Hey All-Here’s a great Throw back Thursday Interview with the men of Cambridge Wines in Morristown, NJ. It has now been open for quite some time and has become a town staple. For any of you who are already familiar with Cambridge…what you may not know about yet is their amazing Wine of the Month club. I’m on of their over 200 members that receive monthly wine installments from the shop. It’s a great way to learn more about different varietals and try up and coming wines. Their starter level (which is what I receive) is only $25 a month for 2 bottles of wine.
BTP Readers-I have some exciting New Jersey Wine news to share with all of you. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, a specialty wine and spirits chain, opened its fourth store on December 16, in Nelson’s Corner Shopping Center in Hillsborough, NJ. There is currently a temporary pop-up shop that will remain open while the permanent 9,000 sq. ft. Marketplace location is constructed out in the same shopping plaza.
Did you know you can partake in a wine tasting from the comfort of your own living room couch? What if I told you that during this in-home tasting you would still get the personal touch of LIVE tasting notes from the vineyard and even a chance for you to interact, ask questions, and talk with other at home wine tasting participants?
The Fourth of July is approaching which, for me, includes fireworks, beach, and BBQ’s. It also, is a time to reflect on our freedom and of course display some patriotism. We all know that for Fourth of July weekend anything and everything is red, white, and blue inspired. This goes for decorations, outfits and even food! I have hopped on the bandwagon with this next recipe.
I have a friend whom I enjoy setting up girls night outings with because every time we make plans we try to do something different. Sometimes it’s a gym class, others a night out to dinner, and this past girls night it was a painting class.
A few weekends ago a whole group of my college girlfriends, along with some new friends, headed down to Cape May for a bachelorette party. We had rented a beautiful, and highly recommended, shore house from VRBO (If you have not used VRBO for a vacation rental…you should look into it, it’s a great service. Also, here is the link to the gorgeous rental we stayed in: http://www.vrbo.com/324247 ).
As a resident of Morristown, NJ and a frequent wine drinker I know that there is a bodega or merchant that sells wine just a hop, skip and a jump away from any given point in town. This is very convenient and great for a quick pick up when I have a sudden hankering for a cabernet. The only problem is that almost none of the shops offer a knowledgeable and dedicated staff that will help pick your wine selection. As I have mentioned in past posts I am on the quest for wine knowledge this year and understanding my purchases is just a small step in the right direction. I also love to bring wine as hostess gifts or special occasion presents. I wouldn’t want to present any old bottle as my gift so this is why I would love an expert to help pick out my special selection.