• 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: Over 90 Under $30 June 2019

    • Posted: 5/29/2019
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    What could be better than a summer journey to France’s wine country? Well, probably not much. But this lineup comes in a close second! Add some savoir faire to your summer cuisine with these beautiful summer reds. The south of France (Languedoc, Southern Rhone valley) is Mediterranean; warm, breezy, and sunny, this area produces wines that are perfect for Cincinnati’s hot days. Bordeaux and Loire Valley are “Maritime” Atlantic coastal with big temperature changes (sun,

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks June 2019

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    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: Over 90 Under $30 May 2019

    • Posted: 4/19/2019
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    New Zealand has been synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc for years, yet New Zealand has so much more to offer. We take a look at Sauvignon Blanc and beyond to show you exactly what we mean.

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks May 2019

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    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
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    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: Over 90 Under $30 April 2019

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    Argentina has become synonymous with Malbec, the old world grape variety from Bordeaux (sibling to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) that has become Argentina’s signature grape. Yet, there is more to Argentina than just Malbec and we have a few lined up from our team of cork dorks!

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  • Wine Department: Over 90 Under $30 March 2019

    • Posted: 2/27/2019
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    Sangiovese is one of the workhorse grapes of Italy, particularly in Tuscany, where the grape is the cornerstone to Chianti and the alias to the wines of Brunello and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, just to name a few. Yet, Sangiovese makes for a great companion to many other varieties throughout Italy and our experts have rounded up some amazing Sangiovese-based blends for this month. We hope you give one of these a try!

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks March 2019

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    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: Over 90 Under $30 February 2019

    • Posted: 1/28/2019
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    I know what you’re saying out there: “White wine in the cold Midwestern February?” I get it. Yet, if you’ve visited the famed Loire Valley and seen the majestic Chateau de Chambord, you’ll know how romantic white wine can be! We’ve assembled a smattering of great wines to help you create seductive, romantic meals and evenings for your dining and dancing pleasures.

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