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  1. Barrel to Bottle Episode 26: California Winemaking with The Hess Collection

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 26: California Winemaking with The Hess Collection

    This week on Barrel To Bottle with Binny’s Beverage Depot, Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin present an intimate conversation with Director of Winemaking for The Hess Collection, David Guffy. David talks about his passion for making fruit-forward wines, the success of the Lion & the Lion Tamer wines, why California wines are best when they forgo trying to mimic old-world styles in favor of highlighting the region’s unique terroir

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  2. Barrel to Bottle Episode 25: The Wide World of Gin

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 25: The Wide World of Gin

    This week on Barrel To Bottle with Binny’s Beverage Depot, Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin sit down with a co-founder of Scofflaw and gin aficionado Danny Shapiro to talk about the often misunderstood world of gin, as he offers a guide to tasting the complexities of quality gin. Working his way through three distinct categories of gin, Danny tastes through three unique examples:

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  3. Barrel to Bottle Episode 24: Delphine Laborde of Maison Veuve Clicquot

    Barrel to Bottle Episode 24: Delphine Laborde of Maison Veuve Clicquot

    This week on Barrel To Bottle with Binny’s Beverage Depot, Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin present a conversation with winemaker Delphine Laborde of Maison Veuve Clicquot. Born in the heart of France’s Champagne region, Laborde shares stories about her life among the vines, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Madame Clicquot’s Veuve Clicquot Rosé

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  4. Barrel to Bottle Episode 23: BCBS Tasting with Mike Siegel

    This week on Barrel To Bottle with Binny’s Beverage Depot, hosts Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin along with Roger Adamson get a unique tasting tour of Goose Island Beer Company’s 2017 Bourbon County label releases with Goose Island’s head of research and development, Mike Siegel. 2017 marks the most extensive lineup of Bourbon County offerings, including the Bourbon County Brand Stout, the Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine, Bourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout (flavors of blueberry and almond), Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (flavors of cinnamon/bananas Foster), Bourbon County Reserve Brand Barleywine, and Bourbon County Reserve Brand Stout (aged in 11-year-old Knob Creek bourbon barrels). Mike walks the B2B crew through each offering’s taste profile and development so you can keep your bottles “cellared” for that special occasion.  

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  5. Barrel to Bottle Episode 22: Wine Talk with Paul Hobbs

    This week on Barrel to Bottle with Binny’s Beverage Depot, hosts Kristin Ellis and Jeff Carlin share Kristin’s one-on-one conversation with acclaimed winemaker Paul Hobbs. Paul shares stories about his work on Opus One, globetrotting around the world learning about wine, his time in Argentina and Chile helping to bring the South American wine industry into the modern era, and why he prefers Sonoma County’s laidback culture over Napa’s commercial scene.  

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  6. Barrel to Bottle Episode 21: All Things Cider

    This week on Barrel to Bottle, Kristen Ellis and Jeff Carlin look at all things cider. Cider Director / Floor Manager for The Northman in Chicago, Brian Rutzen aka “CiderBrian” dives into the ever-growing world of cider to explain cider’s historical roots, common misconceptions about cider, and to taste some unique styles. Roger Adamson(Beer Buzz) also joins the conversation with a look at how modern cider production mimics the American beer scene. Want to discover cider for yourself? Check out the 6th annual Cider Summit Chicago.  

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  7. Barrel to Bottle Podcast Episode 20: Valentine's Day Pairings

    What’s the perfect wine, spirit, or beer to go with your Valentine’s Day plans? This week on Barrel to Bottle Kristen Ellis, Jeff Carlin, and Roger Adamson explore elegant offerings from KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates in Wisconsin and pair them with various spirits, wine, and beer. Looking for something extra special this V-Day? Try Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy.  

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  8. Barrel to Bottle Podcast Episode 19: Terroir Under Cork

    How do the soil, terrain, climate, and tradition impact the taste of certain wines and spirits? Terroir, of course! This week on Barrel to Bottle Kristen Ellis and co-host Jeff Carlin take a trip through terroir’s impact on the production of wine and spirits. Also, joining the conversation are B2B regulars Joe Maloney (Whiskey Hotline) and Roger Adamson (Beer Buzz) with a look at how hops and grain are also impacted by terroir. All that, plus someone walks away with a $20 Binny’s gift card, just for asking the right question.  

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  9. Barrel to Bottle Podcast Episode 18: Chasing the Bourbon Unicorn

    The hunt is on in the wide-world of whiskey for all things Pappy Van Winkle, but are there cheaper alternatives that are easier to find?This week, Kirsten Ellis and Jeff Carlin welcome back to Barrel to Bottle w/Binny’s Beverage Depot, Whiskey Hotline expert Joe Maloney and Beer Buzz expert Roger Adamson to find out. Kristen lays out the historic legacy of Pappy Van Winkle while Joe puts Roger and Jeff to the test in a blind tasting of unique alternatives to Pappy.  

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  10. Barrel to Bottle Podcast Episode 17: Wine About the Weather

    On this week’s episdoe of Barrel to Bottle with Binny’s Beverage Depot as winter weather sets in, host Kristen Ellis lays out a couple of guidelines for picking the perfect cold weather wine that pairs well with football party fare and hearty cold-weather favorites like stews and roasts. Co-host Jeff Carlin and Kristen are joined by Binny’s Whiskey Hotline expert Joe Maloney and Binny’s Beer Buzz expert Roger Adamson on tour of Italian wines that are sure to impress.  

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