Life On Wine

It's no secret that we love wine here at the Bin. But outside the store, wine plays a different role for each of us in our daily life. Each Monday, we'll take the time to share how wine fits into our lives and how it has become a part of the things we've long been passionate about.
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Wine Obsessions: The Ballad of Elbling

Wine Obsessions: The Ballad of Elbling

The first sip on Elbling…   It is the oldest cultivated grape in Germany, yes older than its more famous cousin, Riesling. The Romans drank it, and LOVED it. It’s grown in the Upper-Mosel region of Germany in Kimmeridgian limestone soil, similar to that of Chablis in France. Unlike Riesling, Elbling is decidedly dry in style, every time. There are only a few people…

Raising Spirits with Georgann: The Grand Return

Raising Spirits with Georgann: The Grand Return

I’m back at it. Tasting spirits that reflect the quality you’d expect of Bin 604. Which means I’ve already taste a lot ( A LOT) of spirits of the last few weeks. What does that mean for everyone? That means that I’ve weeded thorugh the mediocre and “fine” stuff to bring you exceptional stuff. What has stood out to me…

Wine + Movies with Juliana: Volume 4

Wine + Movies with Juliana: Volume 4

I didn’t expect to enjoy “Marriage Story.” Actually, if we’re being honest, I didn’t want to enjoy “Marriage Story.”  Something about Scarlett Johansen has always irked me (gasp!), so it wasn’t difficult for me to skip past it while scrolling through Netflix.  It helped that I only associated the male lead as “that guy from Star Wars.” But as the…

Wine + Sustainability with Elizabeth: Volume 10

Wine + Sustainability with Elizabeth: Volume 10

One Man’s Trash, Is Another’s Treasure – Wine Leather Photo Cedit: Vegea Most often when we talk about Sustainability, we speak of the more glamorous sides of things – protecting our planet, ensuring that we have nutrient-rich land for generations to come, water management, labor practices, reducing carbon footprint, etc. But there is one large piece of the puzzle that…

Wine + Food with Teona: Volume 9

Wine + Food with Teona: Volume 9

As a working parent, I hate to admit that Mr. and I don’t get to go out as much as we’d like. That said, it has never stopped us from pampering our palates with dinners at home. So basically, when my five year old has her play dates, I try to always be prepared with a simple snack, just like…

Wine + Music with Matt: The Playlists, Volume 1

Wine + Music with Matt: The Playlists, Volume 1

Today, I’m using music and wine to reflect on a recent getaway to the southwest and southern California.  I was born and raised on the east coast, so the overall vibe and pace of things out west has always befuddled me.  As I get older though, I’ve been more conscious of slowing down and taking in my environment. It strikes…