thanksgiving

  1. Cotes du Rhone Thanksgiving Pairings

    Cotes du Rhone Thanksgiving Pairings

    Join Binny's Wine Educator Alicia Barrett and Wine Specialist Chris Speir to explore Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Villages and how to pair them with your Thanksgiving dinner.

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  2. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Sweet Potato Waffles with Turkey & Cranberry-Maple Syrup

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Sweet Potato Waffles with Turkey & Cranberry-Maple Syrup

    It’s Thanksgiving weekend and you have a ton of leftovers and maybe you’re less inclined than in other years to go out for brunch. Stay in, use those leftovers to create something completely different and soul satisfying. There are two distinct and delicious chicken and waffle traditions. Follow the recipe to make a variation on the soul food classic or take a que from the Pennsylvania Dutch. If you choose the later, just skip the syrup and reheat your turkey in leftover gravy and top your waffle for a more savory version. Serve with sparkling wine cocktails like a traditional mimosa (maybe with an added splash of Grand Marnier), Moscato d’Asti or a smooth, creamy coffee stout. Serves 6.

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  3. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Southwest Turkey & Green Chile Hash

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Southwest Turkey & Green Chile Hash

    Hash is a fantastic way to repurpose leftover meat whether it’s corned beef, roast beef or turkey. This version has the flare of New Mexico making for a spicy Thanksgiving weekend brunch or even dinner. Hash recipes are incredibly flexible, so if you want to add leftover veg, like corn, go for it. Just make sure you keep the size of any ingredient in line with everything else. Sparkling wine and Riesling Kabinett are perfect with this as are crisp lagers and, of course, spicy Bloody Marys or Micheladas. Serves 4.

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  4. Rakefire

    Rakefire

    Rakefire is an old British pejorative for a person who outstays their welcome in someone's home until the fire has burned down to a few remaining embers. It also evokes thoughts of smoldering piles of leaves, dried sheaves of old John Barleycorn and cool autumn evenings. This is the perfect nightcap for the rakefire in your life. Instead of ushering such intrepid night owls out the door, you might as well mix up a Rakefire, make up the couch and go to bed, leaving your oblivious friend to contemplate the glowing embers of their life. The success of this drink revolves around using a sufficiently peaty Scotch. Dewer’s White Label will do if you want to just hint at nostalgic notions of burning leaves, but we recommend Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 year for the full fall experience.

     

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  5. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Thanksgiving Sides

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Thanksgiving Sides

    The turkey may take center stage on the Thanksgiving table, but we all know that people always ask for a second serving of the sides! Below are a number of classics that will thrill any guest - and we KNOW that the Waffle stuffing will steal the spotlight. Enjoy the sides with a smooth, fruit driven wine like the Nuban Garnacha, the Clean Slate Rieslingthe Cuvee Tradition Blanc de Blancs Brut or the Clark & Sheffield Zinfandel.

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  6. Libations for Thanksgiving!

    Libations for Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving dinner is a marathon of decadent dishes. We asked our Barrel to Bottle podcast team to curate a list of complimentary brews, spirits, and wines including some much needed palate refreshers. For a deeper dive, we paired each recommendation with a classic Barrel to Bottle podcast episode. Let's raise a glass to good eating, good drinking and a joyous Thanksgiving!

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  7. Demo Kitchen Recipes: Oven Roasted Turkey & Turkey Brine

    Demo Kitchen Recipes: Oven Roasted Turkey & Turkey Brine

    Did you know Binny's Highland Park features a restaurant level demonstration kitchen? We have a lot of fun teaching you how to pair wine, beer and spirits with handcrafted dishes - especially when it comes to holidays. Give Chef Scott's Oven Roasted Turkey and Turkey brine recipes a chance this holiday season. Your guests will be begging for this recipe by the end of the meal.

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  8. Barrel to Bottle Podcast: Episode 9

    Binny's Beverage Depot is setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner with the perfect wine pairings. Kristin Ellis takes her co-host Jeff Carlin, Monique Houston, and Greg Versch course-by-course through a holiday dinner, pairing unique wine profiles with all the holiday classics. Expand your holiday wine selections with Kristin's picks and be the hit of your next holiday party!

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  9. Celebrate America's Signature Holiday with America's Signature Whiskey: Rye

    Celebrate America's Signature Holiday with America's Signature Whiskey: Rye

    Bourbon may officially be America's spirit, and the 4th of July our celebration of independence, but two important traditions existed at least as early, if not before. Thanksgiving Day and Rye Whiskey. In the early years of American whiskey production, rye was the dominant style, especially in the east, eventually supplanted by the sweeter, rounder and easier to produce bourbon. As you give thanks, raise a glass of the spirit that shaped our whiskey tradition.

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  10. Confessions of a Mixologist: Cobble Cobble

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Cobble Cobble

    If you've never had raspberry liqueur, you're in for a treat. The small amount needed for this cocktail goes a long way and mixes perfectly with the amaro and rum. The Cobble Cobble is excellent for brunch or to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner.

     

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