Creative Juices Wine Blog

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

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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

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! ūüôā

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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

Creative Juices Wine Show Episode 9: How to drink wine like a pro

Posted in Argentina, Malbec, Mendoza, Texas, wine, wine shop, Wine Tasting by CreativeJuicesWine on March 16, 2010

Hello friends. During Episode 9, we teach their guest, Josue, how to taste wine like a pro. Enjoy the show! Cheers!!!

Zak & Olena

Creative Juices Wine Show: Episode 8

Posted in California, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, rulis international kitchen, wine, Wine Reviews, wine shop, Wine Tasting by CreativeJuicesWine on March 13, 2010

After a short hiatus from the Creative Juices Wine Show, we have returned in a new location, with a much more appealing ‘set’.¬† In Episode 8, we taste a 2008 Thomas Henry Pinot Noir with special guest Chef Rulis. Cheers!!!

Zak & Olena

Grand Debut of the Wine Shop @ Rulis’

Posted in Alicante Bouschet, rulis international kitchen, Texas, wine by CreativeJuicesWine on March 11, 2010

Hello friends!

Today is an exciting day! As many of you already know, today marks the first day of our new retail wine & beer shop at Rulis’ International Kitchen in downtown El Paso, TX at 318 N. Mesa Street. We are opening the store with 70 wines, and 35 beers to choose from, and either take home with you, or enjoy at the restaurant for retail cost plus a low corking fee of $7!

This evening, we will be opening our doors at 5pm, and serving all of our wines by the glass at Happy hour prices. West Side Bohemians will be providing live music beginning at 7pm. Admission is free, and we are offering 10% off all bottle sales to go!

We sincerely hope to see all of you there! So come out, bring a friend. Enjoy some good music. Enjoy professionally selected wines, and beers, as well as delectable tapas provided by Chef Rulis’ himself. See you tonight!

Cheers!!!

Zak & Olena

Wine Social Follow Up

We want to extend our thanks to all of you who attended our Lodi Wine 101 Social last night at Rulis’. We had a great time, and the wines were terrific! As an early reminder, we will be hosting the Grand Debut of the Wine & Beer Shop opening this Thursday evening at Rulis’ (318 N. Mesa, El Paso, TX) starting at 5pm. We will have live music by West Side Bohemians starting at 7pm. Please come out, and enjoy the music, as well as great food and wine!

Cheers!!!

Zak & Olena

Shameless Plug…

Posted in Announcements, wine by CreativeJuicesWine on March 3, 2010

Hello friends!

We want to share with you a nice write up about us written by Elisa Terrazas of El Paso Magazine. You can view her article at El Paso Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @listerrazas, and if you’re not following us, why not? Follow us @ELPSOMMELIERS. For more information on our Grand Debut of the wine shop at Rulis’ International Kitchen keep checking back, or call 915.541.9990.¬†Thanks for reading!

Cheers!!!

Zak & Olena

Creative Juices Wine Show: Episode 6-Tokaji 2006 S√°rgamuskot√°ly

Posted in Hungary, Muscato, Tokaji, Video, wine, Wine Reviews, Wine Tasting by CreativeJuicesWine on February 25, 2010

Here it is РHungarian Tokaji 2006 Sárgamuskotály Рjust like you guys asked. Delicious, wonderful juice. We hope you enjoy the episode and in particular, Olena showing off her phenomenal wine swirling skills :-).

Wine: Tokaji ÔĽŅS√°rgamuskot√°ly

Varietal: Yellow Muscat

Vintage: 2006

Alcohol: 11%

Our Score: 88-89 points

Price: $15