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  1. Barrel to Bottle: Bordeaux Bordeux

    Barrel to Bottle: Bordeaux Bordeux

    We asked Lincoln Park wine manager Gabe what topic he could talk about for a half an hour. Besides video games, Gabe's passion is Bordeaux. Not only does he love Bordeaux, but he's been there for En Primeur. Gabe takes the B2B through some of his favorite Bordeaux selections and gives a behind the scenes look at En Primeur. 

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  2. Barrel to Bottle: OktoberFestbiers

    Barrel to Bottle: OktoberFestbiers

    You might  think that all Oktoberfest beers are the same, but Roger is here to show you that's not the case. The Barrel to Bottle Crew will help you clear up some of the confusing aspects of Oktoberfest, starting with why it's in September.

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  3. Barrel to Bottle: A Rhone Rager

    Barrel to Bottle: A Rhone Rager

    Resident wine guy Chris takes the Barrel to Bottle Crew through some of the lesser known appellations of the Rhone Valley. The Rhone Valley offers wines that are easily accessible or very complex, so it's the perfect region to start your wine journey. 

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  4. Barrel to Bottle: Quarantinis IV - The Gang Picks a Fight with Stanley Tucci

    Barrel to Bottle: Quarantinis IV - The Gang Picks a Fight with Stanley Tucci

    Stanley Tucci has a lot to learn about making a Negroni. The question is, does he hunger for knowledge on this classic cocktail, or does he just want to play games? As Roger runs through all the ways in which The Tooch screwed up this cocktail, the Barrel to Bottle spends their big night screwing up this cocktail. But the great thing about a Negroni is you can transform it into almost anything. 

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  5. Barrel to Bottle: Hard Seltzers with Joel Brower of Odd Side Ales

    Barrel to Bottle: Hard Seltzers with Joel Brower of Odd Side Ales

    At this point it's pretty obvious that hard seltzers are more than just a passing fad. One of the biggest questions we get at Binny's is "what are these things exactly?" Hard Seltzers can be made many different ways , as Odd Side Ales' plant manager Joel Brower explains to the Barrel to Bottle crew. After the interview, Roger, Pat and Chris sample through different brands and flavors of hard seltzer. 

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  6. Barrel to Bottle: Gabriel Magliaro, Co-Founder of Half Acre Brewing Co.

    Barrel to Bottle: Gabriel Magliaro, Co-Founder of Half Acre Brewing Co.

    It's hard to believe Half Acre Brewing Co. is now considered a veteran of the Chicago craft beer scene. But 14 years will change a lot of things. Co-founder Gabriel Magliaro sits down with the Barrel to Bottle crew to discuss the history of the brewery and the challenges they've faced over the last decade plus. 

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  7. Barrel to Bottle: Geoff and Marcy Larson of Alaskan Brewing

    Barrel to Bottle: Geoff and Marcy Larson of Alaskan Brewing

    Geoff and Marcy Larson have faced many unique challenges brewing beer in landlocked Juneau, Alaska. In addition to a stable of core beers, they've branched out and kept up with the latest trends in craft beer. 

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  8. Barrel to Bottle: Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

    Barrel to Bottle: Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

    The Barrel to Bottle Crew is looooooooong overdue for this episode. Luckily, we've got someone to guide us through this unexplored category; Binny's Buyer Jack Spethman. Jack takes us through the basics, including some tips for cutting and smoking. Then Pat and Roger run through a few sticks that Jack gave them to sample. Also, a listener Q&A about how to pair with spirits. 

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  9. Barrel to Bottle: You Don't Know Jackfruit

    Barrel to Bottle: You Don't Know Jackfruit

    It's You Don't Know Jackfruit, the Barrel to Bottle game show. Your contestants this week are Pat, Chris and Greg, who go head to head taking on the hardest fruit questions presented by your host, Roger. Fruit notes are frequent descriptors in the world of wine, spirits and beer. But why do your favorite beverages have these tasting notes? Play along and see how you stack up against the Barrel to Bottle team. It's You Don't Know Jackfruit, the Barrel to Bottle game show.

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  10. Barrel to Bottle: Rosé All...Year?

    Barrel to Bottle: Rosé All...Year?

    Is this the Summer of Rosé pt. Deux or should it be Rosé All Year? Alicia and Chris take us on a journey around the world of Rosé. From California to France and back again, these refreshing wines (porch pounders, really) are great in the warm weather, but they're excellent to drink year-round as well. 

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