comments@binnys.com.

 

One issue we’re working to fix is incorrect tax charged on the Northwoods release. This issue only occurred at registers in our Lincoln Park Tasting Room. If you made your purchase at the front registers at our Lincoln Park location, or at any other Binny’s location, this isn’t an problem. Due to a programming error, those who purchased Northwoods at the Lincoln Park Tasting Room were charged extra soft drink and food tax. The general tax charged was correct.

 

Here’s what you need to do for a refund:

– If you paid credit, you will be refunded the extra tax automatically. Keep an eye on your account. Please allow around a week for processing, but your refund is coming back to you.

– If you paid cash, please bring your receipt back to your favorite Binny’s for a cash refund on the extra taxes charged. If you are unable to make it to a Binny’s, please email us at comments@binnys.com and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

 

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Thanks again for your patronage and feedback. We’re looking forward to an even better event next year. Cheers!


Barrel to Bottle Podcast: Episode 10

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Binny’s Beverage Depot takes you into the mysterious world of mezcal! Hosts Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin are joined by spirit specialist Monique Huston with a detailed breakdown of the hottest and most complex spirit coming out of Mexico. From tepeztate to tobalá and everything in-between, Monique shares her experiences exploring Mexico’s small batch palenques (distilleries) and their unique histories.

 

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Barrel to Bottle Podcast: Episode 9

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Binny’s Beverage Depot is setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner with the perfect wine pairings. Kristin Ellis takes her co-host Jeff Carlin, Monique Houston, and Greg Versh course-by-course through a holiday dinner, pairing unique wine profiles with all the holiday classics. Expand your holiday wine selections with Kristin’s picks and be the hit of your next holiday party!

 

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Binny’s North Riverside: Now Open!

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Our 38th Binny’s Beverage Depot is now open! Located in North Riverside at 7250 Cermak Rd. We’re excited to introduce a massive selection of wine, spirits and beer to this neighborhood. As always, we’re here to offer everyday low prices, the best selection, and the best customer service. Binny’s North Riverside features an extensive walk-in humidor, walk-in wine and spirits cellar and monthly tastings and educational opportunities.
 

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Black Friday 2017: Goose Island BCBS Release

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UPDATED 11/24/17 — If you purchased Northwoods at the Lincoln Park Tasting Room and were incorrectly charged tax, please click here.

 

UPDATED 11/20/17 — Bourbon County Reserve Brand Stout allocations in Central IL — see below!

 

Who’s ready for another exciting #GooseBlackFriday? Seriously, we say this every year but this is going to be the biggest and most exciting release yet. Binny’s locations across Chicagoland will all release Bourbon County Brand Stout when doors open on Friday, November 24th, with the grandest release of them all right next door to the (newly renovated) Goose Clybourn brewpub at our Lincoln Park location.
 
Here’s what you need to know:
 

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Barrel to Bottle Podcast: Episode 8

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Binny’s is breaking down the “ABCs” of wine; the Anything But Chardonnay/Cabernet movement began in the mid-’90s and is still prominent today. Kristen Ellis takes Jeff Carlin through the origins and impact of the ABC trend and how people are exploring the big “Cs” of wine in new ways.

 

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Barrel to Bottle Podcast: Episode 7

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When Binny’s beer guru Roger Adamson suggested that we learn how to infuse our own barrel aged stout, hosts Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin were all over it. Using a French press has never been more rewarding! After listening to this episode you’re bound to try it yourself.

 

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