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  • Your Guide to Apple Season at Jungle Jim’s

    • Posted: 10/12/2018
    • Categories: Produce

    Autumn is here and with it comes a wealth of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The most popular fruit now in season is, of course, the apple! Many people look forward to October because it’s a great month for picking apples, baking apple pies, or making fresh apple cider, all of which are treasured fall traditions shared by many. However, with the wide array of apple variants and relatively little explanation as to their differences, shopping for apples can be stupefying!

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  • 5 Unique Ways To Eat Apples This October

    Fall is finally here, bringing with it a wealth of fun seasonal activities. Among our favorites are cooking, eating (of course!), and apple picking! That’s why we’ve chosen Apple as our Discoveries at the Jungle theme for this October. A quintessential fall flavor, apples are a standard fall treat, mostly eaten raw or used for apple pies, apple cider, or caramel apples. You know, all the normal stuff. There’s just one problem… at Jungle Jim’s,

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  • American Cheese Month at the Cheese Shop

    In the United States, we take pride in many beloved traditions that originated in other countries. Pizza came from Italy. Fancy cars come from Germany, where the highway was invented. Even democracy, and its ideals that we hold so dearly, originated in Athens and is fundamentally rooted in Ancient Grecian philosophies. Nowadays, we call many of these things American. We have Chicago-style pizza, Ford trucks, and American democracy. All of these things are now regarded as quintessentially American and are evidence of our tendency,

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  • Beer Department: 5 Things You Might Not Know About Beer

    I must admit, I’m usually averse to these sorts of lists that tend to dominate the virtual realm of the almighty Internet. I typically prefer more in-depth articles. Since I’m about to head on vacation, however, I find myself in the mood for some lighter writing (and reading) and I’m hoping you find yourself in a similar mood. Read on for 5 fun facts about beer that will make you sound way smarter at your next party.

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks October 2018

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated October 2018

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks October 2018

    • Posted: 9/27/2018
    • Categories: Wine

    Who doesn’t love a big California Cabernet? Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with most meat-centered meals, it’s easy to drink, and its versatility makes it a favorite of the wine staff here at Jungle Jim’s. Napa Valley is often called the adopted home of Cabernet Sauvignon, and this is where many of the best Cabernets hail from. We’ve included some Napa Valley wines on our list, but we’ve also decided to highlight a monster of a wine from Paso Robles!

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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 October 2018

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    • Categories: Wine

    This October, we’re exploring the incredible value of Argentina’s wines! Malbec, a once obscure blending grape from Bordeaux, has found a home in Argentina. Grown in Menodza, a western Argentinian province, Malbec flourishes in Mendoza’s high altitude, alluvial soil, and arid conditions. Mostly phylloxera-free and growing from original rootstock, Argentinian Malbec has become a favorite here in the USA. We’ve taken time to choose four excellent wines under $30 for this month’s Over 90, Under $30 and we hope you enjoy our selections!

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  • 5 Oktoberfest Tips to Help You Rock This Year’s Festivals

    Because let’s face it: between finding comfy shoes, dressing for the weather, and navigating the bathroom situation, there’s a lot to consider!

     

    If you’re anything like me, Oktoberfest is a long-standing, highly anticipated tradition that comes around every year. However, it can also be stressful! It’s hard to find parking, you have to walk everywhere, and more often than not, you might be the victim of an ill-timed beer spill. Plus, the event is always held outside,

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  • Oktoberfest Desserts You Won’t Be Able to Resist

    The Jungle Jim’s Bakery Offers German pastries year-round.

    As a kid, my favorite fall tradition was spending the day at Oktoberfest with my parents and two siblings. I didn’t go for the food, certainly not the beer (though my interest in Oktoberfest beer has changed over the years!), and I definitely didn’t show up for the music. Do you know any eight year-olds that find German Oom Pah music especially exciting? Yeah, me neither. No,

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