• 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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  • 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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