• 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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  • Wine Department: Expert Picks February 2019

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    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
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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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