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  1. Barrel to Bottle Episode 56: All the Islay Part 1

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 56: All the Islay Part 1

    Scotland's Islay makes some of the most distinctive and immediately recognizable whisky in the world, from graceful and honeyed to richly peated, smoky and briny. The Barrel to Bottle crew teams up with the Whiskey Hotline in a guided tasting of all eight active distilleries on the Island, with lots of fun facts and Islay info along the way. Part I covers the less peaty distilleries: Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Bowmore and Kilchoman. Keep an eye out for Part II coming next week!

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  2. Barrel to Bottle Episode 54: Brunello di Montalcino

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 54: Brunello di Montalcino

    Brunello – it’s one of the most iconic wines from Italy. On this admittedly geeky episode of Barrel to Bottle, Kristen leads the Binny’s team through this world-famous Tuscan sub-region and the grape that makes it great. The team talks sangiovese at its finest, tasting 2012 Donatello Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino and 2013 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino. And stick around for the Q&A segment, when the team explains what makes a wine good for aging.

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  3. Barrel to Bottle Episode 53: Binny's Wine Buyer Barb Hermann

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 53: Binny's Wine Buyer Barb Hermann

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to live the glamorous life of a Binny's Wine Buyer? Meet Barbara Hermann. For the last 30 years, Barb has spearheaded the wine buying program at Binny's Beverage Depot. She joins the Barrel to Bottle team to cover how the wine world has evolved over the decades, about her extensive travel around the globe, about the Good Old Days, and how she works as a consumer advocate to find the best wines at the best prices.

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  4. Barrel to Bottle Episode 52: Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 52: Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery

    When beer has needed a voice, Garrett Oliver has supplied it. Author of The Brewmaster's Table, regarded by many as the quintessential guide to beer and food pairing, and editor of the Oxford Companion to Beer - he has traveled the world, championing the cause of beer. He always found his way back home to the Brooklyn Brewery, where he's served as brew master for over 20 years. We had the pleasure of sitting down with this industry icon, where we chatted about everything from classics styles to recent trends.

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  5. Barrel to Bottle Episode 51: All About Alsace

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 51: All About Alsace

    What do you get when you mix traditionally French varietals (plus a little Riesling and Gewurztraminer) with German winemaking knowhow? Alsace! The Barrel to Bottle team takes a closer look at one of the world’s most iconic wine regions dedicated almost entirely to white wine production. Alsace is legendary for its benchmark examples of some of the world’s most popular white wine varietals, unmatched in balance and concentration.

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  6. Barrel to Bottle Episode 50: Q&Apalooza

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 50: Q&Apalooza

    The Barrel to Bottle podcast crew celebrates 50 episodes with a special Q&A roundup. Submit your questions to @binnysbev on twitter, facebook or instagram, or email your questions to comments@binnys.com. If the team answers your question on the podcast, you'll win a $20 Binny's Gift Card. This fun episode collects some lost Q&A segments, and that means we're giving away a whole bunch of Binny's Gift Cards.

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  7. Barrel to Bottle Episode 49: Wes Henderson of Angel's Envy

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 49: Wes Henderson of Angel's Envy

    This week on Barrel to Bottle, Pat and Roger sit down with Kentucky bourbon dignitary Wes Henderson. Along with his father, Lincoln Henderson, Wes created the category-defining Angel’s Envy by blending bourbons finished in Port barrels. Wes talks bourbon heritage, his brand new Louisville distillery, and what’s on the horizon for his iconic brand. Plus, Wes sticks around for our Q&A segment to answer your question about barrel toast and char.

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  8. Barrel to Bottle Episode 48: Can You Dig it?

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 48: Can You Dig it?

    Cans aren't just for beer! These days, innovative wineries and distilleries are joining breweries in packaging their beverages in this portable, lightweight and environmentally friendly aluminum container. The Barrel to Bottle crew breaks convention and tastes a collection of wines, cocktails and more from cans. Things get weird. Plus, stick around for this week's Q&A segment, when the team tackles your question about rose wine.

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  9. Barrel to Bottle Episode 47: Adjuncts in Beer!

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 47: Adjuncts in Beer!

    Beer is simple - just water, barley, hops and yeast, right? These days, breweries are adding all kinds of stuff to their beer, from fruit and spices all the way through candy and breakfast cereal. Roger leads the Barrel to Bottle crew through an epic tour and blind tasting across the spectrum of adjuncts in beer. And stick around for this week's double Q&A segment, where the team tackles two listener questions.

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  10. Barrel to Bottle Episode 46: California Wine with Benziger and Concannon

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 46: California Wine with Benziger and Concannon

    This week on Barrel to Bottle, Kristen and Greg sit down with two VIPs of California wine, Chris Benziger and John Concannon. Chris Benziger carries the tradition of his family's winery into the next generation, with all of Benziger's releases certified sustainable, organic or biodynamic. John Concannon is an advocate for environmental stewardship and sustainability. As a fourth generation vintner, he is hoping for a future as bright as his family's rich legacy: from bottling the first petite sirah in 1961, to importing key cab clones from Chateau Margaux in 1893 that is now found throughout California. Plus, Chris and John stick around to help with this week's customer Q&A about wine in cans.

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