• 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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  • 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.

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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: Expert Picks September 2018

    • Posted: 9/7/2018
    • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • Wine Department: Zinfandel, America’s Grape

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    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.

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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks August 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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