Archive for the 'Rhone Blends' Category

Nov 05 2010

Split-Vote Varietals

This week’s election races for Illinois governor and President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat were among the closest in recent memory—both were decided by just a few thousand votes. According to the Chicago Tribune, Democrat Pat Quinn won for governor with 46.6% of the vote, while Republican Mark Kirk won the Senate seat with […]

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Oct 28 2010

Hallo-Wine: Les Raisins de la Mort

This week I watched a French horror film from 1978 called Les Raisins de la Mort, which translates to “The Grapes of Death.” Directed by low-budget legend Jean Rollin, it’s occasionally gory, but still atmospheric and creepy—it’s not dubbed either, and the French dialogue adds a bit of authenticity to vineyard-centric plot. Most of the […]

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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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Jan 22 2010

Who Drew That Label? Just Grapes Artist Series: István Orosz

The 2007 Skulls, the cheeky 2007 Chateau Chateau Chateau, and the epic Anamorphosis all have one thing in common (besides being Australian and having Parker ratings): the art of Hungarian István Orosz graces each of their labels (and in Anamorphosis’ case, the incredible poster that is meant to be reflected in its mirrored bottle).

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Nov 09 2009

Que Syrah, Shiraz?

By Maggie Smith Are you one of the many confused wine drinkers that doesn’t understand why some wines are labeled Shiraz yet some are labeled Syrah? Lets do some myth busting and work this out! Syrah and Shiraz are the same grape, just different styles. Syrah has been around for…let’s just say forever; and then […]

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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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Sep 10 2008

2004 Joan Simo Les Eres Vinya Velles Priorat

Robert Houde of Garnacha Imports reviews the 2004 Joan Simo Les Eres Vinya Velles Priorat, Spain during a Wines of Spain Seminar at Just Grapes in Chicago.

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Sep 07 2008

2005 Juan Gil, Monastrell, Jumila, Spain

Robert Houde of Garnacha Imports reviews the 2005 Juan Gil, Monastrell, Jumila, Spain during a Wines of Spain Seminar at Just Grapes in Chicago.

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Sep 06 2008

2007 Vina Borgia, Garnacha, Spain

Robert Houde of Garnacha Imports reviews the 2007 Vina Borgia, Garnacha, Spain during a Wines of Spain Seminar at Just Grapes in Chicago.

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