Posted: Thursday November 28, 2013, 8:05 AM
Posted: Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:00 AM
Buehler Challenger & Science Center held its 19th anniversary wine tasting and silent auction at Bergen Community College in Paramus.
Bergen Community College | Buehler Challenger & Science Center | Samuel Raia | Tina Raia | Robert Garrett
| Graceann Decrosta | Jerry Decrosta | Robert Budelman | Stephanie Budelman | Kimberly Caesar | Fred Wallace | Mandy Lozano | Bob Gordon | Gail Gordon | Craig Ruppert | Charles Ciani | Jon Linder | Barbara Winnicki | Steve Boswell | Dariusz Winnicki | Charles Riccobono | David Verducci | Steven Cytryn | Peter Thompson | Mary DeGaeta | Dave Winnicki | Allison Winnicki | Susan Winnicki | Lucia Palestroni | James Napolitano | Kim Klein | Mike Harger | Kammy McMahon | Nathan Sloan | Gale Klun | Bonnie Walsh | Tove Denovich | Lyle Mills | Molly Isenbarger | Jenny Morris | Jeffrey Morris | Karen Boswell | Jose Lozano | Lisa Iachetti | Kevin DeSimone | Kathi Klein | Kristine Sayrafe | Joseph Jerome | Kunle Modupe | Patricia Low | Bill McIntyre | Linda Riccobono | Peggy Flynn | Tom Flynn | Kathleen Semergieff | Paramus
Posted: Saturday September 28, 2013, 7:45 AM
Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern hosted a Brooklyn Brewery beer tasting event, where guests had the chance to sample the brewery's lastest beer, Cuvée La Boite, along with a four-course beer dinner.
Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern | Brooklyn Brewery | Sarah Strauss | Chris Vasquez | Laura O'Dea | Taylor Ciaccio | Diana Brazill
Posted: Monday September 23, 2013, 5:08 PM
The Garden State Wine Growers Association held its 2013 Jersey Skyline Wine Festival at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park. The event featured more than a dozen of New Jersey’s finest wineries.
Danielle Varetoni | Kaitlin Gallagher | Jamie Grauso | Mckenzie Cummings | Nicole Seeman | Marianne Friedman | Deana Platis
| Rhonda Haro | Lyzett Napier | Gloria Alvarez | Debbie Maldonado | Lisa Osso | Sydney Osso | Kim Davis | Dave Armistead | Natalie Ailos | Gael Burman | Bob Spirig | Samantha Goldberg | Ultimate Tom | Megan Jakl | Julie White | Stephanie Hazapis | Nelly Hazapis | Rachel Distefano | Campy Johnson | Ashley Diana | Sean Taguer | Megan Lewis | Cristina Darmiento | Amanda Kistner | Courtney Kelly | Erin Ault | Alexandra Vinas | John Tataje | Rosemary Garcia | Amy Bobrow | JoAn Santiago | Meghan Gold | Vikki Gregoril | Donald Cherry | Erika Ramirez | Sakao Kono | Alli Frolow | Dayna Gallagher | Adam Cerdas | Suzanne Aiello | Vivian Lay | Shakira Valdez | Xiomara Valdez | Stephanie Scott | Jennifer Hodgman | Nick Keys | Joe Cecere | Melissa Woudenberg | Steve Miller | Dana Grimm | Peter Amezquita | Jenny Polanto | Violet Sudol | Glenn Reno | Joan Braun | Rachael Tolentino | David Chalmers | Kaley Gray | Shahrooz Bhapti | Julie Bharucha | Tom Cosentino | Ollie Tomasello | Monica Ries | Loraine Zimmer | Linda Calise | Tom Harley | Tara Kelly | Stephen Johnsen | Maria Darby | Jim Daniels | Plagidos Winery | DiMatteo's Vineyards | Four Sisters Winery | Ventimiglia Vineyards | Sharrott Winery | Coda Rossa Wines | Hopewell Valley Winery | Bellview Winery | Unionville Vineyards | Wagon House Winery | Cava Winery | Tomasello Winery | Renault Winery | Dan Merrill Band | Garden State Wine Growers Association | Ridgefield Park
Posted: Monday September 16, 2013, 1:45 PM
Mason's Cellar in Rutherford hosted a Johnnie Walker Platinum Label launch party, featuring a history of Johnnie Walker by Peter O'Connor, bottle engravings and tastings of the newest member of the Johnnie Walker family.
Mason's Cellar | Peter O'Connor | Kristina Feist | Michele Escrobar | Jacqui Glowzenski | Julio Izquierdo
| Michelle Izquierdo | Alicia St. Pierre | Martin St. Pierre | Maria Lisanti | Tania Branez | Beverly Khan | Amy Sharry | Jessica Maldonado | Alex Maldonado | Adam Facendola | Norberto Maldonado | Luz Mejia | Dee Triana | Fred Heismeyer | Kelly Chambers | Marc Loreti | Mark Tirabassi | Alan Hughes | Terence Saulsby | John Rutt | Cathy Leffler | Ryan O'Connor | Kylie Coghlan | Jahaan Woodyard | Manny Niedo | Mari Niedo | Alex Dopozo | Ray Rivera | Gary McCray | Rutherford
Posted: Tuesday August 27, 2013, 1:21 PM
The Winemaker's Cellar held a Wine Tasting and Pig Roast end-of-summer harvest party in Hawthorne.
Winemaker's Cellar | Beverly Lugowe | Chris Berman | Lora D'Agastino | Kathy Sussku | Mike Damelio | Rich Esteves
Posted: Tuesday August 27, 2013, 8:05 AM
Bergen County Historical Society held its 2013 Wine Festival this past Saturday at New Bridge Landing in River Edge.
New Bridge Landing | Bergen County Historical Society | Gloria Bumbaco | Devon Bumbaco | Janine Cancdcchia | Vicky Melroy
| Emily Vogel | Marianne Rocchio | Anthony Rocchio | Diane Rocchio | Danielle Norris | Katie Smith | Claude Martinelli | Toni Martinelli | Anita Viaud | John Viaud | Katie White | Ross Bauer | Ashley Kowzun | Eric Cheon | Sophie Park | Shane Han | Sojung Han | Gael Burman | Diane Bozzetto | Susan Miranda | Susan Hilger | Kathie Jarzembowski | Gary Rossi | Rossana DiBello | Juliana Chapman | Mallory Bryant | Phillip Pasquale | Mary Torretagle | Mary Streicher | Jessica Vanzella | Leo Dugan | Nieves Kounouklos | Diane Hernandez | Chris Mareth | Marnie Mareth | Bebe Greenberg | David Greenberg | Andrea Jenner | James Smith | Veronica Malkowski | Michael Malkowski | Nance Smith | Michael Smith | Tina Baggatta | Mark Martin | Evelyn Baronian | Mason Baronian | Lauri Baronian | Mayra Castro | Cynthia Piana | Phil Anderson | Brandi Abram | John Iriarry | Patti Iriarry | Kathy Brody | Bruna Dietz | Susan Fox | Maria Ippolito | Ann Subrizi | Evelyn Rizzo | Art MacHugh | Elsie Sternbach | Eileen Hryczyk | Leona Hryczk | Shawna McGarry | Sandy Moscaritolo | Alexandra Williamson | Nancy Castelli | Mary Ane | John Groh | Particle Theory | River Edge
Posted: Tuesday July 2, 2013, 10:39 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack held its Summer Beer and Harness Racing Festival in Paddock Park
Posted: Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:33 PM
Mason's Cellar in Rutherford held its Grand Opening featuring a wine and whiskey tasting.
Mason's Cellar | Yvette Garcia | Jose Martinez | Ursula Sojko | Katie Roberts | Greg Lowther | Norberto Maldonado
| Jessica Maldonado | Joseph Maggiano | Yralka Maggiano | Ronald Milon | Monika Sleiman | Julio Fernandez | Kimberly Balacuit | Jessica Sheridan | Kara Fecanin | Alice Haydee | Haydee Maggiano | Peter O'Connor | Michele Izquierdo | Julio Izquierdo | Wendy Rosenbower | Barbara Bennett | Lori Zorat | Melissa Stopherd | Cristina Romer | James Romer | Rich Osso | Matteo Osso | Hammy Baroudi | owner | Aly St. Pierre | Rolando Martinez | Trisha Milner | Diane Biancamano | Diane Laurezno | Danay Triana | Ben Wilson | Kelly Cullinane | Talin Boyadjian | Kohar Boyadjian | Altagracia Nunez | Emilia Nunez | Rich Eldert | Gail Schoenberg | Mona Safar | Deniss Zuks | John Bewighouse | Kim Fecanin | Vanessa Kopec | Stacey Loureiro | Loretta Young | Lisa Giarrusso | Hammy Baroud | Dana Dufresne | Birdrock Imports | Virginia Davey | Brain Davey | Alicia Izquierdo | Sylvia Bauta | Eberto Bauta | Rutherford
Posted: Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:34 PM
It's hard to find someone who doesn't love a margarita on Cinco de Mayo, but here are some alternatives to help celebrate the day.
Posted: Friday April 12, 2013, 1:44 PM
Popular, easy-drinking pinot grigio is America's favorite Italian white wine.
Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2013, 3:15 PM
The many microclimates of California have made it a hotbed for viticultural experimentation.
Posted: Friday March 15, 2013, 10:05 AM
The word whiskey comes from the Gaelic phrase uisce beatha, meaning "water of life."
Posted: Sunday March 3, 2013, 8:30 AM
The Shepherd & The Knucklehead Pub hosted a launch party for Ridgefield Park's Bolero Snort brewery.
Posted: Friday March 1, 2013, 10:35 AM
Joe Iurato offers wine suggestions for those observing Lent or eating lighter.
Posted: Thursday February 21, 2013, 11:55 AM
Ginger liqueurs, on their own or as a cocktail ingredient, are growing in popularity.
Posted: Friday February 8, 2013, 3:44 PM
Despite the snub in "Sideways," merlot remains a popular wine to drink now or put down in the cellar.
Posted: Friday February 8, 2013, 2:30 PM
Fairfield-based Jersey Artisan Distilling began making its first batch of rum, having received a federal distillery license on Jan. 14 and the state's license ten days later.
Posted: Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:39 PM
Tuthilltown Distillery produces the first whiskey in New York State since Prohibition.
Posted: Monday January 28, 2013, 8:05 AM
Corrado's held their 14th Annual Amateur Wine Making Competition at The Venetian in Garfield
The Venetian | Corrado's Family Affair | Amanda Allessio | Michael McClelland | Monique Weber | Tanya Fogg
| Juliet Carafello | Toula Leitao | Lisa Daniello | Jeanine D'Anna | Luci Masherelli | Lisa Papienuk | Kendra Corrado | Nicole Spinelli | Renee Corrado | Ashley Pernice | Sabrina Archipoli | Christina Marino | Jamie Dademo | Melissa Silletti | Deanna Gardner | Molly Tague | Jamie Taylor | Nikki Laginess | Michelle Hernandez | Smiley Ocuna | Jessica Rodriguez | Kim Parham | Chris Allen | Flo Allen | Astrid Suarez | Jose Suarez | Theresa Goldstein | Ralph Corrado | Stephanie Salemmi | Mariel Corrado | Alexander Longo | Mark Olivera | Nicole Olivera | Jason Olivera | Vincent Tardiri | Alexis Tardiri | Patrick McQueeney | Kristy Fry | Matt Best | Marilyn Munoz | Emma Sullivan | Katie Munziata | Helen Munziata | Ivanna Lema | Stephen DellaVecchia | Maria Brown | Enza Turdo | Laura DeNotaris | Joe Vele | Corinne Schoen | Haley Rutkowski | David Krasnoff | Shirly Korchak | Joe Boscia | Christina McDaid | Lukasz Niespodziewanski | Kamila Wysocki | Norbert Markowicz | Sylvia Krajewski | Samantha Drummond | Kathy Krajewski | Samantha Brown | Adolfo Fernandez | Alyssa Bickel | Adria De Pasquale | Frank Polidoro | Vince Marsden | Justine Lynn | Courtney Lavorato | Mike Foti | Billy Catalano | Sara Pernice | Katie Harrison | Monroe Jones | Mark Parisi | Victor Pita | Rosabella Conde | Joe Conde | Carlos Mariano | Celia Mariano | Ann Marie Garcia | Brigid Gisolfi | Kaitlin Gisolfi | Francine Santos | Victoria Santos | Carol Doyle | Benjarak Doyle | John Kettle | Melody Kettle | Karen Gonzalez | Frank Gonzalez | Donna Memoli | Danielle Memoli | Ira Van Scyoc | Traci Van Scyoc | James Corrado | Jerry Corrado | Joseph Corrado | Michele Corrado | John Pernice | Joe Distaulo | Dave Dragotto | Larry Saia | Jimmy Tramutola | Paul Disilvio | Elvi Perez | Gene Disilvio | Norma Disilvio | Charlie Adonizio | Mark Millington | Garfield
Posted: Thursday January 24, 2013, 2:25 PM
Joe Iurato explains the basic of Port wines, focusing on the various styles.
Posted: Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:59 AM
Winter's not all about red wines; whites often pair better with soup.
Posted: Thursday January 10, 2013, 12:03 PM
Adjacent winegrowing regions Marche and Abruzzo produce noteworthy wines.
Posted: Thursday December 27, 2012, 11:36 AM
Joe Iurato offers four suggestions to toast to on New Year's Eve.
Posted: Tuesday December 18, 2012, 1:50 PM
Just Grapes Lounge in Elmwood Park held a wine tasting event to benefit the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
Just Grapes Lounge | Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund | Sandy Amin | Carey Love | Francesco Sias | Lauren Paccariller
Posted: Friday December 14, 2012, 1:22 PM
Gilda's Club held a wine tasting event at the Modiani Kitchens and Interiors showroom in Englewood.
David Rossi | Tatiana Deluna | Mariella Deluna | Cherry Jobity | Joy Alcaro | Doris Aronson | Renee Sall | Karen DiMaria
| Gwen Weiss-Numeroff | Maria Meshefsky | Nicole Montemarro | Sheri Sussman | Kim Greenheim | Sunday Chuda | Gil Kovalsky | Kobi Aharon | Sandy Kissler | Barbara Wagner | Christinna Rossi | Elaine O'Brien | Hank O'Brien | Frederic DiMaria | Isiah Robinson | Barbara Ben-David | Carol Banta | Lauren Overcash | Sue Logan | David Clark | Sheila Thorne | Lou Weiss | Mort Weinstein | Treva Dupree | Joe Marano | Theresa Leiter | Corinne Mullen | Amy Sclafane | Lourdes Beltre | Carolyn Lazala | Donors Ann Stoller | Helen Johnson | Modiani Kitchens | Englewood
Posted: Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:00 AM
Jacqeline Laurita and Caroline Manzo of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stopped by Stew Leonards Wines in Clifton for a wine tasting and bottle signing.
Jacqeline Laurita | Caroline Manzo | Stew Leonard's Wines | Chris Manzo | Albie Manzo | Sylvie Duro | Telma Duda
| Kristina Rivera | Ines Macadam | Laura Scotti | Allison MacFadyen | Elaine Aiello | Chris Laurita | Jerry Martellaro | Eric Simone | Elizabeth Esposito | Brittney Tavello | Rachel Sanchez | Sue Scarpelli | Estella Ritacco | Leanne Mayor | Eric Volk | Johnnie Santos | Giavanna Esposito | Gail Pietropaolo | Jennifer Esposito | Salvatore Esposito | Denise Thatcher | Tricia Sullivan | Melanie Marino | Sharon DeMeola | Maria Rodriguez | Ken Woodin
Posted: Thursday November 15, 2012, 4:30 PM
A blind tasting of cabernet sauvignons reveals some surprises.
Posted: Monday September 10, 2012, 6:13 PM
Take a "bite" out of some scrumptious apple cocktails.
Posted: Monday August 20, 2012, 8:20 AM
Demarest Farms in Hillsdale held its annual N.J. Wine Festival celebrating ten New Jersey wineries, including food and live music.
Demarest Farms | Anthony Antonello | Kelly Goodhand | Jamie Hasselberger | Peter Hasselberger | Dale Murphy | Katie Downes
| Teresa Lang | Calvin Lang | Ann Baumgartem | Gretchen Cividini | Shannon Pitt | Allison Pitt | Becca Feld | Torene Valerio | Katie Conklin | Ashley Casiqno | Lisa Kropilak | Jack Kropilak | Jennifer Libertiny | Katie Lowlor | Lisa Vienckowski | Karly Mannion | Lauren DiChiaro | Lindsey Klien | Raymond Cho | Daniele Albertini | Jennifer Hill | Tara Cho | Jessica Humphrey | Jessica Bernstein | Elise Felixson | Dan Hoefert | Casey Ryan | Vicki Henry | Danni Kuhn | Martha Urbiel | Gary Breithaupt | Billiee Stanton | Keri Maher | Keith Dugan | Janice Dugan | Angela Morgan | Peter Morgan | Macarius Morgan | Alberta Vadala | Janet Manning | Melissa Anglesea | Honore Anglesea | Linda Posada | Carlos Posada | Hillsdale