Archive for September, 2008

Sep 30 2008

Barrel Project @ Just Grapes: A Look at Trailside Vineyard

We are currently out in Napa with a group of customers participating in the Just Grapes Barrel Project 2008 where we will be making a barrel of the famous 2008 Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in Rutherford Valley in the heart of Napa Valley California.  This is our first look at the amazing quality fruit that […]

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Sep 30 2008

Warm up from the inside

Fall is a four-letter word. But then again, so is wine. Fall would be lovely if it weren’t followed by a word and a season much longer up North: winter. There are just a few things to look forward to: the holidays, turtleneck sweaters and black leather boots, fireplaces and red wine. I’ve learned to appreciate a […]

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Sep 26 2008

Something old, something new

Published by under Savvy Sip Tips

How much juice do you have? Are you the first to try something new? The one to introduce it to your friends? Willing to expand your palate? Or do you go to the same restaurant each time so that you can order your favorite wine each time, the same wine that you buy off the […]

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Sep 25 2008

Juicy green wine news

This just in from Business Wire: “The wine industry is making a concerted effort to adopt environmentally responsible practices but sees a need for better education among both consumers and professionals on many ‘green’ issues, according to two surveys of wine industry professionals and executives conducted by Robert Smiley, professor and director of wine studies […]

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Sep 23 2008

Wine is my passport

I’m writing this week from Brazil, where rain is making the soil more red and the vineyards more green. I’m here on a media trip with nine other journalists from around the world–Germany, Canada, Singapore and other parts of the United States–to learn more about what this region will share with us over the next […]

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Sep 19 2008

Wine that tastes like chicken

OK, maybe you say it would taste good WITH chicken. But I think this bad boy is a flavor experience all by itself. Famed blogger Dr. Vino, aka Tyler Colman, was in Chicago today at Just Grapes speaking about some wines coming out of France that do more than part with tradition—they go running from it. Our fifth […]

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Sep 17 2008

There Is a Doctor in the House

His name is Dr. Vino, if that tells you anything. New York-based author Tyler Colman is a wine pro by any other name. But he happens to write the award-winning wine blog DrVino.com. He also authored Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink, a compelling title if ever there was one. (Throw […]

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Sep 15 2008

Your wine rack is looking a little chilly

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You may still be clinging to your flip-flops–I know I am–but fall really and truly is arriving. It’s time to store the light beer and chilled roses with your white pants and stock up on some warm, cozy reds. There are so many reasons right now to have extra bottles on hand: watching the game […]

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Sep 12 2008

Buy a hairdryer and a Chianti

Buying wine online is a tricky business. Ever-changing state laws make it illegal to ship from some places to others, from wineries of some sizes vs. others, maybe even from you to your dear mom on her birthday. But Amazon may be erasing some of the confusion. It announced yesterday that it in October it will […]

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Sep 11 2008

2005 Jorge Ordonez Victoria #2, Malaga Spain

Robert Houde of Garnacha Imports reviews the 2005 Jorge Ordonez Victoira #2 from Malaga, Spain during a Wines of Spain Seminar at Just Grapes in Chicago.

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