• Wine Department: Wine Passport September 2019

    • Posted: 8/27/2019
    • Categories: Wine

    The world of wine is ever-changing. So many new wines hit the market each and every week and for most of the mortal world, it can be quite the daunting task just to keep up! One of the great wineries to come out of Washington State is J. Bookwalter. Owner John Bookwalter recently dropped in for a visit and reminded us of all the great things coming out of the Evergreen State these days.

    For a bit of background,

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  • Wine Department: Wine Passport August 2019

    • Posted: 7/25/2019
    • Categories: Wine

    Fresh off the third installment of the Jungle Safari Wine Tour in Napa, we’re excited to show off some of our favorites from stops along the way! The group, led by Eastgate Jungle Jim’s Fine Wine Manager TJ and Sales Professional Michael, hosted a group of 20 customers on a whirlwind seven-day tour of San Francisco and Napa Valley.

    Touring 13 vineyards and wineries during our five days in the valley was daunting,

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  • Wine Department: Wine Passport July 2019

    • Posted: 6/20/2019
    • Categories: Wine

    The world of wine is ever-changing. So many new wines hit the market each and every week and for most of the mortal world, it can be quite a daunting task just to keep up! One such trend is rosé; you know, the pink wine. While most consumers are under the impression that pink equals sweet, the really great rosés are crisp, lively, and above all else, dry. The perfect rosé is refreshing, light, and easy-to-drink,

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks June 2019

    • Posted: 5/29/2019
    • Categories: Wine

    Ah, summer… the sizzle, the smells, the flames, and the anticipation. It’s grilling time! How better to further build the anticipation than with rich and complex red wines to accompany your grilled masterpieces. Plump, yet crisp and spicy, with notes of herbs, these big fruit wines can handle the hearty flavors of your grilling and stand up to a full plate, including all of the accompaniments!

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks May 2019

    • Posted: 4/19/2019
    • Categories: Wine

     

    Drink Pink has been something of a mantra amongst wine nerds for a long, long time. And the dry blushes of Provence and other portions of the world have finally seen their day. We have a host of great ones from the south of France and more.

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks April 2019

    • Posted: 3/21/2019
    • Categories: Wine

     

    Pinot Gris vs. Pinot Grigio. For those that do not know, the grape is Pinot Gris, and for all intents and purposes, Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the grape. And while Oregon Pinot Gris must be labeled Pinot Gris (because the vineyard cuttings are descended from Alsatian vineyards), California Pinot Gris can be labeled either. Yet, we here at Jungle Jim’s have a few go-to of both:

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks March 2019

    • Posted: 2/27/2019
    • Categories: Wine

     

    While many start to shift their minds and palates towards whites and pinks in the springtime, the Experts clearly have another agenda. Check out these incredibly soft and fruity reds that are perfect for the transition to slightly warmer weather and lighter fare.

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks February 2019

    • Posted: 1/28/2019
    • Categories: Wine

     

    Valentine’s Day elicits thoughts of love and romance, and for all the roses, chocolates, date nights and shiny baubles, nothing says love around here like sparkling wine. Pop the cork in celebration of love and all its funny sundries with some great bubbles from all over, like these!

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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: 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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