Entries by jonesisthirsty

Carbonara + Wine is Fine

When considering the world’s great comfort foods, Italy’s carbonara has to be on that list.  I know on my list, carbonara is right up there at the top with Chinese soup dumplings and good ol’ American country fried steak.  I mean, for goodness sake, we’re talking a rich ‘n’ creamy Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese sauce with crispy pancetta that’s basically sopped up with […]

Costco Wine Deals and Steals – 9/19/14

FIND THESE (TRUE) GEMS THIS WEEKEND IN THE COSTCO WINE DEPARTMENT: • 2007 Lamadrid, Matilde Malbec, Argentina $56 (WA 94 pt., normally retails for $80, 1 case left) • 2013 Novellum, Chardonnay, France $9 (WA 92 pt., an absolute steal for this unoaked Chardonnay from the Languedoc) • 2011 Gérard Bertrand, Red Blend, France $10 (WS 90 pt., a rich, hefty blend <and hefty deal!> […]

Running To Water

Lord willing, I’ll line up for the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2nd. No-Snobbery Wine Education is what Jones Is Thirsty does, but we also exist to help fight true thirst for the over 780 million people around the world who still lack access to safe drinking water. That’s why we’re so excited […]

Thirsty November Events

NOVEMBER 18th: HOLIDAY “HAPPY HOUR AND A HALF” OLIVE OIL & WINE PAIRING Join us on Tuesday, November 18th at OLI.O for an olive oil & wine pairing session.  This session — from  from 6 to 7:30 — features premium olive oils & balsamic vinegars + an assortment of tasty, holiday-themed recipes all paired with 3 very special wines. Reserve your spot now […]

Wine + Coffee = Clean Drinking Water

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 […]

10 Winemakers, 1 Camera and 1 Question

During a recent trip to Chile (as a guest of Wines of Chile), I couldn’t help but notice the energy and excitement among the winemakers.  They all spke of their love for the country and the promise of finally moving beyond the stereotype of only producing value wines.  All of the winemakers—to a person—were absolutely energized […]

22 Great Wines for $12 or Less

The holidays call for flexible wines that can move and groove at the table, and ride the roller coaster of textures and flavors. The market is loaded with terrific wines to fit any budget, yet I continue to be impressed with the quality and value of many wines that are 12 bucks or less. Here […]