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Nov 12 2013

Free Wine Tasting on Wednesday, November 13th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Please join Erin Craig of Louis Glunz Wine this Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!   NV Henri Giraud Esprit Blanc de Blanc, Champagne, France Price: $59.99/bottle or $719.88/case Sale: $53.99/bottle or $647.89/case On the nose, preserved citrus fruits, fresh hazelnuts and the spring flowers – acacia, mock orange […]

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Nov 06 2013

Free Wine Tasting on Saturday, November 9th

Published by under Fun,Wine Education

Please join Kate Thorsen of Maverick Wine Company this Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 2 PM – 4 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!  Gruet Brut, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Price: $15.99/bottle or $191.88/case Sale: $14.39/bottle or $172.69/case The Brut is a crisp and full-bodied sparkling wine, which has developed rich complexity and fine mousse. The allure […]

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Oct 31 2013

Free Wine Tasting on November 2nd

Please join Scott Domer of Connoisseur Wines this Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 2 PM – 4 PM for a wonderful tasting of select wines!       Mas Fi Brut Cava, Catalunia, Spain Price: $10.99/bottle or $131.88/case Sale: $9.89/bottle or $118.69/case An elegant and balanced Spanish sparkling with fine bubbles and a complex, structured palate, White flower […]

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Oct 24 2013

Free Beer Tasting on October 26th

Published by under Beer,Fun,Wine Education

Please join Melissa Modlinski of Windy City Distribution this Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 2 PM – 4 PM for a wonderful tasting of select beers!        Deus, Brut des Flandres,  Cuvee Prestige 2010, Belgium Price: $36.99 This is a light blonde to pale golden beer with bright and tiny bubbles.  It has a fine […]

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Sep 19 2013

Free Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Wine Tasting- Saturday- 9-21-13

  Please join James Adam of  Cream Wine Co. this Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 2 PM – 4 PM for a wonderful tasting of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from various regions. Here is the line up: 2012 Milou Chardonnay, Vin de Pays d’Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Price: $9.99/bottle or $119.88/case Sale: $8.99/bottle or $107.89/case This wine strikes […]

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Sep 13 2013

Free Global Saturday Tasting – 9/14/13

Please join Jacqueline Pitrack of Heritage Wine Cellars on Saturday, September 14th from 12 PM – 2 PM for a wonderful tasting of fantastic global wines.  Here is the line up: 2011 Tommasi Pinot Grigio, Valpolicella Classico Veneto, Italy Price: $15.49/bottle or $185.88/case Sale: $13.94/bottle or $167.29/case This wine has a moon yellow appearance, with […]

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Oct 27 2011

What Kind of Wine Are You?

Published by under Fun,Uncategorized,Wine Education

We’re all familiar with silly quizzes that once completed are supposed to be able to tell you everything about yourself by adding up a total at the back of a magazine. Does their inaccuracy or ridiculousness keep us from tallying up our score though? Not really. Every grape, vine and wine has character. Though the […]

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Oct 07 2011

Barrels o’ Fun

Published by under France,Wine Education,Wine Making

Is there anything more sexy and fast-paced than the world of barrels? Probably. Barrels might not be the most exciting part of wine-making, but they play a vital role in many wines the world over. Over 3,000 years ago, Egyptians would store wine in ceramic pots called “amphora” that they would then pour olive oil […]

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Sep 21 2011

The Unusual Suspects.. of Red Wine Headache Syndrome

“It’s so good! Once it hits your lips, it’s so good!” .. until ten minutes later you get a massive headache and the parties over before it ever got the chance to get going. A question that always seems to arise during wine speak with customers is why they or a friend or relative of […]

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Sep 17 2011

Free Run Juice: My Life in Grapes

Hello Wine-lovers! I’m new to the Just Grapes team, and am happy to be associated with such a fine-looking group of oenophiles! My name is Sam, and I hope we’ve spoken at the shop already, and if not, look forward to. I thought I’d recount you with a bit of my background, and how I […]

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