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Spanish Stew with Rioja

Date: Fri, Aug 27, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Marmitako is a Spanish fish and potato stew deeply rooted in Basque cuisine. This dish is simple, hearty, and a fantastic way to travel to northern Spain without leaving your kitchen. Marmitako was originally a fisherman’s stew, as Basque fishers would cook their daily tuna catch on board fishing boats. A touch of red wine [...]

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Top Five Picnic Wines

Date: Thu, Aug 26, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Labor Day is soon approaching, and backyard barbecues don’t need to have all the fun. Picnics are another great way to soak up the last of the summer sun. An easy way to spend a holiday afternoon, picnics require little more than some cutlery, finger foods, a salad or two, and a big blanket. A [...]

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Vintner’s Circle selected as Best Practice finalist.

Date: Thu, Aug 5, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: David Schmeltzle 908-979-9463 With more than 500,000 small businesses in the tri-state area, The New York Enterprise Report is once again honoring those who are among the most innovative. The New York Enterprise Report is proud to announce Vintners Circle Franchising LLC from Hackettstown, NJ as a finalist in [...]

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Vintner’s Circle Raises Money, Awareness to Fight Domestic Violence

Date: Wed, Jul 7, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Hackettstown winemaking shop donates $1,100 to Warren County chapter of Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, June 24, 2010 — Vintner’s Circle Hackettstown sponsored a fun event to raise more than $1,000 for a serious cause. The local winemaking shop, located in Patriot’s Plaza on Route 46, was the site of its “Community with [...]

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Grand Opening This Saturday At Vintner’s Circle Middletown!

Date: Tue, Jun 22, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Come join us for an exciting event Saturday, June 26, as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Vintner’s Circle Middletown! As wine making in New Jersey continues to increase in popularity, Vintner’s Circle Middletown is proud be the first wine making shop in Monmouth County. This Saturday afternoon the celebration will last from 12 to 5 [...]

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Region At a Glance: Douro Valley

Date: Mon, Jun 21, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

The Douro Valley lies in Northern Portugal, the wine region partially demarcated by its namesake river and heavy hand of pre-Cambrian shist. Douro is the official name of the region, one of the oldest delimited wine regions in the world, and is most famous as the home of Port with a capital P. Port is a [...]

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Friday Night Wines

Date: Fri, Jun 18, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Welcome Friday, the quintessential night for tasty take-out like pizza and Chinese food (or Thai, or Mexican, or burgers from that new barbecue joint down the road). I’d like to offer a few wines for pairing recommendations, easily enjoyed with the Friday food classics. Simply swing by your local liquor store on your way to [...]

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Vintner’s Circle Andover Gives Back

Date: Thu, Jun 17, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Vintner’s Circle Andover hosted a special community ceremony yesterday evening, as Todd and Janine Billingsley, franchise owners of the wine making shop, presented Coupons for the Community with a check for $100. In attendance were Suzanne Stigers, head of Coupons for the Community, in addition to many of the organization’s volunteers. Neighbors from the area [...]

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Taste the Experience: Sweet Indulgences Collection

Date: Tue, Jun 15, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Las cosas claras y el chocolate espeso. (Ideas should be clear and chocolate thick.) ~ Spanish proverb I like this Spanish proverb very much, not in small part because it makes me think of wine. I’ll explain briefly: chocolate comes from cocoa beans, which originated in the Americas. Spaniards, as the main European colonizers of the [...]

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5 Ways to Enjoy Your Wine the Most

Date: Mon, Jun 14, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

5. Drink your wine at the proper temperature. While there is a broad range of recommended temperatures, with certain wines falling along the spectrum, the general rule is: white wines are best served chilled, and red wines are best served slightly below room temperature. Degree-wise, this means most white wines should be served anywhere between 45 [...]

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Region At a Glance: British Columbia

Date: Sun, Jun 13, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Peachland Vineyard, from www.winebc.com British Columbia is a Canadian province that spans more than 300,000 square miles across the west of the country. British Columbia is a region of varied geography, featuring stately mountains, dense temperate rainforests, populous cities (the illustrious Vancouver is located in the province), and more than six thousand islands that hug its [...]

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The World Cup (of Wine)

Date: Fri, Jun 11, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Today, for those of you who are not soccer fanatics (or those of you who, unlike me, don’t live with one), is the grand kick-off of the World Cup. The month-long competition takes place this year in South Africa, with 32 national teams from across the world vying to be the ultimate winner. The country [...]

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On Finding Wine Events Near You

Date: Thu, Jun 10, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

With a ton of great wine events coming up at Vintner’s Circle, I thought it would be pertinent to mention a fantastic website to check out: LocalWineEvents.com. As the website’s founder Eric Orange explains in his interview with Gary Vaynerchuk, Local Wine Events began as a way for places like wine shops, liquor stores, and restaurants [...]

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White Wine for Red Wine Drinkers: A Case Study

Date: Tue, Jun 8, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

I’d like to share a case study, as a way of suggesting a few white wines for red wine drinkers. This is not, I should mention, an extensive list of suggested wines, though you can find some good ones here and here and here. Rather, it’s an introduction into understanding why some people prefer certain [...]

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