The wines of South Jersey. The phrase seems almost custom-made to elicit a smile or a sneer.
Cabernet Shiraz India Either response ignores the surprising truth: South Jersey winemakers work in an industry whose regional roots date back 350 years. They grow two-thirds of the state's grapes. And they boast the federally designated Outer Coastal Plain wine growing region, whose terroir can best be likened to Bordeaux.
Rosé India "At most," acknowledges Scott Donnini, co-owner of Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery in Pilesgrove, "we were a regional curiosity." The state of affairs recalls that of the California wine industry before 1976, when West Coast wines were routinely dismissed. Then, on May 24, 1976, came the Judgment of Paris -- the competition in which renowned French judges unwittingly scored wines from Napa Valley higher than the most venerable vintages from France.
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Vinophiles who want to own more than a well-stocked wine cellar now can own their own entire vineyard. The Smoky Hill Vineyards and Winery, 212 W. Golf Link, is on the auction block. Bids will be accepted online almost through February.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Among the "parcels" for sale is the intellectual property -- the names of the wines and production methods.
Cabernet Shiraz India Winery general manager Norm Jennings, whose father, Steve, established the winery, said about a dozen people are interested in the name brand property.
Le Roy school officials say speculation is harmful The district in a statement said continuing national attention to several students? unusual neurologist symptoms is distracting the student body and setting back the recovery of those who are afflicted.
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Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Lawsuit says Perez, board cost Kodak retirement plans millions The suit seeks class-action status against the company's top executives and directors.
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Sauvignon Blanc The First Friday Wine Walk series kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at locations throughout downtown Issaquah. First Friday Wine Walks are also scheduled for March 2 and April 6.
Nardone Winery, Kana Winery, Zerba Cellars, Lodmell Winery, Smasne Cellars and Castillo de Feliciana will be pouring wines at locations around Issaquah, including ArtByFire, artEAST Art Center, First Stage, Illuminate, Museo Art Academy and Thrive. Wine tasting locations are open to guests of all ages. Wine tasting is strictly for guests 21 and over.
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A glass of Franciacorta sparkling wine. Wines from the region have the highest appellation under Italian wine laws, the D.O.C.G.
Rosé Consorzio Franciacorta via Bloomberg The cantina cellar of Franciaorta wines. The bottles are "riddled," in the methode champenoise, to bring sediment to the neck.
Sauvignon Blanc Consorzio Franciacorta via Bloomberg The Franciacorta wine vineyards. The vineyards have all been newly planted since the 1960s.
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