Archive for the 'Wine Making' Category

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 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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Jun 22 2010

Meet the Winemaker (Bacon Not Included)

Join us at Just Grapes this Thursday (June 24) for our Grateful Palate Tasting with Chris Ringland of R Wines. For only $25, you’ll get to meet and taste with Chris, who will explain the exciting winemaking ideas that have made him one of the most respected names in the industry. Chris is known in […]

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Apr 04 2010

“Winemaking is 49% cleaning shit, 49% moving heavy shit around, and 2% drinking beer.”

Happy Wednesday…the week is halfway over! Here’s a little story about a man on a mission to quit his job as a sommelier and own a winery, courtesy of Greg from Gramercy Cellars. The guy’s single hand gesture kills me.

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Jan 27 2010

Wine Marathon on PBS, and Prizes to be Won

Finally, an alternative to those Jersey Shore reruns: PBS is showing a 24-hour Wine Marathon starting at 6AM on January 30th! The marathon will consist of Uncorked: Wine Made Simple, and the first season of JG’s Official Favorite Television Show, The Winemakers.

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Nov 19 2009

Reporting our second “Make your own barrel” meeting

By Maggie Smith Our monthly make your own barrel meeting was last week. I hate calling them meetings since at your typical work meetings you don’t drink wine, dine at Province, and chat with amazing food and wine loving people. However there was some “work” to be done. We combined our Cabernet tasting with our […]

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Oct 26 2009

Cabernet with Carnivores

by Maggie Smith Tasting wine for a living is a tough job, but someone has to relay this information to you! Last week at Gibson’s Steakhouse, our barrel group’s “mission” (linked blog post from last thursday) was to bring a bottle of wine in the $50-to-$100 price range from anywhere in the world to blind […]

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Oct 22 2009

Judging a Wine by its Label

By Raquel Scianna Good things come in small packages, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, don’t judge a book by its cover, blah blah blah. Looking beyond outward appearances is nice, but what if you want something that not only seduces the taste buds but dazzles the eye (and makes you look cool […]

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Oct 20 2009

Double, Double, Toil and… Bubbles!

By Brett Ashley McKenzie There’s something spooky around the corner… Halloween! Whether you’re planning on spending October 31st answering the door for trick-or-treaters, dressing up for a costume party, or simply watching scary movies at home, you deserve a treat of your own, and Just Grapes has the perfect line-up of sinister spirits and sips […]

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Oct 15 2009

Just Grapes takes you from grape to barrel

By Maggie Smith This is the second year that Just Grapes has operated the “Make your own Barrel” program. What we do, as a group, is tour the entire wine making process, from grape to bottle. Whether you are the total wine geek that wants his or her wine customized to suit their palate, or […]

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