Tag Archive 'Wine Education'

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 23 2009

Perfect Thanksgiving Pairings!

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Miss our Thanksgiving Pairing class and still clueless about what to imbibe on Turkey Day? Well, we can forgive the whole “skipping class” thing (but don’t let it happen again!) and have recap to boot. Now, we couldn’t just taste wine and try to imagine how great it would be with Thanksgiving fare–we at Just […]

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Nov 03 2009

Demystifying the Burgundy Label

By Maggie Smith Are you one of those people that love to drink wine but steer clear from French wine because you just don’t know what type of wine is in that bottle? There’s usually indecipherable French writing, probably a picture of a chateau-looking house, and what seems to be a name of a place […]

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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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Sep 14 2009

Does Price Really Matter?

By Maggie Smith Whether you’re new to wine or a seasoned connoisseur, a common thread between the two is finding a wine to drink that is of good quality for a good price and makes you warm and fuzzy on the inside. With new wine regions emerging around the world, this task is easier then […]

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Sep 08 2008

2005 Allende Rioja, Spain Review by Robert Houde

Robert Houde of Garnacha Imports reviews the fantastic 2005 Finca Allende Rioja from Spain during a Wines of Spain Seminar at Just Grapes in Chicago, IL.

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Aug 22 2008

Basics of paring Vosges Truffles & Wine

Jennifer Brush of Vosges Haut Chocolat & Don Sritong of Just Grapes discuss the basics of pairing chocolate & wine.

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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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