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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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    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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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 September 2018

    • Posted: 9/7/2018
    • Categories: Wine

    Great wine is being produced in the Northwest! Though California often receives more than its fair share of attention, Washington is quickly producing outstanding Bordeaux and Rhone varietals. Washington vines receive more sun exposure than California vines, which results much bigger and more expressive wines. To introduce you to these fantastic varieties, we’ve chosen four of our favorite Washington wines to celebrate in this month’s Over 90, Under $30!

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks September 2018

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    Home to some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world, Tuscany is a staple for Italian wine, and Sangiovese is the king in Tuscany! Depending on where it is grown, Sangiovese can be Chianti, Chianti Classico, or Brunello di Montalcino. With the introduction of Bordeaux varietals in the middle of the nineteenth century, wines from Tuscany have truly taken off. For this month’s Expert Picks, we’ve selected our favorite Tuscany wines for you to try this summer.

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated September 2018

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