Just Grapes

logo1I just recently made my first visit to Just Grapes, an excellent wine shop located in the west loop, at 560 W.Washington.  I looked around, and was helped out by friendly and knowledgeable staff.  There are many discounts and deals, and that day they were featuring 50 wines at 50% off.  I came for a couple of Spanish selections, the first of which was the 2002 Emilio Moro Malleolus.  It is a deep rich red from the Ribera del Duero made of Tinto Fino, local for Tempranillo.  It was a steal for $23.  I also came for the 2003 Celler Laurona, another rich red from Montsant, just outside of Priorat.  It is made from 60% Garnacha and 40% Mazuelo, local for Carignan.  Another great buy at $11. 

I highly recommend stopping in for the deals and numerous promotions they have.  The parking is a bit scarce in the area, but there is temporary "flashing light" parking in front.

Also, if you would like to come in and sample, there is an automated tasting machine- 24 wines are hooked up and you can purchase tastes with a rechargeable "smart card".  Excellent for those of us who like to taste the milk before we buy the cow!