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Feb 27 2009

What Are You Waiting For? Open That Bottle Night

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There are a few bottles of wine on the bottom shelf of our wine rack that are the “Special Occasion” bottles. Ironically enough, they were both gifts from the same couple. The first is a 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon (from a town called Grapevine, Texas) with a custom “On Our Wedding Day” label, which our friends gave out as wedding favors at their November 2004 nuptials. They have begged us to drink it already, and we keep meaning to on their anniversary, but for some reason, we never do. The other is a more recent gift, which the couple gave to us when we got engaged last summer. This is special for several reasons. First, it’s an engagement gift from a happily married couple that we adore. Secondly, it’s a Rioja, which is the one wine that my fiance and I can always agree on. And third, it’s a 1999 vintage, which makes it the oldest bottle we’ve got, and it just doesn’t feel right to open a wine from the last millennium for no reason.

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Oct 31 2008

4-year-old celebrates with national wine honor

It’s not every day that a 4-year-old celebrates a birthday with wine. But running a thriving wine shop in the heart of Chicago for four years is something to toast. And as icing on the cake, Just Grapes learned today that the Wall Street Journal’s wine pros chose assistant manager Maggie Smith’s pick as their […]

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Oct 31 2008

Wine Pairing for Lamb Chops!

Our own Maggie Smith, Assistant Manager of Just Grapes is featured in today’s wine column of the Wall Street Journal and featured wine video.  See Maggie’s food pairing suggestion for Lamb Chops, the Consilience Syrah, Santa Barbara County.

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