Gloucester County Times - NJ.com Times Op-Ed By Joseph Cryan Special to the Times It’s unlikely the person enjoying a glass of wine this summer is aware of the controversy swirling around the wine industry in New Jersey, but it’s an important issue for New Jersey’s economy that must be handled correctly. Wineries and vineyards have become important ambassadors of New Jersey’s agritourism, but their fate...
Free Wine Testing It’s unlikely the person enjoying a glass of wine this summer is aware of the controversy swirling around the wine industry in New Jersey, but it’s an important issue for New Jersey’s economy that must be handled correctly.
Wine Business In India Wineries and vineyards have become important ambassadors of New Jersey’s agritourism, but their fate has been in limbo since a federal appeals court decision in December found New Jersey’s laws and regulations for wine producers unconstitutional because in-state and out-of-state wineries don’t abide by the same set of rules. The judge’s ruling was simple: either all vineyards, both in-state ones and those based out of state, get direct sales outlets, or neither do.
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It may not be well known, but our winemaking tradition dates back to the 16th century.
Wine Testing Tour India Florida wineries This list is compiled from several sources and includes not only wineries that make wine from their own grapes, but also some that import juice from other states and some who make wine from other fruits.
Free Wine Testing These wineries are certified by the Florida Department of Agriculture, which requires them to own or manage at least 10 acres of grapes and be open for tastings and retail at least 30 hours a week.
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Music in the Vineyards -- through Aug. 21, Napa Valley venues. See performances by almost 40 musicians in outdoor vineyard settings during the three-week event. $50 per performance. 707-258-5559; www.napavalleymusic.org .
Wine Testing Tour 13th annual Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival -- Aug. 14, Sutter Creek. Features ragtime performances by Patrick Aranda, the Bradshaws, Tom Brier, Crown Syncopators, Marty Eggers, Frederick Hodges and more, plus a Silent Movie Night and Future of Ragtime Concerts with young performers. Tickets from $15, all events badges are $70.
Wine Testing Tour India Half Dome in a Day: Tips for a Successful Hike -- 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 16, REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. Join author Rick Deutsch for a slide presentation about the 16-mile day hike to Half Dome's summit and back. 510-527-4140, www.rei.com/berkeley in Berkeley.
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New York is dizzy with wine bars. But a sober student of fermented grape juice should go directly to the source — local vineyards and wineries.
White Wine In India New York State, surprisingly, is the No. 2 wine producer in the country (after California). New Jersey holds a respectable seventh place. And even Connecticut has a smattering of vineyards where grapes grow just a few feet from the tasting room.
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J.D. Fitzgerald photos Sean, left, and Rizza Husband sample grapes from the vine atSonoita Vineyards. The winery was the first in Santa Cruz County,an area that has seen a recent boom in vineyards.
White Wine India Sonoita Vineyard sampling Duane Johnson, center, and Robert Fodness, right, sample SonoitaVineyard’s offerings at the winery’s July festival. Nearly 2,000people visited the winery for the two-day event.
White Wine In India Maybe not. But the winemakers in and around Sonoita, in SantaCruz County about 50 miles southeast of Tucson, want the world toknow that quality wine and Arizona aren't contrary terms.
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