Staff Picks from The Wine Hotline
What makes Binny's Beverage Depot the best place to find your new favorite wine? Is it our low prices? Our breathtaking selection? We like to think it's because we have the friendliest, most knowledgeable wine staff around. So for this month's Wine Hotline Staff Picks, we turned to our Downers Grove wine department for their favorite holiday recommendations. Claudia Schlesinger Rosa Regale
reg. $19.99 $17.99 w/Binny's Card - Save 10%
"As the holidays approach, friends and family gather to celebrate. This sparkling red caters to everybody with soft berry notes and light sweetness. All you need to add is a few frozen berries, and suddenly it's a party in a glass."
2010 Jonata The Paring Red Blend
reg. $23.99 $22.99 w/Binny's Card - Save 4%
"From the owners of cult winery Screaming Eagle comes a unique red-blend from Santa Ynez Valley. This full-bodied, cabernet-based blend has black fruit aromas, savory tannins and a long, mellow finish. A red meat dish would accentuate this dense, chewy yet balanced wine."
2011 Chapoutier Banyuls
Binny's Price: $19.99
"90% Grenache, 10% other red varieties. Hand-harvested when grapes are very ripe. Stewed fruits on the nose. On the palate, candied fruits such as orange, plum, currant and cherry. Pair with duck, foie gras terrine, or with chocolate desserts and tiramisu. Not as sweet as you would think!"
2012 Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling Eroica
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"The late 90's brought a partnership between Chateau Ste. Michelle and Ernst Loosen, one of Germany's best wine makers. Doctor Loosen was so impressed with the winery's Cold Creek riesling that he wanted to create a wine with them. The result was a labor of love for two of the world's great Riesling producers. Mixing Old World and New World philosophy and technique to craft an extraordinary riesling from Washington state grapes, with flavors of white peach and sweet lime compliment the subtle minerality. And it's named after Beethoven's third symphony."
2012 Seghesio Zinfandel Sonoma
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"This classically styled zinfandel with an emphasis on balance has offered consistent value for decades. It combines the lush, spicy zin of the warm Alexander Valley with the structure and focus of the cooler Dry Creek Valley for balance and elegant structure."