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  • What is Lunar New Year?

    Lunar New Year is an annual New Year’s celebration that is observed in China, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, and many other countries.

    Happy New Year! Even though January 1 has come and gone, one of the biggest New Year celebrations in the world is coming up! It’s time for Lunar New Year, a huge holiday that happens once a year, usually between January 21 and February 20.

     

    When is it?

     

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  • What Kind of Jungle Jim’s Shopper Are You?

    It is said that the zodiac year in which you are born can predict your character traits, temperament, and compatibility with others. So, what does it say about your shopping habits? We’ve had some fun coming up with our best predictions for what kind of Jungle Jim’s shopper you are (or will be!) based on your zodiac sign!

     

    The Zodiac Story

    According to legend, the Jade Emperor needed to choose 12 animals to serve as his palace guards.

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  • Vietnamese Milk Coffee

    If you’ve ever tried Vietnamese coffee, called cà phê sữa, the mere mention of this delicately-crafted, decadent drink will likely induce an immediate, mouth-watering craving. The drink is unforgettable. The subtle sweetness, the indulgent creaminess, and the intense, yet smooth, flavor of the coffee blend together to create an exquisite, unparalleled drink. Once you try Vietnamese-style milk coffee, you’ll probably never want to go back. 

    For Discoveries at the Jungle Vietnam, we’ve delved deep into the world of cà phê sữa and we’re excited to share our discoveries with you!

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks January 2019

    • Posted: 12/27/2018
    • Categories: Wine

     

    Those of us who survived the 80’s know the song well: Do you come from a land down under? When women glow and men plunder?” Men-At-Work is where our minds go when we start talking about wines from Australia. Yet the mention of the Southern Hemisphere and bold red wine, and you must include Chile, Argentina and even South Africa. Our experts wrangle some terrific reds from south of the Equator you should definitely try out.

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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 January 2019

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    • Categories: Wine

     

    When looking for a noble grape synonymous with America, one need look no further than Zinfandel. Though some malign the grape for its more pinkish incantations, Zinfandel is a noble grape through and through, and we’ve got some amazing suggestions to prove it.

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated January 2019

     

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  • Beer Department: An Argument in Favor of Proper Glassware

    I’ve been fairly surprised lately at how much talk I’ve heard from folks who still prefer to drink their craft beer(s) of choice directly from the can or bottle that it was packaged in. As craft beer has exploded in popularity, tastes have evolved and palates, in general, have become more daring, I assumed that everyone had received the memo that drinking beer from a decent glass was the way to go. For those that didn’t receive the memo,

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks January 2019

     

     

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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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