Archive for September, 2010

Sep 28 2010

New Bottles on the Block

As you probably noticed from our recent End of Summer Blowout Sale, we needed to make room for a lot of new wines here at Just Grapes. Well, those wines have arrived, and this weekend, you can taste several of them for free! Join us from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, […]

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Sep 24 2010

Align with Organic Wine

In the spirit of the autumnal equinox this week—the beginning of fall, and when the earth’s equator is level with the center of the sun—we’re showcasing our organic and biodynamic wines here at Just Grapes. The definition of what constitutes an organic or biodynamic wine can be a bit fuzzy at times, but generally speaking, […]

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Sep 21 2010

Great Wines Think Alike: Perfect Pairings at Just Grapes

I’m spending a few days at a resort in Colorado this week, and I’ve been eating my way through the property’s restaurants—good thing there’s lots of hiking available in the Rockies to balance it out! Whenever I dine here, I always ask the sommeliers what they would recommend. Even if I know a certain style […]

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Sep 17 2010

Add a “Mona Lisa” for Minimal Money

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There are just two more days of our End of Summer Blowout Sale (September 13-18), and to make room for all the exciting new fall favorites, we’re offering up to 50% off on more than 50 wines currently in stock. (click here to see the list.) While a sale this big is a great excuse […]

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Sep 15 2010

Wine Class: South America 101

Which side are you on? In Bordeaux, France, that question could mean you generally prefer wines that showcase more of the left bank/Garonne river (Cabernet Sauvignon) or the right bank/Dordogne river (Merlot.) When it comes to South American wines though, “which side are you on?” is more of a continental conundrum. It can refer to […]

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Sep 10 2010

Inside PBS’s The Winemakers: Q&A with Don Sritong

Not only is Don Sritong an expert on wine, but he also plays one on TV. The owner of Just Grapes is currently shooting the second season of PBS’s The Winemakers, which is slated to air in spring 2011. The reality show is a cross between Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen for wine, with the […]

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Sep 07 2010

90+ Points / 20% Off / 100% Amazing

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Wine reviews are generally standardized around a 100-point scale: Robert Parker (pictured above), Steven Tanzer, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast all use it to convey a bottle’s worth, or worthlessness—50 points is usually scraping the bottom of the wine barrel. It’s an easy system for any wine drinker to wrap their palates around, and is […]

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Sep 03 2010

Chile Forecast

Chile, like its neighbor over the Andes, Argentina, has long been a discount darling of the wine world, especially in the U.S. market. Funny thing though: The winemaking has generally improved to world-class quality over the past few decades, but the prices have stayed low. That means you can enjoy a top bottle from one […]

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