• Wine Department: Expert Picks January 2019

    • Posted: 12/27/2018
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    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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    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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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 December 2018

    • Posted: 11/28/2018
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    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
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    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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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 November 2018

    • Posted: 10/31/2018
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    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.

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks November 2018

    • Posted: 10/26/2018
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    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.

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks October 2018

    • Posted: 9/27/2018
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    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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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 September 2018

    • Posted: 9/7/2018
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    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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