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Barrel to Bottle: Barrel to Bottle 2021 Picks

The end of the year means year-end lists. You’ve heard from the Binny’s buyers over the last two weeks, now it’s Barrel to Bottle’s turn. The entire team has assembled with their favorites of 2021. Everyone was supposed to pick two, but of course that didn’t happen. So thanks for listening to all these long episodes lately.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: Binny's Big Bowl of Champagne Punch

Our resident Mixologist put together an original Champagne punch, fit for a New Year’s Eve. Punch, in some form, has been around for centuries. Punch’s long history has allowed for endless variations to arise, making it a diverse and many splendored thing that can be alcoholic or not, hot or cold, simple or complex, but no matter the iteration it must always be festive.
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Barrel to Bottle: Binny's Buyer's Picks pts. 1 & 2

We’re back for part two of Binny’s Buyer’s Picks for 2021.  This week, we welcome wine buyer Bill, beer buyer Kyle, cigar buyer Jack and specialty spirits buyer Brett.
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Barrel to Bottle: Approachable Champagnes for the Holidays

You may have heard that there's a Champagne shortage going on. First, we all drank too much of it during the early stages of the pandemic. Then supply chain issues caused even more problems. Luckily, Binny's crack team of buyers saw the writing on the wall early and made some big purchases for all of our thirsty customers around the holidays. Alicia has selected five Champagnes today that are available in our stores right now at great prices. Cheers!
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Barrel to Bottle: Thanksgiving Pairings

This year for Thanksgiving, the Barrel to Bottle crew wants to make it simple to buy beer, wine, and spirits for your feast. Instead of pairing individual drinks with dishes, we’ve selected some items that pair with nearly everything you might eat on Thanksgiving.
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Confessions of a Mixologist: Tree of a Perfect Pear

Try Binny’s Confessions of a Mixologist “Tree of a Perfect Pear” sparkling wine cocktail recipe made with Prosecco, St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur, Cointreau and lemon juice. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail for kicking off the festivities.
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Barrel to Bottle: David Phillips of Michael David Winery

This week, our guest is David Phillips, co-owner of Michael David Winery. While in town to run the Chicago Marathon, he stopped by the Barrel to Bottle Studio to talk about his popular winery and the Lodi AVA.
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Barrel to Bottle: What The Hell Does That Taste Like? Vol. 2

It’s been nearly two years since we answered the question “What the Hell Does That Taste Like?” This week, the Barrel to Bottle Crew is back to sample some lesser known items that can be found on our shelves.
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Champagne Day Tasting & Trivia

Celebrate Champagne Day with Binny's! From grape varieties, winemaking styles, and producers, the Binny's wine team will cover all you need to know about the world's premier sparkling wine region.
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Barrel to Bottle: Bodega Garzón with Alec Griffiths

Uruguay is a wine region you may have not heard of before. Luckily, we have two special guests to introduce you to this category. Alec Griffiths, export manager of Bodega Garzón came all the way from Uruguay to do the podcast. Also joining Alicia is Bill Newton, Binny’s wine buyer for Uruguay.
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