• Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 October 2018

    • Posted: 10/31/2018
    • Categories: Wine

     

    There is so much to be said about California Pinot Noir, from its cooler climates of Santa Barbara County. Sonoma County and even Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, it is a special kind of Pinot Noir, immortalized as a supporting actor in the indie movie Sideways, it is antagonist and muse for many unwritten romances of tomorrow. Come fall in love with this grape from the Golden State and pair it with the holidays.

    Read article
  • Wine Department: Expert Picks November 2018

    • Posted: 10/26/2018
    • Categories: Wine

     

    Thanksgiving is always a treat around here, obviously. Being sequestered inside this great grocery store of ours, we are always plotting what wine to go with what meal. So Thanksgiving tends to be our Christmas, Birthday and all other gustatory holidays rolled up into one delicious dish. Our experts have hunkered down to the table to pull out some of our latest favorites.

    Read article
  • 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!

    Read article
  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 October 2018

    • Posted:
    • 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!

    Read article
  • 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!

    Read article
  • Wine Department: Expert Picks September 2018

    • Posted:
    • Categories: Wine

    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.

    Read article
  • Wine Department: Cellar Selections August 2018

    • Posted: 8/1/2018
    • Categories: Wine

    Who doesn’t like dessert? Here at Jungle Jim’s we pride ourselves on our great variety of wines, and sweet wines are no exception. These bottles are very hard to find and quite delicious. Go ahead and indulge your sweet tooth with these highly exclusive sweets!

    Read article
  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 August 2018

    • Posted:
    • Categories: Wine

    Although Napa and Sonoma are the first appellations that come to mind when you think of California wines, there are many others to explore! This month we are tackling “Other California” in Over 90 Under $30. From Zinfandel in Lodi, Pinot Noir from Anderson, and even Rhone varietals in Paso Robles, choices are almost endless. Please consider branching out and trying these gems!

    Read article
  • Wine Department: Zinfandel, America’s Grape

    • Posted:
    • Categories: Wine

    By T.J. Askren

     

    When grape growing and winemaking started in California, Zinfandel was there. Used in every facet of wine making, Zinfandel was, and still is, a major player. In big and bold single varietal wines, in field blends, in sweet white zinfandels, and even in fortified port productions, America’s grape is present.

    This noble grape can be traced back to the ancient Croatian grape Crljenak Kaštelanski, which was transported to the United States somewhere between 1820-1829 when clippings were shipped to Long Island from the Imperial Nursery of Vienna.

    Read article
  • Wine Department: Expert Picks August 2018

    • Posted:
    • Categories: Wine

    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.

    Read article
Back to Top