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  • Jungle Jim’s Holiday Gift Guide for 2018

    Are you dreading doing your holiday shopping? Or panicking over your procrastination? Yeah, we’ve all been there. The holidays are here and many of us are still on the hunt for that perfect gift. You want something unique, personal, fun, exciting, breathtaking, surprising, and cool, and that can be hard to find! Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Our unique and wacky selection of foods, kitchenware, beers and wines, international items, and, well, too much more to list here means that any gift you get from Jungle Jim’s is bound to be unique,

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  • 5 Reasons to Start Eating Chocolate-Covered Bugs

    For many centuries, farmers were united against one merciless enemy: the insect. Tiny beasts that, when left unchecked, could completely undermine seasons of hard farm work and send families into starvation. It’s no wonder, then, why many modern-day Americans are opposed to eating insects. As the mortal enemy of our agrarian ancestors, insects instill in us an abject fear and disgust that we simply have not been able to shake. However, Americans and Europeans are in the minority when compared to the rest of the world.

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  • French Cheese Month at the Cheese Shop

    This month in the Cheese Shop, we’re masquerading as Francophiles and celebrating the beautiful cheeses of France! We’ll be highlighting everything from soft-ripened Bûcheron, the amazing, melty Comté, and, of course, Brie! France may not be the birthplace of cheese, but it is where cheese grew up and became a sophisticated food. Nowadays, French cheeses are some of the most in-demand cheeses in the world.

     

    Cheesemaking really took shape in France in the monasteries in the Middle Ages.

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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 December 2018

    • Posted: 11/28/2018
    • Categories: Wine

     

    Warmth is the optimum happy place to anyone here in the Tri-State this time of year, and a big, bold red will match up pretty well with roasts, stews, and any sort of winter fare. Whether California is your thing, or you prefer something from Australia, Italy, France or beyond, we speak your language with these amazing selections!

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks December 2018

    • Posted: 11/27/2018
    • Categories: Wine

     

    The holidays suggest celebration, and what has always been synonymous with celebration is sparkling wine. Whether it’s Champagne, Cava, Prosecco or sparkling wine from anywhere else in the world, the geeks here at Jungle Jim’s Wine Department have you covered.

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  • Beer Department: Ever Heard of a Golden Stout?

    Until a year or so ago, I hadn’t either. Like you might be doing right now, I too spent some time scratching my head as the gears between my ears slowly turned. Initially, the mere knowledge that such a seemingly contradictory style could exist begged more questions than it answered. “Is it actually a stout?” “Does it taste good?” “What voodoo are these brewers trying to pull off here?” “Is this a gimmick?” Since the concept of golden stouts seems to have gained some traction and won’t be consigned to the dustbin of history in the immediate future,

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks December 2018

     

     

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated December 2018

     

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  • Alpine Cheese Month with Adopt an Alp

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  • Beer Department: What the Heck is Dry Hop Creep

    Okay everyone, in an effort raise awareness on a serious brewing issue that’s becoming more and more widespread, we’re going to have to head down the rabbit hole of beer geekiness. To those who are unprepared for such nerdy travels, you might want to turn back now. But for the rest of you, those of you seeking far more knowledge about beer that will ever be useful in any practical sense, please join me on this beer-soaked journey.

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