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After the last two years we’ve had, it was time for a good surprise: and we got one when a small but mighty underdog varietal (Petit Verdot) delivered a win in New Jersey’s annual Governor’s Cup. Earlier this month, Governor Murphy announced all of the winners of the 2021 Governor’s Cup competition. Here’s how it…

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Fall is a fantastic time to visit New Jersey’s wineries. The culmination of the hard work done in the vineyards during the growing season (it was a good season, by the way) is underway. The harvest is happening in the fields, and visitors will find vineyard workers picking grapes to be turned into this year’s…

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Like Bert & Ernie or PB&J, some things are destined for each other. And so, it goes with wine and cheese. Many of New Jersey’s wineries offer cheese to snack on while enjoying their wines, because, quite frankly, could there be anything better? When you’re at a winery sipping wine and nibbling on cheese, have you…

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There are few more idyllic settings for live music than a vineyard. Picture it: you’re sitting at a table with friends, your family or a special someone. You’re sharing a bottle or two of wine made from the vines right in view while snacking from a cheese plate or enjoying an artisanal pizza. A local…

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It is time to dunk your biscuits in wine!  The Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) has launched a new line of wine biscuits made from New Jersey wines.  The first Nana Milena  White and Red biscuits are made with wines produced by DiMatteo Vineyards in Hammonton. The biscuits are available for sale at DiMatteo…

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There is nothing more quintessentially American summer than BBQing or grilling out. This summer of lockdown lifts and lockdown walk-backs have made BBQs outside with small groups of friends feel especially necessary. Around here, cooking meat, seafood, starches, and veggies low and slow over indirect heat, and then saucing them up makes us extra thirsty….

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Bees. We couldn’t live without them. About one-third of our food is dependent upon pollination, and bees are the best pollinators we have. They take care of dozens of edible plant varieties, and while grapevines are not one of them—the wind takes on the task of pollinating grapevines—bees are invaluable to healthy, biodiverse vineyards. While…

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While New Jersey’s wine industry dates to colonial days, the height of its early success was from the 1860s to just before Prohibition when wineries flourished in Southern New Jersey, especially in the Egg Harbor City region. Renault Winery, which still is in operation and stands as the second oldest operating winery in the United…

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  New Jersey is producing some of the most interesting, diverse, and delicious wines on the East Coast, and the list of wineries in the Garden State just keeps growing. Newly designated regions ensure visitors will not miss a single wine or winery. Because New Jersey’s wine industry is evolving so quickly, visitors sometimes need…

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The Garden State Wine Growers Association, recently hosted a Zoom presentation April 30, 2021 on the history of the Blaufränkisch/Lemberger grape by noted wine grape geneticist Dr. José Vouillamoz, best known for his foundational contribution to Wine Grapes. In addition to his talk about the history and unique characteristics of the grape Dr. Vouillamoz also…

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