Archive for the 'Bordeaux Blends' Category

Jan 20 2011

Back to Bordeaux Basics

by Julianna Will The 2009 Vintage Tasting of Bordeaux Wines at the Palmer House in coming up on Tuesday. Many stand-out producers will be in attendance and, as always, it’s a rare and welcome opportunity in my world to get to taste a large number of wines – in a row – from the same […]

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Jul 16 2010

Cellar Transformers

Here in Chicago, we’re entering the second weekend of filming for Transformers 3 in and around the Loop. It’s an aptly named movie, because it’s transforming the way people go about their day—shutting down some of the busiest streets and intersections of the city, testing the patience of locals, and mesmerizing summer tourists. Transformers are, […]

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Jun 25 2010

A Three-Hour Tour… A Three-Hour Tour…

Ginger, Mary Ann, the Professor, Gilligan—they could only dream of cruising Lake Michigan and the Chicago River with Don Sritong and the Just Grapes crew, supplied with a storehouse of handpicked summer wines to sip and explore. It’s a dream you can easily experience though! Join us tomorrow, Saturday, June 26, for the Just Grapes […]

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Jun 08 2010

World Cup Wines: First Half

The World Cup starts on Friday, and in addition to showcasing countries with world-class soccer (or football… or fútbol) teams, many of the participants are two-way players—they also create world-class wines. Of the 32 countries in the tournament, at least 15 produce wines known around the world, and a few others (Slovenia, for example) have […]

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Apr 17 2009

Just Grapes Proudly Brings You the Lowest Prices in the Country!

Yesterday, we began receiving stock for our Spring Blowout Sale: 50% on 50 Wines. As we opened box after box of incredible wine after incredible wine, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Three different 1.5 liter-bottles of Herman Donnhoff Riesling , each rated between 93 and 97 points by Robert Parker, marked down from $90, $79, […]

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Jan 29 2009

Back to the Bordeaux Basics

I recently attended a 2006 Vintage Tasting of Bordeaux Wines at the Palmer House. Many stand-out producers were in attendance and, as always, it’s a rare and welcome opportunity in my world to get to taste a large number of wines – in a row – from the same appellations. This led me to brush […]

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