Entries by jonesisthirsty

No-Snobbery Wine Dinner at Ocean Restaurant

AWARD-WINNING CHEF GEROGE REIS OF OCEAN RESTAURANT PARTNERS WITH SCOTT JONES FOR A SPECIAL NO-SNOBBERY WINE DINNER ON SATURDAY, FEB. 28th Birmingham, AL – February 6, 2015 – Award-Winning “Magic City” chef George Reis of Ocean Restaurant is pairing up with Scott Jones, a nationally recognized food and wine expert, to create an evening of great food and wine. The […]

Valentine’s Chocolate + Food + Wine Getaway

PURSELL FARMS PARTNERS WITH SCOTT JONES FOR A SPECIAL VALENTINE’S WINE + CHOCOLATE + FOOD EVENT Sylacauga, AL – January 9, 2015 – The chef at Pursell Farm is pairing up with Scott Jones, a local culinary and wine expert, to create an evening of amazing chocolate, food and wine. The Pursell Farm event will be held on Friday, […]

Costco Wine Picks

FIND THESE JONES IS THIRSTY-APPROVED GEMS IN THE COSTCO WINE DEPARTMENT: • 2013 Kirkland Signature, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, CA $13 (This is one of my favorite Kirkland Signature wines year after year. I did a blind tasting with this wine against other more expensive Russian River Pinot Noirs, and the clients were blown away by it’s […]

Meet the Chaiyry Family: Neverthirst Update

No-Snobbery Wine Education is what Jones Is Thirsty does, but we also exist to help fight true thirst. That’s why, earlier this year, we made NEVERTHIRST our charitable partner. Neverthirst’s mission is simple: Provide clean and living water to the poor through the local church. But their aim is much higher. Neverthirst seeks to change the lives of people on both sides […]

This Week’s Costco Wine Finds

FIND THESE JONES IS THIRSTY-APPROVED GEMS IN THE COSTCO WINE DEPARTMENT: • 2012 Kirkland Signature, Médoc Bordeaux Blend, France $9 (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot) • 2012 Dixie Flyer, The Brakeman, CA $10 (Another terrific Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, CA) • 2005 Poggio Verrano Dromos, Red Blend, Italy $35 (WA 93 pt., Super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot )

Cooking Class: Crawfish Balls + Wine

Angela Schmidt’s crispy, fried Crawfish Balls featured in my November JONES IS HUNGRY column in B-METRO, is one of those recipes her customers ask for over and over again. But what about the wine? I prefer a soft, fruity but weighty white. A heftier white with ripe fruit and a touch of oak can handle golden, deep-fried exterior and still […]

Costco Halloween Wine Picks

FIND THESE JONES IS THIRSTY-APPROVED GEMS IN THE COSTCO WINE DEPARTMENT: • 2012 Kirkland Signature, Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, CA $13 (Always a fan favorite) • 2012 Chocolate Block, Red Blend, South Africa $30 (Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache blend) • Naveran, Brut Cava, Spain $12 (A delightful, refreshing sparkler perfect for the weekend) • Serralunga d’Alba, Barolo, Italy $38 (WS 91pt; […]

Ross Bridge-Jones Is Thirsty No-Snobbery Wine Dinner

RENAISSANCE ROSS BRIDGE GOLF RESORT & SPA PARTNERS WITH SCOTT JONES FOR WINE DINNER ON TUESDAY, DEC. 9 Hoover, AL – October 27, 2014 – The chefs at Brock’s Restaurant in Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa are pairing up with Scott Jones, a local culinary and wine expert, to create an evening of […]

Costco Wine Picks: Week of 10/13/14

FIND THESE JONES IS THIRSTY-APPROVED GEMS THIS WEEK IN THE COSTCO WINE DEPARTMENT: • 2012 Kirkland Signature, Bordeaux Supérieur, France $7 (70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon) • 2013 Kirkland Signature, Pinot Grigio, California $8 (1.5 Liter bottle; a bit heftier and less tangy than Italian-style Pinot Grigio) • Kirkland Signature, 10-Year-Old Tawny Port, Portugal $17 (Made by Fonseca; this is […]

Costco Wine Deals: Week of 10/6/14

FIND THESE $12 AND UNDER GEMS THIS WEEK IN THE COSTCO WINE DEPARTMENT: • 2008 Montecillo, Rioja, Reserva, Spain $11 (WA 91 pt., I LOVE this wine with ‘cue) • 2011 Catina Zaccagnini, Montepuciano d’Abruzzo, Italy $12 (WS 91 pt., this hefty but soft red from the Abruzzo region of Italy is made w/the Montepuciano grape – super quaffable)