The new edition of THE WINE HOTLINE is updated and online now!   Let's see... this edition features includes Binny's Best Buys (reprinited below for your convenience), Ratings Rants & Raves (plus Binny's savings under list price), a great sparkling Staff Pick, the latest in New, Novel & Notable, a classy Rhone Cellarmaster's Selection, plus info on Weekend at Binny's, our free, staff-pick wine tastings held each Saturday at all Binny's stores. And if all that isn't enough for you, well, hit us up with an email or a call at The Wine Hotline: 866-975-6188.  

Binny's Best Buys

  After looking through the Binny's October Wine Sale, we had to grab some bottles and pull some corks. Just as a reminder of what makes these Binny's Best Buys:   2010 Chateau St Jean Chardonnay Sonoma reg. $10.99 $8.99 w/Binny's Card This crisp Sonoma chardonnay has been a consistent value for decades. A straightforward blend from throughout Sonoma County: citrus and spice on the nose with just a hint of baked pineapple before a mouthful of white fruits and spice. Make St Jean a regular pour at your table.   2009 Seven Deadly Zins2009 Seven Deadly Zins  reg. $13.99 $12.99 w/Binny's Card A top seller in the zinfandel aisle, yet somehow we hadn't tasted it in a while. Wow! We've been missing out. This is the definition of Lodi Zin. It has all the big, ripe berry fruit and that minty chickory spice you only find in warm climate zinfandel, plus cola and molasses. We see why Robert Parker awarded this killer zin 90 points.   2011 Cercius Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes  reg. $14.99 $13.99 w/Binny's Card Want a value from off the beaten path? The Cercius Cotes du Rhone from Michel Gassier offers notes of ripe, fresh and juicy berries, plus a touch of gamy meat and spice. The mouthfeel is broad with a spine of fresh acidity. For fans of fresh grenache.   Four Vines Naked2010 Four Vines Naked Chardonnay  reg. $10.99 $8.99 w/Binny's Card What makes this chardonnnay "Naked?" The absence of wood aging leaves chardonnay pure, fresh, in the buff. With just a touch of perfume on the nose, it wears its voluptuous fruit handsomely. And at two dollars off through October, it's easier than ever to enjoy this birthday suit chard.   2009 Las Rocas Garnacha  reg. $10.99 $9.99 w/Binny's Card Another to receive 90 points from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, the '09 Las Rocas is bigger than ever. This Spanish grenache is loaded with plush candied fruit and cracked black pepper. It rocks for just ten bucks. We're dying to pop this one with a good peppersteak.     ...Find tons more on The Wine Hotline:

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* Listed prices valid through 10/31/2012 with your Binny's Card.