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Julie Nadalini
July 5, 2014 | Julie Nadalini

Repeat Shiraz 2012

Want to be the host with the most this summer? One of the fundamental steps to any summer shindig is choosing a wine that your guests will enjoy. This is not an insurmountable task and can easily be done with a bit of snooping and some vino investigation. Find out whether your guests prefer light and sweet wines or spicy and full-bodied wines. For the group that enjoys the latter, Repeat is a simple yet succulent wine that is a crowd pleaser.  Continue »

John Rozier
June 20, 2014 | John Rozier

True Beer-lievers!

My name is John Rozier, and yes I am in fact Bottle Jockey's newest Blogger. Now my role in the store relates mainly to beer, and let me tell you; when I started at the store I thought I knew my beer and knew my craft beer, but HOLD ON NOW! I clearly did not! Let me say this, we are so fortunate to be in the middle of the growth and progression of Craft Beer!  Continue »

Felicity Elsted
June 13, 2014 | Felicity Elsted

"Wine is bottled poetry"

"Wine is bottled poetry". This quote by the Scottish poet Robert Louis Stevenson sums up our Cuvée Jean-Paul Rouge from the Rhône Valley region in France.  Continue »

Melissa C
February 7, 2014 | Melissa C

Spirits With Spirit!!

Over the last few years, new micro-breweries seem to pop up almost weekly, concocting new and creative ways to make beer taste anything but typical. Following their successes, Micro Distilleries are slowly starting to ‘play’ with their spirits, creating small-batch gems that have distinctly unique flavors, or exceptional quality.  Continue »

Jessica Bryans
February 26, 2013 | Jessica Bryans

Tips for a Healthier Happy Hour

It’s February, so if you fit into the 99.9% of the population that over-indulged over the holidays then it is likely you are counting calories and scaling back on your alcohol intake this month. Truthfully, you don’t have to skip happy-hour to stick to your resolution for a healthier 2013. There are plenty of tips and tricks for cocktailing without overloading on calories, here are a few of them.  Continue »

Jordan Knott
January 4, 2013 | Jordan Knott

Starting your beer cellar

So you’ve decided to start a beer cellar? Congrats! You are about to enter a realm of infinite possibility. More and more beers these days are being made that beg for extended aging. They are some of the most wonderfully complex and mouthwatering beers ever made. So why wait? Why not drink them now in all their glory!? Patience young grasshopper, one day you will see. Although it is true that these beers are often glorious upon release, the complexity and maturity of these beers will only increase with time.  Continue »

Jordan Knott
January 3, 2013 | Jordan Knott

The New Year is here! Make it a year of beer!

Happy New Years everyone! Wow, what a year it has been here at BottleJockey. If there is one thing that I noticed overall it was that 2012 was the year of the craft beer explosion. People like you and me are starting to want, nay demand, a higher level of beer. So what does this mean? It means that craft beer producers are making even more exciting and interesting beers than ever before! Trust me when I say, that’s a good thing. So get excited! Get pumped up! I know I am! Here are a few ways to get in on the buzz.  Continue »

Brandon Cotter
November 29, 2012 | Brandon Cotter

Beer: Carbonated Booze Tea

Ever sat and wonder how beer is produced? Well I have. I've sat, in my room thinking about it a lot. Allow me to explain: It involves four, relatively straight forward, steps: mashing, boiling, fermenting and bottling. Let me break em' down further:  Continue »

Jordan Knott
July 30, 2012 | Jordan Knott

Cooking with Wine, Beer and Spirits.

In my latest blog I gave up some of my top secret cocktails recipes. In the spirit of sharing recipes I have decided to share a couple more recipes. After all, cocktail recipes are all well and good, but what do you EAT with the cocktails? The answer, my friends, shall herein be revealed.  Continue »

Jordan Knott
July 28, 2012 | Jordan Knott

Jordan's Top Secret Summer Cocktail Recipes

I consider myself more or less a purist on the cocktail front, I love the classics. Old Fashioned’s, Dry Martini’s and Rusty Nail’s are a few of my personal favorites. And while these cocktails can be enjoyable at any time, a summery and fresh cocktail on a hot summer’s day is just what the doctor ordered. Now normally I wouldn’t consider anything like this, but for the purposes of “spreading the love” I have decided to share with you a few of my own personal top secret recipes for great summer cocktails.  Continue »

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