The WinedUp – Late Spring, 2016

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 by

Just when it seemed like spring and another WinedUp column would never arrive, both are finally here! And the warm days of summer can’t be far behind. Let’s get to our glasses. We will taste three rosés, two whites and an interesting red in this edition.

No Child Hungry

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 by

“If another country were doing this to our kids, we would be at war, this is just insane, and it doesn’t have to be this way.” –Jeff Bridges We just wrapped up Farm-To-Fork Week 2015 and had an excellent time. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone that made this week possible!

The WinedUp – Summer, 2015

Thursday, 23 July 2015 by

Summer 2015 is cooking away, and it’s a great time to let the SJ Hot Chefs cook for you! We are focusing on the wonderful wines South Jersey has to offer for Summer: whites, rose’s— all just in time for the SJ Hot Chefs Farm to Fork Week. Just a quick note: a wine buddy

Winter WinedUp

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 by

The WinedUp, Winter 2014-15   It’s hard to believe we were just sharing the perfect patio wine and now the New year is upon us. And here’s the WinedUp for the colder part of the calendar:     Wine: Old Vines ZinfandelProducer: Sivas-SonomaRegion: Sonoma, CAVintage: 2011Grape: ZinfandelAlcohol: 14.5 % Zinfandel is a great winter wine.

December WinedUp

Monday, 08 December 2014 by

December WinedUp Here’s the WinedUp: Spellbound Petite Sirah, 2011, Lodi/Central Valley, CA alc 13.5%Petite Sirah Caramel and vanilla bean notes in the nose, berry fruit and reasonable tannins. You often see wines described as approachable, to me-this is one of those. Easy to drink, good fruit and great with food, especially the heavier roast, hearty

The WinedUp, Summer 2014

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 by

Summer finally got here, and so did another WinedUp column. We’ll focus on some summer wines whites, pinks and a few interesting reds— just in time for the SJ Hot Chefs Farm to Fork Week. And here’s the WinedUp:  Wine: White Spumante, SparklingProducer: Cavicchioli 1928Region: Modena, ItalyVintage: NVGrape: Malvasia        Alcohol: 8% I never saw this

By Mark H. Metzger, csw Society of Wine Educators  By global and historical standards, the Washington State wine industry is still very, very young.  Although the state’s first wine company goes back to 1934, the industry really didn’t get much traction until 1954, when the American Wine Growers Group was founded in 1954. Later, this