Archive for the 'Blaufrankisch' Category

Mar 18 2009

Sharpen Your Pencils (and Palates) for MARCH MADNESS at Just Grapes!

By Brett Ashley McKenzie Print out your Just Grapes bracket, grab your pencils, your stemware and favorite wines from Just Grapes, and prepare for our first-ever full-size Just Grapes March Madness Bracket Challenge! We’ve taken 64 of our favorites and pitted them against one another in four regional showdowns: North America, South America, Europe, and […]

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Feb 12 2009

Lots to Know (and Love!) about German and Austrian Wine

I love good German Rieslings because of their perfect balance of unctuous fruit flavors, minerality, and naturally high acidity levels. This is why I was in heaven Monday night at the Thierry Thiese portfolio tasting of German and Austrian wines at Bluebird in Bucktown. After the walk-around tasting, we all sat down for a perfectly paired family-style meal of arrugula and wild mushroom pizza, homemade veal and pork sausage, mussels and frites, goat cheese mac ‘n cheese, green beans and shallots and sautéed pork loin. Delish!

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Aug 22 2008

Vosges Viola Truffle & Angeline Pinot Noir

Jen Brush of Vosges Haut Chocolat and Don Sritong of Just Grapes discuss paring the Viola Truffle and Angeline Pinot Noir.

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Aug 22 2008

A very sexy couple

You already know wine has a sensual quality. You swirl it in your glass. Inhale its scent deeply. Let it run over and along the edges of your tongue, pausing to let the flavors trickle forth and mellow in your mouth. It’s practically a PG-13 experience. But have you ever licked the spice off the […]

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