Creative Juices Wine Blog

Wines That Will Put You In The Mood

Posted in Announcements, rulis international kitchen, wine, Wine Tasting by CreativeJuicesWine on April 27, 2010

On Saturday, May 1st at Rulis’ International Kitchen, Creative Juices will be hostingWines That Will Put You in the Mood.’ We censored the title, but you get the idea. We will be serving six (6) wines that are silky smooth, and will excite your palate to no end. Come with someone special, or by yourself to this sensual in-mouth experience hosted by the most attractive Sommeliers in the business: Creative Juices. We promise you will leave satisfied.

The event starts at 6:30pm, and as always, there will be a give-away bottle at the end of the event. This is going to be a fun event, and we plan to enjoy drinks with you well into the evening, after the event has concluded. For group reservations call 915.541.9990. Rulis’ International Kitchen is located at 318 N. Mesa Street, El Paso, TX 79901 in the historic Cortez Building. See you there!

Cheers!

Zak & Olena

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Texas Beer Night @ Rulis’

Posted in Announcements, Beer, Texas by CreativeJuicesWine on April 9, 2010

Hello Friends! It’s Friday, and we’re excited to announce that tomorrow night will be Texas Beer Night @ Rulis’ International Kitchen! We will be tasting 7 beers from Texas, eating delicious munchies prepared by Chef Rulis, and having an awesome time. These events are getting more fun every time we host them. We love, and appreciate your support. Thank you all for making these events such a huge success.

We will be kicking things off tomorrow night, Saturday April 10th, at 7pm. We have four beers from Real Ale Brewing Co. in Blanco, TX, 2 beers from Shiner, TX, as well as the classic Lone Star coming straight from Dallas. The event costs $20, and we will be serving all of the beers throughout the evening for $3 if you want to stick around. If you haven’t been to one of these events, what have you been doing with your life? You’re missing out. So, if you like fun, and beer, and Texas…we’ve got your plans for the weekend at Rulis’. See y’all there! Cheers!!!

-Zak

Spanish Winemaker Meet & Greet Announcement

Hello everyone! We had a great weekend, and a delicious Easter dinner with a brilliant 2006 Pinot Noir made by Ehren Jordan (previous winemaker of the year). We hope that all of you enjoyed your weekend, and that the new week, and beautiful weather are treating you well. Those of you that made it out for ‘Wines With Cool Labels’, thank you! We had a blast, and can’t wait for the next one.

That being said, we have an exciting announcement for you! As many of you already know, we will be having a Spanish winemaker meet & greet on May 5th at Rulis’ International Kitchen. Today, we sat down with Justin & Xabier to finalize the list of wines and winemakers that will be present at the event. We are proud to tell you about this exciting event, and want to let you know to clear your schedules for May 5th. This is going to be an absurd amount of fun based on the stories we heard about a lot of these winemakers, but we’ll let you find out for yourselves upon meeting them.

The final list of winemakers is as follows (in no particular order, and includes some of the wines we will taste from each of them):

1. Ruben Simon–Laxas- 2009 Albariño–Rias Biaxas, Spain

2. Alejandro Migeulez–2006 Abad Dom Bueno Mencía, and 2008 Abad Dom Bueno Godello–Bierzo, Spain (We love these wines!)

3. Paco Puerta–2008 Lorca Monastrell, Bullas, Spain

4. Rafael Cambra–2008 El Bon Homme, Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell–Valencia, Spain

5. Felipe Alvarez–2008 Milcampos Tempranillo–Ribera Del Duero, Spain

6. Jose Alberto Casajus–Casajus Ribera del Duero Vendimia Selecion 2006–Ribera Del Duero, Spain

7. Diego Ibañez–2004 Heras Cordon Reserva (Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano)–Rioja, Spain

Just writing about this has me excited! Olena, Chef, and I have tasted all of these wines, and we promise you that this is a wonderful treat. As the date approaches, we will be able to release more information about the Tapas menu for the event. Please stay tuned, and confirm your intent to attend. I for one can’t wait to share a few drinks with these guys. Talk to you soon!

Cheers!

– El Zak

Wine Tasting Reminder

Posted in Announcements, Aragon, Beer, Bierzo, Spain, Texas, wine, wine shop, Wine Tasting by CreativeJuicesWine on March 31, 2010

Hello everyone! Those of you who have stopped by the shop know that we’ve always got something going on. During April, we will be continuing that trend by hosting our Wine & Beer Events (check the Events Tab) every Saturday of the month! We have also started Thursday Wine Tastings every Thursday evening starting at 5pm. Stop by after work to try a few new wines, and maybe take a couple home with you. You’ll get to share your experience with the only two certified Sommeliers in El Paso, us!

In addition, we will be bringing in over 20 new labels over the course of the month, followed by a meet and greet with 8 Spanish Winemakers on May 5th. Details for that event will be posted the beginning of next week. Bottles from two of those winemakers are already on sale at the shop, with more to come after next week. Come out for dinner Wednesday through Saturday and take advantage of retail pricing on all wine. We also offer 50% the menu price on all beer to go.

See you at 318 N. Mesa Street. Cheers!!!

Zak & Olena

We had a great day!

Posted in wine by CreativeJuicesWine on March 26, 2010

We just had a terrific day and we hope so did you! Tomorrow, just to let you know, Killah Priest is performing at Rulis, we hope to see you there!

Hunting For African Beer

Posted in Announcements, Beer, rulis international kitchen by CreativeJuicesWine on March 26, 2010

Ok everyone…after making over 100 phone calls to locations in 8 states, it’s official: African beer is just not possible to get without driving to San Diego to get 24 of the remaining 47 bottles of Tusker (Kenya) in the continental US.–The other 23 (that I could find) are in Washington D.C.

I tried to call in some favors from various cities that might have some African Beer available to them, but it turns out that my friends have legitimate jobs that don’t allow for ridiculous beer hunting projects that I assign to them. Sheesh!

The new title of our event is “Beers From 5 Continents Because Antarctica is too cold, and Africa has terrible distribution policies when it comes to United States.” We did our best for you, but it’s not looking as though beer from Africa is going to happen. Sorry everyone. We’ll make it up to you. See you tomorrow night! Cheers!

-Zak

Beer From 6 Continents (Sorry Antarctica) Beer Social @ Rulis’

Posted in Announcements, Beer by CreativeJuicesWine on March 23, 2010

Good morning everyone! Happy Tuesday!

This Saturday marks the kick off of the Lady Bowlers Tournament here in El Paso, and in honor of their arrival (and the fact that it will be Saturday) we’re hosting Beer Night at Rulis’. This time around, we will be tasting beer from six Continents, and tasting delicious treats prepared by Mista International himself, Chef Rulis.

If you have never been to one of these events, what have you been doing with your Saturdays? They are a ton of fun!

–Alex P. we missed you at the Latin American Beer Night. I’m calling you out. You and the family have to be at this one!

Cheers!!! We’ll see you Saturday at 7pm.

Zak

How do you pronounce that?… Wine 101 Social

Posted in wine, wine shop, Wine Tasting by CreativeJuicesWine on March 19, 2010

We will be tasting a Grüner Veltliner,  Vinho Verde, Gewurztraminer, Crémant de Loire, a Texan Carignan Mourvédre Blend as well as a Tokaji. We will be talking about the grapes, the land and the tastes of all the wines, as well as providing you with Tapas pairing options. The event costs $25 and all bottles are available at retail. We will discount all case orders. See you there!

Cheers!

Creative Juices Wine Show Episode 12: Jean Bousquet Malbec

Posted in Argentina, Malbec, Mendoza, Video, wine by CreativeJuicesWine on March 18, 2010

Creative Juices got up early this morning and whilst still asleep, tasted some wine. That’s what we do! 🙂

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Creative Juices Wine Show Episode 11: Primaterra Winery

Posted in Italy, Pinot Grigio, rulis international kitchen, Sangiovese, Texas, Veneto, wine, Wine Reviews, wine shop, Wine Tasting by CreativeJuicesWine on March 17, 2010

On Episode 11 of the Creative Juices Wine Show, we taste two wines from the Primaterra Winery in Italy, and receive a phone call from the Mexican Consulate…Enjoy the show! Cheers!!!

Zak & Olena