Archive for May, 2010

May 28 2010

Chilling and Grilling: Whites for Memorial Day

A few days ago, we highlighted some of our favorite reds to pair with heartier grilled meats, fish, and fruit. But if you’re flaming lighter fare, like shrimp, chicken, whitefish, or vegetables, they’ll scream for a chilled white to balance, not bulldoze the flavor. Here at Just Grapes, we think these pairings can help you […]

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May 25 2010

Wines for Memorial Day Grilling

The weather is scorching here in Chicago, which is a great primer for Memorial Day weekend, and the official return of outdoor grilling in the Windy City. Whether you’re the grillmaster executing the perfect menu for your friends and family, or you’re stuck at someone else’s party with a blowhard who confuses burning with barbecue, […]

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May 12 2010

Global Grape: Tempranillo

Wild weather here in Chicago: rain, tornadoes (in the good ol’ burbs), more rain. It makes one want to bundle up with a good book and some popcorn. A good wine to pair with a predictably tempestuous night? Tempranillo, of course (word play!). Here at Just Grapes, we’re spending our Wednesday conducting a special seminar […]

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May 06 2010

Wines so good, your momma will slap you.

Time to start shopping for that awesome weekend bottle of vino, folks: Betty White is going to be on SNL! Oh, no, wait… It’s Mother’s Day! Eh. Tomato, to-mah-to, right? The effervescent Ms. White is like America’s favorite grandma anyway, so why not toast to her too? Whether you are laughing along to Betty’s cutesy, […]

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