Sunday, June 23, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Want 2 support #NJWines @RenaultWinery Summer Chill #winefestival -need the t-shirt(s) 2 do it! Email firstname.lastname@example.org WillTee4 #WineSo, why am I offering to wear an NJ Winery T-Shirt at the upcoming Summer Chill Wine Fest at Renault Winery? It all started, ironically enough, at the Winter Chill Wine Festival at Renault last January. It was the perfect event to don my Sharrott Winery Crimignoles t-shirt I'd picked up and warm enough to wear it without a jacket. Sure enough, the t-shirt was a hit with my friends at Sharrott, who were the only folks who didn't mistake me for a winery employee that day. Various reactions I received included:
— WineGirl Blog (@WineGirlBlog) June 19, 2013
"What's a Crimignoles?" (Answer: A blend of Sharrott's Crimson Sky and Vignoles - two great wines on their own - paired for an extra sweet-tart treat.)
"Dude, we love your wine!"
"Wow, they let you off to go taste wine?"
"Shouldn't you be working?"
And, my personal favorite: "Why aren't you wearing my t-shirt?"
It was a question posed, quite charmingly I might add, by several vintners charmed by my support of local wines. "Well," I'd reply, "I'll wear one of your t-shirts next time! Do you have them here for sale?"
Hence the idea: Will Wear T's 4 Wine.
I've got an impartial witness who will testify that I sent at least 20 odd attendees over to Sharrott's table that day to try their Crimignoles blend. I didn't think I'd be a walking billboard, but I had great fun talking NJ wines and showing my support for one of my favorite wineries.
Are you a #NJ Winery with a t-shirt to spare? Contact me at email@example.com with pricing details. I want to support YOU at the upcoming Summer Chill Wine Festival at Renault Winery!
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Want a gorgeous place to relax with a fine wine or delicious cider? Check out Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery in the heart of black dirt country, minutes from the NJ border.
They grow their apples and fruit on site and their grapes in the Finger Lakes. This translates into peak flavors on the palate. The ciders are not to be missed; fresh and crisp with nust the right carbonation. The Black Dirt Red is a gorgeously spicy Baco Noir that makes the kind of sangria dry drinkers crave. Other faves include Harvest Moon (a labrusca/vinifera white blend), Gewurztraminer (perfect perfume on the nose and tongue), and Black Dirt Blush.
The Distillery operates under the title American Fruits and produces the most gorgeous fruit liquers imaginable.
Do not miss the chance to partake of the garden cafe offerings, some live music, and some amazing beverages at this gorgeous location.