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Affordable Warm Weather Sippers

The warm weather is almost here! Below are a number of vibrant and refreshing wines to enjoy throughout the spring and summer months. Whites like the chard and albarino featured today of course are ideal for warm weather, but don’t hesitate to enjoy any one of the following reds. Fresh, fruit driven, and lighter bodied, all the following reds can also be enjoyed with a slight chill.


Ninety Plus Cellars Malbec Lot 23 Old Vine
$9.99

The proprietors of Ninety Cellars make it their mission to source fine surplus juice for bottling. Not an easy task. But over the years Ninety Cellars established enduring relationships with benchmark estates, and today are reaping the benefits and passing the savings onto their customers. This malbec illustrates the point: a vibrantly flavored red overflowing with cherries, plums, and spice, at a price within the reach of any wallet. Stunning value, to enjoy with bbq, grilled meat, or on its own.


Leese Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon
$9.99

Yes, you can find tasty California cab at a sharp price. The key is to search beyond the Napa Valley, which is only a sliver of land when compared to the enormity that is California. Just south and east of San Fran are a number of areas yielding flavorsome juice - which you’ll find in LF’s tasty cab. Blackberries, savory herbs, chocolate hints - it’s all in there. Perfect with grilled steaks or burgers.


Castle Rock Pinot Noir Mendocino County
$10.99

A perennial favorite with both customers and staff! Somehow Castle Rock finds good juice to bottle and retail at an oh-so-friendly price. This is textbook cool-climate pinot - not easy to do, and rarely found at this price point. Cola and tea hints with silky Bing and black cherry fruit. This fresh and  light red will pair well with a large range of foods.


Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz
$11.99

On any given vintage, Southern Australia and its sunny, rain-free vineyards yield ripe and flavorful wines with a consistency and an ease matched by few others. The Koonunga Hill Shiraz is a benchmark example of a Southern Aussie red: a full-throttle, no-holds-barred red that leaves no room for subtlety! Definitely pairs with grilled or smoked meat - it was made for it. But as ripe and as flavorful as it is, it will also shine on its own.


Hahn Chardonnay
$12.99

The fruit for Hahn’s chard is sourced from cooler sites closer to the ocean and matured at least partially in neutral oak, making this vibrant chard an ideal candidate for a summer sipper. Flinty mineral, toffee and vanilla on the nose, followed by flavors of baked apple and pear with a lifting touch of citrus on the finish. Enjoy with grilled chicken, fish, or grilled vegetables.


Marietta Old Vine Red
$12.99

No varietal says American as apple pie better than zinfandel, making it the ideal wine pairing for bbq. The Marietta is a telling example. It overwhelms with ripe blackberries and cherries with a hint of mint and chocolate in the finish. Definitely can be enjoyed on its own, but as rich and potent as it is we strongly suggest serving this with food!


Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos
$13.99

Super-ripe, savory, and sumptuous - grenache has something for everyone! There’s no better intro to this varietal than Borsao’s Tres Picos. One of the world’s best wine deals, the Tres Picos overflows with red fruit, baking spices, and aromatic herbs. This high-octane red will satisfy both the pleasure seeker and the connoisseur.


La Cana Albarino
$13.99

Spain is rightly famous for their value reds. But don’t forget - Spain also produces a number of stunning whites at friendly prices! The cool, sunny hillside vineyards and mineral-rich soils of the northwest of Spain yield whites whose flavors of apricots, flowers, and lime can rival anything from California or from France - but at a fraction of the cost. Its punchy flavors and full body will match anything you might grill in this spring or summer.


Vietti Dolcetto d'Alba
$18.99

Little sweet one is what dolcetto means in Italian, and Vietti’s take on this varietal is faithful to its name. Fresh red cherries and wild blueberries on the palate, with a chocolate hint framing the fruit. And like all the summer reds above, only the faintest hints of tannins emerge. A soft, juicy red from one of Italy’s greatest wine estates, enjoy this with grilled chicken, even tuna or salmon.


Drink Pink

No category in wine is hotter than rose! It's a great choice for those seeking something more than a white, less rich than a red, and more suited for the spring and summer months. And roses are the IDEAL wine to enjoy with the warmer weather and the grilled meats/vegetables served during this time. Below are the latest releases, ready to be enjoyed tonight or this weekend!

ProductPrice
Commanderie de la Bargemone Rose$16.99 Binny's Card: $15.99
Chateau Miraval Rose Cotes de Provence$22.99 Binny's Card: $19.99
Villa des Anges Rose$10.99 Binny's Card: $9.99
Chateau Haut Sarthes Rose$8.99 Binny's Card: $7.99
Chateau Beauchene Cotes du Rhone Rose$10.99
Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rose$15.99
Hecht Bannier Rose Cotes de Provence$15.99
Domaine Montrose Rose$9.99 Binny's Card: $8.99
Domaine Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Rose Les Jeunes Vignes$17.99
Domaine Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Rose of Pinot Noir$11.99
Vignobles Azur Rose Cotes de Provence$16.99 Binny's Card: $15.99
Chat. Revelette Coteaux d Aix Provence Rose$13.99 Binny's Card: $12.99
Cune Rosado$12.99
Esprit Gassier Rose Cotes de Provence$15.99
ViNO Rose of Sangiovese by Charles Smith$10.99 Binny's Card: $9.99
Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rose$21.99
Sanford Rose of Pinot Noir$18.99
Cune Vina Real Rosado$13.99
De Morgenzon DMZ Cabernet Rose$10.99
Caves D'Esclans Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence Rose$18.99
Domaine Chantepierre Tavel Rose$12.99
Ninety Plus Cellars Rose Lot 33$8.99
Domaine Lafage Rose Miraflors$13.99 Binny's Card: $12.99
Elk Cove Pinot Noir Rose$14.99 Binny's Card: $13.99
Domaine de Triennes Rose$14.99 Binny's Card: $13.99
Lechuza Garnacha Rosado$8.99
Anne Amie Cuvee Midnight Saignee Rose of Pinot Noir$13.99 Binny's Card: $12.99
Chateau Puech Haut Coteaux de Languedoc Prestige Rose$16.99 Binny's Card: $15.99
Mulderbosch Rose$9.99
Ercavio Tempranillo Rosado$9.99
Patton Valley Vineyard Rose of Pinot Noir$17.99
Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato$11.99 Binny's Card: $10.99
Presqu'ile Rose of Pinot Noir$15.99
Quintay Clava Pinot Noir Rose$12.99
Copain Rose of Pinot Noir Tous Ensemble$19.99 Binny's Card: $18.99
Txomin Etxaniz Rose$20.99
Cuvelier los Andes Rose of Malbec$12.99
Bodegas Borsao Rose$7.99
L'Ostal Cazes Rose$9.99
Archery Summit Vireton Rose of Pinot Noir$19.99
Orin Swift Fragile Rose$17.99
Planeta Rose$15.99

BYOB Cheat Sheet

It’s hard enough deciding which BYOB to visit and what dish to order. Here's a cheat sheet to help you pair a wine with any cuisine! 

Barbecue or Dry Rub
Barbecue or Dry Rub
Indian

The exotic spices and heat of tandoori or chicken tikki masala, as well as the sweet/spicy interplay of chutneys, call for a white wine: German/Austrian rieslings, or an Alsatian pinot gris. If you prefer a red pick one whose bright flavors, rather than power or structure, play the lead role; high alcohol, tannic wines will only intensify the heat. So seek out beaujolais, dolcetto, or an inexpensive grenache.


Red Meat
Red Meat
Japanese/Sushi

Japanese food is all about freshness, purity, and nuance. Sushi itself calls for a crisp white to cut through the fatty richness of the fish, a wine whose savory hints will compliment both the piquant vinegar notes of the rice and the savory/saline flavors of the seaweed wrap. A sparkling wine would be a smart choice, as would a sauvignon blanc from the Loire Valley or a chard from Chablis. Other whites of course will work (Aussie dry rieslings make for a great Pacific rim pairing)  - just make sure to avoid whites aged in oak, whose flavors can overwhelm sushi’s delicate flavors.


White Meat
White Meat
Chinese/Thai/Korean

Fish sauce, lime juice, dried chilis, the holy trinity of garlic/ginger/green onions. The flavors of Asian dishes are often a balance of piquant notes, citrus hints, and aromatic suggestions, with a spice-driven heat in the finish. Rieslings from Germany or Austria, as well as pinot gris from Alsace are all safe bets. Lighters reds like cabernet franc also take well to Asian dishes. And Peking duck deserves a richer red like a New Zealand or Oregon pinot noir.


Seafood
Seafood
BBQ/South American

The smoky, sweet, and spicy flavors of bbq sauce or dry rubs demand a gutsy, full flavored red like zinfandel, shiraz, or a Southern Rhone red. Simply seasoned grilled red meats like burgers or the asado of Argentina and Chile work well with a broader range of reds, including a young, tannic cabernet sauvignon or malbec. Simply seasoned white meat like chicken work well with savory whites like sauvignon blanc and vibrantly flavored reds like pinot noir or beaujolais.


Salmon or Tuna
Salmon or Tuna
Mexican

Mexican dishes that are lightly prepared with jalapeños, cilantro and lime juice tend to work with vibrant off dry whites like rieslings. Richer spices like cumin, coriander and chili pepper demand more intense whites like a gewurztraminer, or even a lighter bodied, aromatic red like beaujolais or New World pinot noir. Don’t hesitate to try a sparkling wine - cool and carbonated, it refreshes the palate like no other wine will.


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